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Thomas P. Whitney Papers

 Collection
Identifier: CLRC-1640

Scope and Contents

The collection contains typescripts for Scarlet Sailsand The Story of Prince Ivan, the Firebird, and the Gray Wolf, both translated from the Russian by Thomas P. Whitney.

Dates

  • circa 1967-circa 1968

Creator

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

Thomas P. Whitney was born on January 26, 1917 in Toledo, Ohio. He earned his B.A. from Amherst College in 1937 and his M.A. from Columbia University in 1940. After living in Moscow for nine years with the U.S. Embassy and the Associated Press, Thomas P. Whitney began to translate Russian literature, both juvenile and adult, for an English speaking audience. He died in 2007.

Biographical Source: "Thomas P(orter) Whitney (1917-)." Something About the Author. Vol. 25. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1981.

Extent

3 folders

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Collection contains typescripts for two children's books translated by Thomas P. Whitney.

Arrangement

Collection guide arranged alphabetically by title.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Thomas P. Whitney.

Creator

Title
Thomas P. Whitney Papers, circa 1967-circa 1968
Status
Completed
Author
Karen Spilman
Date
2005
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • July 2017: Collection reprocessed and finding aid updated by Caitlin Marineau

Collecting Area Details

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Contact:
Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library