Typed copy of a letter written by Dr Dorothy Howard addressed to the headmaster of Pinnaroo Area School, Mr L.E. Ashenden on 25 February 1955. Following on from an initial letter sent by A. G. Paull, the assistant of South Australia's Director of Education Mr Mander-Jones, Dr Howard informs Ashenden about her project and requests assistance with further research. She writes that she has enclosed the following: 1) a letter of introduction from the University of Melbourne's Professor of Education George Browne 2) a list of games observed during her fieldtrip to Australia 3) two pages of game classifications from Sean Ó Súilleabháin's publication 'Handbook of Irish Folklore' and 4) some examples of children's rhymes. Dr Howard asks if Ashenden could discuss her list of games with students aged 11 and 12. She requests him to make note of the relevant games, add additions, and provide some game descriptions written by the students.

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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Typed letter in black ink on paper. Text printed on one side only. Corrections annotated in pencil.

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