Frances Cavanah papers, 1954-1971  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Cavanah, Frances, 1899- 1982
Frances Cavanah papers
1954-1971 (inclusive)
1.5 linear feet, (1 container)
Collection Number
Ax 544
Frances Cavanah (1899- 1982) was a writer and editor of children's books. The collection includes manuscripts and correspondence that reflect Cavanah's career as a publisher and author.
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.

Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Historical NoteReturn to Top

Frances Cavanah (September 26, 1899-May 2, 1982) was born in Princeton, Indiana. She received her education at DePauw University. Cavanah was interested in the theater as well as being active an active member or various organizations including: the Author's League, National Historical Society, Society of Midland Authors, Washington Children's Book Guild, Mortar Board, Theta Sigma Phi and Delta Delta Delta.

Cavanah's professional career includes work as a member of the editorial staff, associate and contributing editor at various well thought of publishing companies, including row Peterson Incorporated and Rand McNally & Company. She later went onto be biographical editor of the World Book Encyclopedia and an anthology editor for the 1949 revision of Childcraft.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Frances Cavanah Papers include manuscripts and correspondence and miscellaneous items that reflect Cavanah's diverse career in publishing.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Frances Cavanah Papers, Ax 544, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

CorrespondenceReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1
Incoming: 3 from Rand McNally & Co.
June 8, 1966-March 14, 1967
1 1
Outgoing: 2 to Rand McNally & CO
May 25, 1966-October 30, 1966
1 7
Incoming: 1 from McGraw-Hill Book Company
February 21, 1968
1 7
Attachment: application for copyright permission

ManuscriptsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1
Purpose of Freedom Encyclopedia
1 2
Freedom Encyclopedia A-D
Carbon, original typed copy and xerox copies of pages with holograph revisions
1 3
Freedom Encyclopedia E-K
Carbon, original typed copy and xerox copies of pages with holograph revisions
1 4
Freedom Encyclopedia L-P
Carbon, original typed copy and xerox copies of pages with holograph revisions
1 5
Freedom Encyclopedia R-Z
Carbon, original typed copy and xerox copies of pages with holograph revisions
1 6
Freedom Encyclopedia. Galley Proofs
1 7
The Making of an Anthology
1 7-8
Holiday Round Up. Printer's copy.
1 9
Jenny Lind's America. Printer's copy
1 10-11
We Wanted to be Free. Notes and final draft with holograph revisions.

MiscellaneousReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1
Two bookmarks
1 12
Report: U. S. Civil Aeronautics Board, Transatlantic Supplemental Charter, authority renewal case
1 12
"Jerry Lind Fever" by Cavanah published in Historic Preservation
October 1970-December 1970

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Women authors, American--20th century
  • Young adult literature, American--Authorship
  • Personal Names :
  • Cavanah, Frances
  • Cavanah, Frances--Correspondence