Thomas P. Whitney Papers
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.
- circa 1967-circa 1968
- Whitney, Thomas P. (Translator, Person)
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.
Language of Materials
Collection contains typescripts for two children's books translated by Thomas P. Whitney.
Collection guide arranged alphabetically by title.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Thomas P. Whitney.
- Children's literature, Russian -- Translations Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Fairy tales Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Folklore -- Russia Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Sea stories, Russian -- Translations into English Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Translators Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Thomas P. Whitney Papers, circa 1967-circa 1968
- Karen Spilman
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- July 2017: Collection reprocessed and finding aid updated by Caitlin Marineau
Collecting Area Details
Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area
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