Thursday, January 12, 2006

Wandering with Edwin Way Teale

After a morning of discussing this month’s book selection, Wandering Through Winter and all-things-Edwin-Way-Teale, I thought I would prowl around a little more for further resources relating to this author’s life and work. Native son of Joliet, Teale’s papers including field notes and drafts for each of his books, early childhood writings, professional writings for magazines, newspapers and book reviews, correspondence- both personal and professional, personal and family documents, scrapbooks, and memorabilia, as well as his photographs (prints, negatives, and transparencies) can be found in the Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut Libraries. Of special note, are the sections containing biographical information about Teale and a finding aid to this wonderful UConn collection.

Discussion of Teale’s Hoosier connection:

Additional biographical information about him:

Information about Trail Wood, the Teale property, donated to and preserved by the Connecticut Audubon Society:

Please visit the Sterling Morton Library to read some of this significant nature writer’s other works including Dune Boy, North with the Spring and Grassroot Jungles.

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