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Finding Aid for the Carey McWilliams Collection of Material About Mary Hunter Austin, 1868-1934
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Carey McWilliams Collection of Material About Mary Hunter Austin,
    Date (inclusive): 1868-1934
    Collection number: 278
    Creator: Austin, Mary Hunter, 1868-1934
    Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Mary Hunter Austin (1868-1934) was an author who published thirty-one books and many short stories, essays, and poems. The collection consists of letters, manuscripts, articles, clippings, and ephemera by and about Mary Austin. The bulk of the collection is made up of letters to Carey McWilliams and magazine and newspaper clippings.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Additional Physical Form Available

    A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Department of Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
    • Public Services Division
    • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
    • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
    • Box 951575
    • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
    • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
    • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Carey McWilliams Collection of Material About Mary Hunter Austin (Collection 278). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Biography

    Mary Hunter Austin was born September 9, 1868 in Carlinville, Illinois; she was an American author who published thirty-one books and many short stories, essays, and poems; writings on the American Southwest include The Flock (1906), Lost Borders (1909), The Land of Journeys' Ending (1924), The Land of Little Rain (1903), and an autobiography titled Earth Horizon (1932); died, August 1934.
    Carey McWilliams was born December 13, 1905 in Steamboat Springs, Colorado; J.D., University of Southern California; attorney, Black, Hammack & McWilliams, Los Angeles, 1927-38; chief of Division of Immigration and Housing, California State Governor, 1938-42; contributing editor, associate editor, and editorial director, The Nation, 1945-55; editor, The Nation, 1955-1975; some of his books include: Ambrose Bierce, a Biography (1929), Factories in the Field: The Story of Migratory Farm Labor in California (1939), Ill Fares the Land: Migrants And Migratory Labor In The United States (1942), Brothers Under the Skin (1943); Prejudice: Japanese-Americans, Symbol of Racial Intolerance (1944), Southern California Country: An Island on the Land (1946), A Mask for Privilege: Anti-Semitism in America (1948), The Education of Carey McWilliams (1979); died of cancer, June 27, 1980 in New York, New York.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of letters, manuscripts, articles, clippings, and ephemera by and about California author Mary Austin. The bulk of the collection is made up of letters to Carey McWilliams (series 1) and magazine and newspaper clippings (series 4). Manuscripts include two of Austin's film scenarios which were never produced, Bride of the Sun and The Flock. Three photographs and negatives which were part of the original collection were transferred to the Photographic Collection (Collection 99) at the Department of Special Collections, UCLA.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Letters to Carey McWilliams.
    2. Manuscripts.
    3. Material about Mary Austin.
    4. Magazine and newspaper clippings.
    5. Letters to various persons.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Austin, Mary Hunter, 1868-1934--Archives.
    Austin, Mary Hunter, 1868-1934--Correspondence.
    McWilliams, Carey, 1905- --Correspondence.
    Authors, American--Archival resources.

    Related Material

    Mary Austin Papers. Available at The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.