Edith Cutting was born March 31, 1918 at Elizabethtown, New York. She graduated from Elizabethtown High School in 1933, and from the New York State College for Teachers at Albany in 1938, where she received the degree of Bachelor of Science in Librarianship. She held numerous positions as librarian or English teacher, or both until her retirement in 1975. In 1941 she began work at Cornell University towards a Masters' degree, completing it in the summer of 1945.
As Miss Cutting was deeply interested in New York folklore, most of the materials in this collection are manuscripts dealing with this subject or correspondence relating to her publishing endeavors in the realm of folklore. Also there are some papers dealing with her teaching career annual reports, contracts, etc. The collection is rounded out with letters, and two scrapbooks dealing with all phases of her interest in folklore. There is also one bound folder filled with clippings, and two high school year books.
Includes correspondence, manuscripts, and other materials relating to the career of Miss Cutting and her interest in New York folklore. Of particular interest is the correspondence with Dr. Harold Thompson. Alo included are scrapbooks filled with clippings, letters, etc., giving insight into Miss Cutting's dual career as a folklorist and teacher.
The collection has no series, arranged alphabetically.
All items in this manuscript group were donated to the University Libraries, M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, by Edith Cutting.
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Encoded in EAD by Gregory Wiedeman, 2015
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Identification of specific item, series, box, folder, Edith Cutting Papers, 1938-1977. M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University at Albany, State University of New York (hereafter referred to as the Cutting Papers).
|1||1||Annual Reports: English Department Johnson City High School, Johnson City, New York||1950-1972|
|1||2||Correspondence: family (Includes one letter from Louis circa Jones, New York area folklorist and historian)||1944, 1977|
|1||3||Correspondence: Harold W. Thompson||1944-1958|
|1||4||Manuscript: "The Codex Sinaiticus."||Undated|
|1||5||Manuscript: "The Douglass Manuscript" - article.||Undated|
|1||6||Manuscript: The Douglas Manuscript - E. Cutting M.A Thesis, Folder A. pp. 1-175||1945|
|1||7||Manuscript: The Douglas Manuscript - thesis, Folder B. pp. 176-297||1945|
|1||8||Manuscript: The Douglas Manuscript - thesis, unpaginated notes following pp. 297||ca. 1945|
|1||9||Manuscript: "I called this talk 'American folklore ...'"||Undated|
|1||10||Manuscript: Johnson City Our Local Heritage.||Undated|
|1||11||Manuscript: Lore of an Adirondack County.||Undated|
|1||12||Manuscript: "More Lore."||Undated|
|1||13||Manuscript: "New York Folklore Society."||Undated|
|1||14||Manuscript: "Peter Carrott."||Undated|
|1||15||Manuscript: "Society and folklore in the Champlain Valley."||Undated|
|1||16||Manuscript: Quilt for Bermuda.||Undated|
|1||17||Manuscript: "Whistling Girls and Jumping Sheep."||Undated|
|1||18||Miscellaneous: notes, workshop programs, etc.||Undated|
|1||19||Publication: "On Whistling Girls and Jumping Sheep."||Undated|
|1||20||Teaching Contracts: Edith Cutting||1938-1974|
|1||21||Yearbook: The Tioughmiogan, De Ruyter Central School||1946|
|1||22||Yearbook: The Tioughmiogan, De Ruyter Central School||1947|
|2||1||Large Black Scrapbook||1958-1976|
|Item 1||Harry S. Douglas. Wyoming County (New York) Historian. p. 38.||1958 December 16|
|Item 2||Karen Keefe. Editor of The Parlor City Review. p. 47.||1976 July 21|
|Item 3||G. Legman. From France: a request for Miss Cutting's help in locating ribald American and British ballads.||Undated|
|2||3||Small Brown Scrapbook||1943-1951|
|Item 1||Harold W. Thompson. p. 1.||1943 December 9|
|Item 2||Harold W. Thompson. p. 2.||1944 January 6|
|Item 3||Harold W. Thompson. p. 4.||1943 June 23|
|Item 4||Victor Reynolds. p. 6.||1944 December 5|
|Item 5||Wayland D. Hand. Editor, American Folklore Society, Inc. p. 10.||1945 September 6|
|Item 6||Jane Fennelly. Cornell University Press. p. 11.||1944 January 11|
|Item 7||Harold W. Thompson. p. 23.||Undated|
|Item 8||Henry W. Shoemaker. Director, Pennsylvania State Library and Museum. p. 28.||1944 March 20|
|Item 9||Henry W. Shoemaker. p. 32.||1944 April 11|
|Item 10||Robert W. Crooks. Staff, New York Folklore Quarterly. p. 51.||1951 April 26|
|Item 11||Harold W. Thompson. p. 52.||1951 January 17|
|Item 12||Harold W. Thompson. p. 55.||1951 January 19|
|Item 13||Robert W. Crooks. p. 58.||1951 November 8|
|Item 14||Victor Reynolds. p. 69.||1951 August 8|