Guide to the Joyce P. De La Hunt Papers
Digitized Content

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 foot
5 boxes
Repository:
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
Scope and Contents
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
The collection is divided into three series.
Series 1: Scrapbooks
Series 2: Photographs
Series 3: Miscellaneous

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
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
Collection processed by David haberstich, 1997.
Author
David Haberstich
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This collection was donated by Lucille E. Ward on February 19, 1997.

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Joyce P. De La Hunt Papers, ca. 1860-1950, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.

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