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Vivian Rockwood Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AppMs-595
The Vivian Rockwood Papers document Rockwood’s professional activities as a college professor of home economics as well as her personal interests, especially in researching her family history. A major portion of the collection includes research and manuscript drafts for her major two-volume family history titled Four Centuries of American Descendent of Richard Rockwood of Dorchester 1633, Braintree 1636, Massachusetts: A Family Genealogy. Material in the collection includes correspondence, research notes, book drafts, reports and professional writings, photographs and slides, publications, awards, memorabilia, home economics curriculum materials, workshop papers, lesson plans and course designs, school papers, miscellaneous printed matter, and two audiocassette tape recordings. The collection spans from 1908- 2000, but the bulk of the collection ranges from 1929-2000.

Note: Ms. Rockwood donated the family history research notes and files she used for researching and writing the Rockwood family history to the New England Historic Genealogical Society (once called the New England Historical and Genealogical Society) in Boston, Massachusetts.

Dates

  • 1908-2001 and undated

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Extent

26.00 linear feet (44 boxes, 2 audiocassette tapes, 182 photographs, 33 slides)

Arrangement

The papers are arranged into six series, as follows: Series 1, Four Centuries of American Descendent of Richard Rockwood of Dorchester 1633, Braintree 1636, Massachusetts: A Family Genealogy Book Drafts, 1992-2000 and undated; Series 2, Professional Papers, 1920-2000; Series 3, Personal Papers, 1908-1962; Series 4, Memorabilia, 1937-1979 and undated; Series 5, Photographs and Slides, 1925-2000 and undated; and Series 6, Recordings, 1980.

Method of Acquisition

On September 6, 2001, G. William Cole of Birmingham, Alabama, executor of Vivian V. Rockwood’s estate, donated the papers to the Archives of Appalachia.

Separated Materials

Box 43

1. Oversized items removed from “Activities During Residency in Wichita, Kansas, 1953-1958.” 2. Oversized items removed from “Appendix Contents, Undated.” 3. Oversized items removed from “Awards and Certificates, 1920-2000.” 4. Oversized items removed from “The Book Library, Chapter I – IV, 1998-1999.” 5. Oversized items removed from “The Book Library, Chapter VIII and Supplements, 1998-1999.” 6. Oversized items removed from “The Book Library, Chapter IX, 1998-1999.” 7. Oversized items removed from “The Book Library, Chapter X, 1998-1999.” 8. Oversized items removed from “The Book Library, Chapter X Part C, 1998-1999.” 9. Oversized items removed from “The Book Library, Chapter X Supplements, 1998-1999.” 10. Oversized items removed from “The Book Library, Chapter XI – XIII, 1998-1999.” 11. Oversized items removed from “The Book Library, Supplements, 1998-1999.” 12. Oversized items removed from “Continuing Education in the Community.” 13. Oversized items removed from “Contributions of Home Economics to the Adult Education Program in Institutions of Higher Education.” 14. Oversized items removed from “Dust Cover and End Pages, Vol. I and Vol. II Preliminaries, 2000.” 15. Oversized items removed from “Dust Jacket Information, undated.” 16. Oversized items removed from “Final Proof of the Book, Vol. II Preliminaries Generation X – XIII and Appendices, 2000.” 17. Oversized items removed from “Four Centuries of Descendants of Richard Rockwood in America, undated.” 18. Oversized items removed from “Generations VIII (1801-1830).” 19. Oversized items removed from “Handwritten Notes, undated.” 20. Oversized items removed from “High School, 1925-1929.” 21. Oversized items removed from “North Side Hospital’s Dietary Department Physical Needs.” 22. Oversized items removed from “Scrapbook.” 23. Oversized items removed from “University of Wichita, Home Economics, 1953-1958.” 24. Textile Removed from Vivian Rockwood Collection (acc. 595) folder “High School, 1925-1929.”

Processing Information

Kathy Cuff completed processing the collection in July 2008.
Author
Kathy Cuff
Language of description
eng

Repository Details

Part of the Archives of Appalachia Repository

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