Ruth and Latrobe Carroll papers , 1932-1980

Overview of the Collection

Carroll, Latrobe; Carroll, Ruth, 1899-1999
Ruth and Latrobe Carroll papers
1932-1980 (inclusive)
7.25 linear feet, (14 containers)
Collection Number
Ax 710
Latrobe Carroll (1894-1996) and Ruth Carroll (1899-1999) were American authors of children's literature. The collection includes manuscripts, illustrations and correspondence that reflect the work of Ruth and Latrobe Carroll.
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

(Archer) Latrobe Carroll (January 5, 1894-November 30, 1996) was born in Washington D.C and passed away in Stamford, Connecticut. He received his education from Harvard University.

Carroll was a member of the Authors League of America, Friends of the Library (Asheville; second vice president 1960-1963, and the Harvard Club of Western North Carolina. His interests were hiking, travel and reading.

Latrobe Carroll served in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He was also a writer. He worked for The Century Co. as a member of the editorial staff in 1919 Carroll also worked at the Foreign Press Service as a staff writer in 1920. Then he worked for Liberty Magazine as a member of the editorial staff from 1924-1934. He then became a freelance writer.

Ruth Robinson Carroll (September 24, 1899-December 5, 1999) was born in Lancaster New York and passed away in Stamford Connecticut. She received her education at Vassar College and also attended the Student Arts League from 1922-1924. She also attended Cecelia Beaux's School of Portrait Painting in, 1925. She married Latrobe Carroll on January 24, 1928.

Ruth Carroll was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma. Her interests were in photography, travel, theater, natural history, botany and hiking. Her career was as an author, artist and illustrator of books.

Latrobe Carroll and his wife published their first book in 1935, Luck of the Roll and Go. And the couple wrote their last book in 1975, Hullabaloo the Elephant Dog. The Carrolls wrote at least twenty books, all directed to juvenile readers.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection contains several manuscripts, illustrations and some correspondence that represent the work of Ruth and Latrobe Carroll.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Authors, American--20th century
  • Children's literature, American--Authorship
  • Children's literature, American--Illustrations
  • Illustrated children's books--United States--Specimens
  • Illustration of books--United States--20th century
  • Women illustrators--United States
  • Young adult literature, American--Authorship
  • Young adult literature, American--Illustrations

Personal Names

  • Carroll, Latrobe
  • Carroll, Latrobe
  • Carroll, Ruth, 1899-1999

Form or Genre Terms

  • Book illustrations
  • Correspondence
  • Manuscripts for publication
  • Mock-ups