Barbour, Harriot Buxton (1901-1980)

The Harriot Buxton Barbour collection consists of manuscripts, scrapbooks, and other items.

Manuscripts by Barbour in the collection include proofs and galleys for Old English Tales Retold (Macmillan, 1924); Sandwich: The Town the Glass Built (Houghton Mifflin, 1948), including Barbour's research notes, early fragmentary draft pages, proofs, and galleys; and Music For Family Fun (Dutton, 1961). Also present are some pieces about Massachusetts area music and local history.

The collection includes several scrapbooks, composed of a variety of items. One scrapbook contains printed poems and short stories by Barbour; these appeared in Boston, MA area magazines and high school publications between 1919 and 1924. Another scrapbook contains reviews and other printed articles, as well as a few letters about the three musical education texts Barbour wrote with Warren S. Freeman between 1942 and 1952. Also, there are scrapbooks of letters about research, editorial shaping, publication, post-publication regarding Sandwich; these letters include many from Houghton-Mifflin. There is also a scrapbook containing reviews of Sandwich as well as photographs and letters, including one from Gertrude Lawrence (July 1948).

Other material in the collection includes some correspondence and printed material.

Notable Figures
1. Barbour, Harriot Buxton, 1901-1980
Associated Subjects
1. Women's Studies Collections -- History and Culture Subject Guide
2. Literary Collections Subject Guide
3. Helen Deutsch Research Section