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Elizabeth Trout Papers

An inventory of the her papers at Syracuse University

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Alexander N. Charters Library of Resources for Educators of Adults.

Finding aid created by: MRC
Date: 8 Nov 2010

Biographical History

Elizabeth Trout (1902-1989) of Farmington, New York was a member of the Oneida-Kenwood-Sherrill Migrant Committee and active in its reading program. The Migrant Committee's work focused on the needs of migrant workers who came up from Florida and other southern states in the summer months to help plant and harvest crops in Oneida County and Madison County in central New York. The migrant committee worked for better housing conditions and labor rights in migrant camps, established day-care centers and summer schools for migrant children, and set up a scholarship fund for migrant children going on to college.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Elizabeth Trout Papers consists of subject files, almost all related to Trout's work with the Oneida-Kenwood-Sherrill Migrant Committee, particularly their Reading Program. Formats include correspondence, printed material, newspaper and magazine clippings, and committee reports.

Arrangement of the Collection



Access Restrictions:

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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.

Related Material

See also the Prudence Wayland-Smith Papers and the Oneida Community Collection. There are also many published items relating to the Oneida Community in our Rare Books holdings; please refer to the Classic Catalog to locate these items.

Subject Headings


Trout, Elizabeth.
Wayland-Smith, Prudence.

Corporate Bodies

Oneida Community.
Oneida-Kenwood-Sherrill Migrant Committee.


Children of migrant laborers.
Civil rights movement -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Migrant agricultural laborers -- United States -- 1930-1960.
Migrant agricultural laborers -- United States -- 1960-1970.
Migrant labor -- Education -- United States.
Reading (Elementary)
Reading -- Remedial teaching.
Reading teachers -- United States.


Kenwood (N.Y.) -- History.
Oneida (N.Y.) -- History.
Sherrill (N.Y.) -- History.

Genres and Forms

Clippings (information artifacts)
Printed ephemera.


Reading teachers.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Elizabeth Trout Papers,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Unspecified, 2001.

Table of Contents

Subject files