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Evans G. Valens Papers

Identifier: CLRC-1651

Scope and Contents

The Evans G. Valens Papers contain illustrative photos, royalty statements, proofs, correspondence, and typescripts for two books written by Valens: Me and Frumpet and Wingfin and Topple.


  • 1957 - 1963


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 Evan G. Valens, Jr. was born in State College, Pennsylvania in 1920. He received his B.A. from Amherst College and worked as a journalist and as a producer, writer, and director for television, in addition to his literary career. He wrote many non-fiction books relating to science and the natural world. His best known novel was A Long Way Up: The Story of Jill Kinmont. Valens died in 1992.

Biographical Source: "Evans G. Valens, Jr. (1920-)." Something About the Author. Vol. 1. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1971. "E. G. Valens." The Pennsylvania Center for the Book. Pennsylvania State University Libraries. 2002.


2 folders

Language of Materials



Contains production material for two titles by Evans G. Valens.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Evans G. Valens.

Related Materials

Additional material related to titles by Valens is available in the Clement Hurd Papers.

Evans G. Valens Papers, 1957-1963
Leslie Czechowski
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Revision Statements

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

Collecting Area Details

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