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Guide to the Vassar College Folklore Foundation Records, 1919-1938

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Collection Summary

Repository: Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries
Creator: Vassar College. Folklore Foundation
Title: Vassar College Folklore Foundation Records
Dates: 1919-1938
Quantity: 0.6 cubic ft. (3 boxes)
Abstract: Correspondence of Martha Warren Beckwith concerning research inquiries, folklore topics, conferences, papers, lectures, distribution of the Foundation publications, and other activities of the Foundation, 1919-1938.
Forms of Materials: Correspondence and reports

Administrative History

The Folklore Foundation was founded in 1920 as the gift of an anonymous donor. Martha Beckwith was hired to run the program, which was meant primarily as a research and not a teaching program. The foundation ended in 1938 when Beckwith retired.

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Scope and Content Note

Correspondence of Martha Warren Beckwith concerning research inquiries, folklore topics, conferences, papers, lectures, distribution of the Foundation publications, and other activities of the Foundation, 1919-1938.

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Access and Use

Access

This collection is open for research according to the regulations of the Vassar College Archives and Special Collections Library without any additional restrictions.

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Related Material

  • A cylinder recorder from the Folklore Foundation is housed in the Vassar College Music Library.

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Subject Headings

Names:

  • Beckwith, Martha Warren, 1871-1959.

Subjects:

  • Folklore--Research.
  • Folklore--Research. Folklore--Study and teaching.

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Encoding Information

Encoded by Elizabeth Clarke, April 2007.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Vassar College Folklore Foundation Records, Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries.

Processing Information

Guide compiled December 1990.

Acquisition Information

Transfer.

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Container List

Folder 1.1 Annual reports, 1920-1926
Folder 1.2 Annual reports, 1927/1928, 1928/1929
Folder 1.3 Annual reports, 1930/1931, 1931/1932
Folder 1.4 Annual reports, 1934/1935
Folder 1.5 [Final] annual report with addenda summarizing the history and activities of the Folklore Foundation, 1937/1938
Folders 1.6-1.8 Correspondence - Distribution of Publications
Folder 1.9 Correspondence - Activities of the Department
Folder 2.10 General Correspondence - A - Benedict
Folder 2.11 General Correspondence - Bentley - Burchenal
Folder 2.12 General Correspondence - C
Folder 2.13 General Correspondence - Davis - Herzog
Folder 2.14 General Correspondence - Howe
Folder 3.15 General Correspondence - J
Folder 3.16 General Correspondence - K-M
Folder 3.17 General Correspondence - N-S
Folder 3.18 General Correspondence - T-Z

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