Typed letter composed by folk singer Glen Balmford addressed to Dr Dorothy Howard on 17 January 1957. In a personal letter, Balmford writes to Dr Howard of the birth of her son, her purchase of a new guitar and her hopes to recommence her study of Australian folklore. She describes her involvement with the 1956 Olympic Games. Balmford assisted with the sewing of track numbers onto the athlete's uniforms and hosted a party for French and Czech athletes, the latter singing folk songs from their home country at the gathering. She concludes with a discussion of the book 'Journey Down a Rainbow' by J.P. Priestley and Jacquetta Hawkes, seeking Dr Howard's opinion on the representation of America's Southwestern states.

One of a collection of letters written to and from children's Folklorist Dr Dorothy Howard between 1954 and 1995. Dr Howard came to Australia in 1954-55 as an American Fulbright scholar to study Australian children's folklore. She travelled across Australia for 10 months collecting children's playground rhymes, games, play artefacts, etc. The original fieldwork she collected during this period is held in the Australian Children's Folklore Collection (ACFC) at Museum Victoria and includes index cards, letters and photographs.

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Typed letter in black ink on paper. Text printed on both sides of sheet. Signature in blue ink on bottom portion of page.

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