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Check out: Harold Jones papers

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

Harold Jones (1937-1958) was an author and illustrator. The papers include book dummies, original illustrations, and 29 letters from Walter De La Mare concerning This Year: Next Year (London, (1937) by De La Mare and Jones.

Call number: Ax 610

Guide to the Harold Jones Papers

Check out: Roger Duvoisin and Louise Fatio papers

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

Roger Duvoisin (1904-1980) a native of Geneva, Switzerland, was an author and illustrator of children’s books. His wife, Louise Fatio, (1904-1993) from Lausanne, Switzerland, wrote many of the books Mr. Duvoisin illustrates. The collection includes various correspondence and several original manuscripts.

Call number: Ax 596

Guide to the Roger Duvoisin and Louise Fatio Papers

Check out: Madye Lee Chastain papers

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

The Madye Lee Chastain Papers comprise one final book manuscript, 31 scratchboard illustrations, and one photostat illustration.

Call number: Ax 545

Guide to the Madye Lee Chastain Papers

Check out: Maud and Miska Petersham illustrations

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

Collection comprises illustrations by artists Maud and Miska Petersham for children’s books, including The American ABC, Off to Bed and When I Grow Up, as well as related galley proofs and mock-ups.

Call number: Ax 534

Guide to the Maud and Miska Petersham illustrations

Newly available collection: Lot Livermore correspondence

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

Lot Livermore is one of the best-known residents of Eastern Oregon, and, as a business man, from the earliest times has been highly instrumental in developing the country. He was a Republican and was elected county treasurer of Umatilla county by a majority of one hundred and fifty-nine. He was elected the first mayor of Pendleton, and was re-elected.

Call number: Coll 324

Guide to the Lot Livermore Correspondence

Check out: Kate Seredy papers

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

Kate Seredy (1899-1975) won the Newbery Award and Newbery honors for her children’s books. Noted as an illustrator for titles such as Caddie Woodlawn, she also illustrated her own works, drawing on her Hungarian childhood for classics including The Good Master and The White Stag. The collection includes illustrations for Caddie Woodlawn and With Harp and Lute, and a representative sampling of her work.

Call number: Ax 517

Guide to the Kate Seredy Papers

Check out: Earl R. Biggs papers

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

Earl R. Biggs (1897-1968) investigated sex crimes for the Portland police department. He wrote two books, How to Protect Your Child from the Sex Criminal, and Sex, Science and Sin, and was instrumental in reforming Oregon’s sex crimes laws in the 1950s. The collection contains correspondence, including one folder devoted to letters from Alfred C. Kinsey; notes on sex crimes cases investigated by Biggs; and copies of his two books.

Call number: Ax 470

Guide to the Earl R. Biggs Papers

Check out: Zane Grey papers

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

The collection contains four original hand-written manuscripts by western author Zane Grey. It also contains three published stories. The stories in the collection are particular to the Rogue River in Oregon.

Call number: Ax 462

Guide to the Zane Grey Papers

Check out: Esther Brann papers

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

Esther Brann (1899-1998) was an author and illustrator of books for children. The collection includes eight manuscripts, two published works, and a series of correspondence relating to Brann’s interest in subjects such as her own child and young relatives, and her family’s dog.

Call number: Ax 432

Guide to the Esther Brann Papers

Check out: Paul Green screenplays and scripts

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

Paul Eliot Green (1894-1981) was a teacher and a writer of plays, screenplays, novels, short stories, essays, song lyrics and libretti. The collection contains screenplays and other writings relating to film.

Call number: Ax 429

Guide to the Paul Green screenplays and scripts