Hila Colman papers , 1963-1973

Overview of the Collection

Hila Colman papers
1963-1973 (inclusive)
2.5 linear feet, (3 containers)
Collection Number
Ax 750
Hila Colman writes books for children and adolescents--specializing in realistic portrayals of adolescent characters. The collection includes correspondences, manuscripts, and galleys.
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

Hila Colman was born in New York City, into a moderately wealthy Jewish family. Though she was raised in an upper class home, she was taught early on that she must support herself through her own means. She attended Radcliffe College up until the death of her mother. She specializes in books for adolescents, and is known for her ability to portray realistic situations and characters.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection contains a wide variety of notes and corrections for manuscripts. The process of corrections--written comments and adjustments to the original manuscript--is a highlight of the collection. Also included with the literary manuscript is correspondence that pertains to the manuscript itself.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Children's literature, American--Authorship
  • Teenagers in literature.
  • Women authors, American--20th century
  • Young adult literature, American--Authorship

Personal Names

  • Colman, Hila
  • Colman, Hila

Form or Genre Terms

  • Correspondence
  • Manuscripts for publication