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Welcome to the Booth Library manuscript index. 

The manuscript index contains links to finding aids for the collections of the Booth Library.  Each finding aid has a description of that collection along with a listing of the items within that collection.  The Booth Library staff and volunteers are updating the index daily in order to make your research experience more productive.

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Collection TitleCL 131 Mary Stewart Pollock CollectionCreatorBooth Library
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Provenance:The items in this collection were donated to the Booth Library by Nancy Hoffman Pollock in 2004. 
Historical:

Mary Stewart Pollock - Mary Stewart Pollock was born in Charlotte, North Carolina on February 1, 1922, but came to Elmira in 1940 when her step-father became a manager at the Elmira Coca-Cola bottling plant.  She attended Gunston Hall Junior College and got a nursing degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing.  During WWII, she worked for as a secretary for the Automotive Division of the War Production Board and then Bendix-Eclipse before opening a nursery school with her sister in Elmira.  In 1951, she applied for the Foreign Service as a secretary and served in Tokyo, Japan (1952-54), Paris, France (1954-57) (1969-73), Reykjavik, Iceland (1959-61), Cairo, Egypt (1961-68), Kinshasa, Zaire (1973-76), Brussels, Belgium (1976-78) and Washington, D.C. (1978-81).  She retired in 1981 and returned to Elmira.  She died April 9, 2001 and is buried in Woodlawn National Cemetery. 

Scope:The Mary Stewart Pollock Papers includes Ms. Pollock's letters home from her various Foreign Service postings, 1952-1981. 
Extent
AbstractThis collection contains letters sent from Mary Stewart Pollock home to her family in Elmira over the course of her work in the Foreign Service.


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Photograph of Mary Stewart Pollock, circa 1950s.Photograph010101
Application for employment in the United States Foreign Service completed by Mary Stewart Pollock, 1951. Document010102
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to her mother discussing her new job at the State Department and life in Washington D. C., January 15, 1952. Letter010201
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to an unidentified person concerning Mary's work at the State Department, January 28, 1952.Letter010202
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to her mother concerning her up-coming post to Tokyo, January 29, 1952.Letter010203
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to her mother concerning her move to Tokyo, January 30, 1952.Letter010204
Telegram from Mary Stewart in San Francisco, California to Mr. and Mrs. J J Willard in Elmira, February 7, 1952. Telegram010301
Letter from Mary Pollock to her mother about her new job in Tokyo, Japan, February 10-11, 1952. Letter010302
Letter from Mary pollock to an unknown person about her days working in Tokyo, February 15, 1952.Letter010303
Letter from Mary Pollock to an unknown person about her departure and arrival in Tokyo Japan, January 31, 1952. Letter010304
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to an unknown person discussing the differences between American and Japan, February 16, 1952.Letter010305
Letter from Mart Stewart to her mother discussing her new job and duties and the upcoming withdrawal of the Army support, February 17, 1952. Letter010306
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unidentified children discussing the differences in time zones between America and Tokyo and about her new job, February 18, 1952. Letter010307
Letter from Mary Stewart to an unknown person concerning the first night she spent in Tokyo and how she is learning Japanese and the city around her, February 20, 1952. Letter010308
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to her mother and father responding to a letter she recieved from her father and discussing the time differences between Tokyo and Elmira, February 21, 1952. Letter010309
Letter from Mary Steward Pollock to her mother about the Swedish Red Cross Nurse she met while in Tokyo, February 22,1952. Letter 010310
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to an unknown person about going to watch a play and visit other places around Tokyo, February 23, 1952. Letter010311
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to an unknown person about her job and how she is being transfered to another department and getting a new typewriter, February 24, 1952. Letter010312
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to Jo Parr discussing the riots occurring in Tokyo and how the Army is soon to leave Japan, Febraury 25, 1952. Letter010313
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to Jo Parr about the riots taking place in Tokyo and the response to the US withdrawal from Japan, February 25, 1952. Letter010313
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to an unknown person about room selections for those who will be staying in Tokyo, February 26, 1952. Letter010314
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to an unknown person discussing the lunch event she attened in Tokyo along with the wives of government officials, February 27, 1952.Letter010315
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to an unknown person discussing her transfer to the Political Section for work, February 28, 1952. Letter010316
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to an unknown person about her first day working in the Political Section in Tokyo Japan, February 29, 1952. Letter010317
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to her father about her work and life in Tokyo, Japan, March 1, 1952. Letter 010401
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