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Quail Hawkins papers, 1925-1974

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Hawkins, Quail
Title
Quail Hawkins papers
Dates
1925-1974 (inclusive)
Quantity
9.75 linear feet, (9 containers)
Collection Number
Ax 819
Summary
Quail Hawkins (1905-2002) was a writer of children's books. The collection includes published works, book length manuscripts as well as short stories, musicals, articles and poetry. The collection also includes clippings and correspondence that reflects her work.
Repository
University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
UO Libraries--SPC, 1299
University of Oregon
Eugene OR
97403-1299
Telephone: 541-346-3068
Fax: 541-346-3485
spcarref@uoregon.edu
Access Restrictions
Collection is open to the public. Collection must be used in Special Collections & University Archives Reading Room.
Languages
English

Historical NoteReturn to Top

(Helene) (Anne) Quail Hawkins (March 29, 1905-August 16, 2002), born in Spokane, Washington, is known for authoring children's books. She attended the University of California at Berkeley in 1927, without taking a degree, instead worked as a bookseller. She was also briefly on the staff of Publishers Weekly before joining Sather Gate Bookshop in 1931. Starting as a salesperson there, she eventually became head of the adult and juvenile departments. From 1954 to 1961 she worked in sales for the University of California Press before returning to Sather Gate Bookshop as a consultant on library services and book fairs. Hawkins enjoyed visiting schools and libraries, promoting children's literature; she also encouraged now-famous authors, such as Ursula K. Le Guin and Beverly Cleary to pursue writing careers. Among her own books are A Puppy for Keeps (1943), The Aunt- Sitter (1958), and her retelling of Androcles and the Lion (1970). In 1963 Hawkins also wrote material on children's literature for the Encyclopedia Britannica. She died in Pacific Grove, California.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Quail Hawkins Papers include published works, book length manuscripts, short stories, musicals, articles, poetry, clippings, and correspondence.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

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], Quail Hawkins Papers, Ax 819, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Loose IllustrationsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
1 1
Sketch by Don Freeman
1 2
Sketch of mouse in tux by Don Freeman
1 3
Illustration of baby beside crib
1 4
Cover design for Mark, Mark, Shut the Door
1 5
Illustration of Mark and Dog for Mark, Mark, Shut the Door
1 6
Illustration for Mark, Mark, Shut the Door

CorrespondenceReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 7
Outgoing
1948-1973
1 8
Incoming
1947-1973
1 9
Young Readers. Box of letters

Literary ManuscriptsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Book Length
Box Folder
1 10
Androcles and the Lion
1970
1 11
The Best Birthday. Early Draft
1954
1 12
The Best Birthday. Partial Draft
1954
1 13-14
The Best Birthday. Carbon
1954
1 15
The Best Birthday Original
1954
1 16
The Best Birthday. Radio Version
1954
1 17
Mountain Courage. Early Draft and Notes
1957
1 18
Mountain Courage
1957
1 19
Mountain Courage. Incomplete
1957
1 20
Quetzal Quest
1939
1 21
San Francisco Secret. Early Draft
1 22
San Francisco Secret
1 23
A Singing Wind
1 24
Too Many Dogs. Galley Proof
1946
Short Stories
Box Folder
1 25
The Admirals Ruffles
1 26
The Disappearing Ferry Boat
1 27
Feed 'Em First
1 28
'Fraidy Cat
1 29
Graciously Living
1 30
The King who Burned the Cakes
1 31
Osbert
1 32
Psychosomatic: Or What Ails my Car
1 33
A Red Dress For Leap Year
1 34
Summer Camps
1 35
The Sword of Honor
Articles
Box Folder
1 36
Books to Begin On
1 37
Books to Grow On. The Elementary English Review
1936
1 38
Books for the Younger Child
1 39
Children's Books Don't Grow on Trees
1 40
Children's Literature. Early Drafts
1953
1 41
Children's Literature. Final Draft, Carbon
1953
1 42
A Model Library for Boys and Girls
1933
1 43
A Plan for co-operative Promotion of Trade Juveniles in California
Musicals
Box Folder
1 44
Animal Cracker Suite: A Musical Play for Children
1 45
Animal Cracker Suite. 2 Carbons
1 46
Animal Cracker Suite. Earlier Script
1 47
Animal Cracker Suite. Script and Carbons
1 48
Animal Cracker Suite. Musical Scores
Poems
Box Folder
1 49
Poems
Clippings
Box Folder
1 50
Clippings
1 51
Who Wants and Apple/Don't Run Apple
1 52
The Aunt-Sitter
1 53
The Best Birthday
1 54
A Little Book of Prayers and Graces
1 55
Mountain Courage
1 56
A Puppy for Keeps/Who wants a Dog
1 57
Quetzal Quest
1 58
Pamphlets
1946-1950
1 59
Miscellaneous
1965-1967

Correspondence IIReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
2 1
Outgoing
1943-1945
2 2
Incoming
1943-1945

Published BooksReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
3 1
Mountain Courage. White Lion Edition
1974
3 2
Mountain Courage. World's Work Edition
1958
3 3
Best in Children's Books. Hawkins's The Best Birthday
1958
3 4
Quetzal Quest. Oxford Edition
1940
3 5
Quetzal Quest. Harcourt, Brace and Company
1939
3 6-7
Mark, Mark, Shut the Door
1947
3 8
Don't Run Apple
1944
3 9
A Puppy for Keeps
1943
3 10
The Aunt-Sitter
1958
4 1
The Anthology of Animal Tales. Quetzal Quest.
1946
4 2
Dawn. Valley Song. As Helena Hawkins
1925
4 3
Perspectives in Reading. Children Books and Reading. An Author Speaks: Quail Hawkins. "Bright is the Ring of Words"
1964
4 4
Treasure of the Tortoise Islands. Collins Edition
1942
4 5
Treasure of the Tortoise Islands. Harcourt Brace and Company
1940
4 6
Verirrt in den Rocky-Mountains. (Mountain Courage)
1967
4 7
Quetzal Quest. Children's Oxford
1968

Addenda IReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
5 1
Wooden notebook
5 2
Three illustrations
5 3
Miscellaneous
5 4
Review clippings
5 5
Photographs
5 6
Royalty statements and contracts
5 7
Reviews
Correspondence
Box Folder
5 8-9
From Children
5 10-15
Incoming
5 16-18
Outgoing
5 19
Encyclopedia Britannica. Article on children's literature
Manuscripts
Box Folder
5 20
A Singing Wind
5 21
Androcles and the Lion. Galley
5 22
Apple and Aunt Duck
5 23
A Puppy for Keeps
5 24
Friends of the Earth. Manuscript And research information
5 25
Don't Run
5 26
A Tale with no Moral
5 27
The Aunt Sitter
5 28
Who Wants and Apple
5 29
Dear Santa, A Christmas Play
5 30
Prayers
5 31
Building a Library for Your Boys and Girls
5 32
Early poetry, essays and plays

Addenda IIReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
6-7
Loose correspondence, both incoming and outgoing from various
7
Publisher's Weekly
1952-1954
7
Box of newspaper articles, correspondence and manuscripts
7
Aunt-Sitter
7
Boola Boola
7
Loose manuscripts
Folder
8 1
Tearsheets
8 1
Loose notes and materials
8 1
Scrapbook titled The Cat and Man
8 1
A large book of family ancestry
9 1
Loose newspaper articles
9 1
Scrapbook
9 1
Manuscripts
9 1
Photographs