Dorothy Lawson McCall papers, 1963-1970

Overview of the Collection

McCall, Dorothy Lawson, 1888-1982
Dorothy Lawson McCall papers
1963-1970 (inclusive)
0.12 cubic feet, (2 foldersĀ in shared box)
Collection Number
Mss 1393
The papers of Oregon author Dorothy Lawson McCall (1888-1982) include typescript drafts for the books "Khaki Pants and a Tall Silk Hat" and "Prineville" and newspaper clippings about her bid for governor of Oregon.
Oregon Historical Society Research Library
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Portland, OR
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Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Dorothy Lawson McCall (1888-1982) was an Oregon author. Daughter of financier Thomas Lawson, she married Henry "Hal" McCall in 1911. The couple ran "Westernwold," a ranch on the Crooked River near Prineville, Oregon, and had five children, including Oregon Governor Tom Lawson McCall. McCall's books include "Ranch Under the Rimrock" (published 1968), a memoir of her early life on the Crooked River, and "The Copper King's Daughter" (published 1972).

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Collection includes typescript drafts for the books "Khaki Pants and a Tall Silk Hat" and "Prineville"; newspaper clippings about Dorothy Lawson McCall's bid for governor of Oregon; photocopy of the McCall family newsletter; and miscellaneous papers.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

Dorothy Lawson McCall papers, Mss 1393, Oregon Historical Society Research Library.

Restrictions on Use

The Oregon Historical Society owns the materials in the Research Library and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. The Society does not necessarily hold copyright to all materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use may require seeking additional authorization from copyright owners.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Acquisition Information

Lib. Acc. 11890.

Related Materials

Vertical File: Biography - McCall, Dorothy Lawson, Oregon Historical Society Research Library.

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Authors, American--Oregon
  • Women authors--Oregon

Personal Names

  • McCall, Dorothy Lawson, 1888-1982

Family Names

  • McCall family

Geographical Names

  • Oregon--Politics and government--20th century

Form or Genre Terms

  • clippings (information artifacts)
  • manuscripts for publication
  • newsletters