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Fred Ludekens papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Ax 779

Scope and Contents

Correspondence is separated into incoming letters, from 1939-1973, and outgoing letters, from 1932-1970. The folder of outgoing correspondence also contains legal papers. The folder of incoming letters also contains a T.V. narration script, and receipts. There are also individual correspondence files on Lord and Thomas, Saturday Evening Post, and Sports Afield.

The collection contains many illustrations, from small rough sketches and stamps designed by Ludekens, to larger sketches and illustrations, and also magazine covers and tear sheets. There are also books that contains illustrations by Ludekens.

Famous Artist School related material includes the first drafts of eight original lessons, a lesson packet (program notebook) for Ludeken's class, and also a manuscript by Ludeken's regarding the school and his work there.

The collection also contains additional manuscripts by Ludekens, including articles, speeches, and book introductions.


  • 1932-1973


Conditions Governing Access

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

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.


7 linear feet (3 containers) : 1 manuscript box, and 2 solander cases

Language of Materials



Fred Ludekens was book, and magazine illustrator, who was also a member of the founding faculty of the Famous Artists School (FAS). The collection (1932-1973) contains correspondence, Ludeken's FAS lesson packet, a manuscript regarding FAS, and numerous illustrations.

Processing Information

Collection processed by staff in the 1970s; and Tanya Parlet, 2013.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

This collection received a basic level of processing including minimal organization and rehousing.

Description information is drawn in part from information supplied with the collection and initial surveys of the contents.

Guide to the Fred Ludekens Papers
Complete Description
Tanya Parlet.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English
Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Repository Details

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

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA