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Vera Joyce Nelson papers, 1939-1979

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Nelson, Vera Joyce, 1903-
Title
Vera Joyce Nelson papers
Dates
1939-1979 (inclusive)
Quantity
14.5 linear feet, (11 containers, 1 volume)
Collection Number
Ax 662
Summary
Vera Joyce Nelson (1903- ) was an Oregon poet and officer in the Verseweavers, a poetry society out of Portland, Oregon. The collection consists of Nelson's personal and professional correspondence, published materials, and miscellaneous papers.
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. Collection includes sound recordings, moving images, or digital files to which access is restricted. Access to these materials is governed by repository policy and may require the production of listening or viewing copies. Researchers requiring access must notify Special Collections & University Archives in advance and pay fees for reproduction services as necessary.
Additional Reference Guides
Paper finding aid with additional information is available in Special Collections & University Archives.
Languages
English

Historical NoteReturn to Top

Vera Joyce Nelson (1903- ) was an Oregon poet and officer in the Verseweavers, a poetry group out of Portland, Oregon.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection consists of Nelson's personal and professional correspondence, published materials, and miscellaneous papers.

There are numerous correspondence files between Nelson and various members of the poetry and publishing communities. Correspondence is divided into incoming professional correspondence from 1938-1972 (526 letters), incoming personal correspondence from 1949-1972 (274 letters), and outgoing correspondence from 1951-1972 (62 letters). Major correspondents include: Glen Coffield, Ethel Romig Fuller, Wings Press, Helen Dickensheets, Courtland and Eleanor Matthews, and Caroline Patterson.

Published materials include copies of magazines and other publications in which Nelson's poetry appeared. There are also newsletters and bulletins from Verseweavers, the Oregon State Poetry Alliance, and the Willamette Writers Conference, among other organization with which Nelson was affiliated.

Among the miscellaneous papers are Nelson's high school thesis, notes and clippings on the sinking of the Feltre, and numerous newspaper clippings by and about Vera J. Nelson.

There are also 6 boxes of undescribed materials from a later accession, Up 318. Sound recordings on reel to reel tape are included in this material, as are books by other authors (many containing notes to Nelson), assorted papers and correspondence.

Historical NoteReturn to Top

Vera Joyce Nelson (1903- ) was an Oregon poet and officer in the Verseweavers, a poetry group out of Portland, Oregon.

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.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Vera Joyce Nelson papers, Ax 662, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top