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Scott Corbett Papers

Identifier: CLRC-1283

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of materials relating to fifteen books by Scott Corbett published between 1966 and 1980, and includes typescripts, correspondence, proofs, notes, and research.


  • 1966-1981, 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

Scott Corbett was born in 1913. He began his writing career as a journalist during World War II. He began writing novels for adults in 1950 later he wrote novels for children. He was awarded the Edgar Allan Poe award in 1962 from the Mystery Writers of America for his novel Cutlass Island, and the Mark Twain Award for The Home Run Trick in 1976. He died at the age of 92 in 2006.


2.4 Cubic Feet (6 boxes)

Language of Materials



This collection contains production materials for children's books written by Scott Corbett.


Collection guide arranged alphabetically by book title.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Scott Corbett.

Scott Corbett papers, 1966-1981, undated
CLRC staff
November 2004, March 2014
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Revision Statements

  • March 2014: Collection reprocessed by Carly Lawrence; EAD updated by Jennifer Shaw

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library