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Ray Palmer Tracy papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Ax 566

Scope and Contents

The collection includes manuscripts and biographical material.

The manuscripts are organized alphabetically by title and are separated into novels and novelettes, short stories, and article sections. Material includes drafts, revised versions, correspondence, and manuscript fragments.

The biographical material includes an autobiographical series published in 1957, tearsheets, and clippings.


  • Creation: 1931-1957


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

Ray Palmer Tracy (1886-1966) was born in West Charleston, Vermont. He spent his early years on a cattle ranch in northern California. He attended Oregon Agricultural College (now Oregon State University), worked as a teamster, ranch hand, and forest ranger. He became an author of western stories and novels. He lived in Condon, Oregon.


2 linear feet (2 containers) : 1 record storage box, 1 manuscript box

Language of Materials



Ray Palmer Tracy (1886-1966) was an author of western stories and novels. The collection includes manuscripts and biographical material.

Other Finding Aids

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

Processing Information

Collection processed by staff, 1969.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

Guide to the Ray Palmer Tracy Papers
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Finding aid prepared by University of Oregon Libraries, Archivists' Toolkit Project Team and Tanya Parlet.
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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

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA