Sperry, Armstrong, 1897-1976

Sperry, Armstrong, 1897-1976



  • Existence: 1897 - 1976


Armstrong W. Sperry was born on November 7, 1897 in New Haven, Connecticut. Sperry was an American writer and illustrator of children's literature. His books include historical fiction and biography, often set on sailing ships, and stories of boys from Polynesia, Asia and indigenous American cultures. He is best known for his 1941 Newbery Medal-winning book "Call It Courage." Sperry died on April 26, 1976.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Armstrong Sperry manuscripts

Identifier: MS-360
Date(s): 1942 to 1954

Armstrong Sperry (1897-1976), writer. The collection contains typescripts of two of his novels, "No Brighter Glory" (1942), and "Rain Forest" (1947), the latter with extensive handwritten corrections and illustrations, as well as a letter from Harold G. Rugg and a letter from Herbert F. West.