Consists primarily of research manuscripts for Fisher's scholarly writings regarding Latin American history and society, as
well as manuscripts for her works of fiction. In addition, the collection contains letters written by Fisher to her mother
and others, particularly during a trip to Spain in 1929; and miscellaneous personal papers, including awards, notebooks; personal
papers, and a scrapbook of clippings and letters.
Includes typescript of Fisher's book Agrarianism in Mexico, submitted for publication in 1970, with letter from the University
of Oklahoma Press; and reprint of an article by Philip Ainsworth Means titled The rebellion of Tupac-Amaru II.
Lillian Estelle Fisher was born May 1, 1891 in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania. She attended Susquehanna University, and after graduation
taught at a Methodist Normal School for Girls in Puebla, Mexico. Fisher received degrees from the University of Southern California
and the University of California, Berkeley, and taught at the Oklahoma College for Women for 15 years. An academic historian
who specialized in Latin America, Dr. Fisher wrote approximately a dozen books on Latin American history. She also completed
several books on Mexican history begun by Herbert Ingram Priestley, a professor at Berkeley, before his death in 1944. Following
her retirement to Berkeley, Calif., she also wrote several novels which were never published.
5 cartons (6.25 linear ft.)
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Collection is open for research.