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The Hero's Trail: True Stories of Young People to Inspire Courage, Compassion, and Hope: Original Concept Summary, Outline, Editorial Correspondence, and Author Notes, 2001-2016
Collection Description & Creator Information
The collection consists of literary and personal papers of the American author T. A. Barron, comprehensively documenting his fantasy novels, children's books, nature books, and other published work since 1990, along with some early and unpublished work. Literary papers include Barron's outlines and notes, concept summaries, original artwork and maps, and editorial correspondence; handwritten drafts, usually on legal pads, as well as corrected typescripts and proofs and bound galleys; and promotional materials, including posters and book displays. Hardback and paperback editions of his books are also present, as are audio books and international editions with translations into German, Chinese, French, Spanish, Japanese, and other languages. In addition, the papers include international editorial correspondence, copies of articles and speeches with related correspondence, videos of Barron's talks and readings, personal letters and journal entries, fan mail, and a small amount of correspondence with other authors.
- Archival Appraisal Information:
No materials were separated from the collection during 2016-2021 processing.
Access & Use
- Access Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Personal materials, including personal journals and letters, fan mail, and correspondence with other authors (Series 4, housed in boxes Box B-000657 and B-000658), are closed for research until January 1, 2025, in accordance with the donor agreement.
- Conditions for Reproduction and Use:
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.
- Credit this material:
The Hero's Trail: True Stories of Young People to Inspire Courage, Compassion, and Hope: Original Concept Summary, Outline, Editorial Correspondence, and Author Notes; T. A. Barron Papers, C1522, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
- Firestone LibraryOne Washington RoadPrinceton, NJ 08544, USA(609) 258-3184
- Storage Note:
- Firestone Library (mss): Box B-000648
- Barron, T. A. (1952- )