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Katherine Milhous and Frances Lichten papers


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Katherine Milhous was born in Philadelphia on November 27, 1894, to Oscar Thomas Milhous, a printer, and Katie Arey Daly Milhous, a seamstress. She grew up in Pitman, New Jersey, a small camp meeting town lacking even a library. The town’s lack of culture was frustrating for an artistically inclined child. She later said of her family’s heritage, which influenced many of her later works, “My background is Quaker and Irish, Methodist and Catholic, with a dash of Pennsylvania Dutch . . . That is where the love of design comes in. I began to draw as soon as I could hold a pencil.” She returned to Philadelphia to attend the Philadelphia Museum School of Industrial Art and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, from which she won a Cresson Traveling Scholarship in 1934. She supported herself as a newspaper illustrator while in school. From 1935-1940, she was a supervisor for the Federal Art Project (FAP), for which she also made model houses and many striking posters celebrating rural life in Pennsylvania.

Her poster art for the Works Progress Administration (WPA) caught the eye of Scribner’s juvenile editor, Alice Dalgliesh, who encouraged her to illustrate for children. Once on a Time (1938) and Happily Ever After (1939) by Dalgliesh featured Milhous’s first illustrations. She soon moved on to writing her own text, and in 1940 Milhous published Lovina: a Story of the Pennsylvania Dutch Country. She would also draw on her Pennsylvania Dutch background for her books Herodia, the Lovely Puppet (1942) and the Caldecott Medal-winning The Egg Tree (1951). Her hometown Philadelphia inspired Patrick and the Golden Slippers (1951), about the Mummers’ Parade, and Through These Arches: The Story of Independence Hall (1964). Milhous considered Through These Arches her most important book, embodying her love for Philadelphia and its history. Her illustrations retain many characteristics of both Pennsylvania Dutch art and her poster designs: bright color, simple lines, and bold forms that evince a love of nature and plain living. Milhous illustrated many books, both of her own and of others, and worked as staff designer at Scribner’s from 1944-1946. The Silver Pencil, which she illustrated for Alice Dalgliesh, was a Newbery Honor book in 1945. She died in Philadelphia on December 5, 1977.

Frances Lichten was an artist, illustrator, and specialist on Pennsylvanian folk art who met Milhous in art school and became her lifelong friend. Born in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, in 1889, Lichten evinced an interest in art as a child, and like Milhous studied at Philadelphia Museum School of Industrial Art and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. She worked as a commercial artist for many years before becoming the State Supervisor for the Index of American Design from 1936-1941. This project was a WPA initiative that hired artists to document American folk arts and crafts. As an expert on Pennsylvania folk art, Lichten also published The Folk Art of Rural Pennsylvania (1941), Folk Art Motifs of Pennsylvania (1954), and Fraktur: The Illuminated Manuscripts of the Pennsylvania Dutch (1958). From 1955 until her death in 1961, she was a Research Associate in the Decorative Arts Department at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. She and Milhous shared a studio for nearly forty years and collaborated on the illustrations for They Live in South America (1942) by Alice Dalgliesh.


Historical Note, Frances Lichten Research Collection, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Archives, accessed January 5, 2012,

"Katherine Milhous," Literary and Cultural Heritage Map of Pennsylvania, accessed January 5, 2012,

Kingman, Lee, ed. Illustrators of Children's Books: 1957-1966. Boston: Horn Book, 1968.

Lichten, Frances. "Katherine Milhous." Horn Book Magazine, July 1951, 229-235.

Posters for the People: WPA Poster History, accessed January 5, 2012,

Something About the Author Autobiography Series, vol. 15.

This is a collection of the manuscripts, illustrations, and papers of Katherine Milhous, and the papers of Frances Lichten. Katherine Milhous manuscript materials include: drafts, dummies, proofs, notes, finished art, color separations, and other production materials for Through These Arches; chalk drawings and notes related to The Egg Tree; art and separations for Appolonia's Valentine, Billy Button's Butter'd Biscuit, Once Upon a Time, and Peter Piper's Pickled Peppers; and drafts and notes on book ideas for other stories. Adult artwork by Milhous includes woodcut prints, watercolors, ink illustrations and cartoons, photographs of sculpture, a scrapbook of pencil sketches from Milhous's trip to South America, a painted placard for the WPA Federal Art Project, and works in various other media.

Milhous papers include: correspondence with editors, readers, family, and friends (including Alice Dalgleish and Ruth Gagliardo); itineraries, correspondence, lecture notes, and publicity material related to visits and appearances; scrapbooks containing publicity, correspondence, and other items related to the writing and publication of The Egg Tree; a scrapbook of book reviews; a scrapbook on poetry; a brief typed autobiography and other biographical material; diaries and journals kept between 1944-1977 (noting work, expenses, memoranda, lists of gifts and cards sent); 15 books inscribed by Katherine to her sister Dorothy; several photographs of Milhous, including one from the 1951 Newbery-Caldecott Dinner; a collection of postcards; book announcements and brochures on exhibitions and other events, mostly related to friends and associates of Milhous; various subject files; original art in the form of cards, invitations, and small studies given to Milhous by several other artists; a set of Currier and Ives reproduction prints; a copy of the 1969 University of Southern Mississippi children's collection medal awarded to Lois Lenski; and a photograph album from a trip to South America (probably in the early 1950s). There are also 18 model houses Milhous made for the Work Progress Administration.

Frances Lichten materials include: correspondence with editors, publishers, friends, and family; a small amount of family history material on the Lichtens; two albums of photographs and letters from Milhous and Lichten's 1925-1926 trip to Europe; a duplicate set of the letters written during the Europe trip (mostly written by Lichten); and copies of brochures and small volumes illustrated by Lichten.

This collection is arranged in two series: I. Katherine Milhous; II. Frances Lichten.

Series I. Katherine Milhous includes thirteen subseries: i. Awards and citations; ii. Biographical materials; iii. Book manuscripts and illustrations; iv. Correspondence; v. Events and appearances; vi. Financial records and notes; vii. Personal artwork; viii. Personal records and scrapbooks; ix. Photographs; x. Published volumes; xi. Research and subject files; xii. Travel; xiii. WPA artwork. Within each subseries, materials are arranged alphabetically and then chronologically.

Series II. Frances Lichten includes three subseries: i. Artwork; ii. Correspondence; iii. Subject and research files. Within each subseries, materials are arranged alphabetically and then chronologically.

Gift of Katherine Milhous and her estate, 1968-1979. Additional materials donated by Harriet Holsman, 1958, G. Martin Dudley, 1978, Carolyn Field, 1979, Ruthe A. Rutherforde, 1982, Mary H. Sharp, 2011, and Jessica Raymond, 2014.

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Collection Inventory

Caldecott medal, 1951.
Box 23 Folder 1
Certificate of award from the 20th Annual Philadelphia Book Show, 1965.
Box 1 Folder 1
Citation from Drexel Institute of Technology Graduate School of Library Science, 1967 April 8.
Box 1 Folder 2
Copy of the University of Southern Mississippi medal awarded to Lois Lenski, 1969.
Box 1 Folder 3
Scope and Contents note

Includes published and unpublished autobiographical and biographical writings.

Bibliographic material, circa 1964.
Box 1 Folder 4
Biographical materials, 1951-1967.
Box 1 Folder 5
General note

Many of these illustrations are housed with Children's Literature Research Collection original framed artwork.

Color separation for page 27, gouache and pen and ink on acetate mounted to board, 4 sheets.
Box 2 Folder 1
Final art, gouache, graphite, and pen and ink on board, 2 sheets.
Box 2 Folder 2
Box 71 Folder 2
clrc000567. Milhous - Facing page 76, preliminary art for "A Book for Jennifer", ca. 1939.
Box 71 Folder 4
Box 73 Folder 9
Preliminary sketches with notes, pastels on paper mounted to board, 8 sheets.
Box 39 Folder 7-8 Box 2 Folder 3
clrc000564. Milhous - Preliminary art for cover, for "The Egg Tree", ca. 1949.
Map Case 2 Drawer 7 Folder 2
Book jacket, 1 sheet.
Box 2 Folder 4
Box 72 Folder 2
Box 72 Folder 5
clrc000586. Milhous - Page 10-11 of The Egg Tree, ca. 1949.
Box 72 Folder 7
Preliminary art for page 31, gouache, graphite, pen and ink, and watercolor on board, 1 sheet.
Box 2 Folder 5
Box 72 Folder 6
Box 72 Folder 8
Final art, gouache, graphite, and pen and ink on board, 9 sheets.
Box 2 Folder 6
Final art, gouache, graphite, and pen and ink on board, 3 sheets.
Box 2 Folder 7
Box 72 Folder 10
clrc000261. Snow Over Bethlehem.
Box 66 Folder 9
First draft, manuscript.
Box 2 Folder 8-12 Box 3 Folder 1-7
Scope and Contents note

Includes extended and unedited text, additional clippings, and research notes.

Second draft, corrected manuscript.
Box 3 Folder 8
Final draft, revised typescript.
Box 3 Folder 9
Setting copy, corrected typescript.
Box 3 Folder 10
Preliminary art for title page, collage of cut paper, gouache, graphite, and pen and ink on paper and board, 4 sheets.
Box 4 Folder 1
Earlier dummy with gouache, graphite, and pen and ink illustrations and text pasted in, 104 pages.
Box 31
Later dummy with collage, graphite, and pen and ink and text pasted in, 102 pages.
Box 32
General Physical Description note

Some text has become disassociated

Final art, gouache, graphite, and pen and ink on board, 29 sheets.
Box 33-34
Color separations, gouache and pen and ink on acetate mounted to board, 80 sheets.
Box 35-36
Prints of color separations with notes, 47 sheets.
Box 4 Folder 2-3
Lettering for title page, collage of cut paper, graphite, and pen and ink mounted to board.
Box 4 Folder 4
Corrected galley proofs.
Box 4 Folder 5-6
Corrected page proofs.
Box 4 Folder 7
Folded and gathered sheets.
Box 4 Folder 8-10
Book jacket, 1 sheet.
Box 4 Folder 11
Scope and Contents note

The bulk of the correspondence includes letter to Katherine Milhous from friends and family. There are also several letters from Milhous to others, which were probably returned to her as she collected her papers. Some of personal correspondence is organized alphabetically by correspondent, adhering to Milhous's original order. The remaining letters, notes, and postcards are in chronological order by decade. Condolence letters regarding the death of Frances Lichten in 1961 are foldered separately, per Milhous's original order.

Fan mail, 1950s-1970s.
Box 5 Folder 1-12
Cards to Katherine Milhous, circa 1950-1974.
Box 6 Folder 1-9
Dalgliesh, Alice, circa 1938-1965.
Box 7 Folder 1-7
Gagliardo, Ruth, 1962-1972.
Box 8 Folder 1-11
Heimback, Jeannette, 1947-1974.
Box 8 Folder 12
Lichten, Arthur, 1961.
Box 9 Folder 1
Lichten, Frances, 1927-1951, 1968.
Box 9 Folder 2-6
Milhous, Dorothy, circa 1925-1972.
Box 9 Folder 7-11
Scope and Contents note

Milhous wrote several letters from Europe in 1925 addressed to "Dorothy and Mamma."

Milhous, Oscar, circa 1920-1926.
Box 9 Folder 12
Personal correspondence, circa 1920-1979.
Box 12 Folder 1-8 Box 11 Folder 1-13 Box 10 Folder 9-12
Phillips, Leila B., circa 1928-1951.
Box 9 Folder 13-16
Rauch, Marion, circa 1923-1976.
Box 10 Folder 1-7
Schoenhut, George, 1942-1943, undated.
Box 10 Folder 8
Free Library of Philadelphia, 1951-1976.
Box 12 Folder 9-12
Professional correspondence, circa 1937-1976.
Box 13 Folder 1-9 Box 12 Folder 13-14
Scope and Contents note

Includes photographs, correspondence, programs, invitations, notes, speeches, keepsakes, and itineraries from school visits, awards ceremonies, and other professional events.

Caldecott acceptance speech, 1951 July 10.
Box 14 Folder 1
Drexel Institute of Technology citation ceremony, 1967 April 8.
Box 14 Folder 2
Other events and appearances.
Box 14 Folder 3-8
Ledgers, 1944-1977.
Box 23 Folder 1-3
Notes, 1961-1977.
Box 22 Folder 1
Bookplates designed by Katherine Milhous, 61 sheets, circa 1951.
Box 15 Folder 1-2
Cards designed by Katherine Milhous, 15 sheets, circa 1922-1954.
Box 15 Folder 3
Illustrations, gouache, graphite, pen and ink, and watercolor on paper and board, 86 sheets, circa 1922-1967.
Box 39 Folder 2 Box 15 Folder 4-6 Box 37 Folder 10-15
Scope and Contents note

Includes a cut-work valentine created by Milhous for Jack and Jill magazine.

Sketches, gouache, graphite, pen and ink, and watercolor on paper, 627 sheets, circa 1922-1965.
Box 37 Folder 1-9 Box 16 Folder 1-11 Box 15 Folder 7-10
Scope and Contents note

Includes clippings of subject matter for reference. A wide range of subject matters including people, costumes, buildings, and landscapes.

Address book, 1975-1976.
Box 24 Folder 5
Commonplace book, circa 1930-1960.
Box 24 Folder 1
Journals, 1952-1953.
Box 24 Folder 2-4
Scrapbook, "Artist's life", circa 1921-1949.
Box 25
Scrapbook, "Book reviews", circa 1938-1952.
Box 26
Scrapbook, "The Egg Tree I", circa 1952-1954.
Box 27
Scrapbook, "The Egg Tree II", circa 1949-1951.
Box 28
Artwork by Frances Litchen and Katherine Milhous, circa 1941-1970.
Box 42 Box 22 Folder 2-3
Frances Litchen, Katherine Milhous, friends, and family, 1929-1966.
Box 42 Box 22 Folder 4
Scope and Contents note

The bulk of these folder titles were originally named by Milhous. The contents include book ideas, clippings, research notes, parts of manuscripts, and a few rough sketches. The Frances Lichten file includes notes, documents, and lists pertaining to her illness and death in 1961. The Glassboro High School files includes 11 student publications dated 1910-1914 for which Milhous was an editor and contributor as well as material relating to the alumni association.

Adaptations, circa 1958-1967.
Box 17 Folder 1
Angels, undated.
Box 17 Folder 2
Animals, circa 1930, 1951, 1973.
Box 17 Folder 3
Appolonia, 1954.
Box 17 Folder 4
Box 17 Folder 5
The arts, circa 1951-1963.
Box 17 Folder 6
Bells, circa 1947.
Box 17 Folder 7
Birds, 1955.
Box 17 Folder 8
Book ideas, circa 1947-1952.
Box 17 Folder 9
Book of symbols, undated.
Box 17 Folder 10
Children's stories, 1938, 1945-1946.
Box 17 Folder 11
Christmas putz book, 1871, 1903, 1950-1954.
Box 17 Folder 12
Clippings, 1939-1976.
Box 18 Folder 1-3 Box 17 Folder 13-18
Costumes, undated.
Box 18 Folder 4
Creativity, 1951-1973.
Box 18 Folder 5
de Angeli, Marguerite, 1960-1964.
Box 18 Folder 6
Eggs and Easter, 1938-1948.
Box 18 Folder 7
Elbatrich, circa 1913-1927.
Box 18 Folder 8
Ephrata, circa 1910-1940.
Box 18 Folder 9
Firedog, undated.
Box 18 Folder 10
The friendly beasts, undated.
Box 18 Folder 11
Gingerbread, undated.
Box 18 Folder 12
Glassboro High School, 1910-1968.
Box 18 Folder 13-15
Goodnight book, 1947 May 15.
Box 19 Folder 1
The Greens, the Browns, the Mulberry's, and the Big Wind, circa 1940-1960.
Box 19 Folder 2
Greeting cards, 1946-1973.
Box 19 Folder 3-6
Handwriting, 1921-1952.
Box 19 Folder 7
Herodia, 1943-1951.
Box 19 Folder 8
Horn-blowing rooster, 1949-1958.
Box 19 Folder 9
Kansas, undated.
Box 19 Folder 10
Kerlan, Irvin, 1950-1968.
Box 19 Folder 11-12
Letitia, 1949-1951.
Box 19 Folder 13
Lichten, Frances, 1960-1965.
Box 19 Folder 14
Little one, 1945.
Box 19 Folder 15
Mail-a-book ideas, circa 1944-1949.
Box 19 Folder 16
Mummer's parade, 1950-1957.
Box 20 Folder 1-2
Murals by Katherine Milhous, circa 1930-1945.
Box 39 Folder 3-6
Nativity, undated.
Box 20 Folder 3
Orangeman's parade, 1955.
Box 20 Folder 4
Ornamental cast iron, 1936-1937.
Box 20 Folder 5
Ouida (Maria Louise Ramé), undated.
Box 20 Folder 6
Over the hill and far away, undated.
Box 20 Folder 7
Pamphlets, brochures, and newsletters, 1957-1976.
Box 20 Folder 8
Penny pig, undated.
Box 20 Folder 9
Philadelphia, 1951-1976.
Box 20 Folder 10-13
Pine Street, 1956-1975.
Box 20 Folder 14
Plays, 1975, undated.
Box 20 Folder 15
Poems, 1959-1975.
Box 20 Folder 16
Promotional and publicity materials, 1937, 1951-1964.
Box 39 Folder 1 Box 21 Folder 1-2 Box 20 Folder 17-18
Scope and Contents note

Most materials are related to Through These Arches.

The silver bird, 1941.
Box 21 Folder 3-5
Snowman, undated.
Box 21 Folder 6
St. Patrick's Day, 1955.
Box 21 Folder 7
Through These Arches timeline, circa 1950-1964.
Box 38
General note

Files are unbound, oversize, and fragile and must be used under Curator's supervision.

Valentine's Day cards, circa 1905-1912.
Box 22 Folder 5-7 Object 36
Walls, undated.
Box 21 Folder 8
Windows, undated.
Box 21 Folder 9
California trip, 1967.
Box 22 Folder 8
Camping trip, 1922.
Box 22 Folder 10
European trip, 1925, 1934-1944.
Box 29 Box 22 Folder 11-13
South America trip, 1941.
Box 30 Box 22 Folder 14-15
Austrian Tyrol Houses.
Box 47-48
Banyang Hut, Africa.
Box 49
California Provincial, Monterey 19th Century.
Box 50
Cape Cod Cottage.
Box 51
Chinese House.
Box 52
Cliff Dwelling.
Box 53
Conrad Weiser’s House.
Box 54
Iroquois Long House.
Box 55
Log College.
Box 56
Massachusetts Farmhouse, Townsend.
Box 57
Massachusetts Farmhouse, Capen.
Box 58
Nixon Tavern, Fairchance, PA.
Box 59
Old Derry Church.
Box 60
Plank House, Northwestern Pacific Coast.
Box 61
Swiss Chalet.
Box 62
Viewmont Farmhouse.
Box 63
Washington Headquarters.
Box 64
Box 70 Folder 2
From a Baptismal Certificate.
Box 37
Box 70 Folder 1
clrc000553. Milhous - WPA poster, "Pennsylvania: Costumes and Handicrafts" 2, ca. 1936.
Box 70 Folder 5
Box 74 Folder 3
Box 73 Folder 1
Box 74 Folder 1
Box 74 Folder 2
Box 74 Folder 4
Box 72 Folder 9
Box 74 Folder 9
clrc000294. Belopal Doves.
Box 65 Folder 1 Box 65 Folder 6
clrc000295. Belopal Swan.
Box 65 Folder 7
clrc000291. John Wanamaker Christmas 1930, 1930.
Box 65 Folder 3
Box 65 Folder 4
clrc000298. Dumari.
Box 65 Folder 10
Box 65 Folder 8
clrc000302. Milhous - Lamp.
Box 65 Folder 14
clrc000304. Milhous - China.
Box 65 Folder 16
clrc000305. Milhous - Glass.
Box 65 Folder 17
clrc000306. Milhous - Toys.
Box 65 Folder 18
clrc000307. The Lady Who Smiled.
Box 65 Folder 19
clrc000550. Milhous - Cut-work valentine, published in "Jack and Jill" magazine 16:4 (1954) pp 6-7.
Box 73 Folder 2
Box 74 Folder 6
Box 65 Folder 1
clrc000290. Man in Candlelight .
Box 65 Folder 2
clrc000293. Playing on the Beach.
Box 65 Folder 5
clrc000299. Milhous - Flute Player.
Box 65 Folder 11
clrc000300. Milhous - Tree.
Box 65 Folder 12
Box 65 Folder 13
Box 67 Folder 3
clrc000275. The Mays Theatre.
Box 67 Folder 4
clrc000276. Heurette and Heur-vale.
Box 67 Folder 5
clrc000288. Merry Christmas.
Box 67 Folder 17
clrc000297. The Style Trend.
Box 65 Folder 9
clrc000303. Blank's Chocolates.
Box 65 Folder 15
Box 66 Folder 1
Box 66 Folder 2
Box 66 Folder 3
Box 66 Folder 4
clrc000257. Earth and Water.
Box 66 Folder 5
clrc000258. Men and Nature.
Box 66 Folder 6
clrc000259. Fruit of the Earth.
Box 66 Folder 7
clrc000260. The Sea.
Box 66 Folder 8
clrc000262. Abstract Story Idea.
Box 66 Folder 10
clrc000263. Christmas 1930.
Box 66 Folder 11
Box 66 Folder 12
clrc000265. Monkey Prowling.
Box 66 Folder 13
clrc000266. Religious Figure.
Box 66 Folder 14
clrc000267. Male Warrior.
Box 66 Folder 15
clrc000268. The Water Bearer.
Box 66 Folder 16
clrc000269. Merry Christmas Gifts.
Box 66 Folder 17
Box 66 Folder 18
clrc000271. Shooting Stars.
Box 66 Folder 19
clrc000272. Figure in Nature.
Box 67 Folder 1
clrc000273. Figure on Rocks.
Box 67 Folder 2
clrc000277. Character Design.
Box 67 Folder 6
clrc000278. Ride Design.
Box 67 Folder 7
clrc000279. Movement Design.
Box 67 Folder 8
clrc000280. Flight Design.
Box 67 Folder 9
clrc000281. Fight Scene.
Box 67 Folder 10
clrc000282. Taking Flight.
Box 67 Folder 11
clrc000283. Column Designs.
Box 67 Folder 12
clrc000284. Town of Height.
Box 67 Folder 13
clrc000285. The Triumph.
Box 67 Folder 14
clrc000286. Architecture Designs.
Box 67 Folder 15
Box 67 Folder 16
clrc000235. Eagle.
Box 68 Folder 1
clrc000236. Machine Age.
Box 68 Folder 2
clrc000237. Transportation.
Box 68 Folder 3
clrc000238. Man with Machinery.
Box 68 Folder 4
clrc000239. Three Women.
Box 68 Folder 5
clrc000240. Iron.
Box 68 Folder 6
clrc000241. The Family.
Box 68 Folder 7
clrc000242. Machine Age 1.
Box 68 Folder 8
clrc000243. Man with Gears.
Box 68 Folder 9
clrc000244. Wheat.
Box 68 Folder 10
clrc000245. Grouping of Five.
Box 68 Folder 11
clrc000246. Abstract Figures.
Box 68 Folder 12
clrc000247. Mythical Men.
Box 68 Folder 13
Box 68 Folder 14
Box 68 Folder 15
Box 68 Folder 16
clrc000251. Nymph.
Box 68 Folder 17
clrc000252. Man with winged feet.
Box 68 Folder 18
clrc000227. Twenty-Sixth Annual Presentation Luncheon - Distinguished Daughters of Pennsylvania, 1974.
Box 69 Folder 2
clrc000220. Katherine Milhous Holiday Card and Mabel A. Zahn Obituary, 1975.
Box 69 Folder 2
clrc000221. Katherine Milhous - Get Well Soon Card from Emerson Greenaway, 1974.
Box 69 Folder 2
clrc000222. Katherine Milhous - Holiday Card.
Box 69 Folder 2
clrc000223. Katherine Milhous - Holiday Card from R. Keith Doms.
Box 69 Folder 2
clrc000224. Carolyn W. Field - Holiday Card from Frances Sayers, 1974.
Box 69 Folder 2
clrc000225. Katherine Milhous - Birthday Card.
Box 69 Folder 2
clrc000226. Katherine Milhous - Holiday Card, 1974.
Box 69 Folder 2
clrc000228. Pamphlet on The Kerlan Collection at the University of Minnesota.
Box 69 Folder 2
clrc000229. Katherine Milhous - Greeting Card.
Box 69 Folder 2
clrc000230. Katherine Milhous - Saint Valentine's Day Card, 1974.
Box 69 Folder 2
clrc000231. Katherine Milhous - Greeting Card 2, 1974.
Box 69 Folder 2
clrc000232. The Horn Blowing Rooster.
Box 69 Folder 2
clrc000233. Letter to Katherine Milhous from Noble F. Beacham, 1974.
Box 69 Folder 2
clrc000378. Kerlan Collection Twenty-fifth Anniversary invitation, 1974.
Box 69 Folder 2
Scrapbook Cover.
Box 69 Folder 1

Bookplates designed by Frances Lichten, 7 sheets.
Box 43 Folder 1
Cards designed by Frances Lichten, 9 sheets.
Box 43 Folder 2
Childhood drawings, collage of cut paper, graphite, gouache, pen and ink, and watercolor on paper, 12 sheets, circa 1908-1910.
Box 43 Folder 3
Illustrations, gouache and pen and ink on paper, 9 sheets.
Box 43 Folder 4-5
European letters, 1925-1926.
Box 44 Folder 1-4
Scope and Contents note

Mostly typed carbons of numbered letters written by Frances Lichten and addressed to "Dear Mother and everyone else."

Personal correspondence, 1928, 1946-1961, undated.
Box 44 Folder 5-7
Scope and Contents note

Letters to Frances Lichten from others. Several are address to both Frances Lichten and Katherine Milhous. The letters from 1960-1961 primarily address Frances Lichten's illness.

Rauch, Marion, 1923-1935.
Box 44 Folder 8-9
Charles Scribner's Sons, circa 1945-1953.
Box 45 Folder 1-2
Scope and Contents note

Letters to and from Frances Lichten about Folk Art in Rural Pennsylvania.

Philadelphia Museum of Art, circa 1946-1961.
Box 45 Folder 3
Professional correspondence, circa 1940-1960, undated.
Box 45 Folder 4-7
Biographical materials, 1947, 1954.
Box 46 Folder 1
Clippings, circa 1933-1965.
Box 46 Folder 2
Folk art, circa 1946-1967.
Box 46 Folder 3
Harrisburg, circa 1963.
Box 46 Folder 4
Honors, circa 1960-1961.
Box 46 Folder 5
Lectures and clubs, circa 1941-1959.
Box 46 Folder 6
Leslie, C.R., circa 1860.
Box 46 Folder 7
Scope and Contents note

Frances Lichten researched the life of C.R. Leslie, a nineteenth-century English painter.

Notecards, circa 1968-1979.
Box 46 Folder 8
Scope and Contents note

Katherine Milhous's suggestions on how to break up the Frances Lichten correspondence. Also included are label cards.

Pennsylvania German crafts.
Box 46 Folder 9
Passports and identification, 1925-1961.
Box 46 Folder 10
Scope and Contents note

Includes address, telephone, and date books.

Programs, 1959.
Box 46 Folder 11
Publications, 1922-1959.
Box 46 Folder 12-13

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