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Crafts, circa 1950-1957


This is a large subseries (298 items) that pertains to the daily craft segments that were part of each episode of "Aunt Fran and Her Playmates." This subseries contains craft ideas and suggestions, including various pictures and directions for crafts cut from magazines or newspapers or sent in by viewers. (Some of these sheets are located in oversize storage box #6.)

This subseries also contains actual examples of many crafts depicted on or inspired by the series, made out of a variety of cotton balls, crayon, construction paper, and occasionally pipe cleaners and Kleenex, etc. Many were sent in my young viewers, though some may be examples (mock-ups) of crafts used on the show itself, and a few were made by Norris's own children. (These items are in oversize storage boxes #6, #7 and #8.)

This series also contains typed and handwritten lists (some from Sept. 1954) of area child craft contest winners.


  • circa 1950-1957

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2.5 Linear Feet

Library Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives

University of Maryland Libraries
Hornbake Library
4130 Campus Drive
College Park Maryland 20742