Scope and Contents
The collection contains literary manuscripts, correspondence, notes and resource material, memorabilia, maps, books, newspaper clippings, and a photograph.
The initial donation of 1968 included manuscript material for short stories, novelettes, novels, and a movie scenario. There is also personal correspondence and fan mail available and business correspondence that includes letters exchanged with the Lenniger Literary agency and Agent Edith Margolis. Miscellaneous materials include notes and resource material, contracts, tearsheets from pulp magazines, and memorabilia.
The 1968 addendum contains manuscript material for four titles, two civil war campaign maps, and a book.
The 1974 addendum includes manuscript material for novel-length works, short stories, and poetry. This addendum also includes incoming correspondence, and miscellaneous material such as newspaper clippings, notes, a photograph and memorabilia.
- Way, Isabel Stewart (Person)
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
Isabel Stewart Way (1904-1978) began writing for a newspaper syndicate in 1923 and was published in 1924 in Brief Stories. She was also published in the New Yorker and the Saturday Evening Post. Way wrote short stories, novels, and novelettes.
4.5 linear feet (3 containers) : 3 record storage boxes
Language of Materials
Isabel Stewart Way (1904-1978) wrote short stories, novels, and novelettes. The collection contains literary manuscripts, correspondence, notes and resource material, memorabilia, maps, books, newspaper clippings, and a photograph.
Material within this collection has been organized by accession. This organization reflects the fact that the collection has been acquired in increments over time. This organization is also based on the decision not to merge the various accessions and organize them as a whole at this point in time, give the fact that future accruals are anticipated and/or that this organization is deemed sufficient for access.
Researchers should note that materials within a series or accession may overlap and/or relate to materials found in other accessions or initially processed materials. For example, correspondence may be found in all or only some groupings. In order to locate all relevant material within this collection, researchers may need to consult each accession.
Researchers should also note that similar materials can be arranged differently in each accession, depending on how the material is organized upon receipt or during initial processing. For instance, correspondence is one accession may be arranged alphabetically, while correspondence in another accession is arranged chronologically.
Collection processed by staff, 1967.
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 to no organization and rehousing.
Description information is drawn in part from information supplied with the collection and initial surveys of the contents. Folder titles are based on those created by the creators or previous custodians. Titles have not all been verified against the contents of the folders. In some cases, staff supplied folder titles during initial processing.
- American fiction -- 20th century Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Authors, American -- 20th century Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Correspondence Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Fiction -- Authorship Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Lenniger Literary Agency
- Literature Subject Source: Archiveswest
- Manuscripts for publication Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Margolis, Edith
- Way, Isabel Stewart
- Way, Isabel Stewart
- Women authors, American -- 20th century Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Guide to the Isabel Stewart Way Papers
- Complete Description
- Finding aid prepared by University of Oregon Libraries, Archivists' Toolkit Project Team and Tanya Parlet.
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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).