Guide to the Jean Fritz Papers

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Fritz. Jeanm Guttery, 1915-
Title: Jean Fritz papers
Dates: 1967-1969 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 1.5 linear feet (2 containers)
Collection Number: Ax 664
Summary: Jean Fritz (1915 - ) became an author of children's historical fiction and won many awards. The collection contains manuscripts and correspondence.
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. 

Historical Note

Jean Fritz (1915 - ) was born in China to missionary parents, Arthur and Myrtle Guttery. She became a children's author. Fritz wrote juvenile historical fiction and won many awards. Her works include Early Thunder and George Washington's Breakfast.

Use of the Collection

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.

Restrictions on Access :  

Collection is open to the public.

Collection must be used in Special Collections & University Archives Reading Room.

Preferred Citation :  

[Identification of item], Jean Fritz papers, Ax 664, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

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.

Processing Note :  

Collection processed by staff, 1968; 1972.

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.

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

Additional Reference Guides :  

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

Related Materials :  

Other collections relating to Jean Fritz at Special Collections and University Archives include: Arthur M. Guttery papers, Coll 027.


  • Subject Terms :
  • American literature--Women authors
  • Children's literature, American--Authorship
    • Form or Genre Terms :
    • Correspondence
    • Manuscripts for publication

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