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Lynd Ward proofs and letter

 Collection — Multiple Collection Box: [SFM 147] 1
Identifier: SFM 147

Scope and Contents

Proofs of "North Star Shining" and letter to Mr. Rohde. Illustrations are both black and white as well as color lithographs. The library holds a larger collection of the Lynd Ward Papers.


  • 1947-1950


Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open to the public.

Collection must be used in Special Collections & University Archives Reading Room.

Conditions Governing Use note

Property rights reside with Special Collections & 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 & University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Biographical/Historical note

Illustrator; best known for his wood engravings and woodcuts.


0.05 linear feet

Language of Materials



Proof copy of North Star Shining: A Pictorial History of the American Negro, by Hildegarde Hoyt Swift, illustrated by Lynd Ward. Includes letter from Ward to a Mr. Rohde, Feb. 16, 1950, which mentions the illustrations in the book.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Serendipity Books, 1985

General Physical Description note

2 items

Processing Information note

Collection is processed.

Guide to the Lynd Ward proofs and letter
Preliminary Description
Finding aid prepared by University of Oregon Libraries, Archivists' Toolkit Project Team
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives Repository

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA