Ruth Macleod was born in Hanford, California and educated at the Eugene Bible College, Oregon and the University of California. She wrote romance and true confession stories. MacLeod was managed by the Lenniger Literary Agency.
The collection contains correspondence, manuscript material, research files, tearsheets, and Authors Guild bulletins.
The initial donation contains manuscript material and correspondence. Manuscript material is filed alphabetically by title of work and includes outlines, tearsheets, drafts, corrected versions, and final drafts. Incoming correspondence contains letters from Lenniger agent Edith Margolis (1953-1965), general letters (1954-1965), and correspondence with Julian Messner (1962-1965). Outgoing letters are arranged by date, 1958-1964.
The 1969 Addendum contains manuscript material, tearsheets of published articles and stories, correspondence, and research materials. The manuscript material is separated into book-length and short stories and organized by title of work. Material includes outlines, drafts, corrected versions, final drafts, printer's copy, royalty statements, research material, rejection letters, and tearsheets. There is also a separate section of tearsheets of published work filed alphabetically by title and the paper finding aid includes the published title and the original manuscript title. There is also a separate section of research materials.
Incoming correspondence contains letters from Lenniger agent Edith Margolis (1964-1967), general letters (1965-1968), fan mail (1965-1967). Outgoing correspondence is filed by date, 1966-1968.
The 1970 addendum contains short story manuscript material arranged alphabetically by title and includes drafts, outlines, research material, rejection letters, tearsheets, and final versions. This addendum also includes correspondence. Incoming letters are arranged alphabetically include correspondence with the California Writers and Artists of the San Joaquin Valley, with Virginia Nielsen McCall, Edith Margolis, and Tower Publications. Outgoing letters are arranged by date, January - December, 1968. Also available here is a list of Society of Author's Representatives.
The 1971 addendum contains outgoing correspondence (1969) and incoming letters (1968-1969) including the Lenniger Literary agency and Julian Messner. This addendum also contains manuscript material for short fiction and a tearsheet.
The 1972 addendum contains incoming correspondence (1964-1970) including the Authors Guild, Inc., the California Writers and Artists of the San Joaquin Valley, Hanford Public Library, and Julian Messner. A separate section of incoming letters from the Lenniger Literary Agency (1970) is also available. Outgoing correspondence is chronologically arranged, 1967-1970. Manuscript material for the publication, Buenos Dias, Teacher includes research material and notes, book jacket, character list, outline, revised outlines, multiple drafts and a printer's copy. Also included here are issues of the Authors Guild bulletin, 1970.
The 1974 addendum contains outgoing correspondence (1964-1971) and incoming correspondence that includes letters from the Lenniger Literary Agency, multiple hospitals and the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists. Manuscript material for novel-length and short story works are arranged by title of work and include drafts, tearsheets, and research notes.
The 1975 addendum contains outgoing correspondence (1972-1973), and incoming letters from Bantam Books, Lenniger Literary agency, Manor Books, and (Julian) Messner Books. Manuscript material for book-length and short story works are alphabetically arranged by title and include publisher correspondence, character lists, outlines, and early, late, and final drafts.
The 1977 addendum contains outgoing correspondence (1974-1975), and incoming correspondence with multiple agencies and publishers including the Lenniger Literary agency. Manuscript material for book-length and short story work is arranged alphabetically by title and includes correspondence, bibliographic notes, multiple drafts, outlines, notes, clippings, and final versions.
The 1979 addendum contains outgoing correspondence (1975-1977) and incoming letters from the California Writers and Artists, Collier Associates, and the Lenniger Literary Agency, among others. There is also a file of rejection notices (1976-1977). Manuscript material for the Vine of Sodom includes dossier of characters, outlines, drafts, and revisions.
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[Identification of item], Ruth MacLeod papers, Ax 349, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.