Scope and Contents
The collection contains a manuscript, scrapbooks, correspondence, ephemera and mementos.
The first three volumes of this collection of scrapbooks contain a manuscript of 393 pages, typed, regarding legends of the Pacific Coast Indians since 1857. Chapters contain stories that describe places, people, beliefs, death, medicine, myths, animals, rituals, fears, and the environment. There is also a few pieces of loose correspondence, notes, clippings, and tearsheets interspersed throughout the first three volumes.
The fourth scrapbook contains personal ephemera and mementos of Saylor's, and also ephemera relating to Native American peoples and legends of the Pacific Northwest and California. Material includes photographs (some with captions) and many are of Native Americans, certificates, event tickets, flyers, newspaper clippings, maps, song lyrics, medals and buttons, and other mementos.
- Saylor, Frederick H. (Person)
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
Frederick H. Saylor was a collector of Native American legends and a writer of articles for pioneer publications. He wrote and collected stories and ephemera regarding myths, legends, and traditions of native peoples of the Pacific Northwest and California.
1 linear feet (4 containers) : 4 volumes
Language of Materials
Frederick H. Saylor was a collector of Native American legends and a writer of articles for pioneer publications. The collection contains a manuscript, scrapbooks, correspondence, ephemera and mementos mostly regarding myths, legends, and traditions of native peoples of the Pacific Northwest and California.
Material is arranged by volume.
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.
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.
- Clippings Subject Source: TGM II, Genre and physical characteristic terms
- Correspondence Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Indians of North America -- California -- Pacific Coast -- Folklore Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Indians of North America -- Northwest Coast of North America -- Folklore Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Indians of North America -- Northwest, Pacific -- Folklore Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Indians of North America -- Photographs Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Manuscripts for publication Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Maps Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Native Americans Subject Source: Archiveswest
- Saylor, Frederick H.
- Saylor, Frederick H.
- Scrapbooks Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Guide to the Frederick H. Saylor Papers
- Complete Description
- Tanya Parlet and Kira B. Homo.
- 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).