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Walter Dumaux Edmonds

Identifier: CLRC-23

Scope and Contents

The collection contains corrected typescripts for three titles published between 1941 and 1974.


  • circa 1942-circa 1974


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 Sketch

Walter D. Edmonds was born July 15, 1903, in Boonville, NY; died January 28, 1998, in Utica, NY. Most of his books are part history, part fiction and were set in Mohawk Valley in the Adirondack region of upstate New York, where he grew up. He received the Newbery Medal in 1942 for The Matchlock Gun.In 1976 he won the National Book Award for Bert Breen's Barn.Drums Along the Mohawkwas his best-known historical novel and was on the bestseller list for two years. In 1939 it was made into a movie starring Henry Fonda and Claudette Colbert.

Biographical Source: Something About the Author, vol. 99, p. 78


3 folders

Language of Materials



Walter D. Edmond's papers focus on three of his works of fiction for children and young adults. The collection contains typescripts for three titles.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Walter Dumaux Edmonds.

Walter Dumaux Edmonds Papers, circa 1942-circa 1974
Lois Steer
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Collecting Area Details

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