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Catherine Woolley papers

Identifier: Ax 642

Scope and Contents note

The collection includes manuscripts and correspondence with publishers, particularly Harper and Brothers, and William Morrow and Co. For most of the files, each manuscript has its own correspondence in the file with the manuscript.

Note: Some folders of correspondence contain other miscellaneous items.


  • 1930-1993


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

Catherine Woolley (August 11, 1904-July 23, 2005) was born in Chicago Illinois to Edward Mott and Anna L. (Thayer) Woolley. She passed away in Truro, Massachusetts. She received her education from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Woolley began her writing career as an advertising copywriter, then worked as a free-lance writer of books for children, some written under the name Jane Thayer. She worked at many different places, such as the American Radiator Co. in New York City, American Radiator and Standard Co. New York City, National Association of Manufacturers, Architectural Record, Society of Automotive Engineers Journal, National Association of Manufacturers again, Passaic Redevelopment Agency member, Passaic Board of Education, teacher of juvenile writing, Cape Cod Writer’s Conference, conductor of workshop for juvenile literature, Truro Center for the Arts. She was also a trustee for the Truro Public Libraries. She was adept at stories about bunnies, kitties and kindly wolves.


11.25 linear feet (21 containers)

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Catherine Woolley (August 11, 1904-July 23, 2005) was an advertising copywriter and later a freelance children’s author. The collection includes manuscripts and correspondence that reflect Woolley’s career in writing.

Arrangement note

Collection is organized into the following series: CorrespondenceManuscriptsSouthern Baptist stories (stories published in Southern Baptist publications)Manuscripts, miscellaneous materialManuscripts

Processing Information note

Collection processed by processing staff, December 1994.

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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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