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Louise Malloy papers

 Collection 0013-LIT

Louise Malloy (1858-1947) was the first newspaperwoman in Baltimore, Maryland, and a social and civic crusader. Educated at the Baltimore Academy of the Visitiation, she was one of the original members of the Women's Literary Club; a member of the League of Women Voters and the Baltimore Branch of the League of American Pen Women. Her efforts led to the establishment of Juvenile Court in Baltimore and also resulted in improvements in the Fire Department. At the Baltimore American, she specialized in women's interests, did editorial and feature work, was dramatic editor for many years, and wrote a daily humor column under the pseudonym "Josh Wink." Her literary work included short stories, poems, articles, essays, and several plays, including A Woman of War, written with General Felix Agnus, and The Free Willer, for which she received a prize from the Eastern Shore Society of Maryland. Her papers consist of manuscripts of plays, poems, short stories, articles, and miscellaneous personal records documenting her life and literary career.


  • 1894-1944

Use and Access to Collection

This collection is open to the public and must be used in the Special Collections reading room. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection.

Duplication and Copyright Information

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Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs unless otherwise specified. It is the researcher's responsibility to secure permission to publish materials from the appropriate copyright holder.

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2 Linear Feet (4 Hollinger boxes)

Scope and Contents

The Louise Malloy papers date from 1894 to 1944 and consist of manuscripts of plays, poems, short stories, articles, and miscellaneous personal records documenting her life and literary career. Her papers cover a variey of subjects, including the Catholic Church, and British and United States history.


The collection is divided into five series according to the literary type of material, and arranged alphabetically within each series according to the title of the work, which is the folder label.

Series 1
Series 2
Series 3
Series 4
Short Stories
Series 5

Custodial History

The Louise Malloy papers were purchased by the University of Maryland Libraries in 1975.

Processing Information

This collection was processed in 1975 by an unknown archivist. The extent of re-ordering of the papers by the processing archivist is unknown. The arrangement and inventory remain largely unchanged since 1975, with the exception of minor typographical errors corrected in the present finding aid, which is based largely on the original finding aid created when the collection was processed.

Guide to the Louise Malloy papers
Paper finding aid entered into ArchivesSpace by Adam Gray; author of original paper finding aid is unknown.
January 3, 2018
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Finding aid written in English.

Library Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives

University of Maryland Libraries
Hornbake Library
4130 Campus Drive
College Park Maryland 20742