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Collection Number: 05143

Collection Title: Myra Page Papers, 1910-1990

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Size 12.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 4000 items)
Abstract Writer, union activist, and communist Dorothy Markey (nee Dorothy Page Gary) was born in Newport News, Va., in 1897. Under the name Myra Page, Markey was an active political journalist and writer in the 1930s. In the early 1940s, she taught writing at the Writers' School sponsored by the League of American Writers in New York City. During the 1950s and 1960s, she wrote and published the juvenile biographies. Dorothy Markey died in 1993. The collection includes materials relating to the journalistic and literary activities of Dorothy Markey/Myra Page. Included are business and personal correspondence; contracts and other materials concerning the publication of her works in the United States and the Soviet Union; typed and handwritten manuscripts, newspaper clippings, notebooks, and notes relating to the writing of newspaper articles, radio plays, short stories, poems, books, and screenplays; lecture notes, handouts, student writings, and other materials relating to her writing courses; subject files relating to the American South, organized labor, progressive and radical politics, and other topics; and biographical and family materials including photographs of southern sharecroppers and people in the Soviet Union in the 1930s.
Creator Page, Myra, 1897-1993.
Language English
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Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Myra Page Papers #5143, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from May Kanfer of Hastings on Hudson, N.Y., in October 2001 (Acc. 99687).
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Dorothy Markey (nee Dorothy Page Gary), writer, union activist, and communist who wrote as Myra Page, was born into the family of a well-established physician in Newport News, Va., in 1897. After completing high school, she attended Westhampton College in Richmond, Va., graduating in 1918 with a bachelor's degree in English and history. Markey briefly taught school in Richmond before moving to New York City, where she attended Columbia University and earned a master's degree in political science and sociology in 1920. After graduating, she returned to Virginia and worked for one year as the Industrial Secretary for the YWCA in Norfolk helping to "organize southern working women." Markey spent the next several years working as a shop clerk and machine worker in Philadelphia, Pa., and St. Louis, Mo., while she was involved with organizing workers for the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America. From 1924 to 1928, she studied at the University of Minnesota and earned her Ph.D. in sociology by writing and publishing, Southern Cotton Mills and Labor (1929). During this period, she married John Fordyce Markey and joined the Communist Party.

Over the next two decades, under the pen name Myra Page, Markey was a very active political journalist. Her writings about the social, political, and economic conditions in the American South, Mexico, and the Soviet Union appeared in a number of Communist-sponsored papers, including The Daily Worker, The Southern Worker, Working Woman, and Soviet Russia Today. She was one of The Daily Worker's correspondents in the Soviet Union in the early 1930s, and, for a number of years, she served on the editorial board of Soviet Russia Today. It was during this period that she wrote and published Gathering Storm: A Story of the Black Belt (1932); Soviet Main Street (1933); Moscow Yankee (1935); and With Sun in Our Blood (1950), which was later republished as Daughter of the Hills: A Woman's Part in the Coal Miners' Struggle (1986). In the early 1940s, Markey taught short story writing and similar courses at the Writers' School sponsored by the League of American Writers in New York City.

During the 1950s and 1960s, Markey wrote and published the juvenile biographies Explorer of Sound: Michael Pupin (1964) and The Little Giant of Schenectady: Charles Steinmetz (1956), both released under her married name.

Dorothy Markey died in 1993.

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The Myra Page papers includes materials relating to the journalistic and literary activities of writer, union activist, and communist Dorothy Markey (nee Dorothy Page Gary), who wrote under the name of Myra Page. Included are business and personal correspondence; contracts and other materials concerning the publication of her works in the United States and the Soviet Union; typed and handwritten manuscripts, newspaper clippings, notebooks, and notes relating to the writing of newspaper articles, radio plays, short stories, poems, books, and screenplays; lecture notes, handouts, student writings, and other materials relating to writing courses that she taught during the 1940s in New York City for the League of American Writers; subject files relating to the American South, organized labor, progressive and radical politics, and other topics; and biographical and family materials, including an annotated transcript of her interview with the Southern Oral History Program and photographs of southern sharecroppers and people in the Soviet Union in the 1930s.

Short journalistic and literary works are articles and short stories written for publication in The Daily Worker, The Southern Worker, Working Woman, and Soviet Russia Today. They concern progressive politics, labor issues in the South, life and politics during the 1930s in the Soviet Union and Mexico, and the United States homefront during World War II. Longer works include juvenile biographies ( Explorer of Sound: Michael Pupin (1964), "Joseph Henry: Genius Who Inherited Franklin's Mantel" (unpublished); and The Little Giant of Schenectady: Charles Steinmetz (1956)); an unproduced screenplay ("Mona Lisa and Da Vinci"); an unpublished autobiographical novel ("Soundings"); and With Sun in Our Blood (1950), which was reissued as Daughter of the Hills (1986).

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Correspondence, 1925-1990.

About 500 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Chiefly letters to Myra Page/Dorothy Markey with some drafts of her letters to others. Most of the letters date from the 1960s to the 1980s, but there are clusters of earlier letters from the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s. Topics vary, but the dominant theme is Page's efforts to publish her writings. There are also a few letters from Mexico and the Soviet Union that date from the 1930s.

Folder 1

1925-1937 #05143, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1925-1990." Folder 1

Folder 2

1937-1939 #05143, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1925-1990." Folder 2

Folder 3

1940s #05143, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1925-1990." Folder 3

Folder 4

1950s #05143, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1925-1990." Folder 4

Folder 5

1960-1964 #05143, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1925-1990." Folder 5

Folder 6

1964-1967 #05143, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1925-1990." Folder 6

Folder 7

1967-1969 #05143, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1925-1990." Folder 7

Folder 8

1971-1975 #05143, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1925-1990." Folder 8

Folder 9

1975-1976 #05143, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1925-1990." Folder 9

Folder 10

1977-1978 #05143, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1925-1990." Folder 10

Folder 11

1979 #05143, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1925-1990." Folder 11

Folder 12

1980-1982 #05143, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1925-1990." Folder 12

Folder 13

1983-1984 #05143, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1925-1990." Folder 13

Folder 14

1985 #05143, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1925-1990." Folder 14

Folder 15

1986-1988 #05143, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1925-1990." Folder 15

Folder 16

1988-1990 #05143, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1925-1990." Folder 16

Folder 17-18

Folder 17

Folder 18

Undated and letter fragments #05143, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1925-1990." Folder 17-18

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About 100 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Contracts, advertisements, and other business materials relating to the publication of Myra Page's works. Included are materials from the 1930s that relate to the publication of her works in the Soviet Union.

Folder 19

1932-1940 #05143, Series: "2. Publishing Materials, 1932-1988." Folder 19

Folder 20

1950-1959 #05143, Series: "2. Publishing Materials, 1932-1988." Folder 20

Folder 21

1962-1988 #05143, Series: "2. Publishing Materials, 1932-1988." Folder 21

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 3. Writings and Related Materials, 1919-1987.

About 2300 items.

Arrangement: by type of work.

Chiefly typed manuscripts, newspaper clippings, and research notes relating to books, newspaper articles, radio and screen plays, short stories, poems, and other works written as Myra Page or Dorothy Markey. Also included are published reviews of her book-length works.

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About 1000 items.

Chiefly typed manuscripts, newspaper clippings, and notes relating to newspaper articles, radio plays, short stories, poems, and other short journalistic or literary works written as Myra Page or Dorothy Markey. Topics include progressive politics, labor issues in the American South, life and politics in the Soviet Union and Mexico, and the homefront during World War II.

Note that that there are working notes in series 3.4 that may relate to the works in this series.

Folder 22

"Alabama Strikes Again," 1934 #05143, Subseries: "3.1. Short Works, 1924-1981." Folder 22

Folder 23

"Angelo Herndon Waits" #05143, Subseries: "3.1. Short Works, 1924-1981." Folder 23

Folder 24

Appointment in Tunisia (radio play) #05143, Subseries: "3.1. Short Works, 1924-1981." Folder 24

Folder 25-30

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Folder 26

Folder 27

Folder 28

Folder 29

Folder 30

"The Ballad Woman" or "Hunt's Way" #05143, Subseries: "3.1. Short Works, 1924-1981." Folder 25-30

Folder 31

"Beal's Thirty Pieces of Silver," 1935 #05143, Subseries: "3.1. Short Works, 1924-1981." Folder 31

Folder 32

"Billy Grogan's Adventure in Central Park" #05143, Subseries: "3.1. Short Works, 1924-1981." Folder 32

Folder 33

"In the Black Belt," 1934 #05143, Subseries: "3.1. Short Works, 1924-1981." Folder 33

Folder 34

"The Changeling" #05143, Subseries: "3.1. Short Works, 1924-1981." Folder 34

Folder 35

"The Changes that Come with a Union," 1981 #05143, Subseries: "3.1. Short Works, 1924-1981." Folder 35

Folder 36

"Cleveland, A Mass Story" #05143, Subseries: "3.1. Short Works, 1924-1981." Folder 36

Folder 37

"Color-Blind," 1931 #05143, Subseries: "3.1. Short Works, 1924-1981." Folder 37

Folder 38

"A Commoner's School" #05143, Subseries: "3.1. Short Works, 1924-1981." Folder 38

Folder 39

"Coondog Politics" #05143, Subseries: "3.1. Short Works, 1924-1981." Folder 39

Folder 40

"The Cotton Mill Rileys" #05143, Subseries: "3.1. Short Works, 1924-1981." Folder 40

Folder 41

Escape, 1924 (one-act play) #05143, Subseries: "3.1. Short Works, 1924-1981." Folder 41

Folder 42

"Extending the Writer's Audience" #05143, Subseries: "3.1. Short Works, 1924-1981." Folder 42

Folder 43

"Florrie" #05143, Subseries: "3.1. Short Works, 1924-1981." Folder 43

Folder 44

"For More of the Real Stuff," 1934 #05143, Subseries: "3.1. Short Works, 1924-1981." Folder 44

Folder 45

Writers of the World on the Soviet Union (for the book) #05143, Subseries: "3.1. Short Works, 1924-1981." Folder 45

Folder 46

"First Encounter" #05143, Subseries: "3.1. Short Works, 1924-1981." Folder 46

Folder 47

"Five Smart Girls," 1938 #05143, Subseries: "3.1. Short Works, 1924-1981." Folder 47

Folder 48

Gathering Storm (extracts) #05143, Subseries: "3.1. Short Works, 1924-1981." Folder 48

Folder 49

"Gift for a Child," 1935 #05143, Subseries: "3.1. Short Works, 1924-1981." Folder 49

Folder 50

"The Girl Who Was Afraid," 1937 #05143, Subseries: "3.1. Short Works, 1924-1981." Folder 50

Folder 51

"Gold" #05143, Subseries: "3.1. Short Works, 1924-1981." Folder 51

Folder 52

"Go Tell it on the Mountain," 1980 #05143, Subseries: "3.1. Short Works, 1924-1981." Folder 52

Folder 53

"Hallie Flanagan," 1936 #05143, Subseries: "3.1. Short Works, 1924-1981." Folder 53

Folder 54

"Half a Buck," 1938 #05143, Subseries: "3.1. Short Works, 1924-1981." Folder 54

Folder 55

It Happened on May First (pamphlet) #05143, Subseries: "3.1. Short Works, 1924-1981." Folder 55

Folder 56

The Heart Finds Shelter: Stories from the 30s, 1984 (preface) #05143, Subseries: "3.1. Short Works, 1924-1981." Folder 56

Folder 57

"The Hideout," 1983 #05143, Subseries: "3.1. Short Works, 1924-1981." Folder 57

Folder 58

"Hilltop Fishing" #05143, Subseries: "3.1. Short Works, 1924-1981." Folder 58

Folder 59

"Hole in the Sky" #05143, Subseries: "3.1. Short Works, 1924-1981." Folder 59

Folder 60

"A House Divided," 1940 #05143, Subseries: "3.1. Short Works, 1924-1981." Folder 60

Folder 61

"How the Trouble Started" #05143, Subseries: "3.1. Short Works, 1924-1981." Folder 61

Folder 62

"I Saw Death in Ford's," 1936 #05143, Subseries: "3.1. Short Works, 1924-1981." Folder 62

Folder 63

"Jobs for All" #05143, Subseries: "3.1. Short Works, 1924-1981." Folder 63

Folder 64

"John Paul Jones Sails Again," 1940s #05143, Subseries: "3.1. Short Works, 1924-1981." Folder 64

Folder 65

"In the Land of King Cotton" #05143, Subseries: "3.1. Short Works, 1924-1981." Folder 65

Folder 66

Labor: Newspaper articles, 1930s #05143, Subseries: "3.1. Short Works, 1924-1981." Folder 66

Folder 67

"Land to its Toilers," 1936 #05143, Subseries: "3.1. Short Works, 1924-1981." Folder 67

Folder 68

"The Last Word" #05143, Subseries: "3.1. Short Works, 1924-1981." Folder 68

Folder 69

"The Late Miss Appleby" #05143, Subseries: "3.1. Short Works, 1924-1981." Folder 69

Folder 70

"Life in These United States" #05143, Subseries: "3.1. Short Works, 1924-1981." Folder 70

Folder 71

"Louise and Will" #05143, Subseries: "3.1. Short Works, 1924-1981." Folder 71

Folder 72

"Malraux on Spain," 1937 #05143, Subseries: "3.1. Short Works, 1924-1981." Folder 72

Folder 73

"Management as a Function of Unionism," 1925 #05143, Subseries: "3.1. Short Works, 1924-1981." Folder 73

Folder 74

"Marriage and Youth" #05143, Subseries: "3.1. Short Works, 1924-1981." Folder 74

Folder 75

"May Storm: a story," 1930 #05143, Subseries: "3.1. Short Works, 1924-1981." Folder 75

Folder 76

"John Masefield: The Centenary of JM's Birth, 1878-1978," 1978 #05143, Subseries: "3.1. Short Works, 1924-1981." Folder 76

Folder 77

"Men in Chains," 1935 #05143, Subseries: "3.1. Short Works, 1924-1981." Folder 77

Folder 78

"Men Who Keep'em Sailing" or "They Keep'em Sailing," #05143, Subseries: "3.1. Short Works, 1924-1981." Folder 78

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Folder 80

Folder 81

Mexico: Newspaper articles, 1938 #05143, Subseries: "3.1. Short Works, 1924-1981." Folder 79-81

Folder 82

"Miners' Children are Striking Too," 1931 #05143, Subseries: "3.1. Short Works, 1924-1981." Folder 82

Folder 83

"Mixed Destinies" #05143, Subseries: "3.1. Short Works, 1924-1981." Folder 83

Folder 84

"Molly Malone Talks Union" #05143, Subseries: "3.1. Short Works, 1924-1981." Folder 84

Folder 85-86

Folder 85

Folder 86

"Money on Trees" #05143, Subseries: "3.1. Short Works, 1924-1981." Folder 85-86

Folder 87-88

Folder 87

Folder 88

Moscow Yankee, 1933? (play) #05143, Subseries: "3.1. Short Works, 1924-1981." Folder 87-88

Folder 89

"New York Sketches," 1929-1930 #05143, Subseries: "3.1. Short Works, 1924-1981." Folder 89

Folder 90

"A New South" #05143, Subseries: "3.1. Short Works, 1924-1981." Folder 90

Folder 91

"Newport News Shipyard Workers Build on Union Victory," 1980 #05143, Subseries: "3.1. Short Works, 1924-1981." Folder 91

Folder 92

"News from Home: When the Time Comes," 1942 #05143, Subseries: "3.1. Short Works, 1924-1981." Folder 92

Folder 93

"A Nickle-Pusher Talks" #05143, Subseries: "3.1. Short Works, 1924-1981." Folder 93

Folder 94

"Office Worker" #05143, Subseries: "3.1. Short Works, 1924-1981." Folder 94

Folder 95

"One of Ours" #05143, Subseries: "3.1. Short Works, 1924-1981." Folder 95

Folder 96

"On the Picketline," 1934 #05143, Subseries: "3.1. Short Works, 1924-1981." Folder 96

Folder 97

"The Outlook in Southern Textiles" #05143, Subseries: "3.1. Short Works, 1924-1981." Folder 97

Folder 98

"Pickets and Slippery Slicks," 1931 #05143, Subseries: "3.1. Short Works, 1924-1981." Folder 98

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Folder 99

Folder 100

Folder 101

Folder 102

Poems #05143, Subseries: "3.1. Short Works, 1924-1981." Folder 99-102

Folder 103

"Polk County, USA," 1936 #05143, Subseries: "3.1. Short Works, 1924-1981." Folder 103

Folder 104

"The Proliterati Look at Joyce" #05143, Subseries: "3.1. Short Works, 1924-1981." Folder 104

Folder 105

"Reading for Peace" #05143, Subseries: "3.1. Short Works, 1924-1981." Folder 105

Folder 106

"Reds in the Cotton" #05143, Subseries: "3.1. Short Works, 1924-1981." Folder 106

Folder 107

"Reds in the Cotton, Reds in the Steel" #05143, Subseries: "3.1. Short Works, 1924-1981." Folder 107

Folder 108

"Report to the CPUSA on Trip South," 1934 #05143, Subseries: "3.1. Short Works, 1924-1981." Folder 108

Folder 109

"A Ride to Heaven" or "Ma Wrestles a Coal Car" #05143, Subseries: "3.1. Short Works, 1924-1981." Folder 109

Folder 110

"The River Flats-Minneapolis," 1928 #05143, Subseries: "3.1. Short Works, 1924-1981." Folder 110

Folder 111

"Second Best" #05143, Subseries: "3.1. Short Works, 1924-1981." Folder 111

Folder 112

"Second Lead" #05143, Subseries: "3.1. Short Works, 1924-1981." Folder 112

Folder 113

"Six Giddy Ducks" #05143, Subseries: "3.1. Short Works, 1924-1981." Folder 113

Folder 114

"Skipper" #05143, Subseries: "3.1. Short Works, 1924-1981." Folder 114

Folder 115

"Some Behavioral Patterns of Carolina Textile Workers" #05143, Subseries: "3.1. Short Works, 1924-1981." Folder 115

Folder 116

"On Southern Cotton Mills," 1929-1930 #05143, Subseries: "3.1. Short Works, 1924-1981." Folder 116

Folder 117

"Southern Tenant Farmers' Union Militant Croppers' Organization: 2nd Annual Convention" #05143, Subseries: "3.1. Short Works, 1924-1981." Folder 117

Folder 118

"Southern Tragedy," 1944 #05143, Subseries: "3.1. Short Works, 1924-1981." Folder 118

Folder 119

Southern Unions: Fragments #05143, Subseries: "3.1. Short Works, 1924-1981." Folder 119

Folder 120

"The South Reports," 1932 #05143, Subseries: "3.1. Short Works, 1924-1981." Folder 120

Folder 121

"The South Talks Re-Strike," 1934 #05143, Subseries: "3.1. Short Works, 1924-1981." Folder 121

Folder 122

"A South Where Kluxers Can't Go," 1933 #05143, Subseries: "3.1. Short Works, 1924-1981." Folder 122

Folder 123-126

Folder 123

Folder 124

Folder 125

Folder 126

Soviet Union: Articles #05143, Subseries: "3.1. Short Works, 1924-1981." Folder 123-126

Folder 127-128

Folder 127

Folder 128

Sword or the Plow (a play) #05143, Subseries: "3.1. Short Works, 1924-1981." Folder 127-128

Folder 129

Talk: Westhampton College, 1934 #05143, Subseries: "3.1. Short Works, 1924-1981." Folder 129

Folder 130

"Tear Gas" #05143, Subseries: "3.1. Short Works, 1924-1981." Folder 130

Folder 131

"A Ticket to Shovel Snow" #05143, Subseries: "3.1. Short Works, 1924-1981." Folder 131

Folder 132

"The Tooth" #05143, Subseries: "3.1. Short Works, 1924-1981." Folder 132

Folder 133-134

Folder 133

Folder 134

"Tuck" #05143, Subseries: "3.1. Short Works, 1924-1981." Folder 133-134

Folder 135

"Uncle Sam Plays Santa Claus" #05143, Subseries: "3.1. Short Works, 1924-1981." Folder 135

Folder 136

"The Union Ramparts We Watch" #05143, Subseries: "3.1. Short Works, 1924-1981." Folder 136

Folder 137

"Unto Them a Child" #05143, Subseries: "3.1. Short Works, 1924-1981." Folder 137

Folder 138

"The Victor" #05143, Subseries: "3.1. Short Works, 1924-1981." Folder 138

Folder 139

"Victory begins at Home" #05143, Subseries: "3.1. Short Works, 1924-1981." Folder 139

Folder 140

"Virginia: Native's Return" #05143, Subseries: "3.1. Short Works, 1924-1981." Folder 140

Folder 141

"Virginia Steps Out," 1944 #05143, Subseries: "3.1. Short Works, 1924-1981." Folder 141

Folder 142

The Healer or The Wound Dresser (radio play about Walt Whitman) #05143, Subseries: "3.1. Short Works, 1924-1981." Folder 142

Folder 143

"Warum" #05143, Subseries: "3.1. Short Works, 1924-1981." Folder 143

Folder 144-145

Folder 144

Folder 145

Water, 1938 (one-act play) #05143, Subseries: "3.1. Short Works, 1924-1981." Folder 144-145

Folder 146

"We Want Our Children," 1937 #05143, Subseries: "3.1. Short Works, 1924-1981." Folder 146

Folder 147

"We'll Not Forget You, Ella May," 1934 #05143, Subseries: "3.1. Short Works, 1924-1981." Folder 147

Folder 148

"When the Sun Begins to Shine" #05143, Subseries: "3.1. Short Works, 1924-1981." Folder 148

Folder 149

When the Time Comes (radio play) #05143, Subseries: "3.1. Short Works, 1924-1981." Folder 149

Folder 150

"Why Martha Came Home," 1930 #05143, Subseries: "3.1. Short Works, 1924-1981." Folder 150

Folder 151

"Women in Literature" #05143, Subseries: "3.1. Short Works, 1924-1981." Folder 151

Folder 152

"Women in War Industries," 1942 #05143, Subseries: "3.1. Short Works, 1924-1981." Folder 152

Folder 153

"A Woman of the People" #05143, Subseries: "3.1. Short Works, 1924-1981." Folder 153

Folder 154

"Writers and the South" #05143, Subseries: "3.1. Short Works, 1924-1981." Folder 154

Folder 155

"Youth's Rebellion" #05143, Subseries: "3.1. Short Works, 1924-1981." Folder 155

Folder 156

Untitled articles #05143, Subseries: "3.1. Short Works, 1924-1981." Folder 156

Folder 157

Book reviews, 1930s-1970s #05143, Subseries: "3.1. Short Works, 1924-1981." Folder 157

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.2. Long Works, 1950s-1980s.

About 1000 items.

Arrangement: alphabetical.

Typed annotated manuscripts, manuscript fragments, research notes, derivative works, and other materials associated with the book-length works written as Myra Page or Dorothy Markey.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.2.1. Explorer of Sound: Michael Pupin.

About 150 items.

Typed annotated manuscripts, research notes, and manuscript fragments of Explorer of Sound: Michael Pupin, a juvenile bography of Hungarian-born, American inventor and physicist, Michael Idvorsky Pupin (1858-1935). This work was first published in 1964 under the name Dorothy Markey.

Folder 158-165

Folder 158

Folder 159

Folder 160

Folder 161

Folder 162

Folder 163

Folder 164

Folder 165

Manuscripts #05143, Subseries: "3.2.1. Explorer of Sound: Michael Pupin." Folder 158-165

Folder 166

Notes #05143, Subseries: "3.2.1. Explorer of Sound: Michael Pupin." Folder 166

Folder 167-169

Folder 167

Folder 168

Folder 169

Manuscript fragments #05143, Subseries: "3.2.1. Explorer of Sound: Michael Pupin." Folder 167-169

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.2.2. Joseph Henry: Genius Who Inherited Franklin's Mantel.

About 50 items.

Typed annotated manuscripts, research notes, and manuscript fragments of "Joseph Henry: Genius Who Inherited Franklin's Mantel," an unpublished juvenile biography of Joseph Henry (1797-1878), 19th-century American scientist who served as the first director of the Smithsonian Institution.

Folder 170-172

Folder 170

Folder 171

Folder 172

Partial manuscripts #05143, Subseries: "3.2.2. Joseph Henry: Genius Who Inherited Franklin's Mantel." Folder 170-172

Folder 173-174

Folder 173

Folder 174

Partial manuscripts with critiques #05143, Subseries: "3.2.2. Joseph Henry: Genius Who Inherited Franklin's Mantel." Folder 173-174

Folder 175-177

Folder 175

Folder 176

Folder 177

Notes #05143, Subseries: "3.2.2. Joseph Henry: Genius Who Inherited Franklin's Mantel." Folder 175-177

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.2.3. The Little Giant of Schenectady: A Story of Charles Steinmetz.

About 50 items.

Typed annotated manuscripts, research notes, manuscript fragments, and an audiotaped reading of The Little Giant of Schenectady: A Story of Charles Steinmetz, a juvenile biography of Prussian-born, American electrical engineer, inventor, and socialist, Charles Proteus Steinmetz (1865-1923). This work was published in 1956 under the name Dorothy Markey.

Audiotape C-5143/1-3

C-5143/1

C-5143/2

C-5143/3

Audiotape recording of reading by Dorothy Markey of The Little Giant of Schenectady: A Story of Charles Steinmetz #05143, Subseries: "3.2.3. The Little Giant of Schenectady: A Story of Charles Steinmetz." C-5143/1-3

Folder 178-181

Folder 178

Folder 179

Folder 180

Folder 181

Manuscripts #05143, Subseries: "3.2.3. The Little Giant of Schenectady: A Story of Charles Steinmetz." Folder 178-181

Folder 182

Manuscript fragments #05143, Subseries: "3.2.3. The Little Giant of Schenectady: A Story of Charles Steinmetz." Folder 182

Folder 183

Notes #05143, Subseries: "3.2.3. The Little Giant of Schenectady: A Story of Charles Steinmetz." Folder 183

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.2.4. Mona Lisa and Da Vinci, A Screenplay.

About 100 items.

Typed annotated manuscripts, research notes, and manuscript fragments of "Mona Lisa and Da Vinci," an unproduced screenplay that was written under the names Myra Page and Jonathan Finn.

Folder 184-186

Folder 184

Folder 185

Folder 186

Manuscripts #05143, Subseries: "3.2.4. Mona Lisa and Da Vinci, A Screenplay." Folder 184-186

Folder 187

Manuscript fragments #05143, Subseries: "3.2.4. Mona Lisa and Da Vinci, A Screenplay." Folder 187

Folder 188

Notes #05143, Subseries: "3.2.4. Mona Lisa and Da Vinci, A Screenplay." Folder 188

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About 500 items.

Typed annotated manuscripts, research notes, manuscript fragments, and excerpts of "Soundings," an unpublished autobiographical novel written under the name Myra Page.

Folder 189-201

Folder 189

Folder 190

Folder 191

Folder 192

Folder 193

Folder 194

Folder 195

Folder 196

Folder 197

Folder 198

Folder 199

Folder 200

Folder 201

Partial manuscripts #05143, Subseries: "3.2.5. Soundings." Folder 189-201

Folder 202-220

Folder 202

Folder 203

Folder 204

Folder 205

Folder 206

Folder 207

Folder 208

Folder 209

Folder 210

Folder 211

Folder 212

Folder 213

Folder 214

Folder 215

Folder 216

Folder 217

Folder 218

Folder 219

Folder 220

Manuscript fragments #05143, Subseries: "3.2.5. Soundings." Folder 202-220

Folder 221-226

Folder 221

Folder 222

Folder 223

Folder 224

Folder 225

Folder 226

Notes #05143, Subseries: "3.2.5. Soundings." Folder 221-226

Folder 227

"Tidewater Girl" #05143, Subseries: "3.2.5. Soundings." Folder 227

Folder 228

"Daughter of Man" #05143, Subseries: "3.2.5. Soundings." Folder 228

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.2.6. With Sun in Our Blood or Daughter of the Hills: A Woman's Part in the Coal Miners' Struggle.

About 150 items.

Typed annotated manuscripts, research notes, manuscript fragments, derivative works, and a dust jacket relating to With Sun in Our Blood and Daughter of the Hills. With Sun in Our Blood was first published in 1950 and subsequently republished in 1986 as Daughter of the Hills.

Folder 229-230

Folder 229

Folder 230

Daughter of the Hills: Partial manuscript #05143, Subseries: "3.2.6. With Sun in Our Blood or Daughter of the Hills: A Woman's Part in the Coal Miners' Struggle." Folder 229-230

Folder 231-232

Folder 231

Folder 232

Dolly Hawkins and John Cooper: Manuscript fragments #05143, Subseries: "3.2.6. With Sun in Our Blood or Daughter of the Hills: A Woman's Part in the Coal Miners' Struggle." Folder 231-232

Folder 233

With Sun in Our Blood: Partial manuscript #05143, Subseries: "3.2.6. With Sun in Our Blood or Daughter of the Hills: A Woman's Part in the Coal Miners' Struggle." Folder 233

Folder 234

The Heart Finds Shelter: Partial manuscript #05143, Subseries: "3.2.6. With Sun in Our Blood or Daughter of the Hills: A Woman's Part in the Coal Miners' Struggle." Folder 234

Folder 235

Daughter of the Hills: Afterword #05143, Subseries: "3.2.6. With Sun in Our Blood or Daughter of the Hills: A Woman's Part in the Coal Miners' Struggle." Folder 235

Folder 236

"When the Hills Move" #05143, Subseries: "3.2.6. With Sun in Our Blood or Daughter of the Hills: A Woman's Part in the Coal Miners' Struggle." Folder 236

Folder 237

"Miner's Woman" #05143, Subseries: "3.2.6. With Sun in Our Blood or Daughter of the Hills: A Woman's Part in the Coal Miners' Struggle." Folder 237

Folder 238

"The Dead Return" #05143, Subseries: "3.2.6. With Sun in Our Blood or Daughter of the Hills: A Woman's Part in the Coal Miners' Struggle." Folder 238

Folder 239

"The March on Chumley Hollow": Short story #05143, Subseries: "3.2.6. With Sun in Our Blood or Daughter of the Hills: A Woman's Part in the Coal Miners' Struggle." Folder 239

Folder 240

The March on Chumley Hollow: Radio play #05143, Subseries: "3.2.6. With Sun in Our Blood or Daughter of the Hills: A Woman's Part in the Coal Miners' Struggle." Folder 240

Folder 241

Dolly Hawkins and John Cooper: Notes #05143, Subseries: "3.2.6. With Sun in Our Blood or Daughter of the Hills: A Woman's Part in the Coal Miners' Struggle." Folder 241

Folder 242

Dolly Hawkins and John Cooper: Critiques #05143, Subseries: "3.2.6. With Sun in Our Blood or Daughter of the Hills: A Woman's Part in the Coal Miners' Struggle." Folder 242

Folder 243

With Sun in Our Blood: Book jacket #05143, Subseries: "3.2.6. With Sun in Our Blood or Daughter of the Hills: A Woman's Part in the Coal Miners' Struggle." Folder 243

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.3. Reviews of Books, 1933-1987.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.4. Journals, Notebooks, and Notes, 1919-1987.

About 300 items.

A journal of poems, several working research notebooks, and loose-leaf notes chiefly relating to Page's literary and journalistic projects. When possible, notes readily identifiable as relating to specific works have been placed with the relevant materials in series 3.2 for short works and 3.3 for book-length works.

Folder 250-251

Folder 250

Folder 251

Journal of poems and enclosures, 1919 #05143, Subseries: "3.4. Journals, Notebooks, and Notes, 1919-1987." Folder 250-251

Folder 252

Notebook: Mexico, 1938 #05143, Subseries: "3.4. Journals, Notebooks, and Notes, 1919-1987." Folder 252

Folder 253-258

Folder 253

Folder 254

Folder 255

Folder 256

Folder 257

Folder 258

Notebooks #05143, Subseries: "3.4. Journals, Notebooks, and Notes, 1919-1987." Folder 253-258

Folder 259-261

Folder 259

Folder 260

Folder 261

Scrapbook and enclosures, 1950s #05143, Subseries: "3.4. Journals, Notebooks, and Notes, 1919-1987." Folder 259-261

Folder 262-267

Folder 262

Folder 263

Folder 264

Folder 265

Folder 266

Folder 267

Notes #05143, Subseries: "3.4. Journals, Notebooks, and Notes, 1919-1987." Folder 262-267

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 4. Writing Courses, 1940-1981.

About 300 items.

Lecture notes, handouts, student writings, and other materials related to the writing courses that Myra Page taught in New York City for the League of American Writers. Also included are materials from a children's writing contest and a poetry workshop that she attended.

Folder 268-278

Folder 268

Folder 269

Folder 270

Folder 271

Folder 272

Folder 273

Folder 274

Folder 275

Folder 276

Folder 277

Folder 278

League of American Writers, Writers' School, 1940s #05143, Series: "4. Writing Courses, 1940-1981." Folder 268-278

Folder 279

Hudson River Coalition children's writing contest, 1975 #05143, Series: "4. Writing Courses, 1940-1981." Folder 279

Folder 280

Poetry workshop, 1981 #05143, Series: "4. Writing Courses, 1940-1981." Folder 280

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 5. Subject Files, 1919-1988.

About 400 items.

Files created from materials collected by Page. Included are newsletters, magazines, pamphlets, flyers, articles, and other materials clustering around topical areas such as the southeastern United States, especially Appalachia and the Highlander Folk School; organized labor, primarily the steelworkers in the shipyards of Newport News, Va., and the coal miners of Southern Appalachia; progressive and radical politics; and other subjects.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 5.2. Labor Unions, 1919-1986.

About 100 items.

Pamphlets, flyers, newsletters, articles, and other materials concerning organized labor in the southeastern United States. The collected materials relate primarily to mine workers in Appalachia, striking steelworkers from the shipyards in Newport News, Va., and textile workers and the Southern Tenant Farmers' Union.

Folder 294

United Mine Workers' Journal, 1972 #05143, Subseries: "5.2. Labor Unions, 1919-1986." Folder 294

Folder 295

Mine workers: Pamphlets #05143, Subseries: "5.2. Labor Unions, 1919-1986." Folder 295

Folder 296

TCI Blast: A Paper that Stands for the TCI Worker, 1934 #05143, Subseries: "5.2. Labor Unions, 1919-1986." Folder 296

Folder 297

Newport News Shipbuilding Strike Bulletin, 1979 #05143, Subseries: "5.2. Labor Unions, 1919-1986." Folder 297

Folder 298

United Steelworkers of America: Pamphlets, 1976-1980 and undated #05143, Subseries: "5.2. Labor Unions, 1919-1986." Folder 298

Folder 299-300

Folder 299

Folder 300

Virginia United Steelworkers of America, 1978-1985 and undated #05143, Subseries: "5.2. Labor Unions, 1919-1986." Folder 299-300

Folder 301

The Voyager: Newsletter of Local 8888 of the United Steelworkers of America, 1980-1985 #05143, Subseries: "5.2. Labor Unions, 1919-1986." Folder 301

Folder 302

Textile workers: Miscellaneous materials, 1937-1981 and undated #05143, Subseries: "5.2. Labor Unions, 1919-1986." Folder 302

Folder 303

Labor: Miscellaneous materials, 1939-1981 and undated #05143, Subseries: "5.2. Labor Unions, 1919-1986." Folder 303

Folder 304

Labor: Pamphlets, 1919-1986 #05143, Subseries: "5.2. Labor Unions, 1919-1986." Folder 304

Folder 305

Southern Tenant Farmers Union, 1930s-1980s #05143, Subseries: "5.2. Labor Unions, 1919-1986." Folder 305

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 5.3. Progressive and Radical Politics, 1939-1986.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 5.4. Miscellaneous, 1930s-1982.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 6. Biographical and Family Materials, 1910-1986.

About 200 items.

Autobiographical notes; annotated transcripts of an oral history interview; photographs; newspaper clippings; genealogical materials; a college yearbook; and materials relating to educational, social, civic, and professional organizations with which Dorothy Markey was associated. There is a file related to a Piccoli sculpture that the Markeys donated to the Hudson River Museum. Photographs include pictures of southern sharecroppers and people in the Soviet Union that were taken in the 1930s.

Folder 322

Autobiographical notes, 1930s-1980s #05143, Series: "6. Biographical and Family Materials, 1910-1986." Folder 322

Folder 323-324

Folder 323

Folder 324

Annotated typed transcripts of interviews of Dorothy Markey by Mary Frederickson (see also interview G-42, Southern Oral History Program Collection), 1975 and 1986 #05143, Series: "6. Biographical and Family Materials, 1910-1986." Folder 323-324

Folder P-5143/1

Photographs of Dorothy Markey/Myra Page, 1920s-1980s #05143, Series: "6. Biographical and Family Materials, 1910-1986." Folder P-5143/1

Folder P-5143/2

Photographs of friends and family, 1920s-1980s #05143, Series: "6. Biographical and Family Materials, 1910-1986." Folder P-5143/2

Folder P-5143/3

Photographs of places, 1930-1960s #05143, Series: "6. Biographical and Family Materials, 1910-1986." Folder P-5143/3

Folder 325-326

Folder 325

Folder 326

Markey family newspaper clippings, 1970s-1980s #05143, Series: "6. Biographical and Family Materials, 1910-1986." Folder 325-326

Folder 327

Postcards #05143, Series: "6. Biographical and Family Materials, 1910-1986." Folder 327

Folder 328

Family history materials, 1910 and undated #05143, Series: "6. Biographical and Family Materials, 1910-1986." Folder 328

Folder 329

Piccoli sculpture donation to the Hudson River Museum, 1972-1973 #05143, Series: "6. Biographical and Family Materials, 1910-1986." Folder 329

Folder 330

Westhampton College yearbook, 1918 #05143, Series: "6. Biographical and Family Materials, 1910-1986." Folder 330

Folder 331-332

Folder 331

Folder 332

Westhampton College alumni materials, 1955-1988 and undated #05143, Series: "6. Biographical and Family Materials, 1910-1986." Folder 331-332

Folder 333-334

Folder 333

Folder 334

North River Navigator, Hudson River Group, 1957-1986 and undated #05143, Series: "6. Biographical and Family Materials, 1910-1986." Folder 333-334

Folder 335-336

Folder 335

Folder 336

Professional writers' organizations, 1941-1991 and undated #05143, Series: "6. Biographical and Family Materials, 1910-1986." Folder 335-336

Folder 337-338

Folder 337

Folder 338

Yonkers, N.Y., social and civic organizations, 1963-1986 and undated #05143, Series: "6. Biographical and Family Materials, 1910-1986." Folder 337-338

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 7. Books, 1923-1981.

9 items.

Books from Myra Page's library, some with inscriptions.

Box 25

American Business Consultants. Red Channels: The Report of Communist Influence in Radio and Television. Counterattack: The Newsletter of Facts to Combat Communism, New York, 1950. #05143, Series: "7. Books, 1923-1981." Box 25

Copy was a holding of Time, Inc. Editorial Library.

Brewster, Dorothy. East-West Passage: A Study in Literary Relationships. George Allen and Unwin, London, 1954. #05143, Series: "7. Books, 1923-1981." Box 25

Inscription to Annette Rubinstein from Dorothy Brewster, dated July 1954.

Clark, Septima P. Echo in My Soul. E.P. Dutton and company, New York, 1962. #05143, Series: "7. Books, 1923-1981." Box 25

Inscription to Myra Page and her husband from Septima Clark, dated May 1962.

Federal Writers' Project. These Are Our Lives: As Told by the People and Written by Members of the Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress Administration in North Carolina, Tennessee, and Georgia.. University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, 1939. #05143, Series: "7. Books, 1923-1981." Box 25

Signed: Corliss and Margaret Lamont.

Johnson, James Weldon, editor. The Book of American Negro Spirituals. Viking Press, New York, 1925. #05143, Series: "7. Books, 1923-1981." Box 25

Johnson, James Weldon, editor. The Second Book of American Negro Spirituals. Viking Press, New York, 1926. #05143, Series: "7. Books, 1923-1981." Box 25

LeSueur, Meridel. Ripening: Selected Work, 1927-1980. The Feminist Press, New York, 1981. #05143, Series: "7. Books, 1923-1981." Box 25

Inscription to Myra Page from Meridel LeSueur, dated 1982.

Perlman, Selig. A Hstory of Trade Unionism in the United States. MacMillan, New York, 1923. #05143, Series: "7. Books, 1923-1981." Box 25

Annotated. On inside cover is written: Katharine D. Lumpkin and her street address.

Rhyne, Jennings J.. Some Southern Cotton Mill Workers and Their Villages. University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, 1930. #05143, Series: "7. Books, 1923-1981." Box 25

Annotated by Myra Page.

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Items separated include photographs (P-5143), audiotapes (C-5143), and oversize papers (0P-5143).

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Processing Information

Processed by: Matthew Turi, February 2004

Encoded by: Matthew Turi, March 2004

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