||Kay Boyle, born in 1902, is best known for her work and accomplishments as a poet, short story writer, novelist, journalist,
teacher, and political activist. One of the prominent American expatriates during the 1920s and 1930s, much of Kay Boyle's
work reflects the influences of that literary circle. The Kay Boyle papers relating to the Citizens' Mission to Cambodia,
spanning from 1960-1979, consists of diaries, correspondence, books, periodicals, news clippings, reports, speeches, audio
recording tapes, a photograph, and poems, documenting controversial aspects of the ground war in Vietnam and its possible
expansion into Cambodia through the recorded thoughts and actions of Kay Boyle and the Citizens' Mission to Cambodia. Additional
items capture the evolution of political Cambodia well into the 1970s through various publications and articles.