Guide to the Eunice Blake Bohanon Papers

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Bohanon, Eunice Blake, 1904-1997
Title: Eunice Blake Bohanon papers
Dates: 1964-1966 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 0.5 linear feet (1 container)
Collection Number: Ax 342
Summary: Eunice Blake Bohanon (1904-February 16, 1997) was a representative of the Department of State and Franklin Books, encouraging the development of children's literature and book publishing. This collection contains correspondence, manuscripts, tearsheets and other miscellaneous items such as itineraries, invitations, travel brochures, clippings, leaflets, diaries, photographs, articles about Ms. Bohanon, reflecting her travels from 1964-1966 as a representative.
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 encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Historical Note

Eunice Blake Bohanon (1904-February 16, 1997) spent several years living in New York and New Hampshire. During her career she was a representative for both Franklin Books and the Department of State, encouraging the development of children's literature and book publishing in foreign countries.

Content Description

This collection contains correspondence, manuscripts, tearsheets, and miscellaneous items such as invitations, itinerary, travel brochures, clippings, and leaflets from Bohanon's travels in India, Pakistan, Israel and Italy.

The collection includes correspondence, manuscripts, diary, and articles about Ms. Bohanon, as well as other miscellaneous items from Bohanon's travels in the Philippines from September to December 1964. Also included are correspondence, a report, diary, and miscellaneous items from Bohanon's travels in Nigeria in April 1965. The collection includes a diary and miscellaneous items from Bohanon's travels in Zambia, Tanzania and Kenya in March 1966.

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], Eunice Blake Bohanon Papers, Ax 342, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative Information

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

1 1 Correspondence: outgoing February 1964-April 1964
1 1 Correspondence: incoming 1963-1964
1 2 Article: untitled, typed, carbon, final draft author note, "For some Indian magazine." 4 p.
1 2 Article: tearsheet. "American Specialist Abroad," The Hour Book. p. 642-645 December 1964
1 3 Miscellaneous
1 4 Report: Report on Eunice Blake Bohanon's trip to India, Pakistan, Israel, typed, carbon. 8 pages. February 17, 1964-April 16, 1964
1 5 Invitations, itinerary, travel brochures, clippings, leaflet
1 6 Correspondence: outgoing: Elizabeth Ripley September 30, 1964-December 16, 1964
1 7 Article: Untitled, typed carbon, final draft author note, Chicago Tribune (?) 7 pages
1 7 Report: Report on American specialist grant Philippines. Official report sent to U.S. Dept. of State, typed carbon. 4 pages October 3, 1964-December 15, 1964
1 8 Diary, holograph; Trip to Philippines October 3, 1964-December 18, 1964
1 9 Memorabilia: photo, articles, pamphlets, programs
1 10 Miscellaneous: invitations, clippings, itineraries, travel, folders, photos, prints, leaflets, articles about Ms. Bohanon
1 10 U.S. editor boosts cause of R.P book publishing. The Booklover's Bulletin. v. 8, no. 1. 1965
1 10 The World Every Child Should Discover, by Maria Cristina Pantoja. Weekly Graphic October 21, 1964
1 11 Correspondence: Incoming: Undated 1/1 related
1 12 Report: Writers' Workshop. Ibadan, Children's book section, typed, carbon 3 pages 1965
1 12 Diary: holograph April 14, 1965-April 27, 1965
1 13 Miscellaneous
1 13 Report: A book development project in Nigeria. By USIA for International Development 1964-1968
1 13 Reports and texts of speeches given by other members of the conference. 68 pages 1964-1968
1 13 Timetable, list of participants, prospectus, descriptive pamphlet, leaflet 1964-1968
1 14 Memorabilia: pamphlets, schedule, photographs
1 15 Diary, partial, holograph February 21, 1965-March 3, 1965
1 15 A book development program for Kenya, report and recommendations. Prepared by Franklin Book Programs Inc., for the USIA for International Development May 15, 1966


  • Corporate Names :
  • Franklin Book Programs, inc.
  • Subject Terms :
  • Children's literature
  • Publishers and publishing
  • Women diplomats--United States

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