Dorothy Gray Mills Howard Collection, 1910-1977 | Manuscripts

By Laurel Alexander, Hailey LaRock

Collection Overview

Title: Dorothy Gray Mills Howard Collection, 1910-1977Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Predominant Dates:1934-1958
ID: 01/AR0802
Primary Creator: Howard, Dorothy Gray Mills (1902-1996)
Extent: 5.0 Boxes
Date Acquired: 00/00/1987
Subjects: Folklore and children -- Australia., Folklore and children -- United States., Games -- Australia., Games -- United States., Howard, Dorothy Gray Mills, 1902-1996 -- Correspondence.
Languages: English

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Scope and Contents of the Materials

Family, business, and personal correspondence, manuscripts, typescripts, reprints, monographs, newspaper and newsletter clippings, genealogical material, memorabilia, photos, tapes. Includes material on Dr. Howards's publications, teaching experience (public schools in New York and New Jersey and at Frostburg State College, Maryland), Fulbright fellowship in Australia, research with Amish community in Maryland and with Mexican family in Tonalá, Jalisco, children's songs, family history, and folklore at North Texas State Teachers College.

Collection Historical Note

Dorothy Gray Mills Howard was a noted author and scholar of children's games and folklore. She graduated from North Texas State Teachers College in 1923, where she was prominent in sports and other activities. Her teaching career included public schools in New York and New Jersey (1930-1944), Professor of English, Frostburg State College, Maryland (1944-1967), and Visiting Professor of English, University of Nebraska (1967-1969). She received a Fulbright post-doctoral research grant in 1954 to study the traditional play customs of Australian children. Her extensive list of publications includes poetry, numerous articles about the folklore of children's play, and her two major works, Dorothy's World: Childhood in Sabine Bottom, 1902-1910, published in 1977, and Pedro of Tonalá, published in 1989. Dr. Howard received many awards, including one from The Association for the Anthropological Study of Play, recognizing her for her significant contributions to the study of play. The American Folklore Society named an award in her honor, the Dorothy Howard Award for Excellence in Folklore. Other research areas included an autobiography, a novel, studies of an Amish community in Maryland, and genealogy. Dr. Howard died in 1996.

Biographical Note

Dorothy Gray Mills Howard was a noted author and scholar of children's games and folklore. She graduated from North Texas State Teachers College in 1923, where she was prominent in sports and other activities. Her teaching career included public schools in New York and New Jersey (1930-1944), Professor of English, Frostburg State College, Maryland (1944-1967), and Visiting Professor of English, University of Nebraska (1967-1969). She received a Fulbright post-doctoral research grant in 1954 to study the traditional play customs of Australian children. Her extensive list of publications includes poetry, numerous articles about the folklore of children's play, and her two major works, Dorothy's World: Childhood in Sabine Bottom, 1902-1910, published in 1977, and Pedro of Tonalá, published in 1989. Dr. Howard received many awards, including one from The Association for the Anthropological Study of Play, recognizing her for her significant contributions to the study of play. The American Folklore Society named an award in her honor, the Dorothy Howard Award for Excellence in Folklore. Other research areas included an autobiography, a novel, studies of an Amish community in Maryland, and genealogy. Dr. Howard died in 1996.

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Administrative Information

Repository: Manuscripts
Access Restrictions: This collection is not restricted.
Use Restrictions: Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Archives and Rare Books department. Copyright restrictions may apply.
Physical Access Note: Collection is housed in the UNT Archives and Rare Book department vault. Advance notice for use is preferred. Please contact the UNT Archives and Rare Book department for further information.
Acquisition Source: Gift of Dorothy Gray Mills Howard

Box and Folder Listing

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Series 16: Audiotapes—Songs and PoetryAdd to your cart.
Contains recordings of Dorothy Howard singing songs and reciting poetry on CDs and cassette tapes.
Box 5Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 642279
Item 1: Songs for Nancy, 1976Add to your cart.
Cassette Tape
Item 2: Songs for Nancy on her Ninth Birthday, 1976Add to your cart.
Cassette Tape
Item 3: Dorothy Howard Recording, 1978-08Add to your cart.
Cassette Tape
Item 4: Opening of Dorothy Howard Children's Folklore Exhibition, 1983-07-06Add to your cart.
Cassette Tape
Item 5: Dorothy's Songs, 1984-12Add to your cart.
Cassette Tape
Item 6: America Singing, 1985-05Add to your cart.
Cassette Tape
Item 7: Kristen's Family Songs, 1985Add to your cart.
Cassette Tape
Item 8: Birthday Songs for Jessica and Wesley, 1988Add to your cart.
Cassette Tape
Item 9: Birthday Songs for Andrew, 1988Add to your cart.
Cassette Tape
Item 10: Launch of Captain Cook, 1987-07-12Add to your cart.
Cassette Tape
Item 11: June Factor ABC FM Children's Folklore, 1991-04-13Add to your cart.
Cassette Tape
Item 12: Sabine Bottom Songs: "Go to Sleep-Round the Levee"Add to your cart.
CD
Item 13: Songs for Nancy, Age 9, 1976Add to your cart.
CD
Item 14: Songs for Nancy on her Ninth Birthday, 1976Add to your cart.
CD
Item 15: Opening of Dorothy Howard Children's Folklore Exhibition IECD, 1983-07-06Add to your cart.
Dr. Des Connelly and June Factor
Item 16: Dorothy's Songs: "Ballad Within-Dropped the Baby in the Dirt", 1984-12Add to your cart.
CD
Item 17: Kristen's Family Songs, 1985Add to your cart.
CD
Item 18: American Singing: "Cape Cod Boys-Dropped the Baby", 1985-05Add to your cart.
CD
Item 19: Birthday Songs for Jessica and Wesley, 1988Add to your cart.
CD
Item 20: Birthday Songs for Andrew, 1988Add to your cart.
CD
Item 21: Launch of Captain Cook: "State of Liberty Victory-Items from the ABC", 1989-02-1989-06-12Add to your cart.
CD
Item 22: June Factor ABC FM Children's Folklore, 1991-04-13Add to your cart.
CD
Item 23: Nashua DisketteAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 1: Audio Transcripts, 1976-1990-05-23Add to your cart.
 

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