Series II. Personal

1893-1961, n.d.

Scope and Content Note

This series is more artificially created than the others, containing items that did not necessarily connect to any research project, but were helpful in constructing a picture of Frances Lichten's research and life. There are photographs of her and her friends in her studio and garden, which depict Lichten's studio as a social hub for her circle. The correspondence files contain letters from her readers, as well as letters regarding her consultant positions.

In addition to Frances Lichten's obituary and a tribute written for a memorial service, there are some letters written by her companion Katherine Milhous to friends during Lichten's prolonged illness and after her death. Though they are few, they fill in the details of a life beyond what can be read through her research files.