Guide to the Jacqueline Steffan Papers

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Steffan, Jacqueline, 1907-
Title: Jacqueline Steffan papers
Dates: 1955-1968 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 2.0 linear feet (2 containers)
Collection Number: Ax 293
Summary: Alice Jacqueline Kennedy Steffan (1907- ) was an author of books for children who published under the pseudonym Jack Steffan. The collection includes correspondence with publishers, manuscripts and other material related to eight books, including The Long Fellow.
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

Alice Jacqueline Kennedy Steffan (1907- ) wrote historical biographies for juveniles under the pen name Jack Steffan.

Content Description

The collection contains notes and research materials, manuscripts and illustrations, and correspondence with literary agents and publishers related to eight books by Jacqueline Steffan.

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, 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 and University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Archival 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], Jack Steffan Papers, Ax 293, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Collection is organized into the following series:

Series: Manuscripts

Series: Correspondence

Series: Printed Material

Addenda I

Processing Note :  

Collection processed by processing staff.

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

1 1-5 The Bright Thread; A Novel of St. Clare of Assisi
Includes research notes, dust jacket, proofs, and a printer's copy.
1 6 Fire of Freedom: the Story of Col. Carlos Castillo Armas
Illustrations, research material and bibliography, as well as a synopsis and dust jacket.
1 7-8 Firm Hand on the Rein
Includes proofs and illustrations.
1 9 The Fort and the Flag
Includes research notes, drafts, etc.
1 10 The Gift of Wilderness (Your Fair Land Series)
Includes one galley proof.
1 11-24 The Long Fellow; the Story of the Great Irish patriot, Eamon de Valera
Includes research material, three manuscript versions and carbons, table of contents, prologue, glossary, etc.
2 2 Padre Kino and the Trail to the Pacific
Includes illustrations and proofs.

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Subseries A: Correspondence with literary agent
2 6 McIntosh and Otis, Inc undated
2 6 Sauer and Dorothy Markinko May 1957-December 1963
Subseries B: Correspondence with publishers
2 3 John Day Co., Richard Walsh, Jr. and Erick Berry May 1956-November 1964
2 4 Hawthorne Books, Inc February 1961-January 1965
2 5 P. J. Kennedy and Sons February 1958-September 1964
2 7 Macmillan Company September 1963-August 1966
Subseries C: Miscellaneous correspondences
2 8 Letters concerning trip to Ireland
2 8 Letters concerning trip to Pensacola, Florida
2 8 General letters

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Printed Material
2 Source Material
2 9 Book Reviews, publicity

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Addenda I: Manuscripts
2 9 Manuscripts Received 1968
1 24 The Long Fellow 1966
2 1 Mystery on Eleventh Avenue 1968

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  • Personal Names :
  • Steffan, Jacqueline, 1907---Correspondence
  • Subject Terms :
  • Publishers and publishing--Correspondence
  • Women authors, American--20th century
  • Young adult literature, American--Authorship
    • Form or Genre Terms :
    • Book illustrations

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