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Eleanor Long papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Coll 219

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of correspondence, greeting cards, and financial materials. Some damaged materials from each series were removed to a separate box.

Correspondence is devided into outgoing and incoming letters. Outgoing letters date from 1932 and 1934, and are all addressed to Long's husband, Avon Derrick. Incoming letters date from 1939 to 1953. Major correspondents include Hubert Derrick (father of Avon Derrick), Georgia Graham, Letha Lunceford, and Neva Workman (Long's sister), among others.

Greeting cards include Christmas cards (1943-1956), birthday cards (1946-1952), and some miscellaneous cards.

Financial materials consist of bank statements, checks, and receipts.

The damaged materials include corrsepondence and greeting cards that were water damaged at some point. A folder containing four pressed flowers was removed because of this damage.


  • 1932-1956


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

Eleanor Long (1906-1998) was a school teacher who lived in Marcola, Oregon. She was born Norma Eleanor Workman in Ontario, California. She married Avon Derrick of Marcola, Oregon in 1932 and later married Reuben Aaron Long in 1957. Eleanor Long died on February 9, 1998 in Deschutes County, Oregon.


6 linear feet (4 containers)

Language of Materials



Eleanor Long was a school teacher who lived in Marcola, Oregon. The collection consists of correspondence, greeting cards, and financial records.


Collection is organized into the following series: Correspondence, Cards, Financial Materials, and Damaged Materials.

Physical Description

4 clamshell boxes

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.

Guide to the Eleanor Long Papers
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Finding aid prepared by University of Oregon Libraries, Archivists' Toolkit Project Team and Austin Munsell. Updated by staff, 2023.
2012; 2023
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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