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Mary Jane Waldo papers , 1948-1965
- Moorepark, Howard; Waldo, Mary Jane, 1915-1967
- Mary Jane Waldo papers
- 1948-1965 (inclusive)19481965
- 3 linear feet, (2 containers) : 2 record storage boxes
- Collection Number
- Ax 427
- Mary Jane Waldo (1915-1967) was an author who wrote romances and confessions of 1945, feature stories for the Portland Oregonian, and was an instructor of creative writing at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon. Collection consists of manuscripts of stories and poems, a collection of published pieces, professional and personal correspondence, speeches, copyright papers, and a photograph.
University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
1299 University of Oregon
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- Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).
Historical NoteReturn to Top
Mary Jane Waldo (1915-1967) was an author who wrote romances and confession stories of 1945, feature stories for the PortlandOregonian, and was an instructor of creative writing at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
Collection consists of manuscripts of stories and poems, a collection of published pieces, professional and personal correspondence, speeches, copyright papers, and a photograph.
The manuscripts of stories and poems are all typed (often with a first draft, and one or two revisions) and range from 150 to 6,600. Manuscript titles include "The Acceptance," "Day Lost, Day Found", "Daddy and the American Way," "Confessions of a Honest Woman," "The Captive Princess," "Don't Let Them Begin," "Full Circle," "Eloise Has No Talent," "The Last Shall be First," "Mother's Day," "Mickey," "Peace and Mr. Whistlethwaite," and "You Can't Get Dizzy on Mt. Olympus."
The correspondence from editors and publishers includes eighty-four letters dating 1948-1964. Major correspondents include McFadden Publications, True Confessions Magazine, Western Family, and The Writer.
The correspondence from literary agent Howard Moorepark are dated 1948-1964 and include 224 letters.
There are seventy-six personal letters that date 1951-1965. Major correspondents include Gordon A. French, Pacific Northwest International Writers Conference, and Lucile V. Payne.
Speeches include five speeches in manuscript form.
The photograph is of Mary Jane Waldo.
There is also one box of various stories of Waldo's that were published in magazines.
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Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
|Guide to the Mary Jane Waldo Papers|
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Authors and publishers--Correspondence
- Authors, American--20th century
- Authors, American--Oregon
- Romance fiction--Authorship
- Short stories--Authorship
- Women authors, American--20th century
- Women authors, American--Oregon
- Waldo, Mary Jane, 1915-1967
- Waldo, Mary Jane, 1915-1967
Form or Genre Terms
- Love stories
- Manuscripts for publication
- Short stories