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John Parker Papers

 Collection
Identifier: CLRC-1209

Scope and Contents

The collection contains written production materials for the non-fiction children's book Discovery: Developing Views of the Earth from Ancient Times to the Voyages of Captain Cook, including typescripts, maps, and correspondence.

Dates

  • 1968 - 1980

Creator

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

Writer, scholar, and curator John Parker was born in 1923 and raised in North Dakota. He earned degrees from Jamestown College, Wayne State University, and the University of Michigan. In 1953 he became the first curator of the James Ford Bell Library at the University of Minnesota, a position he held until he retired in 1991. He wrote several scholarly works in addition to the non-fiction children's book Discovery, and he also served in various positions, including president, of the Society for the History of Discoveries. Parker died in 2006.

Extent

.4 Cubic Feet (1 record carton)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The John Parker papers contain written material related to the writing on one non-fiction children's book.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of John Parker.

Title
John Parker Papers, 1968-1980
Status
Completed
Author
Lois Steer
Date
2004
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Contact:
Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library