Guide to the Maude C. Pilkington Papers

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Guide to the Maude C. Pilkington Papers

Collection number: MS 61

The University Library



Special Collections and Archives

University of California, Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, California

Contact Information:

  • Special Collections and Archives
  • University Library
  • University of California, Santa Cruz
  • Santa Cruz, California, 95064
  • Email: specoll@library.ucsc.edu
  • URL: http://library.ucsc.edu/speccoll/
Processed by:
UCSC OAC Unit
Date Completed:
December 2003
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UCSC OAC Unit
© 2003 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Maude C. Pilkington papers,
Date (inclusive): 1914-1964
Date (bulk): (bulk 1916-1934)
Collection number: MS 61
Creator: Pilkington, Maude C.
Extent: 2 boxes, 1 flat
Repository: University of California, Santa Cruz. University Library. Special Collections and Archives
Santa Cruz, California 95064
Abstract: Includes biographical material, clippings, travel magazines, photograph albums of Maude Pilkington and her husband Richard Lukens.
Physical location: Stored offsite at NRLF: Advance notice is required for access to the papers.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

Collection open for research.

Publication Rights

Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permission to publish or to reproduce the material, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.

Preferred Citation

Maude C. Pilkington Papers. MS 61. Special Collections and Archives, University Library, University of California, Santa Cruz.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Elliot Evans, 1971.

Biographical Note

Maude C. Pilkington was a journalist and travel writer who was born on January 22, 1888, and raised in the Seabright neighborhood of Santa Cruz, California. After school she became a writer for the San Jose Mercury Herald, and in 1919, after a 10 year courtship, she married Richard R. Lukens, captain of a ship in the service of the U.S. Geodetic Survey. She continued her journalistic endeavors well into the 1930's, publishing travel narratives. In 1936 the couple bought a home in Riverside, CA, where they resided after retirement. Captain Lukens died in 1964, followed by Maude on May 29, 1966.

Scope and Contents Note

Includes biographical material, travel magazines, photograph albums, and article clippings by and on Maude Pilkington and her husband Richard Lukens.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Pilkington, Maude C.
Journalists--United States
Travel Writing
Women Journalists

Other Index Terms Related to this Collection

Lukens, Richard R., 1886-

Separated Material

Pilkington, Mary, "A Mirror For the Female Sex : Historical Beauties For Young Ladies", 1799.

Collection Contents

 

Biographical, 1919-1964

Physical Description: 4 folders

Scope and Content Note

This series contains biographical material about Maude Pilkington, and her family.
Box-folder 1:1

Biographical items

Box-folder 1:2

Correspondence, 1916-1927

Box-folder 1:3

Ephemera, 1914-1936

Box-folder 3:6

Bund Eisernen Kreuzes, nos. 3275 & 3276, 1914/15

 

Writing, 1919-1964

Physical Description: 8 folders

Scope and Content Note

This series contains writings of Maude Pilkington, under a variety of by-lines and name variations and her husband Richard Lukens.
Box-folder 1:4

Typescripts

Box-folder 1:5

AAA Travel articles by Maude C. Lukens, Mar 1933, Apr 1934

Box-folder 1:6-9

American Motorist articles by Maude C. Lukens

Box-folder 1:6

Jan, Apr, May, Sep 1933

Box-folder 1:7

Feb, Sep, Oct, Dec 1932

Box-folder 1:8

Feb, Apr, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec 1931

Box-folder 1:9

Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec 1930

Box-folder 1:10-14

Richard R. Lukens writings

Box-folder 1:10

Notes

Box-folder 1:11

Merchant Marine Bulletin, April, Dec. 1931

Box-folder 1:12

Nautical Gazette, Oct. 1934

Box-folder 1:13

Pacific Marine Review, Oct. 1931

Box-folder 1:14

American Motorist, Jun 1931, Jan 1932

Box-folder 2:1-4

Clippings

Box-folder 2:1

Loose Clippings by Maude C. Pilkington, 1916-1925

Box-folder 2:2

Loose Clippings by unidentified authors, ca. 1916, n.d.

Box-folder 2:3

Loose Clippings on R. R. Lukens and Maude C. Lukens, ca. 1925-1957

Box-folder 2:4

Miscellaneous Clippings, ca. 1912, 1963

Box-folder 2:5

"Press Clippings, Kuskokwim River, 1920"

 

Slides, photographs, albums, 1919-1964

Physical Description: 8 folders

Scope and Content Note

This series contains slides, photographs and albums.
Box-folder 2:6

21 photographs, ca. 1912-1963

Box-folder 2:6

2 slides

Box-folder 2:7

Lukens photograph album, 1938-1963

Box-folder 3:1

"Philippines" photograph album

Box-folder 3:5

Photograph album, starting w/ "Purdue University"

 

Scrapbooks, 1932-1940

Physical Description: 3 folders

Scope and Content Note

This series contains clipping scrapbooks.
Box-folder 3:2

The Ideal Scrapbook containing some newspaper clippings, ca. 1916

Box-folder 3:3

Scrapbook (cover only), containing 4 ocean-related newspaper clippings, 1925-1932

Box-folder 3:4

Scrapbook containing clippings by Maude C. Pilkington, ca. 1917

 

Other material, 1932-1940

Physical Description: 3 folders

Scope and Content Note

This series contains miscellaneous articles and one piece of realia.
Box-folder 2:8

Let's go to Chapel Point by James Alexander, in American Motorist, July 1932

Box-folder 2:9

The Northern Barrage: Taking Up the Mines Pub. No. 4, Navy Dept., 1920

Box-folder 2:10

Empty Art Deco Wallet