Guide to the Evelyn Sibley Lampman papers
1948-1980

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Lampman, Evelyn Sibley
Title: Evelyn Sibley Lampman papers
Dates: 1948-1980 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 10.75 linear feet (19 containers, 1 package)
Collection Number: Coll 011
Summary: Evelyn Sibley Lampman (1907-1980) was an Oregon writer of books for children and young adults. The Evelyn Sibley Lampman Papers consist of manuscripts, galley proofs, illustrations, short story manuscripts, radio manuscripts, plays, correspondence, and photographs.
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

Evelyn Lampman (1907- ) was born in Dallas, Oregon and educated at Oregon State College. She worked as a writer for radio stations in Portland, Oregon and then began writing books for children.

Content Description

The Evelyn Sibley Lampman Papers consist of manuscripts, galley proofs and illustrations for several novels; short story manuscripts; radio scripts and plays. Major correspondence includes letters to various publishing companies, illustrators and several schools. Of special interest is one short story manuscript which has four watercolor illustrations by Pers Crowell. Several "new book" catalogues from various publishing houses have been re-moved to the Special Collections Subject Files. The collection includes portraits of the author and publicity images, circa 1940s-1960s.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

Collection is open to the public.

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Restrictions on Use :  

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Preferred Citation :  

[Identification of item], Evelyn Sibley Lampman Papers, Coll 011, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Collection is organized into the following series:

  • Correspondence
  • Manuscripts: Book length
  • Manuscripts: Short story
  • Manuscripts: Plays
  • Manuscripts: Scripts
  • Manuscripts: Miscellaneous material
  • Reviews
  • Printed material
  • Miscellaneous
  • Photographs

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

Correspondence
Container(s)
Description
A-B
Box
Folder
1 1 Allen, Larry
1 1 Baker, Laurence
1 1 Beatty, Willard (Bureau of Indian Affairs)
1 1 Bennett, Richard
1 1 Berry, Erick (John C. Winston Co.)
1 1 Blisset, Guyon
1 1 Burchert, Maria
1 1 Bosworth, Velma Hockett
1 1 Boy's Life
1 1 Byrd, Julian. Burns(Oregon) Times-Herald.
1 2 Atheneum, 1968-1974
1 3 Atheneum, 1975-1979
C
Box
Folder
1 4 Cascades (Pacific Northwest Bell)
1 4 Caxton Printer's Ltd.
1 4 Children's Hospital School
1 4 Coles, Pearl
1 4 Cones, Pers (Illustrator)
1 5 Curtis Brown Ltd., 1949-1966
1 6 Curtis Brown Ltd., 1967-1971
1 7 Curtis Brown Ltd., 1972-1980
1 8 Doubleday and Co., 1954-1962
1 9 Doubleday and Co., 1964-1974
E-F-G
Box
Folder
2 1 Easter, Seal Society
2 1 Eaton, Anne Thaxter
2 1 Ellis, Home
2 1 Erickson
2 1 Fisher
2 1 Fort Hays Kansas State College
2 1 Frick, Joana
2 1 Gablert, Cynthia Ann
2 1 Galdone, Paul (Illustrator)
2 1 Garrard Publishing Co.
2 1 Graham, Dawn
2 1 Green, Edith
2 1 Grifalconi, Ann
H
Box
Folder
2 2 Haley, James and Shirley M.
2 2 Hanover House
2 2 Hardy, Butler, McEwen, Weiss and Newman
2 2 Hawley, Norman
2 2 Hazelwood School District
2 2 Hazelwood Stoughton Ltd.
2 2 Holbook, Stewart
2 2 Howes, Carrol
2 2 Hurst-Euless-Bedford School District
2 3 Harcourt, Brace and World Inc.
I-J-K
Box
Folder
2 4 Indian Historian Press
2 4 Jackson, Joseph Henry (San Francisco Chronicle)
2 4 Jmgras, Angle de T.
2 4 The Junior Literary Guild
2 4 Kendall, Daythall and Carolyn
2 4 Kenmore Public Schools
2 4 The Kerlan Collection
L-M-N
Box
Folder
2 5 Lake Oswego Public Schools
2 5 Library Association
2 5 Lund, Clark
2 5 Marsh, Robert
2 5 McGraw, Eloise
2 5 Moore, Christine
2 5 Multnomah County
2 5 National Broadcasting Company
2 5 Nelson, James
2 5 Neuberger, Maurine
2 5 North Bend Public Schools
2 5 Noyes, Russel
2 6 Lippincott Co., J.B.
2 7 McGraw-Hill
O
Box
Folder
2 8 Oakland Public Schools
2 8 O'Connell, Peggy
2 8 Oregon Board of Higher Education
2 8 Oregon City Public Library
2 8 Oregon College of Education
2 8 Oregon Historical Society
P
Box
Folder
2 9 Packwood, Robert
2 9 Pan-America Photographic Services
2 9 Paull, Grace
2 9 Pearse, Howard
2 9 Place, Marian
2 9 Polk County Intermediate Education Dist. Board
2 9 Polk Historical Society
2 9 Portland Public Schools
R-S-T
Box
Folder
2 10 Roberts, Betty
2 10 Ryan, Elizabeth
2 10 Saint Stevens Indian School
2 10 Salem Public Library
2 10 Schapiro, Michael
2 10 Schupp, Windy
2 10 Schwartz, Alvin
2 10 Sivanich, Bob
2 10 Smith, Ninon MacKnight
2 10 Studebaker, Herb
2 10 Sullivan, Wilson
2 10 Telaventure Tales
2 10 Tetlow, Roger
2 10 Theta Sigma Phi
2 10 Thompson, Tommy
2 10 Tillamook County Library
2 11 Thomas Y. Crowell Co.
U-V
Box
Folder
2 12 University of Oregon
2 12 University of Texas
2 12 Virginia Drwing Hawk Sneve
W-Z
Box
Folder
2 13 Watt, A.P. and Son
2 13 Western Writers of America
2 13 West Linn Public Schools
2 13 Wheeler Publishing Co.
2 13 William Morrow and Co.
2 13 Wilson, H.W. Company
2 13 Zerzanele, Evelyn
2 14 Miscellaneous letters from children
2 15 Miscellaneous, incoming
2 16 Miscellaneous, outgoing

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Manuscripts: Book length
Container(s)
Description
The Bandit of Mok Hill
Box
Folder
3 1 Final draft, 247 pp.
3 2 Final galley proofs, 81 pp.
The Bounces of Cynthia
Box
Folder
3 3 Galley proofs, 75 pp.
3 3 Miscellaneous pages, 17 pp.
3 3 Illustrations, 3
Bargain Bride (Ginny)
Box
Folder
4 1 First re-write, typed carbon and holograph, 154 pp.
4 2 Printer's copy, typed original with holograph notes
4 3 First galley proofs: design set, 74 pp.; cover letters, 4 pp.
Cayuse Courage (Place of the Rye Grass)
Box
Folder
4 4 First re-write, carbon of typed draft with holograph revision, 231 pp.
4 5 Galley proofs, 68 pp.
5 1 Printer's copy with holograph notes, 182 pp.
5 1 Final draft, carbon of typed with holograph revision, 181 pp.
The City Under the Black Steps
Box
Folder
5 3 Final draft, carbon with holograph revisions, 253 pp.
5 3 Title page, 7 pp.
5 3 Dust jacket
5 3 Galley proofs: design set, 24 pp.
5 4 Galley proofs, 66 pp.
Crazy Creek
Box
Folder
5 5 Printer's copy, carbon of typed draft, 187 pp.
Darcy's Harvest
Box
Folder
6 1 Galley proofs, 50 pp.
6 1 Illustrations, 15.
Half Breed
Box
Folder
6 2 Final draft, typed and carbon, 251 pp.
6 2 Title pages, 7 pp.
6 2 Illustrations, 3.
6 2 Dust jacket
6 3 Galley proofs, 89 pp.
Mrs. Updaisy
Box
Folder
6 4 Typed final draft with holograph revisions, 204 pp.
6 4 Title pages, 6 pp.
6 4 Illustrations, 4.
6 4 Dust jacket
6 5 Foundry proofs, 215 pp.
7 1 Galley proofs, 72 pp.
Once Upon the Little Big Horn
Box
Folder
7 2 Early draft, typed, 82 pp.
7 3 First submission with editorial comment, 97 pp.
7 4 Galley proofs, 45 pp.
7 5 Page proofs, 148 pp.
7 6 Dust jacket
7 6 Index proofs, 4 pp.
7 6 Carbon of typed rejection page, 13 pp.
Popular Girl
Box
Folder
8 1 Galley proofs, 59 pp.
The Potlatch Family
Box
Folder
8 2 First rough draft, typed and holograph
8 2 Letters with editorial comment, 6 pp.
8 3 Printer's copy, carbon of typed draft with holograph notes, 138 pp.
8 4 First galley proofs: printer's set, 44 pp.
8 5 First page proofs: printer's set, 135 pp.
8 6 Author's galley proofs; 44 pp. with cover letter
Princess of Fort Vancouver
Box
Folder
9 1 Author's note, carbon, typed.
9 1 Carbon of typed final draft, pp.1-200
9 2 Carbon of typed final draft, pp.201-398
9 2 Proof of Chapt. 3, 15 pp.
9 2 Galley proofs, 41 pp.
9 2 Foundry proof for Chapt. 3, 5 pp.
Rattlesnake Cave
Box
Folder
9 3 Holograph rough draft, 179 pp.
9 4 Rough draft carbon, typed, 156 pp.
9 5 First re-write, carbon of typed draft, 156 pp.
9 6 Final draft, printer's copy, typed, 168 pp.
10 1 Final draft, carbon, typed, 168 pp.
10 1 Rough draft with holograph revisions, 158 pp.
10 1 Dust jacket
The Shy Stegosaurus at Indian Springs
Box
Folder
10 2 Carbon of final draft, 228 pp.
10 2 Title page of proofs, 10 pp.
10 2 Illustrations, 28.
10 2 Dust jacket
Squaw Man's Son (Billy Modoc)
Box
Folder
10 3 Early draft, mostly holograph, 197 pp.
10 4 Rough draft, typed, carbon, 174 pp.
10 5 Dust jackets
11 1 Proofs: camera copy
11 2 Author's first proof, 57 pp.
11 3 Galley proofs, 57 pp.
11 4 Duplicate copy of final draft, typed 173 pp.; final proofs, 57
Temple of the SUn
Box
Folder
12 1 Final manuscript, typed with holograph revision, 221 pp.
12 1 Title page proofs, 9 pp.
12 1 Dust jacket
12 1 Illustrations: engraver's set, 3 pp.
The Title Sombrero
Box
Folder
12 2 Galley proofs, 8 pp.
12 2 Title page proofs, 7 pp.
12 2 Final manuscript, typed with holograph notes, 254 pp.
12 2 Illustrations: engraver's set, 3 pp.
12 3 Foundry proofs, 263 pp.
Timber land Adventure
Box
Folder
12 4 Carbon of typed draft, 161 pp.
The Tortilla Curtain
Box
Folder
13 1 First draft, holograph and typed, 168 pp.
13 2 First re-write, carbon and holograph revision, 172 pp.
13 2 Rejected pages, 11 pp.
13 3 Second re-write, carbon and holograph with extensive revision, 150 pp.
13 3 Rejected paged and inserts, 25 pp.
Treasure Mountain
Box
Folder
13 4 Final manuscript, carbon, 238 pp.
Wheels West
Box
Folder
14 1 Final manuscript, printer's copy, edited, 201 pp.
14 1 Proofs for 20 illustrations
14 1 Dust Jacket
White Captive
Box
Folder
14 2 First draft, holograph revisions, 116 pp.
14 3 First re-write, holograph revisions, 146 pp.
14 4 Printer's copy, 157 pp.
14 5 Page proofs, 178 pp.
14 6 Galley proofs, 62 pp. with cover letter, 1 p.
The Year of Small Shadow
Box
Folder
15 1 First draft, holograph, 283 pp.
15 2 Holograph map, 1.
15 2 Re-write, carbon with holograph revision, 194 pp.
15 2 Reject pages, 32 pp.
15 3 Final draft, carbon 175 pp.
15 3 Reject pages, 24 pp.
15 4 Typed draft, holograph revisions, 175 pp.

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Manuscripts: Short Story
Container(s)
Description
The Candle That Burned Up
Box
Folder
16 1 Four Watercolor illustrations by Pers Crowell.
16 1 Project never completed, 10 pp.
16 2 Early rejected manuscripts
16 2 Bird in Hand, 8 pp.
16 2 The Multnomah Hates the Klickatat, 17 pp.
16 2 Frustrations, 6 pp.
16 2 Oh, Yes, I was Collegiate, 10 pp.
16 2 He Only Fades Away, 8 pp.
16 2 To Rabbi, 6 pp.
16 2 I Married a Naturalist, 15 pp., 4 holograph pp.
16 2 Us and the Lipstick, 6 pp.

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Manuscripts: Plays
Container(s)
Description
Box
Folder
16 3 Beginnings of West Linn, Sunset School
16 3 Christ Churst Christmas Pageant (by a creative writing class lead by Lampman)

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Manuscripts: Scripts
Container(s)
Description
Box
Folder
16 4 50,000 Children, KGW-KEX broadcast series for Portland Public Schools, 11 pp.
16 4 John Doe's Music. KEX, 1939. 18 scripts, approx. 4 pp. each.
16 4 Snilchie, 17 pp.
16 4 Little Black Sambo (Children's Summer Workshop), 18 pp.
16 4 Special Christmas Show, broadcast, 13 pp.
16 5 Military Secret, 13 pp.
16 5 Graveyard Shift, 20 pp.
16 5 The Cask of Amontillado, KEX, 14 pp.
16 5 To All Men, 18 pp.
16 5 Them Tituses, 23 pp., Dr. Christian productions script, August 18, 1943.
16 5 Arabian Nights, 2 scripts, 50 pp. KEX, 1930's.
16 5 Twelve children's plays, each. approx 12 pp.
16 5 Twenty Year Promise, 22 pp.
16 5 Two untitled scripts, 81 pp.
16 6 Elmer and Gweny. 15 minute broadcast series, KEX, 1931-1932, 23 scripts, each approx. 9 pp.

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Manuscripts: Miscellaneous material
Container(s)
Description
Box
Folder
16 7 Miscellaneous
Dust jackets, misc. galley proof pages, illustrations, loose pages, speech notes, review done by Lampman, short story by Norman R. Hawley, short biographical sketch of Lampman, author unknown.

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Reviews
Container(s)
Description
Box
Folder
17 1 Bandit of Mok Hill
17 1 Bargain Bride
17 2 The Bounces of Cynthiann
17 2 Captain Apple's Ghost
17 2 Cayuse Courage
17 2 City Under the Back Steps
17 2 Crazy Creek
17 3 Elder Brother
17 3 Go Up the Road
17 4 Half-Breed
17 4 Mrs. Updaisy
17 4 Once Upon a Little Big Horn
17 4 The Potlatch Family
17 5 Princess of Fort Vancouver
17 5 Rattle Snake Cave
17 5 The Shy Stegosauraus at Indian Springs
17 5 Squaw Man's Son
17 6 Temple of the Sun
17 6 Tree Wagon
17 6 Wheels West
17 6 White Captive
17 6 Witch Doctor's Son
17 6 Miscellaneous
17 7 Newspaper clippings; publicity
18 1 Printed works by the author
18 1 5 issues of Twelve Fifteen magazine featuring stories by Lampman
18 1 "Mother Body," Ladies Home Journal, Dec. 1958. (see pkg.1)

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Printed material
Container(s)
Description
Box
Folder
18 2 Western Writer's of America Bulletins
18 3 Author's Guild Bulletin
18 4 Miscellaneous
18 5 Financial papers and contracts
18 6 Awards (see also pkg.1)
18 7 Photographs (copies)
Originals removed to Photograph Collection under call number PH129.

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Miscellaneous
Container(s)
Description
package
1 Six pen and ink illustrations
1 Two literary awards
1 Ladies Home Journal, Dec. 1958
1 Scrapbooks (2)
Containing manuscript material, correspondence, publicity, illustrations concerning her various endeavors
Books
Box
Volume
18 1 In Art or Instruction. New York, Harcourt Brace and World, 1969
18 2 Elder Brother, by Evelyn Sibley Lampman, Doubleday and Co., N.Y., 1951.

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Photographs (PH129), 0-0
1.25 linear feet
Lampman, Evelyn Sibley, 1907-1980
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
1 Prints

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Subjects

  • Personal Names :
  • Lampman, Evelyn Sibley
  • Lampman, Evelyn Sibley--Correspondence
  • Subject Terms :
  • Children's literature, American--Authorship
  • Politicians--Oregon
  • Radio authorship
  • Women authors, American--20th century
    • Form or Genre Terms :
    • Manuscripts for publication

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