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Identifier

Accession 1221

Inclusive Dates

1927-2005, nd

Restrictions

Open under the rules and regulations of the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections

Collection Size

2,020 pieces, 1.25 linear feet

Language

English

Historical Note

Matt Christopher (1917-1997) was a prolific author of children’s books having written over 100 books as well as over 300 short stories and articles. Matt was gifted athletically and excelled in every sport as a young man and this love of sports steered him toward sports as the major theme in most of his writings. He even played professional baseball with the Smith Falls Beavers of Ontario, Canada, an affiliate of the Class C Can-Am League in 1937. Matt was the author of several mystery novels, action and adventures, as well as the “Chuck White” comic strip adventure series in Treasure Chest magazine. He also wrote screenplays geared to toward a grownup audience and even wrote some poetry. Matt Christopher also published works under the pseudonym Frederic Martin.

Scope and Content Note

Matt Christopher (1917-1997) was a prolific author of children’s books having written over 100 books as well as over 300 short stories, articles, poems, and screenplays. Most of his writings dealt with sports themes, but he also wrote fantasy and mystery themed stories as well. The Matt Christopher Papers consist of both published and unpublished manuscripts, articles, and short stories. Also included are personal and business correspondence, biographical information, scrapbooks, photographs, and memorabilia.

Provenance

The Matt Christopher Papers were deposited with the Louise Pettus Archives & Special Collections on December 3, 2015 and February 29, 2016.

Copyright

For information concerning copyright please contact the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections at Winthrop University.

Matt Christopher Papers - Accession 1221

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