William Allen White Letter
Scope and Content
The collection consists of a brief letter to William Allen White on December 2, 1920, from Mary Ethel McAuley of The Wanderer of the Pittsburgh Dispatch. McAuley inquired on the best way to preserve big game. White's response is written in pencil in the margins.
Language of Materials
The materials in the collection are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use
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William Allen White (1868-1944) was a newspaper editor for Emporia Gazette of Kansas, politician, author, and leader of the Progressive movement.
Mary Ethel McAuley was a journalist who wrote for the Pittsburgh Dispatch and an artist. She was known for her work on Germany during World War I, including the book Germany in War Time (1917). The column "The Wanderer" for the Dispatch asked general questions and published responses from the famous and general public. A selection of these questions and responses were published as The Wanderer (1920), and is attributed to McAuley.
Source: Greaser, Nadiya, "Pittsburgh artists reflect on femininity and female bodies in two new exhibits", The Pitt News, Feb. 18, 2020, https://pittnews.com/article/155336/arts-and-entertainment/pittsburgh-artists-reflect-on-femininity-and-female-bodies-in-two-new-exhibits/, accessed Nov. 29, 2022.
0.1 Cubic Feet (1 folder)
The collection consists of a brief letter to William Allen White on December 2, 1920, from Mary Ethel McAuley of The Wanderer of the Pittsburgh Dispatch, with White's response on the same letter.
Source of Acquisition
This collection was acquired by Newman Library prior to 1973. In 1973, the letter was transferred to Special Collections, when discovered in a copy of The Autobiography of William Allen White. A 1946 copy of the book is in the University Libraries' catalog with call number PN4874 W52 A3.
Rights Statement for Archival Description
The guide to the William Allen White Letter by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).
The processing, arrangement, and description of the William Allen White was completed prior to February 2011. Additional description was completed in February 2011.
- William Allen White Letter, 1920
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- 2011 (CC0 1.0)
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