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Harold Keith Papers

Identifier: CLRC-611

Scope and Contents

The Harold Keith papers contain photocopies of editorial correspondence related to the book Rifles for Watie, as well as some biographical information on Harold Keith.


  • Creation: 1956


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

Harold Keith was born April 8, 1903, in Lambert, Oklahoma. For many years he was sports publicity director at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, and many of his books for young people deal with sport themes. His book Rifles for Watie won the Newbery Medal for 1958 and the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award for 1964. Keith died in 1998.

Biographical Source: "Harold (Verne) Keith (1903-)." Something About the Author. Vol. 2 and 74. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1971 and 1993.


1 folder

Language of Materials



The collection contains photocopied correspondence related to one book written by Harold Keith, as well as biographical information on the author.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Harold Keith.

Harold Keith Papers, 1956
Jim Eyer
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Revision Statements

  • July 2018: Collection reprocessed and finding aid updated by Caitlin Marineau

Collecting Area Details

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