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Evelyn Millis Duvall Manuscripts

An inventory of her papers at Syracuse University

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Duvall, Evelyn Millis, 1906-1998
Title: Evelyn Millis Duvall Manuscripts
Inclusive Dates: 1964-1966
Quantity: 0.5 linear ft.
Abstract: Papers of the American family life educator. Collection contains manuscripts for the books Today's Teen-ager, Why Wait till Marriage, The Art of Dating, and Faith in Families.
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010

Biographical History

Evelyn Millis Duvall (1909-1998) was an American author and teacher known for her work on marriage, parenting, and family life. Born in Oswego, New York she graduated from Syracuse University (1927) and studied at Vanderbilt, eventually earning her PhD from the University of Chicago. She worked with the Chicago Association of Child Study and Parent Education (1934-1940), directed the Association for Family Living (1940-1945), and served as executive secretary of the National Council on Family Relations (1945-1951).

Duvall taught courses n the Sociology Department at the University of Chicago, traveled to New Zealand to study divorce rates, spoke at numerous conferences, initiated and served as program director for the Sarasota Institute of Lifetime Learning, and wrote numerous articles and books.

She and her husband Sylvanus Milne Duvall had two children, and collaborated on a syndicated column called "Let's Explore Your Mind."

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Evelyn Millis Duvall Papers consist of the manuscripts of four of Duvall's books.

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Access Restrictions

The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advanced notice for retrieval. Researchers are encouraged to contact us in advance concerning the collection material they wish to access for their research.

Use Restrictions

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

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Subject Headings


Duvall, Evelyn Millis, 1906-1998 -- Manuscripts.


Adolescence -- Study and teaching.
Families -- Study and teaching.
Family life education.
Sexual ethics -- Study and teaching.
Women authors, American.
Women educators -- United States.

Genres and Forms

Manuscripts for publication.



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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Evelyn Millis Duvall Manuscripts
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Gift of Evelyn Millis Duvall, 1966, 1970.

Finding Aid Information

Created by: -
Date: Dec 1966
Revision history: 8 Mar 2010 - converted to EAD (MRC)

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Box 1 The Art of Dating 1966
Box 1 Faith in Families
Box 1 Today's Teenagers 1966 (2 folders)
Box 1 Why Wait Till Marriage? 1964 (2 folders)

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