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Finding aid to the Mary Austin Collection MS.605
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Biographical information, 1908-1954

Language of Material: English
Folder 1

Interview of Austin by Helen Zimmern, 1908

Scope and contents

Interview is about Mary Austin's first trip to Europe in 1908. Zimern sent a transcript of the interview to Lummis with hopes for publication.
Folder 2

Articles about Austin, 1916-1933

Language of Material: English

Scope and contents

Articles include, in order of date:
  • “Mary Austin Divorced in Spirit Clash” San Francisco Examiner, 1916 March 19.
  • “The American Rhythm” El Palacio, volume 14, number 7, 1923 April 2.
  • “Mary Austin's Autobiography...” by Wilbur Needham, Touring Topics 1933 January.
  • "Mary Austin: One of America's Distinguished Women", flyer printed by World Celebrities from Portland, Oregon in association with the National Recovery Administration (NRA). Flyer includes biographical information and a list of lecture subjects to be given by Austin, 1933 October.
  • “Mary Austin is Guest in Pasadena” Pasadena Star News, 1933 October 24.
  • "The Lee Side O' L.A.", by Lee Shippey, Los Angeles Times , 1933 November 1. Article was part of regular newspaper series.
Folder 3

Articles about Austin, 1934

Folder 4

Articles about Austin, 1939-1954

Language of Material: English

Scope and contents

Articles include, in order of date:
  • “Mary Austin's Casa Querida” by Ina Sizer Cassidy, New Mexico Daily Examiner , 1939 June 12.
  • “California’s Stately Hall of Fame” by Rockwell D. Hunt, Los Angeles Times, 1941 January 19.
  • “Genius Mary Austin’s Beloved House” by Perry Worden, Pasadena Star News, 1940 June 15.
  • “State Marker Prepared for Writer’s Home” Los Angeles Times , 1954 February 14.
  • Clippings in scrapbook, unknown publications, undated.

Correspondence and ephemera, 1899-1933

Language of Material: English
Folder 5

Prospectus for limited edition book on Taos by Ansel Adams and Mary Austin, circa 1930

folders 6-14

Frederick Webb Hodge correspondence, 1899-1933

Folder 15

Charles Fletcher Lummis correspondence, 1901-1908, 1924

Folder 16

Letter to Eve Lummis from Austin, 1908 September 7

Scope and contents

Written during Austin's first visit to Italy and Paris.
Folder 17

Partial letter from Austin to unknown person, undated


Published writings by Austin, 1899-1934

Folder 18

Fiction, 1902-1903, 1920

Scope and contents

Works include, in order of title:
  • “The Crooked Fir”, El Palacio , volume 8, number 7-8, 1920 July.
  • “The Last Antelope”, Atlantic Monthly, volume 92, number 549, 1903 July.
  • “The Little Coyote”, Atlantic Monthly , volume 89, number 532, 1902 February.
  • “The Search for Jean Baptiste”, St. Nicholas , volume 30, number 11, 1903 September.
Folder 19

Non-fiction, articles, 1914, 1931

Scope and contents

Works include, in order of title:
  • “Points of View: New Mexican Spanish", Saturday Review, 1931 June 27.
  • Suffrage and Government:the Modern Idea of Government by Consent and Woman's place in it, with special reference to Nevada and other Western States . Published for the Nevada Equal Franchise Society by the National American Woman Suffrage Association, 1914.
Folder 20

Non-fiction, book reviews by Austin, 1931-1934

Scope and contents

Works include, in order of title:
  • "Aboriginal Fiction: Rreview of Tales of the North American Indian", by Stith Thompson, Saturday Review, volume 6, number 23, 1929 December 28.
  • "Woman Sees Steel", El Palacio, volume 10, number 9,1921 April 1.
  • "Fighting Men of the West", Saturday Review, 1932 June 25.
Folder 21

Non-fiction, editorials, 1911, 1929

Folder 22

Non-fiction, Native American arts, 1928-1934

Scope and contents

Works include, in order of title:
  • “American Indian Dance Drama”, Yale Review, volume19, number 4, June 30
  • “Indian Arts for lndians", Survey Graphic, volume8, number 4, 1928 July.
  • “lndian Poetry”, Exposition of Indian Tribal Arts,1931.
  • “Indian Pottery of the Rio Grande”, Enjoy your museum series booklet, 1934.
Folder 23

Poetry, 1899-1936

Scope and contents

Works include, in order of title:
  • “The Burgher’s Wife”, before 1934.
  • “Litany for New Mexico”, before 1936.
  • “Little Light Moccasin”, Southern Workman, volume 29, number 4, 1900 April.
  • “Little Light Moccasin", Sunday Herald Baltimore, 1899 September 24.
  • “The Rocky Mountain Sheep”, St. Nicholas, volume 27, number, 1900 September 11.
  • “When I am Dead” posthumous publication by estate, circa 1934.
Folder 24

Reviews of Austin's work, 1931, 1934

Scope and contents

Reviews include, in order of title:
  • "Can A Prayer be Answered", New York Times Book Review, 1934 July 29.
  • "Starry Adventure" reviews, 1931. Includes reviews from by Oliver La Farge, Saturday Review, 1931 June 6; Mary Ross, New York Herald Tribune Books, 1931 May 17; and Margaret Wallace, New York Times, 1931 May 31.