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Vivian Lescher Werner papers

Identifier: Ax 641

Scope and Contents note

The Vivian Lescher Werner Papers consist of manuscripts in various editorial stages, source material, and correspondence. The major correspondence is with agents Rosica Colin and Lenniger Literary Agency, and with publishers Macmillan Company, Rupert Hart-Davis, Ltd., and Doubleday and Company.


  • 1961-1971


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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

Vivian Lescher Werner (1921-) was born in Bellingham, Washington and educated at Binnington College, where she studied music. Throughout her career she has been a free-lance writer for magazines, a novelist, and writer of books for children and young people. Her background in music and dance has shaped her writing. She married Steven L. Werner in 1943, but they were divorced by 1951. Some magazines with which Werner collaborated with over the years include Pathfinder, Overseas Weekly, and Pharmaceutical News. Werner was Nominated for Prix Formentor by International Formentor Committee in 1962 for The Breaking Wave.

Source: Contemporary Authors Online, Gale, 2002.


2 linear feet (2 containers)

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Vivian Lescher Werner (1921- ) was a free-lance writer for magazines, a novelist, and a writer of books for children and young people. The collection consists of manuscripts in various stages, source material, and correspondence.

Arrangement note

Collection is organized into the following series: Series: CorrespondenceSeries: Manuscripts

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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