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1 ZAK, MARIE KATHRYN 1950 SCRAPBOOK OF SODALIST TRAVEL TO VISIT THE POPE BY THE FAMED ST. LOUIS MISSOURI TRAVEL WRITER
SPAIN, FRANCE, ITALY, THE VATICAN 1950 Very Good Manuscript 
On offer is an original scrapbook written and compiled by Marie Kathryn Zak, a soon-to-be very well-known travel writer during the 1950s and '60s. A graduate of St. Louis University, she worked for The Automobile Club World Wide Travel Service, wrote a column, called "Travel Talk", for a local newspaper and had a very close and religious family life. This scrapbook details her trip in July 1950 with 200 other St. Louis Sodalist to Rome, Fatima, Portugal and Lourdes, France, on the Queen's Work Holy Year pilgrimage. It includes newspaper articles (one of which is about the S.S. Liguria, a ship they were on, avoiding the perils of a hurricane), telegrams, cards, stickers, receipts, pictures and numerous postcards. In very good shape. Eleven [11] leaves of the sixteen [16] are used and there are some loose pieces of ephemera. 
Price: 449.99 USD
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2 MARIE KATHRYN ZAK 1950s ARCHIVE LOT OF NINE [9] HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT TRAVEL DIARIES OF A FAMED ST. LOUIS MISSOURI TRAVEL WRITER
St. LOUIS, MISSOURI 1950 Good+ Manuscript 
On offer is a super archive of nine [9] travel diaries written by Marie K. Zak, a very well-known travel writer during the 1950s and '60s. A graduate of St. Louis University, she worked for The Automobile Club World Wide Travel Service, wrote a column, called "Travel Talk", for a local newspaper and had a very close and religious family life. The diaries, which date from July 1950 to May 1967, are filled with information about all the flights (including meals served), places seen (a few are: Japan, Amsterdam, South America, Mexico, Hawaii, Paris, Switzerland, Scotland, etc.) hotels stayed at, ships traveled on, restaurants, people met and seen (such as Bob Sharp and Bill Sanders of the Yankees and Salvador Dali), food and drinks (there are even some recipes for the drinks she enjoyed), stickers from hotels, airlines and beer bottles, articles from "The Advertiser" (the paper she wrote for), photos and much more. The diaries are filled with ephemera; itineraries, notes, news clippings (one of which is about the S.S. Liguria, a ship they were on, avoiding the perils of a hurricane), photos, telegrams, cards, stickers, receipts, pictures and numerous postcards, beer bottle labels, menus +++. All items are in very good condition. This is a great collection given Mrs. Zak was an excellent writer, keen and trained observer who traveled in style and in many cases seeing the sights as only a travel writer on a familiarization trip can. 
Price: 649.99 USD
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