Kay Boyle papers relating to the Citizens' Mission to Cambodia


Creator: Boyle, Kay, 1902-1992
Date(s): 1960-1979
Bulk Dates: 1966-1979
Call Number: MSS 0262
Language: Materials primarily in English with additional materials in French.
Abstract: 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.
Physical Description:
  • 1 linear foot (1 box)
  • 1 1/4 inch audio tape
Immediate Source of Acquisition: Purchase, 1992
Processing Information: Processed by Paul Dziewisz, 1993. Finding aid encoded in ArchivesSpace by John Caldwell, December 2017. Finding aid prepared using Describing Archives: A Content Standard