Jane and Paul Annixter papers, 1956-1977  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Annixter, JaneAnnixter, Paul
Jane and Paul Annixter papers
1956-1977 (inclusive)
1.0 linear feet, (2 containers)
Collection Number
Ax 654
Jane (1903-1996) and Paul (1894-1985) Annixter wrote children's books, with emphasis on wildlife and adventures into nature. The collection contains manuscripts, corrections, drafts, and related correspondences and 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

Jane Annixter was born in Detroit, Michigan on June 22, 1903. Her father, also a writer, introduced her to writing at an early age. Her father influenced the commonplace objects subjects of her early writings, and later of assigned readings that allowed written expression and reading to become an important part of her life. Although her true name is Jane Levington Comfort, she married Paul Annixter, which provided the pseudonym Annixter. Her works can also be found under her maiden name of Jane Levington Comfort. She died on January 13, 1996.

Paul Annixter was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on June 25, 1894. He married Jane Levington Comfort on February 18, 1920. Paul Annixter is actually Howard Allison Sturtzel, and he wrote many books before marrying--but is most known for his works with his wife. His interests included gardening, reading, and mountain climbing. He died in November of 1985.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection is very well organized and shows a good portion of the process in which a book goes through-- Brown Rats, Black Rats is a good example of this.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Jane and Paul Annixter Papers, Ax 654, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

ManuscriptsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1
The Runner. First draft
1 2
Survival of Ahmeek. Carbon draft
1 3
Vikan the Mighty. First draft
1 4
Wagon Scout. First draft, second draft
1 5
2 1
2 2
Brown rats, black rats. Outline, critiques, first submission, final manuscript, related correspondences
2 3
Brown Rats, Black Rats. Various working versions
2 4
Last Monster. Manuscript, notes
2 5
Monkeys and Apes. First draft, final manuscript, master set, corrections
2 6
2 7
White Shell Horse. Working draft, final manuscript, research notes, related correspondence
2 8
White Shell Horse. Early version, miscellaneous notes
2 9
Year of the She-Grizzly

Correspondence and Miscellaneous papersReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
2 10

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Children's literature, American--Authorship
  • Publishers and publishing--Correspondence
  • Women authors, American--20th century
  • Young adult literature, American--Authorship
  • Personal Names :
  • Annixter, Jane
  • Annixter, Paul
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Manuscripts for publication