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Gladys Waddingham collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 0593

Scope and Contents

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
  • Dates

    • 1925 - 1996
    • Majority of material found within 1950 - 1970

    Creator

    Conditions Governing Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for access.

    Conditions Governing Use

    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.

    Extent

    33 Boxes

    Language of Materials

    Spanish; Castilian

    English

    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.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Gladys Waddingham, circa 1996

    Processing Information

    The collection is unprocessed. Box-level record titles were transcribed from Waddingham's box labels.

    Title
    Finding aid for the Gladys Waddingham collection
    Status
    Unprocessed
    Author
    Bo Doub
    Date
    2021 March
    Description rules
    Describing Archives: A Content Standard
    Language of description
    English
    Script of description
    Latin

    Repository Details

    Part of the USC Libraries Special Collections Repository

    Contact:
    Doheny Memorial Library 206
    3550 Trousdale Parkway
    Los Angeles California 90089-0189 United States