Gladys Reid Holton Ephemera Collection
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Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0466
Creators:
Holton, Gladys Reid, 1898- (museum curator)
Des Grange, Jane
Dates:
1800-1978
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
19 Cubic feet
50 boxes, 7 map-folders
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
The bulk of the collection contains a wide range of ephemera, such as calendars, postcards, advertising cards, magazines, newspapers and fashion plates; also photographs and business and household account books. Also some of Mrs. Holton's personal papers, including correspondence relating to activities with organizations such as the Home Bureaus and War Council, scripts from her radio programs, business cards, and personal licenses. The remainder of the collection is arranged by subjects related to the museum exhibitions Mrs. Holton worked on, including research notes, articles relating to subjects, exhibition layouts, labels, photographs, and posters.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Divided into 2 series: (1) Chronologically organized materials; (2) Fashions and advertising: magazines and catalogs.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Gladys Reid Holton was born June 29, 1898 in Auburn, New York. She began a teaching career in the 1920s. During the 1930s-1940s she was heavily involved in traditional household arts and crafts. Holton was curator of History of the Rochester Museum of Arts and Sciences, 1950s-1960s. She retired from the Strong Museum in 1976. She amassed this private collection over a period of some 30 years. Her reason for collecting such material was to give added dimension to exhibits of museum objects and to produce creative explanations for exhibits.

Administration
Processing Information
Collection processed by Craig Orr, 1992
Author
Craig A. Orr
Immediate Source of Acquisiton
Collection donated by Jane Des Grange on October 13, 1992.

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Using the Collection
Restrictions on Access
Unrestricted research use on site.,Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with gloves.
Preferred Citation
Gladys Reid Holton Ephemera Collection, 1800-ca. 1978 (Gift of Jane Des Grange), Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Copyright status of material in this collection varies.,Reproduction permission from Archives Center: fees for commercial use.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Exhibitions Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fashion Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Calendars Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ephemera Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Periodicals Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fashion plates Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Newspapers Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs -- Archives Center Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Postcards Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Advertising cards Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
advertising Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Account books Type 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