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Blanche Lofton papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Ax 282

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of manuscripts of Lofton's poetry and prose, correspondence, scrapbooks, and miscellaneous papers.

Manuscripts include typed copies of Lofton's poems, with revisions, organized alphabetically. There are also typescripts of articles and radio broadcasts including The Beaver Hat (a drama in free verse-incomplete) and a profile of Edna St. Vincent Millay.

Correspondence consists primarily of letters between Lofton and the poet Ethel Romig Fuller(1883-1965). There is also a single folder of "other" correspondence.

There are eight binders of published poetry, both Lofton's and others. Some clippings about Lofton are also included in these scrapbooks.

Miscellaneous papers include a folder of photographs of Lofton and her family, certificates, and a poem by Larry Lofton (Blanche Lofton's son).


  • Creation: 1938-1963


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

Blanche Lofton (1885-1971) was an Oregon poet and author. She was born in Nebraska, and moved to Portland in 1905 along with her husband, Frank R. Lofton. She served as poetry critic and editor of the Spectator, an Oregon literary weekly, and published numerous poems in the "Poet's Corner" of the Oregon Journal. Her first collection of poetry, Mazama and Wecoma, was published in 1952, followed by Lincoln Memorial(1959) and Song of the Seasons(1963).


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

Language of Materials



Blanche Lofton (1885-1971) was an Oregon poet and author. The collection consists of manuscripts of Lofton's poetry and prose, correspondence, scrapbooks, and miscellaneous papers.


Collection is organized into the following series: Manuscripts, Correspondence, Scrapbooks, and Miscellaneous.

Other Finding Aids

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

Related Materials

Other collections relating to Ethel Romig Fuller at Special Collections and University Archives include: Ethel Romig Fuller papers, Ax 650.

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 Blanche Lofton Papers
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Finding aid prepared by University of Oregon Libraries, Archivists' Toolkit Project Team and Austin Munsell
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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