Guide to the Sheba May Hargreaves Papers

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Hargreaves, Sheba May,1882-1960
Title: Sheba May Hargreaves papers
Dates: 1928-1935 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 2.5 linear feet (5 containers)
Collection Number: Coll 194
Summary: Sheba Hargreaves (1882-1960) was an elementary teacher and author. The collection consists of manuscripts of books and feature articles, correspondence, and pamphlets.
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 production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Historical Note

Sheba Hargreaves (1882-1960), a native of The Dalles, Oregon and graduate of Oregon State Normal School (now Western Oregon University), was an elementary teacher and author. She taught both in Oregon and California, wrote advertising and pamphlets, was a feature writer for publications such the Oregon Journal and the Oregonian, and wrote historical fiction novels.

Content Description

The collection consists of manuscripts of books and feature articles, correspondence, and pamphlets.

The manuscripts series consists of book and article length pieces, arranged alphabetically by title. The longer manuscripts include drafts of her published novels and an Oregon history compilation, The Oregon Source Book, which was apparently never published. The shorter manuscripts include fiction and non-fiction pieces with subjects that include pioneer living, medicinal herbs, mysticism and William S. U'ren, her uncle.

Correspondence is arranged chronologically and is primarily business oriented.

Pamphlets written by Hargreaves deal with the subject of cremation and are designed to promote the practice.

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 records 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], Sheba May Hargreaves manuscripts, Coll 194, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Collection is organized into the following series: Correspondence, Manuscripts, Manuscripts by others, Published Pamphlets on Cremation written by Hargreaves.

Material within this collection is minimally arranged. Any arrangement is either derived from the records' creators or custodians or from staff at the time of initial processing. It may be necessary to look in multiple places for the same types of materials.

Additional Reference Guides :  

Paper finding aid with additional information is available in Special Collections & University Archives.

Processing Note :  

Collection processed by Peter Backes, 1989.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

This collection received a basic level of processing including minimal organization and rehousing.

Description information is drawn in part from information supplied with the collection and initial surveys of the contents. Folder titles are based on those created by the creators or previous custodians. Titles have not all been verified against the contents of the folders. In some cases, staff supplied folder titles during initial processing.


  • Personal Names :
  • Hargreaves, Sheba May,1882-1960
  • Subject Terms :
  • Authors, American--20th century
  • Historical fiction
    • Form or Genre Terms :
    • Correspondence
    • Manuscripts
    • Pamphlets

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