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Day, Dorothy - Correspondence., 07/24/1935-10/01/1960

 File — Box: 13, Folder: 38
Identifier: GAMMS472.1.1009

Series-level Scope and Content Note

From the Series:

The Individual Authors Series contains correspondence, manuscripts, questionnaires from the Gallery of Living Catholic Authors, photos, publications, and clippings relating to individual authors who were accepted or considered as members of the Gallery of Living Catholic Authors established by Sister Mary Joseph, S.L., in 1932. The series is arranged alphabetically by author. Boxes 1-66.


  • 07/24/1935-10/01/1960

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From the Collection: 125 Linear Feet (84 boxes)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Container Summary

TLS from Dorothy Day, elected to the Gallery of Living Catholic Authors in 1935, to Sister Mary Joseph informs SMJ that "Much as [Day is] complimented and overwhelmed by [SMJ's] invitation...[Day is] a journalist and would prefer not to have people think of [her] as an author." Refers to "trashy novels" Day wrote before becoming a Catholic. Includes 5 Typed form letters from "The Catholic Worker" telling about the work done by Day and others and asking for funds.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials



Repository Details

Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository

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