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Walter Nelson Morey papers, 1939-1990

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Morey, Walt
Title
Walter Nelson Morey papers
Dates
1939-1990 (inclusive)
Quantity
50.0 linear feet, (94 containers, 39 volumes)
Collection Number
Coll 230
Summary
Walt Morey (1907-1992), award-winning author of Gentle Ben, Year of the Black Pony, and numerous other juvenile and adult books set in the Pacific Northwest, was determined to become a writer despite a youthful lack of interest in school. Morey slowly mastered his craft by writing short stories for pulp magazines, drawing on his varied life experiences. After the pulp magazine market dried up, Morey’s wife Rosalind convinced him to try children’s fiction; his first attempt yielded the classic Gentle Ben. Spurred by the book’s critical and financial success, Morey went on to write over fourteen more novels and non-fiction books. The Walt Morey collection consists largely of fiction manuscripts and correspondence. Biographical material, non-fiction manuscripts, magazines, scrapbooks, children’s art work and other personal materials are also included. This inventory represents an incorporation of all the material received between 1967 and 1993.
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

Walter Nelson Morey was born February 3, 1907 in Hoquiam, Washington. He began school in 1912 in Jasper, Oregon, and struggled throughout his career as a student. He did not find his desire for writing until after graduating from high school. He had read a Zane Grey novel entitled The Vanishing American, and disliked the book’s ending so much that he decided to write a new one; after doing so, he knew he wanted to become a writer. His previous indifference to school caused him problems at first, but he copied stories from magazines word for word to learn why they were punctuated as they were. Over the next ten years Morey wrote a two million word novel, rewriting it almost fourteen times. He never sent it to a publisher, but it taught him the art of writing.

While Morey was mastering his writing skills he took other jobs, such as working in a veneer plant, making brushes in a paintbrush factory and “working in the woods.” After injuring a shoulder he took up boxing on the advice of his chiropractor. He later fought professionally for three years, using pseudonyms so his family wouldn’t learn of it. His work as a fighter got him a job as a theater manager, where he was employed to control gangs of tough kids that frequented the theater. After the last show each night, Morey went home and wrote until early in the morning.

On July 8, 1934, Morey married his first wife, Rosalind Ogden, in Portland, Oregon. He met John Hawkins, a pulp fiction writer who later became a well-known television producer and story editor. Hawkins persuaded Morey to write short stories for pulp magazines. Using his experience as a boxer, Morey wrote a fight story for a magazine called Knockout in 1937 for $55.00. In 1951 Morey spent a summer in Alaska working as a deep sea diver, giving him many new things to write about, but the pulp magazine market was being crowded out by television. Morey did have one adult non-fiction work published in 1954, North to Danger, which chronicled the adventures of his friend Virgil Burford, with whom he had worked in Alaska. Morey stopped writing for several years, and he and his wife moved to Sherwood, Oregon, where they bought and managed a filbert orchard. Rosalind, a school teacher, encouraged him to try juvenile fiction, and drawing on his previous experiences in Alaska, Morey started to write Gentle Ben. The story became a critical and financial success. From that moment Morey embraced juvenile fiction, using such authors as Jack London and Wilson Rawls for inspiration. He had fourteen books for juveniles published, as well as two adult non-fiction books, all of which dealt with the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. Morey won awards for his books Gentle Ben, Kavik the Wolf Dog, Canyon Winter, Runaway Stallion, Run Far Run Fast, and Year of the Black Pony.

Rosalind died on February 28, 1977 after a long illness. During Rosalind’s hospital stay the Moreys had become friends with Peggy Kilburn, who at the time was also a patient. On June 26, 1978, Walt and Peggy were married, and Morey published three more novels before his death. The couple lived in Wilsonville, Oregon. Morey died on January 12, 1992. Peggy currently resides in Portland, Oregon.

Source: Something About the Author. Detroit: Gale Research, Inc., 1990.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Walt Morey collection consists largely of fiction manuscripts and correspondence. Biographical material, non-fiction manuscripts, magazines, scrapbooks, children’s art work and other personal materials are also included. This inventory represents an incorporation of all the material received between 1967 and 1993. Collection is organized into ten series:

The Biographical Material includes drafts, page proofs and off-print copies from Morey’s short autobiography for the Something About the Author series. Also included is biographical information on Morey from the E.P. Dutton Publishing Company, and some miscellaneous biographical material.

The bulk of the Correspondence is with literary agents, mainly the August Lenniger Literary Agency, and publishing companies, in particularly E.P. Dutton. There are also many fan letters, mostly from grade school children, letters from individual writers, and a collection of letters from fans whose unintentional humor Morey found amusing. Also included are letters from school officials, writers’ conferences, clubs and associations, and award committees. Personal and miscellaneous letters round out the correspondence section. Noted correspondents include authors Frank Bonham, John Hawkins, Stewart Holbrook, Art Larson, Alfred Powers and Joe Van Wormer. Photocopies of letters from Ernest Haycox to Art Larson (given to Morey by Larson) can be found in Box 2, folder 5. Many of the letters in the correspondence section contain carbons of responses from either Morey or his first wife, Rosalind.

The fiction and non-fiction Manuscripts are arranged alphabetically by title and cover Morey’s entire writing career. The manuscripts are mostly novel length, and the files include notes, synopses, drafts, fragments, printer’s copies, galley proofs, page proofs, illustrated book covers, reviews, and condensed versions. Notable in the Gentle Ben file is a typed outline and synopsis for the unfinished sequel to Gentle Ben, given the working titles Gentle Ben II and Claws, which Morey was working on at the time of his death. Also included in this section is a folder of original drypoint illustrations from the original Gentle Ben book. The North to Danger file includes a color separation of the book cover illustrations. Braille title pages for several novels are found in Box 79. Also in the manuscript series, arranged alphabetically by title, are short stories. Some were written by Morey and some by other authors, mainly children. Completing the manuscript series is a television script for Ghost Writer by Susan Shadburne, a bound collection of stories and poems from students titled “Rowe Teen Talent, 1964-65,” poetry by various authors, and speeches. Tearsheets include publicity on Walt Morey as well as a short story authored by Morey titled “Secret of the Wreck.” A French translation of that story is also included. Other short stories in this section were written by authors such as Don James, John Hawkins and Ernest Haycox.

The majority of the Magazines in the collection contain stories written by Morey during his days of pulp fiction. The magazines are arranged in alphabetical order. Notable is the magazine Knockout, which contains Morey’s first published work, “The Hellman.”

The Comic Books series includes Ivan Tors Gentle Ben comic books, which are based on the TV series Gentle Ben, are arranged chronologically. A Japanese language activity book which contains a condensed version of Gentle Ben is also included.

The series titled Morey Book Lists consists of various publications which describe an assortment of children’s books, each publication containing a description of a novel by Morey. Some of the smaller series include publicity materials, programs, children’s book recommendations, and awards.

The Personal Material series contains Morey’s financial journals covering the years 1946 to 1970, as well as royalty reports from his novel North to Danger. Also included are Morey’s high school graduation certificates and announcements, and a collection of title pages of Morey’s books in Braille. A section of newspaper clippings contains articles on Morey.

The Class Projects are a series of hand painted and hand drawn artworks by children, usually pertaining to various scenes in Morey’s novels. The artwork is arranged by book title in alphabetical order. Two scrapbooks and a bound folder are also included in the class projects section. These were assembled by students and contain illustrated scene interpretations from various Morey novels. A folder of untitled story illustrations from Morey novels and other miscellaneous class artwork and projects finish the class projects series.

The Miscellaneous series includes a collection of scrapbooks, compiled by Rosalind Morey, that contain mainly newspaper articles and other memorabilia regarding Morey’s career. Scrapbooks 1 through 5 contain information regarding various Morey novels. Scrapbook 11 serves as a personal journal written by Rosalind Morey concerning a trip with Morey to Alaska. Boxes 87 and 88 contain items such as award plaques, a Gentle Ben hand puppet, a bear statuette, and cassettes. Package #2 contains a Gentle Ben cricket bat. The audio cassettes are recordings of Morey radio interviews, birthday greetings, and three tapes regarding Morey’s involvement in writing the Operation Blue Bear book. The video cassettes contain recordings of Morey speeches and autobiographical interviews. The pictorials are a group of paintings, enlarged photographs, and blueprints which have been removed from their original frames. An oil painting of Gentle Ben, done by R. Mowery, is found in package #1.

A series of forty Free-Standing Volumes. All but nine of these are novels written by Morey, including sixteen foreign language versions.

Photographs include Schmitt family photos, including images from Walter Schmitt showing Charles Lindberg; Addison college; and Martin's war service.

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], Walt Nelson Morey papers, Coll 230, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

InventoryReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 1

Series I:  Biographical MaterialReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
1 2
Something About the Author. Photocopy of p. 139 (Morey bio); Typed fragments (also contains typed fragments for unpublished Gentle Ben sequel)
1 3
Something About the Author. Typed final drafts; Photocopied page proofs; Off-print copies
1 4
E.P. Dutton (publishing company); “About Walt Morey”; Supplementary biographical questionnaire
1 5
Misc. biographical material; “About Walt Morey” (not same as above); “Morey, Walt (er Nelson) 1907 -”; “Walt’s ‘Bear’ Facts”

Series II:  CorrespondenceReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Agents
Box Folder
1 6
August Lenniger (literary agent)
1964-1967
1 7
August Lenniger (literary agent)
1968-1970
2 1
August Lenniger (literary agent)
1971-1973
2 2
August Lenniger (literary agent)
1974-1979
2 3
Payne, John K. (successor to Lenniger)
1984 1987
2 3
Blassingame, Lurton
1963
2 3
Zeigler - Ross (agent)
1965
2 4
Swanson, H.N. (Hollywood agent)
1968-1977
Authors
Box Folder
2 5
Bonham, Frank
1967-1971
2 5
Hawkins, John
1937-1938
2 5
Haycox, Ernest (photocopies of letters to Art Larson)
1969
2 5
Holbrook, Stewart
1954
2 5
Powers, Alfred
1965
2 5
Van Wormer, Joe
undated
Amusing Fan letters
Box Folder
2 6
Typed copied excerpts with handwritten corrections
2 7
Original letters, 1967-1975; Photocopies from various original letters, 1965-1981
1965-1981
2 8
Original letters, 1967-1975; Photocopies from various original letters, 1965-1981
1965-1981
Fan Letters (Individual)
Box Folder
3 1
Fan letters
1965-1967
3 2
Fan letters
1968
3 3
Fan letters
1969-1991
Publishers
Box Folder
3 4
E.P. Dutton
1964-1967
4 1
E.P. Dutton
1968-1969
4 2
E.P. Dutton
1970-1972
4 3
E.P. Dutton
1973-1974
4 4
E.P. Dutton
1975-1991
5 1
Alfred A. Knopf & Pantheon
1986
5 1
Athenaeum
1986
5 1
Bantam Books, Inc.
1987
5 1
Blue Heron Publishing, Inc.
1990
5 1
Caxton Printers, Ltd.
1968
5 1
Charles Scribner’s Sons
1976-1981
5 1
Dell
1986
5 1
Dial
1985
5 1
Ginn and Company
1985-1986
5 1
Harcourt Brace Jovanovic, Inc.
1986
5 1
J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd.
1975
5 1
Libraire Hachette
1974 1976
5 1
MacMillan Publishing Company
1986
5 1
Scholastic
1985
School Children
Box Folder
5 2
1966-1969
5 3
1972
5 4
1972
6 1
1973
6 2
1975-1980
6 3
1981-1990
School Children
Box Folder
7 1
1956-1968
7 2
1969-1983
7 3
1984-1992, undated
7 4
Writer’s conferences
1968-1992
7 5
Clubs and associations
1967-1974
7 6
Awards letters
1968-1992
Personal
Box Folder
8 1
Letters from Walt to family, Alaska diving trip
6.0 letters
1951
8 2
Other letters
1963-1992
8 3
Other letters
undated
8 4
Miscellaneous letters
1975
8 5
Miscellaneous letters
undated

Series III:  ManuscriptsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Novels
Angry Waters (a.k.a. A Boy, A Dog and the River)
Box Folder
8 6
Typed early version w/synopsis
9 1
Typed drafts (1 of 3 versions), Chapters 1-5
9 2
Typed drafts (1 of 3 versions), Chapters 6-12
9 3
Typed drafts (2 of 3 versions), Chapters 1-5
9 4
Typed drafts (2 of 3 versions), Chapters 6-12
10 1
Typed drafts (3 of 3 versions), Chapters 1-5
10 2
Typed drafts (3 of 3 versions), Chapters 6-12
10 3
Typed revisions for Chapters 10-11
10 4
Typed fragments w/revisions
11 1
Typed fragments w/revisions
11 2
Typed fragments w/revisions
11 3
Printer’s copy, Chapters 1-5
11 4
Printer’s copy, Chapters 6-12
12 1
Galley proofs
12 2
Reviews
12 3
Condensed version for Boy’s Life, typed draft
12 4
Condensed version for Boy’s Life, typed draft
12 5
Handwritten and typed notes
12 6
Typed draft
Canyon Winter
Box Folder
13 1
Typed draft with layout, Chapters 1-7
13 2
Typed draft with layout, Chapters 8-15
13 3
Typed carbon fragments w/revisions
14 1
Typed carbon fragments w/revisions
14 2
Printer’s copy, Chapters 1-6
14 3
Printer’s copy, Chapters 7-15
14 4
Reviews
Danger Lies Deep
Box Folder
14 5
Notes (some w/title ideas); typed draft
15 1
Draft, Chapters 1-7
15 2
Draft, Chapters 8-14 (w/rev. at end)
15 3
Typed fragments w/revisions
16 1
Typed fragments w/revisions
Death Walk (a.k.a. Trapped In the Attic)
Box Folder
16 2
Typed drafts (1 of 6 versions), Chapters 1-17
16 3
Typed drafts (2 of 6 versions), Chapters 1-17
17 1
Typed drafts (3 of 6 versions), Chapters 1-8
17 2
Typed drafts (3 of 6 versions), Chapters 9-17
17 3
Typed drafts (4 of 6 versions), Chapters 1-8
17 4
Typed drafts (4 of 6 versions), Chapters 9-17
18 1
Typed drafts (5 of 6 versions), Chapters 1-5
18 2
Typed drafts (5 of 6 versions), Chapters 6-9 (incomplete)
18 3
Typed drafts (6 of 6 versions), Chapters 1-6
18 4
Typed drafts (6 of 6 versions), Chapters 7-11
18 5
Typed drafts (6 of 6 versions), Chapters 11-17
18 6
Photocopy of manuscript, Chapters 1-4
18 7
Photocopy of manuscript, Chapters 6-10 (Chapter 5 missing)
18 8
Photocopy of manuscript, Chapters 11-17
19
Typed fragments w/revisions
20 1
Typed fragments w/revisions
20 2
Typed fragments w/revisions
20 3
Typed fragments w/revisions
20 4
Typed fragments w/revisions
20 5
Typed fragments w/revisions
20 6
Reviews
Deep Trouble (a.k.a. Trapped In the Attic)
Box Folder
20 7
Typed list of title ideas
20 8
Typed draft w/layouts, Chapters 1-4
20 9
Typed draft w/layouts, Chapters 5-8
20 10
Typed draft w/layouts, Chapters 9-24
21 1
Galley proofs
21 2
Book covers
21 3
Reviews
Devil on His Trail (unpublished)
Version 1
Box Folder
21 5
Photocopy of manuscript, Chapters 1-4
21 6
Photocopy of manuscript, Chapters 5-11 (incomplete)
21 7
Photocopy of manuscript, Chapters 1-6
21 8
Typed draft (3 versions), Chapters 1-6
22 1
Typed draft (3 versions), Chapters 7-11
22 2
Typed draft (3 versions), Chapters 6-10 (revisions at end)
22 3
Typed draft (3 versions), Chapters 1-7
22 4
Typed draft (3 versions), Chapters 8-12
23 1
Typed draft (3 versions), Chapters 1-6
23 2
Typed draft (3 versions), Chapters 7-12
Version 2
Box Folder
23 3
Typed draft (7 versions), Chapters 5-10 (missing first 4 1/2 Chapters)
23 4
Typed draft (7 versions), Chapters 1-6 (missing first 11 pages)
23 5
Typed draft (7 versions), Chapters 7-15
24 1
Typed draft (7 versions), Chapters 1-12 (incomplete)
24 2
Typed draft (7 versions), Chapters 1-6 (incomplete)
24 3
Typed draft (7 versions), Chapters 11-15 (missing Chapters 1-10)
24 4
Typed draft (7 versions), Chapters 7-15 (missing Chapters 1-6; w/revisions at end)
25 1
Typed draft (7 versions), Chapters 1-7
25 2
Typed draft (7 versions), Chapters 8-15
25 3
Photocopy of manuscript, Chapters 1-5
25 4
Photocopy of manuscript, Chapters 6-10
25 5
Photocopy of manuscript, Chapters 11-15
26
Typed fragments with revisions
27 1
Typed fragments with revisions
27 2
Typed fragments with revisions
27 3
Typed fragments with revisions
27 4
Typed fragments with revisions
27 5
Typed fragments with revisions
27 6
Typed fragments with revisions
27 7
Typed fragments with revisions
Gentle Ben
Box Folder
28 1
Typed draft, Chapters 1-7 (includes typed notes)
28 2
Typed draft, Chapters 8-15
28 3
Typed fragments w/revisions
30
Typed fragments w/revisions
31 1
Printer’s copy, Chapters 1-7
31 2
Printer’s copy, Chapters 8-15
31 3
Galley proofs
31 4
Galley proofs
31 5
Page proofs
31 6
Illustrations
32 1
Book cover
32 2
Reviews
32 3
Condensed version (from 4th & 5th grade reader, Medley)
32 4
Typed notes re: the writing of Gentle Ben
32 5
Gentle Ben TV-newspaper clippings
Gentle Ben II ( Claws — unfinished)
Box Folder
32 6
Typed draft: outline, synopsis
Gloomy Gus
Box Folder
32 7
Typed synopsis (includes handwritten notes)
32 8
Early draft
32 9
Typed draft w/synopsis
32 10
Photocopy of manuscript, Chapters 1-7
32 11
Photocopy of manuscript, Chapters 8-15
33 1
Typed fragments w/revisions
33 2
Typed fragments w/revisions
33 3
Typed fragments w/revisions
33 4
Typed fragments w/revisions
34 1
Printer’s copy, Chapters 1-6
34 2
Printer’s copy, Chapters 7-11
34 3
Printer’s copy, Chapters 12-15
34 4
Galley proofs
34 5
Book covers
34 6
Reviews
34 7
Preliminary film budget
Home Is the North
Box Folder
35 1
Outlines
35 2
Typed fragments w/revisions (w/synopsis)
35 3
Typed fragments w/revisions
36
Typed fragments w/revisions
37
Typed fragments w/revisions
38
Typed fragments w/revisions
39
Typed fragments w/revisions
40 1
Typed fragments w/revisions
40 2
Typed fragments w/revisions
40 3
Printer’s copy, Chapters 1-5
40 4
Printer’s copy, Chapters 6-9
40 5
Printer’s copy, Chapters 10-13
41 1
Galley proofs
41 2
Galley proofs
41 3
Book cover
I was a Shanghai Cop (unpublished)
Box Folder
42 1
Typed draft
42 2
Typed fragments with revisions
42 3
Typed fragments with revisions
42 4
Typed fragments with revisions
Kavik, the Wolf Dog
Box Folder
43 1
Typed draft
43 2
Typed fragments w/revisions
44 1
Typed fragments w/revisions
44 2
Typed fragments w/revisions
44 3
Typed fragments w/revisions
44 4
Typed fragments w/revisions
45 1
Printer’s copy, Chapters 1-6
45 2
Printer’s copy, Chapters 7-10 (incomplete)
45 3
Galley proofs
45 4
Page proofs
45 5
Book cover
45 6
Reviews
Lemon Meringue Dog
Box Folder
46 1
Typed draft w/revisions, Chapters 1-5
46 2
Typed draft w/revisions, Chapters 6-11
46 3
Typed draft w/revisions, Chapters 1-5
46 4
Typed draft w/revisions, Chapters 6-11
46 5
Typed fragments w/revisions
47 1
Typed fragments w/revisions
47 2
Printer’s copy, Chapters 1-5
47 3
Printer’s copy, Chapters 6-11
47 4
Page proofs
47 5
Reviews
Lure of the North (film?)
Box Folder
48 1
Typed screen treatments
48 2
Typed screen treatments
48 3
Typed screen treatments
48 4
Correspondence
1954-1974
North to Danger
Box Folder
48 5
Typed draft, Chapters 1-9
48 6
Typed draft, Chapters 10-18
49 1
Printer’s copy, Chapters 1-5
49 2
Printer’s copy, Chapters 6-9
49 3
Printer’s copy, Chapters 10-13
49 4
Printer’s copy, Chapters 14-18
49 5
Color separation of book cover illustration
49 6
Book cover
49 7
Reviews and condensed version
49 8
Newspaper condensed version (French)
49 9
Miscellaneous
Operation Blue Bear
Box Folder
50 1
Correspondence
1973-1979
50 2
Misc. notes
50 3
Photocopy of manuscript
50 4
Photocopy of manuscript
50 5
Photocopy of manuscript w/revisions
51 1
Typed draft, Chapters 1-5
51 2
Typed draft, Chapters 6-8
51 3
Typed draft, Odd pages
51 4
Typed draft, Odd pages
51 5
Typed fragments
51 6
Typed fragments
52 1
Typed fragments w/revisions
52 2
Typed fragments w/revisions
52 3
Typed fragments w/revisions
52 4
Typed fragments w/revisions
52 5
Printer’s copy
53 1
Galley proofs
53 2
Zoonooz magazine
53 3
News releases
53 4
Reviews
53 5
Miscellaneous
53 6
Notes
Run Far, Run Fast
Box Folder
53 7
Typed draft, Chapters 1-7
53 8
Typed draft, Chapters 8-14
53 9
Photocopy of manuscript, Chapters 1-6
53 10
Photocopy of manuscript, Chapters 7-14
54 1
Photocopy of manuscript Chapters 1-6
54 2
Photocopy of manuscript Chapters 7-14
54 3
Typed fragments w/revisions
54
Typed fragments w/revisions
55 1
Typed fragments w/revisions
55 2
Printer’s copy, Chapters 1-7
55 3
Printer’s copy, Chapters 8-14
55 4
Galley proofs
55 5
Book cover
55 6
Reviews
55 7
Disney contract
Runaway Stallion
Box Folder
56 1
Typed draft, Chapters 1-6
56 2
Typed draft, Chapters 7-13
56 3
Typed fragments w/revisions
56 4
Typed fragments w/revisions
56 5
Typed fragments w/revisions
56 6
Typed fragments w/revisions
57 1
Printer’s copy, Chapters 1-6
57 2
Printer’s copy, Chapters 7-13
57 3
Galley proofs
57 4
Book cover
57 5
Reviews
Sandy and the Rock Star
Box Folder
57 6
Photocopy of manuscript, Chapters 1-7
58 1
Photocopy of manuscript, Chapters 8-12
58 2
Typed fragments w/revisions
59 1
Typed fragments w/revisions
59 2
Printer’s copy, Chapters 1-6
59 3
Printer’s copy, Chapters 7-12
59 4
Galley proofs
59 5
Reviews
Scrub Dog of Alaska
Box Folder
60 1
Synopsis
60 2
Typed draft, Chapters 9-14 (Chapters 1-8 missing)
60 3
Typed fragments w/revisions
61 1
Printer’s copy
61 2
Printer’s copy
61 3
Printer’s copy
62 1
Galley proofs
62 2
Typed condensed version for Boy’s Life magazine, Chapters 1-6
62 3
Typed condensed version for Boy’s Life magazine, Chapters 7-14
62 4
Tearsheets — book length (from Star Weekly)
62 5
Reviews
Silver Harvest (unpublished, a.k.a.: Don’t Ever Leave Me)
Box Folder
63 1
Synopsis
63 2
Typed draft w/synopsis
63 3
Typed draft (Chapters 1-5 missing)
63 4
Typed draft, pp. 1- 99
63 5
Typed draft, pp. 100-161
63 6
Typed draft, pp. 1-84
63 7
Typed draft, pp. 85-127
64 1
Typed draft, pp. 1-59
64 2
Typed draft, pp. 60-132
64 3
Typed fragment
64 4
Typed fragments w/revisions
65
Typed fragments w/revisions
66 1
Typed fragments w/revisions
66 2
Typed fragments w/revisions
66 3
Typed fragments w/revisions
66 4
Typed fragments w/revisions
66 5
Typed fragments w/revisions
Year of the Black Pony (early title, Ma Was a Practical Woman)
Box Folder
66 6
Typed draft w/synopsis
66 7
Typed draft, Chapters 1-5
67 1
Photocopy of manuscript, Chapters 6-14
67 2
Typed fragment
67 3
Typed fragments w/revisions
67 4
Typed fragments w/revisions
67 5
Typed fragments w/revisions
68 1
Printer’s copy, Chapters 1-5
68 2
Printer’s copy, Chapters 6-13
68 3
Galley proofs
68 4
Reviews
Short Stories
Box Folder
68 5
“Don’t Confuse Me With the Facts, My Mind’s Made Up.” Typed draft
68 6
“Fair Weather Diver.” Typed draft
68 7
“Frontier Woman.” Typed drafts (2)
68 8
“Frontier Woman.” Typed drafts
68 9
“Marooned Off Valdez.” Typed draft
68 10
“More Than a Tree.” Corrected typed draft; tearsheet from Northwest magazine, Vol. 23 no. 19
1988
68 11
“Secret of the Wreck.” Tearsheet from This Week magazine
1947
Miscellaneous Short Stories
Box Folder
69 1
Unidentified notes
69 2
Untitled. Typed draft
Manuscripts by Other Authors
Short Stories
Box Folder
69 3
Graham, David. “Flight of a Canadian.” Photocopy of manuscript
69 4
Hodge, Z.M. “My Friends the Scott Twins.” Photocopy of manuscript (handwritten)
69 5
May, Nathan. “Runaway.” Photocopy of manuscript (handwritten) Untitled “. . . There Once Was a Boy.” Photocopy of manuscript (handwritten)
69 6
Rech, Vali. “Gold.” Photocopy of manuscript
69 7
Tobias, Michael. “The Young Riders.” Original manuscript (handwritten)
Television Scripts
Box Folder
69 8
Shadburne, Susan. Ghostwriter. Synopsis and photocopy of manuscript
Miscellaneous
Box Folder
69 9
Rowe Teen Talent, 1964-65 (collection of stories and poems by students). Photocopy of manuscript
Poems
Box Folder
69 10
Morgan, George. “Walt Morey, the Storey Teller.” Ink, hand illustrated in pencil; Prather, Sam (SWP). “But Papa, It’s Only Six Hours, By Plane.” Photocopy; Unidentified. “You’re In Oregon, My Friend.” Typed draft
Speeches (Morey)
Box Folder
69 11
Titled
69 12
Untitled
69 13
Speeches (other)
Tearsheets
Box Folder
69 14
Morey publicity
70 1
Morey publicity
70 2
Morey publicity
70 3
Morey publicity
70 4
Tearsheet photocopies
70 5
Tearsheets, Morey stories. Secret of the Wreck (also French version)
70 6
Other authors’ stories. Robert Ormond Case, Don James, John Hawkins, Ernest Haycox, Alfred Swift, I.A.R. Wylie
70 7
Miscellaneous

Series IV:  MagazinesReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
71 1
Adventure, Vol. 101, no. 1
May 1939
71 1
Adventure, Vol. 127, no. 6
April 1954
71 2
Alaska, Vol. 33, no. 8
August 1967
71 2
Alaska, Vol. 36, no. 5
May 1970
71 2
Alaska; Vol. 37, no. 8
August 1970
71 2
Alaska, Vol. 46, no. 3
March 1980
71 2
Alaska, Vol. 47, no. 11
November 1981
71 3
The Alaska Sportsman, Vol. 18, no. 4
April 1952
71 3
The Alaska Sportsman, Vol. 22, no. 3
March 1956
71 4
The American Legion Magazine, Vol. 49, no. 5
November 1950
71 4
Argosy, Vol. 310, no. 5
September 1941
71 4
Argosy, Vol. 331, no. 3
September 1950
71 4
Argosy, Vol. 332, no. 1
January 1951
72 1
The Beaver
Autumn 1968
72 1
The Beaver
Winter 1969
72 1
The Beaver
Summer 1969
72 2
Best Sport, Vol. 1, no. 5
February 1938
72 2
Blue Book, Vol. 88, no. 5
March 1945
72 3
Boy’s Life
July 1968
72 3
Boy’s Life
May 1969
72 3
Boy’s Life
June 1969
72 3
Boy’s Life
January 1971
72 3
Boy’s Life
January 1972
72 4
Cavalier For Men, Vol. 1, no. 8
October 1953
72 4
Complete Sports
January 1939
72 4
Cosmopolitan, Vol. 159, no. 6
August 1982
72 4
Dial, Vol. 7, no. 10
October 1986
73 1
Fifteen Sports Stories, Vol. 2, no. 1
June 1948
73 1
Fight Stories, Vol. 8, no. 10
Fall 1947
73 2
Fishing Year Book, No. 3
1952
73 2
Friends, No. 3
November 1966
73 3
Junior Historical Journal, Vol. 6, no. 2
November 1945
73 3
Kid Care, Vol. 1, no. 4
Winter 1988
73 3
Knockout, Vol. 2, no. 1
September 1937-October 1937
73 4
Mad Magazine, No. 122
October 1968
73 4
Marriage & Family Living, Vol. 61, no. 6
December 1979
73 4
Masked Rider Western, Vol. 26, no. 2
August 1948
73 5
Master Detective, Vol. 42, no. 6
August 1950
73 5
Men, Vol. 1, no. 1
March 1952
73 6
The National Police Gazette, Vol. 173, no. 8
August 1960
73 6
Northwest, Vol. 26, no. 20
Marcy 11, 1984
73 6
Northwest, Vol. 29, no. 29
December 9, 1990
73 6
Oregon Farmer, Vol. 93, no. 7
April 2, 1970
73 6
Oregon Magazine, Vol. 12, no. 12
February 1982
74 1
Outdoor Life, Vol. 140, no. 5
November 1967
74 1
Outdoor Life, Vol. 142, no. 2
August 1968
74 2
The Progressive Farmer, Vol. 93, no. 7
February 1950
74 3
Publishers Weekly, Vol. 211, no. 19
May 9, 1977
74 3
Publishers Weekly, Vol. 213, no. 17
April 24, 1978
74 3
Publishers Weekly, Vol. 215, no. 9
February 26, 1979
74 2
Publishers Weekly, Vol. 215, no. 12
March 19, 1979
74 2
Publishers Weekly, Vol. 227, no. 4
January 25, 1985
74 5
Real, Vol. 1, no. 3
December 1952
74 5
Saga, Vol. 1, no. 1
September 1950
74 5
Saga, Vol. 1, no. 6
February 1951
75 1
Short Story, Vol. 194, no. 1
January 10, 1946
75 2
Short Story, Vol. 200, no. 4
May 25, 1947
75 2
Short Story, Vol. 201, no. 5
September 10, 1947
75 3
Sports Action, Vol. 1, no. 3
June 1938
75 3
Sports Action, Vol. 1, no. 4
September 1938
75 4
Sports Afield, Vol. 159, no. 6
June 1968
75 5
Sports Story Magazine, Vol. 60, no. 5
September 1, 1938
75 5
Star Weekly
May 4, 1968
76 1
Sunset, Vol. 119, no. 2
August 1957
76 1
Sunset, Vol. 122, no. 1
January 1959
76 2
Texas Rangers, Vol. 32, no. 1
September 1948
76 2
Texas Rangers, Vol. 35, no. 2
July 1949
76 3
Thrilling Adventure, Vol. 29, no. 3
May 1939
76 4
Thrilling Detective, Vol. 58, no. 3
October 1946
76 5
TV Guide, Vol. 27, no. 46
November 17, 1979
76 5
TV Guide, Vol. 23, no. 3
January 19, 1980
76 5
TV Guide, Vol. 28, no. 16
April 19, 1980
76 6
Writer’s Digest
September 1984

Series V:  Comic BooksReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
77 1
Ivan Tors’ Gentle Ben, No. 1 (Japanese language activity book)
February 1968
77 1
Ivan Tors’ Gentle Ben, No. 2 (Japanese language activity book)
January 19, 1980
77 1
Ivan Tors’ Gentle Ben, No. 3 (Japanese language activity book)
August 1968
77 1
Ivan Tors’ Gentle Ben, No. 4 (Japanese language activity book)
November 1968
77 1
Ivan Tors’ Gentle Ben, No. 5 (Japanese language activity book)
October 1969

Series VI:  Morey Book ListsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
77 2
“E.P. Dutton Books for School Libraries” list: 1972; 1982-88; “Dutton News About Books and Authors” (news sheets); Dutton list of Morey’s books for young adults; “Caxton Books for 1969”; “Reading with Walt Morey” (description of tape/video cassettes)
1969-1988
Publicity
Box Folder
77 3
Material sent to fans: “Walt’s ‘Bear’ Facts”; Short biography; Book list — Morey (2); Book mark
77 4
Programs
77 5
Autograph session publicity
77 6
Children’s book recommendations; “A Cache of Alaska Reading”; “The Calendar”; “Katherine McCanna Book Counselor” newsletter. 1972; undated; “Washington State Authors.” 1969; “Welcome Gifts”; “Winter & Spring Promotion Report”
1969-1972
77 7
Awards material
77 8
Writer’s Club material
77 9
Proclamations, Greetings & Announcements of Walt Morey Week
77 10
Color photograph — photocopies (2)
77 11
Miscellaneous
77 12
Miscellaneous
77 13
Miscellaneous
77 14
Miscellaneous

Series VII:  Personal MaterialReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
78 1
Royalty reports from North to Danger
78 2
Statements and receipts; Financial record journal
78 3
Personal material
1946-1950
78 4
Personal material
1951-1955 1956-1961
78 5
Personal material
1965-1970 1968-1970
78 6
Graduation certificates and announcements
Braille Title Pages
Box Folder
79 1
Angry Waters, Canyon Winter, Deep Trouble, Gentle Ben, Gloomy Gus, Home Is the North, The Lemon Meringue Dog, North to Danger (plus 2 pp. Morey acknowledgments), Operation Blue Bear, Run Far Run Fast, Runaway Stallion, Scrub Dog of Alaska
1972
Newspaper Articles Re: Morey
Box Folder
79 1
Newspapers containing Morey articles
79 2
Newspapers containing Morey articles
79 3
Newspapers containing Morey articles
79 4
Newspapers containing Morey articles
79 5
Newspapers containing Morey articles
79 6
Newspapers containing Morey articles
79 7
Newspapers containing Morey articles
79 8
Newspapers containing Morey articles
80 1
Miscellaneous newspaper articles
80 2
Miscellaneous newspaper articles
80 3
Miscellaneous newspaper articles
80 4
Miscellaneous newspaper articles
80 5
Miscellaneous newspaper articles
80 6
iscellaneous newspaper articles

Series VIII:  Class ProjectsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
81 1
Angry Waters
81 2
Canyon Winter
81 3
Gentle Ben
81 4
Gloomy Gus
81 5
Kavik, the Wolf Dog
81 6
Runaway Stallion
82 1
Scrub Dog of Alaska
82 2
Scrub Dog of Alaska
82 3
Scrub Dog of Alaska
82 4
Mixed illustrations (single “books” w/illustrations from various stories)
82 5
Mixed illustrations (single “books” w/illustrations from various stories)
83 1
Mixed illustrations (scrapbook)
83 2
Misc. story illustrations (unknown Morey titles)
83 3
Miscellaneous
83 4
Miscellaneous

Series IX:  MiscellaneousReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box
84
Scrapbooks, No. 1-7
85
Scrapbooks, No. 8-9
86
Scrapbooks, No. 10-11
87
Award plaques, trophy
88
Realia - Angry Waters; Small cloth sheet with drawn scene from book; Gentle Ben; Hand puppet; engraved cricket bat (ornamental); bear statuette; bear ashtray; Video cassettes; “Walt Morey on Creative Writing”; Walt Morey “Life of the Writer”; “Reading with Walt Morey”; Audiotapes; “Happy Birthday Walt Morey” (2/3/72); Blue Bear; Blue Bear #2; Blue Bear Tevelson (9/19/73); Oregon Public Broadcasting: Golden Hours, Walt Morey, Bob Griggs (6/18/91); PNWC Special Achievement award to Morey; KBOO Series — Portland; “Between the Covers” 1/7/85 (Walt Morey and Don James interview); KWFF Portland: Copy of interview of Morey, magnetic tape (8/31/69); SC1Pictorials — misc.; Pkg. 1 Oil painting — “Gentle Ben,” R. Mowery. 1967; Pkg. 2 “Gentle Ben” cricket bat

Series X:  Free-Standing VolumesReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Morey novels
Volume
1
Angry Waters. New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc.
1969
2
Canyon Winter. New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc.
1972
3
Death Walk. Hillsboro, OR: Blue Heron Publishing Inc.
1991
4
Deep Trouble. New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc.
1971
5
Gentle Ben. New York: E.P. Dutton
1965
6
Gloomy Gus. New York: E.P. Dutton
1970
7
Home is the North. New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc.
1967
8
Kavik the Wolf Dog. New York: E.P. Dutton
1968
9
The Lemon Meringue Dog. New York: E.P. Dutton
1980
10
Operation Blue Bear. New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc.
1975
11
Run Far Run Fast. New York: E.P. Dutton
1973
12
Runaway Stallion. New York: E.P. Dutton
1973
13
Sandy and the Rock Star. New York: E.P. Dutton
1979
14
Scrub Dog of Alaska. New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc.
1971
15
Year of the Black Pony. New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc.
1976
Foreign translations of Morey novels
Volume
16
Angry Waters. Surrey, England: Love & Malcomoon, Ltd.
1969
17
L’Annee ou J’ai eu Mon Poney. ( Year of the Black Pony). Paris: Libraire Hachette
1977
18
The Bear of Friday Creek. (British version of Gloomy Gus). London: J.M. Dent & Sons Limited
1971
19
Le Grand Ours et L’Enfant. ( Gloomy Gus). Paris: Libraire Hachette
1968
20
Gentle Ben. (Japanese translation)
1965
21
Ein Jung und ein Bar. ( Gloomy Gus). Stuttgart: Albert Muller Verlag
1974
22
Kavik, Chien de Traineau. ( Kavik the Wolf Dog). Paris: Libraire Hachette
1977
23
Kavik the Wolf Dog. (Japanese translation). Tokyo: Kaigai Hyoron Sha
1968
24
Losgebroken Hengst. ( Runaway Stallion). Haarlem: J.H. Goltmer
1975
25
Le Revolte de L’Alaska. ( Home is the North). Paris: Libraire Hachette
1969
26
Sever, Muj Domov. ( Home is the North). Albatross
1973
27
Le Vainqueur des Grands Fonds. ( Deep Trouble). Paris: Libraire Hacetee
1974
28
Vaki, Varghunden. ( Kavik the Wolf Dog). Bokfurlag: B. Wahlstroms
1973
29
Year of the Black Pony. (British version). London: Wm. Collins’ Sons & Co., Ltd.
undated
Collections of stories (translated to Japanese)
Volume
30a
Hoyd Jones, Buster. The Animals Came in One by One. Tokyo: Martin Seeker & Warburg, Ltd.
1966
30b
Morey, Walt. Kavik the Wolf Dog. Tokyo: New York and Kern Associates
1968
31a
Corbett, Jim. Man Eaters of Kumaon
1947
31b
Murphy, Robert. Peregrine Falcon. Tokyo: Tuttle-Mori Agency, Inc.
1963
31c
Morey, Walt. Home is the North. Sagamihara, Japan: Kern Associates
1967
Other
Volume
32
Walker, John. Alaska Wildlife. Portland, OR: Graphic Arts Center Publishing Company
33
Booth, David. Brown is the Back of a Toad. Ontario: Longman Canada Limited
1974
34
Fiddler, Jean. Gentle Ben and the Pesky Puppy. Western Publishing Co., Inc.
1969
35
Fiddler, Jean. Gentle Ben and the Pesky Puppy. Western Publishing Co., Inc.
1969
36
Jenny, Bob. Gentle Ben Coloring Book. Western Publishing Co., Inc.
1968
37
Gentle Ben Sticker Book. Racine, WA: Whitman Publishing Division
1969
38
Gentle Ben Sticker Book. Racine, WA: Whitman Publishing Division
1969
39
Nakamora, Joyce, ed. Something About the Author. Vol. 9. Detroit: Gale Research, Inc.
1990

Series XI:  Photographs (PH235), not yet assignedReturn to Top

3.0 linear feet
Morey, Walt
Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1
Prints: Morey, friends & family, 1900 family album
2
Prints: Morey publicity & events
3
Prints: Alaska, vintage postcards
4
Prints: Morey, publicity, wildlife; negatives
5
Oversize prints, Gentle Ben transparency

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