Guide to the Victor Kaufman Papers

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Kaufman, Victor, 1910-1966
Title: Victor Kaufman papers
Dates: 1927-1958 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 1.0 linear feet (2 containers)
Collection Number: Ax 380
Summary: Victor Kaufman (1910-1966) was a writer of western stories, and later he became an advertising agent. The collection (1927-1958) contains manuscripts, tearsheets, and correspondence, and also publications of young people's magazines from the 1930s-1940s.
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

Victor Kaufman (1910-1966) was born in Salem, Oregon and educated at the University of Oregon. He was first published in 1934. After writing a number of western stories, he became an advertising agent.

Content Description

The collection contains manuscripts, tearsheets, correspondence, and publications of young people's magazines from the 1930s-1940s.

There are two manuscripts of western stories and tear sheets of published pieces.

One story, "Judgment Bell," has with it a critique by Ernest Haycox.

Incoming and outgoing correspondence is mixed together in two different folders, and dates from 1938 to 1958. It does not seem to be in either alphabetical or chronological order.

Correspondence includes letters from agents Carl Brandt, Lurton Blassingame, and Sidney Sanders, and personal letters from John Hawkins and Albert R. Wetjen.

Young people's magazines included bound issues of Young People's Weekly (1938-1940) and St. Nicholas Magazine for Youth (1937-1939). There are also multiple loose issues of The Girls Companion (1936-1942).

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], Victor Kaufman papers, Ax 380, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

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.

Processing Note :  

Collection processed by staff.

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.


  • Personal Names :
  • Kaufman, Victor, 1910-1966
  • Subject Terms :
  • Authors and publishers--Correspondence
  • Western stories--Authorship
    • Form or Genre Terms :
    • Correspondence

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