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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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Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding normal everyday life, July 10, 1953. Letter012005
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual describing a Catholic wedding she attended, July 13, 1953. Letter012006
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding State Deptment inspections and her trip to the movies that she did not enjoy, July 14, 1953. Letter012007
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding the possibilty of sharing a very small apartment with three other girls and if she resigns she has no money to return to America, July 15, 1953. Letter012008`
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her interview with the State Department, July 16, 1953. Letter012009
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding some minor politics and the damage McCarthy has done in America and overseas nations, July 17, 1953. Letter012010
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding a fireworks display she saw over the weekend, July 20, 1953. Letter012011
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her anxiety over not receiving a letter from her parents, July 21, 1953. Letter012012
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her everyday life in Japan, July 22, 1953. Letter012013
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her weekend plans and the weather, July 23, 1953. Letter012014
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding the new apartment she will be moving into and the necessities she needs to purchase for it, July 28, 1953. Letter01 2015
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding every day life in Japan and the weather, July 30, 1953. Letter012016
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to her mother regarding a dinner she went to and the hosts were rude towards a Japanese guests, July 31, 1953. Letter012017
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding the possibility of her transferring to another Embassy, August 3, 1953. Letter012101
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding the party she is having for a friend who is leaving for America, August 4, 1953. Letter012102
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding the details of the party and how it went very smoothly, August 5, 1953. Letter012103
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding a small dinner at her boss's house, August 6, 1953. Letter012104
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding daily life in Japan, August 7, 1953. Letter012105
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding different recipes for food and also the arrival of Dulles to Japan, August 10, 1953. Letter012106
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding dinner she had with a friend and what she cooked, August 11, 1953. Letter012107
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding anti-Americanism in Japan and Japanese laterns she pruchased, August 12, 1953. Letter012108
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding what is going to happen to her concerning her job in the Embassy, August 13, 1953. Letter012109
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding daily life in Japan, August 14, 1953. Letter012110
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her weekend activites and her preparations to move to her new apartment, August 18, 1953. Letter012111
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding daily life in Japan, August 23, 1953. Letter012112
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