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Albert Richard Wetjen papers

Identifier: A 130

Scope and Contents

The collection (1923-1945) contains correspondence regarding the condition of writing in the Pacific Northwest, and also manuscripts of stories.

Most of the letters refer to the (awful) condition of writing and publishing in the Pacific Northwest. Correspondence includes letters by Wetjen to Allen Jayne, Hattie Howard, Ada Hedges, and Edythe Wetjen.

Incoming correspondents include Thomas Beer, T. S. Stribling, Norman Reilly Raine, and Louis Adamic.

The manuscripts are all short pieces, and one essay on James Stevens. Copies of published pieces are also included.


  • 1923-1952


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. The use of letters in this collection is restricted by agreement between the donor and the Library.

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

Albert Richard Wetjen (1900-1948) was born in London, England. He became a writer and editor who was known for his sea stories and novels.

He went to sea at age 14, came to Canada in 1920, and to Oregon in 1921, stopping to work in Harrisburg. He moved to Salem in 1923 and worked as editor of Oregon Magazine for three years. He later moved to Portland, then to San Francisco.


0.5 linear feet (1 container) : 1 clamshell box

Language of Materials



Albert Richard Wetjen (1900-1948) was a writer who was known for his sea stories and novels and was also editor of the Oregon Magazine. The collection (1923-1945) contains correspondence regarding the condition of writing in the Pacific Northwest and also manuscripts of stories.

Processing Information

Collection processed by staff.

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.

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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