Guide to the Peggy O'More Blocklinger Papers
1930-1970

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Blocklinger, Peggy O'More, 1895-
Title: Peggy O'More Blocklinger papers
Dates: 1930-1970 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 15.0 linear feet (10 containers)
Collection Number: Ax 297
Summary: Peggy O'More Blocklinger (1895-1970) was known for writing youth novels. This collection contains manuscripts, poetry, publications and correspondence, which reflect her work.
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

Peggy O'More Blocklinger (September 18, 1895-July 1970), known for her children's novels, was born in Tacoma, Washington. She attended public schools in Oregon, Washington, and California. Aside from her novels, she worked as a news reporter, newspaper columnist, and a branch librarian. Her novels have been published under the several names: Peggy O'More, pseudonym Jeanne Bowman, and pseudonym Betty Blocklinger.

Content Description

The Peggy O'More Blocklinger papers contain the author's novel manuscripts, holographic notations, publications, rough drafts, as well as correspondence, scrapbooks, photo albums, teleplays, plays and poetry.

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], Peggy O'More Blocklinger Papers, Ax 297, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Collection is organized into the following series:

Series: Manuscripts

Series: Correspondence

Series: Memorabilia

Acquisition Information :  

Gift of Peggy O'More Blocklinger in 1969.

Processing Note :  

Collection processed by processing staff, September 1970.

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

Manuscripts
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Books
Box
Folder
1 1 The Laughing Girl 1969
1 2 A Lesson in Love 1962
1 3 The Lonely Ones
1 4 The Made to Order Man
1 5 Make Way for Spring
1 6 Mary Contrary 1964
1 7 Medicare Nurse ( The Geri Nurse)
1 8 Melissa Martin 1962
1 9 Mr. Fear
1 10 Neighborhood Nurse
1 11 Noni
1 12 Norah's Ark 1963
1 13 Nurse a la Mode ( Nurse Elsa's Decision) 1968
1 14 Nurse Kathryn (The Nurse and the Heartsick Doctor) 1964-1965
1 15 The Nurse on Medicine Mountain 1966
1 16 The Nurse on Polka Dot Island 1966
1 17 Pie in the Sky ( Love's Legacy) 1962
1 18 Ready to Love 1965
1 19 The Revolt of Cinderella 1962
2 1 Beauty Farm 1961
2 2 Blue Fog
2 3-4 Channel- bound
2 5 Come Live With Me
2 6 Courageous Fool
2 7 Disaster Nurse 1965
2 8 Door to Door Nurse
2 9 Emergency Nurse ( Emergency Calling Nurse Mallon) 1964
2 10 Escape from Love 1965
2 11-13 Forgotten Women
2 14 Girl Missing
2 15 Girl at Sea 1962
2 16 Girl in the Mirror 1964
2 17 The Happiness Habit 1963
2 18 Harmony Hospital
2 19 The Hills of Home
2 20-21 The House of Hate 1969
3 1 Seacliff Nurse 1965
3 2 Shoreline Nurse 1965
3 3 Small Town Nurse 1967
3 4 Stand-by Nurse
3 5 The Tall Girl 1963
3 6 Teacher on Wheels 1962
3 7 Ward Nurse 1969
3 8 When A Nurse Needs a Doctor 1965
3 9 Who's Crazy Now (The Fish Pond) 1963
3 10 Why Not Try Love 1969
3 11 Young Miss Hubbard 1963
Short Stories and Essays
Box
Folder
3 12 Short Story Manuscripts Folder 1 1963
3 13 Short Story Manuscripts Folder 2
3 14 Short Story Manuscripts Folder 3
3 15 Short Story Manuscripts Folder 4
3 16 Short Story Manuscripts Folder 5
3 17 Short Story Manuscripts Folder 6
3 18 Short Story Manuscripts Folder 7
Poetry
Box
Folder
3 19 Poetry
Plays and Teleplays
Box
Folder
3 20 Cinderella: A Puppet Adaptation
3 20 The Haunted Book
3 20 Hill Billy Hill
3 20 "Valley Varieties" Program
3 21 Keyless Kingdom 1952
3 22 The Straphangers
3 23 The Strudel Madonna
3 24 Who's Crazy Now
Miscellaneous
Box
Folder
3 25 The Lonely Ones undated
3 25 Mr. Fear
3 25 Neighborhood Nurse
3 26 Notes
3 27 Manuscript Fragments
3 28 List of Publications 1952-1961

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Correspondence
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Professional
Box
Folder
4 1 Alvord, Adeline 1934-1936
4 2 Associated Press 1933-1936
4 3 Bailey, Seth T 1936-1946
4 4 Bellamy, Harmon 1941-1951
4 5 Caesar, Kathleen 1932-1935
4 6 Crown Publishing, Inc. 1936-1965
4 7 Fairgrieve, Anita 1930-1932
4 8 Hecker, Harry 1936
4 9 Lynn, George W. 1934-1935
4 10 McCord, Lida 1934
4 11 Strong, Charles S. 1934-1936
4 12 Waterbury, Ruth 1935-1936
4 13 Professional Correspondence, General undated
4 14 Professional Correspondence, General undated
Personal
Box
Folder
4 15 General
4 16 Special
4 17 Letters to Mother
4 18 Biographical
4 19 Lela Rogers
Miscellaneous
Box
Folder
4 20 Incoming correspondence
4 21 Incoming Correspondence, unsigned
4 22 Outgoing correspondence
4 23 Teaching Materials: Instructions, Lectures
4 24 Teaching Materials: correspondence
4 25 Mimes Writing Lessons
4 26 Published Material: Short Stories, Scripts, etc.
4 27 Notebooks
4 28 Holograph Notes
4 28 3 Scrapbooks

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Memorabilia
Container(s)
Description
Box
5 Scrapbooks
5 Photo Albums
Folder
5 1 Memorabilia
5 2 Dust Jackets
5 2 Assorted Framed photographs

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Subjects

  • Personal Names :
  • Blocklinger, Peggy O'More, 1895-
  • Blocklinger, Peggy O'More, 1895---Correspondence
  • Subject Terms :
  • Women authors, American--20th century
  • Young adult literature, American--Authorship
    • Form or Genre Terms :
    • Manuscripts for publication
    • Photographs
    • Scrapbooks.

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