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Elizabeth MacKinstry papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Coll 616

Scope and Contents

The Elizabeth MacKinstry papers primarily include original artwork created by MacKinstry for children's books authored by MacKinstry and others. Materials include dummies, sketches, color and black and white ink illustrations, published books, and presentation copies.

Titles represented in the collection include Trees by Joyce Kilmer (1929), Puck in Pasture by E. MacKinstry (1925), Under the Tree by Elizabeth Madox Roberts (1922), Trees, Old Poets, Servant Girl and Grocer's Boy by Joyce Kilmer, Peer Gynt by Henrik Ibsen (1929), The White Cat and Other French Fairy Tales by Madame D'Aulnoy (1928), and several unpublished works.


  • circa 1920-1940


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

Elizabeth MacKinstry (1878-1956) was an American poet, sculptor, and illustrator.


1 linear feet (2 containers) : 2 manuscript boxes

Language of Materials



Elizabeth MacKinstry (1878-1956) was an American poet, sculptor, and illustrator. The collection includes MacKinstry's dummies, sketches, and pen and ink illustrations for children's books. Seven published books illustrated by MacKinstry are also included.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase from Charles Apfelbaum Rare Books, 1997.

Processing Information

Processed by Alexa Goff, 2019.

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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