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Lilian Moore papers

Identifier: Ax 434

Scope and Contents

The Lilian Moore Papers include published works, manuscripts and correspondence, including fan letters.


  • Creation: 1952-1969


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

Lilian Moore (March 17, 1909-July 20, 2004), known for her work as a children’s author, poet, educator, and was born in New York City. She was educated at Hunter College, B.A., English, 1930; and did graduate work at Columbia University. Afterward, she began teaching elementary school. Skilled at working with illiterate children lead her to a position at New York's Bureau of Educational Research. She trained teachers to deal with reading difficulties. While she was working at the Bureau she began writing easy-to-read picture books. In addition to children's literature, she began the Scholastic's Arrow Book Club in 1957. Moore's first book of poetry, I Feel the Same Way (in this collection) appeared in 1967.

Lilian Moore received numerous awards for her work, including the New York Times Best Books of the Year selection in 1960; National Council of Teachers of English Award for excellence in poetry for children, 1985; and five times over her career was awarded the Child Study Association Children's Books of the Year. Lilian Moore is also known as Sara Asheron.


1.5 linear feet (1 container)

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Lilian Moore (1909-2004) was an author of children’s books, teacher and member of the New York Bureau of Educational Research. The collection includes manuscripts, correspondence, and published works.


Collection is organized into the following series: ManuscriptsCorrespondencePublished WorksAddenda

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Finding aid written 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