Series I. Index cards
Index cards were Terhune's primary method of research and record keeping. On these cards she would note subject ideas and often include brief passages summarizing pertinent readings and her own thoughts on the topic as well as related bibliographic references. Based on original tab headings, Terhune arranged the first set of cards first by chapter and then by subject within each chapter subgroup. The arrangement of topics does not always coincide with the book order and may therefore reflect the structure of Terhune's dissertation. The second subseries chronicles Hovenden's works of art. His paintings are arranged alphabetically by title, followed by drawings, related photographs and related works by other artists, such as his daughter Martha. The third subseries is also by various subjects, including people and reference sources in addition to topics. There is no discernible order. As the two subgorups within the next subseries indicates, Terhune added to the bibliography she originally prepared for her 1983 dissertation, identifying the latter as "1984." The final subseries consists of names and addresses of people and organizations pertinent to Terhune's work, and the set is identified here as "Rolodex."