Flora L. Bailey Papers, 1939-1949
Title: Flora L. Bailey Papers, 1939-1949
Record Series: MsC-16
Creator: Flora L. Bailey
Extent: 2 boxes (0.834 linear feet)
Repository: Special Collections and University Archives, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa.
Language: Materials entirely in English.
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Preferred Citation: [Identification of item] in the Flora L. Bailey collection, 1939-1949, Manuscript Record Series MsC-16, [box and folder number], University Archives, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa
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Flora L. Bailey (d. 1974), daughter of Charles Bailey (Head, Department of Art and Manual Arts, 1905-1943) graduated from the Iowa State Teachers College in 1930. She taught elementary school physical education in New Jersey and developed an interest in Navajo culture. Bailey earned her Ph.D. from New York University. Her publications about the Navajo include two pamphlets, "Navaho Foods and Cooking Methods" (1940) and "Navaho Motor Habits" (1942). She also wrote two novels, Summer at Yellow Singer's and Between the Four Mountains. Bailey additionally authored numerous articles which were published by the American Anthropologist, the University of New Mexico Press, and the Peabody Museum.
Scope and Content
This collection consists of material relating to the pamphlets, "Navaho Foods and Cooking Methods" (1940) and "Navaho Motor Habits" (1942). Please note that the collection's control file contains biographical information about Bailey and information about the memorial collection. Please ask SC&UA staff for access.
Correspondence, drafts, and illustrations
Reviews and news clippings.
Finding aid coded by Library Assistant Susan A. Basye, February 1998; updated, January 23, 2015 (GP). Last updated by Library Associate Dave Hoing, October 2017. Linear feet count updated on August 9, 2017.