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Doris Gates Papers

Identifier: CLRC-1186

Scope and Contents

The Doris Gates Papers contain typescripts, correspondence, and clippings related to the title Little Vic, a children's book about horse racing written and published by Gates in 1951.


  • Creation: 1948 - 1951


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

Doris Gates was born November 26, 1901, in Mountain View, California, and died September 3, 1987, in Carmel, California. She was a librarian, educator, and author. In 1941 she received Newbery honor for Blue Willow, which was based on her work with children of migrant workers. She has also written several textbooks, and books on Greek mythology.

Biographical Sources: Something About the Author, vols. 1, 34, 54 Something About the Author Autobiography Series, vol. 1


2 folders

Language of Materials



The collection contains written material related to one children's book by Doris Gates.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Doris Gates.

Related Materials

The bulk of Doris Gates's papers are located at the University of Oregon Libraries in Eugene, Oregon.

Doris Gates Papers, 1948-1951
Jim Eyer
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Revision Statements

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

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library