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Emerson N. Matson Papers

Identifier: CLRC-801

Scope and Contents

The Emerson N. Matson papers contain typescripts, correspondence, and notes related to the publication of Longhouse Legends, a collection of Native American folklore from the Pacific Northwest, written by Emerson N. Matson and published in 1968.


  • 1967 - 1968


Conditions Governing Access

Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

Author Emerson N(els) Matson was born May 23, 1926, in Seattle, Wash. He attended the University of Washington and Metropolitan Business College. In addition to writing, he worked as a department store buyer and merchandiser, broadcaster, editor, and vice-president of a marketing and public relations firm. His first book, Longhouse Legends, was published in 1968. Prior to his death Matson lived in Tacoma, Washington.

Biographical Source: "Emerson N(els) Matson (1926-)." Something About the Author. Vol. 12. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1977.


1 folder

Language of Materials



The collection contains written production material related to one juvenile book of Pacific Northwest Native American folklore, written by Emerson N. Matson.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Emerson N. Matson.

Emerson N. Matson Papers, 1967-1968
Jim Eyer
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Revision Statements

  • May 2018: Collection reprocessed and finding aid updated by Caitlin Marineau

Collecting Area Details

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