• Share:
  • Download/Print:
  • PDF
Search

M. A. Jagendorf papers, 1916-1980

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Jagendorf, M. A. (Moritz Adolph), 1888-
Title
M. A. Jagendorf papers
Dates
1916-1980 (inclusive)
Quantity
8.0 linear feet, (17 containers)
Collection Number
Coll 045
Summary
Moritz A. Jagendorf (1888-1981) was a dentist in New York for forty years, but his true interests were in the folklore of Europe, Asia and America. He was the founder of the Free Theatre and director of the Children's Playhouse in New York, vice-president of the New York Folklore Society, and wrote numerous books, plays and short stories based on folktales, in addition to being a practicing dentist. The collection includes correspondence, literary manuscripts, lectures, research materials, and photographs.
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 Reading Room.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Moritz A. Jagendorf (1888-1981) was born on August 24 in Czernowitz, Austria and moved to New York in 1903. Jagendorf studied law at Yale, and earned a D.D.S. at Columbia in 1916. He also authored numerous books on folklore, and transformed folktales into plays and short stories for children. Jagendorf founded the Free Theatre and was director of the Children's Playhouse, and was active in organizations such as the Story League, Green Room Club, Overseas Press and the New York Folktale Society. After a short illness, he died on January 8, 1981.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Moritz A. Jagendorf Papers contain correspondence, manuscripts of plays, short stories and folktales, and research material relating to folklore. There are also interviews, printed materials concerning folklore, lecture notes, essays by other authors, newspaper clippings of human-interest stories, and photographs of folk art.

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 . 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], M. A. Jagendorf papers, Coll 045, , University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

CorrespondenceReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1
Correspondence
1916-1945
1 2
Correspondence
1947-1949
1 3
Correspondence
August 1949
1 4
Correspondence
August 1949-September 1949
1 5
Correspondence
October 1949-December 1949
1 6
Correspondence
1950
2 1
Correspondence
1951
2 2
Correspondence
January 1952-July 1952
2 3
Correspondence
August 1952-December 1952
2 4
Correspondence
January 1953-April 1953
2 5
Correspondence
May 1953-December 1953
2 6
Correspondence
1954-1964
2 7
Correspondence
1965-1980
2 8
Correspondence
undated

ManuscriptsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Plays
Box Folder
3 1
Barney and George
undated
3 1
By the Light of Moonshine
3 1
Caesar Takes a Walk
3 2
Circus Ghosts
undated
3 3
The Cut Throat
undated
3 3
Deacon Possum Goes a' Courtin', Bre'r Rabbit Gits a Gal
3 3
The Farce of Pierre Patelin
3 4
The Farce of Pierre Patelin
undated
3 4
The Farce of the Pie and the Tart
3 4
The Fatal Bath
3 4
The Ghost of Caesar's Hair
3 5
God Has Many Ways
undated
3 5
Her Dream
3 5
How the Sun Came to the Mi-Wok Indians
3 5
In the Dusk of the Day
3 5
Jealous Old Fool
4 1
Love in a French Tub
undated
4 1
A Merry Tale of Foolish Grown-Ups
4 1
The Miracle of Corpus Christi Day
4 1
The Miracle of Love
4 1
My Child
4 2
One Midnight in New York City
undated
4 3
The Part is Picked: A Comedy
undated
4 3
Paternity
4 3
A Play in One Act
4 3
Plays for Fun
4 4
Plays for Fun
undated
4 4
The Tale of the Tub
4 4
The Tales End?
4 4
Tenement Street Evening, or There's Another Way
4 4
Unto Eternity
4 5
The Vigilante Guardsmen
undated
4 5
What Ho! Helen of Troy
4 6
What Ho! Helen of Troy
undated
4 7
What Ho! Helen of Troy
undated
4 7
Wooden Soldiers: A Comedy of Revolutionary Days
5 1
Untitled
undated
5 2
Untitled
undated
Short stories and Folktales
Box Folder
5 3
Abu Dalameh: Poet of Laughter
undated
5 3
Caught by a Fish
5 3
Adventure on Lake Erie
5 3
The Adventures of Chuni Ram
5 3
Africa in Harlem
5 4
The Animal Game in the Sky
undated
5 4
Armenia
5 4
Armenia on Lexington Avenue: A Tale as Old as the World, A Hero Tale, A Merry Tale
5 4
Bah!
5 4
Barring Teacher
5 4
Bears is Bears
5 4
The Birthday Party: The Greatest Journey of All
5 4
The Bloodless Battle at the Elm Tree
5 4
Buffalo Cal
undated
5 4
The Bullfrogs of Riley's Pond
5 4
Barring Teacher
5 4
The Bully Blacksmith loses his Wingding
5 5
Burlington County's Roman Bath
undated
5 5
Butterfly and Beast
5 5
Call the Doctor, or Don't Be Afraid it Doesn't Hurt
5 5
Cat Inspector of Rhode Island
5 5
Caught by a Fish
5 5
Iktomi and the Ducks
5 6
Caught by a Fish
undated
5 6
Chinatown: The Punishment of the Sin of Sin
5 6
Cleopatra, Oh You Egyptian Catfish
5 6
The Clock Must Not Stop
5 6
Commodore Vanderbilt's First Boat
5 6
The Courageous Quaker of Flushing
5 6
Cute Aleck
5 6
Czechoslovakia Near the East River: Honza and Kaca
5 7
Desire Under the Hawser
undated
5 7
The Devil in Pennsylvania
5 7
The Devil's Footsteps
5 7
Don't You Remember
5 7
Doroque District
5 7
Down in Texas
5 7
The East Side: Caught By a Fish
5 7
The Enchanted Mule
5 7
The Endless Journey of Princess Moon
5 8
The Escape From the Sea
undated
5 8
Famous Nauphatic Incidents in History
5 8
Fancy Tom
5 8
Flattening of Quark's Head
5 8
The Finest Skeeters in All the World
5 8
First Canal Boat in Wabash, Indiana
5 8
France on Fifty-Second Street
6 1
France on Fifty-Second Street: the Story of Pierre Patelin the Lawyer
undated
6 1
The General and the Devil
6 1
The Ghost of the Peg-Leg Peter
6 1
The Ghost Who Wasn't a Ghost
6 1
The Giant Wind Eaters
6 1
The Giant of Indiana
6 1
Glass Coffin Antics
6 2
God's Own Country
undated
6 2
Gotham
6 2
Granny Martin's Cabin
6 2
The Great Conjure-Alligator-Man of Florida
6 2
The Great Sleigh Ride in Ohio
6 2
The Greatest Hoax on New York City: The Ladies Feast
6 2
Greece Near Knickerbocker Village
6 2
Grong Haugen's Handsome Bride
6 3
The Hawkins of Ohio
undated
6 3
History Repeats Itself
6 4
How the Clever Red Little Devil with the Cute Green Horns Got the Best of the Sea Witch Gor
undated
6 4
Huon the Horse
6 4
How Come Women Swish Their Skirts
6 4
How the Duyvil Gave New Amsterdam to the English
6 4
How King Itol was Cheated of His Due
6 4
How Sroove Loved like His Father Grool
6 4
How Thyll Proved to Seven Suabian Citizens that not a Single One of Them Had Drowned
6 5
Humor and Words
undated
6 5
Hungary Under the 'Ei': Fearless Sari
6 5
Huon the Horse
6 5
An Idea is Born
6 5
Iktomi and the Ducks
6 5
Indian Legends of California
6 5
The Irish Luck of Brian Hughes
6 6
It Is The Will of Allah
undated
6 6
Iwa the Everlaughing
6 6
The Jewels of All-Living-Mother-Earth
6 6
The Judgment of Little-Fat-Old-Woman
6 6
This'n That'n Everything
6 6
King John and the Abbot
6 7
Leonia's Ghost
undated
6 7
Little Italy in New York City: Lucky Grillo
6 7
Long Island
6 7
The Lord Said No
undated
6 7
Lost Among Wolves
6 7
Lucky Fourth Trial, Lucky Red Star
7 1
The Marvelous Hen of the Mountains
undated
7 1
Methods of Publicising a Discipline
7 1
Mighty Mose the Bowery B'Hoy
7 1
Miss Baskinville Goes a-Riding
7 1
Mistress Murray and Her Mulberry Wine
7 1
Mornin' Mighty Mose
7 1
Morse's Slough
7 2
Old Germany in Manhattan Isle
undated
7 2
One Town's Lore
7 3
Over the Rail
undated
7 3
The Poor Ploughman and the Rich Nobleman
7 3
Porto Rico Above Central Park
7 4
Preacher Cussoms' Great Victory
undated
7 4
Preacher John the Fine Witch Doctor
7 4
The President and the Lady with the Green Umbrella
7 4
Prince Sun and Princess Moon
7 4
List of Proverbs
7 4
Psychoanalysis for the Simple
7 4
Puffing Potter's Powerful Puff
7 5
Rag-a-Bag Mary and Tim
undated
7 5
Rag-a-Bag Round the World in New York
7 5
Real Folklore
7 5
The Rich Lady and the Ring
7 5
Riddles
7 5
Riot at Dannemore
7 5
Romance in Old Lousianna
7 6
Rungholt
undated
7 6
Seven You Won't Forget
7 6
The Smart Husband and the Smarter Wife
7 6
Spain Near the Brooklyn Bridge
7 6
The Sting that Comes From Stolen Honey
7 6
The Story that Was Never Told
7 7
Sunshine in the Forest
undated
7 7
Syria on the Hudson
7 7
The Tale of Abu Delama
7 7
The Tale of Farmer Lem in Kansas
8 1
The Tale of Godfrey Malbone
undated
8 1
The Tale of the Hope Tree
8 1
The Tale of the Little Water Birds
8 1
The Tale of a Merry Dance
8 1
The Tale of the Three Footsteps of the Devil
8 1
Tall Barney Beal
8 1
This'n That'n Everything
8 2
Three Armenian Tales
undated
8 2
The Three Wondrous Gifts of the Jewel Flowers
8 2
The Tombstone that Wouldn't Stand Still
8 2
Towards a Summer Evening in Boiling, Broiling Rivingston
8 3
The Treachery of King Grool
undated
8 3
"The Use of Folklore in Schools"
8 3
"The Utilization of Folklore in the Classroom"
8 3
The Violin's Song
8 3
The Voices of the Trees
8 3
Way Down Georgia
8 4
We Are Americans: How Juan Bobo Helped the Shepherd Boy
undated
8 4
West India Company
8 4
When the North-Wind Came with a Wild Haloo
8 4
Wherein is Related the Strange Birth of Our Hero and His Still Stranger Baptism
8 4
The White Mule Ghost of Maryland
8 5
Why Columbus Fell on His Knees and Thanked God When He Landed on Land
undated
8 5
Why Donkeys Should Never be Taught the Alphabet
8 5
Wind and Clouds A-Playing
8 5
The Women of Ohio
8 5
Xerxes Comes Across
Lectures and Notes on American Folklore
Box Folder
8 6
Lectures and Notes on American Folklore
undated
8 7
Lectures and Notes on American Folklore
undated
8 8
Lectures and Notes on American Folklore
undated
9 1
Lectures and Notes on American Folklore
undated
9 2
Lectures and Notes on American Folklore
undated
9 3
Essays by Others on American Folklore
undated
9 4
Miscellaneous Pages
undated

Research MaterialReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
9 5
Algiers
undated
9 6
American Tall Tales
undated
9 7
Tony Beaver Story
undated
9 8
Bees and Honey Story
undated
9 9
Bells
undated
10 1
Children's Plays
undated
10 2
Drummer Boy Story
undated
10 3
Edward Eggleston
undated
10 4
European and American Folktales
undated
10 5
Febold Feboldson Story
undated
10 6
Geography
undated
10 7
Helen of Troy
undated
10 8
Abe Lincoln
undated
10 9
Lo! The Informant
undated
10 10
Lorenzo Don
undated
10 11
Mehitabel Story
undated
11 1
New York City
undated
11 2
One Night in New York City
undated
11 3
Pecos Bill Story
undated
11 4
Precious Stones
undated
11 5
Romance in Old Louisiana
undated
11 6
Signs and Symbols
undated
11 7
Signals and Signs
undated
11 8
Tales of Comics
undated
11 9
Tammany Hall
undated
11 10
Tree Folklore
undated
11 11
Wentworth Story
undated
11 12
Wine, Women and Folklore
undated
11 13
Wine, Women and Folklore
undated
12 1
California
undated
12 2
Europe
undated
12 3
Europe
undated
12 4
Kansas
undated
12 5
Illinois
undated
12 6
Indiana
undated
12 7
Indiana
undated
12 8
Iowa
undated
13 1
Michigan
undated
13 2
Nebraska
undated
13 3
New York
undated
13 4
New York
undated
13 5
New York
undated
13 6
New York
undated
13 7
Ohio
undated
13 8
Ohio
undated
14 1
Turkish
undated
14 2
Washington
undated
14 3
Wisconsin
undated
14 4
Wisconsin
undated
14 5
Interviews B-G
undated
14 6
Interviews H-W
undated
15 1
Japan
undated
15 2
Interviews, Rubenfeld-Jagendorf
undated
15 3
Publicity Sheets
undated
15 4
Miscellaneous
undated
15 5
Miscellaneous
undated
15 6
Miscellaneous
undated
15 7
Miscellaneous
undated
15 8
Miscellaneous
undated
16 1
Miscellaneous
undated
16 2
Miscellaneous
undated
16 3
Printed matter
undated

Newspaper clippingsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
16 4
Newspaper clippings
undated
16 5
Newspaper clippings
undated
16 6
Newspaper clippings
undated
16 7
Newspaper clippings
undated

Photographs (PH054)Return to Top

0.01 linear feet
Jagendorf, Moritz Adolf, 1888-1981
Description Dates
PH054_01: Two Legs Before, Two Wheels Behind
1.0 unknown
Carved pig with 2 legs, and wheels
4 x 5 inches
not yet assigned
PH054_02: Blacksmith
1.0 unknown
5 x 4 inches
carved Blacksmith
not yet assigned
PH054_03: [carved dog]
1.0 unknown
5 x 4 inches
not yet assigned
PH054_04: Hog Killing Time
1.0 unknown
3 x 4 inches
Carved man ready to gut pig
not yet assigned
PH054_05: Lazy Bones
1.0 unknown
3 x 4 inches
Carved man with rifle leaning on tree
not yet assigned
PH054_06: Hillbilly Fiddler
1.0 unknown
5 x 3 inches
Carved fiddler
not yet assigned
PH054_07: Apple Jack
1.0 unknown
5 x 4 inches
Carved man next to keg
not yet assigned
PH054_08: [Carved 5 piece band]
1.0 unknown
4 x 6 inches
not yet assigned
PH054_09: Hillbilly Fiddler
1.0 unknown
6 x 4 inches
Carved fiddler
not yet assigned
PH054_10: Fire & Brimstone Preacher
1.0 unknown
5 x 3 inches
Carved Preacher
not yet assigned
PH054_11: Lewis Richardson
1.0 unknown
2 x 3 inches
Lewis on Street
not yet assigned
PH054_12: Torsonce House Stow
1.0 unknown
4 x 6 inches
House
not yet assigned
PH054_13: State Capitol Park Showing new Building Group, Harrisburg, PA
1.0 unknown
4 x 6 inches
drawing of New Building Group
not yet assigned
PH054_14: [Pitcher]
1.0 unknown
7 x 5 inches
not yet assigned