May Charles Paul papers, 1961-1972  PDF  XML

Overview of the Collection

May, Charles Paul
May Charles Paul papers
1961-1972 (inclusive)
3.5 linear feet, (2 containers)
Collection Number
Ax 489
Charles Paul May (November 23, 1920-) is known for his youth books. The collection contains manuscripts, correspondence, research, and published books relating to his work.
University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
UO Libraries--SCUA
1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR
Telephone: 541-346-3068
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Historical NoteReturn to Top

Charles Paul May (November 23, 1920-) was a writer of juvenile literature on scientific and comprehensible topics. He attended Northwest Missouri State Teachers College, Drake University, and Oklahoma Agriculture and Mechanical College. May has been a regular reviewer of youth books for The New York Times. His photographs have appeared in The New York Times, National Geographic, and Travel magazine.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Charles Paul May Papers contain manuscripts, correspondence, research, and published books.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Animals--Juvenile literature
  • Authors, American--20th century
  • Young adult literature, American--Authorship
  • Young adult literature, Canadian--Authorship

Personal Names

  • May, Charles Paul

Form or Genre Terms

  • Correspondence
  • Manuscripts for publication