Frances Cavanah papers , 1954-1971

Overview of the Collection

Cavanah, Frances
Frances Cavanah papers
1954-1971 (inclusive)
1.5 linear feet, (1 container)
Collection Number
Ax 544
Frances Cavanah (1899- 1982) was a writer and editor of children's books. The collection includes manuscripts and correspondence that reflect Cavanah's career as a publisher and author.
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

Frances Cavanah (September 26, 1899-May 2, 1982) was born in Princeton, Indiana. She received her education at DePauw University. Cavanah was interested in the theater as well as being active an active member or various organizations including: the Author's League, National Historical Society, Society of Midland Authors, Washington Children's Book Guild, Mortar Board, Theta Sigma Phi and Delta Delta Delta.

Cavanah's professional career includes work as a member of the editorial staff, associate and contributing editor at various well thought of publishing companies, including row Peterson Incorporated and Rand McNally & Company. She later went onto be biographical editor of the World Book Encyclopedia and an anthology editor for the 1949 revision of Childcraft.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Frances Cavanah Papers include manuscripts and correspondence and miscellaneous items that reflect Cavanah's diverse career in publishing.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Women authors, American--20th century
  • Young adult literature, American--Authorship

Personal Names

  • Cavanah, Frances
  • Cavanah, Frances

Form or Genre Terms

  • Correspondence