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Overview: Beatrice E. Cramer taught in the public schools of White Plains, N.Y. She was also known an inveterate traveler and had been to all fifty states, Canada, Latin America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia. The typewritten memoir documents Cramer’s automobile sightseeing tours across North America and, to a lesser degree, discusses her professional training and work as a teacher. The handwritten diary documents Cramer’s tour of Europe in the summer of 1953.
Scope and Contents: The Center for Effective Philanthropy Papers (1979-1988) document the activities of CEP from 1980 to 1988 and include internal correspondence, and correspondence with foundations, trustees and associates, as well as annual financial statements, meeting agendas, notes, and minutes, reports and published papers.
Overview: Armenia “Minnie” Skinner Davis (1835-1927) lived and worked largely in Massachusetts and Connecticut. She began teaching at the age of thirteen and published numerous books and articles, many of which reflect her interest in the lives of children, the home, education and her Universalist faith. The collection consists of fourteen letters written by Davis to her classmate, Mary A. Dodge. In these letters, Davis reports on her daily life as a young girl living in Quincy and Sterling,...
Overview: Man: A Course of Study was a social science course for upper elementary grades that sought to understand human existence from an anthropological perspective. It was developed in the 1960s and reached its peak of popularity in the early 1970s. The collection contains records of the development, dissemination, and evaluation of the program mostly in the form of course materials, lesson plans, reports, correspondence and interviews.
Overview: Ella M. Bailey Babson (1867 – 1946) was an elementary and junior high school teacher in Hadley, Rockport and Whately, Massachusetts. She was a graduate of the Westfield Normal School. The collection consists primarily of class notes, assignments, transcripts, and correspondence related to professional development courses Babson took at the Harvard University Summer School and the Massachusetts Department of Education’s Division of University Extension. Her compositions describe classroom...
Overview: The Palfrey Street School was an “alternative” high school established in 1965 by Edward (Ned) Ryerson in Watertown, Massachusetts. The privately-funded school closed in 1991. The collection contains fourteen mimeographed reports and other documents relating to the school’s earliest years, 1965-1970.
Overview: Myron E. Rose was a rural school teacher and farmer in the area of Jefferson County, New York. He also farmed briefly in briefly in Union township in Lucas County, Iowa. The diaries primarily document Myron Rose’s working life in education and agriculture. He discusses his participation in various teachers’ institutes and gives summaries of many lectures. In addition to information related to teaching and farming, Rose also records his social activities, personal musing and financial expenses.
Overview: Roy E. Larsen (1899 – 1979) worked in several capacities for Time Inc. for almost all of his adult life, including serving as president for over twenty years. Larsen also passionately advocated education reform through work in both non-profit organizations and government agencies. The collection consists of correspondence and other documents from Larsen’s involvement with Harvard University, Time Inc., agencies of the federal government, and civic organizations such as the National Citizens...
Overview: A scrapbook assembled by Betty Shinneman documenting her experiences at the annual convention of the National Association of School Secretaries. The convention was held from June 29 to July 5, 1940 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The fifteen items contained inside the volume include programs, postcards, ephemera, a name badge and a photograph. It includes materials from both the conference and as well as sightseeing activities. Betty Shinneman was a convention attendee from Denver, Colorado.