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Helen Johnson Keyser collection of WPA Children's Books

Identifier: WUA112

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of two books (one published and one unpublished) created by Helen Johnson Keyser, probably during her time at the WPA (Works Progress Administration), circa 1935-1943. Some supporting and informational material is also included.


  • circa 1935-2015


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

Library acts as “fair use” reproduction agent.

For further information, see the section on copyright in the Regulations and Procedures of the Willamette University Archives and Special Collections.

Copyright Information: Before material from collections at Willamette University Archives and Special Collections may be quoted in print, or otherwise reproduced, in whole or in part, in any publication, permission must be obtained from (1) the owner of the physical property, and (2) the holder of the copyright. It is the particular responsibility of the researcher to obtain both sets of permission. Persons wishing to quote from materials in any collections held by University Archives and Special Collections should consult the University Archivist. Reproduction of any item must contain a complete citation to the original.

Biographical / Historical

Helen Johnson Keyser was born on July 7, 1916. She served a short stint as an artist for the Iowa Craft Project of the WPA (Works Progress Administration) before marrying Ralph E. Keyser, Jr. She had a twenty-year teaching career, mostly in special education. Keyser worked in a variety of media as an artist from oils to stained glass. She died on April 2, 2015.


0.25 Linear Feet (One flat box)


The collection includes two children's books created by Helen Johnson Keyser and information about her life.


Collection organized by size and type of material.

Physical Location

Mark O. Hatfield Library
Guide to the Helen Johnson Keyser collection of WPA Children's Books, circa 1935-2015
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Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Willamette University Archives and Special Collections Collection Descriptions

Mark O. Hatfield Library
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