Typed letter written by W.D. Neal, the Superintendent of Research in the Education Department, Government of Western Australia, addressed to the headmaster or headmistress of Collier Government Primary School on 10 March 1955. In accordance with the Director of Education's decision to assist Dr Howard with her research project, Neal requests that Collier teaching staff give the enclosed questionnaire and information their attention. He writes that the outcome of Dr Howard's will reflect the development and interests of students as well as facilitate interstate and international relationships with researchers.

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 blue ink on bottom left of page.

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