01/AR0802 Guide to the Dorothy Gray Mills Howard Collection Howard, Dorothy Gray Mills Collection Finding Aid Authors: Laurel Alexander, Hailey LaRock.

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Guide to the Dorothy Gray Mills Howard Collection 1910/1977 Manuscripts Overview of the Collection Dorothy Gray Mills Howard Collection 1910-1977 1934-1958 01/AR0802 Howard, Dorothy Gray Mills, 1902-1996 5.00 English Manuscripts Biographical Information:

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.

Administrative History:

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.

Access Terms

This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Family Name: Howard, Dorothy Gray Mills, 1902-1996 -- Correspondence. Topical Term: Folklore and children -- Australia. Folklore and children -- United States. Games -- Australia. Games -- United States.
Administrative Information Conditions Governing Use:

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.

Conditions Governing Access:

This collection is not restricted.

Preferred Citation:

Dorothy Gray Mills Howard Collection, University of North Texas Special Collections

Physical Characteristics or Technical Requirements:

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.

Scope and Contents

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.

Detailed List of Contents id13 Craig-Nelson Family Scope and Contents

Contains graveyard information, notes about the Craig-Nelson family, letters, and photographs.

id7 1 642275 id162415 1 1 Craig-Nelson Letters 1858-09-24-1987 id162416 1 2 Craig-Nelson Photographs 1825-11-22-1867-10-28
id14 Kissing Kin Scope and Contents

Contains wills, burial information, and letters between the Craig, Nelson, Nisbet, and Milbourne families.

id10 1 642275 id162417 1 3 "Kissing Kin" Manuscript id162418 1 4 "Kissing Kin" Burial Places and Gravestones id162419 1 5 "Kissing Kin" Civil War Records id162420 1 6 "Kissing Kin" Texas History id162421 1 7 "Kissing Kin" Craig-Nelson Families id162422 1 8 "Kissing Kin" Mississippi and Lafayette County Histories
id15 Craig-Nelson Genealogy Scope and Contents

Contains photocopies from various sources about the geneaology of the Craig-Nelson family.

id28 1 642275 id162423 1 9 Craig-Nelson Genealogy: Craig, Nelson, Nisbet, and Milbourne Families id162424 1 10 Craig-Nelson Genealogy: Notecards id162425 1 11 Craig-Nelson Genealogy: Nelson, Milbourne, and Hall Families id162426 1 12 Craig-Nelson Genealogy: Gravestones id162427 1 13 Craig-Nelson Genealogy: Nisbets in America id162428 1 14 Craig-Nelson Genealogy: Presbyterians in America: Melbourne and Nelson Families id162429 1 15 Craig-Nelson Genealogy: Nisbets in Europe id162430 1 16 Presbyterians in Europe
id16 Mills Genealogy Scope and Contents

Contains bank statements, family records, deeds, and genealogy information about the Mills family.

id2733 1 642275 id162431 1 17 Mills Genealogy: Mills, Ruth, Douglas, and Willis Families id162432 1 18 Mills Genealogy: Mills and Gray Families id162433 1 19 Mills Genealogy: Belew Family
id17 Gray Genealogy Scope and Contents

Contains family records and genealogy information about the Gray family.

id2734 1 642275 id162434 1 20 Gray Genealogy: Gray Family Research and Documents (1 of 2) id162435 1 21 Gray Genealogy: Gray Family Research and Documents (2 of 2) id162436 1 22 Gray Genealogy: Mills and Gray Family Record
id18 Local History Scope and Contents

Contains information on the history of Campbell, Texas.

id2737 1 642275 id162438 1 23 Local History: Van Zandt County 1973-06-21 id162439 1 24 Local History: Hopkins County 1776-1976 id162440 1 25 Local History: Nevada, Texas 1966 id162441 1 26 Local History: Campbell County 1881-1960 id162442 1 27 Local History: Hunt County 1922-04-07-1931-01
id19 Dorothy's World: Childhood in Sabine Bottom 1902-1910 Scope and Contents

Contains manuscripts and information on Dorothy Howard's autobiography titled Dorothy's World: Childhood in Sabine Bottom.

id2787 1 642275 id162443 1 28 Dorothy's World: Original Manuscript (1 of 3) 1902-1910 id162444 1 29 Dorothy's World: Original Manuscript (2 of 3) 1902-1910 id162445 1 30 Dorothy's World: Original Manuscript (3 of 3) 1902-1910 id162460 2 642276 id162461 2 1 Dorothy's World: Editor's Manuscript (1 of 3) id162462 2 2 Dorothy's World: Editor's Manuscript (2 of 3) id162463 2 3 Dorothy's World: Editor's Manuscript (3 of 3)
id20 Correspondence and Reviews Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence between Dorothy Howard and her contacts and reviews of her book Dorothy's World: Childhood in Sabine Bottom.

id2793 2 642276 id162464 2 4 Dorothy's World Correspondence 1975-06-06-1980-08-26 id162465 2 5 Dorothy's World: Reviews 1977-01-15-1978-04
id2837 Other Writings Scope and Contents

Contains photocopies of minor works that Dorothy Howard wrote and published.

id2821 2 642276 id162466 2 6 Articles 1936-04-1984 id162467 2 7 Book Reviews 1954-01-1968-01-08 id162468 2 8 Poetry 1936-1988
id2796 Broken Bow Scope and Contents

Contains information on Broken Bow a novel by Dorothy Howard that was never published.

id162469 2 642276 id162470 2 9 "Broken Bow" Original Manuscript (1 of 2) id162471 2 10 "Broken Bow" Original Manuscript (2 of 2)
id2797 Odyssey of a Country Schoolteacher Scope and Contents

Contains information on an autobiography by Dorothy Howard that was never published titled Odyssey of a Country Schoolteacher.

id162472 2 642276 id162473 2 11 Odyssey of a Country Schoolteacher (1 of 2) 1920-1980 id162474 2 12 Odyssey of a Country Schoolteacher (2 of 2) 1920-1980
id2798 Pedro of Tonalá Scope and Contents

Contains information on a book by Dorothy Howard titled Pedro of Tonalá.

id162475 2 642276 id162476 2 13 "Pedro of Tonalá" Manuscript id162477 2 14 "Pedro of Tonalá" Proofs id162478 2 15 "Pedro of Tonalá" Completed Manuscript 1989 id162479 2 16 "Pedro of Tonalá" Notes and Research (1 of 2) id162480 2 17 "Pedro of Tonalá" Notes and Research (2 of 2) id162481 2 18 "Pedro of Tonalá" Correspondence 1931-05-01-1990-01-29 id162482 2 19 "Pedro of Tonalá" Photographs 1957-1979 id162483 2 20 "Pedro of Tonalá" Artifacts id162484 2 21 "Pedro of Tonalá" Songs
id2799 Research Scope and Contents

Contains research on children in Australia and United States that was used by Dorothy Howard.

id2848 2 642276 id162485 2 22 "Childhood and Children's Culture" by June Factor 1985 id2851 2 23 Australia: Fulbright Research Grant Materials 1953-06-20-1961-09-26 id2852 2 24 Research: Australia - Publicity 1953-07-28-1988-02-03 id83161 2 25 Research: Australia: Correspondence with Wendy Lowenstein 1970-03-18-1979-11-27 id83163 2 26 Research: Australia: Correspondence with June Factor 1980-01-11-1988-02-08 id162520 3 642277 id162521 3 1 Research: Australia Correspondence with Family 1954-07-08-1955-11-19 id162522 3 2 Research: Maryland, U.S.A: "Work and Play in Pleasant Valley" id162523 3 3 "Work and Play in Pleasant Valley" Loose Manuscript id162524 3 4 "Work and Play in Pleasant Valley" Hardbound Manuscript
id2811 Correspondence Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence between Dorothy Howard and her contacts.

id2854 3 642277 id162525 3 5 Correspondence: Canada 1955-04-09-1960-11-25 id162526 3 6 Correspondence: England 1960-01-11-1961-06-12 id162527 3 7 Correspondence: Iona and Peter Opie 1951-01-07-1991-03-24 id162528 3 8 Correspondence: Bess Lomax Hawes 1968-11-12-1969-10-15 id162529 3 9 Correspondence: Sylvia Grider 1980-1987-06-08 id162530 3 10 Correspondence: The New Yorker 1935-06-06-1970-04-17 id162531 3 11 Correspondence: University of North Texas 1987-03-18-1991-12-23 id162532 3 12 Political Correspondence 1987-01-31-1988-12-12 id162533 3 13 Correspondence: First Grade Classmates from Lone Oak, Texas 1977-12-1978-07-15 id162534 3 14 Miscellaneous Correspondence 1980-10-14-1993-12-02 id162535 3 15 Correspondence: Lavender-Rosenberg 1989-05-24-1989-06-08 id162536 3 16 Correspondence: Susie Fitzhugh 1985-05-22-1986-02-03
id2812 Audiotapes—Oral History Scope and Contents

Contains recordings of Dorothy Howard telling oral histories on CDs and cassette tapes.

id2877 5 642279 id162605 5 Campus Folklore at NTSTC 1923 Scope and Contents

Cassette Tape

id162606 5 Dorothy Howard Recording: Roswell, New Mexico 1990-05-21 Scope and Contents

Cassette Tape

id162607 5 Dorothy Howard Recording: Roswell, New Mexico 1990-05-23 Scope and Contents

Cassette Tape

id162621 5 Dorothy Howard Collection: "Ballad of TV Teeth-Lord Randall" Scope and Contents

CD

id162633 5 Campus Folklore NTSTC 1923 Scope and Contents

CD

id162634 5 Recording Made for UNT: "Dorothy G. M. Howard-The War Years NTSC, WWI" 1990-03-03 Scope and Contents

CD

id162635 5 Dorothy G. M. Howard Recording: Roswell, NM 1990-05-21 Scope and Contents

CD

id162636 5 Dorothy G. M. Howard Recording: Roswell, NM 1990-05-23 Scope and Contents

CD

id162637 5 Pyramid House Professional Audio Tape 1989-04-18 Scope and Contents

Audio Tape

id2813 Audiotapes—Songs and Poetry Scope and Contents

Contains recordings of Dorothy Howard singing songs and reciting poetry on CDs and cassette tapes.

id2880 5 642279 id162593 5 Songs for Nancy 1976 Scope and Contents

Cassette Tape

id162594 5 Songs for Nancy on her Ninth Birthday 1976 Scope and Contents

Cassette Tape

id162595 5 Dorothy Howard Recording 1978-08 Scope and Contents

Cassette Tape

id162596 5 Opening of Dorothy Howard Children's Folklore Exhibition 1983-07-06 Scope and Contents

Cassette Tape

id162597 5 Dorothy's Songs 1984-12 Scope and Contents

Cassette Tape

id162598 5 America Singing 1985-05 Scope and Contents

Cassette Tape

id162599 5 Kristen's Family Songs 1985 Scope and Contents

Cassette Tape

id162600 5 Birthday Songs for Jessica and Wesley 1988 Scope and Contents

Cassette Tape

id162601 5 Birthday Songs for Andrew 1988 Scope and Contents

Cassette Tape

id162602 5 Launch of Captain Cook 1987-07-12 Scope and Contents

Cassette Tape

id162603 5 June Factor ABC FM Children's Folklore 1991-04-13 Scope and Contents

Cassette Tape

id162620 5 Sabine Bottom Songs: "Go to Sleep-Round the Levee" Scope and Contents

CD

id162622 5 Songs for Nancy, Age 9 1976 Scope and Contents

CD

id162623 5 Songs for Nancy on her Ninth Birthday 1976 Scope and Contents

CD

id162624 5 Opening of Dorothy Howard Children's Folklore Exhibition IECD 1983-07-06 Scope and Contents

Dr. Des Connelly and June Factor

id162625 5 Dorothy's Songs: "Ballad Within-Dropped the Baby in the Dirt" 1984-12 Scope and Contents

CD

id162626 5 Kristen's Family Songs 1985 Scope and Contents

CD

id162627 5 American Singing: "Cape Cod Boys-Dropped the Baby" 1985-05 Scope and Contents

CD

id162628 5 Birthday Songs for Jessica and Wesley 1988 Scope and Contents

CD

id162629 5 Birthday Songs for Andrew 1988 Scope and Contents

CD

id162630 5 Launch of Captain Cook: "State of Liberty Victory-Items from the ABC" 1989-02-1989-06-12 Scope and Contents

CD

id162631 5 June Factor ABC FM Children's Folklore 1991-04-13 Scope and Contents

CD

id162632 5 Nashua Diskette id162638 5 1 Audio Transcripts 1976-1990-05-23
id2814 Professional Recognition Scope and Contents

Contains professional recognition of Dorothy Howard's career.

id2883 3 642277 id162537 3 17 Professional Recognition Articles 1977-03-08-1985-05
id2815 Scrapbook and Clippings Scope and Contents

Contains journal exerpts and newspaper clippings about Dorothy Howard.

id2886 3 642277 id162538 3 18 Publicity Scrapbook 1930s id162539 3 19 Scrapbook Clippings 1930-10-15-1988-10-24
id2816 Photographs Scope and Contents

Contains photographs of Dorothy Howard at different points in her life.

id2888 3 642277 id162540 3 20 Photographs 1910-1984 id162541 3 21 Point, Texas
id2817 Doctoral Dissertation Scope and Contents

Contains copies of Dorothy Howard's doctoral dissertation.

id2889 3 642277 id162542 3 22 Doctoral Dissertation 1931-1980 id162557 3 23 Dissertation Post Script 1990 id162543 3 24 Loose Doctoral Dissertation 1938
id2818 University of Nebraska Scope and Contents

Contains papers written at University of Nebraska that Dorothy Howard consulted on.

id2892 3 642277 id162544 3 25 "Folklore in the Elementary Schools" 1968-05 id162545 3 26 VI Childlore: Tri-University Project in Elementary Education 1968-05 id162546 3 27 "Rope-Skipping Games: Language, Beliefs, and Customs" 1968-08 id162547 3 28 Children's Playtime Satire 1969-04-30-1978-12-10
id2896 Autograph Books and Photocopies id2898 3 642277 id162548 3 29 "London Street Games" 1931 id162549 3 30 Album by Mary T. Homsher 1970s-1880s id162550 3 31 "A Collection of Autograph Album Verses" 1898-1960-11 id2897 Student Papers Scope and Contents

Contains papers written by students of Dorothy Howard while she was a teacher at North Texas State College as a professor in English.

id162551 3 642277 id162552 3 32 Folklore Project: Marbles 1959-05-21 id162553 3 33 "Davey Sprouts" 1935-1940 id162554 3 34 Student Papers (1 of 4) 1887-1948 id162555 3 35 Student Papers (2 of 4) 1949-02-19-1952-12-03 id162556 4 642278 id162558 4 1 Student Papers (3 of 4) 1953-05-11-1956-01-17 id162559 4 2 Student Papers (4 of 4) 1956-01-17-1981-03-17 id162560 4 3 Undated Student Papers (1 of 4) id162561 4 4 Undated Student Papers (2 of 4) id162562 4 5 Undated Student Papers (3 of 4) id162563 4 6 Undated Student Papers (4 of 4) id162564 4 7 Hazel Stonestreet Autograph Book 1926-09-10-1927-05-25 id162565 4 8 Folk Rhymes and Jingles of Maryland Children 1948 id162566 4 9 "My Play Life" by Barbara Henry 1951-01-22 id162567 4 10 "My Play Life" by Thomas Faherty 1951-11-27 id162568 4 11 "My Play Life" by Benjamin Elkins 1951-11-27 id162569 4 12 "My Play Life" by Phyllis Campbell 1951-11-27 id162570 4 13 "My Play Life" by Ronald Ruffo 1951-11-27 id162571 4 14 "My Play Life" by Ann Riggleman 1951-11-27-1952-01-22 id162572 4 15 "My Play Life" by Mary Lee Pence 1952-01-20 id162573 4 16 "My Play Life" by Wilda Winterberg 1952-01-21 id162574 4 17 "My Play Life" by Carol Conrad 1952-01-21 id162575 4 18 "My Play Life" by Robert Gray 1952-01-21 id162576 4 19 "My Play Life" by Eleanor Whetsell 1952-01-22 id162577 4 20 "My Play Life" by Dolores Jean Rose 1952-01-22 id162578 4 21 "My Play Life" by Jean Kreissig 1952-01-22 id162579 4 22 "My Play Life" by Joanne Farrell 1952-01-22 id162580 4 23 "My Play Life" by Margaret Burkey 1952-01-22 id162581 4 24 "My Play Life" by Leatrice Schrock 1952-01-22 id162582 4 25 "My Play Life" by Eleanor Smith 1952-01-22 id162583 4 26 "My Play Life" by Norma Nelson 1952-01-23 id162584 4 27 "My Play Life" by Bruce Ambrose 1952-01-25 id162585 4 28 "My Play Life" by Gladys Wensel id162586 4 29 "My Play Life" by Helen L. Borror id162587 4 30 Autograph Album Customs in Maryland 1962-01-05 id162588 4 31 Research on Games of Children 1962-01-07 id162589 4 32 Student Field Research 1962-11-08 id162590 4 33 "Collection of Children's Games" by Angie Grimm 1963-01-04 id162591 4 34 Folklore Project by Helen Bolinger 1963-01-07 id162592 4 35 "Games I Played as a Child" by Marian Taylor
id3148 Books Donated by Dorothy Howard id3211 Books Donated by Dorothy Howard Scope and Contents

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