Guide to the Walter Nelson Morey papers
1939-1990

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Creator: Morey, Walt
Title: Walter Nelson Morey papers
Dates: 1939-1990 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 50.0 linear feet (94 containers, 39 volumes)
Collection Number: Coll 230
Summary: Walt Morey (1907-1992), award-winning author of Gentle Ben, Year of the Black Pony, and numerous other juvenile and adult books set in the Pacific Northwest, was determined to become a writer despite a youthful lack of interest in school. Morey slowly mastered his craft by writing short stories for pulp magazines, drawing on his varied life experiences. After the pulp magazine market dried up, Morey’s wife Rosalind convinced him to try children’s fiction; his first attempt yielded the classic Gentle Ben. Spurred by the book’s critical and financial success, Morey went on to write over fourteen more novels and non-fiction books. The Walt Morey collection consists largely of fiction manuscripts and correspondence. Biographical material, non-fiction manuscripts, magazines, scrapbooks, children’s art work and other personal materials are also included. This inventory represents an incorporation of all the material received between 1967 and 1993.
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

Walter Nelson Morey was born February 3, 1907 in Hoquiam, Washington. He began school in 1912 in Jasper, Oregon, and struggled throughout his career as a student. He did not find his desire for writing until after graduating from high school. He had read a Zane Grey novel entitled The Vanishing American, and disliked the book’s ending so much that he decided to write a new one; after doing so, he knew he wanted to become a writer. His previous indifference to school caused him problems at first, but he copied stories from magazines word for word to learn why they were punctuated as they were. Over the next ten years Morey wrote a two million word novel, rewriting it almost fourteen times. He never sent it to a publisher, but it taught him the art of writing.

While Morey was mastering his writing skills he took other jobs, such as working in a veneer plant, making brushes in a paintbrush factory and “working in the woods.” After injuring a shoulder he took up boxing on the advice of his chiropractor. He later fought professionally for three years, using pseudonyms so his family wouldn’t learn of it. His work as a fighter got him a job as a theater manager, where he was employed to control gangs of tough kids that frequented the theater. After the last show each night, Morey went home and wrote until early in the morning.

On July 8, 1934, Morey married his first wife, Rosalind Ogden, in Portland, Oregon. He met John Hawkins, a pulp fiction writer who later became a well-known television producer and story editor. Hawkins persuaded Morey to write short stories for pulp magazines. Using his experience as a boxer, Morey wrote a fight story for a magazine called Knockout in 1937 for $55.00. In 1951 Morey spent a summer in Alaska working as a deep sea diver, giving him many new things to write about, but the pulp magazine market was being crowded out by television. Morey did have one adult non-fiction work published in 1954, North to Danger, which chronicled the adventures of his friend Virgil Burford, with whom he had worked in Alaska. Morey stopped writing for several years, and he and his wife moved to Sherwood, Oregon, where they bought and managed a filbert orchard. Rosalind, a school teacher, encouraged him to try juvenile fiction, and drawing on his previous experiences in Alaska, Morey started to write Gentle Ben. The story became a critical and financial success. From that moment Morey embraced juvenile fiction, using such authors as Jack London and Wilson Rawls for inspiration. He had fourteen books for juveniles published, as well as two adult non-fiction books, all of which dealt with the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. Morey won awards for his books Gentle Ben, Kavik the Wolf Dog, Canyon Winter, Runaway Stallion, Run Far Run Fast, and Year of the Black Pony.

Rosalind died on February 28, 1977 after a long illness. During Rosalind’s hospital stay the Moreys had become friends with Peggy Kilburn, who at the time was also a patient. On June 26, 1978, Walt and Peggy were married, and Morey published three more novels before his death. The couple lived in Wilsonville, Oregon. Morey died on January 12, 1992. Peggy currently resides in Portland, Oregon.

Source: Something About the Author. Detroit: Gale Research, Inc., 1990.

Content Description

The Walt Morey collection consists largely of fiction manuscripts and correspondence. Biographical material, non-fiction manuscripts, magazines, scrapbooks, children’s art work and other personal materials are also included. This inventory represents an incorporation of all the material received between 1967 and 1993. Collection is organized into ten series:

The Biographical Material includes drafts, page proofs and off-print copies from Morey’s short autobiography for the Something About the Author series. Also included is biographical information on Morey from the E.P. Dutton Publishing Company, and some miscellaneous biographical material.

The bulk of the Correspondence is with literary agents, mainly the August Lenniger Literary Agency, and publishing companies, in particularly E.P. Dutton. There are also many fan letters, mostly from grade school children, letters from individual writers, and a collection of letters from fans whose unintentional humor Morey found amusing. Also included are letters from school officials, writers’ conferences, clubs and associations, and award committees. Personal and miscellaneous letters round out the correspondence section. Noted correspondents include authors Frank Bonham, John Hawkins, Stewart Holbrook, Art Larson, Alfred Powers and Joe Van Wormer. Photocopies of letters from Ernest Haycox to Art Larson (given to Morey by Larson) can be found in Box 2, folder 5. Many of the letters in the correspondence section contain carbons of responses from either Morey or his first wife, Rosalind.

The fiction and non-fiction Manuscripts are arranged alphabetically by title and cover Morey’s entire writing career. The manuscripts are mostly novel length, and the files include notes, synopses, drafts, fragments, printer’s copies, galley proofs, page proofs, illustrated book covers, reviews, and condensed versions. Notable in the Gentle Ben file is a typed outline and synopsis for the unfinished sequel to Gentle Ben, given the working titles Gentle Ben II and Claws, which Morey was working on at the time of his death. Also included in this section is a folder of original drypoint illustrations from the original Gentle Ben book. The North to Danger file includes a color separation of the book cover illustrations. Braille title pages for several novels are found in Box 79. Also in the manuscript series, arranged alphabetically by title, are short stories. Some were written by Morey and some by other authors, mainly children. Completing the manuscript series is a television script for Ghost Writer by Susan Shadburne, a bound collection of stories and poems from students titled “Rowe Teen Talent, 1964-65,” poetry by various authors, and speeches. Tearsheets include publicity on Walt Morey as well as a short story authored by Morey titled “Secret of the Wreck.” A French translation of that story is also included. Other short stories in this section were written by authors such as Don James, John Hawkins and Ernest Haycox.

The majority of the Magazines in the collection contain stories written by Morey during his days of pulp fiction. The magazines are arranged in alphabetical order. Notable is the magazine Knockout, which contains Morey’s first published work, “The Hellman.”

The Comic Books series includes Ivan Tors Gentle Ben comic books, which are based on the TV series Gentle Ben, are arranged chronologically. A Japanese language activity book which contains a condensed version of Gentle Ben is also included.

The series titled Morey Book Lists consists of various publications which describe an assortment of children’s books, each publication containing a description of a novel by Morey. Some of the smaller series include publicity materials, programs, children’s book recommendations, and awards.

The Personal Material series contains Morey’s financial journals covering the years 1946 to 1970, as well as royalty reports from his novel North to Danger. Also included are Morey’s high school graduation certificates and announcements, and a collection of title pages of Morey’s books in Braille. A section of newspaper clippings contains articles on Morey.

The Class Projects are a series of hand painted and hand drawn artworks by children, usually pertaining to various scenes in Morey’s novels. The artwork is arranged by book title in alphabetical order. Two scrapbooks and a bound folder are also included in the class projects section. These were assembled by students and contain illustrated scene interpretations from various Morey novels. A folder of untitled story illustrations from Morey novels and other miscellaneous class artwork and projects finish the class projects series.

The Miscellaneous series includes a collection of scrapbooks, compiled by Rosalind Morey, that contain mainly newspaper articles and other memorabilia regarding Morey’s career. Scrapbooks 1 through 5 contain information regarding various Morey novels. Scrapbook 11 serves as a personal journal written by Rosalind Morey concerning a trip with Morey to Alaska. Boxes 87 and 88 contain items such as award plaques, a Gentle Ben hand puppet, a bear statuette, and cassettes. Package #2 contains a Gentle Ben cricket bat. The audio cassettes are recordings of Morey radio interviews, birthday greetings, and three tapes regarding Morey’s involvement in writing the Operation Blue Bear book. The video cassettes contain recordings of Morey speeches and autobiographical interviews. The pictorials are a group of paintings, enlarged photographs, and blueprints which have been removed from their original frames. An oil painting of Gentle Ben, done by R. Mowery, is found in package #1.

A series of forty Free-Standing Volumes. All but nine of these are novels written by Morey, including sixteen foreign language versions.

Photographs include Schmitt family photos, including images from Walter Schmitt showing Charles Lindberg; Addison college; and Martin's war service.

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], Walt Nelson Morey papers, Coll 230, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Collection is organized into the following series: Series I. Biographical Material; Series II. Correspondence; Series III. Manuscripts; Series IV. Magazines; Series V. Comic Books; Series VI. Morey Book Lists; Series VII. Personal Material; Series VIII. Class Projects; Series IX. Miscellaneous; Series X. Free-Standing Volumes; Series XI. Photographs.

Processing Note :  

Collection processed by 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

Inventory
Container(s)
box
folder
1 1

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Series I:  Biographical Material
Container(s)
Description
Box
Folder
1 2 Something About the Author. Photocopy of p. 139 (Morey bio); Typed fragments (also contains typed fragments for unpublished Gentle Ben sequel)
1 3 Something About the Author. Typed final drafts; Photocopied page proofs; Off-print copies
1 4 E.P. Dutton (publishing company); “About Walt Morey”; Supplementary biographical questionnaire
1 5 Misc. biographical material; “About Walt Morey” (not same as above); “Morey, Walt (er Nelson) 1907 -”; “Walt’s ‘Bear’ Facts”

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Series II:  Correspondence
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Agents
Box
Folder
1 6 August Lenniger (literary agent) 1964-1967
1 7 August Lenniger (literary agent) 1968-1970
2 1 August Lenniger (literary agent) 1971-1973
2 2 August Lenniger (literary agent) 1974-1979
2 3 Payne, John K. (successor to Lenniger) 1984 1987
2 3 Blassingame, Lurton 1963
2 3 Zeigler - Ross (agent) 1965
2 4 Swanson, H.N. (Hollywood agent) 1968-1977
Authors
Box
Folder
2 5 Bonham, Frank 1967-1971
2 5 Hawkins, John 1937-1938
2 5 Haycox, Ernest (photocopies of letters to Art Larson) 1969
2 5 Holbrook, Stewart 1954
2 5 Powers, Alfred 1965
2 5 Van Wormer, Joe undated
Amusing Fan letters
Box
Folder
2 6 Typed copied excerpts with handwritten corrections
2 7 Original letters, 1967-1975; Photocopies from various original letters, 1965-1981 1965-1981
2 8 Original letters, 1967-1975; Photocopies from various original letters, 1965-1981 1965-1981
Fan Letters (Individual)
Box
Folder
3 1 Fan letters 1965-1967
3 2 Fan letters 1968
3 3 Fan letters 1969-1991
Publishers
Box
Folder
3 4 E.P. Dutton 1964-1967
4 1 E.P. Dutton 1968-1969
4 2 E.P. Dutton 1970-1972
4 3 E.P. Dutton 1973-1974
4 4 E.P. Dutton 1975-1991
5 1 Alfred A. Knopf & Pantheon 1986
5 1 Athenaeum 1986
5 1 Bantam Books, Inc. 1987
5 1 Blue Heron Publishing, Inc. 1990
5 1 Caxton Printers, Ltd. 1968
5 1 Charles Scribner’s Sons 1976-1981
5 1 Dell 1986
5 1 Dial 1985
5 1 Ginn and Company 1985-1986
5 1 Harcourt Brace Jovanovic, Inc. 1986
5 1 J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd. 1975
5 1 Libraire Hachette 1974 1976
5 1 MacMillan Publishing Company 1986
5 1 Scholastic 1985
School Children
Box
Folder
5 2 1966-1969
5 3 1972
5 4 1972
6 1 1973
6 2 1975-1980
6 3 1981-1990
School Children
Box
Folder
7 1 1956-1968
7 2 1969-1983
7 3 1984-1992, undated
7 4 Writer’s conferences 1968-1992
7 5 Clubs and associations 1967-1974
7 6 Awards letters 1968-1992
Personal
Box
Folder
8 1 Letters from Walt to family, Alaska diving trip
6.0 letters
1951
8 2 Other letters 1963-1992
8 3 Other letters undated
8 4 Miscellaneous letters 1975
8 5 Miscellaneous letters undated

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Series III:  Manuscripts
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Novels
Angry Waters (a.k.a. A Boy, A Dog and the River)
Box
Folder
8 6 Typed early version w/synopsis
9 1 Typed drafts (1 of 3 versions), Chapters 1-5
9 2 Typed drafts (1 of 3 versions), Chapters 6-12
9 3 Typed drafts (2 of 3 versions), Chapters 1-5
9 4 Typed drafts (2 of 3 versions), Chapters 6-12
10 1 Typed drafts (3 of 3 versions), Chapters 1-5
10 2 Typed drafts (3 of 3 versions), Chapters 6-12
10 3 Typed revisions for Chapters 10-11
10 4 Typed fragments w/revisions
11 1 Typed fragments w/revisions
11 2 Typed fragments w/revisions
11 3 Printer’s copy, Chapters 1-5
11 4 Printer’s copy, Chapters 6-12
12 1 Galley proofs
12 2 Reviews
12 3 Condensed version for Boy’s Life, typed draft
12 4 Condensed version for Boy’s Life, typed draft
12 5 Handwritten and typed notes
12 6 Typed draft
Canyon Winter
Box
Folder
13 1 Typed draft with layout, Chapters 1-7
13 2 Typed draft with layout, Chapters 8-15
13 3 Typed carbon fragments w/revisions
14 1 Typed carbon fragments w/revisions
14 2 Printer’s copy, Chapters 1-6
14 3 Printer’s copy, Chapters 7-15
14 4 Reviews
Danger Lies Deep
Box
Folder
14 5 Notes (some w/title ideas); typed draft
15 1 Draft, Chapters 1-7
15 2 Draft, Chapters 8-14 (w/rev. at end)
15 3 Typed fragments w/revisions
16 1 Typed fragments w/revisions
Death Walk (a.k.a. Trapped In the Attic)
Box
Folder
16 2 Typed drafts (1 of 6 versions), Chapters 1-17
16 3 Typed drafts (2 of 6 versions), Chapters 1-17
17 1 Typed drafts (3 of 6 versions), Chapters 1-8
17 2 Typed drafts (3 of 6 versions), Chapters 9-17
17 3 Typed drafts (4 of 6 versions), Chapters 1-8
17 4 Typed drafts (4 of 6 versions), Chapters 9-17
18 1 Typed drafts (5 of 6 versions), Chapters 1-5
18 2 Typed drafts (5 of 6 versions), Chapters 6-9 (incomplete)
18 3 Typed drafts (6 of 6 versions), Chapters 1-6
18 4 Typed drafts (6 of 6 versions), Chapters 7-11
18 5 Typed drafts (6 of 6 versions), Chapters 11-17
18 6 Photocopy of manuscript, Chapters 1-4
18 7 Photocopy of manuscript, Chapters 6-10 (Chapter 5 missing)
18 8 Photocopy of manuscript, Chapters 11-17
19 Typed fragments w/revisions
20 1 Typed fragments w/revisions
20 2 Typed fragments w/revisions
20 3 Typed fragments w/revisions
20 4 Typed fragments w/revisions
20 5 Typed fragments w/revisions
20 6 Reviews
Deep Trouble (a.k.a. Trapped In the Attic)
Box
Folder
20 7 Typed list of title ideas
20 8 Typed draft w/layouts, Chapters 1-4
20 9 Typed draft w/layouts, Chapters 5-8
20 10 Typed draft w/layouts, Chapters 9-24
21 1 Galley proofs
21 2 Book covers
21 3 Reviews
Devil on His Trail (unpublished)
Version 1
Box
Folder
21 5 Photocopy of manuscript, Chapters 1-4
21 6 Photocopy of manuscript, Chapters 5-11 (incomplete)
21 7 Photocopy of manuscript, Chapters 1-6
21 8 Typed draft (3 versions), Chapters 1-6
22 1 Typed draft (3 versions), Chapters 7-11
22 2 Typed draft (3 versions), Chapters 6-10 (revisions at end)
22 3 Typed draft (3 versions), Chapters 1-7
22 4 Typed draft (3 versions), Chapters 8-12
23 1 Typed draft (3 versions), Chapters 1-6
23 2 Typed draft (3 versions), Chapters 7-12
Version 2
Box
Folder
23 3 Typed draft (7 versions), Chapters 5-10 (missing first 4 1/2 Chapters)
23 4 Typed draft (7 versions), Chapters 1-6 (missing first 11 pages)
23 5 Typed draft (7 versions), Chapters 7-15
24 1 Typed draft (7 versions), Chapters 1-12 (incomplete)
24 2 Typed draft (7 versions), Chapters 1-6 (incomplete)
24 3 Typed draft (7 versions), Chapters 11-15 (missing Chapters 1-10)
24 4 Typed draft (7 versions), Chapters 7-15 (missing Chapters 1-6; w/revisions at end)
25 1 Typed draft (7 versions), Chapters 1-7
25 2 Typed draft (7 versions), Chapters 8-15
25 3 Photocopy of manuscript, Chapters 1-5
25 4 Photocopy of manuscript, Chapters 6-10
25 5 Photocopy of manuscript, Chapters 11-15
26 Typed fragments with revisions
27 1 Typed fragments with revisions
27 2 Typed fragments with revisions
27 3 Typed fragments with revisions
27 4 Typed fragments with revisions
27 5 Typed fragments with revisions
27 6 Typed fragments with revisions
27 7 Typed fragments with revisions
Gentle Ben
Box
Folder
28 1 Typed draft, Chapters 1-7 (includes typed notes)
28 2 Typed draft, Chapters 8-15
28 3 Typed fragments w/revisions
30 Typed fragments w/revisions
31 1 Printer’s copy, Chapters 1-7
31 2 Printer’s copy, Chapters 8-15
31 3 Galley proofs
31 4 Galley proofs
31 5 Page proofs
31 6 Illustrations
32 1 Book cover
32 2 Reviews
32 3 Condensed version (from 4th & 5th grade reader, Medley)
32 4 Typed notes re: the writing of Gentle Ben
32 5 Gentle Ben TV-newspaper clippings
Gentle Ben II ( Claws — unfinished)
Box
Folder
32 6 Typed draft: outline, synopsis
Gloomy Gus
Box
Folder
32 7 Typed synopsis (includes handwritten notes)
32 8 Early draft
32 9 Typed draft w/synopsis
32 10 Photocopy of manuscript, Chapters 1-7
32 11 Photocopy of manuscript, Chapters 8-15
33 1 Typed fragments w/revisions
33 2 Typed fragments w/revisions
33 3 Typed fragments w/revisions
33 4 Typed fragments w/revisions
34 1 Printer’s copy, Chapters 1-6
34 2 Printer’s copy, Chapters 7-11
34 3 Printer’s copy, Chapters 12-15
34 4 Galley proofs
34 5 Book covers
34 6 Reviews
34 7 Preliminary film budget
Home Is the North
Box
Folder
35 1 Outlines
35 2 Typed fragments w/revisions (w/synopsis)
35 3 Typed fragments w/revisions
36 Typed fragments w/revisions
37 Typed fragments w/revisions
38 Typed fragments w/revisions
39 Typed fragments w/revisions
40 1 Typed fragments w/revisions
40 2 Typed fragments w/revisions
40 3 Printer’s copy, Chapters 1-5
40 4 Printer’s copy, Chapters 6-9
40 5 Printer’s copy, Chapters 10-13
41 1 Galley proofs
41 2 Galley proofs
41 3 Book cover
I was a Shanghai Cop (unpublished)
Box
Folder
42 1 Typed draft
42 2 Typed fragments with revisions
42 3 Typed fragments with revisions
42 4 Typed fragments with revisions
Kavik, the Wolf Dog
Box
Folder
43 1 Typed draft
43 2 Typed fragments w/revisions
44 1 Typed fragments w/revisions
44 2 Typed fragments w/revisions
44 3 Typed fragments w/revisions
44 4 Typed fragments w/revisions
45 1 Printer’s copy, Chapters 1-6
45 2 Printer’s copy, Chapters 7-10 (incomplete)
45 3 Galley proofs
45 4 Page proofs
45 5 Book cover
45 6 Reviews
Lemon Meringue Dog
Box
Folder
46 1 Typed draft w/revisions, Chapters 1-5
46 2 Typed draft w/revisions, Chapters 6-11
46 3 Typed draft w/revisions, Chapters 1-5
46 4 Typed draft w/revisions, Chapters 6-11
46 5 Typed fragments w/revisions
47 1 Typed fragments w/revisions
47 2 Printer’s copy, Chapters 1-5
47 3 Printer’s copy, Chapters 6-11
47 4 Page proofs
47 5 Reviews
Lure of the North (film?)
Box
Folder
48 1 Typed screen treatments
48 2 Typed screen treatments
48 3 Typed screen treatments
48 4 Correspondence 1954-1974
North to Danger
Box
Folder
48 5 Typed draft, Chapters 1-9
48 6 Typed draft, Chapters 10-18
49 1 Printer’s copy, Chapters 1-5
49 2 Printer’s copy, Chapters 6-9
49 3 Printer’s copy, Chapters 10-13
49 4 Printer’s copy, Chapters 14-18
49 5 Color separation of book cover illustration
49 6 Book cover
49 7 Reviews and condensed version
49 8 Newspaper condensed version (French)
49 9 Miscellaneous
Operation Blue Bear
Box
Folder
50 1 Correspondence 1973-1979
50 2 Misc. notes
50 3 Photocopy of manuscript
50 4 Photocopy of manuscript
50 5 Photocopy of manuscript w/revisions
51 1 Typed draft, Chapters 1-5
51 2 Typed draft, Chapters 6-8
51 3 Typed draft, Odd pages
51 4 Typed draft, Odd pages
51 5 Typed fragments
51 6 Typed fragments
52 1 Typed fragments w/revisions
52 2 Typed fragments w/revisions
52 3 Typed fragments w/revisions
52 4 Typed fragments w/revisions
52 5 Printer’s copy
53 1 Galley proofs
53 2 Zoonooz magazine
53 3 News releases
53 4 Reviews
53 5 Miscellaneous
53 6 Notes
Run Far, Run Fast
Box
Folder
53 7 Typed draft, Chapters 1-7
53 8 Typed draft, Chapters 8-14
53 9 Photocopy of manuscript, Chapters 1-6
53 10 Photocopy of manuscript, Chapters 7-14
54 1 Photocopy of manuscript Chapters 1-6
54 2 Photocopy of manuscript Chapters 7-14
54 3 Typed fragments w/revisions
54 Typed fragments w/revisions
55 1 Typed fragments w/revisions
55 2 Printer’s copy, Chapters 1-7
55 3 Printer’s copy, Chapters 8-14
55 4 Galley proofs
55 5 Book cover
55 6 Reviews
55 7 Disney contract
Runaway Stallion
Box
Folder
56 1 Typed draft, Chapters 1-6
56 2 Typed draft, Chapters 7-13
56 3 Typed fragments w/revisions
56 4 Typed fragments w/revisions
56 5 Typed fragments w/revisions
56 6 Typed fragments w/revisions
57 1 Printer’s copy, Chapters 1-6
57 2 Printer’s copy, Chapters 7-13
57 3 Galley proofs
57 4 Book cover
57 5 Reviews
Sandy and the Rock Star
Box
Folder
57 6 Photocopy of manuscript, Chapters 1-7
58 1 Photocopy of manuscript, Chapters 8-12
58 2 Typed fragments w/revisions
59 1 Typed fragments w/revisions
59 2 Printer’s copy, Chapters 1-6
59 3 Printer’s copy, Chapters 7-12
59 4 Galley proofs
59 5 Reviews
Scrub Dog of Alaska
Box
Folder
60 1 Synopsis
60 2 Typed draft, Chapters 9-14 (Chapters 1-8 missing)
60 3 Typed fragments w/revisions
61 1 Printer’s copy
61 2 Printer’s copy
61 3 Printer’s copy
62 1 Galley proofs
62 2 Typed condensed version for Boy’s Life magazine, Chapters 1-6
62 3 Typed condensed version for Boy’s Life magazine, Chapters 7-14
62 4 Tearsheets — book length (from Star Weekly)
62 5 Reviews
Silver Harvest (unpublished, a.k.a.: Don’t Ever Leave Me)
Box
Folder
63 1 Synopsis
63 2 Typed draft w/synopsis
63 3 Typed draft (Chapters 1-5 missing)
63 4 Typed draft, pp. 1- 99
63 5 Typed draft, pp. 100-161
63 6 Typed draft, pp. 1-84
63 7 Typed draft, pp. 85-127
64 1 Typed draft, pp. 1-59
64 2 Typed draft, pp. 60-132
64 3 Typed fragment
64 4 Typed fragments w/revisions
65 Typed fragments w/revisions
66 1 Typed fragments w/revisions
66 2 Typed fragments w/revisions
66 3 Typed fragments w/revisions
66 4 Typed fragments w/revisions
66 5 Typed fragments w/revisions
Year of the Black Pony (early title, Ma Was a Practical Woman)
Box
Folder
66 6 Typed draft w/synopsis
66 7 Typed draft, Chapters 1-5
67 1 Photocopy of manuscript, Chapters 6-14
67 2 Typed fragment
67 3 Typed fragments w/revisions
67 4 Typed fragments w/revisions
67 5 Typed fragments w/revisions
68 1 Printer’s copy, Chapters 1-5
68 2 Printer’s copy, Chapters 6-13
68 3 Galley proofs
68 4 Reviews
Short Stories
Box
Folder
68 5 “Don’t Confuse Me With the Facts, My Mind’s Made Up.” Typed draft
68 6 “Fair Weather Diver.” Typed draft
68 7 “Frontier Woman.” Typed drafts (2)
68 8 “Frontier Woman.” Typed drafts
68 9 “Marooned Off Valdez.” Typed draft
68 10 “More Than a Tree.” Corrected typed draft; tearsheet from Northwest magazine, Vol. 23 no. 19 1988
68 11 “Secret of the Wreck.” Tearsheet from This Week magazine 1947
Miscellaneous Short Stories
Box
Folder
69 1 Unidentified notes
69 2 Untitled. Typed draft
Manuscripts by Other Authors
Short Stories
Box
Folder
69 3 Graham, David. “Flight of a Canadian.” Photocopy of manuscript
69 4 Hodge, Z.M. “My Friends the Scott Twins.” Photocopy of manuscript (handwritten)
69 5 May, Nathan. “Runaway.” Photocopy of manuscript (handwritten) Untitled “. . . There Once Was a Boy.” Photocopy of manuscript (handwritten)
69 6 Rech, Vali. “Gold.” Photocopy of manuscript
69 7 Tobias, Michael. “The Young Riders.” Original manuscript (handwritten)
Television Scripts
Box
Folder
69 8 Shadburne, Susan. Ghostwriter. Synopsis and photocopy of manuscript
Miscellaneous
Box
Folder
69 9 Rowe Teen Talent, 1964-65 (collection of stories and poems by students). Photocopy of manuscript
Poems
Box
Folder
69 10 Morgan, George. “Walt Morey, the Storey Teller.” Ink, hand illustrated in pencil; Prather, Sam (SWP). “But Papa, It’s Only Six Hours, By Plane.” Photocopy; Unidentified. “You’re In Oregon, My Friend.” Typed draft
Speeches (Morey)
Box
Folder
69 11 Titled
69 12 Untitled
69 13 Speeches (other)
Tearsheets
Box
Folder
69 14 Morey publicity
70 1 Morey publicity
70 2 Morey publicity
70 3 Morey publicity
70 4 Tearsheet photocopies
70 5 Tearsheets, Morey stories. Secret of the Wreck (also French version)
70 6 Other authors’ stories. Robert Ormond Case, Don James, John Hawkins, Ernest Haycox, Alfred Swift, I.A.R. Wylie
70 7 Miscellaneous

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Series IV:  Magazines
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
71 1 Adventure, Vol. 101, no. 1 May 1939
71 1 Adventure, Vol. 127, no. 6 April 1954
71 2 Alaska, Vol. 33, no. 8 August 1967
71 2 Alaska, Vol. 36, no. 5 May 1970
71 2 Alaska; Vol. 37, no. 8 August 1970
71 2 Alaska, Vol. 46, no. 3 March 1980
71 2 Alaska, Vol. 47, no. 11 November 1981
71 3 The Alaska Sportsman, Vol. 18, no. 4 April 1952
71 3 The Alaska Sportsman, Vol. 22, no. 3 March 1956
71 4 The American Legion Magazine, Vol. 49, no. 5 November 1950
71 4 Argosy, Vol. 310, no. 5 September 1941
71 4 Argosy, Vol. 331, no. 3 September 1950
71 4 Argosy, Vol. 332, no. 1 January 1951
72 1 The Beaver Autumn 1968
72 1 The Beaver Winter 1969
72 1 The Beaver Summer 1969
72 2 Best Sport, Vol. 1, no. 5 February 1938
72 2 Blue Book, Vol. 88, no. 5 March 1945
72 3 Boy’s Life July 1968
72 3 Boy’s Life May 1969
72 3 Boy’s Life June 1969
72 3 Boy’s Life January 1971
72 3 Boy’s Life January 1972
72 4 Cavalier For Men, Vol. 1, no. 8 October 1953
72 4 Complete Sports January 1939
72 4 Cosmopolitan, Vol. 159, no. 6 August 1982
72 4 Dial, Vol. 7, no. 10 October 1986
73 1 Fifteen Sports Stories, Vol. 2, no. 1 June 1948
73 1 Fight Stories, Vol. 8, no. 10 Fall 1947
73 2 Fishing Year Book, No. 3 1952
73 2 Friends, No. 3 November 1966
73 3 Junior Historical Journal, Vol. 6, no. 2 November 1945
73 3 Kid Care, Vol. 1, no. 4 Winter 1988
73 3 Knockout, Vol. 2, no. 1 September 1937-October 1937
73 4 Mad Magazine, No. 122 October 1968
73 4 Marriage & Family Living, Vol. 61, no. 6 December 1979
73 4 Masked Rider Western, Vol. 26, no. 2 August 1948
73 5 Master Detective, Vol. 42, no. 6 August 1950
73 5 Men, Vol. 1, no. 1 March 1952
73 6 The National Police Gazette, Vol. 173, no. 8 August 1960
73 6 Northwest, Vol. 26, no. 20 Marcy 11, 1984
73 6 Northwest, Vol. 29, no. 29 December 9, 1990
73 6 Oregon Farmer, Vol. 93, no. 7 April 2, 1970
73 6 Oregon Magazine, Vol. 12, no. 12 February 1982
74 1 Outdoor Life, Vol. 140, no. 5 November 1967
74 1 Outdoor Life, Vol. 142, no. 2 August 1968
74 2 The Progressive Farmer, Vol. 93, no. 7 February 1950
74 3 Publishers Weekly, Vol. 211, no. 19 May 9, 1977
74 3 Publishers Weekly, Vol. 213, no. 17 April 24, 1978
74 3 Publishers Weekly, Vol. 215, no. 9 February 26, 1979
74 2 Publishers Weekly, Vol. 215, no. 12 March 19, 1979
74 2 Publishers Weekly, Vol. 227, no. 4 January 25, 1985
74 5 Real, Vol. 1, no. 3 December 1952
74 5 Saga, Vol. 1, no. 1 September 1950
74 5 Saga, Vol. 1, no. 6 February 1951
75 1 Short Story, Vol. 194, no. 1 January 10, 1946
75 2 Short Story, Vol. 200, no. 4 May 25, 1947
75 2 Short Story, Vol. 201, no. 5 September 10, 1947
75 3 Sports Action, Vol. 1, no. 3 June 1938
75 3 Sports Action, Vol. 1, no. 4 September 1938
75 4 Sports Afield, Vol. 159, no. 6 June 1968
75 5 Sports Story Magazine, Vol. 60, no. 5 September 1, 1938
75 5 Star Weekly May 4, 1968
76 1 Sunset, Vol. 119, no. 2 August 1957
76 1 Sunset, Vol. 122, no. 1 January 1959
76 2 Texas Rangers, Vol. 32, no. 1 September 1948
76 2 Texas Rangers, Vol. 35, no. 2 July 1949
76 3 Thrilling Adventure, Vol. 29, no. 3 May 1939
76 4 Thrilling Detective, Vol. 58, no. 3 October 1946
76 5 TV Guide, Vol. 27, no. 46 November 17, 1979
76 5 TV Guide, Vol. 23, no. 3 January 19, 1980
76 5 TV Guide, Vol. 28, no. 16 April 19, 1980
76 6 Writer’s Digest September 1984

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Series V:  Comic Books
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
77 1 Ivan Tors’ Gentle Ben, No. 1 (Japanese language activity book) February 1968
77 1 Ivan Tors’ Gentle Ben, No. 2 (Japanese language activity book) January 19, 1980
77 1 Ivan Tors’ Gentle Ben, No. 3 (Japanese language activity book) August 1968
77 1 Ivan Tors’ Gentle Ben, No. 4 (Japanese language activity book) November 1968
77 1 Ivan Tors’ Gentle Ben, No. 5 (Japanese language activity book) October 1969

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Series VI:  Morey Book Lists
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
77 2 “E.P. Dutton Books for School Libraries” list: 1972; 1982-88; “Dutton News About Books and Authors” (news sheets); Dutton list of Morey’s books for young adults; “Caxton Books for 1969”; “Reading with Walt Morey” (description of tape/video cassettes) 1969-1988
Publicity
Box
Folder
77 3 Material sent to fans: “Walt’s ‘Bear’ Facts”; Short biography; Book list — Morey (2); Book mark
77 4 Programs
77 5 Autograph session publicity
77 6 Children’s book recommendations; “A Cache of Alaska Reading”; “The Calendar”; “Katherine McCanna Book Counselor” newsletter. 1972; undated; “Washington State Authors.” 1969; “Welcome Gifts”; “Winter & Spring Promotion Report” 1969-1972
77 7 Awards material
77 8 Writer’s Club material
77 9 Proclamations, Greetings & Announcements of Walt Morey Week
77 10 Color photograph — photocopies (2)
77 11 Miscellaneous
77 12 Miscellaneous
77 13 Miscellaneous
77 14 Miscellaneous

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Series VII:  Personal Material
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
78 1 Royalty reports from North to Danger
78 2 Statements and receipts; Financial record journal
78 3 Personal material 1946-1950
78 4 Personal material 1951-1955 1956-1961
78 5 Personal material 1965-1970 1968-1970
78 6 Graduation certificates and announcements
Braille Title Pages
Box
Folder
79 1 Angry Waters, Canyon Winter, Deep Trouble, Gentle Ben, Gloomy Gus, Home Is the North, The Lemon Meringue Dog, North to Danger (plus 2 pp. Morey acknowledgments), Operation Blue Bear, Run Far Run Fast, Runaway Stallion, Scrub Dog of Alaska 1972
Newspaper Articles Re: Morey
Box
Folder
79 1 Newspapers containing Morey articles
79 2 Newspapers containing Morey articles
79 3 Newspapers containing Morey articles
79 4 Newspapers containing Morey articles
79 5 Newspapers containing Morey articles
79 6 Newspapers containing Morey articles
79 7 Newspapers containing Morey articles
79 8 Newspapers containing Morey articles
80 1 Miscellaneous newspaper articles
80 2 Miscellaneous newspaper articles
80 3 Miscellaneous newspaper articles
80 4 Miscellaneous newspaper articles
80 5 Miscellaneous newspaper articles
80 6 iscellaneous newspaper articles

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Series VIII:  Class Projects
Container(s)
Description
Box
Folder
81 1 Angry Waters
81 2 Canyon Winter
81 3 Gentle Ben
81 4 Gloomy Gus
81 5 Kavik, the Wolf Dog
81 6 Runaway Stallion
82 1 Scrub Dog of Alaska
82 2 Scrub Dog of Alaska
82 3 Scrub Dog of Alaska
82 4 Mixed illustrations (single “books” w/illustrations from various stories)
82 5 Mixed illustrations (single “books” w/illustrations from various stories)
83 1 Mixed illustrations (scrapbook)
83 2 Misc. story illustrations (unknown Morey titles)
83 3 Miscellaneous
83 4 Miscellaneous

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Series IX:  Miscellaneous
Container(s)
Description
Box
84 Scrapbooks, No. 1-7
85 Scrapbooks, No. 8-9
86 Scrapbooks, No. 10-11
87 Award plaques, trophy
88 Realia - Angry Waters; Small cloth sheet with drawn scene from book; Gentle Ben; Hand puppet; engraved cricket bat (ornamental); bear statuette; bear ashtray; Video cassettes; “Walt Morey on Creative Writing”; Walt Morey “Life of the Writer”; “Reading with Walt Morey”; Audiotapes; “Happy Birthday Walt Morey” (2/3/72); Blue Bear; Blue Bear #2; Blue Bear Tevelson (9/19/73); Oregon Public Broadcasting: Golden Hours, Walt Morey, Bob Griggs (6/18/91); PNWC Special Achievement award to Morey; KBOO Series — Portland; “Between the Covers” 1/7/85 (Walt Morey and Don James interview); KWFF Portland: Copy of interview of Morey, magnetic tape (8/31/69); SC1Pictorials — misc.; Pkg. 1 Oil painting — “Gentle Ben,” R. Mowery. 1967; Pkg. 2 “Gentle Ben” cricket bat

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Series X:  Free-Standing Volumes
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Morey novels
Volume
1 Angry Waters. New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc. 1969
2 Canyon Winter. New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc. 1972
3 Death Walk. Hillsboro, OR: Blue Heron Publishing Inc. 1991
4 Deep Trouble. New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc. 1971
5 Gentle Ben. New York: E.P. Dutton 1965
6 Gloomy Gus. New York: E.P. Dutton 1970
7 Home is the North. New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc. 1967
8 Kavik the Wolf Dog. New York: E.P. Dutton 1968
9 The Lemon Meringue Dog. New York: E.P. Dutton 1980
10 Operation Blue Bear. New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc. 1975
11 Run Far Run Fast. New York: E.P. Dutton 1973
12 Runaway Stallion. New York: E.P. Dutton 1973
13 Sandy and the Rock Star. New York: E.P. Dutton 1979
14 Scrub Dog of Alaska. New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc. 1971
15 Year of the Black Pony. New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc. 1976
Foreign translations of Morey novels
Volume
16 Angry Waters. Surrey, England: Love & Malcomoon, Ltd. 1969
17 L’Annee ou J’ai eu Mon Poney. ( Year of the Black Pony). Paris: Libraire Hachette 1977
18 The Bear of Friday Creek. (British version of Gloomy Gus). London: J.M. Dent & Sons Limited 1971
19 Le Grand Ours et L’Enfant. ( Gloomy Gus). Paris: Libraire Hachette 1968
20 Gentle Ben. (Japanese translation) 1965
21 Ein Jung und ein Bar. ( Gloomy Gus). Stuttgart: Albert Muller Verlag 1974
22 Kavik, Chien de Traineau. ( Kavik the Wolf Dog). Paris: Libraire Hachette 1977
23 Kavik the Wolf Dog. (Japanese translation). Tokyo: Kaigai Hyoron Sha 1968
24 Losgebroken Hengst. ( Runaway Stallion). Haarlem: J.H. Goltmer 1975
25 Le Revolte de L’Alaska. ( Home is the North). Paris: Libraire Hachette 1969
26 Sever, Muj Domov. ( Home is the North). Albatross 1973
27 Le Vainqueur des Grands Fonds. ( Deep Trouble). Paris: Libraire Hacetee 1974
28 Vaki, Varghunden. ( Kavik the Wolf Dog). Bokfurlag: B. Wahlstroms 1973
29 Year of the Black Pony. (British version). London: Wm. Collins’ Sons & Co., Ltd. undated
Collections of stories (translated to Japanese)
Volume
30a Hoyd Jones, Buster. The Animals Came in One by One. Tokyo: Martin Seeker & Warburg, Ltd. 1966
30b Morey, Walt. Kavik the Wolf Dog. Tokyo: New York and Kern Associates 1968
31a Corbett, Jim. Man Eaters of Kumaon 1947
31b Murphy, Robert. Peregrine Falcon. Tokyo: Tuttle-Mori Agency, Inc. 1963
31c Morey, Walt. Home is the North. Sagamihara, Japan: Kern Associates 1967
Other
Volume
32 Walker, John. Alaska Wildlife. Portland, OR: Graphic Arts Center Publishing Company
33 Booth, David. Brown is the Back of a Toad. Ontario: Longman Canada Limited 1974
34 Fiddler, Jean. Gentle Ben and the Pesky Puppy. Western Publishing Co., Inc. 1969
35 Fiddler, Jean. Gentle Ben and the Pesky Puppy. Western Publishing Co., Inc. 1969
36 Jenny, Bob. Gentle Ben Coloring Book. Western Publishing Co., Inc. 1968
37 Gentle Ben Sticker Book. Racine, WA: Whitman Publishing Division 1969
38 Gentle Ben Sticker Book. Racine, WA: Whitman Publishing Division 1969
39 Nakamora, Joyce, ed. Something About the Author. Vol. 9. Detroit: Gale Research, Inc. 1990

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Series XI:  Photographs (PH235), not yet assigned
3.0 linear feet
Morey, Walt
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
1 Prints: Morey, friends & family, 1900 family album
2 Prints: Morey publicity & events
3 Prints: Alaska, vintage postcards
4 Prints: Morey, publicity, wildlife; negatives
5 Oversize prints, Gentle Ben transparency

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Subjects

  • Personal Names :
  • Lenniger, August
  • Morey, Walt--Archives
  • Corporate Names :
  • E.P. Dutton (Firm)
  • Lenniger Literary Agency
  • Subject Terms :
  • Children's literature
    • Form or Genre Terms :
    • Manuscripts for publication

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