Queene B. Lister Ryan papers , 1927-1956

Overview of the Collection

Ryan, Queene B. Lister
Queene B. Lister Ryan papers
1927-1956 (inclusive)
0.5 linear feet, (1 container)  :  1 manuscript box
Collection Number
Ax 231
Queene B. Lister Ryan, of Portland, Oregon, wrote true confession stories, poetry, short stories for magazines and newspapers. The collection (1927-1956) contains manuscripts of poems, short stories, including confession stories, and correspondence.
University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
UO Libraries--SCUA
1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR
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The collection contains manuscripts (some with edits and corrections) of poems and short stories, including confession stories.

Correspondence includes rejection and acceptance letters from publishers, including letters from Harold S. Merriam. There are also letters from fans of Ryan's work.

The collection also contains a partial list of magazines and newspapers that published Ryan's stories. Also available is one publication titled, True Experiences, October 1931.

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Subject Terms

  • American literature--20th century
  • Authors and publishers--Correspondence
  • Authors, American--20th century
  • Authors, American--Oregon
  • Confession stories--Authorship
  • Women authors, American--20th century
  • Women authors, American--Oregon

Personal Names

  • Ryan, Queene B. Lister
  • Ryan, Queene B. Lister

Form or Genre Terms

  • Correspondence
  • Manuscripts for publication
  • Poetry
  • Short stories