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Collection of Grace Mountcastle Martin Materials

 Collection
Identifier: MARTIN-1

Scope and Contents

The collection contains many letters dating 1959-1967 to Richard Cary of Colby Special Collections explaining Martin's correspondence to literary and artistic figures of the day, especially Sir Sydney Cockerell, some of the letters themselves, an unidentified letter of 1937, clippings, and a group of 34 postcards of the English countryside.

Dates

  • 1937 - 1967

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Materials to be used on site during regular Special Collections hours or by appointment. Photocopying or scanning may be possible at discretion of staff for nominal fee. Digital cameras are permitted. Materials may be protected by copyright.

Biographical / Historical

Grace Mountcastle Martin (1892-1968) was a member of the Department of Speech and Drama at the Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical College in Stillwater, now known as Oklahoma State University, and married to its chair, David Martin. Through the department-sponsored lecture series, the Martins hosted many prominent writers, poets, and artists, with whom Mrs. Martin subsequently corresponded. She also received letters of introduction to a number of English authors and artists, whom she visited when she and her husband traveled abroad. Mrs. Martin also sent foodstuffs and other goods to many of her British friends during the rationing period during and after the second World War.

Extent

0.5 Linear Feet

Abstract

The collection contains many letters of late 1950s-1960s to Richard Cary of Colby Special Collections explaining Martin's correspondence to literary and artistic figures of the day, some of the letters themselves, and a group of postcards.

Arrangement

Materials arranged in two series: Correspondence and Memorabilia.

Custodial History

Materials acquired via gift or purchase.

Title
Finding Aid to the Collection of Grace Mountcastle Martin Materials
Author
Colby College Special Collections, Waterville, Maine
Date
2012
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Colby College Special Collections Repository

Special Collections & Archives (SC&A), located in Miller Library, is the college’s repository for historically and culturally -significant materials, including the college archives. Our fabulous materials range in date from the 12th to the 21st centuries and represent a wide range of formats. We fully support Colby’s academic program and innovative pedagogies through aspirational collection development, faculty and student engagement, teaching and exhibition.