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Helen Bratton papers

Identifier: Ax 614

Scope and Contents note

The collection contains a variety of a variety of notes and corrections to the early and first drafts of The Amber Flask, It's Morning Again, and Only in Time. The highlight of this collection is the binder containing the research material for Only in Time; it shows the author's organization and ideas before the book was actually completed. Also included within the collection is a folder of biographical information and reviews on Helen Bratton.


  • 1961-1969


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

Helen Bratton wrote novels for teenage girls. She was born in Albany, New York on July 17, 1899. In 1918, she attended Albany Business College. She also studied art at Washington University in St. Louis, MO for four years. Bratton worked as a Civil Service employee and court reporter before her marriage to George S. Bratton on September 27, 1923. She began her writing career later in her life, and her initial effort for a novel, It's Morning Again, was sold on the first try.

Bratton was chosen poet laureate of Monterey Peninsula in 1962. Towards the end of her life, she was attending classes seven hours a week; she admits that she "became addicted to education" while her children were in school.


1.5 linear feet (1 container)

Language of Materials



Helen Bratton (1899-1986) was a writer of novels for teenagers, and was chosen for poet laureate of Monterey Peninsula. The collection includes correspondences, research materials, and manuscripts.

Arrangement note

Collection is organized into the following series:

Series: Correspondence

Series: Manuscripts

General Physical Description note

1 container

Processing Information note

Collection processed by processing staff, November 1970.

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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