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Ruth Adams Knight papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Ax 784

Scope and Contents

Collection comprises correspondence; manuscripts including radio scripts, books, stories, and television scripts; tearsheets; and miscellaneous items associated with journalist and writer Ruth Adams Knight. Some of the items are carbon copies.

Dates

  • 1937-1971

Creator

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

Ruth Adams Knight (1898-1974) was born in Defiance, Ohio. A writer from her early years, she enrolled in Toledo University and was one of a group of students recruited to work for the Toledo Times in 1918 due to the war. She went on to have a career as a journalist in Toledo; she continued this career from 1929 in New York City. There she became attracted to radio and became a prolific scriptwriter. She created the serial "Brave Tomorrow", and also wrote for shows such as "Cavalcade of America". At the same time she wrote non-fiction books, plays, and articles, and later returned to ficiton writing. She wrote adult novels such as Women must weep; and young adult novels such as Valiant comrades. By the 1950s she was also doing television scriptwriting. Married three times, she had two children.

Extent

7 linear feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Collection comprises correspondence; manuscripts including radio scripts, books, stories, and television scripts; tearsheets; and miscellaneous items associated with journalist and writer Ruth Adams Knight. Some of the items are carbon copies.

Arrangement

Material within this collection is minimally arranged. Any arrangement is either derived from the records' creators or custodians or from staff at the time of initial processing. It may be necessary to look in multiple places for the same types of materials.

Other Finding Aids

Paper finding aid with additional information is available in Special Collections & University Archives.

General Physical Description note

6 containers

Processing Information note

Collection is processed.

Title
Guide to the Ruth Adams Knight Papers
Status
Complete Description
Author
Finding aid prepared by University of Oregon Libraries, Archivists' Toolkit Project Team
Date
2010
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

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

Contact:
1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA