Mark Twain Drinking Fountain Scrapbook

Accession Number:  SC 1952:01
Location:  RB-M
Dates:  1917-1952, chiefly 1940-1952
Size:  1 oversized legal Hollinger & 1 oversized scrapbook
Creator/Collector:  Collected by Ora Hill
Acquisition info:  Donated by Ora Hill in 1952.
Accruals:  No accruals expected
Custodial history: The Mark Twain Drinking Fountain Scrapbook is a collection assembled and donated by Ora Hill of St. Louis. Transferred to Special Collections from the SLPL Reference Department.
Language:  English
Processed by:  Sarah Cain, 2014
Conservation notes:  Items placed in acid-free folders or envelopes within an archival box.
Scope and Content: The Mark Twain Drinking Fountain Scrapbook is a collection that contains two scrapbooks, photographs, and publications. “The Mark Twain Drinking Fountain was given to St. Louis to be erected in Forest Park at the Zoo in 1940” – Ora Hill.1 The bronze statue of Mark Twain atop the Mark Twain Drinking Fountain was made by Frank Vittor who was born in Italy and lived in New York at the time the statue was made.
Arrangement:  None
Restrictions:  Unrestricted. Permission required to reproduce images.
Remarks: Some fragile items. Channeling and shrinkage in cellulose acetate film (safety film).
Cataloged as RB-M Oversize 714. Mark Twain Drinking Fountain scrapbook, St. Louis Zoo, Forest Park, St. Louis, Mo. By Ora Hill.
See Genealogy of the Hill family: Caleb Isaac Hill chain, arranged by Ora Hill (Call number 929.2 Hill Family) for a brief history about the Hill family as well as poems by Ora Hill.
Frank Vittor made the bronze bust of Mark Twain on the first floor at Central.

Mark Twain Drinking Fountain Scrapbook
1917-1952
1 oversized legal Hollinger, 1 scrapbook; 1.2 cu. ft.

Box/Folder Description
   Box 1: Mark Twain Drinking Fountain Scrapbook
 1/1  Finding aid
 1/-  Photographs. Encased miniatures of Rebecca Ellen Ray Hill (Mother of Ora Hill) and [Dr. James MacGee Hill?]
 1/-  Photographs. Rebecca Ellen Ray Hill, Ora Hill, and Dr. James MacGee Hill [framed]
 1/2  Photographs (acetate negatives). Dedication of Mark Twain Drinking Fountain; Dr. James M. Hill funeral, 1921 BRITTLE.
 1/3  Bookplate and barcode labels
 1/4  The St. Louis Zoo Album: an illustrated guide to the St. Louis Zoological Park and to the classes Mammalia, Aves, Reptilia and Amphibia. 1949
1/-  Mark Twain Drinking Fountain Scrapbook, St. Louis Zoo, Forest Park, St. Louis, Missouri; By Ora Hill. “Consists of published newspapers clippings, letters received by donor, photographs, etc., pertaining to the Mark Twain Drinking Fountain.”
 Oversized Scrapbook
[on shelf] Clippings scrapbook. Mark Twain Drinking Fountain, St. Louis Zoo, Forest Park, Gift to the Zoo; By Ora Hill.
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