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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 an unknown person concerning the riot that took place in Tokyo on May Day, May 2, 1952. Letter010602
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to an unidentified person about her upcoming trip to Kyoto, Japan, May 2, 1952.Letter010603
Letter from Mart Stewart Pollock to an unidentified person concerning her trip to Kyoto, Japan, May 4, 1952. Letter010604
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to Jo Phan about the new Ambassador, May 5, 1952. Letter010605
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to an unidentified pesrson concerning the new procedures the office must follow now that the Ambassador is growing accustom to his job, May 6, 1952. Letter010606
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to an unknown person about a birthday party being planned for a cowrker, May 6, 1952. Letter010607
Letter from Mary Steward Pollosk to an unidentified person about her life in Tokyo, May 7, 1952. Letter010608
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to an unknown person about the new Ambassodor's meeting with the Emperor of Japan, May 9, 1952.Letter010609
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to an unidentified person concerning a pregant coworker and the baby shower that is being planned for her, May 12, 1952. Letter010610
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to Nancy about the differences between the US and Tokyo, May 13, 1952. Letter010611
Letter from Mary Steward Pollock to an unidentified person about her day at work and spending time with coworkers, May 13, 1952.Letter 010612
Letter from Mary Steward Pollock to an unknown person discussing her day and the changes to her schedule to fit in heer Japanese class five days a week, May 14, 1952. Letter010613
Letter from Mary Steward Pollock to her mother about her plans on leaving Tokyo for the weekend with coworkers from work, May 15, 1952. Letter010614
Letter from Mary Steward Pollock to an unidentified person discussing the weekend she spent outside of Tokyo and the different places she saw, May 16, 1952. Letter010615
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to an unknown person concerning the lack of letters she is recieving from her family, May 19, 1952. Letter 010616
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to an unidentified person about what she knows of her family back in the US and what gifts she should buy them when it gets closer to Christmas, May 20, 1952.Letter010617
Letter from Mary Steward Pollock to an unknown person concerning the tasks Mary must do at her job because she is the only one qualified to do them, May 22, 1952.Letter010618
Letter from Mary Steward Pollock to an unknown person about the commissonary and the work that Mary had to complete for her whole department, May 23, 1952. Letter010619
Letter from Mary Steward Pollock to an unidentified person discussing the meeting of a man named Paul in Tokyo, May 26, 1952.Letter010620
Letter from Mary Steward Pollock to an unknown person about nothing in particular, just discussing her day at work and the three NYT crossword puzzles she was given, May 27, 1952. Letter010621
Letter from Mary Steward Pollock to an unknown person about her plans on visiting Nikko Japan over the weekend and the peparations for the trip, May 28, 1952. Letter010622
Letter from Mary Steward Pollock to an unidentified person concerning Mary's opinions on letters she recieved from different family members over the past few days, June 2, 1952.Letter010701
Letter from Mary Steward Pollock to an unknown person about her days in Tokyo, going out to the restaurants and trying to speak Japanese, June 3, 1952.Letter010702
Letter from Mary Steward Pollock to an unknonw person about Mary's plans of going out to a symophony in Tokyo over the weekend with a coworker, June 4, 1952.Letter010703
Letter from Mary Steward Pollock to an unknown person concerning her nightly activities spending time with coworkers and listening to shows on the radio, June 5, 1952.Letter010704
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