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Henrietta Child Collection

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Henrietta Child Collection, 1897-1977 | Berea College Special Collections and Archives Catalog

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Collection Overview

Title: Henrietta Child Collection, 1897-1977Add to your cart.

Primary Creator: Child, Henrietta Ellery.

Extent: 8.0 Boxes (General)

Arrangement: Arrangement of the collection is by series: Personal/Biographical, Correspondence, Stories, Photographs, and Animals and Dolls.

Subjects: American Association of University Women., Frost, William G. -- (William Goodell) -- 1854-1938, Hindman Settlement School.

Languages: English

Abstract

Henrietta Child (1867-1968) was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the daughter of Harvard philologist and folklorist Francis James Child.  After the death of her mother in 1911, Child moved to Kentucky to practice philanthropic teaching and storytelling. Her first year in the state was spent at Hindman Settlement School; around 1916, she moved permanently to Berea. During the next forty years she made monthly trips to schools within a ten mile radius of Berea where she told stories and riddles, recited poetry, and taught games to school children.

Materials include 44 notebooks, the majority of which are indexed, used by Child to record story lines, notes on characters, riddles and games. The notebooks document Child’s sources of stories—although Child’s handwriting and acid damage to the paper make use of the notebooks somewhat difficult.  The collection also includes letters from Child to Berea College President William G. Frost, and personal friends: Mrs. D.C. Churchill, Ruby A. Henry, Marie Noss, and Jessie Weekes.

Also included in this collection are clippings on Child’s life, manuscript biographies, a script and tapes from an American Association of University Women (A.A.U.W.) play written about Child, and papers on her work which were gathered by Berea College staff. Unique items contained in the collection are Child’s animals and toys which she used to illustrate her stories. Other objects include a dress, scarf, carrying bags, and a slate donated by Elizabeth Watts. Many of Child’s papers were donated by Mrs. D.C. Churchill.  Several letters and original poems were donated by Marie Noss.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection consists of notebooks, correspondence, clippings, manuscripts, and toys relating to Henrietta Ellery Child and her work.

Subject/Index Terms

American Association of University Women.
Frost, William G. -- (William Goodell) -- 1854-1938
Hindman Settlement School.

Administrative Information

Repository: Berea College Special Collections and Archives Catalog

Access Restrictions: Records can be accessed through the Reading Room, Berea College Special Collections and Archives, Hutchins Library, Berea College.

Use Restrictions: There are no restrictions on use by researchers other than federal copyright restrictions.

Preferred Citation: [Identification of item/Folder/Box], Henrietta Child Collection, Special Collections and Archives, Berea College, Berea, Ky.

Processing Information: This finding aid was updated in April 2014.

Finding Aid Revision History: Corrections were made to the box list by Lori Myers-Steele, Project Archivist.

Other Note: Collection Number: BCA 0185 HC 10


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Personal/Biographical],
[Series 2: Correspondence],
[Series 3: Stories],
[Series 4: Photographs],
[Series 5: Animals and Dolls],
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Series 1: Personal/BiographicalAdd to your cart.
Information concerning Henrietta Ellery Child in this series includes newspaper clippings, biographical correspondence relating to Child, an A.A.U.W. play on Child’s work, and various honors she received.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: A.A.U.W. PlayAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Clipping-A.A.U.W. PlayAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Clippings-BirthdaysAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Clippings-Community School LibraryAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Clippings-DeathAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Clippings--”Good Neighbor”Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Clippings-"Valuable Citizen"Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Clippings-MiscellaneousAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Community School Library DedicationAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Memorial ServiceAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Woman's Club PresentationAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: MiscellaneousAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: ReminiscencesAdd to your cart.
Series 2: CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Correspondence by Child to various people, including Berea College President William G. Frost and Mrs. D.C. Churchill. Original poetry is also contained in some letters.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Correspondence-Father, Francis James ChildAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Correspondence-Mrs. D. C. ChurchillAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Correspondence-100 Birthday GreetingsAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Correspondence-MiscellaneousAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Correspondence-President William G. FrostAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: Correspondence-Ruby A. HenryAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: Correspondence-Marie NossAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: Correspondence-Jessie WeeksAdd to your cart.
Folder 22: Correspondence-MiscellaneousAdd to your cart.
Series 3: StoriesAdd to your cart.
Notebooks containing Child’s stories, poems, and riddles. Many of the notebooks include newspaper clippings and other items which Child used to teach students about such things as animals and the ocean. Several of Child’s resource books and logs of the schools she visited are in this series.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Notebook, [1897]Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Notebook, [1915]Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Notebook, 1916Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Notebook "Cincinnati 1919"Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Notebook "Louisville 1920 Jan. No. 1"Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Notebook "1921 No. 2"Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Notebook "1923 Summer 1924"Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Notebook "Louisville 1924 Aug."Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Notebook "Louisville No. 1 1924 July"Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Notebook, 1926Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Notebook, 1926Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Notebook "Feb 15, 1926-Fannie C. Duncan, 834 Second St."Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Notebook "First Part ( ); Last Part of book 1927"Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Notebook, 1928Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Notebook, 1927-28Add to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Notebook "Book 1 1929 Summer"Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Notebook "No. 11 Boston (Sawrock) 1929"Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Notebook "No. 111 Boston (Sawrock) 1929"Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Notebook, 1930Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Notebook, 1930Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Notebook, [1932]Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Notebook "Summer 1934 Louisville"Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Notebook "Henrietta Child Riddles 1935"Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Notebook Riddles, 1941Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Notebook, n. d.Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Notebook, n. d.Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Notebook, n. d.Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Notebook, n. d.Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Notebook, n. d.Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Notebook "ABC Book", n.d.Add to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Notebook "Second batch of Notebooks No. I", n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Notebook "Second batch of No. IV", n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Notebook "Second batch of books No. V", n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Notebook "Second batch of books No. VI", n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Notebook "Brown book No. I", n. d.Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Notebook, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Notebook, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Notebook, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Notebook, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Notebook, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Notebook, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Notebook, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Notebook, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Notebook, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Log of Schools Visited, 1952-54Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Log "School Notes No. 3, 1952 Tom School", 1952-53Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Log, 1954-55Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Log, 1954-56Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Log, 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Log, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Address Book, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Poems and storiesAdd to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Ancient Carols, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Being and Doing-A Selection of Helpful Thoughts, 1918Add to your cart.
Folder 3: College in a Yard-Minutes of Thirty-nine Harvard Men, 1957Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Cradle Tales of Hinduism, 1907Add to your cart.
Folder 5: East Wind, 1926Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Hymn and Tune Book-For the Church and Home, 1869Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Maud, and Other Poems, 1855Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Men and Women, 1856Add to your cart.
Folder 9: The Poems of Arthur Hugh Clough, 1862Add to your cart.
Folder 10: The Poetical Works of Edmund Spenser, 1855Add to your cart.
by Francis J. Child
Folder 11: The Story of Ida, 1888Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Wonder-Book for Boys and Girls, 1854Add to your cart.
Series 4: PhotographsAdd to your cart.
Photographs of Child, school children, personal friends, and her house in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Photographs, 1923-1970Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Photographs, n.d.Add to your cart.
Series 5: Animals and DollsAdd to your cart.
Small animals and dolls which Child used to illustrate her stories; a dress, scarf, carrying bags, and slate. Many items are in poor condition and are very fragile.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Item 1: Rat (Rikki Tikki Tavi) MongooseAdd to your cart.
Box 7Add to your cart.
Box 1: 5 AnimalsAdd to your cart.
Box 2: 5 AnimalsAdd to your cart.
Box 3: 7 AnimalsAdd to your cart.
Box 4: 18 AnimalsAdd to your cart.
Box 5: 10 AnimalsAdd to your cart.
Box 6: 8 AnimalsAdd to your cart.
Box 7: 11 DollsAdd to your cart.
Box 8Add to your cart.
(Oversized)
Item 1: DressAdd to your cart.
Item 2: ScarfAdd to your cart.
Item 3: Carrying BagAdd to your cart.
Item 4: Carrying BagAdd to your cart.
Item 5: SlateAdd to your cart.

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Personal/Biographical],
[Series 2: Correspondence],
[Series 3: Stories],
[Series 4: Photographs],
[Series 5: Animals and Dolls],
[All]


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