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Dorothy Nathan papers

Identifier: Ax 414

Scope and Contents note

The collection includes manuscript for the book David and the Talking Cat, some published works, and correspondence, mainly with Random House, 1942-1967.


  • Creation: 1942-1967


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

Dorothy Goldeen Nathan ( -1966) was an Oregon-born social worker and teacher before she began writing books for young people. She graduated from the University of California and married an editor, Paul Nathan. They had three children: Janet, Andrew, and Carl.


0.5 linear feet (1 containers)

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Dorothy Goldeen Nathan ( -1966) was an Oregon-born social worker and teacher before she began writing books for young people. The papers include correspondence about her books Women of Courage (New York, 1964) and The Shy One (New York, 1966), an unpublished manuscript, and published works.

Arrangement note

Collection is organized into the following series:

Series: Manuscript

Series: Published Works

Series: Correspondence

Subseries A: Letters Sent

Subseries B: Letters Received

Series: Miscellaneous

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Dorothy Nathan in 1967.

Processing Information note

Collection processed by processing staff, December 1968.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.


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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