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Ruth and Latrobe Carroll papers

Identifier: Ax 710

Scope and Contents

The collection contains several manuscripts, illustrations and some correspondence that represent the work of Ruth and Latrobe Carroll.


  • Creation: 1932-1980


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

(Archer) Latrobe Carroll (January 5, 1894-November 30, 1996) was born in Washington D.C and passed away in Stamford, Connecticut. He received his education from Harvard University.

Carroll was a member of the Authors League of America, Friends of the Library (Asheville; second vice president 1960-1963, and the Harvard Club of Western North Carolina. His interests were hiking, travel and reading.

Latrobe Carroll served in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He was also a writer. He worked for The Century Co. as a member of the editorial staff in 1919 Carroll also worked at the Foreign Press Service as a staff writer in 1920. Then he worked for Liberty Magazine as a member of the editorial staff from 1924-1934. He then became a freelance writer.

Ruth Robinson Carroll (September 24, 1899-December 5, 1999) was born in Lancaster New York and passed away in Stamford Connecticut. She received her education at Vassar College and also attended the Student Arts League from 1922-1924. She also attended Cecelia Beaux’s School of Portrait Painting in, 1925. She married Latrobe Carroll on January 24, 1928.

Ruth Carroll was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma. Her interests were in photography, travel, theater, natural history, botany and hiking. Her career was as an author, artist and illustrator of books.

Latrobe Carroll and his wife published their first book in 1935, Luck of the Roll and Go. And the couple wrote their last book in 1975, Hullabaloo the Elephant Dog. The Carrolls wrote at least twenty books, all directed to juvenile readers.


7.25 linear feet (14 containers)

Language of Materials



Latrobe Carroll (1894-1996) and Ruth Carroll (1899-1999) were American authors of children’s literature. The collection includes manuscripts, illustrations and correspondence that reflect the work of Ruth and Latrobe Carroll.


Collection is organized into the following series:

Series: Core Collection

Series: Addenda October 1972

Series: Addenda November 1973

Series: Addenda May 1973

Series: Addenda April 1976

Series: Addenda October 1976

Series: Addenda May 1977

Series: Addendum November 1977

Series: Addenda November 1980

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Ruth and Latrobe Carroll in 1972.

Processing Information

Collection processed by staff.

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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