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Ruth Gipson Plowhead papers, 1931-1969

Overview of the Collection

Plowhead, Ruth Gipson, 1877-1970
Ruth Gipson Plowhead papers
1931-1969 (inclusive)
2.0 linear feet, (3 containers)
Collection Number
Ax 713
Ruth Gipson Plowhead (1877-1970) is known for authoring books for children and young people. The collection consists of manuscripts, books and short stories, minor correspondence, and original illustrations by Agnes Randall Moore
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.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Ruth Gipson Plowhead (1877-1970) born in Greeley, Colorado, was a newspaper editor and author of books for juveniles. She was educated at the College of Idaho, now called Albertson College of Idaho.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection includes manuscripts for both published and non-published short stories, plays, books, and articles, as well as tear sheets, radio scripts, correspondence, scrapbooks, and original illustrations by Agnes Randall Moore.

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 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], Ruth Gipson Plowhead Papers, Ax 713, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Literary ManuscriptsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1
Belinda's Log Cabin Quilt, 1
1 2
Belinda's Log Cabin Quilt, 2
1 3
Betty Sue and Sally Lou, printer's copy
1 4
Josie and Joe, original manuscript
1 5
Josie and Joe, manuscript fragments
1 6
Lucretia Ann on the Oregon Trail
1 7
On Silver Heels, incomplete manuscript
1 8
The Silver Nightingale, printer's copy and illustrations
1 9
Benjamin and the Indians, play
1 10
Short stories, published separately and in The Silver Nightingale
1 11
Short story manuscripts, unpublished? 1
1 12
Short story manuscripts, unpublished? 2
1 13
Historical anecdotes
1 14
Feature articles
1 15
Radio scripts, adapted from stories by Ruth Gipson Plowhead
1 16
College years' manuscripts
1 17
Manuscripts, holograph fragments
1 18
Manuscripts, typewritten fragments
1 19

TearsheetsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 19
1942, 1946

CorrespondenceReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 20
Correspondence, incoming
1 21
Correspondence, outgoing

MiscellaneousReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 22
Writings of Mr. And Mrs. A. E. Gipson
1 23
Book Shelf scrapbook
1 24
Lucretia Ann on the Oregon Trail. Published book

IllustrationsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
2 1
Lucretia Ann on the Oregon Trail
2 2
The Silver Nightingale
2 3
Single illustrations
2 4
Unidentified illustrations
2 5
Josie and Joe
2 6
Betty Sue and Sally Lou
2 7
Lucretia Ann on the Sagebrush Plain
2 8
Mile High Cabin
2 8
Loose illustrations