Finding aid for the Gladys Waddingham collection 0593
USC Libraries Special Collections
Doheny Memorial Library 206
3550 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles, California 90089-0189
Contributing Institution: USC Libraries Special Collections
Title: Gladys Waddingham collection
Creator: Waddingham, Gladys
Identifier/Call Number: 0593
Physical Description: 33 Boxes
Date (inclusive): 1925-1996
Date (bulk): 1950-1970
Abstract: Gladys Waddingham (1900-1997) was an author and Spanish teacher at Inglewood High School. The Gladys Waddingham collection contains materials collected during Waddingham's travels to Spain, Mexico, Guatemala, and other countries -- mostly during the 1950s. Included in the collection are artifacts, clothing and textiles, antique pottery, visual grammar cards, sheet music, postcards, dolls, and other material.
Language of Material: Spanish; Castilian , English .
Gladys Waddingham (1900-1997) was an author and Spanish teacher at Inglewood High School. The Gladys Waddingham collection contains materials collected during Waddingham's travels to Spain, Mexico, Guatemala, and other countries -- mostly during the 1950s. Included in the collection are artifacts, clothing and textiles, antique pottery, visual grammar cards, sheet music, postcards, dolls, and other material. Waddingham labeled many of the boxes in the collection with descriptions of each box's contents (see below for transcriptions).
- Realia from Spain
- Complete Tehuantepec Dress and 4 Oaxaca huipils
- Guatemala Skirts
- Clay Nativity Figures and Spanish Village
- Realia from Mexico - some breakable
- 2 Antique pottery - Mexico / 2 gourds
- Antique China poblana with beaded blouse - also a modern one
- Mexico - Taxco dress - 2 woven white rebozos / black blouse
- Dolls from Spain
- 15 Guatemala Dolls
- 5 feather pictures / 2 velvet paintings / Straw fan / Chocolate beater etc.
- Fabrics from Guatemala
- 140 visual grammar cards
- Very fine Mexican hat
- Mexico - Palm fiber, Raincoat - Bought around 1950
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for access.
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
[Box/folder no. or item name], Gladys Waddingham collection, Collection no. 0593, Boeckmann Center for Iberian and Latin American Studies, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
Gift of Gladys Waddingham, circa 1996
The collection is unprocessed. Box-level record titles were transcribed from Waddingham's box labels.
Subjects and Indexing Terms
Guatemala -- Description and travel -- Archival resources
Mexico -- Description and travel -- Archival resources
Spain -- Description and travel -- Archival resources
Waddingham, Gladys -- Archives