Typed letter written by Dr Dorothy Howard addressed to a 'Participating Classroom Teacher' in circa 1954-55. Dr Howard's letter follows on from a letter of introduction sent to a number of Western Australian primary school teachers by Director of Education Dr Robertson. She writes to request assistance with her research, providing information about the project. She states that she has enclosed the following documentation: 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 teachers could discuss her list of games with students aged 11 and 12. She requests them to make note of the relevant games, add additions, and provide some game descriptions written by the students. Dr Howard writes that she will visit Perth between March 20th and April 1st, 1955.

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. Signature in black ink at bottom of page.

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