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Subseries 3.3 | A Finding Aid to the Esther McCoy papers, 1876-1990, bulk, 1938-1989 | Digitized Collection

Esther McCoy papers, 1876-1990, bulk, 1938-1989

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3.3: Memoirs, circa 1940s-1989

This series contains autobiographical writings by Esther McCoy documenting various moments in her life. Many of these writings are in a short story format and were given a title by McCoy. Subjects covered in her memoirs, some of which were published, include her mother, childhood, and living in New York and Malibu. Also of note is the piece of writing titled "Geoff/Bo: Paris" describing her time in Paris in 1928 and her relationship with Geoffrey Eaton, and the story "Happy Birthday RMS" about working for architect R. M. Schindler. A folder of manuscripts about Theodore Dreiser contains drafts of three manuscripts relating to Helen and Theodore Dreiser and other literary figures McCoy knew in New York during the 1920s and 1930s. One titled manuscript about Dreiser, "Outward Journey" (1946-1947), can also be found in this subseries.
Folders are arranged in alphabetical order.
This subseries has been scanned in its entirety.
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[About Her Mother], circa 1960s
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[Abraham Christopher Columbus III], circa 1960s
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[Annie the Dog], circa 1970s
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"Auction at Four-Ten" ("Daga at Four-Ten"), circa 1950s
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"The Dream,", circa 1975
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"Driving in England,", circa 1950s
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"Family Eating: 1919" and "Family Reading: 1919,", 1958
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"Geoff/Bo: Paris,", circa 1950s
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"Happy Birthday RMS,", circa 1950
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[Malibu in the 1930s], circa 1960s
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"My Life in the Arts,", cira 1963
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"My Summer in the Museum of Modern Art,", 1946-1947
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[New York in the 1920s], circa 1950s
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"Outward Journey,", 1946-1947
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"A Pail of Roasting Ears,", 1955
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"Patchin Place,", circa 1950s
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"Reading," ("How to Read"), circa 1940s
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"Robert Venturi: To Whom it May Concern,", 1987-1988
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"Story of Jean,", circa 1950s
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[Theodore Dreiser,], circa 1960s-1989
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Loose Notes on 1974 Presidential Impeachment, 1974
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Notes and Fragments Writings for Memoirs, circa 1950-1960s, 1979
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