Katherine Milhous and Frances Lichten papers

Download

Repository
Free Library of Philadelphia: Children's Literature Research Collection
Call Number
FLP.CLRC.MILHOUS
Creator
Milhous, Katherine, 1894-
Title
Katherine Milhous and Frances Lichten papers
Date [inclusive]
1903-1977
Extent
40.14 Linear feet
Language
English
Abstract
This is a collection of the manuscripts, illustrations, and papers of Katherine Milhous, and the papers of Frances Lichten. Katherine Milhous manuscript materials include drafts, dummies, proofs, notes, finished art, color separations, and other production materials for her children’s books. Her papers include artwork in various media, correspondence, lecture notes, itineraries, scrapbooks, publicity materials, books, photographs, and subject files. There are also 18 model houses Milhous made for the Works Progress Administration. Frances Lichten materials include correspondence, a small amount of family history material, two albums of photographs and letters from Milhous and Lichten's 1925-1926 trip to Europe, and copies of brochures and small volumes illustrated by Lichten.
Cite as
[Description and date of item], [Box and folder number], Katherine Milhous and Frances Lichten papers, 1903-1977, Free Library of Philadelphia, Children’s Literature Research Collection.

Katherine Milhous was born in Philadelphia on November 27, 1894, to Oscar Thomas Milhous, a printer, and Katie Arey Daly Milhous, a seamstress. She grew up in Pitman, New Jersey, a small camp meeting town lacking even a library. The town’s lack of culture was frustrating for an artistically inclined child. She later said of her family’s heritage, which influenced many of her later works, “My background is Quaker and Irish, Methodist and Catholic, with a dash of Pennsylvania Dutch . . . That is where the love of design comes in. I began to draw as soon as I could hold a pencil.” She returned to Philadelphia to attend the Philadelphia Museum School of Industrial Art and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, from which she won a Cresson Traveling Scholarship in 1934. She supported herself as a newspaper illustrator while in school. From 1935-1940, she was a supervisor for the Federal Art Project (FAP), for which she also made model houses and many striking posters celebrating rural life in Pennsylvania.

Her poster art for the Works Progress Administration (WPA) caught the eye of Scribner’s juvenile editor, Alice Dalgliesh, who encouraged her to illustrate for children. Once on a Time (1938) and Happily Ever After (1939) by Dalgliesh featured Milhous’s first illustrations. She soon moved on to writing her own text, and in 1940 Milhous published Lovina: a Story of the Pennsylvania Dutch Country. She would also draw on her Pennsylvania Dutch background for her books Herodia, the Lovely Puppet (1942) and the Caldecott Medal-winning The Egg Tree (1951). Her hometown Philadelphia inspired Patrick and the Golden Slippers (1951), about the Mummers’ Parade, and Through These Arches: The Story of Independence Hall (1964). Milhous considered Through These Arches her most important book, embodying her love for Philadelphia and its history. Her illustrations retain many characteristics of both Pennsylvania Dutch art and her poster designs: bright color, simple lines, and bold forms that evince a love of nature and plain living. Milhous illustrated many books, both of her own and of others, and worked as staff designer at Scribner’s from 1944-1946. The Silver Pencil, which she illustrated for Alice Dalgliesh, was a Newbery Honor book in 1945. She died in Philadelphia on December 5, 1977.

Frances Lichten was an artist, illustrator, and specialist on Pennsylvanian folk art who met Milhous in art school and became her lifelong friend. Born in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, in 1889, Lichten evinced an interest in art as a child, and like Milhous studied at Philadelphia Museum School of Industrial Art and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. She worked as a commercial artist for many years before becoming the State Supervisor for the Index of American Design from 1936-1941. This project was a WPA initiative that hired artists to document American folk arts and crafts. As an expert on Pennsylvania folk art, Lichten also published The Folk Art of Rural Pennsylvania (1941), Folk Art Motifs of Pennsylvania (1954), and Fraktur: The Illuminated Manuscripts of the Pennsylvania Dutch (1958). From 1955 until her death in 1961, she was a Research Associate in the Decorative Arts Department at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. She and Milhous shared a studio for nearly forty years and collaborated on the illustrations for They Live in South America (1942) by Alice Dalgliesh.

Bibliography

Historical Note, Frances Lichten Research Collection, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Archives, accessed January 5, 2012, http://www.philamuseum.org/pma_archives/search.php?c=LIC

"Katherine Milhous," Literary and Cultural Heritage Map of Pennsylvania, accessed January 5, 2012, http://pabook.libraries.psu.edu/palitmap/bios/Milhous__Katherine.html

Kingman, Lee, ed. Illustrators of Children's Books: 1957-1966. Boston: Horn Book, 1968.

Lichten, Frances. "Katherine Milhous." Horn Book Magazine, July 1951, 229-235.

Posters for the People: WPA Poster History, accessed January 5, 2012, http://postersforthepeople.com/wpaposterhistory

Something About the Author Autobiography Series, vol. 15.

This is a collection of the manuscripts, illustrations, and papers of Katherine Milhous, and the papers of Frances Lichten. Katherine Milhous manuscript materials include: drafts, dummies, proofs, notes, finished art, color separations, and other production materials for Through These Arches; chalk drawings and notes related to The Egg Tree; art and separations for Appolonia's Valentine, Billy Button's Butter'd Biscuit, Once Upon a Time, and Peter Piper's Pickled Peppers; and drafts and notes on book ideas for other stories. Adult artwork by Milhous includes woodcut prints, watercolors, ink illustrations and cartoons, photographs of sculpture, a scrapbook of pencil sketches from Milhous's trip to South America, a painted placard for the WPA Federal Art Project, and works in various other media.

Milhous papers include: correspondence with editors, readers, family, and friends (including Alice Dalgleish and Ruth Gagliardo); itineraries, correspondence, lecture notes, and publicity material related to visits and appearances; scrapbooks containing publicity, correspondence, and other items related to the writing and publication of The Egg Tree; a scrapbook of book reviews; a scrapbook on poetry; a brief typed autobiography and other biographical material; diaries and journals kept between 1944-1977 (noting work, expenses, memoranda, lists of gifts and cards sent); 15 books inscribed by Katherine to her sister Dorothy; several photographs of Milhous, including one from the 1951 Newbery-Caldecott Dinner; a collection of postcards; book announcements and brochures on exhibitions and other events, mostly related to friends and associates of Milhous; various subject files; original art in the form of cards, invitations, and small studies given to Milhous by several other artists; a set of Currier and Ives reproduction prints; a copy of the 1969 University of Southern Mississippi children's collection medal awarded to Lois Lenski; and a photograph album from a trip to South America (probably in the early 1950s). There are also 18 model houses Milhous made for the Work Progress Administration.

Frances Lichten materials include: correspondence with editors, publishers, friends, and family; a small amount of family history material on the Lichtens; two albums of photographs and letters from Milhous and Lichten's 1925-1926 trip to Europe; a duplicate set of the letters written during the Europe trip (mostly written by Lichten); and copies of brochures and small volumes illustrated by Lichten.

This collection is arranged in two series: I. Katherine Milhous; II. Frances Lichten.

Series I. Katherine Milhous includes thirteen subseries: i. Awards and citations; ii. Biographical materials; iii. Book manuscripts and illustrations; iv. Correspondence; v. Events and appearances; vi. Financial records and notes; vii. Personal artwork; viii. Personal records and scrapbooks; ix. Photographs; x. Published volumes; xi. Research and subject files; xii. Travel; xiii. WPA artwork. Within each subseries, materials are arranged alphabetically and then chronologically.

Series II. Frances Lichten includes three subseries: i. Artwork; ii. Correspondence; iii. Subject and research files. Within each subseries, materials are arranged alphabetically and then chronologically.

Publication Information:
Free Library of Philadelphia: Children's Literature Research Collection
Finding Aid Author:
Finding aid prepared by Adrienne Pruitt, Jennifer Schnabel, Garrett Boos, and Lindsay Friedman
Sponsor:
The processing of this collection was made possible through generous funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, administered through the Council on Library and Information Resources’ “Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives” Project.
Access Restrictions:

This collection is open to researchers by appointment. Please contact the Curator for information on access.

Use Restrictions:

The right of access to material does not imply the right of publication. Permission for reprinting, reproduction, or extensive quotation from the rare books, manuscripts, prints, or drawings must be obtained through written application, stating the use to be made of the material. The reader bears the responsibility for any possible infringement of copyright laws in the publication of such material. A reproduction fee will be charged if the material is to be reproduced in a commercial publication.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Gift of Katherine Milhous and her estate, 1968-1979. Additional materials donated by Harriet Holsman, 1958, G. Martin Dudley, 1978, Carolyn Field, 1979, Ruthe A. Rutherforde, 1982, Mary H. Sharp, 2011, and Jessica Raymond, 2014.

Form/Genre(s)
  • Books
  • Clippings
  • Color proofs
  • Color separations
  • Correspondence
  • Diaries
  • Drawings (visual works)
  • Dummies (printed matter)
  • Galley proofs
  • Illustrations
  • Manuscripts
  • Medallions (medals)
  • Model houses
  • Page proofs (proofs (printed matter)
  • Photograph albums
  • Photographs
  • Scrapbooks
Geographic Name(s)
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
Personal Name(s)
  • Dalgliesh, Alice, 1893-1979
  • Gagliardo, Ruth
  • Lichten, Frances
  • Milhous, Dorothy
  • Milhous, Katherine, 1894-
Subject(s)
  • Art
  • Children's authors--20th century
  • Children's literature--20th century
  • Illustrated children's books--20th century
  • Illustration of books--20th century

Katherine Milhous papers
Awards and citations Box Folder
Caldecott medal, 1951 23
1
Certificate of award from the 20th Annual Philadelphia Book Show, 1965 1
1
Citation from Drexel Institute of Technology Graduate School of Library Science, 1967 April 8 1
2
Copy of the University of Southern Mississippi medal awarded to Lois Lenski, 1969 1
3
Biographical materials
Includes published and unpublished autobiographical and biographical writings.
Box Folder
Bibliographic material, circa 1964 1
4
Biographical materials, 1951-1967 1
5
Book manuscripts and illustrations
Many of these illustrations are housed with Children's Literature Research Collection original framed artwork.
Appolonia's Valentine, 1954 Box Folder
Color separation for page 27, gouache and pen and ink on acetate mounted to board, 4 sheets 2
1
Billy Button's Butter'd Biscuit, 1941 Box Folder
Final art, gouache, graphite, and pen and ink on board, 2 sheets 2
2
A Book for Jennifer, 1940 Call-Number
Preliminary art, gouache, graphite, and pen and ink on paper, 2 sheets Panel 39, item 2
Panel 6, item 2
Final art facing pages 62 and 98, gouache, graphite, pen and ink, and watercolor on paper, 2 sheets Panel 30, item 2
Panel 3, item 2
The Egg Tree, 1950 Box Call-Number Folder
Preliminary sketches with notes, pastels on paper mounted to board, 8 sheets 2
39
  3
7-8
Preliminary art for cover, gouache on paper, 1 sheet   Panel 2, item 5
 
Final art, gouache and graphite on paper, 2 framed items
Includes illustrations for pages 16-17 and 32-33.
  Panel 4, item 3
Panel 7, item 9
 
Book jacket, 1 sheet 2
  4
The First Christmas Crib, 1944 Call-Number
Final art for spot illustrations for pages 2, 30, 31, 39, and 47, graphite, pastels, and watercolor on paper, 1 sheet Panel 3, item 4
Final art for page 19, graphite, pastels, and watercolor on paper, 1 sheet Panel 43, item 3
Happily Ever After, 1939 Box Folder
Preliminary art for page 31, gouache, graphite, pen and ink, and watercolor on board, 1 sheet 2
5
Herodia the Lovely Puppet, 1942 Call-Number
Final art for spot illustrations, pen and ink on paper
Includes illustrations for pages 27, 155, and 177.
Panel 3, item 5
Final art, pen and ink and watercolor, 2 items
Illustrations facing pages 46 and 132.
Panel 30, item 5
Panel 41, item 4
Lovina, 1940 Call-Number
Final art, gouache, graphite, and pastels on paper, 2 sheets
Includes illustrations for pages 12-13 and 28-29.
Panel 6, item 4
Panel 8, item 6
Once Upon a Time, 1938 Box Folder
Final art, gouache, graphite, and pen and ink on board, 9 sheets 2
6
Patrick and the Golden Slipper, 1951 Call-Number
Final art, gouache and graphite on paper, 11 framed items
Illustrations for pages 4-5, 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 16-17, 18-19, 22-23, 27, and 28-29.
Panel 2, item 6
Panel 6, item 6
Panel 6, item 3
Panel 3, item 3
Panel 3, item 1
Panel 15, item 1
Panel 14, item 6
Panel 7, item 8
Panel 7, item 7
Panel 7, item 6
Panel 7, item 5
Peter Piper's Pickled Peppers, 1942 Box Folder
Final art, gouache, graphite, and pen and ink on board, 3 sheets 2
7
Snow Over Bethlehem, 1945 Call-Number
Final art for cover, gouache, graphite, and pen and ink on paper, 1 sheet Panel 3, item 7
Through These Arches, 1964 Box Call-Number Folder
First draft, manuscript
Includes extended and unedited text, additional clippings, and research notes.
3
2
  1-7
8-12
Second draft, corrected manuscript 3
  8
Final draft, revised typescript 3
  9
Setting copy, corrected typescript 3
  10
Preliminary sketch of Independence Hall, graphite and pen and ink on paper, 1 sheet   Panel 10, item 1
 
Preliminary art for title page, collage of cut paper, gouache, graphite, and pen and ink on paper and board, 4 sheets 4
  1
Earlier dummy with gouache, graphite, and pen and ink illustrations and text pasted in, 104 pages 31
   
Later dummy with collage, graphite, and pen and ink and text pasted in, 102 pages 32
   
Final art, gouache, graphite, and pen and ink on board, 29 sheets 33-34
   
Color separations, gouache and pen and ink on acetate mounted to board, 80 sheets 35-36
   
Prints of color separations with notes, 47 sheets 4
  2-3
Lettering for title page, collage of cut paper, graphite, and pen and ink mounted to board 4
  4
Corrected galley proofs 4
  5-6
Corrected page proofs 4
  7
Folded and gathered sheets 4
  8-10
With Bells On, 1955 Box Folder
Book jacket, 1 sheet 4
11
Correspondence
The bulk of the correspondence includes letter to Katherine Milhous from friends and family. There are also several letters from Milhous to others, which were probably returned to her as she collected her papers. Some of personal correspondence is organized alphabetically by correspondent, adhering to Milhous's original order. The remaining letters, notes, and postcards are in chronological order by decade. Condolence letters regarding the death of Frances Lichten in 1961 are foldered separately, per Milhous's original order.
Box Folder
Fan mail, 1950s-1970s 5
1-12
Personal correspondence Box Folder
Cards to Katherine Milhous, circa 1950-1974 6
1-9
Dalgliesh, Alice, circa 1938-1965 7
1-7
Gagliardo, Ruth, 1962-1972 8
1-11
Heimback, Jeannette, 1947-1974 8
12
Lichten, Arthur, 1961 9
1
Lichten, Frances, 1927-1951, 1968 9
2-6
Milhous, Dorothy, circa 1925-1972
Milhous wrote several letters from Europe in 1925 addressed to "Dorothy and Mamma."
9
7-11
Milhous, Oscar, circa 1920-1926 9
12
Personal correspondence, circa 1920-1979 10
11
12
9-12
1-13
1-8
Phillips, Leila B., circa 1928-1951 9
13-16
Rauch, Marion, circa 1923-1976 10
1-7
Schoenhut, George, 1942-1943, undated 10
8
Professional correspondence Box Folder
Free Library of Philadelphia, 1951-1976 12
9-12
Professional correspondence, circa 1937-1976 12
13
13-14
1-9
Events and appearances
Includes photographs, correspondence, programs, invitations, notes, speeches, keepsakes, and itineraries from school visits, awards ceremonies, and other professional events.
Box Folder
Caldecott acceptance speech, 1951 July 10 14
1
Drexel Institute of Technology citation ceremony, 1967 April 8 14
2
Other events and appearances 14
3-8
Financial records and notes Box Folder
Ledgers, 1944-1977 23
1-3
Notes, 1961-1977 22
1
Personal artwork Box Call-Number Folder
Bookplates designed by Katherine Milhous, 61 sheets, circa 1951 15
  1-2
Cards designed by Katherine Milhous, 15 sheets, circa 1922-1954 15
  3
Illustrations, gouache, graphite, pen and ink, and watercolor on paper and board, 86 sheets, circa 1922-1967
Includes a cut-work valentine created by Milhous for Jack and Jill magazine.
15
37
39
Panel 14, item 5
Panel 8, item 4
4-6
10-15
2
Sketches, gouache, graphite, pen and ink, and watercolor on paper, 627 sheets, circa 1922-1965
Includes clippings of subject matter for reference. A wide range of subject matters including people, costumes, buildings, and landscapes.
37
16
15
  1-9
1-11
7-10
Personal records and scrapbooks Box Folder
Address book, 1975-1976 24
5
Commonplace book, circa 1930-1960 24
1
Journals, 1952-1953 24
2-4
Scrapbook, "Artist's life", circa 1921-1949 25
 
Scrapbook, "Book reviews", circa 1938-1952 26
 
Scrapbook, "The Egg Tree I", circa 1952-1954 27
 
Scrapbook, "The Egg Tree II", circa 1949-1951 28
 
Photographs Box Folder
Artwork by Frances Litchen and Katherine Milhous, circa 1941-1970 42
22
2-3
Frances Litchen, Katherine Milhous, friends, and family, 1929-1966 42
22
4
Published volumes
Books by Katherine Milhous Box Folder
Appolonia's Valentine. New York: Charles Scribner's and Sons, 1954 40
1
The Egg Tree. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1950 40
2
The First Christmas Crib. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1944 41
1
Herodia, The Lovely Puppet. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1942 41
2
Patrick and and the Golden Slippers. New York: Charles Scribner's and Sons, 1951 40
3
Snow Over Bethlehem. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1945 41
3
Through these Arches, The Story of Independence Hall. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincot Company, 1964 40
4-5
With bells on: A Christmas story. New York: Charles Scribner's and Sons, 1955 40
6
Books by other authors Box Folder
Blanton, Catherine; Politi, Leo. The Three Miracles. New York: The John Day Company, 1946 41
4
Dalgliesh, Alice. A Book for Jennifer: A story of London children in the eighteenth century and of Mr. Newbery's juvenile library. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1940 41
5
Dalgliesh, Alice. Happily Ever After. New York: Charles Scribner's and Sons, 1939 40
7
Dalgliesh, Alice. The Little Angel: A Story of Old Rio. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1943 41
6
Dalgliesh, Alice. Once on a Time. New York: Charles Scribner's and Sons, 1938 40
8
de Angeli, Marguerite. Butter at the Old Price. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company Inc, 1971 41
7
Sherwood, Lorraine. "Old Abe," American Eagle. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1946 41
8
Research and subject files
The bulk of these folder titles were originally named by Milhous. The contents include book ideas, clippings, research notes, parts of manuscripts, and a few rough sketches. The Frances Lichten file includes notes, documents, and lists pertaining to her illness and death in 1961. The Glassboro High School files includes 11 student publications dated 1910-1914 for which Milhous was an editor and contributor as well as material relating to the alumni association.
Box Folder Object
Adaptations, circa 1958-1967 17
1
 
Angels, undated 17
2
 
Animals, circa 1930, 1951, 1973 17
3
 
Appolonia, 1954 17
4
 
Art 17
5
 
The arts, circa 1951-1963 17
6
 
Bells, circa 1947 17
7
 
Birds, 1955 17
8
 
Book ideas, circa 1947-1952 17
9
 
Book of symbols, undated 17
10
 
Children's stories, 1938, 1945-1946 17
11
 
Christmas putz book, 1871, 1903, 1950-1954 17
12
 
Clippings, 1939-1976 18
17
1-3
13-18
 
Costumes, undated 18
4
 
Creativity, 1951-1973 18
5
 
de Angeli, Marguerite, 1960-1964 18
6
 
Eggs and Easter, 1938-1948 18
7
 
Elbatrich, circa 1913-1927 18
8
 
Ephrata, circa 1910-1940 18
9
 
Firedog, undated 18
10
 
The friendly beasts, undated 18
11
 
Gingerbread, undated 18
12
 
Glassboro High School, 1910-1968 18
13-15
 
Goodnight book, 1947 May 15 19
1
 
The Greens, the Browns, the Mulberry's, and the Big Wind, circa 1940-1960 19
2
 
Greeting cards, 1946-1973 19
3-6
 
Handwriting, 1921-1952 19
7
 
Herodia, 1943-1951 19
8
 
Horn-blowing rooster, 1949-1958 19
9
 
Kansas, undated 19
10
 
Kerlan, Irvin, 1950-1968 19
11-12
 
Letitia, 1949-1951 19
13
 
Lichten, Frances, 1960-1965 19
14
 
Little one, 1945 19
15
 
Mail-a-book ideas, circa 1944-1949 19
16
 
Mummer's parade, 1950-1957 20
1-2
 
Murals by Katherine Milhous, circa 1930-1945 39
3-6
 
Nativity, undated 20
3
 
Orangeman's parade, 1955 20
4
 
Ornamental cast iron, 1936-1937 20
5
 
Ouida (Maria Louise Ramé), undated 20
6
 
Over the hill and far away, undated 20
7
 
Pamphlets, brochures, and newsletters, 1957-1976 20
8
 
Penny pig, undated 20
9
 
Philadelphia, 1951-1976 20
10-13
 
Pine Street, 1956-1975 20
14
 
Plays, 1975, undated 20
15
 
Poems, 1959-1975 20
16
 
Promotional and publicity materials, 1937, 1951-1964
Most materials are related to Through These Arches.
21
20
39
1-2
17-18
1
 
The silver bird, 1941 21
3-5
 
Snowman, undated 21
6
 
St. Patrick's Day, 1955 21
7
 
Through These Arches timeline, circa 1950-1964
Files are unbound, oversize, and fragile and must be used under Curator's supervision.
38
   
Valentine's Day cards, circa 1905-1912 22
5-7
36
Walls, undated 21
8
 
Windows, undated 21
9
 
Travel Box Folder
California trip, 1967 22
8
Camping trip, 1922 22
10
European trip, 1925, 1934-1944 29
22
11-13
South America trip, 1941 30
22
14-15
WPA Artwork, circa 1935-1943
Model houses Box
Austrian Tyrol Houses 47-48
Banyang Hut, Africa 49
California Provincial, Monterey 19th Century 50
Cape Cod Cottage 51
Chinese House 52
Cliff Dwelling 53
Conrad Weiser’s House 54
Iroquois Long House 55
Log College 56
Massachusetts Farmhouse, Townsend 57
Massachusetts Farmhouse, Capen 58
Nixon Tavern, Fairchance, PA 59
Old Derry Church 60
Plank House, Northwestern Pacific Coast 61
Swiss Chalet 62
Viewmont Farmhouse 63
Washington Headquarters 64
Posters
Posters are housed with Children's Literature Research Collection original framed artwork.
Box Call-Number
Books in Great-grandmother's Day   Panel 10, item 4
Ephrata   Panel 11, item 3
From a Baptismal Certificate 37
 
How Much Do You Read?   Panel 10, item 3
Pennsylvania   Panel 11, item 1
Pennsylvania: Costumes and Handicrafts   Panel 15, item 2
Pennsylvania: Costumes and Handicrafts of the Pennsylvania Germans.   Flat file 1
Pennsylvania Art Project   Panel 16, item 2
Philadelphia: Carpenters' Hall   Panel 10, item 6
Rural Pennsylvania: Colonial Pennsylvania Exists To-Day   Panel 15, item 4
Rural Pennsylvania   Panel 5, item 2
Visit Historic Ephrata Pennsylvania   Panel 16, item 1
Visit Pennsylvania   Panel 5, item 1
Pennsylvania: Picturesque, Scenic Beauty, Architecture, Costumes, Crafts    

Frances Lichten papers
Artwork, circa 1921 Box Folder
Bookplates designed by Frances Lichten, 7 sheets 43
1
Cards designed by Frances Lichten, 9 sheets 43
2
Childhood drawings, collage of cut paper, graphite, gouache, pen and ink, and watercolor on paper, 12 sheets, circa 1908-1910 43
3
Illustrations, gouache and pen and ink on paper, 9 sheets 43
4-5
Correspondence
Personal correspondence Box Folder
European letters, 1925-1926
Mostly typed carbons of numbered letters written by Frances Lichten and addressed to "Dear Mother and everyone else."
44
1-4
Personal correspondence, 1928, 1946-1961, undated
Letters to Frances Lichten from others. Several are address to both Frances Lichten and Katherine Milhous. The letters from 1960-1961 primarily address Frances Lichten's illness.
44
5-7
Rauch, Marion, 1923-1935 44
8-9
Professional correspondence Box Folder
Charles Scribner's Sons, circa 1945-1953
Letters to and from Frances Lichten about Folk Art in Rural Pennsylvania.
45
1-2
Philadelphia Museum of Art, circa 1946-1961 45
3
Professional correspondence, circa 1940-1960, undated 45
4-7
Subject and research files Box Folder
Biographical materials, 1947, 1954 46
1
Clippings, circa 1933-1965 46
2
Folk art, circa 1946-1967 46
3
Harrisburg, circa 1963 46
4
Honors, circa 1960-1961 46
5
Lectures and clubs, circa 1941-1959 46
6
Leslie, C.R., circa 1860
Frances Lichten researched the life of C.R. Leslie, a nineteenth-century English painter.
46
7
Notecards, circa 1968-1979
Katherine Milhous's suggestions on how to break up the Frances Lichten correspondence. Also included are label cards.
46
8
Pennsylvania German crafts 46
9
Passports and identification, 1925-1961
Includes address, telephone, and date books.
46
10
Programs, 1959 46
11
Publications, 1922-1959 46
12-13

Table of Contents

Expand All | Collapse All

Location

Children's Department:
Ground Floor, Central Library

Hours of Operation

Weekdays 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Call to arrange visits on evenings or weekends.

Contact

Phone: 215-686-5382
Email: CLRC@freeLibrary.org

About Finding Aids