Mary Jane Waldo papers, 1948-1965  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Waldo, Mary Jane, 1915-1967
Title
Mary Jane Waldo papers
Dates
1948-1965 (inclusive)
Quantity
3.0 linear feet, (2 containers)
Collection Number
Ax 427
Summary
Mary Jane Waldo (1915-1967) was an author who wrote romances and confessions of 1945, feature stories for the Portland Oregonian, and was an instructor of creative writing at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon. Collection consists of manuscripts of stories and poems, a collection of published pieces, professional and personal correspondence, speeches, copyright papers, and a photograph.
Repository
University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
UO Libraries--SCUA
1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR
97403-1299
Telephone: 541-346-3068
spcarref@uoregon.edu
Access Restrictions

Collection is open to the public.

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

Additional Reference Guides

Paper finding aid with additional information is available in Special Collections & University Archives.

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

Mary Jane Waldo (1915-1967) was an author who wrote romances and confession stories of 1945, feature stories for the Portland Oregonian, and was an instructor of creative writing at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Collection consists of manuscripts of stories and poems, a collection of published pieces, professional and personal correspondence, speeches, copyright papers, and a photograph.

The manuscripts of stories and poems are all typed (often with a first draft, and one or two revisions) and range from 150 to 6,600. Manuscript titles include "The Acceptance," "Day Lost, Day Found", "Daddy and the American Way," "Confessions of a Honest Woman," "The Captive Princess," "Don't Let Them Begin," "Full Circle," "Eloise Has No Talent," "The Last Shall be First," "Mother's Day," "Mickey," "Peace and Mr. Whistlethwaite," and "You Can't Get Dizzy on Mt. Olympus."

The correspondence from editors and publishers and include eighty-four letters dating 1948-1964. Major correspondents include McFadden Publications, True Confessions Magazine, Western Family, and The Writer.

The correspondence from literary agent Howard Moorepark are dated 1948-1964 and include 224 letters.

There are seventy-six personal letters that date 1951-1965. Major correspondents include Gordon A. French, Pacific Northwest International Writers Conference, and Lucile V. Payne.

Speeches include five speeches in manuscript form.

The photograph is of Mary Jane Waldo.

There is also one box of various stories of Waldo's that were published in magazines.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Property rights reside with Special Collections & 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.

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

Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g. a cause of action for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of Oregon assumes no responsibility.

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], Mary Jane Waldo papers, Ax 427, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Authors, American--Oregon
  • Romance literature
  • Personal Names :
  • Waldo, Mary Jane, 1915-1967
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Correspondence
  • Manuscripts
  • Photographs
  • Speeches