Frank Luther – The Little Red Hen

Label: Decca – 9-DU 88015
Format: Vinyl, 7″, Single, 45 RPM
Country: US
Genre: Children’s, Pop
Style: Story

The Little Red Hen (Part – 1)
The Little Red Hen (Part – 2)

Adapted By, Music By– Frank Luther
Organ– Milt Herth

Frank Luther Mott (April 4, 1886 – October 23, 1964) was an American historian and journalist of Quaker descent.

Mott was born in Rose Hill, Iowa. He taught English at Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa and was the head of the Journalism Department at the University of Iowa (UI) for twenty years until his appointment as Dean of the University of Missouri (MU)’s School of Journalism in 1942.

After having coined the term photojournalism in 1924, Mott was influential in the development of photojournalism education: the first photojournalism class was taught at UI during his tenure, and the first photojournalism program, directed by Clifton C. Edom, started at MU in 1943 upon his request.

His book, A History of American Magazines, won the 1939 Pulitzer Prize for History; and Volume 4 of said work won the Bancroft Prize in 1958.

Mott served as president of Kappa Tau Alpha from 1937–1939. He died in Columbia, Missouri.


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