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Guide to the Lillian Estelle Fisher papers, 1892-1981 (bulk 1940-1970)
BANC MSS 85/44 c  
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  • Collection Summary
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  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: Lillian Estelle Fisher Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1892-1981 (bulk 1940-1970)
    Collection Number: BANC MSS 85/44 c
    Creator: Fisher, Lillian Estelle, 1891-
    Extent: 5 cartons (6.25 linear ft.)
    Repository: The Bancroft Library.
    Berkeley, California 94720-6000
    Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
    Abstract: Consists primarily of research manuscripts for Fisher's scholarly writings regarding Latin American history and society, as well as manuscripts for her works of fiction. In addition, the collection contains letters written by Fisher to her mother and others, particularly during a trip to Spain in 1929; and miscellaneous personal papers, including awards, notebooks; personal papers, and a scrapbook of clippings and letters.

    Includes typescript of Fisher's book Agrarianism in Mexico, submitted for publication in 1970, with letter from the University of Oklahoma Press; and reprint of an article by Philip Ainsworth Means titled The rebellion of Tupac-Amaru II.
    Languages Represented: English

    Information for Researchers

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Lillian Estelle Fisher papers, BANC MSS 85/44 c, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

    Related Collections

    Title: Lillian Estelle Fisher Research Materials Relating to Mexico, 1941,
    Identifier/Call Number: BANC MSS 99/386 m

    Administrative Information

    Acquisition Information

    The Lillian Estelle Fisher Papers were given to The Bancroft Library by Dr. Fisher in September 1969, with additions made in June and October of 1984.

    Biography

    Lillian Estelle Fisher was born May 1, 1891 in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania. She attended Susquehanna University, and after graduation taught at a Methodist Normal School for Girls in Puebla, Mexico. Fisher received degrees from the University of Southern California and the University of California, Berkeley, and taught at the Oklahoma College for Women for 15 years. An academic historian who specialized in Latin America, Dr. Fisher wrote approximately a dozen books on Latin American history. She also completed several books on Mexican history begun by Herbert Ingram Priestley, a professor at Berkeley, before his death in 1944. Following her retirement to Berkeley, Calif., she also wrote several novels which were never published.

    Scope and Content

    The Lillian Estelle Fisher Papers consist primarily of her drafts of two books on the history of Mexico by Herbert Ingram Priestley, which were completed by Dr. Fisher, as well as the research files for her scholarly writings regarding Latin American history and society. Also includes her biographical writings and works of fiction, as well as letters written by Dr. Fisher to her mother and others, particularly during a trip to Spain in 1929, and miscellaneous personal papers, including awards, notebooks, and a scrapbook of clippings and letters.