Mary Jane Carr papers, ca. 1934-1940  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Carr, Mary Jane, 1895-1988
Mary Jane Carr papers
ca. 1934-1940 (inclusive)
0.25 linear feet, (1 container)
Collection Number
Ax 121
Collection comprises papers of American author Mary Jane Carr, and includes draft manuscripts of two books; proofs, illustrations by Robert Kuhn, and correspondence relating to the books, including material from Walt Disney Productions; two puppet plays by Carr; poems; engraving plates; fan letters; and miscellaneous materials.
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

Mary Jane Carr (1895-1988) was born in St. Mary's, Minnesota, and educated at Marylhurst College in Oregon. She was associate editor of the Catholic Sentinel and feature writer for the Portland Oregonian.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The papers include a carbon manuscript of Children of the Covered Wagon (Crowell, 1934) and three original illustrations for the book by Robert Kuhn. There are also manuscripts of poems and letters from readers.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Mary Jane Carr Papers, Ax 121, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

InventoryReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

Book ManuscriptsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Children of the Covered Wagon : a Story of the Old Oregon Trail (Original title: Little Pioneers) (Crowell, 1934)
Box Folder
1 1
Carbon draft
1 2
Miscellaneous proofs (page and illustration)
1 2
Illustrations (3, in separate envelope)
1 3
Walt Disney Productions material cartoons, record, movie still, Handbook of Productions Information
1 4
Miscellaneous (correspondence, etc.)
Young Mac of Fort Vancouver (Crowell, 1940)
Box Folder
1 5
Draft chapters
1 6
Miscellaneous (correspondence, etc.)

Plays (adapted for puppets)Return to Top

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
1 7
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
1 7
Sleeping Beauty

PoemsReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 8

Illustrated poems published in the Portland (Or.) Oregonian (Sunday edition)Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 9

Engraving platesReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 10

Fan lettersReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 11-12

MiscellanyReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 13

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Women authors, American--20th century
  • Young adult literature, American--Authorship
  • Personal Names :
  • Carr, Mary Jane, 1895-1988
  • Carr, Mary Jane, 1895-1988--Correspondence
  • Kuhn, Bob
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Book illustrations
  • Manuscripts for publication