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Walter and Elaine Goodman Papers

Identifier: CLRC-1295

Scope and Contents

The Walter Goodman papers contain typescripts, proofs, notes, and correspondence related to the children's non-fiction title Black Bondage: The Life of Slaves in the South and the non-fiction book The Rights of the People: The Major Decisions of the Warren Court, co-authored with his wife Elaine Goodman.


  • 1968 - 1971


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

Walter Goodman was born August 22, 1927, in New York, NY. He worked for many years as a reporter and critic for the New York Times, and also wrote books for both children and adults, one of the most famous of which was a history of the House Committee on Un-American Activities. He died in 2002. Elaine Goodman was born January 23, 1930, in New York, New York. With her husband, Walter Goodman, she co-wrote one title.

Source: Obituary, The New York Times, March 7, 2002.


1.25 Cubic Feet (1 record carton)

Language of Materials



Contains drafts and related material for one non-fiction children's book by Walter Goodman and one non-fiction work co-authored by Goodman and his wife Elaine.


Collection guide arranged alphabetically by book title.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Walter Goodman.

Walter Goodman Papers, 1968-circa 1971
Jim Eyer
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Revision Statements

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

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library