Finding Aid for the Helen (Woodsmall) Eldredge Papers, 1908-1955

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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/
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The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

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Finding Aid for the Helen (Woodsmall) Eldredge Papers, 1908-1955

Collection number: 789

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:
Saundra Taylor, May 1971
Encoded by:
Alight Tsai
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Caroline Cubé
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Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, April 2002
© 2002 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Helen (Woodsmall) Eldredge Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1908-1955
Collection number: 789
Creator: Eldredge, Helen (Woodsmall), 1879-1959
Extent: 25 boxes (12.5 linear ft.)
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Helen (Woodsmall) Eldredge (1879-1959) was born in Selma, Alabama. She founded a physical education movement in India, traveled extensively in Europe and the Middle East and became a writer and lecturer in Oriental subjects and international affairs. The collection includes manuscripts, correspondence, diaries, photographs, and related printed material.
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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PARTIALLY PROCESSED COLLECTION UNAVAILABLE FOR USE: except for boxes 1-24. Inquiries regarding these materials should be directed, in writing, to the Manuscripts Librarian, UCLA Department of Special Collections.

Restrictions on Access

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

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  • 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

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Helen (Woodsmall) Eldredge Papers (Collection 789). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4232974 

Biography

Eldredge was born on January 19, 1879 in Selma, Alabama; attended University of Nebraska, Colorado College, and Columbia University; in 1909, went to India and founded a physical education movement; married Mark Eldredge in 1911, and lived in India into the 1920s; traveled extensively in Europe and the Middle East; became a writer and lecturer in Oriental subjects and international affairs; also known as a singer; she died on October 21, 1959 in Santa Barbara, California.

Scope and Content

Boxes 1-24 include manuscripts, correspondence, diaries, photographs, and related printed material.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Eldredge, Helen (Woodsmall), 1879-1959 Archives.
Women authors, American--Archival resources.
Manuscripts for publication.
Diaries.


Container List

 

Correspondence

Box 1

Correspondence.

Box 2

Correspondence: from France, 1928; Europe, 1930; Europe, 1936; India, 1953-55; India 1953-56.

Box 3

Correspondence--from daughter Marlen, 1940s-1950s.

Box 4

Correspondence from Marlen, 1930s-1950s.

Box 5

Foreign correspondence, 1947-52; correspondence, 1922-53; family correspondence, 1912-13; passports; correspondence, notes, etc. France, 1929; M.A. thesis - English Life of the 18th Century... n.d.; College papers.

 

Correspondence, Notes, Etc.

Box 6

Europe, 1908.

Box 6

Enroute to Japan, 1909.

Box 6

Japan, 1909.

Box 6

China, 1909.

Box 6

Singapore, etc. 1909.

Box 6

India, 1909.

Box 7

India, 1909.

Box 7

Egypt, 1909.

Box 7

U.S., 1910.

Box 7

New York to India, 1911.

Box 7

1911.

Box 7

Kashmir, 1912.

Box 7

Kashmir, 1912 continued.

Box 8

Kashmir, India, etc. 1913-1922.

 

Manuscripts

Box 10

Manuscripts: Walking Trip in Italy (holograph and typescript).

Box 11

Manuscripts: A Child's Diary as Told to Her Mother (holograph and typescript).

Box 12

Manuscripts: various manuscripts, some from Travel on a Shoestring.

Box 13

Manuscripts: Chila & Guru; Travel on a Shoestring Etching collection.

Box 14

Manuscripts: Footpaths Through Europe; Siberia and Our Jungle Neighbors; various notes.

Box 15

Manuscripts--Marlen: journals; various manuscripts.

Box 16

Manuscripts--Marlen:

Box 17

Manuscripts: Marlen (Baba); 5 short manuscripts; Indian silhouettes; Poems by H.W.E.

Box 18

Manuscripts and ephemera: Majorica; Two Tennessee Sketches; Three Kashmir Stories; Theaters of the Orient.

 

Postcards, Photos, diaries and ephemera.

Box 9

Postcards.

Box 19

Photos and diaries.

Box 20

Ephemera--India, Burma, etc.

Box 21

Ephemera--Gandhi, India, Kashmir.

Box 22

Ephemera--France, Germany.

Box 23

Ephemera--Kashmir, India, Bath, England.

Box 24

Photos and ephemera--Germany, etc.