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Mildred Moore Collection, 1925-1975

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Collector:
Galloway, Mildred (Mildred Galloway Moore)
Moore, Mildred byname of Mildred Galloway
Author:
Roosevelt, Eleanor 1884-1962
Hitler, Adolf 1889-1945
Ruth, George Herman (Babe)
Long, Huey
Keller, Helen
Churchill, Winston Sir 1874-1965
Adams, Maude (actress)
Addams, Jane
Allen, Gracie
Baer, Max (boxer)
Baruch, Bernard M
Borglum, Gutzon 1867-1941
Brendel, El (actor)
Burgess, Gelett
Cantor, Eddie 1892-1964
Chaplin, Charles (actor)
Cobb, Irvin S
Coolidge, Grace
Crosby, Harry Lillis (Bing)
Curie, Marie
Darrow, Clarence 1857-1938
Disney, Walt 1901-1966
Durant, William James
Durante, Jimmy
Earhart, Amelia
Fetchit, Stepin
Fields, W. C
Garner, John N
Gibson, Charles Dana 1867-1944
Grey, Zane
Holmes, Oliver W. Justice
Hoover, J. Edgar (John Edgar) 1895-1972
Lardner, Ring
Lauder, Harry Sir
McPherson, Aimee Semple
Mack, Connie
Pickford, Mary
Pons, Lily
Post, Emily
Rockefeller, John D
Sandburg, Carl
Sinclair, Upton 1878-1968
Sousa, John Philip 1854-1932
Stein, Gertrude 1874-1946
Mencken, H. L (Henry Louis) 1880-1956
Creator:
White, Mary Lou
Physical description:
0.6 cu. ft.: 3 boxes
Type:
Correspondence
Collection descriptions
Letters (correspondence)
Books
Clippings
Place:
Indiana
Date:
1925
1925-1975
1930-1940
20th century
1940-1950
Notes:
Mildred Galloway (later Mrs. Forest L. Moore), was born on a farm outside Cromwell, Indiana. Prior to November 13, 1930, when she began writing a column called "This, That And The Other" for the "Cromwell Advance," a Fort Wayne newspaper, and one in Waterloo, Indiana, she had worked for several years as a secretary and bookkeeper for the Fort Wayne YMCA. In 1931, having become interested in people's motivations and philosophies, she began to write to famous people--seemingly selected at random--requesting a quotation or a bit of verse that had been important to them and the development of their philosophy. The resultant book, "Famous Personalities and Their Philosophies," includes 160 responses to over 200 letters to people with some claim to fame during the 1930s.
Mary Lou White, daughter of Mildred Moore, lectured about this project after her mother's death.
Summary:
Collection includes over 200 replies (160 of which comprise the book) to Mrs. Moore's letter requesting a quotation or a bit of poetry important to the recipient; a copy of her book, "Famous Personalities and Their Philosophies," and materials relating to the speeches both Mrs. Moore and her daughter gave about this collection of letters, such as notes, clippings, etc.
The correspondents include Babe Ruth, the Prince of Wales, Winston Churchill, Huey Long, Helen Keller, Marie of Romania, and Adolf Hitler, and others, such as those listed below.
Cite as:
Mildred Moore Collection, 1925-1975, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Poetry
Celebrities
Local number:
1991.3051 (NMAH Acc.)
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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