Guide to the Franklin M. Reck Papers
1909-1965

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Reck, Franklin M. (Franklin Mering), 1896-1965
Title: Franklin M. Reck papers
Dates: 1909-1965 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 4.5 linear feet (3 containers)
Collection Number: Ax 692
Summary: Franklin M. Reck (1896-1965) was an author of books for young boys. The collection includes correspondence, notebooks, and literary manuscripts for books, articles, short stories, early works, and presentations to the Ford Foundation.
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 encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Historical Note

Franklin M. Reck (November 29, 1896-October 15, 1965) was born in Chicago, Illinois and is known for authoring books for boys. His first book, Sergeant Pinky was published shortly after World War I and related his experiences of the war. He wrote widely on transportation, including a book, The Romance of American Transportation, originally published in 1939, and republished in a revised edition in 1963. Reck was also associated with magazine publishing. He was with American Boy from 1926-1941, Farm Journal, and was a consultant to the Publications Department of Ford Motor Company. In 1960, Reck received a Ford Foundation grant to study 4-H type clubs in Latin America. His final book, Stories Boys Like, was released the day he died.

Content Description

The Franklin M. Reck Papers include correspondence (1909-1965) and manuscripts for books, articles, short stories, and presentations to the Ford Foundation. The strength of the collection is in breadth of years the collection covers. The collection includes early works from the author and writings from his college years. It also includes manuscripts for books, articles, short stories, and presentations to the Ford Foundation. A large part of the collection is devoted to his travels in Latin America for the Ford Grant he received to study 4-H type programs in Latin America.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

Collection is open to the public.

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

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 Special Collections & University Archives. 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], Franklin M. Reck Papers, Ax 692, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Collection is organized into the following series:

Series: Manuscripts

Series: Correspondence

Series: Notebooks

Series: Published Books

Series: Research for Anuario para la juventud rural de las Americas

Processing Note :  

Collection processed by processing staff, March 1970.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Manuscripts
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
1 1 College writings
1 2 On Time. Carbon 1948
1 3 The Romance of American Transportation. Printer's copy. 1963
1 4 The Romance of American Transportation. First edition. 1939
1 5 The Romance of American Transportation. Draft for revised edition.
1 6 Notebook 1962
1 7 Press book on La Juventud 1960
1 8 Market facts, Inc. reports
1 9 Daily Journal. Latin American trip.
1 10 Proposal for Ford grant.
1 11 A program for Ford in the world markets.
1 12 Article and short story Mss A-L
1 13 Article and short story Mss N-Z
1 14 Article and short story Mss. Untitled
1 15 Stories Boys Like
2 1 Stories Boys Like to Read
2 2 The Dilworth story
2 3 The 4-H story
2 4 Short stories
2 5 Magazine article. Ms
2 6 On Time draft

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Correspondence
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
2 7 Association of American Rail Roads
2 8 Austin Airways LTD
2 9 Crowell Publishing Company
2 10 Farm Journal
2 11 Newberger, Richard L.
2 12 True Magazine
2 13 USDA Soil Conservation Service
2 14 White River Air Services LTD
2 15 Calkins, John 1949-1965
2 16 Correspondence, Outgoing 1913-1965
2 17 Correspondence, Outgoing, 1909-1965 1909-1965
2 18 Correspondence, Incoming. 1 1933-1939
2 19 Correspondence, Incoming. 2 1948-1965
2 20 Brandt and Brandt
2 21 Calkins, John 1949-1965
2 22 Thomas Y. Crowell Company. 1935-1938, 1958
2 23 Farm Journal 1948-1954
2 24 Hill and Knowelton
2 25 Ontario Department of Travel and Publicity
2 26

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Notebooks
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
2 27 Costa Rica March, 1959
2 28 Chile, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela June-August
2 29 Tape Record
2 30 Florida trip expense record, photo catalogue
2 31 Chev. Motor Division notes
2 32 Brokaw, Shooting, Saline August, 1961
2 33 Photograph notes 1957-1959
2 34 State Park Trip, Arkansas Trip July-August
2 35 Mexico, Costa Rica 1961
2 36 Canada Road Trip
2 37 White River Trip
2 38 Florida 1961
2 39 South America Farmer Tour 1960
2 40 Expenses, Canada Trip 1961
2 41 Washington D. C. 1964
2 42 New Road Trip 1963
2 43

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Published Books
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
2 44 The 4-H Story 1951
2 45 One Man against the North 1940
3 1 The Dilworth Story 1955

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Research for Anuario para la juventud rural de las Americas, 1960
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
3 2 Captions Anuario
3 3 Table of Contents 1960
3 4 Portuguese Stories
3 5 They Learn by Doing. Pg 5-9
3 6 Argentina Club Tour. Pg 10 & 11
3 7 Smith Quote on projects. Pg. 12
3 8 Preface- Map Info.
3 9 Acknowledgement pages
3 10 Acknowledgement pages. English, for U. S. distribution
3 11 Acknowledgement page. Harbor side
3 12 4-S Clubs are transforming Boyaca, Colombia. Pg. 13-21
3 13 They are top performers training day in Dinthell. Pg. 22-26
3 14 Hybrid corn demonstration, Nicaraqua. Pg. 27
3 15 The boy who teaches men, Brazil
3 16 Youth shows the way, Chile
3 17 The boy who changed his father's mind, Brazil
3 18 Los manzanos grow Potatoes, Guatemala
3 19 Amalio serves his town, Puerto Rico
3 20 Saving on the food bill, British Honduras
3 21 Town dress maker, Venezuela
3 22 Mexico Turns to Youth
3 23 Gardens. Pg. 41-53
3 24 Hot Lunches for Pintag, Ecuador
3 25 Club Nurseries are expanding, Peru, Guatemala, Paraguay
3 26 How Apucarana got its farm school, Brazil
3 27 Heifer project Aids Club Work
3 28 Here's how national committees promote club work
3 29 Opportunity for young plantation workers, Peru
3 30 Almanac Section. Pg. 75-100.
3 31 Handicraft from native materials, Peru
3 32 Young weavers of rugs, Bolivia
3 33 El Salvadorian seamstress
3 34 Basket makers of Quilon, Chile
3 35 Club Work carries on a tradition, Paraguay
3 36 Block printing is easy, British Guiana
3 37 Try broom making, Chile
3 38 Gallery of outstanding leaders, quotes C. B. Smith
3 39 Peralta missionary-Paraguay, Leader
3 40 Victoria Segura-Colombia, Leader
3 41 Myrna Ramos-Puerto Rico, Leader
3 42 Mirta de Trevia-Panama, Leader
3 43 Julio Cesar Ramirez V. -El Salvador, Leader
3 44 Miguel Clemente-Puerto Rico, outstanding Leader
3 45 Luis R. Alvear-Ecuador, Leader
3 46 Sra. Hermania Avila-Chile, Leader
3 47 Carlos Jimenez-Costa Rica, Leader
3 48 Carolina Lores- Peru, Leader
3 49 Suggess Ctory, Poultry, Uruguay
3 50 From farm to flock poultry enterprise, Uruguay
3 51 Model poultry house in Chile
3 52 Poultry for El Salvador. Pg. 120
3 53 Fish from their own ponds, British Guiana
3 54 Breeding pays, Uruguay
3 55 Maximo Lopez-livestock man, Argentina
3 56 Alfredo's rabbits, El Salvador
3 57 Cuba, Pg126-127
3 58 Clubes Agricoles- Action is schools, Brazil
3 59 A community finds health, Puerto Rico
3 60 Tomorrow's Honey producers, Nicaragua
3 61 Turrialba, Costa Rica
3 62 Ecuador has a 4-F camp, Uruguay, Paraguay, Guatemala
3 63 Cinva Ram low-cost houses with soil cement, Ecuador
3 64 Cumbo rebuilds itself, Venezuela
3 65 Alfonso buys a tractor, Colombia
3 66 Have fun at club meetings
3 67 Three historic leader conferences
3 68 Heifers for Brazilian boys
3 69 A world of understanding, IFYE
3 70 Statistical section
3 71 Argentina-statistical
3 72 Bolivia-statistical
3 73 British Guiana-statistical
3 74 British Honduras-statistical
3 75 Brazil-statistical
3 76 Chile-statistical
3 77 Colombia-statistical
3 78 Costa Rica-statistical
3 79 Ecuador-statistical
3 80 El Salvador-statistical
3 81 Guatemala- statistical
3 82 Haiti-statistical
3 83 Honduras-statistical
3 84 Jamaica-statistical
3 85 Mexico-statistical
3 86 Nicaragua-statistical
3 87 Panama-statistical
3 88 Paraguay-statistical
3 89 Peru-statistical
3 90 Puerto Rico-statistical
3 91 Surinam-statistical
3 92 Uruguay-statistical
3 93 Venezuela-statistical
3 94 Cuba-statistical
3 95 Canada-statistical
3 96 United States-statistical
3 97 Index
3 98 Outside back cover copy-Anuario

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Subjects

  • Personal Names :
  • Reck, Franklin M. (Franklin Mering), 1896-1965
  • Reck, Franklin M. (Franklin Mering), 1896-1965--Correspondence
  • Subject Terms :
  • 4-H clubs--Central America
  • Authors, American--20th century
  • Children's literature, American--Authorship
  • Young adult literature, American--Authorship
    • Form or Genre Terms :
    • Manuscripts for publication

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