Austin, Mary (1868-1934)

9 September 1868 – 13 August 1934

Image Information:

Source: NYPL Digital Gallery, The New York Public Library

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Pertinent Archives:

Barnard College Library (correspondence and manuscripts) (

California Historical Society (letter from Austin to William Kibler regarding her withdrawal from the Western Drama Society, written in Wickiup (Austin’s residence in Carmel, CA; correspondence with Anne Henrietta Martin)) (

California State University, Chico, Library (scrapbook of Mary M. Osborn containing clippings about Austin) (

Columbia University, Rare Books and Manuscript Library (letters to Eleanor [Robson] Belmont and Ira and Ina Hards) (

Herbert Hoover Presidential Library (correspondence with Herbert Hoover) (

The Huntington Library (research notes and writing regarding the Indians of the Southwest and Spanish settlers; personal and literary papers and correspondence documenting her interest in the suffrage and birth control movements, socialism, and other topics; correspondence from Gertrude Franklin [Horn] Atherton; letters to Elwyn Irving Hoffman; letters to Charles Augustus Keeler) (

Library of Congress, Manuscript Division, Collection of Markhamiana (correspondence with Edwin Markham) (

Mills College Library, Manuscript Collections (letters from Austin to Albert M. Bender and manuscript of Taos Pueblo) (

Museum of New Mexico (photos of Austin) (

Oakland Public Library (correspondence of Austin, 1912-1916) (

Stanford University Libraries, Manuscripts Division (letters to Anne Hadden) (

University of California, Berkeley. The Bancroft Library, Manuscripts Division (correspondence including letters to Henry Nash Smith and Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Cassidy, a copy of her play Fire, articles about her, and publicity material) (

University of California, Los Angeles, University Research Library, Department of Special Collections (correspondence, manuscripts, articles, clippings, and ephemera by and about Austin) (

University of New Mexico General Library, Special Collections (correspondence, manuscripts, articles, book reviews, photos, paintings, and books of Austin) (

Legacy References:

Campbell, Donna. “Review of Judith Fetterley and Marjorie Pryse’s Writing Out of Place: Regionalism, Women, and American Literary Culture.” Legacy 21.1 (2004): 96. [LION]

Comely, Nancy R. “Review of Mary Austin’s Stories from the Country of Lost Borders and A Woman of Genius.” Legacy 6.1 (1989): 71-73.

Graulich, Melody. “Review of Esther Lanigan Stineman’s Mary Austin: Song of Maverick.” Legacy 7.2 (1990): 59-60.

Graulich, Melody. “Review of Noreen Grover Lape’s West of the Border: The Multicultural Literature of the Western American Frontiers.” Legacy 19.2 (2002): 260. [GW] [LION]

Ingram, Ann Merrill. “Review of eds. Melody Graulich and Elizabeth Klimasmith’s Exploring Lost Borders: Critical Essays on Mary Austin.” Legacy 17.2 (2000): 236. [GW] [LION]

Jaycox, Faith. “Regeneration Through Liberation: Mary Austin’s “The Walking Woman” and Western Narrative Formula.” Legacy 6.1 (1989): 5-12.

Johnson, Rochelle. “Review of eds. Thomas S. Edwards and Elizabeth De Wolfe’s Such News of the Land: US Women Nature Writers.”Legacy 19.2 (2002): 261-62. [GW] [LION]

Klimasmith, Betsy. “Review of Heike Schaefer’s Mary Austin’s Regionalism: Reflections on Gender, Genre, and Geography.” Legacy22.2 (2005): 206-07. [LION]

Logan, Lisa M. “Review of Stacy Alaimo’s Undomesticated Ground: Recasting Nature as Feminist Space.” Legacy 18.2 (2001): 244.[GW] [LION]

Stauffer, Helen Winter. “Review of ed. Melody Graulich’s Western Trails: A Collection of Short Stories by Mary Austin and Cactus Thorn: A Novella by Mary Austin.” Legacy 6.1 (1989): 69-70.

Zagarell, Sandra A. Review of Rutgers University Press American Women Writers SeriesLegacy 4.2 (1987): 62-66.

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