Guide to the Maureen Daly Papers
1938-1973

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Daly, Maureen, 1921-
Title: Maureen Daly papers
Dates: 1938-1973 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 6.0 linear feet (5 containers)
Collection Number: Ax 753
Summary: Maureen Daly (1921-) wrote fiction, both short stories and novels, and nonfiction articles and books. She is credited with establishing the category of Young Adult fiction with her novel Seventeenth Summer, first published in 1942. The collection includes correspondence, literary manuscripts, reviews, interviews, and tearsheets.
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

Maureen Daly was born in County Tyrone, Ulster, Ireland in 1921 and grew up in Fon du Lac, Wisconsin. She attended Rosary College and began her writing career as a teenage reporter for the Chicago Tribune. She married William P. McGivern (a writer) in 1946. Daly became an author of fiction, but also continued to write nonfiction for newspapers and magazines and also compiled and edited collections of short stories by other authors. Her young adult novel, Seventeenth Summer, published in 1942, was an immediate success and launched her career as a writer.

Source: C ontemporary Authors Online, Gale, 2002.

Content Description

The papers include personal and professional correspondence, manuscripts, television scripts and memorabilia. There is also a collection of books that McGivern wrote, including others that she compiled or edited.

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], Maureen Daly Papers, Ax 753, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Collection is organized into the following series:

Series: Correspondence

Subseries: Business

Subseries: Personal

Subseries: Fan Letters

Series: Manuscripts

Subseries: Book Length Manuscripts

Subseries: Short Stories

Subseries: Non-fiction Articles

Subseries: Television Scripts

Series: Newspaper and Magazine Material

Subseries: Interviews

Subseries: Magazine Columns and Tearsheets

Subseries: Newspaper Columns and Clippings

Subseries: Notes and Reviews

Subseries: Miscellaneous

Series: Addenda

Subseries: Correspondence

Subseries: Manuscripts

Subseries: Miscellaneous

Processing Note :  

Collection processed by processing staff, 1979.

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
Dates
Business
Box
Folder
1 1 Outgoing undated
1 2 Outgoing 1953-1973
1 3 Incoming A-D
1 3 Chicago Daily News 1939
1 3 Blassingame, Lurton 1964-1965
1 3 American Express Company, Inc. 1956
1 3 American Express Company, Inc. 1956
1 3 American Library Association 1967
1 3 Annals, The 1942
1 3 Ave Maria 1962
1 3 Barkin, Herman and Associates 1962
1 3 Ted Bates New York/Advertising 1973
1 3 Binghampton Public Library 1957
1 3 Blassingame, Lurton 1951
1 3 R. R. Bowker Co. undated
1 3 City of Burbank 1972
1 3 Carey, Marion undated
1 3 Beck, Virginia M. 1942
1 3 Children's Hospital of Los Angeles 1973
1 3 Curtis Publishing Co. 1950
1 3 Cypress School District 1973
1 3 Daly, Marguerite (Marg Bazlen) 1952
1 3 Daly, Marguerite (Marg Bazlen) undated
1 3 D'Arcy Advertising Co. 1941
1 3 Davis, Clarice 1951
1 3 Dramatic Publishing Co. 1951
1 4 Incoming E-L
1 4 Evanston Township High School 1939
1 4 Evening and Sunday Bulletin, The 1951
1 4 Freedoms Foundation 1938
1 4 Gores, Stan 1965
1 4 Grills, Jane 1956-1957
1 4 Icelandic Legation 1956
1 4 Immaculate Heart College 1957
1 4 Daly, M.
(note from author)
1973
1 4 Ladies Home Journal 1944-1964
1 4 W. Colston Leigh, Inc. 1961
1 4 Los Angeles Times 1973
1 5 Incoming M-Z
1 5 Moss, Marvin 1972
1 5 Milwaukee Public Library 1956
1 5 National Phyllis Wheatley Foundation 1951
1 5 Port Leyden Central School 1941
1 5 Rhode Island Hospital School of Nursing 1948
1 5 McGivern, M.
(note from author)
1948
1 5 Rose Hill High School undated
1 5 Russell and Volkening, Inc. 1950
1 5 Holiday 1951-1952
1 5 St. Joseph's College 1951
1 5 St. Nicholas Church 1942
1 5 Society of Christ the King 1957
1 5 Society of Midland Authors 1944
1 5 Daly, M.
(note from author)
1973
1 5 Southern California Society for the Prevention of Blindness, Inc. undated
1 5 Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe undated
1 5 Syracuse University 1951
1 5 Syracuse University 1948
1 5 Teen 1966
1 5 This Week Magazine 1957
1 5 Universal Paper Products Co. 1952
1 5 University of Missouri 1944
1 5 University of Redlands 1943
1 5 Vincentian Institute 1956
1 5 White, Kenneth S. 1944
1 5 Zolotow, Maurice 1957
1 6 Dodd, Mead and Co. 1941-1973
Personal
Box
Folder
1 7 Incoming A-M
1 7 Alexander, Deaver undated
1 7 Bass, Mary 1973
1 7 Brookter, Marie 1973
1 7 Bryan, Dorothy 1973 and undated
1 7 Daly, M.
(note from author)
1972-1973 and undated
1 7 Dickinson, Joan 1973 and undated
1 7 Ehrlich, Arnold undated
1 7 Explorers Camp 1965 and undated
1 7 Fortugno, A. E. 1963
1 7 Globe Star Travel Service 1965
1 7 Gould, Bruce and Beatrice 1972
1 7 Hoopes, Marcia undated
1 7 Kersten, E. M. 1943
1 7 Gibson, Mary Bass 1973
1 7 McGivern, William undated
1 8 Incoming N-Z
1 8 Park, Joe 1941
1 8 Daly, M.
(note from author)
1973
1 8 Radebaugh, William H. and Marie 1973 and undated
1 9 McGivern, Megan undated
1 10 McGivern, Patrick undated
1 11 Outgoing 1941-1973
Fan letters
Box
Folder
1 12 Answers to Fan letters undated
1 13 Fan letters undated
1 14 Fan letters undated
1 15 Fan letters undated
1 16 Fan letters undated
1 17 Fan letters undated

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Manuscripts
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Book Length Manuscripts
Box
Folder
1 18 The Ginger Horse 1964
1 19 Moroccan Roundabout undated
1 20 The Ginger Horse 1963
1 21 Seventeenth Summer 1942
1 22 The Small War of Sergeant Donkey 1966
1 23 The Small War of Sergeant Donkey undated
1 24 The Small War of Sergeant Donkey undated
1 25 The Small War of Sergeant Donkey undated
1 26 The Small War of Sergeant Donkey undated
1 27 The Small War of Sergeant Donkey
1 28 Spain: Wonderland of Contrasts 1965
1 29 Spain: Wonderland of Contrasts undated
1 30 Spain: Wonderland of Contrasts undated
1 31 Spain: Wonderland of Contrasts undated
Short Stories
Box
Folder
1 32 A-M undated
1 32 All That Glitters Is Not Sold
1 32 And Then There Were None
1 32 As Easy As That
1 32 A Baby Named Carlos IV
1 32 A Boy I Knew Once
1 32 Daffodils-Two Bunches
1 32 A Fair Trade
1 32 Fifteen
1 32 First Real Job
1 32 The First Sound of Love
1 32 The Girl Behind the Venetian Blinds
1 32 Graduation Dance
1 32 Homing Pigeon
1 32 I Remember One Christmas
1 32 The Last Bridge
1 32 Let Me Call You Tuesday
1 32 Little Boy Blue-Blood
1 32 Love Letters in the Attic
1 32 Mary was a Little Lamb
1 32 Midnight Plus Two
1 33 N-Z undated
1 33 A Night For Only Stars
1 33 No One But an Anthony
1 33 One Letter Via Portugal
1 33 One September Afternoon
1 33 Postlude to Summer
1 33 Read, White and So Blue
1 33 The Same Old Story
1 33 Smart Girl
1 33 Sixteen
1 33 The Snob
1 33 Tall Grass
1 33 The Ten O'Clock Dream
1 33 Those Lovely Letters
1 33 Want Ad
1 33 Untitled
1 33 Story
1 34 Alibi For a Stranger undated
1 35 Don't Do That to Poor Harriet undated
1 36 The Gold Digger Happening undated
1 37 A Night in the Admiral's House undated
1 38 A Story in Black and White undated
1 39 A Tale of Love and Death undated
1 40 Incomplete Short Stories undated
Non-fiction Articles
Box
Folder
1 41 "Etiquette: The Friend of a Friend" undated
1 41 "Have Book Bag, Will Travel" undated
1 41 "Here's How in High School" undated
1 41 "Old Welcome, New Style" undated
1 41 "The Rolling Green Hills of Apt 2-B" undated
1 41 "Summer Holiday" undated
1 41 "We Need More Honest Loving" undated
1 41 Untitled undated
1 42 "Beatrice Lodge de Oyarzabal" undated
1 43 "Etiquette" undated
1 44 "The Green Days" undated
1 45 "Iceland: The $100 Million Question" undated
1 45 "Iceland"
1 46 "Offbeat Pets" undated
Television Scripts
Box
Folder
2 1 Bottom Line undated
2 2 Crossfire undated
2 3 Deadly Exchange undated
2 4 Eight to Five, It's a Miracle undated
2 5 A Fair Shake undated
2 6 The Ghetto Trap undated
2 7 Love is an Eight Letter Word undated
2 8 Tuesday Night is the Loneliest Night of the Week undated

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Newspaper and Magazine Material
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Interviews
Box
Folder
2 9 Joan Didion undated
2 10 Julie Andrews undated
2 11 Julie Andrews undated
Magazine Columns and Tearsheets
Box
Folder
2 12 "What Are People Really Like?" undated
2 13 Tearsheets A-M undated
2 14 Tearsheets N-Z undated
2 14a Clippings undated
2 14b Tearsheets undated
Newspaper Columns and Clippings
Box
Folder
2 15 "On The Solid Side" undated
2 16 "On The Solid Side" undated
2 17 Chicago Tribune Clippings undated
2 18 Chicago Tribune Clippings undated
2 19 Catholic Herald and Chicago Daily News undated
Notes and Reviews
Box
Folder
2 20 Memos and Notes undated
2 21 "Profile of Youth" undated
2 22 Reviews undated
2 23 Book Reviews undated
Miscellaneous
Box
Folder
2 24 Sub-Deb Federation Material undated
2 25 The Sixth Day by Roger Holguin undated
2 26 The Sixth Day by Roger Holguin undated
2 27 Management and Writers Guild Strike Material undated
2 28 A Walk in the Park--"Military Cemetery at Anzio" undated
2 28 A Walk in the Park Newspaper clippings
2 28 A Walk in the Park Miscellaneous clippings
3 Book Ladies Journal: Sub-Deb Federations undated
3 1 Essays undated
3 2 Press Releases undated
3 3 Press Releases undated
3 4 Scrapbook undated
3 5 Scrapbook undated
3 6 Scrapbook undated
3 7 Magazine Cory [?] undated
3 7 Clippings
3 8 Avondale House Plans undated
3 9 Correspondence Re: Avondale House undated
3 10 Biographical Material with Notations by McGivern undated
3 11 Daly Sisters- Miscellaneous clippings undated
Miscellaneous
Box
Folder
3 12 Memorabilia undated
3 13 Correspondence undated
3 14 Miscellaneous undated
3 15 Manuscripts undated

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Addenda, 1979
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Correspondence
Box
Folder
4 1 Incoming undated
4 2 Incoming undated
4 3 Incoming undated
4 4 Incoming undated
4 5 Outgoing undated
4 6 Notes on correspondence undated
Manuscripts
Box
Folder
4 7 Magazine articles and manuscripts undated
4 8 Police Surgeon undated
4 9 Police Surgeon undated
Miscellaneous
Box
Folder
4 10 Chicago Tribune undated
4 11 Chicago Tribune undated
4 12 Chicago Tribune undated
4 13 Miscellaneous undated
4 14 Photographs undated
4 15 Clippings undated
4 16 Jessica Knows by Jere Packard 1978

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Subjects

  • Personal Names :
  • Daly, Maureen, 1921-
  • Daly, Maureen, 1921---Correspondence
  • Subject Terms :
  • Women authors, American--20th century
  • Women journalists--United States
  • Young adult fiction, American--Authorship
    • Form or Genre Terms :
    • Manuscripts for publication

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