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Richard (AC 1952) and Josephine Haskell Aldridge Papers, 1898-2002 (Bulk: bulk)
12.5 Linear feet : 8 records cartons, 3 flat oversize boxes, 2 archives boxes, one small objects box
Collection number: MA.01017

Abstract:
Papers documenting the life of poet Richard Aldridge and his wife, children's author Josephine Haskell Aldridge. Material in the collection includes draft and unpublished writings by Richard Aldridge from childhood on; publication-related materials; a large amount of correspondence from family members and other writers; documentation from the various schools that Richard Aldridge attended, including photographs and memorabilia from Amherst College; and photographs, primarily of Richard Aldridge's childhood and his time in the U.S. Army in Germany in the mid-1950s.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

There is no restriction on access to the Richard (AC 1952) and Josephine Haskell Aldridge Papers for research use. Particularly fragile items are restricted for preservation purposes.

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish material from the Richard (AC 1952) and Josephine Haskell Aldridge Papers should be directed to the Archives and Special Collections. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

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Biographical Note

Richard B. Aldridge (AC 1952) was born in 1930 and raised in New York City, the son of Nancy Symington Aldridge, a nurse, and Albert Aldridge, a surgeon. He had one sibling, an other brother John. Richard Aldridge graduated from Deerfield Academy and went on to Amherst College where he majored in English and was awarded the Colin Armstrong Poetry Prize. After graduating in 1952, he worked at the National Security Agency (NSA) from 1952-1953. Aldridge was drafted into the Army in 1953 and served in the Army Counter Intelligence Corps until 1955. He won a Fulbright Fellowship to Worcester College in Oxford University, where he studied from 1955 to 1957 and earned a the equivalent of a master's degree in English language and literature. In 1958, he married Josephine Haskell, whom he had known since childhood, and they moved to a farmhouse she owned on the coast of Maine. In 1959, he began a career as a high school English instructor, teaching at Morse High School and the Hyde School, both in Bath, Maine. Aldridge retired from teaching in 1985 to focus on poetry.

Aldridge wrote and published poetry throughout his lifetime, including An apology both ways (1957), Down through the clouds, the sea (1963), The wild white rose; poems (1974), Red pine, black ash (1980) and Driving North (1989). Richard and Josephine Aldridge co-wrote a children's book Reasons and raisins in 1972. He also edited poetry anthologies including Maine lines: 101 contemporary poems about Maine (1970), Poetry Amherst (1972), and Speaking of New England (1993). His family self-published a posthumous collection of his works in 2001, The Poems of Richard Aldridge. Aldridge and Josephine had one daughter together, Abigail, and he also helped to raise his three step-children, Seward, Diana, and Karen. Aldridge died in 1994.

Josephine Haskell Aldridge was born in 1921 in New York City, the daughter of artist and etcher Ernest Haskell and his wife Emma Haskell. The Haskells purchased land in Maine, where Josephine's mother operated a summer camp after her husband's death. It was here that the young Richard Aldridge met Josephine, and was also where they would move together years later after their marriage. She graduated from Morse High School in Bath, Maine in 1938 and from the Portland School of Fine and Applied Arts (later renamed Maine College of Art). She worked for several years as an book illustrator and art teacher in New York City, and also painted and wrote poetry. In 1958, she married Richard Aldridge and they moved to Maine with her three children, Seward, Diana, and Karen Stevens. In 1959, she gave birth to another daughter, Abigail Aldridge.

Josephine Haskell Aldridge authored several books for children, including A penny and a periwinkle (1961), The best of friends (1963), Fisherman's luck (1966), A possible tree (1993), The Pocket Book (1993). She also co-wrote the book Reasons and raisins (1972) with Richard Aldridge. She died in 2009.

Scope and Contents

The Richard (AC 1952) and Josephine Haskell Aldridge Papers consist of approximately 12.5 linear feet of material.

Richard Aldridge's writing is represented in several series in this collection. The Poetry Amherst papers document an anthology of poetry by Amherst College graduates that Aldridge edited in 1972 on the occasion of the college's 150th anniversary. Series 2, Writings, includes a series of notebooks that Aldridge kept between 1948 and 1993. These notebooks are a combination of poetry, prose, and quotes from other writers that Aldridge collected for inspiration, as well as drafts of his own writing. Also included in this series are handwritten books of poetry that Aldridge gave as presents to family members, as well as handmade books and cards created by his wife, Josephine Haskell Aldridge, that contain poetry by Richard Aldridge. This series also includes publications by both Aldridges, as well as business records and correspondence related to publications.

There are also writings by Richard Aldridge in series 3, which includes copies of various school newspapers that he wrote for, along with some of his schoolwork.

Included in series 4, Correspondence, are copies of poems that he sent to others, along with scrapbooks his mother compiled that include correspondence, poetry, and other writings by him. There is also some childhood writing of Aldridge's in Series 5, Subject Files, along with copies of a shipboard newspaper he wrote while in the Army, entitled The Daily Barnacle.

Documentation from Aldridge's days at Amherst College, including documents and photographs of the Lord Jeffrey Amherst Club, can be found in Series 3, R.B.A.'s Schoolwork, Records, and Memorabilia, as well series 6, Photographs, which includes a photo album of Amherst.

A large segment of the correspondence (Series 4) comes from files that were maintained by Richard Aldridge's mother, Nancy Symington Aldridge. Among these is a folder of letters that Nancy Symington sent to her father, John Symington, when she was a child at boarding school in India. Symington Aldridge's files also include correspondence she received from Richard, along with some correspondence about him (e.g., from school headmasters), and some carbon-copies and drafts of letters she sent to him. In addition, there are three scrapbooks that she maintained about him from childhood onward.

Richard Aldridge had a tempestuous relationship with novelist Janet Burroway, to whom he was engaged sometime between 1956 and 1957. A large amount of the correspondence between Richard Aldridge and his parents between 1956 and 1958 are emotional letters with disagreements about Burroway and Aldridge's finances.

Just as they disapproved of Aldridge's relationship with Burroway, his parents also disapproved of the woman who would became his wife, Josephine Haskell Aldridge. This led to several verbal confrontations between the parties, and their letters back and forth over the years catalog long-simmering slights and resentments.

Josephine Haskell Aldridge was still married to her first husband, E. Seward Stevens, when she reconnected with Richard Aldridge in the late 1950s (the two had known each other as children when Aldridge and his brother attended a summer camp run by the Haskell family). In order to secure an expeditious divorce from Stevens, Josephine Haskell flew to Reno, NV, and lived there for six weeks in a boarding house with other people seeking divorces. (At the time, Reno was known as the divorce capital of the country because of its six-week residency requirement and liberal laws.) Josephine and Richard sent each other multiple letters each day during this period, and their correspondence from that time is preserved in the collection.

The collection also includes letters Richard Aldridge sent to his aunt Jean Symington from childhood through adulthood. In these and correspondence to others he often enclosed artwork and draft poetry that he was working on at the time.

Aldridge corresponded with a number of other writers and notables, including poets Kate Barnes, James Hayford (AC 1935), and Richard Wilbur (AC 1942); children's book author Elizabeth Coatsworth; South African Constitutional Court justice Laurie Ackermann (a friend of Aldridge's from Worcester College, Oxford); and British MP Robert MacLennan.

The photographs in the collection are primarily a combination of snapshots from Richard Aldridge's childhood and schooling, photographic portraits of various family members, and photographs that he took while stationed in Germany during the mid-1950s.

Organization of the Collection

The papers are organized into 6 series:

1. POETRY AMHERST PAPERS [1971-1972]

2. WRITINGS [1939-1995]

Subseries A. Notebooks and unpublished writings

Subseries B. Publications

Subseries C. Administrative files for publications

3. R.B.A.'s SCHOOLWORK, RECORDS, and MEMORABILIA [1936-1962]

4. CORRESPONDENCE [1915-2002]

Subseries A. Nancy Symington Aldridge's correspondence

Subseries B. Richard and Josephine Aldridge's outgoing correspondence

Subseries C. Richard and Josephine Aldridge's incoming correspondence

5. SUBJECT FILES [1950-1994]

6. PHOTOGRAPHS [1898-1980]


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

There is no restriction on access to the Richard (AC 1952) and Josephine Haskell Aldridge Papers for research use. Particularly fragile items are restricted for preservation purposes.

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish material from the Richard (AC 1952) and Josephine Haskell Aldridge Papers should be directed to the Archives and Special Collections. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], in Richard (AC 1952) and Josephine Haskell Aldridge Papers [Box #, Folder #], Amherst College Archives and Special Collections, Amherst College Library

History of the Collection
Custodial history:

The first series in this collection, the Poetry Amherst papers, was donated to Amherst College by Richard Aldridge in 1978 and was previously its own collection. The rest of the collection was donated in five separate accessions. The first of these was in 1994, shortly after Aldridge's death. The next four accessions were donated in 2013 by Richard and Josephine Aldridge's daughters Abigail Aldridge and Karen Stevens Jorgensen. Because the later accessions came after both parents' deaths, they included some materials that may have been maintained about the Aldridges, rather than by them. Also, in many cases the original order was no longer discernable so an aritificial order has been imposed.


Additional Information
Contact Information
Amherst College Archives and Special Collections
Robert Frost Library
PO Box 5000
Amherst, MA 01002-5000

Phone: (413) 542-2299
Fax: (413) 542-2692

Email Reference Form: http://www.amherst.edu/library/archives/askus
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Language
English
Related Collections

Richard B. Aldridge (AC 1952) in Alumni Biographical Files. Amherst College Archives & Special Collections.

Rolfe Humphries (AC 1915) Papers. Amherst College Archives & Special Collections.

Richard P. Wilbur (AC 1942) Papers. Amherst College Archives & Special Collections.

Ernest Haskell papers, 1892-1976. Smithsonian Institution Archives of American Art. [Ernest Haskell was the father of Josephine Haskell Aldridge]

Sponsor
This work was funded by a grant from the Hellen Ingram Plummer Charitable Foundation, Inc.

Contents List
Series 1, POETRY AMHERST PAPERS [1971-1972]
1971-1972


Submissions and correspondence
1971

Box 1: folder 1
Submissions
1971-1972

Box 1: folder 2
Submissions and rejections
1971-1972

Box 1: folder 3
Correspondence
1971-1972

Box 1: folder 4
Correspondence
1972

Box 1: folder 5
Sesquicentennial Announcements
1972

Box 1: folder 6
Series 2, WRITINGS [1939-1995]
1939-1995


Subseries A, Notebooks and unpublished writings



Arrangement:

Series 2, Subseries A, Notebooks and unpublished writings, is arranged with notebooks in chronological order first, then foldered unpublished writings in chronological order.

"A collection" (notebook)
1948-1950

Box 2: folder 1
Early poetry
1951-1953, n.d.

Box 2: folder 2
Notebook 1
1950-1952

Box 2: folder 3
Notebook 2
1952-1953

Box 2: folder 4
Notebook 3
1953

Box 2: folder 5
Notebook 4
1954

Box 2: folder 6
Notebook 5
1954-1955

Box 2: folder 7
Notebook 6
1955-1956

Box 2: folder 8
Notebook 7
1956

Box 2: folder 9
Notebook 8
1956-1958

Box 2: folder 10
Notebook 9
1958

Box 2: folder 11
Notebook 10
1958 Nov-Dec

Box 2: folder 12
Notebook 11
1959 Jan-Jun

Box 2: folder 13
Notebook 12
1959 Jun-1960 Jul

Box 2: folder 14
Notebook 13
1960 Jul-1961 Jul

Box 2: folder 15
Notebook 14
1961-1963

Box 2: folder 16
Notebook 15
1964-1966

Box 2: folder 17
Notebook 16
1966-1967

Box 2: folder 18
Notebook [17]
1967-1969

Box 2: folder 19
Notebook 18
1969-1970

Box 2: folder 20
Notebook 19
1970-1974

Box 2: folder 21
Notebook 20
1974

Box 2: folder 22
Notebook 21
1977

Box 2: folder 23
Notebook 22
1980-1982

Box 2: folder 24
Notebook 23
1982-1983

Box 2: folder 25
Notebook 24
1983-1985

Box 2: folder 26
Notebook 25
1985-1987

Box 2: folder 27
Notebook 26
1987-1988

Box 2: folder 28
Notebook 27
1988-1989

Box 2: folder 29
Notebook 28
1989-1990

Box 2: folder 30
Notebook 29
1990-1991

Box 2: folder 31
Notebook 30
1991-1992

Box 2: folder 32
Notebook 31
[1993]

Box 2: folder 33
"I dedicate this Year Book to Mother and Daddy. Dick, 1939" [handwritten notebook of short essays]
1939

Box 3: folder 1
"Christmas 1948 to Mother from Dick" [notebook of poems with enclosure from 1953]
1948, 1953

Box 3: folder 2
"Poems by Richard Aldridge 1948-1955. This book for my Mother" [handwritten notebook of poetry]
1948-1955

Box 3: folder 3
"A visit with Mr. Hatch at Deerfield"; "Two weeks in Paris"
1951, n.d.

Box 3: folder 3a
"An American at Oxford: the diary of a 1955-1956 Fulbright scholar"
1955-1956

Box 3: folder 4
Christmas card poems [books and illustrations by Josephine Haskell Aldridge]
1958-1965

Box 3: folder 5
Handmade books with single poem by Richard Aldridge [books and illustrations by Josephine Haskell Aldridge]
1958-1963

Box 3: folder 6
Handmade books with single poem by Richard Aldridge [books and illustrations by Josephine Haskell Aldridge]
1964-1965

Box 3: folder 7
One act plays
1967-1968, n.d.

Box 3: folder 8
One act plays, correspondence
1967, 1969

Box 3: folder 9
"Poems by Richard Aldridge. This book for J.H.A." [handwritten book of poems]
1973

Box 3: folder -
Enclosures from "Poems by Richard Aldridge. This book for J.H.A."
ca. 1973

Box 3: folder 10
"For the ninetieth birthday of A.H.A." [Albert Herman Aldridge; speech]
1983

Box 3: folder 11
"Poetry, to 1914" [notebook of retyped poetry by other people]
n.d.

Box 3: folder 12
"Poems, 1914-1960" [notebook of retyped poetry by other poets]
n.d.

Box 3: folder 13
"Poems, 1960-present" [notebook of retyped poetry by other people]
n.d.

Box 3: folder 14
Subseries B, Publications



Arrangement:

Series 2, Subseries B, Publications, is arranged with R.B.A.'s publications first in chronological order, followed by two of J.H.A.'s publications in chronological order. Oversize publications and publication scrapbooks are listed here and filed separately.

New poems by American poets
1953

Box 3: folder -
Imagi Vol. 6, No. 4
1955

Box 3: folder -
New poems by American poets, #2
1957

Box 3: folder -
Quixote, Summer 1958
1958

Box 3: folder -
Junge amerikanische literatur
1959

Box 3: folder -
Sparrow, The, No. 13
1960 Apr

Box 3: folder -
Impetus: a semi-annual of poetry, No. 6
1961-1962

Box 3: folder -
Beloit poetry journal, The, Vol 20., No. 3
1970

Box 3: folder -
Reasons and raisins, by Josephine and Richard Aldridge
1972

Box 3: folder -
Road to poetry, The
1972

Box 3: folder -
Appalachia, Vol. 41, No. 13; Magazine No. 165
1977

Box 3: folder -
Echoes: the northern Maine journal of rural culture, No. 7
1989

Box 3: folder -
Puckerbush review, Vol. 8, No. 2
1989

Box 3: folder -
Echoes: the northern Maine journal of rural culture, No. 9
1990

Box 3: folder -
Bellowing ark, Vol. 7, No. 1
1991

Box 3: folder -
Bellowing ark, Vol. 7, No. 2
1991

Box 3: folder -
Bellowing ark, Vol. 7, No. 6
1991

Box 3: folder -
Cape rock, The, Vol. 26, No. 1
1991

Box 3: folder -
Slant: a journal of poetry, Vol. 5
1991

Box 3: folder -
Blue unicorn, Vol. 16, No. 1
1992

Box 3: folder -
In the West of Ireland: a literary celebration in contemporary poetry
1992

Box 3: folder -
Hiram poetry review, The, No. 53-54
1992-1993

Box 3: folder -
Beloit poetry journal, The, Vol 43., No. 4
1993

Box 3: folder -
Formalist, The, Vol. 4, No. 1
1993

Box 3: folder -
Poets on: coupling, Vol. 17, No. 1
1993

Box 3: folder -
Slant: a journal of poetry, Vol. 7
1993

Box 3: folder -
American lit, by Harold Witt
1994

Box 3: folder -
Light: a quarterly of humorous, occasional, ephemeral & light verse, No. 11
1994

Box 3: folder -
Quotable moose, The: a contemporary Maine reader
1994

Box 3: folder -
Light: a quarterly of humorous, occasional, ephemeral & light verse, No. 112
1994-1995

Box 3: folder -
The poems of Richard Aldridge
2001

Box 3: folder 15
Richard Aldridge publications scrapbook
1950-1960

Box OS1: folder -
Richard Aldridge publications scrapbook
1960-1970

Box OS1: folder -
Richard Aldridge publications scrapbook
1972-1974

Box OS1: folder -
Richard Aldridge publications scrapbook
1975-1980

Box OS1: folder -
Richard Aldridge publications scrapbook
1981-1988

Box OS1: folder 1
Calendars by Julie Babb including Richard Aldridge poetry
1981-1982

Box OS1: folder 2
"Lory's story" by Josephine H. Aldridge; list of publications written or illustrated by her
1974, n.d.

Box 3: folder 16
Possible tree, A, by Josephine Haskell Aldridge
1993

Box 3: folder -
Subseries C, Administrative files for publications



Arrangement:

Subseries 3, Administrative files for publications are arranged with general files first, followed by files for specific books. Within these two groups, the files are in chronological order.

Miscellaneous permissions and publications-related correspondence
1954-1995

Box 3: folder 16
Aldridge press clippings
1963-1994

Box 3: folder 17
Fellowship applications (rejected)
1981-1992

Box 3: folder 18
Aldridge apperances in print and in person
1984-1989, n.d.

Box 3: folder 19
Acceptances
1981-1987

Box 3: folder 20
Rejections
1981-1988

Box 3: folder 21
Acceptance and rejection letters
1988-1993

Box 3: folder 22
Maine Arts Commission poetry chapbook competition submission
1992

Box 3: folder 23
Reasons and Raisins drafts, correspondence, and reviews
1970-1974

Box 4: folder 1
Wild White Rose cover art
ca. 1974

Box 4: folder 1a
Red Pine, Black Ash submissions
1974-1979

Box 4: folder 2
Red Pine, Black Ash reviews
1980-1981

Box 4: folder 3
Red Pine, Black Ash responses
1981

Box 4: folder 4
Red Pine, Black Ash Thorndike Press
1980-1988


Book 5 (Driving North?) rejections, acceptance, and permissions
1986-1988

Box 4: folder 6
Driving North business and finance correspondence
1987-1992

Box 4: folder 7
Driving North congratulatory letters
1988-1993

Box 4: folder 8
Driving North reviews and permissions
1989-1990

Box 4: folder 9
Maine speaks correspondence
1988-1989

Box 4: folder 10
100 American poems of the twentieth century for readers one and all, abortive poetry anthology project
1992

Box 4: folder 11
"New England Anthology" [Speaking of New England notebook]
1990-1993

Box 4: folder -
Speaking of New England permissions and correspondence
1990-1993

Box 4: folder 12-15
Speaking of New England post-publication press and correspondence
1993

Box 4: folder 16
Wood engraving by Siri Beckman, used on cover of Speaking of New England
1993

Box 4: folder 17
"Pens and Lens: Maine in poetry and photography": abortive exhibit
n.d.

Box 4: folder 18
Typed poems and poetry notes
n.d.

Box 3: folder 24
Series 3, R.B.A.'s SCHOOLWORK, RECORDS, and MEMORABILIA [1936-1962]
1936-1962


Arrangement:

Series 3, R.B.A.'s SCHOOLWORK, RECORDS, and MEMORABILIA, is arranged in chronological order.

Children's Home School and Trinity School records
1936-1945

Box 4: folder 19
Elementary schoolwork
1938-1939, n.d.

Box 4: folder 20
Trinity School report cards
1939-1944

Box 4: folder 21
The Trinity Camper and Trinity Times student newspapers
1939, 1943, n.d.

Box 4: folder 22
Camp Half Moon, Monterey, MA
1945, 1947

Box 4: folder 23
Southern Arizona School for Boys Spur student newspapers - articles by or about Aldridge
1945-1947

Box 4: folder 24
Southern Arizona School for Boys records
1945-1946

Box 4: folder 25
Deerfield Academy records and event programs
1946-1948

Box 4: folder 26
Deerfield Academy Deerfield Scroll student newspapers and commencement concert program
1947-1948

Box 4: folder 27
The Pocumtuck Deerfield Academy yearbook
1948

Box 4: folder -
French notebook (secondary school level?)
n.d.

Box 4: folder 28
Amherst College awards, event programs, and report cards
1948-1952

Box 4: folder 29
Lord Jeffrey Amherst Club records
1952, n.d.

Box 4: folder 30
Amherst College: American Studies 21 and 22
1949-1950

Box 5: folder 1
Amherst College: English 21 and 22
1949-1950

Box 5: folder 2
Amherst College: Religion 21
1949-1950

Box 5: folder 3
Amherst College: English 23 and 24
1950

Box 5: folder 4
Amherst College: English 49
1950-1951

Box 5: folder 5
Amherst College: History 25 and 26
1950-1951

Box 5: folder 6
Amherst College: Philosophy of Education
1950-1951

Box 5: folder 7
Amherst College: Public Speaking 41 and 42
1950-1951

Box 5: folder 8
Amherst College: English 20, 25, 26, and 46
1950-1952

Box 5: folder 9
Cornell University: English 326, Modern Poetry and English 393, Psychology of Literature
1951

Box 5: folder 10
Amherst College: English 45
1951

Box 5: folder 11
Amherst College: History 24
1951

Box 5: folder 12
Amherst College: English 43
1951-1952

Box 5: folder 13
Amherst College: English 42
1952

Box 5: folder 14
Amherst College: English 52
1952

Box 5: folder 15
Worcester College, Oxford, miscellaneous papers
ca. 1957-1963

Box 5: folder 16
Oxford University English notebook
ca. 1957-1963

Box 5: folder 17-18
Oxford University degrees
1957, 1963

Box 5: folder 19
Beowulf translation notebook
ca. 1957-1963

Box 5: folder 20
University of Maine at Orono: Philosophy of Education
1960

Box 5: folder 21
University of Maine at Orono: Principles and practices of teaching
1960

Box 5: folder 22
University of Maine at Orono: Measurement in the secondary school
1962

Box 5: folder 23
University of Maine at Orono: English literature
1962

Box 5: folder 24
Deerfield Acadmey and Amherst diplomas
1948, 1952

Box OS2: folder 1
Athletic and achievement ribbons and memorabilia



Tennis Jr. B ribbon
1942

Box 5a: folder -
Trinity School field day ribbons
1939-1941

Box 5a: folder -
Camp Half Moon ribbons
1944

Box 5a: folder -
Camp Half Moon ribbons
1945

Box 5a: folder -
Miscellaneous ribbons
n.d.

Box 5a: folder -
Miscellaneous pins and medals
n.d.

Box 5a: folder -
Metal horse figurine
n.d.

Box 5a: folder -
Sleepy Hollow Country Club horse show ribbons
1942, 1946, n.d.

Box 5a: folder -
Camp Half Moon large ribbons
1945

Box 5a: folder -
Tucson horse show ribbon
1946

Box 5a: folder -
Amherst College varsity letter and numbers
n.d.

Box 5a: folder -
Camp Half Moon felt badge
n.d.

Box 5a: folder -
"A.S." varsity letters for tennis, polo (Southen Arizona School for Boys?)
n.d.

Box 5a: folder -
Leather Camp Kawanhee "achievement levels" pendant
1942

Box 5a: folder -
Series 4, CORRESPONDENCE [1915-2002]
1915-2002


Subseries A, Nancy Symington Aldridge's correspondence



Arrangement:

Series 4, Subseries A, Nancy Symington Aldridge's correspondence is arranged with outgoing mail in alphabetical order by recipient first, then incoming mail in alphabetical oder by sender, then scrapbooks.

N.S.A. to Haskell, Emma (Josephine's mother)
1936-1959

Box 6: folder 1
N.S.A. to Stevens, Josephine (later Josephine Aldridge)
1957-1958

Box 6: folder 2
N.S.A. to Symington, Alice (her mother)
1942, n.d.

Box 6: folder 3
N.S.A. to Symington, John (her father) from school in India
1915-1917

Box 6: folder 4
Burroway, Janet (R.B.A.'s former fiancée) to N.S.A.
1956-1958

Box 6: folder 5
Tocher, Agnes to N.S.A.
1956-1957

Box 6: folder 6
[unknown], Mary to N.S.A.
1955-1959

Box 6: folder 7
N.S.A.'s R.B.A. correspondence and poetry scrapbook
1952-1965

Box 8: folder 1
N.S.A.'s R.B.A. correspondence and poetry scrapbook enclosures
1952-1964, n.d.

Box 8: folder 2
N.S.A.'s R.B.A. large scrapbook (correspondence, writings, artwork, and school memorabilia)
1936-1952

Box OS2: folder -
Subseries B, Richard and Josephine Aldridge's outgoing correspondence



Arrangement:

Series 4, Subseries B, Richard and Josephine Aldridge's outgoing correspondence, is arranged in alphabetical order by recipient. At the end of the subseries are two folders of correspondence sent or received by Jean Symington, R.B.A.'s aunt.

R.B.A. to Aldridge, Abigail (a.k.a. Abigail Kroll; his daughter)
1990

Box 6: folder 8
R.B.A. to Aldridge, Albert and Nancy Symington (his parents)
1934-1955

Box 6: folder 9-15
R.B.A. Oxford University diary, sent to his parents
1955

Box 6: folder 16
R.B.A. to Aldridge, Albert and Nancy Symington (his parents)
1956-1957

Box 6: folder 17-18
R.B.A. and J.H.A. to Aldridge, Albert and Nancy Symington (his parents)
1958-1975

Box 6: folder 19-30
R.B.A. to Aldridge, Caroline and Grandmother
1942, 1953

Box 6: folder 31
R.B.A. to Haskell, Emma (his mother-in-law)
1958-1963

Box 6: folder 32
R.B.A. to Kelly, Charles (photocopies)
1952-1963

Box 6: folder 33-34
R.B.A. to Symington, Jean (his aunt)
1935-1978

Box 6: folder 35-40
R.B.A. to Symington, John (his grandfather)
1936-1950

Box 6: folder 41
R.B.A. to Tocher, Agnes and Jean
1958, 1992

Box 6: folder 42
J.H.A. outgoing mail (drafts)
1958-1989

Box 6: folder 43
Symington, Jean to Symington, Alice (her mother)
1934, 1942

Box 6: folder 44
Peake, Iris (lady-in-waiting to Princess Margaret of Britain) to Symington, Jean re: poem by Richard Aldridge
1953

Box 6: folder 45
R.B.A. to Symington, Jean (his aunt)
1943

Box OS2: folder 2
Subseries C, Richard and Josephine Aldridge's incoming correspondence



Arrangement:

Series 4, Subseries C, Richard and Josephine Aldridge's incoming mail, is arranged in alphabetical order by sender. At the end of the subseries are several folders of correspondence grouped by subject, arranged chronologically.

Ackermann, Lourens (Laurie) and Denise
1970-1994

Box 7: folder 1
Aldridge, Abigail (daughter)
1981-1990

Box 7: folder 2
Aldridge, Albert and Nancy (his parents)
1958-1978

Box 7: folder 3-5
Aldridge, Caroline (aunt)
1971

Box 7: folder 6
Aldridge, Harvey and Bertha
1970

Box 7: folder 7
Aldridge, John S. (brother)
1959-1979

Box 7: folder 8
Aldridge, Olive (aunt)
1979, 1982

Box 7: folder 9
Amherst College
1953-1982

Box 7: folder 10
Barnes, Kate
1983-1994

Box 7: folder 11
Barnes, Jack
1982

Box 7: folder 12
Coatsworth, Elizabeth Jane (a.k.a. Elizabeth Beston)
1970-1983

Box 7: folder 13
Cole, Thomas
1970-1989

Box 7: folder 14
Corrigan, Paul
1990-1993

Box 7: folder 15
Coxe, Louis O.
1977-1993

Box 7: folder 16
Craig, G. Armour
1954

Box 7: folder 17
Edwards, Robert Lansing
1963, 1993

Box 7: folder 18
Frost, Lynn and Hunter
1991-1992

Box 7: folder 19
Glatz, Larry
1980-1981

Box 7: folder 20
Haskell, Eb and Martha Jane
1978, 1993

Box 7: folder 21
Hayford, James (AC 1935) and Helen
1988-1993

Box 7: folder 22
Hirschmann, [Jack]
1961

Box 7: folder 23
Humphries, Rolphe (Ballantine Books)
1952-1969

Box 7: folder 24
Hunt, Brenda M.
1987

Box 7: folder 25
Institute of Handwriting Analysis
1945

Box 7: folder 26
Ipcar, Dahlov and Adolph
1979-1993

Box 7: folder 27
Jones, Llewellyn (American Humanist Association)
1960

Box 7: folder 28
King, Stephen J.
1970-1971, n.d.

Box 7: folder 29
Krauss, Ruth
1981

Box 7: folder 30
Lake Region High School sophomore English class
1987

Box 7: folder 31
Lancaster, John
1979-2002

Box 7: folder 32
Lewys-lloyd, Anne (a.k.a. Anne Muir; related to Symington side of family) and John Muir
1988-1993

Box 7: folder 33
Lobel, Anita
1991

Box 7: folder 34
McCutcheon, G. Barr
1973,1975

Box 7: folder 35
McGlynn, Robert
1977

Box 7: folder 36
McLanathan, Richard
1976

Box 7: folder 37
MacLennan, Robert and Helen
1961-1992

Box 7: folder 38
Morse, John G.
1970, 1993

Box 7: folder 39
Nixon, John, Jr.
1977, 1993

Box 7: folder 40
Parry, Kevin
1974-1981

Box 7: folder 41
Perkins, Dennis J.
1970-1993

Box 7: folder 42
Phippen, Sandy
1985

Box 7: folder 43
Robert Frost Farm
1989

Box 7: folder 44
Sewall, Richard B.
1983-1993

Box 7: folder 45
Smith, Mary and Edmund
1961-1979

Box 7: folder 46
Spear, Richard and Shyla
1964-1992

Box 7: folder 47
Stafford, William
1989-1990

Box 7: folder 48
Stevens, Karen
1971-1972

Box 7: folder 49
Tagliabue, John
1970-1993

Box 7: folder 50
Tait, Ian and Janet
1992-1993

Box 7: folder 51
Tolkien, Christopher R.
1959

Box 7: folder 52
Tuckerman, Gustavus
1972

Box 7: folder 53
Whitbread, Thomas
1987-1988

Box 7: folder 54
Whiting, Allen
1956-1966, n.d.

Box 7: folder 55
Wilbur, Richard
1952-1982

Box 7: folder 56
Witt, Harold
1989-1993

Box 7: folder 57-58
Worcester College, Oxford
1957-1959

Box 7: folder 59
[unknown], Elizabeth
1957-1958

Box 7: folder 60
[unknown], Mariane
1968, 1972

Box 7: folder 61
Correspondence from students
1964-1991

Box 7: folder 62
Miscellaneous correspondents, A-Hag
1958-1993

Box 7: folder 63
Miscellaneous correspondents, Han-P
1958-1990

Box 7: folder 64
Miscellaneous correspondents, R-W
1957-1988

Box 7: folder 65
Miscellaneous correspondents, First name only
1958-1990

Box 7: folder 66
Between R.B.A. and J.H.A. (Richard and Josephine)
1957-1958

Box 8: folder 3-7
Congratulatory notes and cards re: R.B.A. and J.H.A.'s wedding
1958

Box 8: folder 8-9
Congratulatory notes and cards re: Abigail Aldridge's birth
1959

Box 8: folder 11-12
Mail re: Reasons and Raisins
1971-1974

Box 8: folder 13
1987 Amherst reunion weekend poetry reading correspondence
1987

Box 8: folder 14
Condolence mail to J.H.A. re: Richard's death
1994

Box 8: folder 15-16
Miscellaneous material filed with correspondence
1951-1992, n.d.

Box 8: folder 17
Series 5, SUBJECT FILES [1950-1994]
1950-1994


Arrangement:

Series 5, SUBJECT FILES [1950-1994], is arranged in chronological order.

Josephine Haskell Aldridge vital documents
1921-1938

Box 8: folder 18
Richard Aldridge vital documents
1930-1958

Box 8: folder 19
R.B.A. artwork and stories
1934-1955, n.d.

Box 8: folder 20-21
Silhouettes of Richard and John Aldridge
ca. 1935-1940

Box 8: folder 22
R.B.A. notebook of essays
ca. 1938

Box 8: folder 23
Sketchbook of pencil sketches
ca. 1942-1948

Box 8: folder 24
Psychological profile test
1950

Box 9: folder 1
"Miscellany" - Aldridge family art, notes, etc.
1951-1973, n.d.

Box 9: folder 2
National Security Agency (NSA) Civilian Employee Handbook
1952

Box 9: folder 3
R.B.A.'s Army and Counter Intelligence Corps documents
1954-1961

Box 9: folder 4
"The Daily Barnacle" newspaper of USNS Marine Carp (R.B.A. wrote articles)
1955 Apr-May

Box 9: folder 5
R.B.A. and J.H.A.'s wedding (annoucements, gift and annoucement lists, marriage service book, etc.)
1958

Box 9: folder 6
Wedding corsages and ring boxes
[1958]

Box 9: folder 7
"Dick + Jo" - poetry and memorabilia of their marriage
1958-1976, n.d.

Box 9: folder 8
Address lists (birth annoucements or thank you notes?)
ca. 1958-1959

Box 9: folder 9
"Teaching - Morse" (teaching certificates and Morse high school related materials)
1960-1990

Box 9: folder 10
"Teaching mementos" - student writing and student theater productions
1968-1985

Box 9: folder 11
Maine Lines reception guest book
1970

Box 9: folder 12
"Tennis"
1972-1987

Box 9: folder 13
The Mansion (Hyde School yearbook)
1972

Box 9: folder -
The Mansion (Hyde School yearbook)
1974

Box 9: folder -
"Things Horsey" - horse related materials
1975-1988

Box 9: folder 14
"To the U.K." - itinerary, arrangements, and travel journal
1992

Box 9: folder 15
Canoeing and fishing
1986, n.d.

Box 9: folder 15
"Phippsburg Historical Society"
1988-1992

Box 9: folder 16
Shakespeare course R.B.A. taught at New Hampshire College
1990

Box 9: folder 17
R.B.A. obituaries and memorial service
1994

Box 9: folder 18
"Art for Richard Aldridge memorial"
ca. 1994

Box 9: folder 19
Calligraphy
n.d.

Box 9: folder 20
Videotape of visit by Ithaca Aldridges to Inglelowe Farm, Maine: ponies, house, beach
1992 Oct

Box 9: folder 17a
Series 6, PHOTOGRAPHS [1898-1980]
1898-1980


Arrangement:

Series 6, PHOTOGRAPHS [1898-1980], is arranged in chronological order. Oversize items are listed at the end.

Aldridge, Albert H. (R.B.A.'s father) with parents and siblings
ca. 1898-1904

Box 9: folder 21
Aldridge, Albert H. (R.B.A.'s father)
ca. 1900-1928

Box 9: folder 22
Aldridge, Nancy Symington (R.B.A.'s mother)
1928, 1941

Box 9: folder 23
Symington, Alice (R.B.A.'s aunt)
ca. 1928

Box 9: folder 24
R.B.A. baby pictures
1930-1932

Box 9: folder 25
Portraits of Richard and John Aldridge
1931 Nov

Box 9: folder 26
R.B.A. childhood portraits
1933-1945

Box 9: folder 27
R.B.A. as a toddler and young child
ca. 1933-1935

Box 9: folder 28
R.B.A. as a young boy, including at camp
ca. 1935-1939

Box 10: folder 1
R.B.A. horse riding
ca. 1935-1945

Box 10: folder 2
R.B.A. as a teenager and young man
ca. 1945-1958

Box 10: folder 3
R.B.A. with family members
ca. 1947-1952

Box 10: folder 4
R.B.A. as a young man with friends (at Amherst?)
ca. 1949-1952

Box 10: folder 5
Symington, John (R.B.A.'s grandfather)
1951

Box 10: folder 6
R.B.A. adult portraits
1952- ca. 1975

Box 10: folder 7
R.B.A. college graduation photos
[1952]

Box 10: folder 8
Aldridge, John Symington (R.B.A.'s brother)
ca. 1952

Box 10: folder 9
R.B.A. in uniform
ca. 1953-1955

Box 10: folder 10
"In the U.S. Army, Germany"
1954

Box 10: folder 11
"Stuttgart + Kelley Barracks"
ca. 1954-1955

Box 10: folder 12
Negatives, likely of Stuttgart
ca. 1954-1955

Box 10: folder 17
"Heidelberg"
ca. 1954-1955

Box 10: folder 18
"207th c/c Det. Kelley Barracks and in the field"
ca. 1954-1955

Box 10: folder 19
Commercial souvenir photos, Stuttgart
ca. 1954-1955

Box 10: folder 20
"Photos of Germany" (Stuttgart?)
ca. 1954-1955

Box 10: folder 21
"Personalities" - photos of soldiers and civilians
ca. 1954-1955

Box 10: folder 22
"Geneva + Freiburg im Breisgau"
ca. 1954-1955

Box 10: folder 23
R.B.A. at Worcester College, Oxford University
1956-1957

Box 10: folder 24
European travel photo postcards (some with notes) and negatives
1957

Box 10: folder 25
R.B.A. and J.H.A.
ca. 1956-1981

Box 10: folder 26
R.B.A. teaching
ca. 1969-1975

Box 10: folder 27
R.B.A. portraits
1980

Box 10: folder 28
Symington, Jean
ca. 1940-1955

Box OS3: folder -
Aldridge, John Symington (R.B.A.'s brother)
ca. 1952

Box OS3: folder -
Photo album of camp, boarding school, and family events
1940-1951

Box OS3: folder -
Photo album of Amherst College
1949-1952

Box OS3: folder -

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