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Carol Litchfield papers, 1962, 1969, 1971, 1974-1980, 1982-2011, undated

Accession: 2012-219Identifier: 2012-219-XXI.


  • Creation: 1962
  • Creation: 1969
  • Creation: 1971
  • Creation: 1974-1980
  • Creation: 1982-2011
  • Creation: undated

Scope and Contents

Carol Litchfield papers series

These are the personal papers of Carol Litchfield. Many of them are tangentially related to salt, but some are not salt related to all. They date from the 1960s to 2001. Researchers interested in Carol Litchfield, or salt research will be interested in this series.

Conferences subseries

The Conferences subseries contains information about conferences that Carol Litchfield attended. These conferences were either directly or tangentially related to salt. Information for each conference may include conference programs and abstracts, notes on presentations Litchfield prepared for the conference, travel information, notes, and personal accounts of trips. Research subseries

Research refers to research done by Carol Litchfield. Items are in their original folders, and contain their original folder name if one existed, but there was no clear order to the folders so they have been rearranged at the folder level. The first part of the subseries is organized by location and contains notes, photographs and annotated articles created by Carol Litchfield. Files that are titled with “Academic article” are articles or partial articles that were not written by Carol Litchfield but were collected by her for research purposes. Some of these articles are annotated, presumably by Litchfield. Files titled “Experiments” contain data relating to a project Litchfield completed for the International Salt Company. “Miscellaneous” files contain notes, images, and presentations that are not about a specific location or were otherwise poorly labeled. “Paper” relates to papers or presentations that Litchfield wrote or presented. These files may contain drafts of the papers, copies of presentation slides, or related notes and research. It should be noted that it is possible that the location files at the beginning of the subseries may also contain notes that relate to these papers, yet are not clearly labeled as such. “Sources” indicate files of resources relating to salt. Brochures subseries

Brochures contain brochures Carol Litchfield collected during her travels. They were found in her collection without context or organization, and have been organized by location. Most, but not all, brochures are related to salt.

Personal subseries

The Personal subseries consists of Litchfield’s personal papers, and is the subseries least related to salt. It contains items such as personal correspondence, photographs from vacations and photo logs. This subseries is organized chronologically, when dates are available.

Slides subseries

The Slides subseries contains a variety of images from Carol Litchfield’s travels. Some of the images are from personal trips, while others are from her experiences at conferences. There are also slides of salt samples, presumably used for presentations. The slides were originally stored in binders and have been transferred to folders. All slides are in their original order, and the binder they were removed from is listed in each folder’s General Physical Description note.


From the Collection: 54 Linear Feet

Additional Description

Access Restrictions

No restrictions on access; this collection is open for research.

Film material (film cans 1-9, boxes 19, 48, 49 and 50) is located in remote storage. Please contact staff 48 hours in advance of research visit at

Access to view lantern slides is at the discretion of the conservator. Please inquire in advance of your visit.

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Repository Details

Repository Details

Part of the Audiovisual Collections Repository

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