Dorothy Morrison literary manuscripts , 1977-1979

Overview of the Collection

Morrison, Dorothy Nafus
Dorothy Morrison literary manuscripts
1977-1979 (inclusive)
0.5 linear feet, (1 container)
Collection Number
Ax 862
Dorothy Morrison was an educator and writer. The collection includes manuscripts for two pieces, The Eagle and the Fort and Ladies Were Not Expected.
University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
UO Libraries--SCUA
1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR
Telephone: 5413463068
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Historical NoteReturn to Top

Dorothy Nafus Morrison is known for her work as a children's author and an educator. She was born in Nashua, Iowa. She married twice, Carl V. Morrison, a psychiatrist and Robert C. Hunter, an attorney.

Dorothy Morrison attended University of Northern Iowa, and received a B.A. degree from the University of Iowa. She was a music teacher in public schools in Iowa. She taught stringed instruments in public schools in Beaverton, Oregon from 1954-1966. She began her writing career in 1965.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection is a small one, containing manuscripts for two pieces, The Eagle and the Fort and Ladies were not Expected.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Children's literature, American--Authorship
  • Feminists--United States--Biography--Juvenile literature
  • Pioneers--Oregon--Biography--Juvenile literature
  • Women authors, American--20th century

Personal Names

  • Duniway, Abigail Scott, 1834-1915
  • Morrison, Dorothy Nafus

Geographical Names

  • Northwest, Pacific--History--Juvenile literature

Form or Genre Terms

  • Manuscripts for publication