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Guide to the Lillian Estelle Fisher papers, 1892-1981 (bulk 1940-1970)
BANC MSS 85/44 c  
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Description
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.
Background
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.
Extent
5 cartons (6.25 linear ft.)
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Availability
Collection is open for research.