Guide to the Hila Colman Papers

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Overview of the Collection

Title: Hila Colman papers
Dates: 1963-1973 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 2.5 linear feet (3 containers)
Collection Number: Ax 750
Summary: Hila Colman writes books for children and adolescents--specializing in realistic portrayals of adolescent characters. The collection includes correspondences, manuscripts, and galleys.
Repository: University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
Contact Information: UO Libraries--SPC, 1299
University of Oregon
Eugene OR
Telephone: 541-346-3068
Fax: 541-346-3485
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

Hila Colman was born in New York City, into a moderately wealthy Jewish family. Though she was raised in an upper class home, she was taught early on that she must support herself through her own means. She attended Radcliffe College up until the death of her mother. She specializes in books for adolescents, and is known for her ability to portray realistic situations and characters.

Content Description

The collection contains a wide variety of notes and corrections for manuscripts. The process of corrections--written comments and adjustments to the original manuscript--is a highlight of the collection. Also included with the literary manuscript is correspondence that pertains to the manuscript itself.

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. 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], Hila Colman Papers, Ax 750, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Or.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Collection is organized into the following series:

Series: General Correspondence

Series: Manuscripts

Processing Note :  

Collection processed by Processing Staff, Manuscripts Processor, May 1980.

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

General correspondence
1 1 Incoming/Outgoing 1963-1971

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1 2 Benny the Misfit. 1 1973
1 3 Benny the Misfit. 2 1973
1 4 Dangerous Summer. Working title: Girl Reporter 1962-1966
1 5 Daughter of Discontent 1971
1 6 End of the Game 1971
1 7 The Family and the Fugitive. 1972
1 8 The Family and the Fugitive. 1972
1 9 What is City Planning? 1972
1 10 What is City Planning? 1972
1 11 What is City Planning? 1972
2 1 Ellie's Inheritance. Manuscript 1979
2 2 Ellie's Inheritance. Galleys 1979
2 3 Ellie's Inheritance. Published 1979
3 1 Hanging On. Manuscript 1977
3 2 Rachel's Legacy. Manuscript 1978
3 3 Rachel's Legacy. Galleys 1978

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  • Personal Names :
  • Colman, Hila
  • Colman, Hila--Correspondence
  • Subject Terms :
  • Children's literature, American--Authorship
  • Teenagers in literature.
  • Women authors, American--20th century
  • Young adult literature, American--Authorship
    • Form or Genre Terms :
    • Manuscripts for publication

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