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Newly Available Collection: Alan Garner papers

Monday, September 9th, 2013

Alan Garner (1934 -) is a celebrated writer of fantasy stories that feature children as the main protagonists, and that explore the myths, traditions, and dialect of Cheshire, England. The collection (1971-1978) contains correspondence with publishers, a biographical packet, and reviews mostly concerning the book Red Shift.

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Guide to the Alan Garner Papers

Newly Available Collection: Stanley Paul Young papers

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

Stanley Paul Young (1889-1969) became a biologist who held many positions in the federal government, including in the Department of Interior, and also authored articles and books, including literature for children, regarding America’s wolves, coyotes, and big cats. The collection (1940s-1960s) contains manuscript material, photographs, and minor correspondence.

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Guide to the Stanley Paul Young Papers

Newly Available Collection: Frank P. Castle papers

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

Frank Castle was a writer of western, mystery, suspense, sex, medical, historical, and juvenile fiction, and comic book scripts. The collection contains manuscripts for short fiction and comic strips, 1948-1966.

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Guide to the Frank P. Castle Papers

Newly Available Collection: Henry Castor papers

Friday, June 28th, 2013

Henry Castor (1909 – ) was an author who wrote non-fiction children’s literature regarding war. The collection (1953-1971) includes book-length manuscripts, correspondence with publishers and the U.S. Army, and a photocopy of a letter from Harry S. Truman.

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Guide to the Henry Castor Papers

Newly Available Collection: Jean Fritz papers

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

Jean Fritz (1915 – ) became an author of children’s historical fiction and won many awards. The collection (1967-1969) contains manuscripts and correspondence.

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Guide to the Jean Fritz Papers

Newly Available Collection: Mary Carolyn Davies papers

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

Mary Carolyn Davies was a prolific Oregon writer who wrote lyric poems, children’s verse, a novel, short stories, and several one-act plays. The collection (1910-1934) contains manuscripts, correspondence with publishers, published volumes, a scrapbook, photographs, and the manuscripts and college notebooks of Grace Ella Davies Wells.

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Guide to the Mary Carolyn Davies Papers

Check out: Nancy Gurney papers

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

Nancy Gurney (1915-1974) was a writer of children’s books. The collection includes illustrations and manuscripts that reflect her work and collaboration with her husband, Eric Gurney.

Call number: A 310

Guide to the Nancy Gurney Papers

Check out: Oral Memoirs of Elizabeth Orton Jones

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

Elizabeth Orton Jones (1910-2005) was an illustrator and writer of children’s books. The collection consists of an oral history interview of Jones conducted in the fall of 2004 by members of the staff of Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries: Linda Long, Dorothy Knaus, and Hannah Dillon. The collection consists of audio cassette tapes, video cassette tapes, and a complete printed and bound transcript of the interview.

Call number: Coll 319

Guide to the Oral Memoirs of Elizabeth Orton Jones

Check out: Eloise Wilkin papers

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

Eloise Wilkin (1904-1987) was a writer and illustrator of children’s books. The collection contains documents relating to the book illustrated by Wilkin, The Visit, and includes correspondence, illustrations, a draft of the manuscript, photographs, a layout of the book, a press release, original artwork, and a bound copy of the book.

Call number: Coll 213

Guide to the Eloise Wilkin Papers

Check out: Lynd Ward papers

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

Lynd Ward was an artist and children’s book author. The Lynd Ward Papers comprise incoming and outgoing correspondence to and from Carley Dawson, and outgoing correspondence to a Mr. Rohde. The collection also includes various notes, correspondence, manuscripts, sketches, copies of sketches, and illustrations for books, magazines, and brochures that Lynd Ward illustrated.

Call number: Ax 724

Guide to the Lynd Ward Papers