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Jane and Paul Annixter papers

Identifier: Ax 654

Scope and Contents

The Jane and Paul Annixter collection contains manuscripts, corrections, drafts, and related correspondences and notes for eleven of the Annixter's books for children.


  • 1956-1977


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

Jane Annixter (given name Jane Levington Comfort) was born in Detroit, Michigan on June 22, 1903. Her father, also a writer, introduced her to writing at an early age. Her father influenced the commonplace objects subjects of her early writings, and later of assigned readings that allowed written expression and reading to become an important part of her life. Although her true name is Jane Levington Comfort, she married Paul Annixter, which provided the pseudonym Annixter. Her works can also be found under her maiden name of Jane Levington Comfort. She died on January 13, 1996.

Paul Annixter (given name Howard Allison Sturtzel) was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on June 25, 1894. He married Jane Levington Comfort on February 18, 1920. Annixter wrote many books before marrying, but is most known for his works with his wife. His interests included gardening, reading, and mountain climbing. He died in November of 1985.


1 linear feet (2 containers) : 2 manuscript boxes

Language of Materials



Jane (1903-1996) and Paul (1894-1985) Annixter wrote children's books, with emphasis on wildlife and adventures into nature. The collection contains manuscripts, corrections, drafts, and related correspondences and notes.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Jane and Paul Annixter in 1972.

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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