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Frances Cavanah papers

Identifier: Ax 544

Scope and Contents note

The Frances Cavanah Papers include manuscripts and correspondence and miscellaneous items that reflect Cavanah's diverse career in publishing.


  • 1954-1971


Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open to the public.

Collection must be used in Special Collections & University Archives Reading Room.

Conditions Governing Use note

Property rights reside with Special Collections & 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 & University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

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Biographical/Historical note

Frances Cavanah (September 26, 1899-May 2, 1982) was born in Princeton, Indiana. She received her education at DePauw University. Cavanah was interested in the theater as well as being active an active member or various organizations including: the Author's League, National Historical Society, Society of Midland Authors, Washington Children's Book Guild, Mortar Board, Theta Sigma Phi and Delta Delta Delta.

Cavanah's professional career includes work as a member of the editorial staff, associate and contributing editor at various well thought of publishing companies, including row Peterson Incorporated and Rand McNally & Company. She later went onto be biographical editor of the World Book Encyclopedia and an anthology editor for the 1949 revision of Childcraft.


1.5 linear feet (1 container)

Language of Materials



Frances Cavanah (1899- 1982) was a writer and editor of children's books. The collection includes manuscripts and correspondence that reflect Cavanah's career as a publisher and author.

Arrangement note

Collection is organized into the following series:

Series: Correspondence

Series: Manuscripts

Series: Miscellaneous

General Physical Description note

1 container

Processing Information note

Collection processed by Processing Staff, June 2006.

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