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Vera Henry papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: Ax 376

Scope and Contents

Correspondence is separated into outgoing and incoming sections.

Outgoing letters are organized alphabetically, and are from 1954.

Incoming letters (over 180) are organized by date, 1949 to 1958, and include letters from Edith Margolis of the Lenniger Literary Agency.

The manuscripts of short stories contain drafts with corrections. There is also a copy of one children's book by Henry titled, Ong, The Wild Gander, a book about a young girl and her pet, a wild Canadian goose.


  • Creation: 1949-1967


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

Vera Henry (1909 - ) was born in Forest, Ontario, Canada. Henry graduated high school when she was fourteen. She became a writer of short stories, including confession stories.

Henry was published in confession magazines (or love pulps) beginning in 1943, and in other women's magazines, beginning in 1944. She was represented by the Lenniger Literary Agency.

Since 1962, Henry has been a staff member of the Oakland University Writer's Conference, and is an editorial associate with the Writer's Digest.


0.5 linear feet (1 container)

Language of Materials



Vera Henry (1909-1987) was a writer of short stories, including confession stories, and was represented by the Lenniger Literary Agency. The collection (1949-1967) contains manuscripts of twenty-two short stories, and correspondence with Edith Margolis of the Lenniger Literary Agency.

Physical Description

1 container

Processing Information

Collection processed by staff in the 1970s; and Tanya Parlet, 2013.

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.

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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)

Repository Details

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

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA