Game type: poetry

Extracts from publication titled 'Lyrics by New Jersey Poets' courtesy of The Lantern, featuring the poem 'Entreaty' by Dr Dorothy Howard (nee Mills). Howard was one of a number participating 'New Jersey Poets' whose poetry was set to music by composer-pianist Elmo Russ and publicly performed by musicians between March and April in 1936. Other contributing poets included Polly Eddy, Madeleine Moschenross, A. M. Sullivan, Jeannette Slocum Edwards, Gerald Raftery, William De Lisle, Lefa Morse Eddy, Robert Hillyer, Nellie Collett Goodbody, Eleanor Aletta Chaffee, William Carlos Williams, Carl K. Bomberger and Lydia Sharpe. In addition to Elmo Russ, the following musicians were involved: contralto Louise Caselotti, lyric soprano Rhea Sparag, dramatic soprano Josephine Levandoski, tenor John Patterson, baritone Alfred Chigi and basso Alexander Lorber.

One of a collection of poems and other creative writings by children's folklorist Dr Dorothy Howard. Dr Howard came to Australia in 1954-55 as an American Fulbright scholar to study Australian children's folklore. She travelled across Australia for 10 months collecting children's playground rhymes, games, play artefacts, etc.  The original fieldwork she collected during this period is held in the Australian Children's Folklore Collection (ACFC) at Museum Victoria and includes index cards, letters and photographs.

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Photocopied, typed extracts from a publication; black text on paper. One page printed on one side only contained in a folded sheet of A4 paper, which forms a front cover. Includes a transcription of the poem 'Entreaty' and handwritten annotations.

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