The Carey McWilliams Papers, 1921-1980, provide a selective view of the writing and research gathering process of a prolific
journalist and author of non-fiction works concerning racial minorities and migrant farm workers in the U.S., particularly
in California and the West. The collection consists of manuscripts, notes, outlines, and related correspondence for a variety
of McWilliams' books and other writings, along with extensive background research materials, including pamphlets, printed
material, and clippings.
Carey McWilliams was born December 13, 1905, in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, to Jeremiah Newby and Harriet Casley McWilliams.
Jeremiah McWilliams was elected to the State Legislature in 1910, and the family moved to Denver. Carey was enrolled in Wolfe
Hall Military Academy, and graduated from there in 1921, three months after the death of his father.
Number of containers: 27 cartons, 1 oversize box, and 1 volume
Linear feet: 35
Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts
must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft
Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which
must also be obtained by the reader.
Collection is open for research.