Guide to the Hazel Hutchins Wilson Papers

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Wilson, Hazel Hutchins
Title: Hazel Hutchins Wilson papers
Dates: 1969
Quantity: 0.5 linear feet (1 container)
Collection Number: Ax 377
Summary: Hazel Wilson (April 8, 1898-August 20, 1992) worked in many positions at libraries around the country as well as a position overseas. She also held other positions relating to students. The material in this collection reflects her career as an author.
Repository: Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene, Oregon, 97403-1299
(541) 346-3068

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

Hazel (Hutchins) Wilson was born on April 8, 1898 in Portland, Maine to Fred Linwood and Emma Hutchins. She attended Bates College A.B 1919, Simmons College B.S 1920. She married Jerome Wilson on September 16, 1930.

Wilson was a member of the American Newspaper Women's Club, Children's Book Guild of Washington D.C (president 1955-1956, 1970-1971), Women in Communication. During her career she held many positions in libraries. She held a position as a high school librarian from 1920-1923; librarian at Northeast Missouri State Teacher's College (Now Northeast Missouri State University) in Kirksville from 1923-1926; head of the circulation department for the American Library in Paris, France from 1926-1928; librarian at Bradford Academy, in Bradford Massachusetts from 1928-1929; supervisor of school libraries in Denver Colorado from 1929-1930; and lecturer at George Washington University in Washington D.C. from 1956-1967. In addition to this work, Wilson also taught writing classes for children, was a lecturer at various events, and did some radio and television work. She also worked with foreign students as a consultant.

Wilson died of congestive heart failure on August 20, 1992 in Bethesda Maryland.

Content Description

This collection contains two manuscripts and various items from the editing and publishing process. The collection also includes some correspondence and photographs.

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], Hazel Hutchins Wilson Papers, Ax 377, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Collection is organized into the following series:

Series: Manuscripts

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

1 1 Manuscript: The Years Between: Washington at Home at Mount Vernon, 1783-1789. Knopf
Correspondence: 1 outgoing letterCarbon draft, slight holograph and typed correction 143 p.
1 2 Manuscript: The Years Between: Washington at Home at Mount Vernon, 1783-1789. Knopf
Galley proofs, page proofs, marked.
1 3 Manuscript: The Years Between: Washington at Home at Mount Vernon, 1783-1789 Knopf
Blueprint, markedUnbound bookPhotographs (6 items)
1 4 Manuscript: Untitled, biography of Washington Irving
Printer's copy with holograph revisions, 152 p.

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  • Personal Names :
  • Irving, Washington, 1783-1859--Juvenile literature
  • Washington, George, 1732-1799--Juvenile literature
  • Wilson, Hazel Hutchins
  • Subject Terms :
  • Children's literature, American--Authorship
  • Women authors, American--20th century
  • Young adult literature, American--Authorship
    • Form or Genre Terms :
    • Manuscripts for publication

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