Ruth Franchere was born in Mason City, Iowa to H. Verne and Celta Huffman. She married Hoyt Franchere, an author, in 1928, and graduated from the University of Iowa in 1930. Franchere was an author of books for juveniles and a member of the Author's Guild and the Author's League of America. She was an English lecturer at the University of Oregon, University of Washington and Portland State University.
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[Identification of item], Ruth Myers Franchere Papers, Ax 548, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon.
The Travels of Colin O'Dae
T. Y. Crowell