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Grace E. Hall papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Ax 792

Scope and Contents

Collection contains manuscripts of her books, articles, speeches, and vignettes, poetry, clippings, and miscellaneous items.

Correspondence includes both incoming and outgoing letters and is organized by alphabetically.

Article length manuscripts include fifty-two articles including: "Apple Blossoms," "Chance Shots," "It," "Weed," and "Values."

Manuscripts of vignettes include "If I were King," and "Without benefit of legs."

The manuscripts of speeches and radio talks include holograph, typed, carbon, and printed copies.

The poetry in this collection includes 600 poems and is arranged alphabetically by title. Titles include "Away," "The Coquette," and "Denial."

The Scrapbook includes poetry clippings dating from 1893-1917.

Miscellaneous items include photographs, programs, poetry and prose.


  • circa 1939


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.

Biographical / Historical

Grace E. Hall (?-1939) was a journalist, author, and poet. Hall moved from Illinois with her family to Corvallis, Oregon in 1884 where she met and married her husband in 1901. In 1918, The Oregonian started to publish her poetry as a regular feature, and in 1923 her poems became syndicated all over the world. Hall also wrote under several pseudonyms, the most known being Mona Vale and Laith Leslie.


2.5 linear feet (3 containers )

Language of Materials



Grace E. Hall (?-1939) was a journalist, author, and poet. Collection consists of manuscripts of her books, articles, speeches, vignettes, poetry, clippings, and miscellaneous items.


Collection is organized into the following series: Correspondence, Manuscripts: Article Length, Manuscripts: Vignettes, Manuscripts: Speeches and talks, Manuscripts: Poetry, Clippings and Tearsheets, and Miscellany.

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.

Physical Description

2 manuscript boxes, 1 record storage box.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Staff, 1975.

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. Folder titles are based on those created by the creators or previous custodians. Titles have not all been verified against the contents of the folders. In some cases, staff supplied folder titles during initial processing.

Guide to the Grace E. Hall Papers
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University of Oregon Libraries Archivists' Toolkit Project Team and Jenn Newby
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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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