Joyce P. De La Hunt Papers, circa 1860-1950
NMAH.AC.0573

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0573
Creators:
De La Hunt, Joyce P., 192?-1986
Ward, Lucille E.
Dates:
circa 1860-1950
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1 Cubic feet
1 box, 4 flat boxes
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Two photograph albums, two scrapbooks, carbon copy typescript of master's thesis, miscellaneous photographs, etc. Scrapbooks contain newspaper clippings about De La Hunt's career as a "girl sports reporter" and articles by her.

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
The collection contains two scrapbooks, two photograph albums, a typescript of Miss De La Hunt's Master's thesis, and miscellaneous photographs. The photograph albums contain a variety of family snapshots and the scrapbooks contain newspaper clippings about De La Hunt's career as a "girl sports reporter" as well as articles written by her. In addition, there are miscellaneous photoprints and an American passport, 1926. This collection is arranged into three series: Series 1: Scrapbooks, 1943-1945, Series 2: Photographs, ca. 1860s-1950s and Series 3: Miscellaneous, 1926, 1950.

Arrangement
Arrangement
3 series: (1) Scrapbooks; (2) Photographs; (c) Miscellaneous. Unarranged.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Joyce P. De La Hunt was a horticulturist with a Davidsonville, Maryland, nursery and a hospital administrator, social worker, and newspaper writer. A graduate of Marquette University (Ph.B.) in her native Milwaukee, where she was a sports reporter and women's sports editor for the
Marquette University Tribune
(1943), Miss De La Hunt took a Master of Social Work degree at Catholic University. In 1944 she was working for the Milwaukee
Sentinel
, and, in 1945, for first the Atlantic City, New Jersey
Daily World
, where she was sports editor (also doing special assignments), then advertising manager for the Atlantic City
Jersey Times
. She later moved to the Washington, D.C. area, obtaining her master's degree in 1950. In the 1950s she was a social worker for Travelers Aid in Washington, and from 1959 to 1967 served as administrator of what later became the Hospital for Sick Children, and then spent three years as an assistant administrator of Junior Village. She was director of Anne Arundel County's "Open Door," a drug counseling facility, 1970-1974. Later Miss De La Hunt studied horticulture at the University of Maryland, and since 1975 worked at Bitter Hill nursery in Davidsonville. She died October 10, 1986, at Anne Arundel General Hospital after a stroke.[1]
[1]Obituary, The Washington Post, Oct. 14, 1986, p. B4.

Administration
Processing Information note
Collection processed by David haberstich, 1997.
Author
Finding aid prepared by David Haberstich
Immediate Source of Acquisition note
This collection was donated by Lucille E. Ward on February 19, 1997.

Using the Collection
Restrictions on Access
Unrestricted research use on site, by appointment. Gloves required with unprotected photographs.
Preferred Citation
Joyce P. De La Hunt Papers, ca. 1860-1950, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Reproduction fees for commercial use. Copyright status of items varies.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Marquette University. -- 1940-1950 Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Albums--1940-1950 Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Atlantic City (N.J.)--1940-1950 Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Clippings--1940-1950 Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Milwaukee (Wis.) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs--Black-and-white photoprints--Silver gelatin--1940-1950 Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Reporters and reporting--1940-1950 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Scrapbooks--1900-1950 Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sports--1940-1950 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Theses Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women in the press--1940-1950 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C., 20013-7012
Phone: 202-633-3270
archivescenter@si.edu