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-- Manuscript Group 1519, Ruth Trappan (1904-1997), Art teacher and puppeteer Papers

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Manuscript Group 1519, Ruth Trappan (1904-1997), Art teacher and puppeteer

Papers

Call Number: MG 1519H + box & folder number  (This collection is located in our off-site facility and requires 48 hour notification prior to viewing.)


Summary:

Primarily the papers of Ruth Trappan (1904-1997), a West Orange school teacher and puppeteer, as well as some materials from her parents J.(ohn) Judson Trappan (1867-1958) and Aida Minnie (Johnston) Trappan (1871-1943), and her sisters, Grace Trappan (1905-1998), Jean Trappan (1907-1988), and Elizabeth Summerfield Trappan (1909-1996).

Ruth was an art teacher who studied at the New York School of Applied Design for Women, The Pratt Institute, and New York University.  From 1929 to 1964 she was employed by the West Orange School District, first as an art teacher and then as Director of Art.  She bought a house in Yarmouth, Maine in 1960, summering there until her retirement, when she took up full-time residence.

Materials in the collection document Ruth's professional and personal life, along with her puppeteering, and include correspondence, photographs, financial records, notebooks, and information on Trappan family genealogy.  The New Jersey Historical Society also holds additional Trappan Family items in its museum collection.

Gift of The Yarmouth Historical Society, Maine, 1999.

 

Box List:

Box 1
Unidentified photographs
2 Unidentified photographs
3 Unidentified photographs
4 Unidentified photographs
5 Unidentified photographs
6 Unidentified photographs
7 Unidentified photographs
8 Unidentified photographs
9 Unidentified photographs
10 Unidentified photographs
11 Unidentified photographs
12 Unidentified photographs
13 Tin types
14 Framed photographs
15 E. Trappan—Yearbook
16 --Artwork
17 --family notes
18 E. Trappan--Photographs
19 E. Trappan--Photographs
20 E. Trappan--Photographs
21 E. Trappan--Photographs
22 E. Trappan--Photographs
23 E. Trappan—Correspondence
24 E. Trappan—Correspondence
Box 2 Grace Trappan
1 Photographs
2 Photographs
3 Photographs
4 Photographs
5 Cemetery
6 Genealogy
7 Genealogy
8 Photographs
9 Correspondence
10 Journals
11 Passports
12 Photographs
Box 3
1 Grace Trappan--Scrapbook
2 Grace Trappan--Correspondence
3 Grace Trappan--Correspondence
4 Grace Trappan--Correspondence
5 Grace Trappan--Notes
6 Grace Trappan--Printed Material
7 Grace Trappan--Photographs
8 Grace Trappan--Photographs
9 Grace Trappan--Correspondence
10 Grace Trappan--Correspondence
11 Grace Trappan--Financial
12 Judson Trappan--Genealogy
13 Judson Trappan--Genealogy
14 Judson Trappan--Genealogy
15 Judson Trappan--Genealogy
16 Judson Trappan--Genealogy
17 Judson Trappan--Genealogy
Box 4 Photographs
Box 5
1 Judson Trappan—Flower cards
2 Judson Trappan--Correspondence
3 Judson Trappan--Correspondence
4 Judson Trappan--Correspondence
5 Judson Trappan—Printed material
6 Judson Trappan—Correspondence
7 Judson Trappan--Correspondence
8 Judson Trappan—Address book
9 Judson Trappan—Notes
10 Judson Trappan—Printed material
11 Aida Trappan—Printed material
12 Aida Trappan—Ida pelham
13 Aida Trappan—Notes/correspondence
14 Bundled correspondence
Box 6 Judson Trappan MSS
Box 7 Aida Trappan
1 Photographs
2 Correspondence
3 Correspondence
4 Notebook
5 Correspondence
6 Notebooks
7 Cards
8 Notes
9 Scrapbook
10 Photographs
11 Photographs
12 Photographs
13 Patterns/notes
14 Notebooks
15 Notebooks
16 Notebooks
17 Notebook
18 Notebook
19 Notebook
20 Notebook
Box 8
1 Aida Trappan—Notes
2 Aida Trappan—Notes
3 Aida Trappan—Notes
4 Aida Trappan—Printed material
5 Aida Trappan—Pratt
6 Aida Trappan—Pratt
7 Aida Trappan—Notebook
8 Aida Trappan—Notebook
9 Aida Trappan—Pratt/Kindergarten
10 Ruth Trappan—Photographs
11 Ruth Trappan—Photographs
12 Ruth Trappan—Photographs
13 Ruth Trappan—Photographs
14 Ruth Trappan—Photographs
15 Ruth Trappan—Photographs
16 Ruth Trappan—Photographs
17 Ruth Trappan—Photograph albums
18 Ruth Trappan—Framed photo
Box 9 Ruth Trappan—Art Education Slides
Ruth Trappan—Photographs
Box 10 Ruth Trappan—Slides (Pets, New Jersey houses)
Box 11 Ruth Trappan—New Jersey Teaching
Box 12 Ruth Trappan—New Jersey Teaching
Box 13 Ruth Trappan—New Jersey Teaching
Box 14 Ruth Trappan—Financial records
Box 15 Ruth Trappan—Financial records
Box 16 Ruth Trappan—Financial records
Box 17 Ruth Trappan—Financial records
Box 18 Ruth Trappan
1 Yearbooks
2 Yearbooks
3 Yearbooks
4 Notebooks
5 Notebooks
6 Notebooks
7 Art work
8 Notebooks
9 Correspondence
10 Notes
11 School papers
12 Art work
13 Art work
14 Art work
15 Letter
16 Baby gifts
17 Camp scrapbook
18 Award books
19 Pratt
20 Notebook
21 Notebook
22 Scrapbook
23 Certificates
24 Notebook
Box 19 Ruth Trappan
1 Pratt
2 Notebook
3 Notebook
4 Yearbook
5 Yearbook
6 Notes
7 Notes
8 Notes
9 Notes
10 Notes
11 Notes
12 Certificates
13 Student work
14 Notes
15 Architecture notes
16 Teaching records
17 News clippings
18 Notes
19 Cemetery
20 Correspondence
21 Notebook
Box 20 Book related files
Box 21 Judson Trappan—Glass plates
Box 22 Judson Trappan—Glass plates
Box 23 Ruth Trappan
1 Notebooks
2 Notebooks
3 Literary productions
4 Notes
5 Correspondence
6 Notes
7 Addresses
8 Clippings/notes
9 Clippings/notes
10 NYHS
11 Addresses/notes
12 Correspondence
13 Correspondence
14 Correspondence
15 Correspondence
16 Christmas lists/addresses
17 Certificate
Box 24 Ruth Trappan
1 Hamabe
2 Hamabe
3 Hamabe
4 Hamabe
5 University of London
6 University of London
7 Calendar
8 Calendar
9 Calendar
10 Calendar
11 Calendar
12 Calendar
13 Calendar
14 Calendar
Box 25
1 Calendars
2 Calendars
3 Calendars
4 Calendars
5 Calendars
6 Calendars
7 Calendars
8 Calendars
9 Calendars
10 Calendars
11 Correspondence—Oberholser
12 Correspondence--DeMaine
13 Correspondence--Stein
14 Correspondence--Schuring
15 Correspondence--Oberholser
16 Correspondence--Olson
17 Correspondence--Torrello
18 Correspondence--Tuttle
19 Correspondence--Wackwitz
20 Correspondence--Scheffel
21 Correspondence--Wilber
22 Correspondence--Willyoung
23 Correspondence --Woelfe/Griswold
24 Correspondence--Woolsey
25 Correspondence --Sage
26 Correspondence--Greeting cards
27 Correspondence--Greeting cards
28 Correspondence--Kozlowski
29 Correspondence
30 Correspondence
Box 26 Ruth Trappan
1 Correspondence—Kirkpatrick
2 Correspondence--Rosen
3 Correspondence--Gray
4 Correspondence--Crisson
5 Correspondence--Landsman
6 Correspondence--Mergenou
7 Correspondence--Milley
8 Correspondence--Newmann
9 Correspondence--Batchelder
10 Correspondence--Ahl
11 Correspondence--Baier
12 Correspondence--Berninghausen
13 Correspondence--Browning
14 Correspondence--Brzezinski
15 Correspondence--Chase
16 Correspondence--Childs
17 Correspondence--Cordon
18 Correspondence--Dzieziz
19 Correspondence--Hammelt
20 Correspondence--Holroyd
21 Correspondence--Joeger
22 Correspondence--Jenkins
23 Correspondence
24 Correspondence
25 Correspondence
26 Correspondence
27 Correspondence
28 Correspondence
29 Correspondence
30 Correspondence
31 Correspondence
32 Correspondence
33 Correspondence
34 Correspondence
Box 27 Ruth Trappan Correspondence
Box 28 Ruth Trappan New Jersey Ephemera
Box 29 Ruth Trappan New Jersey Periodicals
Box 30 Ruth Trappan Marionette Ephemera
Box 31 Ruth Trappan Puppet Barn Ephemera
Box 32 Ruth Trappan Puppet Barn Plays
Box 33 Ruth Trappan Marionette Books
Box 34 Ruth Trappan Puppet Journals
Box 35 Ruth Trappan Glass Plates; Cased Photographs
Box 36 Ruth Trappan Card files—Framed Items

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