Hila Colman papers, 1963-1973  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Hila Colman papers
1963-1973 (inclusive)
2.5 linear feet, (3 containers)
Collection Number
Ax 750
Hila Colman writes books for children and adolescents--specializing in realistic portrayals of adolescent characters. The collection includes correspondences, manuscripts, and galleys.
University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
UO Libraries--SPC, 1299
University of Oregon
Eugene OR
Telephone: 541-346-3068
Fax: 541-346-3485
Access Restrictions

Collection is open to the public.

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

Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Historical NoteReturn to Top

Hila Colman was born in New York City, into a moderately wealthy Jewish family. Though she was raised in an upper class home, she was taught early on that she must support herself through her own means. She attended Radcliffe College up until the death of her mother. She specializes in books for adolescents, and is known for her ability to portray realistic situations and characters.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection contains a wide variety of notes and corrections for manuscripts. The process of corrections--written comments and adjustments to the original manuscript--is a highlight of the collection. Also included with the literary manuscript is correspondence that pertains to the manuscript itself.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Property rights reside with Special Collections & University Archives. 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 & University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Archival material may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal and/or state right to privacy laws and other regulations.

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If a researcher finds sensitive personal information in a collection, please bring it to the attention of the reading room staff.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Hila Colman Papers, Ax 750, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Or.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

General correspondenceReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1

ManuscriptsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 2
Benny the Misfit. 1
1 3
Benny the Misfit. 2
1 4
Dangerous Summer. Working title: Girl Reporter
1 5
Daughter of Discontent
1 6
End of the Game
1 7
The Family and the Fugitive.
1 8
The Family and the Fugitive.
1 9
What is City Planning?
1 10
What is City Planning?
1 11
What is City Planning?
2 1
Ellie's Inheritance. Manuscript
2 2
Ellie's Inheritance. Galleys
2 3
Ellie's Inheritance. Published
3 1
Hanging On. Manuscript
3 2
Rachel's Legacy. Manuscript
3 3
Rachel's Legacy. Galleys

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Children's literature, American--Authorship
  • Teenagers in literature.
  • Women authors, American--20th century
  • Young adult literature, American--Authorship
  • Personal Names :
  • Colman, Hila
  • Colman, Hila--Correspondence
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Manuscripts for publication