Edward Fenton Papers
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.
"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.
translation missing: en.enumerations.subject_term_type.Topical
Genre / Form
- Edward Fenton Papers, 1979-1987
- Lois Steer, June 2004
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- February 2019: Collection reprocessed by Eliza Edwards and Finding Aid updated by Caitlin Marineau
Collecting Area Details
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