Collection number: UA 3/4/5
Size: 2 boxes (0.53 cu.ft.)
About Thelma Brackett
Thelma Brackett was born in Helena, Montana, October 27, 1896. She attended grade school in Jamaica, N.Y. and high school in San Diego, Calif. In 1919, she graduated with a Latin major from the University of California and went on to Library School in Sacramento. In 1931, she became the State Librarian of New Hampshire until 1942, when President Englehardt asked Miss Brackett to become the UNH Librarian. She held that position until she retired in 1962. She was also a member of numerous local committees including the Silver Squares, FISH, OAM and the Durham Historic Association. In her spare time, she enjoyed weaving, spinning, quilting, and knitting and was instrumental in organizing what is now known as the League of N.H. Craftsmen.
About the Thelma Brackett Papers
This series contains Thelma Brackett's correspondence, articles written by Thelma, and photographs which were collected by Jane Kaufman, who complied them into a brief biography.
This collection is open.
Copyright is retained by the University of New Hampshire.
[Identification of item], [Folder], [Box], Thelma Brackett Papers, 1922-1994, UA 3/4/5, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.
These records were given to the Archives by Jane Kaufman on December 13, 1995.
University Library Records, UA 3/4/2, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.
This collection is arranged in its original order, though it has been divided into two series as follows: Series I: Papers and Series II: Photographs.
Series 1: Papers(1 box)
|Box 1, Folder 1||1922-1925||Siskiyou County Public Libraries|
|Box 1, Folder 2||1927||"Hair Wreaths and Hair Ornaments"|
|Box 1, Folder 3||1928||"The Museum Library"|
|Box 1, Folder 4||1930||Radio talks: "Distilling History from Quilt Names," "Japanese Stencils"|
|Box 1, Folder 5||Christmas 1932||"Of the Impossible," Brandon, VT.|
|Box 1, Folder 6||1932||Pascal d'Angelo, research project|
|Box 1, Folder 7||1934||Penguin letters|
|Box 1, Folder 8||1935||Letters from Jessie Doe|
|Box 1, Folder 9||1940||Trip to Smoky Mountains|
|Box 1, Folder 10||January-June, 1953||Travel sabbatical|
|Box 1, Folder 11||1955||ACLU letter|
|Box 1, Folder 12||1944||Letter to William Horton re: Brackett family|
|Box 1, Folder 13||ca. 1944||The Right to Be Different, by TB|
|Box 1, Folder 14||1963||Summer trip with Margaret Owen|
|Box 1, Folder 15||1968||One A Month (OAM)|
|Box 1, Folder 16||1973||Letters to the Editor|
|Box 1, Folder 17||1984||Leaving for Havenwood|
|Box 1, Folder 18||Thelma's Early Life|
|Box 1, Folder 19||Quilting and Weaving|
|Box 1, Folder 20||League of New Hampshire Craftsmen|
|Box 1, Folder 21||Nature Conservancy Life Membership (certificate)|
|Box 1, Folder 22||1970, 1980||Articles by Thelma|
|Box 1, Folder 23||Havenwood|
|Box 1, Folder 24||1988||Pillow Project|
|Box 1, Folder 25||Margaret Owen|
|Box 1, Folder 26||Funny Correspondence|
|Box 1, Folder 27||Durham|
|Box 1, Folder 28||Doctor of Humane Letters|
|Box 1, Folder 29||Newspaper Articles about Thelma|
|Box 1, Folder 30||Obituaries|
|Box 1, Folder 31||Thelma Bracket, 1896-1994, by Jane Kaufman|
|Box 1, Folder 32||June 22, 1994||Audio tape: Kim Billings Interview with Thelma|
Series 2: Photographs(1 box)
|Box 1, Folder 1||Siskiyou County Public Library|
|Box 1, Folder 2||Nina Brown|
|Box 1, Folder 3||Jessie Doe|
|Box 1, Folder 4||Quilts|
|Box 1, Folder 5||House in Durham|
|Box 1, Folder 6||Photos used in biography by Kaufman|
|Box 1, Folder 7||Thelma at Havenwood|