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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Thr 1847

Harlan Mankin papers

Papers of "The Human Frog", Harlan Sanford Mankin (1888-1969), a vaudeville contortionist.

Dates

  • circa 1905-1972

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.
Conditions Governing Access Open for research.

Extent

.5 linear feet (2 boxes)

Photographs, clippings, travel documents, and scrapbooks of "The Human Frog", Harlan Sanford Mankin; with a few papers of Mrs. Ida Mankin, Harlan's mother.

Biographical / Historical

Harlan (or Harley) Sanford (or Sandford) Mankin was a vaudeville contortionist know as "The Human Frog". He was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1888 and died in Fremont, Michigan in 1969.

Arrangement

Minimally arranged.

Physical Location

Harvard Depository

Immediate Source of Acquisition

2019MT-18. Gift of Linda Maranis in memory of Harlan Sanford Mankin, 2018.

Processing Information

Minimally processed by Melanie Wisner, 2018 August.
Link to catalog
Title
Mankin, Harlan Sanford, 1888-1969. Harlan Mankin papers, circa 1905-1972 (MS Thr 1847): Guide.
Status
completed
Author
Houghton Library, Harvard University
Date
2018 August 31
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
EAD ID
hou03001

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

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