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Welcome to the Booth Library manuscript index. 

The manuscript index contains links to finding aids for the collections of the Booth Library.  Each finding aid has a description of that collection along with a listing of the items within that collection.  The Booth Library staff and volunteers are updating the index daily in order to make your research experience more productive.

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Collection TitleCL 87 Dorothy B. Little - Woman’s Institute PapersCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByRachel Dworkin
Date Completed:12/03/2008
Provenance:The items in this collection were donated to the Booth Library in 1973 by Dorothy B. Little.
Terms:Dressmaking; Newsletters; Scranton (PA); Sewing; Women-Societies and clubs
Historical:

The Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts & Sciences- The Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts & Sciences was founded February 29, 1916 in Scranton, PA as a correspondence college for sewing, dress-making and cooking.  The Institute's founder and director of instruction was Mary Brooks Picken.  The Institute offered various correspondence courses, clothing patterns, domestic merchandise and a monthly newsletter, called Inspiration.  Dorothy B. Little became a member in 1923. 

Scope:The Dorothy B. Little - Woman's Institute Papers contains material relating to the Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts & Sciences including course-work, promotional literature, instruction books and a run of the newsletter Inspiration from 1923 to 1924.  It also includes other instructional books for drawing and sewing. 
Notes:

CL 87 shares a box with CL 83 & CL 85.

Extent.5 linear feet
Date Span1923-1925
AbstractThis collection contains papers relating to the Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences of Scranton, PA, as well as some of Dorothy Little's personal papers.


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Dorothy B. Little's Women's Institute of Domestic Arts & Sciences membership card, 1923.Membership Card010101
Dorothy B. Little's Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts & Sciences' Membership Account Record, c. 1923.Booklet010102
Booklet- How to Start Your Studies: Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts & Sciences, c. 1923.Booklet010103
Envelope fragment addressed to Dorothy B. Little, c. 1923.Envelope010104
Application for membership in the Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts & Sciences, c. 1923.Document010105
Form letter from Mary Brooks Picken, Vice-President of the Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts & Sciences, to new members, July 28, 1923.Letter010106
Letter from Mary Coyle of the Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts & Sciences regarding membership dues, August 4, 1923.Letter010107
Dorothy B. Little's exam for the Apron and Caps course at the Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts & Sciences, c. 1923.Manuscript010201
Dorothy B. Little's exam for the Dress Development course at the Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts & Sciences, c. 1923.Manuscript010202
Dorothy B. Little's exam for the Embroidery Stitches course at the Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts & Sciences, part 1, c. 1923.Manuscript010203
Dorothy B. Little's exam for the Embroidery Stitches course at the Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts & Sciences, part 2, c. 1923.Manuscript010204
Dorothy B. Little's exam for the Essential Seams & Stitches course at the Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts & Sciences, c. 1923.Manuscript010205
Dorothy B. Little's exam for the Simplified Sewing course at the Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts & Sciences, c. 1923.Manuscript010206
Dorothy B. Little's exam for the Tissue paper Patterns course at the Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts & Sciences, part 1, c. 1923.Manuscript010207
Dorothy B. Little's exam for the Tissue Paper Patterns course at the Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts & Sciences, part 2, c. 1923.Manuscript010208
Promotional letter from the Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts & Sciences, July 16, 1923.Letter010301
Letter from the Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts & Sciences concerning membership dues, August 20, 1923.Letter010302
Subscription form for The Business Woman magazine, c. 1923. Form010303
Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts & Sciences products catalog, August 1923.Catalog010304
Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts & Sciences products catalog, September 1923.Catalog010305
Flier for books on dressmaking and designing, c. 1923.Flier010306
Advertisment for the Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts & Sciences Gift Club, c. 1923.Pamphlet010307
Advertisment for the Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts & Sciences magazine subscription discounts, c. 1923.Pamphlet010308
Advertisment for the Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, c. 1923. (8 versions)Advertisment010309
Letter from the Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts & Sciences concerning free rickrack braid and lingerie tape, c. 1923.Letter010310
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