Guide to the Lilian Moore Papers

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Moore, Lilian
Title: Lilian Moore papers
Dates: 1952-1969 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 1.5 linear feet (1 container)
Collection Number: Ax 434
Summary: Lilian Moore (1909-2004) was an author of children’s books, teacher and member of the New York Bureau of Educational Research. The collection includes manuscripts, correspondence, and published works.
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

Lilian Moore (March 17, 1909-July 20, 2004), known for her work as a children’s author, poet, educator, and was born in New York City. She was educated at Hunter College, B.A., English, 1930; and did graduate work at Columbia University. Afterward, she began teaching elementary school. Skilled at working with illiterate children lead her to a position at New York's Bureau of Educational Research. She trained teachers to deal with reading difficulties. While she was working at the Bureau she began writing easy-to-read picture books. In addition to children's literature, she began the Scholastic's Arrow Book Club in 1957. Moore's first book of poetry, I Feel the Same Way (in this collection) appeared in 1967.

Lilian Moore received numerous awards for her work, including the New York Times Best Books of the Year selection in 1960; National Council of Teachers of English Award for excellence in poetry for children, 1985; and five times over her career was awarded the Child Study Association Children's Books of the Year. Lilian Moore is also known as Sara Asheron.

Content Description

The Lilian Moore Papers include published works, manuscripts and correspondence, including fan letters.

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 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], Lilian Moore Papers, Ax 434, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Collection is organized into the following series:

  • Manuscripts
  • Correspondence
  • Published Works
  • Addenda

Processing Note :  

Collection processed by processing staff.

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 Bear Trouble
1 2 Just Right
1 3 Little Raccoon and the Outside World
1 4 Little Raccoon and the Thing in the Pool
1 5 Papa Albert
1 6 Tony the Pony

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1 7 Correspondence, reviews, fan letters

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Published Works
1 8 Published articles 1962
1 9 Daniel Boone 1955
1 10 Just Right 1968
1 11-12 Old Rosie, The Horse Nobody Understood 1960
1 13 The Magic Spectacles 1965
1 14 Everything Happens to Stuey 1960
1 15 Little Raccoon and the Thing in the Pool 1963
1 16 Bukie Wasbeer en die Ding in die Water, South African edition 1963
1 17-18 The Little Raccoon and the Outside World 1966
1 19 Buksie Wasbeer en die Ver Wereld, South African edition 1966
1 20 I Feel the Same Way 1967
1 21 I Feel the Same Way 1968
1 22 Mr. Twitmeyer and the Poodle 1963
1 23 Barney Beagle and the Cat 1965
1 24 Papa Albert 1964
1 25-26 The Snake that went to School 1957
1 27 The Fox who Traveled 1968
1 28 Danny’s Tiere Heissen Bozo 1960
1 29 The Terrible Mr. Twitmeyer 1952
1 30 Once Upon a Season 1962
1 31 The Three Coats of Benny Bunny 1968
1 32 Too Many Bozos 1960
1 33 Tony the Pony 1959
1 34 A Pickle for a Nickle 1961
1 35 Famous Harbors of the World, Ghost written 1953

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1 36 Famous Harbors of the World 1953
1 37 I Thought I Heard the City 1969
1 38 Little Raccoon and the Outside World 1969
1 39 Papa Albert 1964
1 40 Short story
1 41 Newstime
1 42 Miscellaneous

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  • Personal Names :
  • Moore, Lilian--Correspondence
  • Subject Terms :
  • Children's literature, American--Authorship
  • Illustrated children's books--United States--Specimens
  • Women authors, American--20th century

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