Guide to the Maristan Chapman Papers
1841-1977

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Chapman, Maristan
Title: Maristan Chapman papers
Dates: 1841-1977 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 18.8 linear feet (65 containers, 3 volumes, 33 books)
Collection Number: Coll 203
Summary: Mary Ilsley Chapman (1895-1978) and her husband John Stanton Chapman (1891-1972) were authors who published under the combined pseudonym Maristan Chapman. The collection consists of correspondence, diaries, literary manuscripts, notes and research materials, publications, publicity materials and reviews, personal files, family papers, artifacts, books and photographs.
Repository: Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene, Oregon, 97403-1299
(541) 346-3068
spcarref@uoregon.edu

Languages: Collection materials are in English. 
Sponsor: Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Historical Note

Under the pseudonym Maristan Chapman, Mary Ilsley Chapman (1895-1978) and her husband John Stanton Chapman (1891-1972) authored several novels set in Tennessee, three series of children's mystery and adventure books, a biography of Duc de Morny, and many short stories, essays, articles, radio scripts, poems and commercials. Their subjects were far-ranging, including agriculture, literature, camping and touring.

John Stanton Chapman died on October 13, 1972; Mary Ilsley Chapman on January 26, 1978.

Content Description

The collection consists of correspondence, diaries, literary manuscripts, notes and research materials, publications, publicity materials and reviews, personal files, family papers, artifacts, books and photographs.

The biographical series separates material between John Stanton and Mary Stanton whenever possible; ambiguous documents are filed by date. This series includes diaries, notebooks, and journal notes.

The correspondence series is separated into publisher and agent letters which are organized by name of person or agency, while general letters are organized by date, 1913-1977.

The manuscripts series is divided between book length and articles, short stories and verse manuscripts, as well as works-in-progress. All the manuscripts are are organized alphabetically by title of work.

The research materials and reviews series' are organized alphabetically by name, subject and/or title.

The International Association of Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists (P.E.N.) series contains correspondence, membership information, and newsletters.

The personal interests series is alphabetically organized by subject and is divided between John Chapman and Mary Chapman information.

The personal documents series contains financial and legal documents such as contracts, royalty information, deeds, wills, taxes and copyright documents.

The Chapman/Ilsley family papers series includes genealogy, correspondence, prayer and verse books, bibles, and files on individual people.

The collection also contains photographs, artifacts, phonograph records, books by Maristan Chapman, and books by others.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Use :  

Property rights reside with Special Collections & 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 . The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Archival material may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal and/or state right to privacy laws and other regulations.

Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g. a cause of action for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of Oregon assumes no responsibility.

If a researcher finds sensitive personal information in a collection, please bring it to the attention of the reading room staff.

Preferred Citation :  

[Identification of item], Maristan Chapman papers, Coll 203, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Restrictions on Access :  

Collection is open to the public.

Collection must be used in Special Collections & University Archives Reading Room.

Collection includes sound recordings, moving images, or digital files to which access is restricted. Access to these materials is governed by repository policy and may require the production of listening or viewing copies. Researchers requiring access must notify Special Collections & University Archives in advance and pay fees for reproduction services as necessary.

Preferred Citation :  

[Identification of item], Maristan Chapman papers, Coll 203, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Additional Reference Guides :  

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


Detailed Description of the Collection

Papers
29.5 linear feet
1841-1977
Photographs (PH184)
1.25 linear feet
Chapman, Maristan

Subjects

  • Personal Names :
  • Chapman, John Stanton Higham, b. 1891
  • Chapman, Maristan
  • Chapman, Maristan--Correspondence
  • Chapman, Mary Hamilton Illsley, 1895-1978
  • Corporate Names :
  • PEN (Organization).
  • Family Names :
  • Chapman family
  • Ilsley family
  • Geographical Names :
  • Tennessee--In literature
  • Subject Terms :
  • Aircraft industry--Technological innovations
  • Authors, American--20th century
  • Children's literature, American--Authorship
  • Detective and mystery stories, American--Authorship
  • Motor homes--United States
  • Women authors, American--20th century
    • Form or Genre Terms :
    • Manuscripts for publication

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