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Isabel Couper McLelland papers

Identifier: Ax 419

Scope and Contents

This collection contains manuscripts of historical novels for young people by Elizabeth Howard Mizner.


  • Creation: 1941-1961


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 Couper McLelland was an American author of books for young people. Born in Scotland, she moved to Portland, Oregon at a young age and lived and worked in the Pacific Northwest.


1.5 linear feet (1 container)

Language of Materials



Isabel Couper McLelland was born in Scotland and moved to Portland, Oregon with her parents. She was educated at the University of Oregon and taught in Portland, Oregon. The papers include manuscripts of 4 books for juveniles and correspondence with Henry Holt & Co.; as well as a typed copy of an epistolary diary kept by the author on her trip around the world in 1956.


Collection is organized into the following series:

Series: Manuscripts

Series: Correspondence

Series: Miscellaneous

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Isabel Couper McLelland in 1968.

Processing Information

Collection processed by processing staff, July 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