Guide to the Julia Cunningham Papers
1957-1973

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Cunningham, Julia
Title: Julia Cunningham papers
Dates: 1957-1973 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 1.5 linear feet (1 container)
Collection Number: Ax 655
Summary: Julia Woolfolk Cunningham (1916- ) is an author of children's books, a poet and an associate editor for Screen Stories. The papers include correspondence, poems, and manuscripts.
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

Julia Cunningham was born on October 4, 1916 in Spokane, Washington but grew up in New York City. Her father left the family when Julia was six, an event that had a tremendous influence on her writing. In 1960, at the age of 44, Julia Cunningham published her first book, The Vision of Francois the Fox. She was criticized for her books containing less than traditional gothic themes, many of which are set in France with characters that are often orphans or outcasts of society. However, the power of her work was shown in the numerous awards she received, including the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award, the Christopher Award, and a New York Herald- Tribune Children's Spring Book Festival Award. Julia Cunningham lives in Santa Barbara, California, where until recently she was a buyer and bookseller.

Content Description

The Julia Cunningham Papers contain primarily correspondence, several versions of manuscripts, and poems.

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 :  

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Preferred Citation :  

[Identification of item], Julia Cunningham Papers, Ax 655, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Collection is organized into the following series:

Series: Manuscripts

Series: Published Poems

Series: Correspondence

Series: Addenda I

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.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Manuscripts
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Burnish Me Bright 1970
Box
Folder
1 1 Character list and outline
1 2 Original Manuscript with holograph corrections
1 3 Galley proofs
Far in the Day 1972
Box
Folder
1 4 Character list and outline
1 5 Original Manuscript with holograph corrections
1 6 Galley proofs
1 7 Book jacket
Songs. A collection of poems
Carbons listed in alphabetical order
Box
Folder
1 8 After the years
1 8 Ah
1 8 Between
1 8 Call me never
1 8 Come again to wonder
1 8 Come unto the Fog
1 8 Commentary
1 8 Elegy for Spring
1 8 Elegy to a Small Mouse
1 8 Excuse
1 8 Experiment
1 8 For Frederick Delius
1 8 For a Very Young Poet
1 8 For the Thought- Bearers
1 8 Fragment
1 8 Homesickness
1 8 Hour of Autumn
1 8 Keep Faith with Sleep
1 8 Limitation
1 8 The Little Agonies
1 8 May that Bird be Blessed
1 8 Morning Song
1 8 Narrative
1 8 Question
1 8 Sea Mist
1 8 Song for a Lost Friend
1 8 Song for Mary
1 8 Song for the Lost
1 8 Song in Motion
1 8 Song in Question
1 8 Songs for Anyone and a Child
1 8 Sorrow
1 8 There it is
1 8 There Was a Crying
1 8 To One Asleep on the Grass
1 8 To Sleep
1 8 You
1 8 You Walk Alone
1 8 Warm Were the Hands
1 8 Warning
1 8 Weed Song

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Published Poems
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
1 9 No Tears to Part. P. 14 Spring, 1947
1 9 To the Prayerless. P. 411 January 10, 1948

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Correspondence
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
1 Alexander, Lloyd. 4 1971
1 Atheneum. 1 1967
1 Atlantic Monthly. 3 1962-1969
1 Bonham, Frank. 2 1966-1967
1 Braille Institute of America. 2 1970-1971
1 Broderick, Dorothy. 1 1966
1 California Department of Education. 1 1965
1 California, University of, at Berkeley. 1 1970
1 Carnival of Books. 1 1963
Folder
1 10 Childrens Book Council. 10 1969-1971
1 11 Collins- Knowlton- Wing, Inc. 93 1966-1972
1 12 Cosgrave, Mary Silva. 96 1958-1972
1 12 Crist, Judith 1965
1 13 Franklin, Madeleine L'Engle. 18 1964-1971
1 13 Gambit. 1 1968
1 13 Georgia, University of. 1 1971
1 13 Ginn and Co. 1 1968
1 13 Golden Gate Junior Books. 3 1967-1971
1 13 Gundert Verlag. 4 1961-1969
1 13 Harcourt, Brace and World, Inc. 1 1967
1 13 Harper and Row, Publishers. 2 1968
1 13 Hawaii, State Department of Education. 1 1970
1 14 William Heinmann Ltd., Publishers. 19 1966-1971
1 14 Hirsch, Jane. 1 undated
1 15 The Horn Books, Inc. 12 1965-1971
1 16 Houghton Mifflin Co. 47 1957-1969
1 16 Iowa, University. 1 1966
1 16 Jefferson Elementary School District. 1 1967
1 16 Library Journal. 1 1966
1 17 Littauer and Wilkinson. 5 1958
1 17 Little, Brown and Co. 2 1967-1970
1 17 Longmans Young Books Limited. 3 1968-1969
1 17 Los Angeles, City of. 1 1966
1 17 Los Angeles, County of
1 18 McElderry, Margaret K. 26 1963-1972
1 18 David McKay Company, Inc. 1 1968
1 19 Minnesota, University of- Kerlan Collection. 9 1963-1970
1 19 Including 3 letters from Dr. Irvin Kerlan)
1 19 William Morrow and Co., Inc. 1 1967
1 20 Ness, Evaline. 20 1961-1971
1 20 The New Yorker. 1 1969
1 20 Ohio State University. 1 1967
1 20 Oregon, University of. 1 1972
1 21 Taft, California City School System. 1 1967
1 21 Temple City, California Unified School District. 5 1967
1 21 Utah, University of. 2 1968
1 22 Viking Press. 5 1966-1968
1 22 Wersba, Barbara. 2 undated
1 23 World Journal Tribune, Inc. 7 1966
1 23 Clyde. 1 undated
1 24 Pantheon. (Division of Random House. ) 169 1962-1972
1 24 Prince George's County Memorial Library. 1 1965
1 24 Russ, Lavinia. 4 1965-1968
1 24 San Diego State College. 1 1969
1 24 Saturday Evening Post. 1 1957
1 24 Scott, Foresman and Co. 1 1969
1 24 Charles Scribner's Sons. 1 1967
1 24 Shaker Heights City School District. 1 1970
1 24 St. Joseph Junior High School. 1 1967
1 25 Incoming, 612 letters in total 1957-1972
1 26 Outgoing. 329 letters in total 1958-1972

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Addenda I, Manuscripts, September 1973
Container(s)
Description
Dates
The Treasure is the Rose 1973
Box
Folder
1 27 Typed draft. Character List and outline
1 28 Typed draft. First version. Holograph and pasted- in revisions
1 29 Typed draft. Second version. Holograph revisions
1 30 Typed draft. Third version. Holograph and pasted- in revisions
1 31 Galley
1 32 Illustration Proofs
1 27 Dust jacket

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Subjects

  • Personal Names :
  • Cunningham, Julia
  • Cunningham, Julia--Correspondence
  • Subject Terms :
  • Children's literature, American--Authorship
  • Women authors, American--20th century
  • Young adult literature, American--Authorship

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