Philip Van Doren Stern papers, 1909-1973  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Stern, Philip Van Doren, 1900-1984
Title
Philip Van Doren Stern papers
Dates
1909-1973 (inclusive)
bulk (bulk)
Quantity
22.5 linear feet, (15 containers)
Collection Number
Ax 803
Summary
Philip Van Doren Stern was a historian, author and editor of over forty works. The collection contains book manuscripts, short story and other short works, printed material, correspondence, and personal files.
Repository
University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
UO Libraries--SPC, 1299
University of Oregon
Eugene OR
97403-1299
Telephone: 541-346-3068
Fax: 541-346-3485
spcarref@uoregon.edu
Access Restrictions

Collection is open to the public.

Collection must be used in Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room.

Collection or parts of collection may be stored offsite. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives in advance of your visit to allow for transportation time

Additional Reference Guides

Paper finding aid with additional information is available in Special Collections and University Archives upon request.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Philip Van Doren Stern was born in Wyalusing, Pennsylvania. Stern grew up in Brooklyn, New York and New Jersey, and graduated from Rutgers University. He was an author of over forty books, an editor known for his books on the Civil War, and a historian. He also wrote a short story titled, "The Greatest Gift," which was made into the movie "It's a Wonderful Life."

Source: Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philip_Van_Doren_Stern

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection contains book manuscripts, short story and other short works, printed material, correspondence, personal files.

The initial donation of 1968 contains book manuscripts, short story and other short works, printed material, correspondence, personal files, miscellaneous files.

Manuscripts (books length and short pieces) are alphabetically arranged by title and each title may include notes, drafts, research files, galley proofs, revisions, reviews, and publisher correspondence.

Periodicals and correspondence are arranged alphabetically and the personal and miscellaneous files include, book designs, fellowship papers, diaries, school and family papers, personal correspondence and photographs.

The 1973 Addenda contains outgoing professional correspondence organized by date (1937-1972), and incoming professional correspondence (1936-1972) alphabetically arranged by name of sender. The personal correspondence section includes outgoing letters (1939-1963) arranged by date, and incoming letters (1939-1965) alphabetically arranged by sender. Also included is a file of fan letters.

Manuscripts are arranged by title and each title may include notes, drafts, research files, galley proofs, revisions, reviews, and publisher correspondence. Also included are pamphlets and magazine articles by Stern arranged alphabetically, and books by Stern.

The June 1974 Addenda consists of outgoing correspondence (1935-1973) and incoming professional and personal correspondence alphabetically arranged by sender's name, and includes fan letters.

The manuscript section includes book length, article length, short stories, plays, radio scripts, and speeches and is arranged by title. Each title may include notes, drafts, research files, galley proofs, revisions, reviews, and publisher correspondence.

Also included is biographical material, drawings and scores, tearsheets of Stern's published articles, pamphlets edited by Stern, book jacket designs, books, thesis on Henry David Thoreau, and lists of books published for the Armed Forces Overseas.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Property rights reside with Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections and University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Philip Van Doren Stern papers, Ax 803, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series 1.:  1968 May acquisition, 1909-1968Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Sub-series 1.1.: Book manuscripts and related material
1935-1968
Box Folder
1 1
Annotated Uncle Tom's Cabin
1962-1964
1 2
The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
1953-1954, 1964
2 1-27
Beyond Paris
1964-1968
3 1-11
Beyond Paris
1964-1968
1 3
Breathless Moment
1934-1935
1 4
The Confederate Navy: A Pictorial History
1959-1963
1 5-6
Drums of Morning
1940-1942
1 7-8
An End to Valor
1958
1 9
Holiday Reader
1946-1948
1 10
Lola
1946-1951
1 11-16
The Man Who Killed Lincoln
1937-1955
1 17
Midnight Reader
1941-1942
1 18
Moonlight Traveler
1942-1943
1 19
Pictorial History of the Automobile
1953
3 12
The Secret Service of the Confederate States in Europe
1959
3 13
The Selected Writings of Thomas De Qunicey
1937
3 14
Strange Beasts and Unnatural Monsters
1968
3 15
They Were There
1959
3 16
The Thing in the Brook
1935-1937
3 17
Tin Lizzie
1955
3 18
Wearing of the Gray
1959
3 19-26
When the Guns Roared
1961-1965
Sub-series 1.2.: Magazine articles and short works
1940-1964
Box Folder
4 1
"Abraham Lincoln's Last Christmas"
1942
4 2
Book reviews
1940-1951
4 3
"Lincoln's Visit to Richmond"
1956
4 4-6
Newspaper Enterprise Association
1961-1964
4 9
Printed short stories
1942-1963
4 7
"The Unknown Conspirator"
1957
4 8
"The World's First Automobile Race"
undated
Box Folder
4 10
Sub-series 1.3.: Correspondence
1934-1957
Sub-series 1.4.: Personal materials
1909-1959
Box Folder
4 11
Book designs
1934-1936
4 12
Guggenheim Fellowship
1958-1959
4 13-18
Juvenilia and family papers
1909-1919

Series 2.:  1973 October accrual, 1912-1972Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Sub-series 2.1.: Book manuscripts and related material
1934-1972
Box Folder
6 10-16
The Annotated Walden
1971
7 1-5
The Annotated Walden
1971
7 6
The Bedside Book of the Supernatural
1966
7 7-15
The Beginnings of Art
1970-1972
7 16
The Bible Designed to be Read as Living Literature
1936
9 9
A Breathless Moment
1934-1935
9 3
Britannica Short Story Anthology
1960
7 17-19
Confederate Raider
1958-1959
9 10
Dust jackets and notes
1962
7 20-24
Edger Allan Poe
1973
6 8-9
An End to Valor
1958-1962
8 1
Forever Now or Never
1946-1947, 1961
8 2-4
The Greatest Gift - A Christmas Tale
1944
8 5
Getting Published: A Guide for Authors from Manuscript to Printed Book
undated
8 6
The Life and Writings of Abraham Lincoln
1940
8 7
The Handbook of War
1934-1937
8 8-11
Love is the One with Wings
1949-1951
8 12
The Man Who Couldn't Talk
undated
8 13
The Man Who Killed Lincoln
1961-1964
8 14
The Other Side of the Clock
1968-1969
8 16-19
The Portable Poe
1945, 1967
8 20-24
Prehistoric Europe
1969
12
Prehistoric Europe
1969
Folder
9 1
Prologue to Sumter
1961
9 2
Robert E. Lee: The Man and the Soldier...a Pictorial Biography
1963
9 3
Secret Missions of the Civil War
1959
9 5
Strange Beasts and Unnatural Monsters
1968
9 6
Tales of Haunting, Tales of Horror
undated
9 7
Travelers in Time
1947
9 8
A Treasury of Modern Literature
undated
Box
10
Sub-series 2.2.: Published books
1937-1971
Sub-series 2.3.: Magazine articles and short works
1939-1967
Box Folder
9 34
"Abraham Lincoln's Last Christmas"
1942
9 34
"The Case of the Corpse in the Blind Alley"
1941
9 36
Pamphlets
1939-1967
9 37
Proposed magazine articles
1954-1967
9 35
"Reintroduction to the Model T"
1953
9 34
"The Strange Death of Edgar Allen Poe"
1949
9 38-39
Untitled plays
1940-1958
Sub-series 2.4.: Professional correspondence
1930-1972
Box Folder
4 19
A
1946-1964
4 20
B
1946-1967
4 21
C
1942-1969
4 22-24
Collier, Shirley
1943-1965
4 25
D
1940-1958
4 26
Doubleday and Co. Inc.
1940-1964
4 27
Durant, Will
1935-1954
4 28
E-F
1941-1973
4 33
Fawcett Publications, Inc.
1961
4 29
Fawcett World Library
1960-1965
4 30
Frank, Janet
1954-1956
4 31
G
1940-1965
4 31
H
1937-1969
5 1
I, J, K
1939-1969
5 2
Knopf, Alfred Incorporated
1943-1965
5 3
L
1941-1969
5 4
Lincoln College
1956-1958
5 5
M
1945-1970
5 6
McGraw Hill
1949-1964
5 7
McNamara, William G.
1956-1960
5 8
N
1936-1969
5 9
O, P, Q
1942-1971
5 10
Pocketbooks, Inc.
1942-1950, 1960
5 11
Potter, Clarkson
1969-1971
5 12
R
1937-1969
5 13
Random House
1938-1965
5 14
Rodell, Marie
1955-1970
5 15
Rutgers University Press
1937-1965
5 16
S
1939-1968
5 17
Saturday Review
1940-1954
5 18
Simon and Shuster
1935-1956
5 19
T
1961-1971
5 20
U
1941-1969
5 21
V
1940-1971
5 22
Van Nostrand Rheinhold Company
1945-1971
5 23
Virginia Quarterly Review
1940-1941
5 24
W
1930-1964
5 25
Washington and Lee University
1959-1962
6 6
Williams, Frances Leigh
1960-1961
5 26
X, Y, Z
1943-1972
5 27
Fan letters
1940-1963
5 28-31
Outgoing professional correspondence
1937-1972
Sub-series 2.5.: Personal correspondence
1939-1965
Box Folder
5 32
A-W general correspondence
1939-1963
5 33
Berman, Harold and Bea
1944-1965
5 34
De Angulo, Ximena
1945-1947
5 35
Farr, Henrietta
1940-1965
5 36
Fowler, Katherine
1946-1965
5 37-39
Klein, Susan and Frits
1939-1959
6 1-2
Snow, William and Amy
1951-1965
6 3
Stern, Lillian
1940-1965
6 4
Stern, Marguerite
1944-1960
6 5
Stern, Miriam Rose
1939-1965
6 7
Outgoing personal correspondence
1939-1963
Sub-series 2.6.: Personal materials
1912-1971
Box Folder
9 12-31
Appointment books
1940-1969
9 11
Layout designs
1932-1971
9 29
Passports and personal ephemera
1945-1963
9 30
Professional portraits and family pictures
1912-1970

Series 3.:  1974 June accrual, 1921-1973Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Sub-series 3.1.: Book manuscripts and related material
1934-1974
Box Folder
13 22
The Annotated Walden
1971
15 1-2
The Annotated Walden
1971
13 23
Beyond Paris
1968
13 23
The Beginnings of Art
1972
13 30
The Dark Horizon
1936
13 24-25
Dreams and Creativity
1973
13 23
Ghost Stories
1942
13 23
Henry David Thoreau: Writer and Rebel
1972
13 23
Pocket Book of America
1974
13 26
Prehistoric Europe
1934, 1969
15 3-35
Prehistoric Europe
1934, 1969
Box
13 23
Secret Missions of the Civil War
1959
Folder
13 27-29
Thoreau's Short Prose
1970-1974
Box
11
Sub-series 3.2.: Published book designs
1934-1942
Sub-series 3.3.: Magazine articles and short works
1921-1973
Box Folder
14 1
Articles
circa 1934
14 11
Pamphlets
1953, 1955
14 2-3
Plays, radio scripts, book reviews, and speeches
1921-1969
14 4
Proposals and outlines
1932-1973
14 5-10
Short stories
1924-1947
Sub-series 3.4.: Professional correspondence
1935-1973
Box Folder
13 1
A-Y general correspondence
1937-1973
13 3
Thomas Y. Crowell Company, Inc.
1968-1973
13 2
Collier, Shirley
1946-1972
13 4
Four Winds Press
1970-1973
13 5
Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery
1960-1971
13 6
Nevins, Allen and Mary
1940-1971
13 7
W.W. Norton and Company
1966-1969
13 8
Rodell, Marie
1967-1972
13 9
Society of American Historians
1967-1971
13 21
Fan letters
1968-1972
9 40
Outgoing professional correspondence
1935-1973
Sub-series 3.5.: Personal correspondence
1939-1972
Box Folder
13 10
B-U general correspondence
1939-1972
13 11
Berman, Hal and Be
1966-1972
13 12
Conrad, Earl
1967-1973
13 13
Farr, Henrietta
1966-1972
13 14
Fowler, Katherine
1966-1971
13 15
Nurnberg, Rose and Mac
1966-1972
13 16
Seif, Estelle
1966-1971
13 17
Smith, Bernard
1966-1972
13 18
Snow, William
1965-1972
13 19
Steinberg, I.N. and Polly
1966-1971
13 20
Stern, Rose Miriam
1967-1972
Sub-series 3.6.: Personal material
1923-1971
Box Folder
14 12-13, 15
Clippings and tear sheets
1941-1963
14
Reviews
1971
Folder
14 17-19
Royalty records
1935-1969
14 16
Score and drawings
1923-1951

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • American literature--Authorship
  • Authors, American--20th century
  • Authors, American--20th century--Correspondence
  • Editors--United States
  • Editors--United States--Correspondence
  • Historians--United States
  • Historians--United States--Correspondence
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Correspondence
  • Manuscripts for publication