Lilian Moore papers, 1952-1969  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Moore, Lilian
Lilian Moore papers
1952-1969 (inclusive)
1.5 linear feet, (1 container)
Collection Number
Ax 434
Lilian Moore (1909-2004) was an author of children’s books, teacher and member of the New York Bureau of Educational Research. The collection includes manuscripts, correspondence, and published works.
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

Lilian Moore (March 17, 1909-July 20, 2004), known for her work as a children’s author, poet, educator, and was born in New York City. She was educated at Hunter College, B.A., English, 1930; and did graduate work at Columbia University. Afterward, she began teaching elementary school. Skilled at working with illiterate children lead her to a position at New York's Bureau of Educational Research. She trained teachers to deal with reading difficulties. While she was working at the Bureau she began writing easy-to-read picture books. In addition to children's literature, she began the Scholastic's Arrow Book Club in 1957. Moore's first book of poetry, I Feel the Same Way (in this collection) appeared in 1967.

Lilian Moore received numerous awards for her work, including the New York Times Best Books of the Year selection in 1960; National Council of Teachers of English Award for excellence in poetry for children, 1985; and five times over her career was awarded the Child Study Association Children's Books of the Year. Lilian Moore is also known as Sara Asheron.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Lilian Moore Papers include published works, manuscripts and correspondence, including fan letters.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Lilian Moore Papers, Ax 434, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

ManuscriptsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
1 1
Bear Trouble
1 2
Just Right
1 3
Little Raccoon and the Outside World
1 4
Little Raccoon and the Thing in the Pool
1 5
Papa Albert
1 6
Tony the Pony

CorrespondenceReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
1 7
Correspondence, reviews, fan letters

Published WorksReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 8
Published articles
1 9
Daniel Boone
1 10
Just Right
1 11-12
Old Rosie, The Horse Nobody Understood
1 13
The Magic Spectacles
1 14
Everything Happens to Stuey
1 15
Little Raccoon and the Thing in the Pool
1 16
Bukie Wasbeer en die Ding in die Water, South African edition
1 17-18
The Little Raccoon and the Outside World
1 19
Buksie Wasbeer en die Ver Wereld, South African edition
1 20
I Feel the Same Way
1 21
I Feel the Same Way
1 22
Mr. Twitmeyer and the Poodle
1 23
Barney Beagle and the Cat
1 24
Papa Albert
1 25-26
The Snake that went to School
1 27
The Fox who Traveled
1 28
Danny’s Tiere Heissen Bozo
1 29
The Terrible Mr. Twitmeyer
1 30
Once Upon a Season
1 31
The Three Coats of Benny Bunny
1 32
Too Many Bozos
1 33
Tony the Pony
1 34
A Pickle for a Nickle
1 35
Famous Harbors of the World, Ghost written

AddendaReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 36
Famous Harbors of the World
1 37
I Thought I Heard the City
1 38
Little Raccoon and the Outside World
1 39
Papa Albert
1 40
Short story
1 41
1 42

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Children's literature, American--Authorship
  • Illustrated children's books--United States--Specimens
  • Women authors, American--20th century
  • Personal Names :
  • Moore, Lilian--Correspondence