Jacqueline Steffan papers, 1955-1968  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Steffan, Jacqueline, 1907-
Jacqueline Steffan papers
1955-1968 (inclusive)
2.0 linear feet, (2 containers)
Collection Number
Ax 293
Alice Jacqueline Kennedy Steffan (1907- ) was an author of books for children who published under the pseudonym Jack Steffan. The collection includes correspondence with publishers, manuscripts and other material related to eight books, including The Long Fellow.
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.

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Historical NoteReturn to Top

Alice Jacqueline Kennedy Steffan (1907- ) wrote historical biographies for juveniles under the pen name Jack Steffan.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection contains notes and research materials, manuscripts and illustrations, and correspondence with literary agents and publishers related to eight books by Jacqueline Steffan.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Jack Steffan Papers, Ax 293, 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
Box Folder
1 1-5
The Bright Thread; A Novel of St. Clare of Assisi
Includes research notes, dust jacket, proofs, and a printer's copy.
1 6
Fire of Freedom: the Story of Col. Carlos Castillo Armas
Illustrations, research material and bibliography, as well as a synopsis and dust jacket.
1 7-8
Firm Hand on the Rein
Includes proofs and illustrations.
1 9
The Fort and the Flag
Includes research notes, drafts, etc.
1 10
The Gift of Wilderness (Your Fair Land Series)
Includes one galley proof.
1 11-24
The Long Fellow; the Story of the Great Irish patriot, Eamon de Valera
Includes research material, three manuscript versions and carbons, table of contents, prologue, glossary, etc.
2 2
Padre Kino and the Trail to the Pacific
Includes illustrations and proofs.

CorrespondenceReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Subseries A: Correspondence with literary agent
Box Folder
2 6
McIntosh and Otis, Inc
2 6
Sauer and Dorothy Markinko
May 1957-December 1963
Subseries B: Correspondence with publishers
Box Folder
2 3
John Day Co., Richard Walsh, Jr. and Erick Berry
May 1956-November 1964
2 4
Hawthorne Books, Inc
February 1961-January 1965
2 5
P. J. Kennedy and Sons
February 1958-September 1964
2 7
Macmillan Company
September 1963-August 1966
Subseries C: Miscellaneous correspondences
Box Folder
2 8
Letters concerning trip to Ireland
2 8
Letters concerning trip to Pensacola, Florida
2 8
General letters

Printed MaterialReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Source Material
2 9
Book Reviews, publicity

Addenda I: ManuscriptsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
2 9
Received 1968
1 24
The Long Fellow
2 1
Mystery on Eleventh Avenue

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Publishers and publishing--Correspondence
  • Women authors, American--20th century
  • Young adult literature, American--Authorship
  • Personal Names :
  • Steffan, Jacqueline, 1907---Correspondence
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Book illustrations