This series encompasses two letterboxes and loose files of Nina Fletcher Little's photographs, clippings, research, writing, and correspondence on three-dimensional objects. The series designation "Sculpture" originates from Nina Fletcher Little's label on the letterboxes, however the files pertain to a wide array of objects including wood carvings, decoys, weathervanes, gravestones, signs, scrimshaw, and toys. The labels on the boxes also indicate that one letterbox contains material on objects in the Littles' collection, while the other box is designated "other owners," but that division does not hold true. On the whole, the series reflects types of objects that were of particular interest to Nina Fletcher Little, particularly decoys, weathervanes, and gravestones.

The photographs and papers in this series were originally stored in two letterboxes, one labeled "Sculpture Little Coll. Vol. I." and the other "Sculpture Miscl. Other Owners Vol. II." Each box contained a stack of loose papers sorted in alphabetical dividers. The organizational efforts of Selina Fletcher Little were evident through her post-it notes, paperclips, and edits made to the indices written on the front of each box. The post-it notes and the indices made clear the subject heading (e.g. "Animals" or "Decoys") under which the papers were filed.

While the papers were removed from the letterboxes in order to provide archival housing, their exact arrangement in those boxes has been preserved. Each letterbox is now represented in its own subseries. The actual letterboxes, stored at the end of the collection, now contain only the alphabetical dividers, though they also feature handwritten indices and other notes written on the inside cover. Lastly, a number of loose files were found with the two letterboxes, and these form the third subseries.


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Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little papers

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Folders 13.396-14.447