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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.


  • Creation: 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 / Historical

Author and translator Edward Fenton was born July 7, 1917. While he wrote for both children and adults, 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, and his book The Phantom of Walking Hill won the Edgar Allan Poe Award in 196l. Fenton died December 24, 1995.

Biographical Source:

"Edward Fenton (1917-1995)." Something About the Author. Vol. 7 and 89. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1975 and 1997.


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.


Collection guide arranged alphabetically by title.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Edward Fenton.

Edward Fenton Papers, 1979-1987
Lois Steer, June 2004
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Revision Statements

  • February 2019: Collection reprocessed by Eliza Edwards 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