This series contains photographs, correspondence, clippings, publications, and notes on wooden furniture and other household furnishings, illustrating the in-depth research Nina Fletcher Little conducted on specific pieces of furniture in her collection. Researchers interested in Little's furniture research may also want to consult the Miscellaneous Subjects series.

The papers were found arranged in two letterboxes and in loose folders, with loose publications stored alongside. The subseries arrangement described below is based on this original order, with subseries for each of the two letterboxes, one for loose publications, and one for individual subject files.

The two letterboxes were labeled "Furnishings" and "Special Groups." Each box contained a stack of loose papers sorted into several 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. "Beds" or "Tables") 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. The actual letterboxes, located 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.


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Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little papers

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Folders 14.448-15.482