Guide to the Lillian Estelle Fisher papers, 1892-1981 (bulk 1940-1970)

Processed by Steve Sturgeon and Linda Jordan; additions by Jose Refugio de la Torre
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Guide to the Lillian Estelle Fisher papers, 1892-1981 (bulk 1940-1970)

Collection number: BANC MSS 85/44 c

The Bancroft Library



University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, California

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Processed by:
Steve Sturgeon and Linda Jordan; additions by Jose Refugio de la Torre
Date Completed:
September 1993; additions, September 2001
Encoded by:
Xiuzhi Zhou
© 2002 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Collection Summary

Collection Title: Lillian Estelle Fisher Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1892-1981 (bulk 1940-1970)
Collection Number: BANC MSS 85/44 c
Creator: Fisher, Lillian Estelle, 1891-
Extent: 5 cartons (6.25 linear ft.)
Repository: The Bancroft Library.
Berkeley, California 94720-6000
Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Abstract: 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.
Languages Represented: English

Information for Researchers

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

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.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Lillian Estelle Fisher papers, BANC MSS 85/44 c, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Related Collections

Title: Lillian Estelle Fisher Research Materials Relating to Mexico, 1941,
Identifier/Call Number: BANC MSS 99/386 m

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

The Lillian Estelle Fisher Papers were given to The Bancroft Library by Dr. Fisher in September 1969, with additions made in June and October of 1984.

Biography

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.

Scope and Content

The Lillian Estelle Fisher Papers consist primarily of her drafts of two books on the history of Mexico by Herbert Ingram Priestley, which were completed by Dr. Fisher, as well as the research files for her scholarly writings regarding Latin American history and society. Also includes her biographical writings and works of fiction, as well as letters written by Dr. Fisher to her mother and others, particularly during a trip to Spain in 1929, and miscellaneous personal papers, including awards, notebooks, and a scrapbook of clippings and letters.

Container List

 

Series 1: Writings, ca. 1940s-1970.

 

Non-Fiction

 

Agrarianism in Mexico

Ctn. 1, folder 1-9

Early drafts of "Agrarianism in Mexico," [ca. 1940]

folder 10-16

Late 1940's version of "Agrarianism in Mexico"

folder 17-22

Priestley and Fisher's "Agrarianism in Mexico," [1970]

 

History of Mexico [untitled]

Ctn. 2, folder 1-20

Drafts of Priestley and Fisher's book on History of Mexico

Ctn. 3, folder 1-13

Drafts of Priestley and Fisher's book on History of Mexico

folder 14-15

H. I. Priestley's notes on transportation in Mexico

folder 16

H. I. Priestley's notes on Mexico

folder 17

H. I. Priestley's notes on mining in Mexico

folder 18

H. I. Priestley's notes on education in Mexico

folder 19

H. I. Priestley's notes on Mexican oil

folder 20-22

H. I. Priestley's notes on transportation in Mexico

folder 23

Notes on book on History of Mexico

folder 24

Copy of W. J. Brandt's "The railroad invasion of Mexico"

folder 25

Dolores Lawson's report on summer work in Mexico, [1940]

folder 26

Transcript of an interview with Gen. Aurelio Blanquet, 1918

folder 27

Transcript of a decree of January 6, 1915 on land in Mexico

folder 28

Transcript of a translation of Villaroel's "Political ills"

 

Miscellaneous Notes

Ctn. 4, folder 1-5

H. I. Priestley's lectures on "The History of American Diplomacy"

folder 6-8

Materials related to South America

folder 9

Drawings and Maps of South America

 

Biography

Ctn. 4, folder 10-14

"A Comanche Constitutionalist"

folder 15

Biographies of Tupac Amaru and Abad y Queipo

 

Fiction

folder 16-21

"Fire of Freedom"

Ctn. 5, folder 1-2

"Flames across the Andes"

folder 3-4

"Lazy Newt"

folder 5-7

"New Horizons"

folder 8-9

"Unwelcome Gate Crasher"

folder 10-12

"Wondrous things"

 

Series 2: Personal Papers, 1892-1981.

Ctn. 5, folder 13

Notebooks

folder 14-15

Clippings scrapbook, awards,and personal papers

folder 16

Correspondence

folder 17

Materials related to the National Woman's Party