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.
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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.
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.
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Preferred Citation :
[Identification of item], Franklin M. Reck Papers, Ax 692, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon.
Collection is organized into the following series:
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
On Time. Carbon
The Romance of American Transportation. Printer's copy.
The Romance of American Transportation. First edition.
The Romance of American Transportation. Draft for revised edition.