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Rosalys Haskell Hall papers

Identifier: Ax 458

Scope and Contents note

The collection includes manuscripts and related material for five books, reviews of several works and minor correspondence with editors, publishers and illustrators.


  • 1952-1969


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

Rosalys Haskell Hall was born in New York, New York, on March 27, 1914. Hall attended Ecole Sevigne, Paris France, New Jersey College for Women (now Douglas College of Rutgers University) and Ethical Culture Norman Training School. Hall also took special courses at Columbia University and New York University.

Hall belonged to the Audubon Society of Rhode Island, Junior Writers Forum in New York and Newport Historical Society.

Hall was a teacher of kindergarten and French at the Sutton Beekman School in New York, New York, a seller of children's books in New York at Doubleday Bookshop, from 1938-1944; and at Longman's, Green & Co. (now merged with David McKay Co., Inc., under McKay name), as editor in Children's Book Department beginning in 1944. Hall also worked as a freelance editor for other publishers.

Source: Contemporary Authors Online, Gale, 2003.


1 linear feet (2 containers)

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Rosalys Haskell Hall was born in New York on March 27, 1914. She has been book editor for David McKay Co., and a writer of books for children. The collection includes manuscripts, reviews and correspondence that reflect Hall's work.

Arrangement note

Collection is organized into the following series:

Series: Manuscripts and reviews

Series: Correspondence

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Rosalys Haskell Hall in 1968.

General Physical Description note

2 containers

Processing Information note

Collection processed by processing staff, June 2006.

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Finding aid is in English
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives Repository

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA