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Julia Cunningham papers, 1957-1973

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Cunningham, Julia
Title
Julia Cunningham papers
Dates
1957-1973 (inclusive)
Quantity
1.5 linear feet, (1 container)
Collection Number
Ax 655
Summary
Julia Woolfolk Cunningham (1916- ) is an author of children's books, a poet and an associate editor for Screen Stories. The papers include correspondence, poems, and manuscripts.
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 & University Archives Reading Room.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Julia Cunningham was born on October 4, 1916 in Spokane, Washington but grew up in New York City. Her father left the family when Julia was six, an event that had a tremendous influence on her writing. In 1960, at the age of 44, Julia Cunningham published her first book, The Vision of Francois the Fox. She was criticized for her books containing less than traditional gothic themes, many of which are set in France with characters that are often orphans or outcasts of society. However, the power of her work was shown in the numerous awards she received, including the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award, the Christopher Award, and a New York Herald- Tribune Children's Spring Book Festival Award. Julia Cunningham lives in Santa Barbara, California, where until recently she was a buyer and bookseller.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Julia Cunningham Papers contain primarily correspondence, several versions of manuscripts, and poems.

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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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], Julia Cunningham Papers, Ax 655, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

ManuscriptsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Burnish Me Bright
1970
Box Folder
1 1
Character list and outline
1 2
Original Manuscript with holograph corrections
1 3
Galley proofs
Far in the Day
1972
Box Folder
1 4
Character list and outline
1 5
Original Manuscript with holograph corrections
1 6
Galley proofs
1 7
Book jacket
Songs. A collection of poems
Carbons listed in alphabetical order
Box Folder
1 8
After the years
1 8
Ah
1 8
Between
1 8
Call me never
1 8
Come again to wonder
1 8
Come unto the Fog
1 8
Commentary
1 8
Elegy for Spring
1 8
Elegy to a Small Mouse
1 8
Excuse
1 8
Experiment
1 8
For Frederick Delius
1 8
For a Very Young Poet
1 8
For the Thought- Bearers
1 8
Fragment
1 8
Homesickness
1 8
Hour of Autumn
1 8
Keep Faith with Sleep
1 8
Limitation
1 8
The Little Agonies
1 8
May that Bird be Blessed
1 8
Morning Song
1 8
Narrative
1 8
Question
1 8
Sea Mist
1 8
Song for a Lost Friend
1 8
Song for Mary
1 8
Song for the Lost
1 8
Song in Motion
1 8
Song in Question
1 8
Songs for Anyone and a Child
1 8
Sorrow
1 8
There it is
1 8
There Was a Crying
1 8
To One Asleep on the Grass
1 8
To Sleep
1 8
You
1 8
You Walk Alone
1 8
Warm Were the Hands
1 8
Warning
1 8
Weed Song

Published PoemsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 9
No Tears to Part. P. 14
Spring, 1947
1 9
To the Prayerless. P. 411
January 10, 1948

CorrespondenceReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1
Alexander, Lloyd. 4
1971
1
Atheneum. 1
1967
1
Atlantic Monthly. 3
1962-1969
1
Bonham, Frank. 2
1966-1967
1
Braille Institute of America. 2
1970-1971
1
Broderick, Dorothy. 1
1966
1
California Department of Education. 1
1965
1
California, University of, at Berkeley. 1
1970
1
Carnival of Books. 1
1963
Folder
1 10
Childrens Book Council. 10
1969-1971
1 11
Collins- Knowlton- Wing, Inc. 93
1966-1972
1 12
Cosgrave, Mary Silva. 96
1958-1972
1 12
Crist, Judith
1965
1 13
Franklin, Madeleine L'Engle. 18
1964-1971
1 13
Gambit. 1
1968
1 13
Georgia, University of. 1
1971
1 13
Ginn and Co. 1
1968
1 13
Golden Gate Junior Books. 3
1967-1971
1 13
Gundert Verlag. 4
1961-1969
1 13
Harcourt, Brace and World, Inc. 1
1967
1 13
Harper and Row, Publishers. 2
1968
1 13
Hawaii, State Department of Education. 1
1970
1 14
William Heinmann Ltd., Publishers. 19
1966-1971
1 14
Hirsch, Jane. 1
undated
1 15
The Horn Books, Inc. 12
1965-1971
1 16
Houghton Mifflin Co. 47
1957-1969
1 16
Iowa, University. 1
1966
1 16
Jefferson Elementary School District. 1
1967
1 16
Library Journal. 1
1966
1 17
Littauer and Wilkinson. 5
1958
1 17
Little, Brown and Co. 2
1967-1970
1 17
Longmans Young Books Limited. 3
1968-1969
1 17
Los Angeles, City of. 1
1966
1 17
Los Angeles, County of
1 18
McElderry, Margaret K. 26
1963-1972
1 18
David McKay Company, Inc. 1
1968
1 19
Minnesota, University of- Kerlan Collection. 9
1963-1970
1 19
Including 3 letters from Dr. Irvin Kerlan)
1 19
William Morrow and Co., Inc. 1
1967
1 20
Ness, Evaline. 20
1961-1971
1 20
The New Yorker. 1
1969
1 20
Ohio State University. 1
1967
1 20
Oregon, University of. 1
1972
1 21
Taft, California City School System. 1
1967
1 21
Temple City, California Unified School District. 5
1967
1 21
Utah, University of. 2
1968
1 22
Viking Press. 5
1966-1968
1 22
Wersba, Barbara. 2
undated
1 23
World Journal Tribune, Inc. 7
1966
1 23
Clyde. 1
undated
1 24
Pantheon. (Division of Random House. ) 169
1962-1972
1 24
Prince George's County Memorial Library. 1
1965
1 24
Russ, Lavinia. 4
1965-1968
1 24
San Diego State College. 1
1969
1 24
Saturday Evening Post. 1
1957
1 24
Scott, Foresman and Co. 1
1969
1 24
Charles Scribner's Sons. 1
1967
1 24
Shaker Heights City School District. 1
1970
1 24
St. Joseph Junior High School. 1
1967
1 25
Incoming, 612 letters in total
1957-1972
1 26
Outgoing. 329 letters in total
1958-1972

Addenda I, Manuscripts, September 1973Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
The Treasure is the Rose
1973
Box Folder
1 27
Typed draft. Character List and outline
1 28
Typed draft. First version. Holograph and pasted- in revisions
1 29
Typed draft. Second version. Holograph revisions
1 30
Typed draft. Third version. Holograph and pasted- in revisions
1 31
Galley
1 32
Illustration Proofs
1 27
Dust jacket