Richard Peck Papers
Scope and Contents
The collection contains two drafts and one proof of Mr. Peck's book, Here Lies the Librarian.
- Creation: undated, 2005
The collection is open and available for research.
Restrictions on Use and Copyright Information
Permission to publish from these Papers must be obtained in writing from both the University of Connecticut Libraries and the owner(s) of the copyright.
Richard Peck was born in 1934 in Decatur, Illinois, son of Virginia and Wayne Peck. Peck attended DePauw University (1956), before serving in the army. After the service, Peck attended Southern Illinois University (MA, 1959) before teaching in Illinois and in New York City. While still teaching, he wrote a column on the architecture of historic neighborhoods for the New York Times and contributed articles to the Saturday Review of Literature and the Chicago Tribune among others. In 1971 he left teaching to become a full time writer. His first novel was Don't Look and It Won't Hurt (Henry Holt, 1999). He was awarded the Newbery Medal in 2001 for his novel A Year Down Yonder.
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Language of Materials
The collection contains drafts and proofs of Mr. Peck's publication, Here Lies the Librarian.
Provenance and Acquisition
The collection was donated by Mr. Peck in 2006.
- Richard Peck Papers
- Archives & Special Collections staff
- 2012 January
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