Elma Ehlrich Levinger papers, 1912-1958  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Levinger, Elma Ehrlich, b. 1887
Elma Ehlrich Levinger papers
1912-1958 (inclusive)
1.5 linear feet, (1 container)
Collection Number
Ax 309
Elma Levinger (1887-1958) was an author known for her books on Jewish history and culture. The biographical material, manuscripts, and publications in the collection represent her work.
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

Elma Levinger (October 6, 1887-1958) was an author, nationally known for her plays and books on Jewish history and culture. Born in Chicago, she was educated at the University of Chicago, and at Radcliffe College. Elma Levinger won numerous prizes for her plays and novels, including an award of honor for her outstanding contributions to Jewish juvenile literature by the National Jewish Book Council. Twelve of her books have been done in Braille.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection includes biographical information, news clippings, manuscripts, and publications of her work.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Elma Ehrlich Levinger Papers, Ax 309, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon, Eugene, Or.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Biographical InformationReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1
Biography. Obituary.

ManuscriptsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
1 2
At the Crossroads
1 3
Benefit of Clergy
1 4
Crane Creek
1 5-6
The Dove and the Eagle
1 7-8
Lonely Road
1 9
The Long Trail
1 10
The Lost Saint
1 11
Mightier Than the Sword
1 12
Son of the House
1 13
The Wilderness Road
1 14
Miscellaneous short pieces

PublicationsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 15
An Assembly Program On Social Justice: For the High School
1 16
Bride Maiden
1 17
Bondsmen: A Play for the High School
1 18
"The Call of the Trumpet." Tear sheet
1 19
"The Feast of Lights: A Story of Israel." From World Youth Adventures in Israel
1 20
Great Jewish Women in American History
1 21
In the Night Watches: A drama in One Act for Youth Clubs
1 22
In the Night Watches: A One-act Play for the High School Department of the Religious School
1 23
The Jews in America. Tear sheet
1 24
Joseph and His Brothers. Libretto
1 25
The Last Curtain. Tear sheet from The Review
1 26
A Purim Present
1 27
A Child of the Frontier: A One Act Play About Abraham Lincoln
1 28
Elijah: Prophet of the One God. Heroes of God Series
1 29
The Burden
1 30
Bread for Beauty
1 31
The Return of the Prodigal
1 32
Ruth: A little play for Shabuoth
1 33
"Snaring the Lion: A play in one act." The Drama: A Quarterly Review
May 1919
1 34
The Tenth Man
1 35
Through the School Year
1 36
The Wall Between
1 37
The Young Defender: A Short Sketch for Hanukka
1 38
1 39
Untitled publication.
1 40
A Peace Pageant: For Children and Young People
1 41
Playmates in Egypt
1 42
Alaric Jourdan's House and Other Plays
1 43
Jephthah's Daughter: A Biblical Drama in One Act. Two copies
1 44
The Jewish Holidays: Brief Descriptions and Explanations of the Jewish Holy Days and Festivals
1 45
Israel's Arrow: A Lag B'omer fantasy in verse. Two Copies.
1 46
It Is Time: A Peace Play in One Act
1 47
Great Jews Since Bible Times for Young People
1 48
"Green Shutters" from The Review
November 1922
1 49
In Many Lands: Stories of How the Scattered Jews Kept Their Festivals
1 50
The Great Hope. Tear sheets
1 51
Fighting Angel: The Story of Henrietta Szold

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • American literature--Jewish authors
  • Jewish authors--United States--20th century
  • Jewish literature--Authorship
  • Jews--History--Juvenile literature
  • Women authors, American--20th century
  • Young adult literature, American--Authorship
  • Personal Names :
  • Levinger, Elma Ehrlich, b. 1887