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Myron Griffin papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: Ax 723

Scope and Contents

The collection contains drafts and revisions of manuscripts, notes, story ideas, photographs, and professional correspondence.

Incoming correspondence is organized by date, 1930 to 1936, and includes letters from publishers, editors, and agents.

Manuscript material is organized by title of manuscript. Book length manuscript titles include, "The Anatomy of Drunkenness," which was written in the style of the eighteenth century, and includes multiple drafts and revisions. There are many short story length manuscripts, and material includes drafts, revisions, and insertions. The collection includes a few magazines with published pieces of his short stories.

Other material includes a folder of illustrations for "The Belle Dame," a leather notebook with story ideas, a list of writings and where they were sent for publication, tearsheets, and notes.

There are also photographs from the 1930s of family and friends.


  • Creation: 1930-1936


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

Myron Griffin (1911-1936) was born in Colorado but lived in Oregon for a number of years. He graduated from the University of Oregon where he was an associate editor of the DUCDAME, a literary magazine which was to "serve as an outlet for student talent and a stimulus to further industry in the field of writing."

Griffin made his first professional appearance with the story "The Belle Dame," in Esquire, 1934. He also wrote stories for Frontier and Midland, The Dilettante, and The American Spectator. Griffin wrote at least one short story under the pen name John York.


1.5 linear feet (1 container)

Language of Materials



Myron Griffin was an author who published stories in American magazines and a graduate of the University of Oregon. The collection contains drafts and revisions of manuscripts, notes, story ideas, photographs, and professional correspondence.

Other Finding Aids

Paper finding aid with additional information is available in Special Collections & University Archives.

Physical Description

1 record storage box.

Processing Information

Collection processed by staff.

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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Finding aid written in English.
Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Repository Details

Part of the University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives Repository

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA