Guide to the Anne Tedlock Brooks Papers

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Brooks, Anne Tedlock
Title: Anne Tedlock Brooks papers
Dates: 1938-1971 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 3.0 linear feet (2 containers)
Collection Number: Ax 107
Summary: Collection comprises correspondence, publications, and literary manuscripts of novels for young people by American author Anne Tedlock Brooks, including her works Singing Fiddles; Fire in the Wind; and The Gay Young Blade. Correspondence is mainly with agents and editors, particularly Willis Wing, May Cameron of Samuel Curl, Inc., and Arcadia House publishers.
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

Anne Tedlock Brooks (1905-1980), a writer of novels for young people, was born in Columbus, Kansas. Brooks attended the Kansas State Teachers College, the University of Oregon, and the University of San Francisco. She also published under the pen name Ann Carter. She and her husband Mark L. Brooks are both survived by their son Markus William Brooks.

Content Description

The Anne Tedlock Brooks Papers contain original manuscripts for her books Singing Fiddles, Fire in the Wind, and The Gay Young Blade. There is also a great deal of correspondence with agents and editors, particularly Willis Wing, May Cameron of Samuel Curl, Inc., and Arcadia House publishers.

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 & 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], Anne Tedlock Brooks Papers, Ax 107, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Collection is organized into the following series:

  • Correspondence
  • Book Manuscripts
  • Publications

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

Correspondence, 1939-1971
1 1 Arcadia House
1 2 Children’s Activities
1 3 Christian Herald
1 4 Crown Publishers
1 5 J.K. Gill company
1 6 Horch, Franz J.
1 7 The Ledger Syndicate
1 8 Lenox Hill Press
1 9 A.S. Lyons, Inc.
1 10 Pearn, Pollinger and Higham, Ltd.
1 11 Phoenix Press
1 12 Prather, Odell
1 13 Samuel Curl, Inc
1 14 Superior Publishing Company
1 15 Wing, Willis Kingsley
1 16 Miscellaneous

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Book Manuscripts, 1939-1971
1 18 The Gay Young Blade: a novel of St. Louis (Fire in the Wind)
1 19 The Gay Young Blade. Synopsis, chapters 1-6
1 20 The Gay Young Blade. Synopsis, chapters 7-13
1 21 The Singing Fiddles. A story of the Jason Lee missions in Early Oregon
1 22 Forward, chronology, chapters 1-2
1 23 Smoke on the River
1 24 Related material

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Publications, 1939-1971
2 Castle on the Coast
2 Centennial Summer
2 Evergreen Girl
2 Fair Sailing
2 Fire in the Wind
2 The Girl Next Door
2 Holiday Cove
2 Island Neighbor
2 Love Came Laughing
2 Once Upon a Cruise
2 One Enchanted Summer
2 Only the Gulls Cry

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  • Personal Names :
  • Brooks, Anne Tedlock
  • Brooks, Anne Tedlock--Correspondence
  • Subject Terms :
  • Publishers and publishing--Correspondence
  • Women authors, American--20th century
  • Young adult fiction, American--Authorship

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