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Marian Storm papers, 1857-1972
18 boxes, 1 volume, oversize materials (9 linear feet)
Collection number: SSC.MS.00156

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correspondence; drafts and research notes; photographs; memorabilia; artwork; journals; scrapbooks; and published and unpublished writings on Mexican society, culture, history, and natural history; animal welfare; nature and plant conservation; and travels in Central and South America,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:

Due to their fragility, some materials may not be photocopied.

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The copyright holder to unpublished materials by Marian Storm is unknown.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

Biographical / Historical

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

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.

This collection is organized as follows:

  1. SERIES I. BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS
  2. SERIES II. CORRESPONDENCE
  3. SERIES III. WRITINGS
  4. SERIES IV. MEXICO
  5. SERIES V. TRAVEL
  6. OVERSIZE MATERIALS
  7. BOOKS ON SHELF

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

Due to their fragility, some materials may not be photocopied.

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
EnglishSpanish
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 undated

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
SERIES II. CORRESPONDENCE



General

[see also OVERSIZE MATERIALS--Scrapbooks]

Family (includes clippings and pamphlet)
1903 1955-69

Box 1: folder 11
Miscellaneous
1934-69 undated

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
undated

Box 1
SERIES III. WRITINGS



General

[see also OVERSIZE MATERIALS--Scrapbooks]

Pamphlets and notes
undated

Box 2: folder 1
Short stories (unpublished)
undated

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,"
undated

Box 2: folder 9
Poems (by others) and book
ca.1920s

Box 2: folder 10
Miscellaneous writings and sheet music
1913

Box 3: folder 1
Clippings and notes
undated

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
undated

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

Box 4: folder 3
St. Rose of Lima: notes
undated

Box 4: folder 4
The Lady of the House books 1 and 2
undated

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
undated

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
undated

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,"
undated

Box 6: folder 1
"The Ambassador's Apparel,"
undated

Box 6: folder 2
"Company on Laurel,"
undated

Box 6: folder 3
"Discovery,"
undated

Box 6: folder 4
"Dismissal,"
undated

Box 6: folder 5
"Don Genovevo's Dogs,"
undated

Box 6: folder 6
"Eden,"
undated

Box 6: folder 7
"The Extravagant Murder,"
undated

Box 6: folder 8
"The Fantasie,"
undated

Box 6: folder 9
"Father Putters Around,"
undated

Box 6: folder 10
"The Fixed Light,"
undated

Box 6: folder 11
"From the Mother of the Groom,"
undated

Box 6: folder 12
"Fruit,"
undated

Box 6: folder 13
"The Gifted Henry Quakenbush,"
undated

Box 6: folder 14
"Hosea and Jose,"
undated

Box 6: folder 15
"I Lived in Bronx Park,"
undated

Box 6: folder 16
"The Learned Man of Lorja,"
undated

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

Box 6: folder 18
"A Master of the Guild,"
undated

Box 6: folder 19
"A Mountain Voice,"
undated

Box 6: folder 20
"Mute Fate,'
undated

Box 6: folder 21
"No Visitor in Twelve Years,"
undated

Box 6: folder 22
"The Old Place,"
undated

Box 7: folder 1
"Pastoral Call,"
undated

Box 7: folder 2
"The Patient Clock,"
undated

Box 7: folder 3
"A Question of Discipline,"
undated

Box 7: folder 4
"Tonight God Dies,"
undated

Box 7: folder 5
"Rose Calverly,"
undated

Box 7: folder 6
"The Second Flood,"
undated

Box 7: folder 7
"Seek No Further,"
undated

Box 7: folder 8
"The Token,"
undated

Box 7: folder 9
"The Trout in the Wall,"
undated

Box 7: folder 10
"The Unexpected,"
undated

Box 7: folder 11
"When Cactus Meets Pedestrian,"
undated

Box 7: folder 12
"Why Santa and the Cid Made Good,"
undated

Box 7: folder 13
Untitled
undated

Box 7: folder 14
Writings by C. Goring and Jerry Bogardus
undated

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
undated

Box 10: folder 4
Protection of animals: pamphlets and flyers
1947-72

Box 10: folder 5
General

[see also box 11]

Silviano Rodriguez: biographical information, pamphlet, correspondence, and paintings
1913-43

Box 10: folder 6
General

[see also OVERSIZE MATERIALS]

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
undated

Box 10: folder 10
Spain: pamphlets
undated

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 undated

Box 18
General

List with titles in box 10, folder 6.

Colored pencil sketch by Lillian R. Field
undated

Box 18
Posters and printed material regarding the humane treatment of animals
undated

Box 18
Watercolors of Mexico by Silviano Rodriguez
1934-1943 undated

Flat File
General

List with titles in box 10, folder 6.

Watercolor painting by Mina Winelow
undated

Flat File
General

Missing as of January 2016.

BOOKS ON SHELF



Old Dirk's Book, by Raymond Storm
1949



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

Genre terms
  • Books
  • Research
  • Works of art
  • Writings
  • clippings
  • correspondence
  • memorabilia
  • photographs
  • scrapbooks


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