Guide to the Ray Palmer Tracy Papers
1931-1957

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Tracy, Ray Palmer, 1886-1966
Title: Ray Palmer Tracy papers
Dates: 1931-1957 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 2.0 linear feet (2 containers)
Collection Number: Ax 566
Summary: Ray Palmer Tracy (1886-1966) was an author of western stories and novels. The collection includes manuscripts and biographical material.
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 production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Historical Note

Ray Palmer Tracy (1886-1966) was born in West Charleston, Vermont. He spent his early years on a cattle ranch in northern California. He attended Oregon Agricultural College (now Oregon State University), worked as a teamster, ranch hand, and forest ranger. He became an author of western stories and novels. He lived in Condon, Oregon.

Content Description

The collection includes manuscripts and biographical material.

The manuscripts are organized alphabetically by title and are separated into novels and novelettes, short stories, and article sections. Material includes drafts, revised versions, correspondence, and manuscript fragments.

The biographical material includes an autobiographical series published in 1957, tearsheets, and clippings.

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 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], Ray Palmer Tracy papers, Ax 566, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Processing Note :  

Collection processed by staff, 1969.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

Additional Reference Guides :  

Paper finding aid with additional information is available in Special Collections & University Archives.


Subjects

  • Personal Names :
  • Tracy, Ray Palmer, 1886-1966
  • Subject Terms :
  • Forest rangers--Northwest, Pacific
  • Western stories--Authorship
    • Form or Genre Terms :
    • Autobiographies
    • Correspondence
    • Manuscripts for publication

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