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John and Patricia Beatty Collection

Identifier: CLRC-661

Scope and Contents

The John and Patricia Beatty collection contains corrected proofs for the title The Queen's Wizard, published in 1967.


  • circa 1967


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

John Beatty was born in 1922 in Portland, OR. He received his BA at Reed College in 1943, after which he served in the U.S. Army during World War II. After the war he earned his MA at Stanford University in 1947 and his Phd at the University of Wahington in 1953. In 1950 Beatty married Patricia Robbins, with whom he authored several children's books. In addition to his writing career, John Beatty was a professor of history at the University of California Riverside until is death in 1975.

Patricia Beatty was born Patricia Robbins in Portland, OR in 1922. She received he BA at Reed College in 1944. She pursued graduate studies at the University of Idaho and at University of Wahington. She was a teacher, librarian and children's book author. She established the John and Patricia Beatty Award through the California Library Association for encouraging the writing of children's books about the culture and heritage of California. She died in Riverside, California in 1991.

Biographical source:

"John (Louis) Beatty (1922-)." Something About the Author. Vol. 6 and 25. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1971 and 1981.

"Patricia Robbins Beatty (1922-1991)." Something About the Author. Vol. 68 and 73. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1992 and 1993.


1 folder

Language of Materials



The collection consists of corrected proofs for one children's book by John and Patricia Beatty.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of the publisher.

John and Patricia Beatty Collection, circa 1967
Nancy Larsen
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Revision Statements

  • June 2018: 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