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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

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. 

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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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
New Netherland Bank of New York City savings challenge, c. 1923.Novelty012201
Instruction Booklet: Pleasant Pages--The Art of Handcolorling Made Easy.Booklet012301
Order forms for the Little Art Shop, Washington D.C., c. 1923. (3 versions)Forms012302
Instructional Booklet: Sealing Wax Art.Booklet012303
Instruction Booklet: Pleasant Pages -- The Art of Handcoloring Made Easy -- Birthday, Tally, Place & Everyday Cards.Booklet012304
Instruction Booklet: Pleasant Pages -- The Art of Handcoloring Made Easy -- Tally and Place Cards, Season 1924-25.Booklet012305
Instruction Booklet: Pleasant Pages -- The Art of Handcoloring Made Easy -- Valentine, Easter and Mother's Day Cards, 1925.Booklet012306
Instructional Booklet: The Sewing Book for Children's and Girls' Clothes, c. 1920s.Booklet012401
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