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Marian Storm Papers, 1857-1972
18 boxes, 1 volume, oversize materials (9 linear ft.)
Collection number: MS 156

Abstract:
Journalist, Author, Poet, Animal rights advocate, Conservationist. Papers include biographical materials; correspondence; drafts and research notes; photographs; memorabilia; artwork; journals; scrapbooks; and published and unpublished writings on Mexican society, culture, history, and natural history; animal welfare; nature and plant conservation; and travels in Central and South America, the Caribbean, and Europe.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

The papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection.

NOTE: This collection has not been fully processed and therefore may be difficult to use.

Restrictions on use:

The copyright holder to unpublished materials by Marian Storm is unknown. Copyright to materials created by others may be owned by those individuals or their heirs or assigns. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Sophia Smith Collection
Smith College
Northampton, MA

Biographical Note

Marian Isabel Storm was born in Stormville, New York on January 30, 1892. She graduated from Smith College in 1913 and attended the Miller Business School for one year. She spent several years working in secretarial positions, including secretary to the Argentine Ambassador in Washington, D.C. from 1917 to 1918. She was also assistant editor for The Countryside Magazine from 1915 to 1917 and worked as a reporter and freelance writer for the New York Evening Post, 1918 to 1924, and later for the New York Tribune.

In the mid 1930s, she moved to Mexico where she spent the rest of her life, writing about Mexican plant life, animal life, and the human poverty she saw around her. She was the author of several books and articles, both fiction and non-fiction including Prologue to Mexico, The Life of Saint Rose, Hoofways into Hot Country, True Stories from Tarascan (1941), and Rights of Animals (1951). A conservationist, she single-handedly saved a Mexican flowering shrub, the Ayuque, from extinction and was made an honorary member of the Sociedad de Mexico in recognition of her efforts. She died in Guadalajara, Mexico on August 20, 1975.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Marian Storm Papers include biographical information, correspondence, writings (in English and Spanish), drafts and research notes; photographs; memorabilia; correspondence and journals about her writings; and fifteen scrapbooks of clippings, essays and other writings. Storm's published and unpublished works include magazine and newspaper articles, poems, songs, short stories and a novel. Her prolific writings (in English and Spanish) cover such topics as Mexican society, culture, history, and natural history; animal welfare; nature and plant conservation; and travels in Central and South America, the Caribbean, and Europe. The collection includes original artwork by Mexican artist Silviano Rodriguez and a small amount of writings and correspondence of archeologist and historian of Ancient Mexico, Zelia Nuttall. Other correspondents include Lazaro Cardenas, former Mexican president.


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

The papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection.

NOTE: This collection has not been fully processed and therefore may be difficult to use.

Restrictions on use:

The copyright holder to unpublished materials by Marian Storm is unknown. Copyright to materials created by others may be owned by those individuals or their heirs or assigns. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

Marian Storm Papers, Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, Northampton, Mass.

History of the Collection

Marian Storm donated her papers to the Sophia Smith Collection between 1964 and 1976.

Processing Information

Revised by Jennifer Smar, 2005


Additional Information
Contact Information
Smith College Special Collections
Young Library
4 Tyler Drive
Northampton, MA 01063

Phone: (413) 585-2970
Fax: (413) 585-2886

Email: specialcollections@smith.edu
URL: https://www.smith.edu/libraries/special-collections
Language
English, Spanish

Contents List
SERIES I. BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS



Contents


Box 1: folder 1
Marian Storm


Box 1
Passport, clippings, correspondence, and death report,
1940-75

Box 1: folder 2
Photographs and negatives,
1897-1966, n.d.

Box 1: folder 3
Diary excerpts,
1925

Box 1: folder 4
Smith College


Box 1
Verse,
1910-11

Box 1: folder 5
Papers,
1910-13

Box 1: folder 6
Zelia Nuttall


Box 1
Correspondence,
1923-29

Box 1: folder 7
"The Cult of the Sun": clippings,
1930-33

Box 1: folder 8
Photographs, notes, and articles,
1922-33

Box 1: folder 9
Publication list and pamphlets,
1894-1926

Box 1: folder 10



Family (includes clippings and pamphlet),
1903, 1955-69

Box 1: folder 11
Miscellaneous,
1934-69, n.d.

Box 1: folder 12
Personal


Box 1
J. Raymond Bresson, Robert C. Thomas, and Delfina Ayala,
1935-72

Box 1: folder 13
Odell D. Tompkins and Lazaro Cardenas,
1939-42

Box 1: folder 14
Marion Halsey (Smith class of 1913),
1937-73

Box 1: folder 15
Marcia Williams Bradley,
1966-68

Box 1: folder 16
Re: Humane Treatment of Animals,
1944-71

Box 1: folder 17
Re: "Tony" Trott,
1961-63

Box 1: folder 18
Re: Marian Storm's poetry,
1959-61

Box 1: folder 19
Addresses,
n.d.

Box 1



Pamphlets and notes,
n.d.

Box 2: folder 1
Short stories (unpublished),
n.d.

Box 2: folder 2
Typed articles and clippings,
1924

Box 2: folder 3
Bibliographies,
1968

Box 2: folder 4
Editorials on plants and animals,
1933-41

Box 2: folder 5-6
Foods: clippings and pamphlets,
1923-33

Box 2: folder 7
Poems: clippings, pamphlets, and correspondence,
1923-34

Box 2: folder 8
"Humane Treatment of Animals,"
n.d.

Box 2: folder 9
Poems (by others) and book,
circa 1920s

Box 2: folder 10
Miscellaneous writings and sheet music,
1913

Box 3: folder 1
Clippings and notes,
n.d.

Box 3: folder 2
Unused chapter in Prologue to Mexico by Marian Storm, and correspondence,
1931-69

Box 3: folder 3
Poems,
1922-23

Box 3: folder 4
Prologue to Mexico,
1931

Box 3: folder 5
Stories from magazines (published),
1925-28

Box 4: folder 1
Notes for unfinished novel,
n.d.

Box 4: folder 2
The Devil's Advocate: manuscript,
1939

Box 4: folder 3
St. Rose of Lima: notes,
n.d.

Box 4: folder 4
The Lady of the House books 1 and 2,
n.d.

Box 4
Publications


Box 4
"Ayuque Flowers: Michoacan,"
1946

Box 5: folder 1
"Ditty for a Rebel": sheet music,
1955

Box 5: folder 2
"For the Animals of Mexico,"
1913-1955

Box 5: folder 3
"The Gallant Come Late,"
1928

Box 5: folder 4
Hoofways into Hot Country,
n.d.

Box 5: folder 5
"Hymn for the Winter Solstice": sheet music,
1954

Box 5: folder 6
"Invitation": sheet music,
1955

Box 5: folder 7
The Life of St. Rose,
1937-55

Box 5: folder 8
Minstrel Weather,
n.d.

Box 5: folder 9
"A Spray of Eglantine": sheet music and correspondence,
1954

Box 5: folder 10
Rights of Animals: clippings, correspondence, pamphlets, flyers, and books,
1951-68

Box 5: folder 11-12
"Sun and Snow": correspondence,
1959

Box 5: folder 13
"The Tranquilizing Influence of Other Whales,"
1957

Box 5: folder 14
Enjoying Uruapan: correspondence, clippings, cover painting, and copy of book,
1945-55

Box 5: folder 15
Caminois de Herradura a Tierra Caliente [Hoofways Into Hot Country] (translated by Carlos Garcia Trejo), 2010 and DVD of receiption and introduction
1945-55

Box 5: folder 15
Typescripts


Box 5
"Almost Persuaded,"
n.d.

Box 6: folder 1
"The Ambassador's Apparel,"
n.d.

Box 6: folder 2
"Company on Laurel,"
n.d.

Box 6: folder 3
"Discovery,"
n.d.

Box 6: folder 4
"Dismissal,"
n.d.

Box 6: folder 5
"Don Genovevo's Dogs,"
n.d.

Box 6: folder 6
"Eden,"
n.d.

Box 6: folder 7
"The Extravagant Murder,"
n.d.

Box 6: folder 8
"The Fantasie,"
n.d.

Box 6: folder 9
"Father Putters Around,"
n.d.

Box 6: folder 10
"The Fixed Light,"
n.d.

Box 6: folder 11
"From the Mother of the Groom,"
n.d.

Box 6: folder 12
"Fruit,"
n.d.

Box 6: folder 13
"The Gifted Henry Quakenbush,"
n.d.

Box 6: folder 14
"Hosea and Jose,"
n.d.

Box 6: folder 15
"I Lived in Bronx Park,"
n.d.

Box 6: folder 16
"The Learned Man of Lorja,"
n.d.

Box 6: folder 17
"Mrs. Macklin's Charlie,"
n.d.

Box 6: folder 18
"A Master of the Guild,"
n.d.

Box 6: folder 19
"A Mountain Voice,"
n.d.

Box 6: folder 20
"Mute Fate,'
n.d.

Box 6: folder 21
"No Visitor in Twelve Years,"
n.d.

Box 6: folder 22
"The Old Place,"
n.d.

Box 7: folder 1
"Pastoral Call,"
n.d.

Box 7: folder 2
"The Patient Clock,"
n.d.

Box 7: folder 3
"A Question of Discipline,"
n.d.

Box 7: folder 4
"Tonight God Dies,"
n.d.

Box 7: folder 5
"Rose Calverly,"
n.d.

Box 7: folder 6
"The Second Flood,"
n.d.

Box 7: folder 7
"Seek No Further,"
n.d.

Box 7: folder 8
"The Token,"
n.d.

Box 7: folder 9
"The Trout in the Wall,"
n.d.

Box 7: folder 10
"The Unexpected,"
n.d.

Box 7: folder 11
"When Cactus Meets Pedestrian,"
n.d.

Box 7: folder 12
"Why Santa and the Cid Made Good,"
n.d.

Box 7: folder 13
Untitled,
n.d.

Box 7: folder 14
Writings by C. Goring and Jerry Bogardus,
n.d.

Box 7: folder 15
SERIES IV. MEXICO



Edited editorials,
1939-41

Box 8: folder 1
Photographs and pamphlets,
1939-61

Box 8: folder 2
Watering trough at Mazatlan: photographs and correspondence,
1945-47

Box 8: folder 3
Articles,
1923-32

Box 8: folder 4
Tlahuicole (film in days of Montezuma): photographs, pamphlets, correspondence, and reports,
1923

Box 8: folder 5
Herbs and medicinal plants: photographs, pamphlets, notes, and correspondence,
1911-40

Box 8: folder 6
Laquers, notes, articles, and correspondence,
1934-36

Box 8: folder 7
Songs,
1934

Box 8: folder 8
Musical instruments (Chrimias-shawn): notes, correspondence, pamphlets, and photographs,
1934-38

Box 8: folder 9
Natural history: photographs, pamphlets, correspondence, paintings, and notes,
1935-43

Box 8: folder 10-11
Ayugue (Balmea Stormae): pamphlets, articles, correspondence, and certificate,
1941-72

Box 9: folder 1
Wild dahlias: photographs, notes, correspondence (with Marshall A. Howe), and pamphlet,
1932-36

Box 9: folder 2
Natural history, euphorbia: notes, correspondence, and pamphlet,
1937-38

Box 9: folder 3
Orchids: photos, notes, and correspondence,
1940

Box 9: folder 4
Pottery: notes, correspondence, and certificate of receipt,
1936

Box 9: folder 5
Religion (churches): notes,
1939

Box 9: folder 6
Fiestas and Saints day: photographs and notes,
1934-36

Box 9: folder 7
"El Rollo": photographs, notes, and paintings,
1939

Box 9: folder 8
Uruapan: photographs, notes, prints, bank book, and clippings,
1933-37

Box 9: folder 9-11
Miscellaneous: correspondence and notes,
1936-38

Box 9: folder 12
Volcanic eruption and ruins: photographs and notes,
1944

Box 9: folder 13
Writings by Marshall H. Saville: pamphlets,
1899-1909

Box 9: folder 14
SERIES V. TRAVEL



Protection of animals: clippings,
1955-68

Box 10: folder 1
Maps: clippings, pamphlets, and maps,
1927

Box 10: folder 2
Miscellaneous: notes, clippings, and pamphlets,
1924-34

Box 10: folder 3
Art: postcards,
n.d.

Box 10: folder 4
Protection of animals: pamphlets and flyers,

[see also box 11]

1947-72

Box 10: folder 5
Silviano Rodriguez: biographical information, pamphlet, correspondence, and paintings,

[see also OVERSIZE MATERIALS]

1913-43

Box 10: folder 6
Storm King Mountain: clippings, correspondence, and pamphlets,
1966-67

Box 10: folder 7
Articles


Box 10
Bolivia: clippings and pamphlet,
1932

Box 10: folder 8
Caribbean Islands and Mexico,
1927

Box 10: folder 9
Peru: clippings and photographs,
n.d.

Box 10: folder 10
Spain: pamphlets,
n.d.

Box 10: folder 11
Virgin Islands: photographs, clippings, and pamphlets,
1918-29

Box 10: folder 12
Campana Nacional Protection de Animales : photo-engraved relief blocks for printing


Box 11
OVERSIZE MATERIALS



Scrapbooks (15): writings, correspondence, memorabilia, and clippings,
1916-60

Box 12-17
Watercolors of Mexico by Silviano Rodriguez
1934-1943, n.d.

Box 18
Note:

List with titles in box 10, folder 6.

Colored pencil sketch by Lillian R. Field
n.d.

Box 18
Posters and printed material regarding the humane treatment of animals
n.d.

Box 18
Watercolors of Mexico by Silviano Rodriguez
1934-1943, n.d.

Flat File
Note:

List with titles in box 10, folder 6.

Watercolor painting by Mina Winelow
n.d.

Flat File
Note:

Missing as of January 2016.

BOOKS ON SHELF



Old Dirk's Book, by Raymond Storm,
1949

Box

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Subjects
  • Animal welfare--Mexico--History--Sources
  • Humane education-Mexico--History--Sources
  • Mexico--Description and travel--Sources
  • Nature conservation--Mexico--History--Sources
  • Nuttall, Zelia, 1858-1933--Biography--Sources
  • Rodriguez, Silviano
  • Smith College--Students--History--Sources
  • South America--Description and travel--Sources
  • Spain--Description and travel--Sources
  • Storm family
  • Storm, Marian, 1892-1975
  • Women artists--Biography--Sources


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