Guide to the George Washington Ogden Papers
1909-1940

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Ogden, George Washington, 1871-1966
Title: George Washington Ogden papers
Dates: 1909-1940 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 2.0 linear feet (2 containers)
Collection Number: Ax 484
Summary: George Washington Ogden (1871-1966) was a journalist and editor for newspapers, and later became an author of western stories and novels. The collection contains manuscripts, literary contracts and agreements, mementos and photographs, an accounting journal, and correspondence with agents, editors, and also seven letters (1922) from Elizabeth B. Custer (Mrs. George A. Custer), 1909-1940.
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 production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC)

Historical Note

George Washington Ogden (1871-1966) was born in Kansas and educated in Kansas public schools. He worked first as a journalist, as editor for the Kansas City Star, the Chicago Tribune, and the Munsey publications. He later became an author of western stories and novels.

Content Description

The collection contains manuscripts, correspondence with agents and editors, literary contracts and agreements, mementos and photographs, and an accounting journal. The correspondence includes seven letters (1922) from Elizabeth B. Custer (Mrs. George A. Custer).

The initial donation of 1969 contains manuscripts, correspondence, literary contracts and agreements, mementos, photographs and other miscellaneous material.

There is manuscript material for eight short stories, organized alphabetically by title, and three books. Manuscript material also includes unpublished (and published clippings of) poetry and story fragments.

Correspondence (1909-1940) is organized alphabetically by senders name, and is mostly with agents and editors. The seven letters (1922) from Elizabeth B. Custer (Mrs. George A. Custer) are included here.

Miscellaneous material includes literary contracts and agreements, book reviews, tearsheets of published stories, mementoes, photographs, and an autographed copy (by Elizabeth B. Custer) of Custer and the Battle of the Little Big Horn.

The 1974 addendum contains correspondence, a journal, and manuscript material.

Correspondence (1920-1931) is arranged alphabetically by sender.

The journal consists of an accounting of receipts, listed chronologically and by title.

Manuscript material includes lists of Ogden's books, a manuscript fragment, and an article by Ogden.

Use of the Collection

Preferred Citation :  

[Identification of item], George Washington Ogden papers, Ax 484, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

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.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Material within this collection may have little to no intellectual or physical arrangement. Any arrangement may have derived from the records' creators or custodians. It may be necessary to look in multiple places for the same types of materials.

Additional Reference Guides :  

Paper finding aid with additional information is available in Special Collections & University Archives.

Processing Note :  

Collection processed by staff, 1969; 1974.

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

This collection received a basic level of processing including minimal to no organization and rehousing. Multiple accession(s) for the collection have not been merged or organized as a whole. Each accession is described separately.

Description information is drawn in part from information supplied with the collection and initial surveys of the contents.


Subjects

  • Subject Terms :
  • Authors, American--20th century--Correspondence
  • Editors
  • Literary agents--Correspondence
  • Western stories--Authorship
    • Form or Genre Terms :
    • Correspondence

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