Grace O'Neill Pratt Scrapbooks, 1935-2008.
Call no.: MS 821
Grace Eleanor O’Neill was born in Ware, Mass., in 1924, and relocated to Greenfield with her family while in high school. She married Pratt and continues to reside in Greenfield. The couple never had children.
The Pratt Scrapbook Collection represents several decades of intense interest in unusual news-makers. Pratt’s primary interests included “unusual” marriages and loves, but centered on multiple births, sparked by her youthful fascination with the Dionne Quintuplets. Pratt also clipped accounts of the U.S. space program in its early years, stories on U.S. presidents and British royalty, and accounts of local Catholic church leaders. Clipped from newspapers, tabloids, and magazines, this collection captures Pratt’s fascination with popular culture and “other” lives as entertainment. Most of the items are clipped and tucked between scrapbook pages.
- Dionne Quintuplets
- Multiple birth
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