Rutherford Montgomery papers, 1931-1973  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Montgomery, Rutherford George, 1896-
Title
Rutherford Montgomery papers
Dates
1931-1973 (inclusive)
Quantity
25.75 linear feet, (19 containers)
Collection Number
Ax 352
Summary
The collection of Rutherford Montgomery includes manuscripts (book length, short story and anthology), published works, correspondence, miscellaneous items (such as speeches, screenplays and screeplay ideas for television and movies), tearsheets, illustrations, scrapbooks, articles, other writings, third party manuscripts, photographs and several other materials that represent Montgomery's career as an author and his career at Walt Disney Studios.
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
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Rutherford George Montgomery (April 12, 1894-July 3, 1985) was born in Straubville, North Dakota to George Y. and Matilda (Proctor) Montgomery. He married Eunice Opal Kirks on February 14, 1930. They had three children: Earl, Polly Montgomery Hecathorn and Marylin Montgomery Fitch. Montgomery attended school at Colorado Agricultural College, at the Western State College of Colorado and the University of Nebraska. He loved flying and the outdoor life. During his life he was a member of the Society of authors, Western Writers of America and Writers Guild of America West.

During his career, Montgomery was a teacher at Hot Springs Elementary School in Hot Springs, Wyoming from 1915 to 1917. From 1917 to 1919 he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps. When he left the service he went back into education as a teacher and principal at Delta County High Schools in Cedar Ridge, Colorado from 1921 to 1924. He then served as principal at Montrose County Junior High School in Montrose, Colorado from 1924 to 1928. Later, for the state of Colorado Montgomery served as Gunnison county judge from 1931 to 1936 and as budget commissioner from 1932 to 1938. Following ths Montgomery spent several years in the literary world, as a freelance writer of children's books from 1939 on. He was a ghost writer for the Dick Tracy series from 1941 to 1946 then became a teacher of creative writing at Los Gatos, California from 1955 to 1957 before going to the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California as a writer from 1958 to 1962.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection contains a variety of contents ranging from manuscripts to published works to correspondence and a variety of other items. This collection includes tearsheets, articles, screenplays and screenplay ideas.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Rutherford Montgomery Papers, Ax 352, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series:  CorrespondenceReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Subseries: Outgoing correspondence
Box Folder
1 1
Outgoing correspondence
1931-1965
Subseries: Incoming correspondence
Box Folder
1 2
A-M
1933-1962
1 3
N-Z
1933-1962
1 4
A-Z
1939-1962
1 5
Jacob Bates Abbott
1939-1940
1 6
Caxton Printers, Ltd.
1936-1953
1 7
Board of Christian Education
1939-1950
1 8
Boys Today
1941-1945
1 9
Derrydale Press
1938-1940
1 10
Doubleday and Co., Inc.
1948-1964
1 11
Grosset and Dunlap, Inc.
1939-1961
1 12
Henry Holt and Co. Inc.
1939-1961
1 13
Houghton Mifflin Co.
1938-1950
1 14
Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
1955-1961
1 15
Lenniger Literary Agency
1940-1941
1 16
David McKay Co.
1936-1946
1 17
Julian Messner, Inc.
1941-1947
1 18
Geo. A. Pflaum, Pub.
1940-1949
1 19
Joseph T. Shaw
1938-1941
1 20
Regarding State Budget Commission
1935-1939
1 21
U.S. Air Force
1956-1961
1 22
Western Writers of America
1958
1 23
Westminster Press
1943-1960
1 24
Whitman Publishing Co.
1943-1946
1 25
Whitman Publishing Co.
1943-1946
1 26
Willis Kingsley Wing, Author's Representative
1947-1950
1 27
World Publishing Co.
1962-1963

Series:  ManuscriptsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Subseries: Booklength
Box Folder
1 28
Amikuk
1 29
Beaver Water
1 30
Beaver Water
1 31
Capture of the West Wind
1 32
Claim Jumpers of Marble Canyon
1 33
The Defiant Heart
1 34
The Defiant Heart
1 35
Dolphins As They Are
1 36
Dolphins As They Are
2 1
Kent Barstow Aboard the Dyna-Soar
2 2
Kent Barstow and the Commando Flight
2 3
Kent Barstow and the Commando Flight
2 4
Kent Barstow and the Commando Flight
2 5
Kent Barstow and the Commando Flight
2 6
Kent Barstow on a B-70 Mission
2 7
Kent Barstow, Spaceman
2 8
Kent Barstow, Spaceman
2 9
Kent Barstow, Spaceman
2 10
A Kinkajou on the Town
2 11
A Kinkajou on the Town
2 12
McNulty's Holiday
2 13
Mr. Jim
2 14
Mr. Jim
2 15
Mr. Jim
2 16
Mr. Jim
2 17
See Catch
2 18
Shag of Pine Valley
2 19
The Silver Hills
2 20
Snowman
2 21
Snowman
2 22
Snowman
2 23
The Stubborn One
2 24
The Stubborn One
2 25
White Mountaineer
Subseries: Short Stories
Box Folder
2 26
A-Z
Subseries: Scripts and Scenarios
Box Folder
2 27
Cougar (Walt Disney Productions)
2 28
El Blanco, Legend of the White Stallion (Walt Disney Productions)

Series:  MiscellaneousReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Subseries: Materials and Memorabilia
Box Folder
2 29
Working Notes
2 30
Collected Manuscript
2 31
Reviews and Promotions

Series:  Addenda 1Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Subseries: Manuscripts
Box Folder
3 1
Wild Animals As I Know Them
Subseries: Correspondence
Box Folder
3 2
General correspondence
3 3
Brandt and Brandt
3 4
Caxton Printers
3 5
Doubleday, Doran and Co.
3 6
Dresser, Davis
3 7
Halliday and McCloy
3 8
Dresser, Davis (cont.)
3 9
Dresser Davis: Contracts
3 10
Kline, Otis A.
3 11
Lenniger Literary Agency
3 12
Serial Publication
3 13
Shaw, Joseph T.
3 14
Fan letters
3 15
Royalty Reports
3 16
The P.F. Volland Co.
3
2 Scrapbooks of letters
Folder
3 17
Outgoing correspondence
3 18
Incoming correspondence
1956-1969
3 19
Miscellaneous
3 20
Miscellaneous

Series:  Addenda 2Return to Top

Container(s) Description
Subseries: Film Scripts and Scenarios
Box Folder
4 1
Basic Seance
Subseries: Manuscripts
Box
4
Beaver Water
Folder
4 2
Dark Interlude (Two Versions)
4
The Defiant Heart
Folder
4 3
Dolphins As They Are
4 4
Ghost Town Gold
4
Untitled Proofs
Folder
4 5
Kent Barstow Aboard the Dyna-Soar
4 6
Kent Barstow On a B-70 Mission
4 7
McNulty's Holiday
4 8
Missile Away
4
Snowman
Folder
4 9
Tom Pittman, USAF

Series:  Addenda 3Return to Top

Container(s) Description
Subseries: Manuscripts
Box Folder
5 1
All About Beavers
5 2
At the Foot of Sleepy Cat
5 3
At the Foot of Sleepy Cat
5 4
BoBus
5 5
Croppy's Journey
5 6
Dolphins As They Are
5 7
Dolphins As They Are
5 8
The End of the Rainbow
5 9
Ghost Town Gold
5 10
Ghost Town in Carbon Canyon
5 11
Ice Blink
5 12
In Your Hands
5 13
Into the Groove
5 14
Jerome Kildee Builds a House
5 15
Jerome Kildee's Pilgrimage
5 16
A Kinkajou on the Town
5 17
Little Tim's Raccoon
5 18
Monte the Bear
5 19
McGonnigle's Lake
5 20
Midnight
5 21
Pekan the Shadow
5 22
Side by Side
5 23
Snowman
5 24
The Stubborn One
5 25
Tim's Mountain
5 26
Whitetail
Subseries: Miscellaneous
Box Folder
6 1
Short Stories
6 2
WWA Anthology
6 3
Untitled
6 4
Correspondence
6 5
Research
6 6
Research
6 7
Miscellaneous
6
6 books and other miscellaneous loose items
Subseries: Manuscripts
Box Folder
7 1
Amikuk
7 2
Beaver Water
7 3
Black Powder Empire
7 4
Comanche Trail
7
Mountain Man
Folder
7 5
Posted Water
7
Snowman

Series:  Addenda 4Return to Top

Container(s) Description
Subseries: Outgoing correspondence
Box Folder
7 6
Letters Sent
Subseries: Incoming correspondence
Box Folder
7 7
Letters Received
7 8
Caxton Printers
7 9
Doubleday and Co.
7 10
Duell, Sloan and Pearce
7 11
Meredith Press
7 12
World Publishing Co.
7 13
Writers Guild of America
7 14
Walt Disney Productions
8 1
Caxton Printers
8 2
Barthold, Fles
8 3
Meredith Press- Duell Sloan and Pearce
8 4
Incoming correspondence
8 5
World Publishing Co.
Subseries: Outgoing correspondence
Box Folder
8 6
Outgoing correspondence

Series:  Addenda 5Return to Top

Container(s) Description
Subseries: Manuscripts
Box Folder
8 7
Bear by the Tail
8 8
El Blanco
8 9
Broken Trails
8 10
Claim Jumpers of Marble Canyon
8 11
Cougar
8 12
Dolphins As They Are
8 13
Folly Mountain Gold
8 14
The Invasion of Carbon Canyon
8 15
Ghost Town in Carbon Canyon
8 16
The Golden Stallion
8 17
The Golden Stallion's Mystery Feud
8 18
The Golden Stallion to the Rescue
8 19
In Happy Hollow
8 20
Into the Groove
8 21
Joe Meek, Mountain Man
8 22
Kent Barstow and the Dyna Soar Mission
8 23
Kent Barstow, Secret Agent
8 24
Klepty
8 25
The Living Wilderness
9 1
The Living Wilderness
9 2
McGonnigle's Lake
9 3
McNulty's Holiday
9 4
Maverick Mountain
9 5
Mountain Maid
9 6
Oddessy of an Otter
9 10
Posted Water
9 11
Rufus
9 12
Red Runs the River
9 13
9 14
SAC World Series
9 15
See Catch
9 16
Sex Isn't Everything
9 17
The Shadow Strikes
9 18
Smoky Trail
9 19
Snow Man
9 20
The Stubborn One
9 21
The Vanishing Herds
9 22
The Weary Land
9 23
Weecha, The Racoon
9 24
Short Fiction
9 25
Outlines, Miscellaneous
9 26
Tear sheets

Series:  Addenda 6Return to Top

Container(s) Description
Subseries: Outgoing correspondence
Box Folder
10 1
Outgoing correspondence
Subseries: Incoming correspondence
Box Folder
10 2
Incoming correspondence
10 3
Fan letters

Series:  Addenda 7Return to Top

Container(s) Description
Subseries: Manuscripts
Box Folder
10 4
Dick's Blue Streak
10 5
Dolphins As They Are
10 6
The Golden Stallion on the Adventure Trail
10 7
Pocket Money
Subseries: Miscellaneous
Box Folder
10 8
Magazines
10 9
Royalties
10 10
Royalties
10 11
Royalties

Series:  Addenda 8Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Subseries: Correspondence
1950-1973
Box Folder
11 1
Correspondence
11 2
Fan Mail
11 3
Fan Mail
11 4
Fan Mail
11 5
Fan Mail
11 6
Fan Mail
11 7
Fan Mail
11 8
Fan Mail
Subseries: Manuscripts
Box Folder
11 9
Flash the Teenage Otter
11 10
Golden Stallion and the Mysterious Feud
11 11
The Hoofbeats of Sinful Sam
11 12
Into the Groove
11 13
Jack Knapp, Hero of the Teslin Trail
11 14
Jeff and the Jaguarundi
11 15
Jerome Kildee Builds a House
11 16
Mystery Has Craighead
11 17
The Mystery of the Old Quarry
11 18
Night Ride
11 19
Klepty
11 20
Pekan the Shadow
11 21
The Shadowed Hills
11 22
The Shadowed Hills
11 23
Yosemite
11 24
Published Animal Stories
11 25
Tear Sheets
11 26
SAC Series
Subseries: Miscellaneous
Box Folder
11 27
Notes and General Research
11 28
Publicity/ Miscellaneous
11 29
Scrapbook of Rejections
11 30
Speaking Engagements
1950-1972
11 31
Wilderness photographs
Subseries: Manuscripts
Box Folder
12 1
All That Glitters
12 2
Death Has Yellow Eyes
12 3
Death Has Yellow Eyes
12 4
Hill Ranch
12 5
Hill Ranch
12 6
Hill Ranch
12 7
The Mystery of Crystal Canyon
12 8
The Mystery of Crystal Canyon
12 9
Seecatchie
12 10
Seecatchie
12 11
Seecatchie
12 12
Seecatchie
12 13
Treasure at Craghead
12 14
Treasure at Craghead
12 15
Yellow Eyes
12 16
Untitled
12 17
Miscellaneous Leaves
Subseries: Manuscripts by Other Authors
Box Folder
12 18
Olde English by Robert Wilson

Series:  Addenda 9Return to Top

Container(s) Description
Subseries: Correspondence
Box Folder
12 19
Outgoing
12 20
Incoming
12 21
Robert Carlisle
12 22
Eunice Montgomery
Subseries: Manuscripts
Box Folder
12 23
Bobus
12 24
The Cats Have Shared
12 25
The Golden Stallion's Rival
12 26
Hockey Champ
12 27
The Invasion of Carbon Canyon
12 28
Mission Intruder
12 29
The Shadowed Hills
12a
Carcajou Illustrations
Subseries: Manuscripts
Box Folder
13 1
Shiny on Your Side
13 2
Song Dog of the Dawn
13 3
Survival in a Cat's World
13 4
Weary Land
13 5
Yosemite
13 6
Screenplays
Subseries: Miscellaneous
Box Folder
13 7
Fan Mail and Drawings
13 8
Contracts, Royalty Payments, etc.
13 9
Photos, Certificates, Awards and Memorabilia
13 10
Writer's Guild
13
Two books by Al Avery

Series:  Addenda 10Return to Top

Container(s) Description
Subseries: Outgoing correspondence
Box Folder
14 1
1943-1960
14 2
1961-73
14 3
A-Car
14 4
Caxton Printers
14 5
Ch-D
14 6
E-Fi
14 7
Fles, Barthold
14 8
Fo-Go
14 9
Gr-I
14 10
J-K
14 11
L-Lee
14 12
Lenninger
14 13
Leu-Ly
14 14
M
14 15
N
14 16
O-P
14 17
R-S
14 18
T-U
14 19
W
14 20
Z
14 21
Miscellaneous
Subseries: Manuscripts
Box Folder
14 22
Amikuk 1
14 23
Amikuk 2
14 24
Big Red
14 25
Catch a Sea Lion
15 1
Choppy's Journey 1
15 2
Choppy's Journey 2
15 3
Choppy's Journey 3
15 4
Comanche Trail
15 5
Corey's Monster
15 6
Danger Flight
15 7
Disaster Canyon
15 8
Dolphin on the Loose
15 9
Ghost Town Gold
15 10
The Golden Stallion
15 11
The Hills are Home
15 12
Jet Navigator
15 13
Jungle Boy #1
15 14
Jungle Boy #2
15 15
Kilgee House
15 16
Kit
15 17
Klepty
15 18
Little Tim's Racoon
15 19
Missile Army
15 20
Mister Jim
15 21
Mystery of the Turquoise Frog
15 22
Old Grizzly
15 23
Pocket Monkey
15 24
Posted Water
15 25
Prisoner in the Circle
15 26
Rufus
15 27
Rufus
16 1
Shadowed Hills
16 2
Shadowed Hills
16 3
Shadowed Hills
16 4
Shorty
16 5
Side by Side
16 6
The Silver Mug
16 7
Skippy
16 8
Show Man
16 9
Survival in a Cat's World
16 10
Survival in a Cat's World
16 11
Trail Dust
16 12
Tracy Twins South of the Border
16 13
Treasure at Craghead
16 13
West of Muddy River
16 14
West of Muddy River
16 15
Yellow Eyes
16 16
Black Bear
16 17
Brown Clown
16 18
Come to Mountain
16 19
Cougar
16 20
Dark Interlude
16 21
Disney Material
16 22
El Blanco
16 23
Face in the Window
16 24
Flash
16 25
Flash
16 26
Flash
16 27
High Button
16 28
Man Against the House
17 1
Matter of Rank
17 2
Matter of Rank
17 3
The Pack
17 4
SAC Series
17 5
Sancho
17 6
Trooper's Three
17 7
Up in Henry's Room
17 8
Uranium
17 9
Weecha
17 10
Yellow Eyes
17 11
Almost a Man
17 12
Bring in Your Ship
17 13
Chickaree
17 14
The Door
17 15
Eye Witness
17 16
Fragile Tenancy
17 17
The Hungry Jaguar
17 18
An Inch of Time
17 19
It Pays to Be Lazy
17 20
King
17 21
Not to Be a Frosh
17 22
The Road
17 23
Under the Mountain
17 24
Welcome Home
17 25
The White Killer
17 26
Angles on Writing the Western Juvenile
17 27
King Sized Rat
17 28
One Grizzly
17 29
Uranium Widow
17 30
Hockey Champ
17 31
Kinkajpu
17 32
Ways of the Wild
Subseries: Miscellaneous
Box Folder
17 33
Untitled Narrative
17 34
Story Outlines
17 35
Pitman Material
17 36
Outline for "The Story"
17 37
Biographical Material
Subseries: Third Party Manuscripts
Box Folder
17 38
Aley, Al. Little Lost Burro
17 39
Barker, Elliot. Four in a Day
17 40
Barker, Elsa. Line Camp Christmas
17 41
Barker, O.S. The Button and the Bronc
17 42
Bunch, Charlie. Men Are That Way
17 43
Charman, John. Navajo Common Law
17 44
Croy, Harlan. Homer the Pig.
17 45
Dashew, Martha. Diaper a Weigh
17 46
Dashew, Martha. Diaper a Weigh
17 47
Dashew, Martha. Diaper a Weigh
17 48
Dashew, Stanley. Skipper of the Constellation
17 49
Ellis, Ray G. Thundercloud
17 50
Halacy, Jr. D.S. Brong For a Greenhorn
17 51
Lane, Fred
17 52
Marx, S.
17 53
McCornack
17 54
McGowan
17 55
Mellinger
17 56
Nelson, A.
17 57
Taylor, S.W.
17 58
Thurston, J.H.
17 59
Vance, W.
17 60
Warren, Beatrice
Subseries: Miscellaneous
Box Folder
17 61
Photographs
17 62
News clippings: Biographical material
17 63
News clippings and reviews of Montgomery books
17 64
Tear sheets
17
Artwork and miscellaneous loose items

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Authors, American--20th century
  • Children's literature, American--Authorship
  • Screenwriters--United States
  • Personal Names :
  • Montgomery, Rutherford George, 1896-
  • Montgomery, Rutherford George, 1896---Correspondence
  • Corporate Names :
  • Walt Disney Productions
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Book illustrations
  • Photographs
  • Scenarios
  • Scrapbooks.
  • Screenplays
  • Speeches
  • Tear sheets