Maynard O. Williams graduated from Kalamazoo College in 1910. After graduation he taught at the Syrian Protestant College in Beirut and also at Wayland Academy in Hangchow, China. Several years later he became a travel journalist for the National Geographic Society. In 1925 he accompanied Donald Macmillan and Admiral Byrd on an Arctic expedition. This was followed by the Trans-Asia Expedition sponsored by Citroen-Haardt. This collection includes diaries, field notes, correspondence, and articles written by Williams.
"Maynard Owen Williams: World Traveler, World Citizen" exhibit poster for the A.M. Todd Rare Book Room, April 19 - June 12, 2010. Selections from the A.M. Todd Rare Book Room Collection. Exhibit curated by Paul Smithson.
(Kalamazoo College, 1968) Conrad, Lawrence H. (Lawrence Henry), 1898-1982; Williams Family
This is a digitized version of the original Maynard Owen Williams collection inventory prepared for Kalamazoo College's Upjohn Library. It was created by Williams' literary executor and Emeritus Professor of English (Montclair University, New Jersey), Lawrence H. Conrad, Sr. The inventory includes a brief biography of Williams. The inventory is not dated, but was likely created in 1967 or 1968 as part of an exhibit on Williams in the then-new Upjohn Library.