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Alfred Slote Papers

Identifier: CLRC-1837

Scope and Contents

The collection contains written production material for 22 children's books written by Alfred Slote, and includes typescripts, proofs, correspondence, dummies, some with signatures, jacket material, photographs, illustrations, and notes.


  • Creation: 1965-1991


Conditions Governing Access

Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection is 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.

Biographical / Historical

Alfred Slote was born September 11, 1926, in New York, New York. He won a Fulbright scholarship in 1950, taught English at Williams College in Mass., then became a television producer, writer, and director. In 1953 he published his first novel for adults. Years later, at the suggestion of his son, he began to write children's books, most of which have Little League baseball or science fiction as their themes. He has won several awards and honors for his work.

Biographical Sources:

"Alfred Slote." Something About the Author. Vol. 72. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1993.


2.9 Cubic Feet (3 boxes [2 record cartons, 1 hollinger box])

Language of Materials



The collection contains written production material for nearly two dozen children's books written by Slote.


Collection guide arranged alphabetically by title.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Alfred Slote.

Alfred Slote Papers, 1965-1991
Jim Eyer
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Revision Statements

  • July 2016: Collection reprocessed by Emma Mann.
  • July 2020: Description updated by Caitlin Marineau.

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library