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Victoria Case papers

Identifier: Ax 230

Scope and Contents

The Victoria Case Papers contain manuscripts, drafts, tearsheets and related correspondence for a number of her short stories, articles and books. Also included are notes and research materials. The Victoria Case Papers contain a collection of magazines from the late 1800s and early 1900s and include The Century Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Harpers and Good Housekeeping. Also included is a pulp collection, including romance novels and westerns written between 1938-1949.


  • 1892-1972


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

Victoria Case (1897-1973) was born May 24th in Dallas, Texas to Henry Oscar Case and Jane Hammond Case. She attended college at the University of Oregon, graduating in 1921. In the years 1922-1929 she worked for many Oregon newspapers, including The Oregonian, The Astorian, The Portland Telegram, and The Portland Journal. She wrote numerous short stories that were published in magazines including Saturday Evening Post, Good Housekeeping, Ladies Home Journal, Reader’s Digest, Farm Journal, Liberty and others.

In addition to writing, Ms. Case was the journalism instructor and publicity director for Albany College in Albany Oregon (1931-1935). She worked as assistant publicity director for the U.S. Resettlement Administration in Portland Oregon during the years 1935-1937. She began her freelance writing career in 1938. She wrote two books with Robert Ormond Case: Last Mountains: The Story of the Cascades in 1945, and We Called it Culture: The Story of the Chautauqua in 1948. On her own she wrote The Quiet Life of Mrs. General Lane in 1952, Applesauce Needs Sugar in 1960, and A Finger in Every Pie in 1963. Doubleday published all of these.

Victoria Case was a member of the Shakespeare Club, Friends of the Library (McMinnville, Oregon) and Theta Sigma Phi. She died in 1973.


5.5 linear feet (7 containers)

Language of Materials



Victoria Case (1897-1973) was a writer of short stories, articles, freelance work and books; she wrote articles for many Oregon newspapers as well. This collection represents her career as an author of a wide range of genres, from romance to geography.


Collection is organized into the following series: Manuscripts and Related Materials Articles, memoirs and Related MaterialsShort Stories for Rangeland RomancesMiscellaneous Manuscripts and CorrespondenceWe Called it Culture and Related MaterialsThe Quiet Life of Mrs. General Lane and Related MaterialsShort Story Manuscripts and Related MaterialsTelevision and RadioMore Articles and Related MaterialsMiscellaneous Correspondence Correspondence with Brandt and BrandtArticles, memoirs and Related Materials

Other Finding Aids

Paper finding aid with additional information available in Special Collections & University Archives.

Separated Materials

Sound recordings stored under call number Up649.

Processing Information

Collection processed by processing staff, August 1972.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

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Finding aid written in English.
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Repository Details

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

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA