Guide to the Rosalys Haskell Hall Papers

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Hall, Rosalys Haskell, 1914-
Title: Rosalys Haskell Hall papers
Dates: 1952-1969 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 1.0 linear foot (2 containers)
Collection Number: Ax 458
Summary: Rosalys Haskell Hall was born in New York on March 27, 1914. She has been book editor for David McKay Co., and a writer of books for children. The collection includes manuscripts, reviews and correspondence that reflect Hall's work.
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

Rosalys Haskell Hall was born in New York, New York, on March 27, 1914. Hall attended Ecole Sevigne, Paris France, New Jersey College for Women (now Douglas College of Rutgers University) and Ethical Culture Norman Training School. Hall also took special courses at Columbia University and New York University.

Hall belonged to the Audubon Society of Rhode Island, Junior Writers Forum in New York and Newport Historical Society.

Hall was a teacher of kindergarten and French at the Sutton Beekman School in New York, New York, a seller of children's books in New York at Doubleday Bookshop, from 1938-1944; and at Longman's, Green & Co. (now merged with David McKay Co., Inc., under McKay name), as editor in Children's Book Department beginning in 1944. Hall also worked as a freelance editor for other publishers.

Source: Contemporary Authors Online, Gale, 2003.

Content Description

The collection includes manuscripts and related material for five books, reviews of several works and minor correspondence with editors, publishers and illustrators.

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], Rosalys Haskell Hall Papers, Ax 386, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Collection is organized into the following series:

Series: Manuscripts and reviews

Series: Correspondence

Acquisition Information :  

Gift of Rosalys Haskell Hall in 1968.

Processing Note :  

Collection processed by processing staff, June 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 and reviews
1 1 Manuscript: Animal Hide and Seek
1 2 Review: Animal Hide and Seek
1 3 Review: Bertie and Eddie
1 4 Manuscript: Baker's Man
1 5 Review: Baker's Man
1 6 Manuscript: Miranda's Dragon
1 7 Manuscript: A Bright and Shining Breadboard
1 8 Review: Coming of the King
1 9 Miscellaneous: pamphlets, articles, letters, Published story: The Little Breton Sailor. Published in Presbyterian Life April 5, 1958
1 9 Published Story: The Merry Miller. Published in Children's Digest November 1952
1 10 Manuscript: The Dog's Boy
1 11 Review: The Dog's Boy
1 12 Review: Green as Spring
1 13 Manuscript: The Merry Miller. Galley Proofs
1 14 Review: The Merry Miller
1 15 Manuscript: Miranda's Dragon
1 15 First draft
1 16 Review: No Ducks for Dinner
1 17 Review: Seven For St. Nicholas
1 18 Review: The Tailor's Trick
1 19 Review: Young Fancy
2 1 Manuscript: The Shore Birds of America By Henry Marion Hall

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2 2 Miscellaneous: various publishers: most incoming May 26, 1969-August 29, 1969
2 3 Incoming: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Co. April 22, 1969-October 6, 1969
2 4 Incoming: Kurt Werth 1969
2 5 Outgoing April 12, 1969-October 28, 1969
2 6 Miscellaneous: incoming and outgoing with various publishers

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  • Personal Names :
  • Hall, Rosalys Haskell
  • Hall, Rosalys Haskell--Correspondence
  • Subject Terms :
  • Children's literature, American--Authorship
  • Women authors, American--20th century
    • Form or Genre Terms :
    • Manuscripts for publication

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