Elisa Bialk papers, 1947-1968  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Bialk, Elisa
Title
Elisa Bialk papers
Dates
1947-1968 (inclusive)
Quantity
4.5 linear feet, (3 containers)
Collection Number
Ax 503
Summary
Elisa Bialk (1912-1990) grew up in Chicago and was still in high school when she began to publish articles in magazines and newspapers. The Elisa Bialk Papers contain a large collection of complete manuscripts from Bialk's children's novels. There is also detailed correspondence as well as a variety of fan mail.
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

Elisa Bialk was born on October 4, 1912 in Chicago, Illinois, where she grew up. She was the daughter of John and Martha (Holcher) Bialk. She attended Northwestern University School of Journalism. Bialk married L. Martin Krautter in 1934, and they had two daughters.

Bialk was still in high school when she began to have articles published in magazines and newspapers. After her marriage she focused on short story and play writing,. She also spent time writing poetry and short stories. Her story "The Sainted Sisters" was turned into a play, and later made into a film in 1948. She wrote the "Tizz" series for Childrens Press.

Elisa Bialk Krautter died of cancer on February 28, 1990, on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.

Source: Contemporary Authors Online, Gale, 2003.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Elisa Bialk Papers contain a large collection of complete manuscripts from Bialk's children novels. There is also detailed correspondence as well as a variety of fan mail.

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 and University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Elisa Bialk Papers, Ax 503, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

ManuscriptsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1-3
The Colt of Cripple Creek
1953
1 3-6
Giant of the Rockies
1955
1 7
The Horse Called Pete
1948
1 8-9
Marty
1953
1 10-12
Marty Goes to Hollywood
1954
1 13-16
Marty Goes to Campus
1956
1 17-21
Orville Mouse in the Opera House
1956
1 22-23
Passport Summer
1959
2 1-4
Ride 'Em Peggy
1950
2 5-6
The Silver Purse
1952
2 6-7
Taffy's Foal
1949
2 8
Tizz
1955
2 9-13
Tizz at the Stampede
1968
2 14-15
Tizz in Cactus Country
1964
2 16-19
Tizz in Texas
1966
2 20-21
Tizz in the Canadian Rockies
1968
3 1-2
Tizz in the Canadian Rockies
1968
3 3
Tizz on a Horse Farm
1964
3 4-7
Wild Horse Island
1951

Correspondence, 1947-1968Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
3 1
Children's Press
1947-1950
3 2
Hought Mifflin
1949-1953
3 3
World Publishing Company
1951-1959
3 4
Fitsgibbon, E. G.
1954-1968
3 4
Nelson, Ozzie and Harriet
3 4
Poppe, Harry H.
3 4
Reilly Walter
3 4
Schary, Dore

MiscellaneousReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
3 5
Publicity Matters
3 6-10
Fan Mail

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Children's literature, American--Authorship
  • Publishers and publishing--Correspondence
  • Women authors, American--20th century
  • Young adult literature, American--Authorship
  • Personal Names :
  • Bialk, Elisa
  • Bialk, Elisa--Correspondence
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Manuscripts for publication