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Harriet E. Huntington papers, 1942-1974

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Huntington, Harriet E., 1909-1985
Title
Harriet E. Huntington papers
Dates
1942-1974 (inclusive)
Quantity
7.0 linear feet, (8 containers)
Collection Number
Ax 454
Summary
Harriet E. Huntington (1909-1985) was a photographer and author of children's books. The collection includes manuscripts, correspondence, reviews, photographs, biographical materials and family scrapbooks that reflect Huntington's career as an author.
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

Harriet Huntington was born on January 31, 1909 in Orlando, Florida to Harwood Huntington, a minister, and Grace Goodhue Huntington. She attended the Marlborough School for girls in Los Angeles, California and the Braircliff School in New York. Huntington studied music and dance, and toured with Michio Ito's dance company from 1929-1930.

Huntington's first book Let's Go Outdoors, published in 1939, was inspired by a child's question about insects and her inability to find age appropriate reading materials. She published 17 more books in subjects ranging from nature to technology. During her career she learned how to take the photographs that were an integral part of the books she wrote. Huntington died on June 12, 1985.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Harriet Huntington Papers contain manuscripts and photographs (most mounted on poster board) for several of her published books, specifically California Harbors, Cargoes, Let's go to the Woods, Let's look at Flowers, Let's Look at Insects, and Balinese Dancing. Also included is a manuscript for the unpublished Ballet Primer, which Ms. Huntington collaborated on with Maria Bekefi, also mounted on poster board. In addition, the collection contains correspondence, personal photographs and several family scrapbooks.

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 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], Harriet E. Huntington Papers, Ax 454, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Manuscripts and photographsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
1 1
California Harbors
1 1
Cargoes
1 1
Photographs
2 1
Let's Go to the Woods
2 2
Let's Go to the Woods
2 3
Let's Go to the Woods
3 1
The Ballet Primer
3 2
The Yosemite Story
3 3
The Yosemite Story
3 4
The Yosemite Story
3 5
The Yosemite Story
3 6
The Yosemite Story
4 1
Let's Look At Flowers
4 2
Let's Look At Flowers
4 3
Let's Look At Flowers
4 4
Let's Look At Flowers
4 5
Let's Look At Flowers
4 6
Let's Look At Flowers
4 7
Let's Look At Flowers
4 8
Let's Look at Insects
4 9
Let's Look at Insects
4 10
Let's Look at Insects
4 11
Let's Look at Insects
4 12
Let's Look at Insects
4 13
Let's Look at Insects
5 1
Balinese Dancing
5 2
Balinese Dancing

MemorabiliaReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Correspondence
Box Folder
6 1
Outgoing
October 19, 1971-May 9, 1972
6 2
Incoming: professional
August 8,1965-May 13,1974
6 3
Incoming: Professional
November 16, 1969-March 24, 1971
6 4
Incoming: Professional
January 19,1942-January 25,1968
6 5
Incoming: Professional
March 30, 1972-November 19, 1973
6 6
Incoming: Fan Mail
November 15, 1971
Book Reviews, Clippings and Miscellaneous
Box Folder
6 7
Book Reviews and 3 photographs
July 19, 1939-April 4, 1970
6 8
Book Reviews
August 31,1069-August 3,1970
6 9
Book Reviews and Newspaper clippings
November 30,1969-May, 1974
6 10
Book Fair: announcements and letters
6 11
Biographical material, publicity, clippings, reviews
Photographs and scrapbooks
Box Folder
6 12
Photographs
6 13
Scrapbook leaves: 76 pages
6 14
Scrapbook: leather bound, black, 5" x 9"
6 15
Scrapbook: leather bound, black, 7" x 9"
6 16
Scrapbook: Brown folder, 9" x 11"
6 17
Scrapbook: Leather bound, brown, 11" x 14"
6 18
Scrapbook: Leather bound, brown, soft, 11" x 14"

AddendaReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Correspondence
Box Folder
4 1
Cooper, Lois
1974
Manuscripts
Box Folder
4 2
Let's Look at Reptiles
4 3
Let's Look at Reptiles
4 4
Let's Look at Reptiles
4 5
Let's Look at Reptiles
4 6
Let's Look at Reptiles
4 7
Let's Look at Reptiles
4 8
Let's Look at Reptiles
Photographs
Box Folder
4 9
Photographs