William O. Steele Papers
Scope and Contents
The collection contains corrected typescripts for The Far Frontier and Trail Through Danger, written by William O. Steele.
- 1959- circa 1965
- Steele, William O., 1917-1979 (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
William O. Steele was born December 22, 1917, in Franklin, Tenn, and died June 25, 1979, in Chattanooga, Tenn. He wrote children's books on pioneer history and Tennessee folklore, and received a Newbery Honor citation for The Perilous Road, as well as other awards and honors. He also wrote non-fiction.
"William O. Steele." Something About the Author. Vol. 51. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1988.
Language of Materials
The collection contains corrected typescripts for two books by Steele.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of William O. Steele.
- Authors, American -- 20th century Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Children's literature, American Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Children's stories, American Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Frontier and pioneer life -- Juvenile literature Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Manuscripts for publication Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- William O. Steele, 1959- circa 1965
- Jim Eyer
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- February 2017: Collection reprocessed and finding aid updated by Caitlin Marineau
Collecting Area Details
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