Ruth Myers Franchere papers, 1958-1969  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Franchere, Ruth Myers
Ruth Myers Franchere papers
1958-1969 (inclusive)
3 linear feet, (2 container)
Collection Number
Ax 548
Ruth Franchere was born in Mason City, Iowa and educated at the University of Iowa. Franchere was an author of books for juveniles, such as Willa and Hannah Herself. The collection includes correspondence, manuscripts, and research notes.
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

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.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection includes correspondence, manuscripts, and research notes. There are six manuscripts, 156 letters sent and 303 letters received.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Ruth Myers Franchere Papers, Ax 548, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

I:  ManuscriptsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
Hannah Herself
1 2-4
Jack London
1 5-6
Stampede North
1 4
Stephen Crane
1 5-7
The Travels of Colin O'Dae
1 8

II:  Correspondence (1957-1968)Return to Top

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
1 9
T. Y. Crowell
1 9

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Women authors, American--20th century
  • Young adult literature, American--Authorship
  • Personal Names :
  • Franchere, Ruth--Correspondence
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Correspondence
  • Manuscripts for publication