Guide to the Maribelle Cormack Papers
1926-1961

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Cormack, Maribelle, 1902-
Title: Maribelle Cormack papers
Dates: 1926-1961 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 12.0 linear feet (9 containers)
Collection Number: Ax 418
Summary: Maribelle Cormack (1902-1984) was a museum director and children's author. The collection includes manuscripts, publications, correspondence, illustrations, photographs, radio scripts, and book reviews of her work, as well as biographical material, including an autobiographical sketch and genealogy.
Repository: Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene, Oregon, 97403-1299
(541) 346-3068
spcarref@uoregon.edu

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

Maribelle Cormack (January 11, 1902-1984) was a museum director and children's author. Cormack attended Cornell, (A.B. English Literature), University of Vienna and Geneva (botanical summer school), and Brown University (M.A. Botany). She is known for her interests in nature and astronomy and held a weekly nature story hour for children. Two of her books Horns the Gurand Land for my Sons have been done in Braille.

Content Description

Collection comprises primarily literary manuscripts and publications, but also correspondence, illustrations, photographs, radio scripts, articles, and book reviews, related to the work of American children's book author and radio program host Maribelle Cormack. Collection also contains biographical material, including an autobiographical sketch and genealogical information.

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. 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], Maribelle Cormack Papers, Ax 418, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Collection is organized into the following series:

Series: Book Manuscripts

Series: Other Manuscripts

Series: Published Articles

Series: Short Stories

Series: Addendum I

Series: Addendum II

Series: Addendum III

Series: Illustrations

Acquisition Information :  

Gift of Maribelle Cormack in 1968.

Processing Note :  

Processed by processing staff, August 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

Book Manuscripts
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
1 1 The Museum Comes to Life 1931
1 2 The Museum Comes to Life
1 3 The Museum Comes to Life
1 4 The Museum Comes to Life
1 5 The Museum Comes to Life
1 6 The Museum Comes to Life
1 7 The Museum Comes to Life
1 8 The Museum Comes to Life
1 9 The Museum Comes to Life. photographs
1 10 Horns of Gur, The Magic Buffalo 1935
1 11 Horns of Gur, The Magic Buffalo
1 12 Horns of Gur, The Magic Buffalo
1 13 Horns of Gur, The Magic Buffalo
1 14 Horns of Gur, The Magic Buffalo
1 15 Jacques, The Goatherd 1938
1 16 Jacques, The Goatherd
1 17 Jacques, The Goatherd
1 18 Jacques, The Goatherd. photographs
1 19 Runner of the Trail 1935
2 1 Wind of the Vikings 1937
2 2 Wind of the Vikings
2 3 Wind of the Vikings
2 4 Land For My Sons 1939
2 5 Land For My Sons
2 6 Last Clash of Claymores 1940
2 7 Last Clash of Claymores
2 8 Last Clash of Claymores
2 9 Last Clash of Claymores
2 10 Last Clash of Claymores
2 11 Last Clash of Claymores
2 12 Last Clash of Claymores
3 1 Bruce and Marcia 1939
3 2 Bruce and Marcia
3 3 Bruce and Marcia
3 4 Luck of the Comstocks 1941
3 5 Recruit for Abe Lincoln 1942
3 6 Recruit for Abe Lincoln
3 7 Road to Down Under 1944
3 8 Road to Down Under
3 9 Road to Down Under
3 10 Road to Down Under
3 11 Road to Down Under
3 12 Road to Down Under
3 13 Road to Down Under
4 1 Underground Retreat 1946
4 2 Underground Retreat
4 3 Underground Retreat
4 4 Underground Retreat
4 5 Swamp Boy 1948
4 6 Swamp Boy
4 7 Swamp Boy
4 8 Swamp Boy
4 9 Swamp Boy
4 10 Timberjack 1952
4 11 Timberjack
4 12 Timberjack
4 13 Timberjack
4 14 Timberjack
5 1 The Lady Was A Skipper 1956
5 2 The Lady Was A Skipper
5 3 The Lady Was A Skipper
5 4 The Lady Was A Skipper
5 5 The Lady Was A Skipper
5 6 The Lady Was A Skipper
5 7 The Lady Was A Skipper
5 8 Voyage of the Cuttyhunk 1959
5 9 Voyage of the Cuttyhunk
5 10 Star Crossed Woman 1961
5 11 Star Crossed Woman
5 12 Star Crossed Woman
5 13 Star Crossed Woman
5 14 Star Crossed Woman
5 15 Star Crossed Woman
5 16 Star Crossed Woman
5 17 Star Crossed Woman 1961
6 1 Star Crossed Woman
6 2 Star Crossed Woman
6 3 Star Crossed Woman
6 4 Star Crossed Woman
6 5 Star Crossed Woman
6 6 Star Crossed Woman
6 7 Star Crossed Woman. Book Reviews
6 8 Star Crossed Woman. correspondence

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Other Manuscripts
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
6 9 Plato the Bear 1929-1930
6 10 Plato the Bear
6 11 Plato the Bear
6 12 Pipes of Pan 1929-1930
6 13 Miscellaneous
6 14 Published Works 1926-1929

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Short Stories
Container(s)
Description
Box
Folder
6 15 Short Stories
6 16 Short Stories
6 17 Short Stories

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Addendum I
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Book Manuscripts
Box
Folder
7 1 The Hawk and the Curfew
7 2 The Hawk and the Curfew
7 3 The Hawk and the Curfew
7 4 Portuguese Cape Codders
7 5 The Museum Comes to Life
7 6 Plato the Bear
7 7 Inhoptep
7 8 Last Clash of the Claymores
Short Stories
Box
Folder
7 9 Short Stories
7 10 Story Outlines
Published Articles
Box
Folder
7 11 Jaques the Goatherd, Nature Study for Children
Radio Scripts
Box
Folder
7 12 Radio Scripts
Other Manuscripts
Box
Folder
7 13 Pipes of Pan
7 14 Pipes of Pan photographs
7 15 Pipes of Pan Newsclippings
7 16 Proof Sheets
Miscellaneous
Box
Folder
7 17 Notes and Reference Material
7 18 Book Reviews
7 19 Biographical Materials. Autobiographical Sketch
Correspondence
Box
Folder
7 20 Correspondence: Incoming 1934-1948
7 21 Correspondence: Outgoing 1934-1951
7 22 "Your House and You" A Poem.

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Addendum II
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Book Manuscripts
Box
Folder
7 23 First Book of Trees
7 24 Francis Marion, The Swamp Fox
7 25 Imhotep, Builder in Stone
7 26 Imhotep, Builder in Stone
7 27 Imhotep, Builder in Stone
7 28 Imhotep, Builder in Stone
7 29 Imhotep, Builder in Stone
7 30 Imhotep, Builder in Stone
7 31 Imhotep, Builder in Stone correspondence 1962-1965
8 1 If Rivers Could Speak. The Real Book of Rivers
8 2 If Rivers Could Speak. The Real Book of Rivers. Notes
8 3 The Voyage of the Cuttyhunk
8 4 At What a Price
8 5 Bread on the Waters
8 6 I Was an Orphan
8 7 Objection Sustained, My Most Unforgettable Experience--The Other Side of the Law
8 8 Prince from Limbo
8 9 The Scar
Book Related Pictures
Box
Folder
8 10 Land for my Sons. Donegal Church, Mt. Joy, Pa.
8 11 Horns of Gur
8 12 Plato the Bear
8 13 Voyage of the Cuttyhunk
8 14 Newspaper Clippings
8 15 German Reviews: The Star-Crossed Woman
8 16 Miscellaneous
Book Related correspondence
Box
Folder
8 17 A Recruit for Abe Lincoln
8 18 Swamp Boy

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Addendum III
Container(s)
Description
Box
Folder
8 19 Genealogy, Letters, photographs

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Illustrations
Container(s)
Description
Box
Folder
SC 1 Bruce and Marcia, Woodsmen
SC 1 Horns of Gur, The Magic Buffalo
SC 1 Land for my Sons. Illustrated by Lyle Justis
SC 1 Last Clash of Claymores. Illustrated by Norma Price
SC 1 Luck of the Comstocks. Illustrated by Hilda Frommholz
SC 1 Road to Down Under. Illustrated by Shenton
SC 1 Runner of the Trail. Illustrated by William Bellin
SC 1 Wind of the Vikings. Illustrated by Sylvia Van Bever

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Subjects

  • Personal Names :
  • Cormack, Maribelle, 1902-
  • Cormack, Maribelle, 1902---Correspondence
  • Subject Terms :
  • Children's literature, American--Authorship
  • Children's literature, American--Illustrations
  • Nature stories, American--Authorship
  • Nature stories, American--Illustrations
  • Women authors, American--20th century
    • Form or Genre Terms :
    • Book illustrations
    • Manuscripts for publication
    • Radio scripts

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