Ruth and Latrobe Carroll Papers,ca. 1958

Descriptive Summary

Title
Ruth and Latrobe Carroll Papers,ca. 1958
Creator
Carroll, Ruth; Carroll, Latrobe
Extent
.4 lin. ft.
Subjects
Tough Enough and Sassy, by Ruth and Latrobe Carroll (book)
Appalachia -- Children's literature
Appalachia -- Authors
Women -- Authors
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: staff; machine-readable finding aid created by:M. Plarr
Repository
Berea College

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Ruth and Latrobe Carroll are the authors of the "Tough Enough" series of children's stories set in the Southern Appalachian mountains. Ruth Carroll, a native of New York, was educated at Vassar College (A.B., 1922); her husband, Latrobe Carroll, was educated at Harvard University (A.B., 1918). The Carrolls were long-time residents of New York City but resided in Asheville, North Carolina after 1950.
Scope and Content
These manuscript drafts of the Carrolls' book, TOUGH ENOUGH AND SASSY, are accompanied by original illustrations, plot outlines, and miscellaneous notes.
Materials include a typed first draft of TOUGH ENOUGH AND SASSY, which was later published in 1958 by Henry Z. Walch, Inc. This draft has been heavily edited by the authors and include notes outlining plot revisions, responses to changes suggested by the Carrolls' editors, other typed drafts, and Ruth Carroll's original drawings for the books.