Collection of autographs of literary and political persons, 1864-1963  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969--CorrespondenceEvarts, Hal George, 1915-Ferber, Edna, 1887-1968--CorrespondenceHoover, Herbert, 1874-1964--CorrespondenceMacArthur, Douglas, 1880-1964Pershing, John J. (John Joseph), 1860-1948Sinclair, Upton, 1878-1968--CorrespondenceStevenson, Adlai E. (Adlai Ewing), 1900-1965--CorrespondenceTruman, Harry S., 1884-1972
Collection of autographs of literary and political persons
1864-1963 (inclusive)
0.025 linear feet, (1 folder)
Collection Number
Coll 390
This collection (1864-1963) contains letters and autographs from famous literary and political persons including Upton Sinclair, Douglas MacArthur, George (G. C.) Marshall, John J. Pershing, and Booker T. Washington.
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 production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

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It is not known who collected the letters in this collection; it was assumed they were collected for the purpose of creating a collection of famous autographs.

The collection contains handwritten and typed letters, and a few papers with just autographs.

There are autographs from:

Upton Sinclair, John P Marquand, Rebecca Biddle Wood, Bob Davis, Wendell Phillips, Herbert Hoover, S. L. Clemens, Alice Cary, Judge Learned Hand, Adlai S, Stevenson, Harry S. Truman, Douglas MacArthur, George (G. C.) Marshall, Hal G. Evarts, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Mary Ellen (?), Edna Ferber, Hugo L. Black, John J. Pershing, Thomas Jefferson Jackson See, John Tallmadge Bergen, Sir Wilfred T. Grenfell, Eva Supusoll (?) Wakefield, John Haynes Holmes, and Booker T. Washington.

Pinned to a letter from John Tallmadge Bergen is a piece of cloth with the words written on it, "Lt. Q. Roosevelt fell with this to his death." The cloth had been clipped from the remnants of the wings of Lieutenant Quentin Roosevelt's plane.

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Restrictions on Use

Property rights reside with Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections & University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Archival material may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal and/or state right to privacy laws and other regulations.

Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g. a cause of action for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of Oregon assumes no responsibility.

If a researcher finds sensitive personal information in a collection, please bring it to the attention of the reading room staff.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Collection of autographs of literary and political persons, Coll 390, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

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  • Subject Terms :
  • Authors, American--20th century
  • Generals--United States
  • Presidents--United States--Correspondence
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Autographs
  • Correspondence