| JOYCE P. DE LA HUNT PAPERS, ca. 1860s-1950
(1 cubic foot: 1 (.5) DB; 4 Flt B)
by: David Haberstich, 1997; revised Anne Holcomb, February 2002
Joyce P. De La Hunt was a horticulturist with a Davidsonville, Maryland, nursery and a hospital administrator, social worker, and newspaper writer. A graduate of Marquette University (Ph.B.) in her native Milwaukee, where she was a sports reporter and women’s sports editor for the Marquette University Tribune (1943), Miss De La Hunt took a Master of Social Work degree at Catholic University. In 1944 she was working for the Milwaukee Sentinel, and, in 1945, for first the Atlantic City, New Jersey Daily World, where she was sports editor (also doing special assignments), then advertising manager for the Atlantic City Jersey Times. She later moved to the Washington, D.C. area, obtaining her master’s degree in 1950. In the 1950s she was a social worker for Travelers Aid in Washington, and from 1959 to 1967 served as administrator of what later became the Hospital for Sick Children, and then spent three years as an assistant administrator of Junior Village. She was director of Anne Arundel County’s “Open Door,” a drug counseling facility, 1970-1974. Later Miss De La Hunt studied horticulture at the University of Maryland, and since 1975 worked at Bitter Hill nursery in Davidsonville. She died October 10, 1986, at Anne Arundel General Hospital after a stroke.
Scope and Content
The collection contains two scrapbooks, two photograph albums, a typescript of Miss De La Hunt’s Master’s thesis, and miscellaneous photographs. The photograph albums contain a variety of family snapshots and the scrapbooks contain newspaper clippings about De La Hunt’s career as a “girl sports reporter” as well as articles written by her. In addition, there are miscellaneous photoprints and an American passport, 1926. This collection is arranged into three series: Series 1: Scrapbooks, 1943-1945, Series 2: Photographs, ca. 1860s-1950s and Series 3: Miscellaneous, 1926, 1950.
This collection was donated by Lucille E. Ward on February 19, 1997.