Dorothy Gray Mills Howard Collection, 1910-1977 | Manuscripts

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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 23: Student PapersAdd to your cart.
Contains papers written by students of Dorothy Howard while she was a teacher at North Texas State College as a professor in English.
Box 3Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 642277
Folder 32: Folklore Project: Marbles, 1959-05-21Add to your cart.
 
Folder 33: "Davey Sprouts", 1935-1940Add to your cart.
 
Folder 34: Student Papers (1 of 4), 1887-1948Add to your cart.
 
Folder 35: Student Papers (2 of 4), 1949-02-19-1952-12-03Add to your cart.
 
Box 4Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 642278
Folder 1: Student Papers (3 of 4), 1953-05-11-1956-01-17Add to your cart.
 
Folder 2: Student Papers (4 of 4), 1956-01-17-1981-03-17Add to your cart.
 
Folder 3: Undated Student Papers (1 of 4)Add to your cart.
 
Folder 4: Undated Student Papers (2 of 4)Add to your cart.
 
Folder 5: Undated Student Papers (3 of 4)Add to your cart.
 
Folder 6: Undated Student Papers (4 of 4)Add to your cart.
 
Folder 7: Hazel Stonestreet Autograph Book, 1926-09-10-1927-05-25Add to your cart.
 
Folder 8: Folk Rhymes and Jingles of Maryland Children, 1948Add to your cart.
 
Folder 9: "My Play Life" by Barbara Henry, 1951-01-22Add to your cart.
 
Folder 10: "My Play Life" by Thomas Faherty, 1951-11-27Add to your cart.
 
Folder 11: "My Play Life" by Benjamin Elkins, 1951-11-27Add to your cart.
 
Folder 12: "My Play Life" by Phyllis Campbell, 1951-11-27Add to your cart.
 
Folder 13: "My Play Life" by Ronald Ruffo, 1951-11-27Add to your cart.
 
Folder 14: "My Play Life" by Ann Riggleman, 1951-11-27-1952-01-22Add to your cart.
 
Folder 15: "My Play Life" by Mary Lee Pence, 1952-01-20Add to your cart.
 
Folder 16: "My Play Life" by Wilda Winterberg, 1952-01-21Add to your cart.
 
Folder 17: "My Play Life" by Carol Conrad, 1952-01-21Add to your cart.
 
Folder 18: "My Play Life" by Robert Gray, 1952-01-21Add to your cart.
 
Folder 19: "My Play Life" by Eleanor Whetsell, 1952-01-22Add to your cart.
 
Folder 20: "My Play Life" by Dolores Jean Rose, 1952-01-22Add to your cart.
 
Folder 21: "My Play Life" by Jean Kreissig, 1952-01-22Add to your cart.
 
Folder 22: "My Play Life" by Joanne Farrell, 1952-01-22Add to your cart.
 
Folder 23: "My Play Life" by Margaret Burkey, 1952-01-22Add to your cart.
 
Folder 24: "My Play Life" by Leatrice Schrock, 1952-01-22Add to your cart.
 
Folder 25: "My Play Life" by Eleanor Smith, 1952-01-22Add to your cart.
 
Folder 26: "My Play Life" by Norma Nelson, 1952-01-23Add to your cart.
 
Folder 27: "My Play Life" by Bruce Ambrose, 1952-01-25Add to your cart.
 
Folder 28: "My Play Life" by Gladys WenselAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 29: "My Play Life" by Helen L. BorrorAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 30: Autograph Album Customs in Maryland, 1962-01-05Add to your cart.
 
Folder 31: Research on Games of Children, 1962-01-07Add to your cart.
 
Folder 32: Student Field Research, 1962-11-08Add to your cart.
 
Folder 33: "Collection of Children's Games" by Angie Grimm, 1963-01-04Add to your cart.
 
Folder 34: Folklore Project by Helen Bolinger, 1963-01-07Add to your cart.
 
Folder 35: "Games I Played as a Child" by Marian TaylorAdd to your cart.
 

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