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Guide to the Maude C. Pilkington Papers
MS 61  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Contents Note
  • Indexing Terms
  • Separated Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Maude C. Pilkington papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1914-1964
    Date (bulk): (bulk 1916-1934)
    Collection number: MS 61
    Creator: Pilkington, Maude C.
    Extent: 2 boxes, 1 flat
    Repository: University of California, Santa Cruz. University Library. Special Collections and Archives
    Santa Cruz, California 95064
    Abstract: Includes biographical material, clippings, travel magazines, photograph albums of Maude Pilkington and her husband Richard Lukens.
    Physical location: Stored offsite at NRLF: Advance notice is required for access to the papers.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    Collection open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permission to publish or to reproduce the material, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    Maude C. Pilkington Papers. MS 61. Special Collections and Archives, University Library, University of California, Santa Cruz.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Elliot Evans, 1971.

    Biographical Note

    Maude C. Pilkington was a journalist and travel writer who was born on January 22, 1888, and raised in the Seabright neighborhood of Santa Cruz, California. After school she became a writer for the San Jose Mercury Herald, and in 1919, after a 10 year courtship, she married Richard R. Lukens, captain of a ship in the service of the U.S. Geodetic Survey. She continued her journalistic endeavors well into the 1930's, publishing travel narratives. In 1936 the couple bought a home in Riverside, CA, where they resided after retirement. Captain Lukens died in 1964, followed by Maude on May 29, 1966.

    Scope and Contents Note

    Includes biographical material, travel magazines, photograph albums, and article clippings by and on Maude Pilkington and her husband Richard Lukens.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.


    Pilkington, Maude C.
    Journalists--United States
    Travel Writing
    Women Journalists

    Other Index Terms Related to this Collection

    Lukens, Richard R., 1886-

    Separated Material

    Pilkington, Mary, "A Mirror For the Female Sex : Historical Beauties For Young Ladies", 1799.