Register of the Pease (Howard) Papers, 1907-1973

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University of the Pacific. All rights reserved.



Register of the Pease (Howard) Papers, 1907-1973

Collection number: Mss49

Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections

University Library

University of the Pacific

Contact Information

  • Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
  • University Library, University of the Pacific
  • Stockton, CA 95211
  • Phone: (209) 946-2404
  • Fax: (209) 946-2810
  • URL: http://www.pacific.edu/Library/Find/Holt-Atherton-Special-Collections.html
Processed by:
Holt Atherton staff; rev. by Don Walker
Date Completed:
1998
Encoded by:
Don Walker
© 1998 University of the Pacific. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Pease (Howard) Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1907-1973
Collection number: Mss49
Creator: Howard Pease
Extent: 5 linear ft.
Repository: University of the Pacific. Library. Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
Stockton, CA 95211
Shelf location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Pease (Howard) Papers, Mss49, Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library

Access Points

personal name

Pease (Howard) (1894-1974)

subject

World War, 1914-1918

subject

Authors, American -California

subject

Children's literature, American -California

subject

Detective and mystery stories, American -Juvenile literature

Biography

Born in Stockton (Calif.) on September 6, 1894, Howard Pease began his writing career with a story written in 1907 while he was in the sixth grade. After graduating from Stanford University and working for a time as a merchant seaman, Pease published his first story in the June 1921 issue of "American Boy." His first published novel, "The Tattooed Man" (1926), was followed by twenty-one others. During most of his career Pease also taught high school English. He resided in the Bay Area until his death (1974). For additional data see: Jennings, Shirley May, "A study of the genesis of the twenty-two published children's novels, by Howard Pease," (unpublished doctoral dissertation, UOP, 1969).

Scope and Content

Included in the Howard Pease Papers are drafts of some of his published novels, short stories and newspaper articles as well as correspondence from family, friends, fans and business associates. The collection also contains memorabilia, including awards, reviews, photographs and diplomas.

CONTAINER LIST

 

Box 1: CORRESPONDENCE, A-M

 

1.1 (A) [associations, personal], 1945-64.

 

1.2 (B) [business, criticism of student work, personal], 1944-1964.

 

1.3 (C) [personal, business], 1958-1964.

 

1.4 (C-2) [business, ms. from student dealing with William Henry Harrison at Tippecanoe], 1944-55.

 

1.5 (D) [business, school reunion, personal], 1950-1963.

 

1.6 (E) [business, students], 1959-60.

 

1.7 (F) [students], 1939-1960.

 

1.8 (G) [students, business, thank-you notes, personal], 1951-1961.

 

1.9 (H) [business, personal, fan mail], 1948-1963.

 

1.10 (I) [personal], 1964.

 

1.11 (J) [business, personal], 1944-1960.

 

1.12 (K) [personal, business, copies], 1941-1961.

 

1.13 (L) [business], 1942-1952.

 

1.14 (M) [personal, business], 1939-1942.

 

1.15 (Mc) [personal, business], 1960.

 

Box 2: CORRESPONDENCE, N-Z

 

2.1 (N) [business], 1950-1954.

 

2.2 (O) [personal, business], 1957-1964.

 

2.3 (P-1) [personal from son, Philip Pease], 1958-1960.

 

2.4 (P-2) [personal from mother and son], 1944-1959.

 

2.5 (P-3) [personal from son, business], 1950-1964.

 

2.6 (P-4) [personal to son], 1959-1966.

 

2.7 (R) [business, fan-mail], 1954-1961.

 

2.8 (S-1) [business, fan-mail], 1954-1960.

 

2.9 (S-2) [business, fan-mail]

 

2.10 (T) [accident report], 1952.

 

2.11 (U) [business], 1954.

 

2.12 (V) [business, fan-mail], 1942-1945.

 

2.13 (W-1) [personal, business and fan-mail], 1946-1964.

 

2.14 (W-2) [personal], 1940-1957.

 

2.15 "Xerox these" [Pease letters, personal]

 

Box 3: SCHOOLS CORRESPONDENCE, 1942-1965

 

3.1 School departments, #1, 1942-1961 [with school boards, etc. about speeches.]

 

3.2 School departments, #2, 1962-1964 [with school boards, etc., about speeches.]

 

3.3 Elementary schools, 1942-1964 [with elementary school personnel about speeches.]

 

3.4 Elementary schools [from elementary school children], 1957-1960.

 

3.5 Elementary schools #2 [from elementary school children], 1954-1965.

 

3.6 Elementary schools #3 [from elementary school children], 195?-1965.

 

3.7 Elementary schools #4 [from elementary school children], 1958-1965.

 

3.8 Junior High Schools #1[wirh Jr. High Schools about speeches], 1943-1958.

 

3.9 Junior High Schools #2[with Jr. High Schools about speeches], 1943-1948.

 

3.10 Junior High Schools #3 [with Jr. High Schools about speeches], 1940-1946.

 

3.11 Junior High Schools #4 [with Jr. High Schools about speeches], 1941-1948.

 

3.12 High Schools #1 [with high school staff about speeches], 1948-1961.

 

3.13 High Schools #2 [with High School staff about speeches], 1940-1963.

 

3.14 Universities and Colleges #1 [with universities & colleges about speeches], 1941- 1964.

 

3.15 Universities and Colleges #2 [with universities & colleges about speeches], 1939- 1962.

 

Box 4: LIBRARIES & PUBLISHERS CORRESPONDENCE, 1921-1965

 

4.1 Libraries #1 [concerning speeches]

 

4.2 Libraries #2 [concerning speeches]

 

4.3 Libraries #3 [concerning speeches]

 

4.4 Libraries #4 [concerning speeches], 1941-1963.

 

4.5 Libraries #5 [marked "from file marked libraries to be xeroxed"]

 

4.6 Publishers #1[concerning books by Pease], 1921-1959.

 

4.7 Publishers #2[concerning books by Pease], 1938-1961.

 

4.8 Publishers #3a [concerning books by Pease], 1940-1966.

 

4.9 Publishers #3b [xerox copies, file marked: "with publishers, file 3, to be xeroxed"]

 

4.10 Publishers #4 [concering books by Pease], 1938-1965

 

4.11 Publishers #5 [marked "xerox, to be xeroxed, file under publishers "]

 

4.12 Contacts - [with publishers]

 

Box 5: FAN MAIL & MISCELLANY

 

5.1 Fan-Mail #1

 

5.2 Fan-Mail #2

 

5.3 Fan-Mail - Miscellaneous

 

5.4 Correspondence - unfiled. Elementary, Jr. High, High School, University, Library.

 

5.5 Miscellaneous - newspaper clippings, letters, etc.

 

5.6 Tax receipts and papers - 1946

 

5.7 Dog papers, AKC correspondence

 

5.8 Biographical (incl. gravestone photo)

 

5.9 Reviews of books, essays and articles by Pease

 

5.10 Newspaper interviews with Pease

 

5.11 Items about teaching

 

Box 6: WRITINGS

 

6.1 Newspaper articles by Pease, 1957.

 

6.2 Composition book - "Books I have read," by Pease

 

6.3 "Mystery on Telegraph Hill"

 

6.4 "Turn Back? Never!" by Pease, 6th grade (1907)

 

6.5 "The Darkened Room" #1

 

6.6 "The Darkened Room" #2

 

6.7 "What would You Do"- Ethics for Jr. High

 

6.8 "The Literary Life"

 

6.9 "Chapter 10, Bound from Singapore"

 

6.10 "The Beggars are coming to Town" Ch. 8 "River Town", Ch. 7 "Echoes Reach a Wanderer"6.11 " How to Read Fiction"

 

6.11 "Little Francois and Barbe Bleue"

 

6.12 "The Canvasry in the Bled"; "The Writer and the Reader"; "West Coast Evacuees"; "Why Children's Books?" by Lavinia R. Davis; " On the Function of Literature"; "Young People's Books Are Growing Up Too."

 

6.13 "Beggar At the Gate"; " Man Overboard!"

 

6.14 "How to Read Fiction"

 

Box 7: WRITINGS: "THE TATOOED MAN" & "Writing in Depth"

 

7.1"The Tattooed Man" - Part 1, "The Ocean Tramp"

 

7.2"The Tattooed Man" - Part 2, "The Fight in the Forecastle"

 

7.3 "The Tattooed Man" - Part 2 "The Fight in the Forecastle"

 

7.4 "The Tattooed Man" - Part 3 " On the Trail of Neil Moran"

 

7.5 "The Tattooed Man" - Part 3 " On the Trail of Neil Moran"

 

7.6 "Three Revision of Last Chapt. Extra revision of Chapt. VI, Part IV"

 

7.7 "Writing in Depth: Specifics of the Craft of Fiction"

 

Box 8: WRITINGS: CLIPPINGS

 

8.1a Newspaper clippings

 

8.1b Newspaper clippings

 

8.2 Newspaper clippings "Pease's Students"

 

8.3 Assorted Books on Childrens Literature

 

8.4 Assorted notes, clippings, correspondence marked "file c-3"

 

Box 9: WRITINGS: PEASE IN EUROPEAN LANGUAGES

 

9.1 "The Black Tanker," story by Pease, Jan. 1941, "American Boy"

 

9.2 "The Black Tanker," story by Pease, Feb. 1941, "American Boy"

 

9.3 "The Black Tanker," story by Pease, Mar.1941, "American Boy"

 

9.4 "Il Valico Avveturoso" Italian print of book

 

9.5 "Du Vent Dans les Cordayes" Belgian Print

 

9.6 "Nach Singapur" - German

 

9.7 "Navfragio" Spanish

 

9.8 "PaaVej Til Tahiti" - Dutch

 

9.9 "The Black Tanker"

 

9.10 "Tankbaden, Zamboras," Sidste Rejse - Dutch

 

9.11 "Quand Less Sirenes Muqissent..." French

 

9.12 "The Gypsy Caravan"

 

9.13 "The Moved Outers" by Florence Cranell Means

 

Box 10: MEMORABILIA

 

10.1 Proclamation to Howard Pease by the city of Palo Alto

 

10.2 Certificate of appreciation from Young Readers of Palo Alto, 1961

 

10.3 Album of Photos from France - WWI

 

10.4 "A Course of Study in Literature"

 

10.5 Diploma from Stockton High School

 

10.6 Diploma from Leland Stanford, Jr. University

 

10.7 "The Junior Chatterbox" - June 1907 El Dorado School

 

10.8 Commonwealth Club of California Medallion

 

10.9 Boys Clubs of America Junior Book Award "Heart of Danger" by H. Pease (1948)

 

10.10 Record Book (p5-25,83-223 undated, p.47-78 June 26, 1926- July 9,?

 

10.11 "The Junior Chatterbox" (June 1907) El Dorado Jr. High, Stockton

 

10.12 Photo of Howard Pease with dachshund and 10 other photos

 

10.13 Award from Children's Book Committee of Child Study Assn. of America for "Heart of Danger" by Howard Pease (1946)

 

10.14 "Meet the Author" program announcement, April, 25- May 23, 1957.

 

10.15 Newspaper clippings, "Your Family Origin, Pease"

 

Box 11: TAPES [all tapes reel-to-reel, 5" reels]

 

11.1: HP, Dewey Chambers, Shirley Jennings & Blanche Ensign [HP's Scty.] (11-2-67); side two: Interview of HP (11-10-67) [incl. "Gypsy Caravan" & "Tattooed Man"]

 

11.2: HP 4 interviews w/ Shirley Jennings (11-14, 16, 18, 21-67)

 

11.3: HP interviewed by Shirley Jennings (11-24-67)

 

11.4: HP "first session, Pease & Jennings" (n.d.)

 

11.5: HP Lecture: "The Creative Process" (2-21-67)

 

Box 12: SCRAPBOOKS & MEMORABILIA

 

12.1 "American Boy" (June 1922) [1st published story by Pease]

 

12.2 "American Boy" (August 1936) [articles by Pease under pen name Paul Stockton]

 

12.3 "American Boy" (October 1935)

 

12.4 Oversize scrapbook, v.1 (1939-1947)

 

12.5 Black Scrapbook (1944-1953)

 

12.6 Wooden Scrapbook: "Howard Pease Club, Stockton Ca. 1939, El Dorado School"