Handwritten letter composed by the President of the New Education Fellowship (N.E.F.), Nancy Sherrard, addressed to Dorothy Howard on 4 August 1954. Sherrard writes to invite Howard to speak at an informal gathering of N.E.F. members after hearing of her Australian research project via Preshil teacher Miss Lytete(?). She describes the N.E.F. as an international movement concerned with improving educational systems and conditions, whose participants include teachers, parents and interested members of the public. Sherrard continues to discuss the details of the meeting, known as the N.E.F. Open House, such as the venue, time, travel arrangements and her contact details.

One of a collection of letters written to and from children's Folklorist Dr Dorothy Howard between 1954 and 1995. 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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Handwritten letter in black ink on paper. Text written on both sides of page. Includes an accompanying addressed envelope.

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