Guide to the Isabel Couper McLelland Papers

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: McLelland, Isabel Couper
Title: Isabel Couper McLelland papers
Dates: 1941-1961 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 1.5 linear feet (1 container)
Collection Number: Ax 419
Summary: Isabel Couper McLelland was born in Scotland and moved to Portland, Oregon with her parents. She was educated at the University of Oregon and taught in Portland, Oregon. The papers include manuscripts of 4 books for juveniles and correspondence with Henry Holt & Co.; as well as a typed copy of an epistolary diary kept by the author on her trip around the world in 1956.
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

Isabel Couper McLelland was an American author of books for young people. Born in Scotland, she moved to Portland, Oregon at a young age and lived and worked in the Pacific Northwest.

Content Description

This collection contains manuscripts of historical novels for young people by Elizabeth Howard Mizner.

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], Isabel Couper McLelland Papers, Ax 419, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Collection is organized into the following series:

Series: Manuscripts

Series: Correspondence

Series: Miscellaneous

Acquisition Information :  

Gift of Isabel Couper McLelland in 1968.

Processing Note :  

Collection processed by processing staff, July 1968.

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 1-4 Hi Teacher 1951
1 5-8 Shadows on the Moor
1 9-12 Ski Cabin
1 13-16 Ten Beaver Road
1 17 Miscellaneous manuscripts

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1 18 Bobbs-Merrill
1 18 Clark County Library
1 18 David Douglas Union High School
1 18 Delta Kappa Gama
1 18 Deschutes county Library
1 18 Education Magazine
1 18 The Elementary English Review
1 18 Erickson, Diane
1 18 Goldweisner, Alexander
1 18 Hawaii Preparatory Academy
1 18 Hess, Adaline
1 18 International Reading Association
1 18 Library Association of Portland
1 18 Longview Public Library
1 18 McDonald, Lucile
1 18 Metropolitan Borough of Saint Pancras Public Libraries
1 18 Multnomah County Library
1 18 National Society for the study of Education
1 18 Neuberger, Maurine
1 18 Oregon Art Education Association
1 18 Oregon Language Arts Association
1 18 Oregon State Library
1 18 Oregon Normal School
1 18 Oregon State University
1 18 Oregon, Department of Education
1 18 Oregon Tuberculosis Association
1 18 Ostrow, Eleanor
1 18 Palmer, Florence K.
1 18 Portland, City of
1 18 Portland Grade Teachers' Association
1 18 Portland Public School
1 18 Portland, University of
1 18 Providence Hospital
1 18 Reed College
1 18 Richland Public Schools
1 18 Scholastic Magazine
1 18 Snohonish-Island County Student Librarian's Club
1 18 Standard School Broadcast
1 18 Theta Sigma Phi
1 18 Tillamook County Library
1 18 Trachal, Jaunita
1 18 Washington State School Library Association
1 18 Wilson Library Bulletin
1 18 World Federation of Education Associations

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1 19 Miscellaneous

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

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