Mary Hastings Bradley papers

 An inventory of the collection at the University of Illinois at Chicago

Summary Information

Richard J. Daley Library Special Collections and University Archives
Bradley, Mary Hastings
Mary Hastings Bradley papers
Date [inclusive]
111.0 Linear feet
The collection contains correspondence, notebooks, diaries, clippings, photographs, published and unpublished writing, speeches, and subject files. The materials pertain to Bradley's travels in Africa, the Second World War in Europe, Chicago social and philanthropic organizations, and Bradley's career as a writer and lecturer.

Preferred Citation

Mary Hastings Bradley papers, Special Collections and University Archives, University of Illinois at Chicago

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Biographical Sketch

Mary Hastings Bradley (1882-1976) was a Chicago author, lecturer, journalist and traveler. Bradley was the author of numerous pieces of short fiction and novels, several of which were inspired by her expeditions to Africa in the 1920s. In 1945, Bradley became a war correspondent for Colliers Magazine reporting on women in the military in Italy, France, and Germany. Her experiences touring concentration camps after the close of the war became the basis for a feature series on the Holocaust. Mrs. Bradley was also an active clubwoman in Chicago and was one of the few female presidents of the Society of Midland Authors.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Richard J. Daley Library Special Collections and University Archives June 2006

801 S. Morgan Street
Chicago, Illinois, 60607

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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Bradley, Mary Hastings -- Archives


  • Africa -- Description and travel.
  • Midwest Women's History.
  • Social service -- Societies, etc. -- Illinois -- Chicago.
  • Women -- Societies and clubs -- Illinois -- Chicago.
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Europe -- Sources.

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Collection Inventory

File listing not available online. Please contact Special Collections for file level description.