Lee and Robert Wyndham were authors of children’s books as well as holding many other positions pertaining to writing. Their collection includes correspondence, miscellaneous materials, published works and many manuscripts that represent the careers of the Wyndhams.
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Jane Andrews Lee Hyndman (December 16, 1912-March 18, 1978) was born in Russia and came to the United States in 1923 where she became a U.S. Citizen. She was the daughter of Andrew and Alexandra Levchenko. In 1933 she married Robert Hyndman (pseudonym Robert Wyndham) and they had two children. Lee Hyndman did her schooling in both the United States and in Turkey where she studied singing and painting. She was a member of the Author’s Guild of the Author’s League of America and Women’s National Book Association (New York).
During her career Hyndman worked as a children’s book editor for the
Morristown Daily Record in Morristown, New Jersey from 1949-1958 and at the
Philadelphia Inquirer from 1950-1963. Beginning in 1958 Hyndman began lecturing on writing for teens and children at New York University. She also held several other jobs such as author of a syndicated children’s book column in 5 New Jersey newspapers beginning in 1963, lecturer, book critic, free-lance editor and project consultant. She also conducted several writing seminars and conferences. She was also a professional fashion model in New York.
Robert Hyndman (pseudonym Robert Wyndham) (1906-May 24, 1973) was born in Kentucky and passed away in Morristown New Jersey. He attended George Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.
During his career Hyndman was a writer, critic and editor. He was also a professional singer and author's representative. He worked as chief recording engineer for Wurlitzer Music Corporation and G. Schirmer. He was also a guest lecturer at New York University.
The contents of this collection contain correspondence, numerous manuscripts and miscellaneous material. Included with the manuscripts are various materials such as illustrations, research notes and the manuscripts in varying stages of publication. Also included are several short stories, several published books, articles, poetry, story ideas, talks and lectures, research, periodicals and tearsheets. Box 3 contains illustrations that are listed below under the box and folder listings but also in the box are a number of articles and publications along with several published books that are not mentioned under the box and folder listing. Scattered throughout the boxes are also published books of Wyndhams that are not mentioned in the box and folder listings. Box 11 contains numerous publications including books both by Wyndham and other authors as well as a variety of miscellaneous other publications.
The work of Robert Hyndman includes manuscripts, correspondence, book length manuscripts, miscellaneous manuscripts, miscellaneous items, lectures and a published book.
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Preferred Citation :
[Identification of item], Robert and Lee Wyndham Papers, Ax 472, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.
Collection is organized into the following series:
Manuscript Materials and Published Works
Manuscripts and Miscellaneous Materials
Manuscripts and Related Materials
Lectures and Lecture Notes
Research and Miscellaneous Materials
Manuscripts and Related Materials and Miscellaneous
Lecture Material, Manuscript, Tearsheets and Miscellaneous
The Work of Robert Hyndman: Manuscripts and Miscellaneous
Robert Hyndman: Correspondence
Robert Hyndman: Manuscripts
Robert Hyndman: Miscellaneous
Robert Hyndman: Lectures
Robert Hyndman: Miscellaneous
Processing Note :
Collection processed by John Bistolas.
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
Buttons and Beaux, with Louise Gallagher, New York, Dodd, Mead, 1953, fragment with heavy holograph revision
The Candy Stripers, New York, Messner, 1958, carbon draft 165p. with holograph revisions
Research notes and manuscript fragments
Chip Nelson and the Contrary Indians, David Stone, illustrator, New York, Watts 1960, fragments and research materials
A Dance for Susie, Jane Miller, illustrator, New York, Dodd, Mead, 1953, page proofs in dummy format, including cover design proof in black and white
Dance to My Measure, New York, Messner, 1958, Original typed copy with extensive holograph revisions, 40p.
First Book of Opera, notes and outline
Golden Slippers, Vera Bock, illustrator, New York, Longmans, Green, 1953, galley proofs
Lady Architect, New York, Messner, 1957, partial manuscript with holograph revisions
On Your Toes, Susie!, page proofs
The Lost Birthday Present, Paul Brown, illustrator, New York, Dodd, Mead, 1957, manuscripts (early version 30p., early version 22p., second version, original typed copy with extensive holograph revisions 15p., third version: carbon 27) and galley proofs
The Mermaid and the Three Magic Rings, first version (original typed copy with extensive holograph revisions 53p.), second version (carbon), fragments of several versions, sales record
On Your Toes, Susie!, four ink illustrations
Russian Tales of Fabulous Beasts and marvels, retold by Lee Wyndham, 110p. includes several revisions
Sizzling Pan Ranch, Robert D. Logan, illustrator New York, T.Y., Crowell, 1951, page proofs
Early version with extensive holograph revisions 156p.
Slipper Under Glass, Vera Bock, illustrator, New York, Longmans, Green, 1952, chapters 14, 15, 17-20, 66p.
Susie and the Ballet Family, Jane Miller, illustrator, New York, Dodd, Mead, 1955, partial page proofs
Original typed copy of manuscript with extensive holograph revisions, 68p.
Susie at Dance Camp, original typed copy with holograph revisions, 83p., incomplete draft with pages 19-81 missing, miscellaneous notes
Tales of Ancient Araby, New York, Watts, 1960, carbon draft 60p.
Tales from the Arabian Nights, Robert J. Lee, illustrator, Racine, Whitman Publishing Co., 1965, carbon draft 53p.
Thanksgiving, Hazel Hoecker, illustrator, New York, Garrard, 1963, carbon draft, 26p., second carbon, 26p., manuscript fragments
Research materials. manuscript fragments
Research materials and manuscript fragments
Tree of Light, original typed copy, 9p., carbon, 9p.
Writing for Children and Teen-agers, New York,
Writer's Digest, 1968, final version, carbon with holograph corrections pp. 1-261
Final version, carbon with holograph corrections pp. 262-474
Carbon with extensive holograph revisions (early manuscript) 395 pp. total for both folders of text
Carbon with extensive holograph revisions (early manuscript)