Tolman, Newton F. (1908-1986)
Scope:
The Newton Tolman collection consists of manuscripts, correspondence, printed material, photographs, and notebooks.

Manuscript material in the collection consists of drafts and notes of Tolman's books and articles.  Book drafts include The Nelson Music Collection (1969); Quick Tunes and Good Times (1972); and The Blue Tailed Skink (1983). Articles include “The Magic of Seven,” a review of Guy Murchie’s book The Seven Mysteries (1978).  The series also includes a poem written by Tolman at Kimball Union Academy in 1925.

Correspondence include personal and professional letters dating from 1900 to 1969. Notable correspondents include Flora J. Cooke and Francis W. Parker; also present are letters to and from Tolman relating to a 1963 trip to Nigeria.

Printed materials in the collection consist of programs, brochures, reviews, articles, and essays by Tolman and others.  Notable is information for the Francis W. Parker School and the Progressive Education Association, along with articles regarding Col. Francis W. Parker. These include Colonel Parker’s Creed, issues of Quincy Patriot (April, 1900) referring to Col. Parker, and an article written by Flora J. Cooke for the Illinois Teacher (1936). Also notable: the dedication of the Chicago Normal School.  Tolman’s writings include two pieces printed in the Boston Sunday Globe where he was a columnist.

Photographs in the collection include four photos of Col. Francis W. Parker, Newton Tolman’s great-uncle; one photo of Tolman with reporter Kim Reiland of Northern Lore (1978); and two pictures of automobiles from 1928 and 1948.
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Notable Figures
1. Tolman, Newton F.
Associated Subjects
1. Literary Collections Subject Guide
2. Music Collections Subject Guide
3. Authors, American
4. Journalism – United States
5. American literature--20th century
6. Musicians
7. New Hampshire
8. Journalists