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Ruth Gipson Plowhead papers

Identifier: Ax 713

Scope and Contents note

The collection includes manuscripts for both published and non-published short stories, plays, books, and articles, as well as tear sheets, radio scripts, correspondence, scrapbooks, and original illustrations by Agnes Randall Moore.


  • Creation: 1931-1969


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

Ruth Gipson Plowhead (1877-1970) born in Greeley, Colorado, was a newspaper editor and author of books for juveniles. She was educated at the College of Idaho, now called Albertson College of Idaho.


2 linear feet (3 containers)

Language of Materials



Ruth Gipson Plowhead (1877-1970) is known for authoring books for children and young people. The collection consists of manuscripts, books and short stories, minor correspondence, and original illustrations by Agnes Randall Moore

Arrangement note

Collection is organized into the following series:

Series: Literary Manuscripts

Series: Tear sheets

Series: Correspondence

Series: Miscellaneous

Series: Illustrations

Processing Information note

Collection processed by processing staff, 1971.

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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Language of description note
Finding aid is in English
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