Olive Constant Dougan was an author of children's literature
and poet who lived and worked in the United Kingdom and in Southern California. The
collection at Scripps College contains the author's personal correspondence,
manuscripts, newspaper clippings, magazine articles, photographs, drawings by the
author, and ephemera. The materials in the collection range from 1915 to 2005, with
the bulk of the collection dating from 1920 to 1963.
Olive Constant Dougan was born Olive Constant McMicken on September 1, 1904, in North
London. She was the eldest of four children. Her mother was Welsh and her father was
Scottish but of English birth. Dougan went on to take a degree at the University of
London School of Librarianship in 1926. Three years later, she married Robert Ormes
3.58 linear feet
(8 archives boxes)
All requests for permission to publish must be submitted in writing to Denison
Collection open for research.