Donald Holm (d. 2002) was born in Velva, N. D. He was a staff writer for The Oregonian and author of novels, novelettes, company histories, short stories, and articles. In the course of his career, Holm was the Oregonian's "Teen Correspondent" (though he was middle aged at the time) and the outdoor editor.
In 1973, Holm helped found the Northwest Outdoor Writers Association (NOWA). He was elected and served as NOWA's first president for two terms. [Source: http://www.northwest-outdoor-writers-association.org/]
The collection includes manuscripts, correspondence, published material, newspaper material, and memorabilia.
Manuscripts are subdivided into book manuscripts, novelette manuscripts, short story manuscripts, articles, reviews, radio scripts, essays written for English class, and miscellaneous manuscripts. Book manuscripts include Double Exposure, The Earth is not Sufficient, The Farm in the Wilderness, Irons in the Fire: The Story of ESCO, The Long Chase, Noah, Rejection Slip (A collection of short stories by Holm, with commentary), Reunion Summer, and San Rogers. Novelette manuscripts include Big Medicine Road, Black Money, The Long Man, Runaway, Sailor on the Pinewoods Trail, and Sundown Trail.
Correspondence is primarily professional correspondence with publishers, editors and agents. Major professional correspondents include Alaska Life, Alaska Sportsman, Cooperative Merchandiser, Curtis Brown, Farm Journal, Field and Stream, Ford Motor Company, August Lenniger, Northwestern Bell Magazine, Outdoor Life, Petroleum Today, Popular Publications, and Sports Afield. There is also a smaller section of personal correspondence, primarily with Francis Ames, and some fan mail dating from 1947 to 1966.
Published materials consist primarily of magazines featuring articles by Holm. Full copies of the magazines are included in the collection.
Newspaper materials include carbons of feature stories and articles written for the Oregonian as well as a large collection of clippings.
Memorabilia consists of a collection of 3X5 cards on which Holm's recorded the names of short stories and articles, and the publishers to whom they were offered.
[Identification of item], Donald R. Holm papers, Ax 405, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.
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