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Finding Aid for the Frances Toor Papers, 1920-1956
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Frances Toor Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1920-1956
    Collection number: 890
    Creator: Toor, Frances, 1890-1956
    Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Frances Toor (1890-1956) was a folklorist. Her publications include Frances Toor's guide to Mexico: compact and up-to-date (1934), New guide to Mexico (c. 1944), A treasury of Mexican folkways (1947), Festivals and folkways of Italy (1953), and The golden carnation, and other stories told in Italy (c. 1960). The collection consists of books by Toor and Arsène Kersaudy, printed material, one manuscript by Kersaudy, travel brochures, research materials, and photographs used to illustrate Toor's Festivals and folkways of Italy. Also in the collection is a concert program inscribed by Mexican composer and conductor Carlos Chávez.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Additional Physical Form Available

    A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Department of Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
    • Public Services Division
    • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
    • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
    • Box 951575
    • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
    • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
    • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Herbert E. Toor, 1966.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Frances Toor Papers (Collection 890). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Biography

    Toor was born in 1890; became a folklorist; publications include Frances Toor's guide to Mexico: compact and up-to-date (1934), Mexican popular arts (1939), New guide to Mexico (c. 1944), A treasury of Mexican folkways (1947), Three worlds of Peru (1949), Festivals and folkways of Italy (1953), and The golden carnation, and other stories told in Italy (c. 1960); she died in 1956.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of books, printed material, one manuscript, travel brochures, research materials, and photographs. Includes four books by folklorist Frances Toor, and 130 photographs of Italy used to illustrate her Festivals and folkways of Italy. Also includes a volume of prose poems by Arsène Kersaudy, La harpe ouessantine, along with a typed manuscript of the same work. Also in the collection is a concert program inscribed by Mexican composer and conductor Carlos Chávez.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Toor, Frances, 1890-1956--Archives.
    Women folklorists--United States--Archival resources.
    Photographs.