Guide to the Ruth Myers Franchere Papers

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Franchere, Ruth Myers
Title: Ruth Myers Franchere papers
Dates: 1958-1969 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 1.5 linear feet (1 container)
Collection Number: Ax 548
Summary: Ruth Franchere was born in Mason City, Iowa and educated at the University of Iowa. Franchere was an author of books for juveniles, such as Willa and Hannah Herself. The collection includes correspondence, manuscripts, and research notes.
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

Ruth Franchere was born in Mason City, Iowa to H. Verne and Celta Huffman. She married Hoyt Franchere, an author, in 1928, and graduated from the University of Iowa in 1930. Franchere was an author of books for juveniles and a member of the Author's Guild and the Author's League of America. She was an English lecturer at the University of Oregon, University of Washington and Portland State University.

Content Description

The collection includes correspondence, manuscripts, and research notes. There are six manuscripts, 156 letters sent and 303 letters received.

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], Ruth Myers Franchere Papers, Ax 548, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Collection is organized into the following series:

Series I: Manuscripts

Series II: Correspondence (1957-1968)

Acquisition Information :  

Gift of Ruth Myers Franchere in 1969.

Processing Note :  

Collection processed by processing staff, December 1969.

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

I:  Manuscripts
1 1 Hannah Herself 1964
1 2-4 Jack London 1962
1 5-6 Stampede North 1969
1 4 Stephen Crane 1961
1 5-7 The Travels of Colin O'Dae 1966
1 8 Willa 1958

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II:  Correspondence (1957-1968)
1 9 T. Y. Crowell
1 9 Miscellaneous

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  • Personal Names :
  • Franchere, Ruth--Correspondence
  • Subject Terms :
  • Women authors, American--20th century
  • Young adult literature, American--Authorship
    • Form or Genre Terms :
    • Manuscripts for publication

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