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Richard Willard Armour Papers

Identifier: CLRC-1146

Scope and Contents

The Richard Willard Armour papers contain written production material for three books between 1965 and 1970, including corrected proofs, correspondence and notes.


  • 1971, undated


Conditions Governing Access

Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

Author and poet Richard Armour was born July 25, 1906 in San Pedro, CA. He began his education at Pomona College, receiving his bachelor's of arts, which lead him to Harvard University to pursue both his masters and his Ph.D. in 1933. Author of over sixty books, Armour also wrote the widely syndicated newspaper column "Armour's Armory". In addition, he was a professor of English, teaching at colleges such as Scripps and Claremont. Richard Armour died in 1989.

Biographical source:

"Richard (Willard) Armour (1906-1989)." Something About the Author. Vol. 14 and 61. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1978 and 1990.


3 folders

Language of Materials



The Richard Willard Armour papers contains written production material for three titles between 1965 and 1970, including corrected proofs, correspondence and notes.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by the author in 1972.

Richard Willard Armour Papers, 1971, undated
Sharlene Murphy
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Revision Statements

  • 2016: Collection reprocessed and finding aid updated

Collecting Area Details

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