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Inventory of the Harriet Mills McKay papers
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Box: 1-3

Manuscripts, circa 1942-1944, 1994, undated.

Scope and Content Note

Contains notes and drafts of McKay's memoirs "Black Island" and "No Conqueror Comes." Her notes and fragments of the drafts are handwritten, while the majority of manuscript drafts are typewritten or copies. Included are copies of the manuscript drafts written by Evelyn Burchfield, "Twenty-Five Years with the Filipinos," and Mary McKay Maynard, "War Story."

Arrangement

Arranged in four groups: Black Island Materials, No Conqueror Comes Materials, Additional Manuscripts, and Fragments.
 

"Black Island" Materials, circa 1944 undated

Box/Folder: 1 : 1-2

Draft of "Black Island," circa 1944

Box/Folder: 1 : 3-4

Draft of Black Island (photocopy), undated

Box/Folder: 1 : 5-6

Draft and notes of "Black Island," circa 1944

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"No Conqueror Comes" materials, circa 1944

Box/Folder: 1 : 7-9

Draft of "No Conqueror Comes," circa 1944

Box/Folder: 1 : 10

Draft of "No Conqueror Comes," circa 1944

Box/Folder: 2 : 1-2

Third Draft of "No Conqueror Comes," circa 1944

Box/Folder: 2 : 3-5

Draft of "No Conqueror Comes," circa 1944

Box/Folder: 2 : 6-8

Final Draft of "No Conqueror Comes," circa 1944

Box/Folder: 3 : 1-3

Final Draft (carbon copy) of "No Conqueror Comes," circa 1944

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Additional Manuscripts, 1994 undated

Box/Folder: 3 : 4-5

Evelyn Burchfield Manuscript (photocopy), undated

Box/Folder: 3 : 6-8

"War Story" by Mary Maynard, 1994

Scope and Content Note

Includes handwritten account by her brother, Robert McKay, on his liberation from Bilibid internment camp.
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Fragment Materials, circa 1942, undated

Box/Folder: 3 : 9

Draft and poetry, undated

Box/Folder: 4 : 1

Draft and notes, undated

Box/Folder: 4 : 2

Background documents, circa 1942

Scope and Content Note

Includes photographs and newspaper clippings.
Box: 4

Diaries and Correspondence, 1937-1949

Scope and Content Note

Contains Harriet Mills McKay's diaries kept during the Japanese occupation from March 1942 through April 1943. The diaries illustrate the daily life of the McKay family in the jungle and Harriet's poetry. The correspondence is comprised of personal letters between Harriet and family in the United States, letters to publishing houses, communications between Douglas and Fred Fiegel, government letters and forms regarding the McKay family.

Arrangement

Arranged by individual or organization.
Box/Folder: 4 : 3

Harriet Mills McKay diaries, Mar. - Dec. 1942

Box/Folder: 4 : 4

Harriet Mills McKay diaries, Jan. - Apr. 1943

Box/Folder: 4 : 5

Harriet Mills McKay correspondence with publishers, 1946-1949

Box/Folder: 4 : 6

Harriet Mills McKay correspondence, 1937-1945

Box/Folder: 4 : 7-8

Douglas McKay correspondence, 1942-1944

Box/Folder: 4 : 9

U.S. and Philippine government correspondence and forms, 1942-1947

Box: 4 : 10

Incremental Material, 2009

Scope and Content Note

Contains one video recording on DVD titled "The Bob McKay Story: An American Experience in a Japanese Internment Camp, World War II Philippines." The recording of 50 minutes contains an interview interspersed with photographs, maps, and other materials. The electronic files are dated 25 February 2009. Use copy availalbe in reading room