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Mother Goose Collection- picture of geese and books
Title: Betty Williams/Mother Goose Collection
Inclusive Dates: 1943-1995

Location: Archives Storage Room 205, Range 7-8, shelf 2

Quantity:  12 archives boxes
About the collection:
Betty Williams, a Carroll College graduate (class of 62') was a devoted school teacher and Waukesha community icon.  Throughout her life she built a personal collection of Mother Goose tales and memorabilia in which she shared with the community.  One way Betty shared her love of poetry was by dressing up in her Mother Goose dress and reading to children at area schools. In 2002, Betty Williams graciously donated her collection to the Carroll University Library.
 

Notes:
The collection is made up of books, articles of Mother Goose, articles and pictures of Betty Williams, specialty cards and stickers, thank you letters, stories, activity books, books, records, calendars and various collectables such as geese plush toys, music boxes, ornaments, puzzles, gift wrap, and more.

The book collection is cataloged and housed on the first floor of the library in the Curriculum Materials Collection (CMC). The donation consisted of more than 600 unique and rare Mother Goose tales varying in years and languages. The collection may be viewed during regular library hours but items do not circulate outside of the library. Please contact the Archives for accessing this collection.

Picture of two stuffed geese and Mother Goose books
Her donation also included several stuffed geese toys as well as other Mother Goose memorabilia.
Picture of Betty Williams in her Mother Goose costume
Betty Williams in costume with a few of the books in her extensive collection.

The collection is divided into series by item type.


Collection Citation:
Author or creator's name. “Title of Article.” Title of Publication. Date. Volume or Box & folder number. Betty Williams/Mother Goose Collection. Carroll University Archives. Waukesha, WI.
Acquisition Information: Donated in 2002 by Betty Williams

Processing Information: Processed by Briana Meyer (Summer 2013)

Contents List:

Description

Box

Folder

Articles and Magazines (Small) 1 1
Articles and Pictures of Betty Williams 1 2
Comics (Small) 1 3
Letters to Betty Williams 1 4
Mother Goose Collection Reception 1 5
Nursery Rhyme Illustrations and Pictures 1 6
Program Notices and Notes 1 7
Specialty Cards 1 8
Stories 1 9
Thank You Letters to Betty Williams 1 10
Articles (Large) 2 1
Comics (Large) 2 2
Illustrations 2 3

 

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Description

Box

Folder

Activity Books

 

 

A Coloring Book: Mother Goose
(Western Publishing Company, Inc.)
1 1
Animals from Mother Goose
(Western Publishing Company, Inc., 1971)
1 2
Animals from Mother Goose: Paint with Water
(1979)
1 3
Christian Mother Goose Christmas Color Me Keepsakes
(1979)
1 4
Mother Goose Big Coloring Book
(Playmore Inc., 1975)
1 5
Mother Goose Book to Color
(Rand McNally and Company)
1 6
Mother Goose: Color by Number
(Western Publishing Company, Inc.)
1 7
Mother Goose Coloring Book (1 of 2)
(Merrigold Press)
1 8
Mother Goose Coloring Book (2 of 2)
(Merrigold Press)
1 9
Mother Goose Coloring Book
(Modern Promotions, Unisystems Inc.)
1 10
Mother Goose Coloring Book
(Rand McNally and Company)
1 11
Mother Goose Crossword Puzzles
(Playmore Inc., 1974)
1 12
Mother Goose Dot-to-Dot
(Western Publishing Company, Inc., 1987)
1 13
Mother Goose: Paint with Water
(Western Publishing Company, Inc.)
1 14
Mother Goose Popular Rhymes Coloring Book
(Playmore Inc., 1977)
1 15
Mother Goose Rhymes to Color
(Random House, Inc., 1985)
1 16
Mother Goose Sticker Fun (1 of 2)
(Western Publishing Company, Inc.)
1 17
Mother Goose Sticker Fun (2 of 2)
(Western Publishing Company, Inc.)
1 18
Mother Goose: Trace and Color
(Western Publishing Company, Inc.)
1 19
Paint with Water
(Ottenheimer Publishers, Inc., 1987)
1 20
Pop-A-Pocket Nursery Rhyme Coloring Book
(1975)
1 21
Press-Out Play Things: Mother Goose Theater
(1981)
1 22
Rhymes to Color
(Modern Promotions, Unisystems Inc.)
1 23
Santa in Mother Goose Land Coloring Book (1 of 2)
(Playmore Inc. Publishers)
1 24
Santa in Mother Goose Land Coloring Book (2 of 2)
(Playmore Inc. Publishers)
1 25
Strawberry Shortcake’s Nursery Rhyme Activity Book
(1983)
1 26
The Fun Mother Goose Color and Activity Book (1 of 2)
(Western Publishing Group, 1978)
1 27
The Fun Mother Goose Color and Activity Book (2 of 2)
(Western Publishing Group, 1978)
1 28
The Real Mother Goose Paint with Water
(Sunshine Book)
1 29

 

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Description

Box

Folder

Books

 

 

Favorite Nursery Rhymes
(Educational Aids Publ. Corp., 1968)
1 1
Gåsemor-Huset (Mother Goose House)
(Zokeisha, 1983)
1 2
Little Boy Blue and Other Mother Goose Rhymes
(Samuel Lowe Company, 1943)
1 3
Mother Goose
(Mt. Hawley Publishing Company, 1962)
1 4
Mother Goose
(Samuel Lowe Company, 1948)
1 5
Mother Goose
(Western Publishing Company, 1967)
1 6
Mother Goose
(Whitman)
1 7
Mother Goose
(Wonder Books)
1 8
Mother Goose’s Silly Stories
(Arlington House, Inc., 1986)
1 19
Music Book 1 10
My Book of Nursery Rhymes
(Banner Press)
1 11
My Jesus Pocket Book of Nursery Rhymes (1 of 2)
(Stirrup Associates, Inc., 1980)
1 12
My Jesus Pocket Book of Nursery Rhymes (2 of 2)
(Stirrup Associates, Inc., 1980)
1 13
Nursery Rhymes No. 1
(Merrimack Publishing Corp.)
1 14
Nursery Rhymes No. 2
(Merrimack Publishing Corp.)
1 15
Nursery Rhymes Merry Christmas 1 16
Old Mother Hubbard and her Dog
(Merrimack Publishing Corp., 1983)
1 17
Read and Hear Mother Goose
Includes: The House that Jack Built, Simple Simon (no record included); Old King Cole, Old Mother Hubbard (no record included); Three Little Kittens, One, Two, Buckle my Shoe (record included); Old Mother Goose, Sing a Song of Sixpence (record included); London Bridge, Little Bo Peep (record included); Farmer in the Dell, Jack Sprat (record included)
(Columbia’s Children’s Book and Record Library, 1969)
1 18
Sing a Song of Sixpence and Other Songs 1 19
The Complete Mother Goose (1 of 3)
(M.A. Donohue and Company)
1 20
The Complete Mother Goose (2 of 3)
(M.A. Donohue and Company)
2 1
The Complete Mother Goose (3 of 3)
(M.A. Donohue and Company)
2 2
The Mother Goose Flip Book
(Trend Enterprises, Inc., 1980)
2 3
The Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe and other Mother Goose Rhymes
(Samuel Lowe Company, 1943)
2 4
There Was an Old Woman
(Pumpkin Press, Inc., 1982)
2 5
Tom, Tom, the Piper’s Son and other Mother Goose Rhymes
(Samuel Lowe Company, 1943)
2 6
Treasury of Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes 2 7
Little Poetry  Book
(Merrimack Publishing Corp.)
2 8
Little Riddle Book
(Merrimack Publishing Corp.)
2 9
The Tales of Mother Goose
(Kurt S. Adler, Inc., 1977)
2 10

 

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Description

Box

Order

Calendars and Records

 

 

Hans Wilhelm’s Mother Goose 1986 Calendar (1 of 2) 1 1
Hans Wilhelm’s Mother Goose 1986 Calendar (2 of 2) 1 2
Mother Goose 1990 Calendar (pictures from the classic Volland Edition) 1 3
The Real Mother Goose 1990 Calendar 1 4
The  Real Mother Goose 1995 Calendar 1 5
Children’s Favorites (Robin Hood Records, 1960) 1 6
Children’s Playtime Songs (Robin Hood Records, 1961) 1 7
Mother Goose (Rocking Horse Records) 1 8
Song Stories for Little Boys and Girls (Robin Hood Records, 1962) 1 9
Walt Disney Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes with Sterling Holloway (1960) 1 10
Walt Disney presents More Mother Goose with the Play Along at Home Rhythm Band (1962) 1 11
Walt Disney’s Tale of Mother Goose Volume Three (1963) 1 12

 

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Description

Box

Tag

Collectables

 

 

Mother Goose Plush Toy 1 1
Mother Goose Plush Toy 1 2
Little Miss Muffet Set 1 3
Jack and Jill Haystack Music Box 1 4
Jack and Jill Hill Music Box 1 5
Jack and Jill Mouse Music  Box 1 6
Mother Goose Plush Toy 1 7
Mother Goose Plush Toy 1 8
Humpty Dumpty Music Box 2 1
Humpty Dumpty Wagon Ride 2 2
Nursery Dish Set 2 3
Jack and Jill TV Radio 2 4
Mother Goose Mug 2 5
Mother Goose Mug 2 6
Mother Goose Mug 2 7
Mother Goose Pitcher 2 8
Mother Goose Cup 2 9
Mother Goose Decorative 2 10
Mother Goose Decorative 2 11
Mother Goose Wooden Circular Box 2 12
Mother Goose Oval Box 2 13
Mother Goose Tin 2 14
Mother Goose Shoe lacing Toy 3 1
Mother Goose Card Game 3 2
Mother Goose Old Maid 3 3
Windchime Geese Menagerie 3 4
Geese Figures 3 5 (in envelope)
Humpty Dumpty Toy 3 6
Goose Plate 3 7
Mother Goose Alphabet Plate 3 8
Goose Picture in Frame 3 9
Ornament 1 3 10
Ornament 2 3 11
Ornament 3 3 12
Ornament 4 3 13
Ornament 5 3 14
Ornament 6 3 15
Ornament 7 3 16
Ornament 8 3 17
Ornament 9 3 18
Ornament 10 3 19
Ornament 11 3 20
Ornament 12 3 21
Ornament 13 3 22
Ornament 14 3 23
Ornament 15 3 24
Ornament 16 3 25
Ornament 17 3 26
Ornament 18 3 27
Ornament 19 3 28
Ornament 20 3 29
Ornament 21 3 30
Ornament 22 3 31
Mother Goose Quilted Circle Pattern 3 32
Mother Goose Wonder Slate 3 33
Mother Goose Window Clings 3 34
Mother Goose Rhyme Gift Wrap 3 35
Mother Goose Gift Wrap 3 36
Mother Goose Gift Wrap 3 37
Wooden Goose Decorative 3 38
Mother Goose Book Musical 4 1
Nursery Rhyme Placemats (set of 4) 4 2
Mother Goose Spin for Tale Painted Circle 4 3
“Hey Diddle Diddle” Moon Wooden Cutout 4 4
“Hey Diddle Diddle” Cat with Fiddle Wooden Cutout 4 5
“Hey Diddle Diddle” Cow Wooden Cutout 4 6
“Jack and Jill” Jill Wooden Cutout 4 7
“Jack and Jill” Jack Wooden Cutout 4 8
“Jack and Jill” Bucket Full of Water Wooden Cutout 4 9
“Jack and Jill” Well Wooden Cutout 4 10
Geese Picture in Frame 4 11
Betty Williams 25 Years in Waukesha School District Plaque 4 12
Betty Williams Mother Goose Plaque 4 13
Mother Goose Plush Set 4 14
The Real Mother Goose Jack and Jill Puzzle 4 15
The Real Mother Goose Wood Puzzle 5 1
The Real Mother Goose Sing a Song of Sixpence Puzzle 5 2
The Real Mother Goose  Jack Sprat Puzzle 5 3
Mother Goose Learning Apron Pattern 5 4
Lace Up Cards 5 5
Easy to Do Mother Goose Lacing Cards 5 6
Goose Table Spread Pattern 1 5 7
Goose Table Spread Pattern 2 5 8
Wooden Goose Collectable 5 9
Wooden Geese Collectable Set 5 10
Wooden Geese Collectable Set with Clay Green Stand 6 1
Ornament 1 6 2
Ornament 2 6 3
Ornament 3 6 4
Ornament 4 6 5
Ornament 5 6 6
Ornament 6 6 7
Ornament 7 6 8
Ornament 8 6 9
Ornament 9 6 10
Ornament 10 6 11
Ornament 11 6 12
Ornament 12 6 13
Ornament 13 6 14
Ornament 14 6 15
Ornament 15 6 16
Ornament 16 6 17
Ornament 17 6 18
Ornament 18 6 19
Ornament 19 6 20
Ornament 20 6 21
Ornament 21 6 22
Ornament 22 6 23
Ornament 23 6 24
Ornament 24 6 25
Glass Goose Figurine 6 26
Mother Goose Wreath 6 27
Painting of Humpty Dumpty 6 28
Betty Williams Mother Goose costume: patchwork skirt, white blouse, black vest, black shoes On display- Archives

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