Ben Hur Lampman papers, 1912-1954 PDF
- Lampman, Ben Hur, 1886-1954
- Ben Hur Lampman papers
- 1912-1954 (inclusive)19121954
- 21 linear feet, (17 containers)
- Collection Number
- Ax 426
- Ben Hur Lampman (1886-1954) worked as a compositor, printer, and editor in North Dakota, then as editor and publisher of the Gold Hill News in Gold Hill, Oregon (1912-1916). From 1916, he was an editorial writer for the Portland Oregonian and also wrote stories and essays for a variety of periodicals. He was designated Poet Laureate of Oregon in 1951. The collection contains manuscripts for books, poems, editorials, essays, correspondence with magazine editors, speeches, printed material, biographical material, photographs, and scrapbooks, 1912-1954.
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- Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC)
Historical NoteReturn to Top
Ben Hur Lampman (1886-1954) was born in Barron, Wisconsin and educated in North Dakota. He worked as a compositor, printer, and editor in Nelson County, North Dakota, and then as editor and publisher of the Gold Hill News, Gold Hill, Oregon (1912-1916).
From 1916 he was an editorial writer for the Portland Oregonian. He wrote short stories, essays, and poems for a variety of periodicals, a novel, and non-fiction books. He was designated poet laureate of Oregon in 1951.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
The collection contains manuscripts for books, poems, editorials and essays, correspondence with magazine editors, speeches, printed material, biographical material, photographs, and scrapbooks.
The collection has been separated into four series: Series 1: Manuscripts and related material; Series 2: Scrapbooks; Series 3: Publications; and Series 4: Personal and biographical material.
Series 1: contains manuscripts of essays, stories, editorials, paragraphs, poems, music, and books. Book manuscripts include The Coming of the Pond Fishes and Wild Swan and Other Sketches. Correspondence relating to The Coming of the Pond Fishes is also included in this series.
Series 2: contains scrapbooks which house clippings, letters, photographs, mementos, manuscripts, and printed pieces.
Series 3: contains publications in which Lampan's writings have appeared, including The Dearborn Independent, Nature Magazine, Newsweek, The Oregon Sportsman, Outdoor Recreation, Outdoors - South, Postmasters Gazette, and Sunset Magazine.
Series 4: contains correspondence (1916-1945) with magazine editors includes letters exchanged with William L. Finley, and Nature magazine, five speeches, pamphlets, reprints of editorials, broadsides, and offprints, among them the pamphlet, Centralia, Tragedy and Trial (1920). Biographical material in this series consists of photographs and mementos, including inscribed copies of the Senate resolution urging Lampman's appointment as Oregon's Poet Laureate.
Use of the CollectionReturn to Top
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[Identification of item], Ben Hur Lampman papers, Ax 426, Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
InventoriesReturn to Top
Container(s): Box 1, Folder 1
1.: Manuscripts and related materialReturn to Top
This series contains manuscripts of poems, articles, essays, sheet music, and books, including his major work, The Coming of the Pond Fishes (1946). Other related material includes correspondence regarding manuscripts.
Pond Fishes correspondence
Pond Fishes, manuscript
Pond Fishes, galley proofs
Gold Hill poems, manuscript
Gold Hill poems, manuscript
Wild Swan, galley proofs
Articles, essays, etc., A-C
Articles, essays, etc., D-J
Articles, essays, etc., K-M
Articles, essays, etc., N-S
Articles, essays, etc., T-V
Articles, essays, etc., W-Z, untitled
2.: ScrapbooksReturn to Top
Container(s): Box 3-8, 11-17
This series contains scrapbooks created by Ben Hur Lampman which document his time as an editorial writer for the Portland Oregonian. The scrapbooks contain clippings, letters, photographs, mementos, manuscripts, and printed pieces.
Other Descriptive InformationReturn to Top
Partial scrapbook inventories are available in Box 11.
3.: PublicationsReturn to Top
This series includes publications in which Ben Hur Lampman's work appears. The bulk of the series is an assortment of magazines relating to the outdoors, most notably Nature Magazine (1925-1931).
4.: Personal and biographical materialsReturn to Top
This series contains personal and biographical materials pertaining to Ben Hur Lampman. Materials include publications, mementos, correspondence, pamphlets, photographs, and speeches.
Biographical and momentos
|1926, 1930, 1947, 1965|
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Subject Terms :
- American literature--Authorship
- American literature--Oregon
- Authors, American--20th century
- Authors, American--Oregon
- Newspaper editors--Oregon
- Poets laureate--Oregon
- Poets, American--20th century
- Poets, American--Oregon
- Personal Names :
- Lampman, Ben Hur, 1886-1954
- Lampman, Ben Hur, 1886-1954--Correspondence
- Lampman, Ben Hur, 1886-1954--Manuscripts
- Corporate Names :
- Oregonian (Firm)
- Geographical Names :
- Gold Hill (Or.)
- Form or Genre Terms :
- Manuscripts for publication