Guide to the Charles Paul May Papers
1961-1972

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Paul, May Charles, 1920-
Title: May Charles Paul papers
Dates: 1961-1972 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 3.5 linear feet (2 containers)
Collection Number: Ax 489
Summary: Charles Paul May (November 23, 1920-) is known for his youth books. The collection contains manuscripts, correspondence, research, and published books relating to his work.
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

Charles Paul May (November 23, 1920-) was a writer of juvenile literature on scientific and comprehensible topics. He attended Northwest Missouri State Teachers College, Drake University, and Oklahoma Agriculture and Mechanical College. May has been a regular reviewer of youth books for The New York Times. His photographs have appeared in The New York Times, National Geographic, and Travel magazine.

Content Description

The Charles Paul May Papers contain manuscripts, correspondence, research, and published books.

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 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], Charles Paul May Papers, Ax 489, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Collection is organized into the following series:

Series: Manuscripts

Series: Correspondence

Series: Manuscripts II

Series: Published Books

Series: Addendum I

Acquisition Information :  

Gift of Charles Paul May in 1968.

Processing Note :  

Collection processed by processing staff, August 2006.

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

Related Materials :  

Papers of Charles Paul May, MsC 656, Special Collections Department, University of Iowa Libraries.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Manuscripts
Container(s)
Description
Box
Folder
1 1 A Book of Canadian Birds
1 2 A Book of Canadian Birds
1 3 A Book of Canadian Birds
1 4 A Book of Canadian Birds
1 5 A Book of Canadian Animals
1 6 A Second Book of Canadian Animals
1 7 A Second Book of Canadian Animals
1 8 A Second Book of Canadian Animals

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Correspondence
Container(s)
Description
Box
Folder
1 9 Charles, Paul May
1 10 Shuman, Abelard
1 11 McMillan
1 12 St. Martin' Press
1 13 Outgoing correspondence

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Manuscripts II
Container(s)
Description
Box
Folder
1 14 A Book of Reptiles and Amphibians
1 15 A Book of Reptiles and Amphibians
1 16 A Book of Reptiles and Amphibians
1 17 A Book of Reptiles and Amphibians
1 18 A Book of Reptiles and Amphibians
1 19 Great Cities of Canada
1 20 Great Cities of Canada
1 21 Great Cities of Canada
1 22 Great Cities of Canada
1 23 Great Cities of Canada
1 24 Great Cities of Canada
1 25 Great Cities of Canada
1 26 Great Cities of Canada
1 27 Memorabilia

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Published Books
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
1 28 A Book of Canadian Birds 1967
1 29 A Second Book of Canadian Animals 1964
1 30 A Book of Reptiles and Amphibians 1968
1 31 A Book of Canadian Animals 1962
1 32 A Book of American Birds 1967

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Addendum I
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
2 1 Letters
2 2 A Book of Canadian Insects
2 3 A Book of Canadian Insects
2 4 A Book of Canadian Insects
2 5 A Book of Canadian Insects. Published Book 1972
2 6 Research
2 7 Miscellaneous

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Subjects

  • Personal Names :
  • May, Charles Paul
  • May, Charles Paul--Correspondence
  • Subject Terms :
  • Animals--Juvenile literature
  • Authors, American--20th century
  • Young adult literature, American--Authorship
  • Young adult literature, Canadian--Authorship
    • Form or Genre Terms :
    • Manuscripts for publication

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