- Existence: 1924 - 2007
Lloyd Alexander (1924-2007) was a children's book author from Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania.
Lloyd Chudley Alexander was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on January 30, 1924. He spent his childhood in the nearby suburb of Drexel Hill and lived there most of his life. Alexander graduated from Upper Darby High School in 1940. His parents would not allow him to be a writer, so he worked for a local bank in Philadelphia. Once he had saved some money, he quit and went to a local college before quitting after one semester. He later served in the United States Army in World War II, which included spending time in Wales to train. The landscape, language, and castles would later become the setting of so many of his books. He served in the army for a time in Paris, before being discharged to attend the University of Paris. At the same time, he met Janine Denni, whom he married in 1946. Alexander moved back to Drexel Hill with Janine and her daughter Madeline.
Alexander worked as an advertisement writer, layout artist, cartoonist, and assistant editor while he tried to get his novels published. It took seven years before his first book was published. He spent the following ten years writing for adults before turning to young adult novels. He won the Newbery Honor Medal for "The Black Cauldron" and the Newbery Medal for "The High King." Series and books by Alexander include the "Prydain Chronicles," the "Westmark Trilogy," the "Vesper Holly Adventures," and over twenty other young adult novels, five adult novels, and four French translations. Alexander played the violin and was a devoted fan of Mozart. Alexander died May 17, 2007, in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania, two weeks after Janine's passing.
Citation:Wikipedia, via WWW, March 4, 2015 (Lloyd Alexander; spent his childhood in the nearby suburb of Drexel Hill and lived there most of his life; graduated from Upper Darby High School in 1940; worked for a local bank in Philadelphia; quit and went to a local college before quitting after one semester; served in the US Army in World War II, which included spending time in Wales to train; landscape, language, and castles made a great impression and would later become the setting of his books; served in the army for a time in Paris, before being discharged to attend the University of Paris; met Janine, whom he married in 1946; moved back to Drexel Hill with Janine and her daughter Madeline; worked as an advertisement writer, layout artist, cartoonist, and assistant editor while he tried to get his novels published; took seven years before his first book was published; spent the following ten years writing for adults before turning to young adult novels; won the Newbery Honor Medal for The Black Cauldron and the Newbery Medal for The High King; Series and books by Alexander include the Prydain Chronicles, the Westmark Trilogy, the Vesper Holly Adventures, and over twenty other young adult novels, five adult novels, and four French translations; was a devoted fan of Mozart; died May 17, 2007, two weeks after Janine's passing).
found: His Sartre, J. P. The wall, c1948.
found: Washington post WWW site, May 18, 2007 (Lloyd Alexander; b. Lloyd Chudley Alexander, Jan. 30, 1924, Philadelphia; d. May 17,  Drexel Hill, Pa., aged 83; critically acclaimed fantasy and adventure writer whose coming-of-age novels use vivid action and elements of mythology to depict contemporary struggles between good and evil)
found: Time cat, 1984:t.p. (Luyid Aliksandar = لويدالكساندر)
found: Info. converted from 678, 2012-10-27(b. 1924)
Found in 33 Collections and/or Records:
Lloyd Alexander papers
Lloyd Alexander art supplies, undated
Items that Alexander used to create illustrations and other artwork. These include a feather quill, brushes and pens, colored pencils, and ink bottles.
Lloyd Alexander artifacts, 1930-2007
Series is composed of furniture, awards, artwork, and other small artifacts that Lloyd Alexander kept in his office, and on and around his desk.
Lloyd Alexander artwork, 1969-1990
This subseries includes artwork from Alexander's office. These include cover art for book covers, a portrait of Alexander, and other art.
Lloyd Alexander awards, 1969-2007
Includes a variety of awards, plaques, and medals. Major awards include the Newbery Award, National Book award, Silver Slate Pencil Award, Parents' Choice Award, and the Carolyn W. Field award.
Lloyd Alexander awards correspondence, 1940-1995
Subseries includes correspondence concerning book awards that were given to Lloyd Alexander and award ceremonies. Some of these are lifetime awards, and others for specific books, including the National Book Award.
Lloyd Alexander biographical papers, 1980-1995
Subseries contains items that are related to biographies of Lloyd Alexander, including correspondence, drafts, photographs, and other related items. Most of the materials are related to autobiographies that were used in different books or in studies and papers.
Lloyd Alexander book manuscripts and adaptations, 1955-2007
Lloyd Alexander book manuscripts received, 1990-2003
Lloyd Alexander book reviews, 1975-2004
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- Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences 15
- Literature 15
- Letters 9
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- Illustrations 3
- Programs 3
- Awards 2
- Children's literature 2
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- Books 1
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- Children's literature -- Awards 1
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- Colleges and Universities 1
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- Drexel Hill (Pa.) 1
- Education 1
- Essays 1
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- Furniture 1
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- Oil paintings 1
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