Scope and Contents
The William B. Harris Papers include materials covering Harris' time at Time/Fortune magazines as well as White Flower Farm/Gardening material. The Time/Fortune material consists of budget statements, organizational charts, and published materials on Time and Fortune. Also included are a bibliography and tearsheets of articles written for Fortune by Harris. The White Flower Farm/Gardening material consists of correspondence and manuscripts of articles and speeches. Printed material includes tearsheets of Harris's gardening articles as well as newspaper clippings reviewing The White Flower Farm Garden Book and profiles of Amos Pettingill, a.k.a. William Harris.
- Creation: circa 1923-1977
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
William Bliss Harris (1900-1981) was, variously, a financial analyst, author and small business owner. Harris began his career as a financial analyst in the late 1920s before Fortune magazine hired him as an editor in 1937. In 1950, Harris and his wife, Jane Grant, started a plant nursery, “White Flower Farm”, in Connecticut. Under the pseudonym Amos Pettingill, Harris wrote The White Flower Garden Book and articles on gardening.
2 linear feet (4 containers) : 4 manuscript boxes
Language of Materials
William Bliss Harris (1900-1981) was, variously, a financial analyst, author and small business owner. The William B. Harris Papers include materials covering Harris' time at Time/Fortune magazines as well as White Flower Farm/Gardening material.
Box 1: Time/Fortune materials. Box 2-4: White Flower Farm material; Time/Fortune materials and correspondence are arranged chronologically, other materials are arranged alphabetically.
Collection is processed.
- Guide to the William Bliss Harris papers
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- Finding aid prepared by University of Oregon Libraries, Archivists' Toolkit Project Team
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- Finding aid written in English