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Mary Jane Waldo papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Ax 427

Scope and Contents

Collection consists of manuscripts of stories and poems, a collection of published pieces, professional and personal correspondence, speeches, copyright papers, and a photograph.

The manuscripts of stories and poems are all typed (often with a first draft, and one or two revisions) and range from 150 to 6,600. Manuscript titles include "The Acceptance," "Day Lost, Day Found", "Daddy and the American Way," "Confessions of a Honest Woman," "The Captive Princess," "Don't Let Them Begin," "Full Circle," "Eloise Has No Talent," "The Last Shall be First," "Mother's Day," "Mickey," "Peace and Mr. Whistlethwaite," and "You Can't Get Dizzy on Mt. Olympus."

The correspondence from editors and publishers includes eighty-four letters dating 1948-1964. Major correspondents include McFadden Publications, True Confessions Magazine, Western Family, and The Writer.

The correspondence from literary agent Howard Moorepark are dated 1948-1964 and include 224 letters.

There are seventy-six personal letters that date 1951-1965. Major correspondents include Gordon A. French, Pacific Northwest International Writers Conference, and Lucile V. Payne.

Speeches include five speeches in manuscript form.

The photograph is of Mary Jane Waldo.

There is also one box of various stories of Waldo's that were published in magazines.

Dates

  • 1948-1965

Creator

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

Mary Jane Waldo (1915-1967) was an author who wrote romances and confession stories of 1945, feature stories for the PortlandOregonian, and was an instructor of creative writing at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon.

Extent

3 linear feet (2 containers) : 2 record storage boxes

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Mary Jane Waldo (1915-1967) was an author who wrote romances and confessions of 1945, feature stories for the Portland Oregonian, and was an instructor of creative writing at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon. Collection consists of manuscripts of stories and poems, a collection of published pieces, professional and personal correspondence, speeches, copyright papers, and a photograph.

Arrangement

Collection is organized into the following series: Manuscripts, Correspondence, Speeches, Copyright Material, Photograph, and Published Magazine Pieces.

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.

Other Finding Aids

Paper finding aid with additional information is available in Special Collections & University Archives.

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. Folder titles are based on those created by the creators or previous custodians. Titles have not all been verified against the contents of the folders. In some cases, staff supplied folder titles during initial processing.
Title
Guide to the Mary Jane Waldo Papers
Status
Complete Description
Author
University of Oregon Libraries Archivists' Toolkit Project Team and Jenn Newby
Date
2012
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English
Sponsor
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

Contact:
1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA