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Guide to the Alice Houston Luiggi Papers, 1866-1952, bulk 1948-1952

Summary

Alice Houston Luiggi was an author, of New York City. Collection comprises research material gathered by Mrs. Luiggi for her book, "65 Valiants" (University of Florida Press, 1965) concerning American teachers who helped establish teacher education and public schools in Argentina during the 1870s and 1880s.

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.11475
Title
Alice Houston Luiggi papers
Date
1866-1952
Creator
Luiggi, Alice Houston, 1886-1963
Extent
5.6 Linear Feet, 1,514 items
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Materials in English

Collection Overview

Collection comprises research material gathered by Mrs. Luiggi for her book, "65 Valiants" (University of Florida Press, 1965) concerning American teachers who helped establish teacher education and public schools in Argentina during the 1870s and 1880s. The bulk of the collection consists of letters of various sources about each of the teachers, and notes taken in interviews, and from other sources. There are copies of letters of the 1870s and 1880s by Domingo Faustino Sarmiento and Mary Tyler Peabody Mann. There is information on kindergartens in Boston, Saint Louis, and Washington, D.C.; and the Armstrong, Atkinson, Eccleston, and Stearns families. There is a diary of Sarah Eccleston, 1883-1886; along with pictures of Mrs. Mann and Sarmiento; and photographs of busts of Horace Mann and Abraham Lincoln. There are also 92 black-and-white photographs and 43 negatives providing images of the teachers, including several cartes-de-visite and one tin type.

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Arrangement

Organized into the following series: Teacher files, pictures.

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How to Cite

[Identification of item], Alice Houston Luiggi Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

1. Teacher files

Series comprises 56 files on American teachers in Argentina. The bulk of the collection consists of letters of various sources about each of the teachers, and notes taken in interviews, and from other sources. There are copies of letters of the 1870s and 1880s by Domingo Faustino Sarmiento and Mary Tyler Peabody Mann. There is information on kindergartens in Boston, Saint Louis, and Washington, D.C.; and the Armstrong, Atkinson, Eccleston, and Stearns families. Inlcudes a diary of Sarah Eccleston, 1883-1886.

Information folder
Box 1
Folder 1
Allyn
Box 1
Folder 2
Armstrong
Box 1
Folder 3
Atkinson
Box 1
Folder 4
Avery
Box 1
Folder 5
Barrows
Box 1
Folder 6
Boyd
Box 1
Folder 7
Caprile
Box 1
Folder 8
Choate
Box 1
Folder 9
Collord
Box 1
Folder 10
Combs
Box 1
Folder 11
Conway
Box 1
Folder 12
Coolidge
Box 1
Folder 13
Cook
Box 1
Folder 14
Cross
Box 2
Folder 1
Daniels-Dark
Box 2
Folder 2
Dills
Box 2
Folder 3
Dolittle
Box 2
Folder 4
Dudley, Anne and Isabel
Box 2
Folder 5
Dudley, Charles and Martha
Box 2
Folder 6
Eccleston
Box 2
Folder 7
Ellis
Box 2
Folder 8
Gay-McMillan
Box 2
Folder 9
Gillies
Box 2
Folder 10
Gorman
Box 2
Folder 11
Graham
Box 2
Folder 12
Grant
Box 3
Folder 1
Harrison
Box 3
Folder 2
Haven-Hodges
Box 3
Folder 3
Hill
Box 3
Folder 4
Howard
Box 3
Folder 5
Howe
Box 3
Folder 6
Hunt
Box 3
Folder 7
Jenness
Box 3
Folder 8
Johnson
Box 3
Folder 9
Jones
Box 3
Folder 10
Kimball
Box 3
Folder 11
King
Box 3
Folder 12
Lobb
Box 3
Folder 13
MacEwan
Box 3
Folder 14
Morrow
Box 3
Folder 15
Morse
Box 4
Folder 1
Nyman
Box 4
Folder 2
Rice-Roberts
Box 4
Folder 3
Solomon
Box 4
Folder 4
Stearns
(2 folders)
Box 4
Folder 5
Stevens
Box 4
Folder 7
Strong
Box 4
Folder 8
Tragent
Box 4
Folder 9
Turney
Box 4
Folder 10
Vickery
Box 4
Folder 11
Wade
Box 5
Folder 1
Wales
Box 5
Folder 2
Wall
Box 5
Folder 3
Ward
Box 5
Folder 4
Wood
Box 5
Folder 5
Youmans
Box 5
Folder 6

2. Pictures

Series includes 92 black-and-white photographs and 43 negatives providing images of the teachers in the collection, including several cartes-de-visite and one tin type. There are pictures of Mrs. Mary Tyler Peabody Mann and Domingo Faustino Sarmiento; and photographs of busts of Horace Mann and Abraham Lincoln.

American Teachers in Argentina
(4 folders)
Box 5
Folder 7
Mann, Horace; Lincoln, Abraham; Sarmieto; and Mann, Mary Tyler Peabody
Box 5
Folder 11
Negatives: American Teachers in Argentina
(2 folders)
Box 5
Folder 12
 

Historical Note

Alice Houston Luiggi was an author, of New York City.


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Provenance

The Alice Houston Luiggi Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 1964.

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