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BETSY BYARS PAPERS

Collection Number
Collection Date
Collection Volume
DG0143
1979
.40 cu.ft. (1 box)

Biographical Sketch | Scope & Content | Related Collections | Series & Subseries | Box Inventory

Provenance

Material was donated by Harper and Row in October 1979.

Restrictions

Noncirculating; available for research.

Copyright

The 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

Betsy Byars was born on August 7,1928 in Charlotte, North Carolina. She attended Furman University from 1946-1948 and received a bachelor's degree from Queens College in 1950. Ms. Byars has written over 35 books for children and won numerous awards, including the Newbery Medal in 1971 for Summer of the Swans(1970). She is most noted for her ability to characterize the troubled lives of youngsters with humor and sensitivity.

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Scope and Content

The collection contains copy edited and master galleys for Goodbye Chicken Little(1979). Goodbye Chicken Little is the story of a young boy, who with the help of his family, overcomes his fears of tragedy and adversity at the sudden death of a loved one. The book was chosen as a New York Times Book of the Year.




Series and Subseries

A. Books


Box Inventory


Box/Folder

A. Books

Goodbye, Chicken Little by Betsy Byars (New York: Harper & Row, 1979). 1/1-1/2 Galleys, labeled as "copy-edited", 1/1 pp. 1-61. 1/2 pp. 62-102. 1/3-1/4 Galleys, labeled as "master set", 1/3 Front matter, 5 pp.; pp. 1-57. 1/4 pp. 58-103. 1/5 Galley, for jacket blurb and front matter, 3 items.


Processed: November 12, 1997
Revised: June 8, 2001

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