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Stanley Pachon Correspondence

Identifier: CLRC-1202

Scope and Contents

The collection contains correspondence to and from Stanley Pachon and John T. Dizer, and Robert E. Walters. The correspondence concerns their interest in dime novels and juvenile literature, as well as personal matters. John T. Dizer's correspondence also includes a copy of Pachon's obituary and a small bit of material about the estate and an estate auction.


  • 1975 - 1989


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

Stanley Pachon was a researcher and collector of historical juvenile literature, including dime novels, comics, and related materials, maintaining a strong interest in the Horatio Alger series. He was born in Krofna, Poland to Joseph and Mary Pachon. He lived in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, where he worked for the Bethlehem Steel Corp. for 35 years. He died in December 1988.

John (Jack) T. Dizer (1921-2017) was an engineer and professor at Mohawk Valley Community College.

Biographical source:

Obituary of Stanley Pachon. The Globe-Times (Bethlehem, PA). December 3, 1988.

Dizer, John T. John T. Dizer to Edward G. Ruyak, Esq., Bethlehem, PA, December 19, 1988.


.4 Cubic Feet (1 Hollinger record box)

Language of Materials



The collection contains correspondence between Stanley Pachon, John T. Dizer, and Robert E. Walters.


The collection is arranged alphabetically by correspondent.

Related Materials

John T. Dizer's papers are held by the University of South Florida.

Stanley Pachon Correspondence, 1975-1989
Lois Steer, October 2004
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Revision Statements

  • May 2023: Collection reprocessed and collection guide updated by Caitlin Marineau.

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library