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Edward Fenton Papers

Identifier: CLRC-812

Scope and Contents

The collection contains typescripts and proofs for two titles written by Edward Fenton: The Morning of the Gods and The Refugee Summer. The papers also contain a typescript for Fenton's English translation of The Sound of Dragons Feet, originally written by Greek author Alkē Zeē.


  • 1979 - 1987


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 Sketch

Edward Fenton was born July 7, 1917; died December 24, 1995. He was an award winning author of children and adult books and a translator. Mr. Fenton attended Amherst College and worked at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. His best known books are written for children and many focus on Greek Mythology, history, scenery, and life. He received the Mildred L. Batchelder Award for best translation for Petro's War and Wildcat Under Glass. The Phantom of Walking Hillwon the Edgar Allan Poe Award in 196l. Biographical Source: Something About the Author, vol. 7, p. 86


1.45 Cubic Feet (2 boxes [1 record carton and 1 half hollinger])

Language of Materials



Edward Fenton's papers include materials for three titles, including two written by Fenton and one translated by him.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Edward Fenton

Edward Fenton Papers, 1979-1987
Lois Steer, June 2004
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Collecting Area Details

Contact The Kerlan Collection of Children's Literature Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library