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Richard J. S. Gutman and Kellie O. Gutman Summer Camp collection, 1886-2010

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Richard J. S. Gutman and Kellie O. Gutman Summer Camp collection, 1886-2010
This collection documents the history of summer camps in New England and was intentionally assembled by Richard (Dick) J. S. Gutman and Kellie O. Gutman in preparation for their book, The Summer Camp Memory Book. Later research was conducted for their exhibition Summer Camp at the Museum of Our National Heritage (now the Scottish Rite and Masonic Museum and Library). This collection spans the majority of the twentieth century and includes items documenting the writing and publication of The Summer Camp Memory Book, and items detailing the curation of Summer Camp, publications by and about summer camps, and summer camp ephemera and memorabilia. The process of publishing The Summer Camp Memory Book is fully documented in this collection. The initial proposal, research, various manuscripts, and two final copies of the book are all included. With the exception of materials collected for research purposes and for use in the book, the majority of these items are from the 1980s. The process of curating the Summer Camp exhibition is similarly documented. This collection includes correspondence with lenders for the exhibition and with the Museum of Our National Heritage, exhibition scripts and diagrams, photographs taken on exhibition research trips, and photographs of the final installation. The bulk of these materials, with the exception of materials collected for research purposes, are from the 1980s and 1990s. This collection features a wide range of publications relating to summer camps and summer camp planning including newspaper and magazine clippings, summer camp guides, and issues of Camping Magazine that span April 1933 to June 1972. There are also many brochures, flyers, and other publications created by the camps themselves. Among the photographic materials are photographs, photograph books, slides, and postcards from various summer camps, the majority of which are or were located in New England. This collection also features camp ephemera and memorabilia including craft projects created by Richard Gutman while he was a camper at Camp Wigwam and a scrapbook kept by Richard's mother, Mildred Largman, a Camp Somerset camper. There are also audio and audiovisual materials represented in the collection. Many of these items were featured in The Summer Camp Memory Book, the Summer Camp exhibition, or both. Camps and organizations featured in this series include, but are not limited to: 4H Camp Marshall, Camp Abena, Camp Abnaki, Camp Accomac, Agassiz Village Summer Camp, Camp Agawam, Alford Lake Camp, Aloha Camp, Aloha Foundation, Aloha Hive, Camp Andover, Camps Andover and Waldron, Camp Androscoggin, Arcadia, Camp Asquam, Camp Atwater, Camp Avalon, Camp Avoda, Bar 717 Ranch Summer Camp, Camp Bauercrest, Camp Becket, Becket-in-the-Berkshires, Camp Belgrade, Camp Belknap, Camp Berea, Camp Billings, Birch Rock Camp, Camp Birchmont, Camp Boiberik, Camp Bonnie Brae, Boy Scouts of America, Camp Fire Girls, Cape Cod Sea Camps, Camp Catawba, Cheley Colorado Camps, Camp Chewonki, Camp Chickawah, Chimney Corners Camp, Camp Chocorua, Clara Barton Camp, Cloverleaf Ranch, Camp Cobbossee, Computer Camp in Santa Barbara, Crane Lake Camp, Camp Cunningham, Douglas Ranch Camp, Dr. Johnson's Camps, Camp Dudley, Camp Durrell, Camp Easton Boy Scout Camp, Echo Mountain Ranch, Camp Emoh, Camp Fairwood, Farm and Wilderness Camps, Camp Farwell, Camp Fernwood, Fleur De Lis Camp, Forest Acres Camp for Girls, Camp Frank A. Day, Camp Fuller, Girl Scouts of America, Camp Greylock, Camp Hale, Camp Half-Moon, Camp Hanoum, Camp Hiawatha, Hidden Villa Camp, Highfields Camp, Hulbert Outdoor Center, Camp Idlewild, Keewaydin, Camp Kehonka, Camp Kennebec, Kennolyn, Camp Kenwood, Kinderland, Camp Kingswood, Camp Kippewa, Camp Kehonka, Kamp Kohut, Camp Kokosing, Lake Farm Camp, Lanakila, Lawrence, Camp Lenore, Lenore-Owaissa for Girls, Camp Lenox, Little Wohelo, Luther Gulick Camps, Macy's Camp Center, Camp Mah-Kee-Nac, Maine Folk Dance Camp, Camp Marienfeld, Camp Marlyn, Camp Matoaka, Mayflower, Mayhew, Medomak, Mendocino Woodlands Camp Association, Camp Menotomy, Millbrook, Camp Minnehaha, Camp Modin, Montecito Sequoia, Camp Moodna, Moosehead, Camp Mowglis, Camp Namequoit, Naticook, Camp Nebagamon, Northwoods, Camp O-AT-KA, Camp Ocoee, Camp Onaway, Camp Oneka, Camp Pasquaney, Camp Pembroke, Camp Pemigewassett, Pine Island Camp, Camp Pinehurst, Pleasant Bay, Police Athletic League Camp, Portanimicut Sailing Camp for Boys, Camp Powhatan BSA, Powow, Quanset, Redcroft, Camp Romaca, Camp Runoia, The Salvation Army Camp Sebago, Camp Samoset, Sandy Island Camp, Camp Sealore, Camp Seamaid, Sebago-Wohelo, Sherwood Forest Camp, Skylake Yosemite, Camp Somerset, Spyglass Hill Camp, Camp Taconic, Camp Takajo, Camp Tapawingo, Camp, Tecumseh, Three Pines, Camp Timanous, Camp Tohkomeupog, Tomahawk, Camp Tonset, Tripp Lake Camp, Camp Unalayee, Camp Viking, Camp Wabunaki, Camp Waldemar, Camp Walden, Camp Waldron, Camp Watitoh, Camp Waukeela, Camp Wawenock, Camp Wekeela, Camp Wicosuta, Camp Wigwam, Camp Wihakowi, Wildermere, Camp Wildwood, Camp Winnebago, Winona, Wohelo Camps, Camp Wyanoke, Wyonegonic Camps, Camp Yawgoog, YMCA, and YWCA. Common abbreviations used by Richard and Kellie Gutman include SCMB for The Summer Camp Memory Book, MONH or MNH for Museum of Our National Heritage, Pemi for Camp Pemigewassett, TLC for Tripp Lake Camp, CCC for Cheley Colorado Camps, Wyo for Camp Wyonegonic, Andro for Camp Androscoggin, and ALC for Alford Lake Camp. The term “ca.” preceding a date indicates circa dates or approximate dates.
Audio recordings (nonmusical)
manuscripts (document genre)
manuscripts for publication
photograph albums
black-and-white photographs
color photographs
letters (correspondence)
magazines (periodicals)
sales catalogs
clippings (information artifacts)
order forms
negatives (photographic)
contact sheets
slides (photographs)
crafts (art genres)
compact discs
proofs (printed matter)
drafts (documents)
first drafts
exhibit scripts
wall labels
instructional materials
printed ephemera
schedules (time plans)
name tapes
picture postcards
rings (jewelry)
regulatory signs
sound recordings
digital audio tapes
Historic New England
Collection (local):
MS056: Richard J. S. Gutman and Kellie O. Gutman Summer Camp collection, 1886-2010
summer camps
Gutman, Kellie O.
Gutman, Richard J.S.
Champlain, Lake
MaineKnox (county)Alford Lake
VermontOrange (county)Morey, Lake
New HampshireSquam Lake
MassachusettsBarnstable (county)Cod, Cape
MassachusettsPlymouth (county)Tispaquin Pond (lake)
MassachusettsBerkshire (county)Berkshire Hills
VermontOrange (county)Fairlee, Lake
Blue Ridge (mountain)
VermontOrange (county)Halls Lake
MaineKennebec (county)Cobbosseecontee Lake
New HampshireGrafton (county)Newfound Lake
PennsylvaniaPocono Mountains (hill)
New HampshireWhite Mountains
New HampshireWinnipesaukee, Lake
MaineAndroscoggin (county)Tripp Pond (lake)
MaineOxford (county)Denmark
New HampshireCarroll (county)Wolfeboro
MaineCumberland (county)Bridgton
MaineKennebec (county)Fayette
MaineOxford (county)Waterford
MassachusettsBerkshire (county)Becket
MaineOxford (county)Sweden
MaineAndroscoggin (county)Poland Spring
MaineCumberland (county)Naples
New HampshireGrafton (county)Hebron
MaineKennebec (county)Belgrade
MaineSomerset (county)Smithfield
MaineCumberland (county)Raymond
MaineKennebec (county)Monmouth
New HampshireCheshire (county)Fitzwilliam
VermontOrange (county)Newbury
New YorkEssex (county)Westport
VermontGrand Isle (county)North Hero
MassachusettsMiddlesex (county)Lexington
MaineKnox (county)Hope
VermontOrange (county)Fairlee
New HampshireBelknap (county)Meredith
MaineKennebec (county)Wayne
MassachusettsBerkshire (county)East Otis
New HampshireGrafton (county)Wentworth
MaineOxford (county)Hartford
6.08 linear feet (5 record cartons, 2 short lid boxes)
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Gift, Richard J. S. Gutman and Kellie O. Gutman, 2017.
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