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Katherine Milhous and Frances Lichten papers

CLRC.MILHOUS

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Summary Information

Repository:
Free Library of Philadelphia: Children's Literature Research Collection
Creator:
Milhous, Katherine, 1894-
Title:
Katherine Milhous and Frances Lichten papers
Date [inclusive]:
1903-1977
Call Number:
CLRC.MILHOUS
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.
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Biographical/Historical note

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.

Scope and Contents note

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.

Arrangement note

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.

Administrative Information

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.

Conditions Governing Access note

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

Conditions Governing Use note

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 note

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.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

Millersville University: Ruthe A. Rutherford papers, 1929-1993.

Philadelphia Museum of Art Archives: Frances Lichten research collection, circa 1850-1961, n.d.

University of Minnesota: Katherine Milhous papers, 1938-1964, CLRC-58.

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Controlled Access Headings

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

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Collection Inventory

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.

Scope and Contents note

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.

General note

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 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 Folder

Preliminary sketches with notes, pastels on paper mounted to board, 8 sheets.

2

39

3

7-8

Call-Number

Preliminary art for cover, gouache on paper, 1 sheet.

Panel 2, item 5
Final art, gouache and graphite on paper, 2 framed items.
Scope and Contents note

Includes illustrations for pages 16-17 and 32-33.

Panel 7, item 9 Panel 4, item 3
Box Folder

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.
Scope and Contents note

Includes illustrations for pages 27, 155, and 177.

Panel 3, item 5
Final art, pen and ink and watercolor, 2 items.
Scope and Contents note

Illustrations facing pages 46 and 132.

Panel 41, item 4 Panel 30, item 5
Lovina, 1940.
Call-Number Call-Number
Final art, gouache, graphite, and pastels on paper, 2 sheets.
Scope and Contents note

Includes illustrations for pages 12-13 and 28-29.

Panel 8, item 6 Panel 6, item 4
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 Call-Number Call-Number Call-Number Call-Number Call-Number Call-Number Call-Number Call-Number Call-Number Call-Number
Final art, gouache and graphite on paper, 11 framed items.
Scope and Contents note

Illustrations for pages 4-5, 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 16-17, 18-19, 22-23, 27, and 28-29.

Panel 14, item 6 Panel 15, item 1 Panel 3, item 1 Panel 3, item 3 Panel 7, item 5 Panel 7, item 6 Panel 7, item 7 Panel 7, item 8 Panel 2, item 6 Panel 6, item 3 Panel 6, item 6
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 Folder
First draft, manuscript.
Scope and Contents note

Includes extended and unedited text, additional clippings, and research notes.

2

3

8-12

1-7

Second draft, corrected manuscript.

3 8

Final draft, revised typescript.

3 9

Setting copy, corrected typescript.

3 10
Call-Number

Preliminary sketch of Independence Hall, graphite and pen and ink on paper, 1 sheet.

Panel 10, item 1
Box Folder

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.

General Physical Description note
Some text has become disassociated
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.

Scope and Contents note

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.
Scope and Contents note

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.

Scope and Contents note

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 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.
Scope and Contents note

Includes a cut-work valentine created by Milhous for Jack and Jill magazine.

39 2 Panel 8, item 4 15 4-6 37 10-15 Panel 14, item 5
Sketches, gouache, graphite, pen and ink, and watercolor on paper, 627 sheets, circa 1922-1965.
Scope and Contents note

Includes clippings of subject matter for reference. A wide range of subject matters including people, costumes, buildings, and landscapes.

15

16

37

7-10

1-11

1-9

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.

22

42

2-3

Frances Litchen, Katherine Milhous, friends, and family, 1929-1966.

22

42

4

Published volumes.
Books by Katherine Milhous.
Box Folder

Appolonia's Valentine. New York: Charles Scribner's and Sons1954.

40 1

The Egg Tree. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons1950.

40 2

The First Christmas Crib. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons1944.

41 1

Herodia, The Lovely Puppet. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons1942.

41 2

Patrick and and the Golden Slippers. New York: Charles Scribner's and Sons1951.

40 3

Snow Over Bethlehem. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons1945.

41 3

Through these Arches, The Story of Independence Hall. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincot Company1964.

40 4-5

With bells on: A Christmas story. New York: Charles Scribner's and Sons1955.

40 6
Books by other authors.
Box Folder

Blanton, Catherine; Politi, Leo. The Three Miracles. New York: The John Day Company1946.

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 Sons1940.

41 5

Dalgliesh, Alice. Happily Ever After. New York: Charles Scribner's and Sons1939.

40 7

Dalgliesh, Alice. The Little Angel: A Story of Old Rio. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons1943.

41 6

Dalgliesh, Alice. Once on a Time. New York: Charles Scribner's and Sons1938.

40 8

de Angeli, Marguerite. Butter at the Old Price. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company Inc1971.

41 7

Sherwood, Lorraine. "Old Abe," American Eagle. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons1946.

41 8
Research and subject files.
Scope and Contents note

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

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.

17

18

13-18

1-3

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.
Scope and Contents note

Most materials are related to Through These Arches.

20

21

39

17-18

1-2

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.
General note

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.

22

29

11-13

South America trip, 1941.

22

30

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.
General note

Posters are housed with Children's Literature Research Collection original framed artwork.

Call-Number

Books in Great-grandmother's Day.

Panel 10, item 4

Ephrata.

Panel 11, item 3
Box

From a Baptismal Certificate.

37
Call-Number

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.
Scope and Contents note

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.
Scope and Contents note

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.
Scope and Contents note

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.
Scope and Contents note

Frances Lichten researched the life of C.R. Leslie, a nineteenth-century English painter.

46 7
Notecards, circa 1968-1979.
Scope and Contents note

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.
Scope and Contents note

Includes address, telephone, and date books.

46 10

Programs, 1959.

46 11

Publications, 1922-1959.

46 12-13