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Hazel Hutchins Wilson papers

Identifier: Ax 377

Scope and Contents note

This collection contains two manuscripts and various items from the editing and publishing process. The collection also includes some correspondence and photographs.


  • 1969


Conditions Governing Access note

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 note

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 note

Hazel (Hutchins) Wilson was born on April 8, 1898 in Portland, Maine to Fred Linwood and Emma Hutchins. She attended Bates College A.B 1919, Simmons College B.S 1920. She married Jerome Wilson on September 16, 1930.

Wilson was a member of the American Newspaper Women's Club, Children's Book Guild of Washington D.C (president 1955-1956, 1970-1971), Women in Communication. During her career she held many positions in libraries. She held a position as a high school librarian from 1920-1923; librarian at Northeast Missouri State Teacher's College (Now Northeast Missouri State University) in Kirksville from 1923-1926; head of the circulation department for the American Library in Paris, France from 1926-1928; librarian at Bradford Academy, in Bradford Massachusetts from 1928-1929; supervisor of school libraries in Denver Colorado from 1929-1930; and lecturer at George Washington University in Washington D.C. from 1956-1967. In addition to this work, Wilson also taught writing classes for children, was a lecturer at various events, and did some radio and television work. She also worked with foreign students as a consultant.

Wilson died of congestive heart failure on August 20, 1992 in Bethesda Maryland.


0.5 linear feet (1 container)

Language of Materials



Hazel Wilson (April 8, 1898-August 20, 1992) worked in many positions at libraries around the country as well as a position overseas. She also held other positions relating to students. The material in this collection reflects her career as an author.

Arrangement note

Collection is organized into the following series:

Series: Manuscripts

Processing Information note

Collection processed by processing staff, August 2006.

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 Hazel Hutchins Wilson Papers
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Language of description note
Finding aid is 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