Hazel Hutchins Wilson papers , 1969

Overview of the Collection

Wilson, Hazel Hutchins
Hazel Hutchins Wilson papers
1969 (inclusive)
0.5 linear feet, (1 container)
Collection Number
Ax 377
Hazel Wilson (April 8, 1898-August 20, 1992) worked in many positions at libraries around the country as well as a position overseas. She also held other positions relating to students. The material in this collection reflects her career as an author.
University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
UO Libraries--SCUA
1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR
Telephone: 5413463068
Access Restrictions

Collection is open to the public. Collection must be used in Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room. Collection or parts of collection may be stored offsite. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives in advance of your visit to allow for transportation time.

Additional Reference Guides

See the Current Collection Guide for detailed description and requesting options.

Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Historical NoteReturn to Top

Hazel (Hutchins) Wilson was born on April 8, 1898 in Portland, Maine to Fred Linwood and Emma Hutchins. She attended Bates College A.B 1919, Simmons College B.S 1920. She married Jerome Wilson on September 16, 1930.

Wilson was a member of the American Newspaper Women's Club, Children's Book Guild of Washington D.C (president 1955-1956, 1970-1971), Women in Communication. During her career she held many positions in libraries. She held a position as a high school librarian from 1920-1923; librarian at Northeast Missouri State Teacher's College (Now Northeast Missouri State University) in Kirksville from 1923-1926; head of the circulation department for the American Library in Paris, France from 1926-1928; librarian at Bradford Academy, in Bradford Massachusetts from 1928-1929; supervisor of school libraries in Denver Colorado from 1929-1930; and lecturer at George Washington University in Washington D.C. from 1956-1967. In addition to this work, Wilson also taught writing classes for children, was a lecturer at various events, and did some radio and television work. She also worked with foreign students as a consultant.

Wilson died of congestive heart failure on August 20, 1992 in Bethesda Maryland.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection contains two manuscripts and various items from the editing and publishing process. The collection also includes some correspondence and photographs.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

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

Personal Names

  • Irving, Washington, 1783-1859
  • Washington, George, 1732-1799
  • Wilson, Hazel Hutchins

Form or Genre Terms

  • Correspondence
  • Manuscripts for publication