J. William Terry papers, circa 1891-1966  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Terry, William, 1891-1966
J. William Terry papers
circa 1891-1966 (inclusive)
3.0 linear feet, (2 containers)
Collection Number
Ax 830
J. William Terry (1891-1956) was a journalist, editor, columnist, and author. Collection contains editorial correspondence, manuscripts of books, short stories, articles, clippings, biographical material, notebooks, pamphlets, and memorabilia.
University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
UO Libraries--SCUA
1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR
Telephone: 541-346-3068
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Collection is open to the public.

Collection must be used in Special Collections & University Archives Reading Room.

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Paper finding aid with additional information is available in Special Collections & University Archives.

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

J. William Terry (1891-1956) was a journalist, editor, columnist, and author. He spent sixteen years as a national publicity director and editor for the League of Nations Association and five years as lecturer and circuit manager of the Radcliff Chautauquas. He has worked at the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the New York Times, the New York Sun and the Morning Call. He is also known for writing the books A Restless Breed, The Peacemaker, and They Were All Courageous.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Collection contains editorial correspondence, manuscripts of books, short stories, articles, clippings, and other miscellaneous items.

Outgoing correspondence is arranged chronologically, and incoming correspondence is arranged by name. Correspondents include Arizona Pioneers' Historical Society, Columbia, Free Public Library, Ohioana Library Association, Sylva, United Spanish War Veterans, and World Publishing Company.

There are manuscripts of eight books, including The Restless Breed,Yankee Outland, Don't Do It Again, and The Peace Maker.

There are also manuscripts of fifteen articles, including those with revisions in holograph form.

The short stories include "A Hobo's return," "Our Machine Made Culture," "Sans Sentiment," and "A Strange Chat."

The clippings include those regarding The Restless Breed, and other books and authors.

The miscellaneous items include biographical materials, notebooks, contracts, pamphlets, and memorabilia (including press cards and stationary).

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Restrictions on Use

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], J. William Terry papers, Ax 830, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • American fiction--20th century--Authorship
  • Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
  • Editors
  • Short stories
  • Personal Names :
  • Terry, William, 1891-1966
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Correspondence
  • Manuscripts
  • Notebooks
  • Pamphlets