Collection of Grace Mountcastle Martin Materials
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.
- 1937 - 1967
- Martin, Grace Mountcastle, 1892-1968 (Person)
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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.
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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.
Materials arranged in two series: Correspondence and Memorabilia.
Materials acquired via gift or purchase.
- Finding Aid to the Collection of Grace Mountcastle Martin Materials
- Colby College Special Collections, Waterville, Maine
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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