G. Victor Hurley papers, 1938-1960  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Hurler, Victor, 1898-
G. Victor Hurley papers
1938-1960 (inclusive)
2.0 linear feet, (2 containers)
Collection Number
Ax 343
Gerald Victor Hurley (1898-1978) was a businessman, historian, and writer. Collection includes book length manuscripts, articles and short stories, miscellaneous items, memorabilia, and correspondence.
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.

Additional Reference Guides

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

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

Gerald Victor Hurley (1898-1978), a businessman, historian and writer, was born in Springfield, Missouri and grew up in the American Northwest, attending the University of Washington. He served in the U.S. Army in WWI, and later travelled to the Philippines, living and working in Zamboanga, Mindanao as a Goodyear Rubber executive. In WWII, he served as a Lt. Commander in the U.S. Navy. He is known for writing the books Southeast of Zamboanga, Men in Sun Helmets, Swish of the Kris, Jungle Patrol, and The Parthian.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Collection includes book length manuscripts, articles and short stories, miscellaneous items, memorabilia, and correspondence.

Book length manuscripts include "Blades In the Sun," "The Coronado Island Adventures," "Jungle Patrol," "Men in Sun Helmets," and "The Three Bachelors."

Non-fiction articles include "Appointment with Paddock," "Banzai," "Cobras in the Sea," and "The Tropic Dowager."

Fiction articles include "Bird on the Wing," "Feeling of Privacy," and "Perfume of Glory."

Miscellaneous items include notes on sport fishing in the Philippines, interview material, a poem, notes on writing, selling, and editing the historic novel, Red Cross Drive radio spot, and U.S. Navel Vessels- Standard nomenclature.

Correspondence includes incoming, outgoing, and war correspondence.

Memorabilia includes photographs, clippings, scrapbooks, and dust jackets for his books.

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 & University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

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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],G. Victor Hurley papers, Ax 343, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Authors--20th century
  • Historians--United States
  • Short stories
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Correspondence
  • Manuscripts