Guide to the Dorothy Nathan Papers
1942-1967

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Nathan, Dorothy
Title: Dorothy Nathan papers
Dates: 1942-1967 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 0.5 linear feet (1 containers)
Collection Number: Ax 414
Summary: Dorothy Goldeen Nathan ( -1966) was an Oregon-born social worker and teacher before she began writing books for young people. The papers include correspondence about her books Women of Courage (New York, 1964) and The Shy One (New York, 1966), an unpublished manuscript, and published works.
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

Dorothy Goldeen Nathan ( -1966) was an Oregon-born social worker and teacher before she began writing books for young people. She graduated from the University of California and married an editor, Paul Nathan. They had three children: Janet, Andrew, and Carl.

Content Description

The collection includes manuscript for the book David and the Talking Cat, some published works, and correspondence, mainly with Random House, 1942-1967.

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], Dorothy Nathan Papers, Ax 414, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Collection is organized into the following series:

Series: Manuscript

Series: Published Works

Series: Correspondence

Subseries A: Letters Sent

Subseries B: Letters Received

Series: Miscellaneous

Acquisition Information :  

Gift of Dorothy Nathan in 1967.

Processing Note :  

Collection processed by processing staff, December 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

Manuscript
Container(s)
Description
Box
Folder
1 1 David and the Talking Cat

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Published Works
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
1 Aunt Sophie at the Telephone June 1942
1 Feeding Baby on Demand 1943-1944
1 It's Up to the Woman June 1947
1 The World Around Us
1 American Presidents 1960
1 The French Revolution 1959
1 Hunting 1961
1 Through Time and Space 1960
1 The Shy One 1966
1 The Month Brothers 1967

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Correspondence
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Subseries A: Letters Sent
Box
Folder
1 2 Frank Bauer 1944
1 2 Harold Coy 1956
1 2 Thomas Y. Crowell 1948
1 2 E. P. Dutton 1967
1 2 Mrs. O. J. Gates 1959
1 2 Girl Scouts of the U. S. A. 1943
1 2 Grosset and Dunlap 1955
1 2 Harcourt Brace and Co. 1962
1 2 Oveta Culp Hobby 1947
1 2 Mrs. James MacMillan 1967
1 2 Margaret Mead 1942
1 2 Lillian Moore 1965
1 2 Portland (Oregon) Chamber of Commerce 1945
1 2 Rand McNally 1959
1 2 Random House 1966
1 2 Scholastic Book Services 1963
1 2 Maeve Southgate 1946
1 2 Emma Gelders Sterne 1942
1 2 William J. Trent, Jr. 1943
1 2 Vanguard Press 1947
1 2 Franklin Watts, Inc. 1960
1 2 Yale University Press 1959
1 2 Atheneum Publishers 1960
Subseries B: Letters Received
Box
Folder
1 3 Harold Coy 1955
1 3 Thomas Y. Crowell 1967
1 3 E. P. Dutton 1963
1 3 Charles W. Follett 1948
1 3 Mrs. O. J. Gates 1962
1 3 Girl Scouts of the U. S. A 1953
1 3 Grosset and Dunlap 1949
1 3 Harcourt Brace and Co. 1957
1 3 Oveta Culp Hobby 1958
1 3 Mrs. James McMillan 1966
1 3 Margaret Mead 1961
1 3 Dorothy Bayley Morse 1945
1 3 Portland (Oregon) Chamber of Commerce 1943
1 3 Random House 1958
1 3 Rand McNally 1962
1 3 Scholastic Book Services 1964
1 3 Maeve Southgate 1948
1 3 Emma Gelders Sterne 1965
1 3 Elisabeth Street 1967
1 3 William J. Trent, Jr. 1943
1 3 Yale Univiersity Press 1955

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Miscellaneous
Container(s)
Description
Box
Folder
1 4 Miscellaneous correspondence and publicity

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Subjects

  • Personal Names :
  • Nathan, Dorothy
  • Nathan, Dorothy--Correspondence
  • Corporate Names :
  • Random House (Firm)
  • Random House (Firm)--Correspondence
  • Subject Terms :
  • Publishers and publishing--Correspondence
  • Women authors, American--United States
  • Young adult literature, American--Authorship

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