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Victor Kaufman papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Ax 380

Scope and Contents

The collection contains manuscripts, tearsheets, correspondence, and publications of young people's magazines from the 1930s-1940s.

There are two manuscripts of western stories and tear sheets of published pieces.

One story, "Judgment Bell," has with it a critique by Ernest Haycox.

Incoming and outgoing correspondence is mixed together in two different folders, and dates from 1938 to 1958. It does not seem to be in either alphabetical or chronological order.

Correspondence includes letters from agents Carl Brandt, Lurton Blassingame, and Sydney Sanders, and personal letters from John Hawkins and Albert R. Wetjen.

Young people's magazines included bound issues of Young People's Weekly (1938-1940) and St. Nicholas Magazine for Youth (1937-1939). There are also multiple loose issues of The Girls Companion (1936-1942).


  • 1927-1958


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

Victor Kaufman (1910-1966) was born in Salem, Oregon and educated at the University of Oregon. He was first published in 1934. After writing a number of western stories, he became an advertising agent.


1 linear feet (2 containers)

Language of Materials



Victor Kaufman (1910-1966) was a writer of western stories, and later he became an advertising agent. The collection (1927-1958) contains manuscripts, tearsheets, and correspondence, and also publications of young people's magazines from the 1930s-1940s.


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.

Physical Description

2 manuscript boxes.

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.

Guide to the Victor Kaufman Papers
Complete Description
Tanya Parlet and Kira B. Homo.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
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