Russell Freedman Papers
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The collection contains production material for eleven titles published between 1980 and 1999. Included is typescript, front matter, galley proofs, correspondence, notes, and other material. Fifteen compact discs relating to the first fifty years of Holiday House publishing are also included.
- Freedman, Russell (Person)
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Russell Freedman was born October 11, 1929, in San Francisco, CA. He is the author of more than forty nonfiction books for children, and he has been honored with many major awards. When he received the Newbery Medal for Lincoln: A Photobiography, he became the first nonfiction author in thrity-two years to win that award. Only a handful of nonfiction writers has been awarded the medal since it was first presented in 1922. In 1998 he was awarded the prestigious Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for the entire body of his work. Freedman has written on subjects such as famous teenagers, animal behavior, and American presidents. His books are noted for their understandable and entertaining presentation of often-complex information. Biographical Source: Something About the Author, Volume 123, p. 37-43
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Russell Freedman's papers focus on his wrok as a nonfiction writer for children. The collection contains production material for 11 titles published between 1980 and 1999. Also included are fifteen compact discs titled Holiday House: The First Fifty Years/Russell Freedman.
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Russell Freedman first placed material on permanent loan to the Kerlan Collection in 1996. He did so again in 2002 with additional manuscripts.
- Russell Freedman Papers
- Larry Peterson, October 2004
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- Description is in English