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Duncan Aikman papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Ax 629

Scope and Contents

Collection contains correspondence, manuscripts, tear sheets, newspaper tear sheets, poetry, Guggenheim Foundation proposal, miscellaneous notes, biographical information, photographs, and magazines with articles by Aikman.

Correspondence is arranged into two subgroups: Professional and Personal. Correspondence within these groups are arranged alphabetically. Correspondents include W.W. Norton, his mother, Blair Bolles, his daughter Cicely, H.M. Murdock. Out going mail includes hospital letters and letters to Mrs. Lonnelle Aikman.

Manuscripts are divided into five sections: book length, magazine articles, speeches, editor queries and pamphlets. Book length manuscript is of Americas Unite. Articles include "The Practical Politician," and "Frontier South." The pamphlet was written for the War Department and labeled "Mexico."

Tear sheets and articles by Aikman include those from the American Mercury, The Atlantic, ColliersHarpers New York Post, New York Times, and The Washington post.

There is also a proposal for a grant for the Guggenheim Foundation.

Dates

  • 1925-1947

Creator

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

Duncan Aikman (1889-1955) was a journalist and author. He has worked for the Springfield (Massachusetts) Republican, the El Paso Times, and served in varying editorial capacities for the Los Angeles Daily News. In 1935, he became a free-lance writer, and in the early 1940's he helped to organize the newspaper PM. His books include Calamity Jane and the Lady Wildcats,The Taming of the Frontier, The All American Front, andThe Turning Stream.

Extent

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

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Duncan Aikman (1889-1955) was a journalist and author. Collection contains correspondence, manuscripts, tear sheets, newspaper tear sheets, poetry, a Guggenheim Foundation proposal, miscellaneous notes, biographical information, photographs, and magazines with articles by Aikman.

Arrangement

Collection arranged into the following series: Correspondence, Manuscripts, Tearsheets, Newspaper Tearsheets, Poetry, Guggenheim Foundation Miscellaneous notes, Biographical information, Photographs, and Magazines with articles by Aikman.

Material within this collection is minimally arranged. Any arrangement is either derived from the records' creators or custodians or from staff at the time of initial processing. It may be necessary to look in multiple places for the same types of materials.

Other Finding Aids

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

Processing Information

Collection processed by Staff, 1971.

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

This collection received a basic level of processing including minimal organization and rehousing.

Description information is drawn in part from information supplied with the collection and initial surveys of the contents.
Title
Guide to the Duncan Aikman papers
Status
Complete Description
Author
University of Oregon Libraries Archivists' Toolkit Project Team and Jenn Newby
Date
2012
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English
Sponsor
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

Contact:
1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA