Mary Jane Carr papers , ca. 1934-1940

Overview of the Collection

Carr, Mary Jane, 1895-1988
Mary Jane Carr papers
ca. 1934-1940 (inclusive)
0.25 linear feet, (1 container)
Collection Number
Ax 121
Collection comprises papers of American author Mary Jane Carr, and includes draft manuscripts of two books; proofs, illustrations by Robert Kuhn, and correspondence relating to the books, including material from Walt Disney Productions; two puppet plays by Carr; poems; engraving plates; fan letters; and miscellaneous materials.
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

Mary Jane Carr (1895-1988) was born in St. Mary's, Minnesota, and educated at Marylhurst College in Oregon. She was associate editor of the Catholic Sentinel and feature writer for the Portland Oregonian.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The papers include a carbon manuscript of Children of the Covered Wagon (Crowell, 1934) and three original illustrations for the book by Robert Kuhn. There are also manuscripts of poems and letters from readers.

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

  • Carr, Mary Jane, 1895-1988
  • Carr, Mary Jane, 1895-1988
  • Kuhn, Bob

Form or Genre Terms

  • Book illustrations
  • Correspondence
  • Manuscripts for publication