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T. A. Barron Papers

Identifier: CLRC-447

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of publication materials for books authored by T. A. Barron and includes manuscripts, editors' notes, revisions, notes about key themes, characters and problems, and original hand drawn maps.


  • Creation: 1990 - 2010


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

Thomas Archibald (T. A.) Barron was born in 1952 in Boston, Massachusetts. He earned his undergraduate degree from Princeton University (1974); attended Oxford University on a Rhodes Scholarship; and received his MBA and J.D. from Harvard University (1982). He served as president of a venture capital business in New York City before becoming a full-time writer and conservationist in 1990. He is best known for his young adult fantasy novels, including the Merlin Saga. He lives is Colorado.


3.75 Cubic Feet (3 boxes)

Language of Materials



The collection consists of the publication materials for by author T.A. Barron.


Collection guide arranged alphabetically by publication title.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of T. A. Barron.

T. A. Barron Papers, 1990-2010
Nancy Larsen
2003, 2009
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Revision Statements

  • April 2013: Collection reprocessed by Laura Howard; EAD updated by Karen Spilman
  • June 2022: Description updated by Caitlin Marineau.

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library