Katherine Mayo papers, 1835-1968 (inclusive), 1918-1940 (bulk).

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Mayo, Katherine, 1868?-1940. Katherine Mayo papers, 1835-1968 (inclusive), 1918-1940 (bulk).

Katherine Mayo papers, 1835-1968 (inclusive), 1918-1940 (bulk).

Correspondence, diaries, writings, photographs, scrapbooks, research materials, and miscellanea documenting the personal life and literary career of Katherine Mayo, an author of several historical and investigative articles, essays, and books from 1896 to 1940. Correspondence files document the detailed literary research Mayo conducted and the strong public reaction generated by her writings. This is particularly true for such works as: Justice to All (1917), The Isles of Fear (1925), and Mother India (1927). Diaries provide sporadic information on the daily activities of Mayo, while writings include drafts of many works. Photographs and research materials further detail the foreign travels (South America, India, Philippines) and subsequent literary works produced by Mayo. Scrapbooks contain reviews and commentary relating to Mayo's publications. The papers provide information on such diverse topics as life in India, Philippine Islands, South America, and the Pennsylvania state police, George Washington, the Y.M.C.A. during World War I, war veterans of World War I, and the narcotics trade.

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