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LARRY ADLER PAPERS

Collection Number
Collection Dates
Collection Volume
DG0007
1979-1980
.60 cu.ft. (2 boxes)

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Provenance

Donated by Larry Adler between 1980 and 1984.

Restrictions

Non-circulating; available for research.

Copyright

This collection is protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U. S. Code). Reproductions can be made only if they are to be used for "private study, scholarship, or research." 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, other than that noted above.


Biographical Sketch

Larry Adler was born in White Plains, New York on July 10, 1939. He received a B.S. from the University of Wisconsin in 1961, then proceeded to London where he earned his Diploma in Business Education from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 1964. He finished at the Sorbonne, University of Paris in 1965 with a Certificate in French. Adler has been an advertising copywriter and free-lance writer since 1965. After serving in the United States Army from 1961-1962, he joined the Army National Guard at Camp Smith in New York in 1975, where he is a member of the 199th Army Band. As of 1984, Adler held the rank of staff sergeant.

Adler's writings are for juvenile audiences, beginning with the sports biography Man with a Mission: Pelé (1976). He followed this with Young Women in the World of Race Horses (1978) and Famous Horses of America (1979). The Texas Rangers was published in 1979, then Adler returned to the world of sports with Heroes of Soccer (1980). Adler's father taught him that knowing the right person was a major factor in going far in the world. Adler states that for him this certainly was the case, as knowing the right person enabled him to publish his first book.

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Scope and Content

This collection contains materials for three titles. For Famous Horses in America we hold photographs, paste-ups, galleys, proofs and blues. A typescript is held for Heroes of Soccer and The Texas Rangers has a typescript, photographs, paste-up, galleys and blues.

Related Collection

None.


Series and Subseries

A. Books (1979-1980)


Box Inventory


    Box/Folder

A. BOOKS

Famous Horses in America by Larry Adler (New York: David McKay Co., 1979). 

     1/1       Photographs, black and white, 16 items.

     1/2       Paste-up, 57 pp.

     1/3       Paste-up, pp. 54-118.

     1/4       Galley, 1978, 60 pp.

     1/5       Page proofs, 1979, 13 pp.

     1/6       Page proofs, 1979, 13 pp.

     1/7       Blues, 1979, pp. 1-114.


     Heroes of Soccer by Larry Adler (New York:  J. Messner, 1980).

     1/8       Typescript, 75 pp.


     The Texas Rangers by Larry Adler (New York:  McKay, 1979).

     2/1       Typescript, 1979, 55 pp.
 
     2/2       Photographs, black and white, 33 items.

     2/3       Paste-ups, front matter, 4 pp.

               Paste-ups, pp. 1-56.

     2/4       Galley, 1979, 28 pp.

     2/5       Blues, pp. 1-54.



Processed: October 23, 1995
Last updated June 2001; September 2014

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