Childhood ephemera

Description

The Childhood Ephemera series contains approximately twenty items and one baby book pertaining to Abigail B. Homer's childhood. Items include doctors' recommendations, baby formula recipes, crayon drawings, typed documents, an autograph album, high school graduation materials, and a few miscellaneous items, such as a theater program for a 1951 production of Peter Pan, starring Jean Arthur and Boris Karloff.

The baby book includes details of Abigail Homer's birth and early childhood, such as newspaper birth announcements, photographs, medical records, articles, information on cousins, and more. The baby book is entitled "Our Baby's First Seven Years" and was probably compiled by Homer's mother, Helen Barksdale Homer.

Details

Descriptive Terms

childhood
births
infants
nursery rhymes
elementary education
elementary schools (buildings)
high schools (buildings)
commencements
baby books
children's art
printed ephemera
theater programs
photographs
clippings (information artifacts)
diplomas
programs (documents)
autograph albums
drawings (visual works)
letters (correspondence)
medical records
hair
membership cards
notes
prescriptions
recipes
articles
construction paper
documents
projects (artistic concepts)
school records

Physical Description

7 folders (20 items) + 1 baby book

Collection Code

MS035

Collection Name

Abigail B. Homer family papers

Date of Acquisition

2010

Reference Code

MS035.02

Acquisition Type

Gift

Credit Line

Gift of Abigail B. Homer, 2010.

Places

Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Sherborn (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)
Brookline (Norfolk county, Massachusetts)
Wellesley (Norfolk county, Massachusetts)
Framingham (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)

Record Details

Originator

Homer, Abigail B. (Collector)
Probably Homer, Helen Everett (Barksdale) (Compiler)
Framingham High School (Granting institution)
Possibly Homer, Thomas Johnston, Mr. (Compiler)

Material Type

baby books
children's art
printed ephemera
theater programs
photographs
clippings (information artifacts)
diplomas
programs (documents)
autograph albums
drawings (visual works)
letters (correspondence)
medical records
hair
membership cards
notes
prescriptions
recipes
articles
construction paper
documents
projects (artistic concepts)
school records

Other People

Homer, Helen Everett (Barksdale)
Homer, Thomas Johnston, Mr.

Other Organizations

Boston Lying-In Hospital
Boston Herald
Page School
Framingham High School
Boston Opera House

Subjects

Baby
Graduation

Description Level

Series