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#5: Childhood writings of Elaine and Dora Goodale: correspondence, reviews, publisher's advertisements, portraits of Elaine and Dora, and programs, 1877-81, 1897, undated

 File — Box: 15, Folder: 2-5

Scope and Contents

From the Series:

There are ten scrapbooks in this series that overlap with each other in terms of subject matter and date span. Most, if not all, were apparently compiled by Elaine Goodale Eastman, who donated them. Most of the items in the scrapbooks have to do with the writings of the family, primarily Dora and Elaine, but Deborah Hill Read Goodale, Henry Goodale, and Rose Goodale Dayton are also represented. The scrapbooks have been numbered in an arbitrary manner. Two of the scrapbooks relate to Elaine's and Dora's childhood writings. There are four scrapbooks that contain mostly writings by Elaine relating to her career teaching and advocating for Native Americans, but also on other topics such as homemaking, children, and her organizational involvement. There is one scrapbook that mostly contains writings by others about Native Americans. Dora's post-childhood writings are collected in two of the scrapbooks. Finally, there is one scrapbook of miscellaneous writings, mostly poems, by Elaine, Dora, Rose, and their parents.

Dates of Materials

  • Creation: 1877-81
  • Creation: 1897
  • Creation: undated

Conditions Governing Access

From the Collection:

This collection is open for research use without restriction beyond the standard terms and conditions of Smith College Special Collections.

Language of Materials