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Register of the Pease (Howard) Papers, 1907-1973
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  • Administrative Information
  • Access Points
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Pease (Howard) Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1907-1973
    Collection number: Mss49
    Creator: Howard Pease
    Extent: 5 linear ft.
    Repository: University of the Pacific. Library. Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
    Stockton, CA 95211
    Shelf location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    Collection is open for research.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Pease (Howard) Papers, Mss49, Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library

    Access Points

    personal name

    Pease (Howard) (1894-1974)


    World War, 1914-1918


    Authors, American -California


    Children's literature, American -California


    Detective and mystery stories, American -Juvenile literature


    Born in Stockton (Calif.) on September 6, 1894, Howard Pease began his writing career with a story written in 1907 while he was in the sixth grade. After graduating from Stanford University and working for a time as a merchant seaman, Pease published his first story in the June 1921 issue of "American Boy." His first published novel, "The Tattooed Man" (1926), was followed by twenty-one others. During most of his career Pease also taught high school English. He resided in the Bay Area until his death (1974). For additional data see: Jennings, Shirley May, "A study of the genesis of the twenty-two published children's novels, by Howard Pease," (unpublished doctoral dissertation, UOP, 1969).

    Scope and Content

    Included in the Howard Pease Papers are drafts of some of his published novels, short stories and newspaper articles as well as correspondence from family, friends, fans and business associates. The collection also contains memorabilia, including awards, reviews, photographs and diplomas.