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David Patneaude Papers

Identifier: CLRC-2054

Scope and Contents

The David Patneaude Papers contain typescripts, page proofs, research, and related material for the creation of the novel Thin Wood Walls.


  • Creation: 2003-2004, undated


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

David Patneaude was born January 2, 1944, in St. Paul, Minnesota. He now lives in Woodinville, Washington. He made his name as a children's and young adult book author with creepy, suspenseful tales with books like his first novel Someone was Watching. With Thin Wood Walls, published in 2004, he branches out into a new genre: historical fiction. The book follows Japanese-American boy Joe Handa, as his family tries to cope with prejudice against people of Japanese ancestry during World War II.

Biographical Source: "David Patneaude." Something About the Author. Vol. 159. Detroit, MI: Gale, 2005.


.4 Cubic Feet (1 hollinger box)

Language of Materials



The collection contains production material for one book by David Patneaude.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of David Patneaude

David Patneaude Papers, 2003-2004, undated
Larry Peterson
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Revision Statements

  • December 2016: Collection reprocessed and finding aid updated by Caitlin Marineau
  • June 2020: Description updated by Caitlin Marineau.

Collecting Area Details

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