Guide to the Ellis Credle Papers

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Credle, Ellis, 1902-
Title: Ellis Credle papers
Dates: 1964-1971 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 1.0 linear feet (2 containers)
Collection Number: Ax 657
Summary: Ellis Credle (1902-1998) was an author and illustrator of children's and young adult books. The collection includes manuscript material from her books Andy and the Circus; Little Fraid, Big Fraid; Little Pest Pico; Mexico, Land of Hidden Treasure; and Monkey See, Monkey Do.
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

Ellis Credle (August 18, 1902-February 21, 1998) was an author and illustrator of books for children and young adults. Born in North Carolina, she attended Louisburg College and the New York School of Interior Decoration. Her first children's book Down, Down the Mountain became a Junior Literary Guild selection.

Content Description

Collection contains primarily sketches from her books and correspondence, along with a few handwritten manuscript drafts. The majority of Credle's incoming/outgoing correspondence is with her editors at Thomas Nelson.

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 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.

Preferred Citation :  

[Identification of item], Ellis Credle Papers, Ax 657, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon 97403-1299.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Series: Rough Sketches and Manuscripts

Series: Correspondence

Series: Manuscripts II

Processing Note :  

Collection processed by processing staff, 1972.

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

Rough Sketches and Manuscripts
1 1 Andy and the Circus
1 2 Andy and The Circus, Dummy Galley
1 3 Down, Down the Mountain
1 4 Little Fraid, Big Fraid
1 5 Little Pest, Pico
1 6 Little Pest, Pico
1 7 Mexico, Land of Hidden Treasures
1 8 Monkey See, Monkey Do

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2 1 Outgoing
2 2 Incoming

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Manuscripts, Part II
2 3 Andy and the Circus
2 4 Andy and the Circus
2 5 Andy and the Circus

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  • Personal Names :
  • Credle, Ellis, 1902-
  • Credle, Ellis, 1902---Correspondence
  • Subject Terms :
  • Children's literature, American--Authorship
  • Illustrated children's books--United States--Specimens
  • Illustration of books--United States
  • Women authors, American--20th century
  • Women illustrators--United States
  • Young adult literature, American--Authorship
    • Form or Genre Terms :
    • Book illustrations
    • Manuscripts for publication
    • Mock-ups

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