Finding Aid for the Frances Toor Papers, 1920-1956

Processed by Brooke Whiting; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé.
UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
Manuscripts Division
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
© 1999
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Finding Aid for the Frances Toor Papers, 1920-1956

Collection number: 890

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information

  • Manuscripts 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
  • URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
Processed by:
Brooke Whiting, February 1966
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, May 2003
© 1999 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

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

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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.


Container List

 

Papers, 1920-1956

Creator/Collector: Toor, Frances, 1890-
Physical Description: (1 box)

Scope and Content Note

Collection of four books by Mrs. Toor and some research materials used by her (v.d.).
[Also included are 3 items (1 manuscript and 2 printed items) by Arsène Kersaudy, given to Mrs. Toor by the author; and 1380 photographs of Italy used to illustrate her Festivals and Folkways of Italy (New York: Crown, 1953).