Margery Bailey scrapbook and diary

Title

Margery Bailey scrapbook and diary

Subject

College students

Description

The donation includes biographical notes compiled by Bailey Cummings in 2010, with material from “Sandstone and Tile,” by W. B. Carnochan, published in Stanford Historical Quarterly, v. 26, no. 1 (Winter/Spring 2002); and “The True Adventures of John Steinbeck,” a biography by Jackson Benson. Benson’s book details Bailey’s association with Steinbeck, who attended Stanford between 1919 and 1925. By Benson’s account, Bailey was a famously difficult teacher whose withering criticisms helped sharpen Steinbeck’s prose style. Excerpts from a letter Steinbeck sent to Bailey on the occasion of her retirement in 1956 are reprinted from “The True Adventures of John Steinbeck.”

Creator

Bailey, Margery, 1891-1963

Source

MSS 018 Margery Bailey scrapbook and diary

Publisher

Southern Oregon University. Library

Date

1910-1914, 1963

Rights

Under Copyright: See http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/
For fair use/educational reproduction, please provide the following credit: Courtesy of Southern Oregon University Hannon Library."

Format

scrapbooks
diaries

Language

English

Type

Text

Identifier

Margery Bailey scrapbook and diary, MSS018

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Margery Bailey diary
Margery Bailey's handwritten diary begins on January 1st and ends on May 29, 1963. Margery notes the weather and writes mostly about work, mentioning various papers and projects she is working on at Stanford University. On weekends she writes about…
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