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Sally Elliott Allen papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Ax 239

Scope and Contents

The collection contains play, novel, novelette, short-story, and poetry manuscript material, correspondence, published stories and poems, a scrapbook, mementos, and personal materials.

There are four manuscript series: Play Manuscripts, Novel and Novelette Manuscripts, Short Stories, and Articles. Material within each series is organized alphabetically by title of work. Types of material include outlines, drafts, revisions, critical notes, and study notes. When applicable, the the paper finding aid includes the pseudonym under which the work was written is noted.

Poetry manuscript material includes a booklet of poems (1903) written under the name "Ida Elliot," another booklet of poems written between 1906-1924, and a folder containing manuscript poems organized in alphabetical order by title.

Miscellaneous manuscripts consists of four folders of mainly unidentified handwritten and typed manuscripts. Material includes outlines, revisions, worksheets, and story and play fragments.

Published material includes articles and tearsheets of published short stories and poems. The paper finding aid includes the publication name and date information.

There is also a scrapbook containing the long short story The Beret From Paris (1932), tearsheets of published poems and articles, announcements of the production of Allen's plays, critical comments and other mementos.

There is one folder of correspondence (1935-1943) mainly from literary agents.

Also available is a manuscript concerning reminisces and philosophical discussions on life, children, marriage, and the soul.

Miscellaneous material consists of mostly personal material including memorial and obituary clippings regarding Allen, theatre play-bills, a notebook on published material, a diary, and poems written to Allen. This section also includes clippings regarding the career of Eric Allen, two poems of his, and his passport.

Dates

  • 1906-1943

Creator

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

Sally Elliot Allen (1880-1943) was a Pacific Northwest writer and playwright. She was born in Methuen, Massachusetts, educated at the University of Wisconsin, and married Eric Allen in 1906. The Allens lived in Seattle, Washington until 1912, when they moved to Oregon because Eric Allen was appointed Dean of the School of Journalism at the University of Oregon.

Extent

3 linear feet (2 containers) : 2 record storage boxes

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Sally Elliot Allen (1880-1943) was a Pacific Northwest writer and playwright. The collection (1906-1943) contains play, novel, novelette, short-story, and poetry manuscript material, correspondence, published stories and poems, a scrapbook, mementos, and personal materials.

Arrangement

Collection is organized into the following series: Play Manuscripts, Novel and Novelette Manuscripts, Short Stories, Poem Manuscripts, Miscellaneous Manuscripts, Published Material, Scrapbook, Correspondence, Reminiscence, Miscellaneous.

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.

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.

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.
Title
Guide to the Sally Elliott Allen Papers
Status
Complete Description
Author
Jenn Newby and Kira B. Homo.
Date
2013
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English
Sponsor
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

Contact:
1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA