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Barbara Nolen papers

Identifier: Ax 771

Scope and Contents note

The collection includes manuscripts written or edited by Strong. It also includes both ingoing and outgoing correspondence, illustrations, sketches, notes about the artists, photographs, and issues of Story Parade.


  • Creation: 1937-1974


Conditions Governing Access note

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.

Conditions Governing Use note

Property rights reside with Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections and University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Biographical/Historical note

Barbara Nolen Strong was a reviewer, editor and writer, principally of children's books. She graduated from Smith College in 1924. An advocate for school libraries, she co-founded the Children's Book Guild of Washington, D.C., and lobbied Congress for legislation to create school libraries.


3 linear feet (2 containers)

Language of Materials



A literary editor of Story Parade, Barbara Nolen Strong (1902-2003) also wrote books about Africa and Mexico. The collection includes manuscripts written or edited by Strong and issues of Story Parade, 1937 to 1954.

Arrangement note

Collection is organized into the following series:

Series: Africa is People

Series: Africa is Thunder and Wonder

Series: The First Book of Ethiopia

Series: Mexico is People

Series: Pamphlets

Series: Story Parade

Series: Miscellaneous

Processing Information note

Collection processed by processing staff, October 1974.

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Language of description note
Finding aid is in English
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives Repository

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA