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.
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children's novels, by Howard Pease," (unpublished doctoral dissertation, UOP,