Cornell Nursery School Records,1920-1970

Collection Number: 23-13-2365

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Cornell Nursery School records, 1920-1970.
Collection Number:
23-13-2365
Creator:
New York State College of Home Economics. Cornell Nursery School.
Quantity:
29.6 Cubic Feet.
Forms of Material:
Administrative records, student records, articles, course materials and curricula, photographs, films, scrapbooks, books, toys.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Nursery School records, ca. 1920-1970; Nursery School administrative records, ca. 1920-1950; and Family Life class student reports, 1940s.
Language:
Collection material in English


ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

In 1925 the Department of Family Life was organized and in 1945 the name was changed to the Department of Child Development and Family Relationships. In 1969 the name changed to Human Development and Family Studies, and during the 1998-99 year it was shortened to Human Development.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Nursery School records, ca. 1920-1970; Nursery School administrative records, ca. 1920-1950; and Family Life class student reports, 1940s. Includes photographs of various activities in the Nursery School from 1920-1979, a scrapbook describing all aspects of the Nursery School in the 1930's, wooden puzzles produced by Milton Bradley that were presented yearly, and "Domecon" baby books from the 1920s. Also a film showing a nursery school, bathing cute baby; Library Tower; Students on quadrangle; alumni reunion; singing on steps of Goldwin Smith; feeding baby. about 1930, it is unclear if this film is from this collection and whether it shows the Cornell Nursery School.
SUBJECTS

Names:
New York State College of Home Economics.
Davey, Alice Jeanette, 1924-.
Milton Bradley Company.
New York State College of Home Economics. Dept. of Family Life.
New York State College of Home Economics. Dept. of Child Development and Family Relationships.
New York State College of Human Ecology.
New York State College of Human Ecology. Dept. of Human Development and Family Studies.
New York State College of Human Ecology. Dept. of Human Development.

Subjects:
Nursery schools--New York (State)--Ithaca.
Children.
Education, Preschool.
Family--Study and teaching.
Family--Research.
Home economics--Study and teaching.
Wooden toys.

Form and Genre Terms:
Lantern slides.
Photographs.
Scrapbooks.
Motion pictures (visual works).


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Access Restrictions:
Boxes 1-25, Box 27 Folders 1-19 and 26-32, Box 32, and Box 37 are restricted until 2082, except with permission from the University Archivist, with no personal identifying information of students being used.
Cite As:
Cornell Nursery School records, #23-13-2365. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

RELATED MATERIALS

The films Practice Babies and Nursery School from this collection have been digitized and can be found on Cornell's Library Media Space website along with other Home Economics and related films.
SERIES LIST

Series I. Nursery School Student Records
Boxes 1-25 and 37
Series II. Correspondence
Box 26 - folders 1-13
Series III. Nursery School Information: Curriculum, Programs, Publications
Box 24, Box 26- folders 14-52, Box 27
Series IV. Photographs and Films
Boxes 28-31, 33 and 34
Series V. Scrapbook, Baby Books, Toys
Boxes 31, 35 and 36

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1
A-Bon
1920-1969
Box 2
Bon-Cha
1920-1969
Box 3
Chi - Fi
1920-1969
Box 4
Fi-Hen
1920-1969
Box 5
Her-Jan
1920-1969
Box 6
Jen-Kle
1920-1969
Box 7
Lon-Mat
1920-1969
Box 8
Mat-Mot
1920-1969
Box 9
Mot-Ove
1920-1969
Box 10
Ot-Rai
1920-1969
Box 11
Rai-Sal
1920-1969
Box 12
Sal-Smi
1920-1969
Box 13
Smi-Ter
1920-1969
Box 14
Tha-Web
1920-1969
Box 15
Wel-Z
1920-1969
Box 16-18
not alphabetical
1965-1975
Box 19
not alphabetical and F-Gre from the 1920-1939
1965-1975
Box 20
Gre-Ha
1920-1939
Box 21
not alphabetical
1960-1969
Box 22
Staff Records
Box 23
Parents Meetings, Monday Council Reports, Records on students who attended the nursery school
1930-1939
Box 25
Student Histories of College students who enrolled in Family Life Courses-100, 220 and 330-arranged alphabetically
1940-1949
Box 37
Observations of nursery school children done by students when Katherine Reeves was the Director
1950-1959
Box 26 Folder 1
Katherine Reeves Correspondence
1940-1943
Box 26 Folder 2
Katherine Reeves Correspondence
1939-1940
Box 26 Folder 3
Katherine Reeves Correspondence
1938-1939
Box 26 Folder 4
Katherine Reeves Correspondence
1937-1938
Box 26 Folder 5
Katherine Reeves Correspondence
1939
Box 26 Folder 6
Katherine Reeves Correspondence
1937
Box 26 Folder 7
Katherine Reeves Correspondence
1936
Box 26 Folder 8
Katherine Reeves Correspondence
1935
Box 26 Folder 9
Katherine Reeves Correspondence
1934
Box 26 Folder 10
Katherine Reeves Correspondence
1930-1933
Box 26 Folder 11
Correspondence - Visiting Groups
1936-1937
Box 26 Folder 12
Correspondence - Katherine Reeves - Sabbatic
1940
Box 26 Folder 13
Correspondence - Freshman orientation
1939-1942
Box 35 Folder 1
Child Training and Nursery School Annual Reports
1925-1927
Box 24
Nursery school children observations and parent interviews
1931-1940
Box 24
Monday Council
1930-1932
Box 24
Home visitation reports
1949-1951
Box 26 Folder 14
"Democracy Begins at Home"
1940
Box 26 Folder 15
Plans for play group - summer school
1939
Box 26 Folder 16
Manuscripts of articles and talks
Box 26 Folder 17
Material for talks
Box 26 Folder 18
Family Morale and National Strength
Box 26 Folder 19
Family Life Conference
1940
Box 26 Folder 20
Family Counseling Program
1937
Box 26 Folder 21
Integrated Course - Economics of the Household
Box 26 Folder 22
Publicity Committee - ACE
1936-1937
Box 26 Folder 23
Affiliations Committee - New York State - Childhood Education (Inactive)
Box 26 Folder 24
Literature Committee - ACE
1936-1937
Box 26 Folder 25
Records for Albany - Miss Beebe's Curriculum
Box 26 Folder 26
Pi Lambda Theta - Katherine Reeves
1937
Box 26 Folder 27
Religious Education
Box 26 Folder 28
Association for Childhood Education
1933-1934
Box 26 Folder 29
Joyce Jones - Cornell
1934
Box 26 Folder 30
Housekeeper's Duties
Box 26 Folder 31
Educational Policies
1939
Box 26 Folder 32
The Association for Arts in Childhood
Box 26 Folder 33
American Library Association
1940
Box 26 Folder 34
Seminar on the Young Child and the Family
Box 26 Folder 35
Summer session
1940
Box 26 Folder 36
Study of Summer Session
Box 26 Folder 37
Home Economics Curriculum
1940-1941
Box 26 Folder 38
Dionne Quintuplets Research Conference
1937
Box 26 Folder 39
Students interested in Assistantships in summer school laboratories
1937
Box 26 Folder 40
Family Life 220 - Evaluation reports
Box 26 Folder 41
Participation material from other centers
Box 26 Folder 42
Mimeographed material
Box 26 Folder 43
Study Club letters
1937-1938
Box 26 Folder 44
Language development
Box 26 Folder 45
Sampling of Extension material
1933-1937
Box 26 Folder 46
Sampling of Extension material
1933-1936
Box 26 Folder 46A
Sampling of Extension material
1930-1934
Box 26 Folder 47
Seminar in Home Economics Education
1936
Box 26 Folder 48
School visiting
1938
Box 26 Folder 49
The Child - published by the Children's Bureau
1938
Box 26 Folder 50
Food and Nutrition - 131
1927-1930
Box 26 Folder 51
Pamphlets
Box 26 Folder 52
Curriculum Organization - Dr. Bonser
Box 27 Folder 1-19
Nursery School Correspondence - A-Z
1933-1946
Box 27 Folder 20
Home Nursing and Homemaking - syllabus
Box 27 Folder 21
Home Nursing and Home Hygiene - syllabus
Box 27 Folder 22
Home Economics - Sr. High School Curriculum
Box 27 Folder 23
Dr. Spafford's Notes
1938
Box 27 Folder 24
Foods and Nutrition Material
Box 27 Folder 25
Problems for Parent Educators - edited by Flora Thurston
1929-1930
Box 27 Folder 26
Nursery School Enrollment
1930-1949
Box 27 Folder 27
Nursery School Enrollment
1920-1959
Box 27 Folder 28
Enrollment
1940-1941
Box 27 Folder 29
Enrollment
1941-1942
Box 27 Folder 30
Enrollment
1934-1953
Box 27 Folder 31
Enrollment - summer session
1935-1950
Box 27 Folder 32
Nursery School Lists
1970-1979
Box 27 Folder 33
Child Development - Iowa State College
Box 27 Folder 34
Committee on Minimum Essentials
1934
Box 27 Folder 35
Minimum Essentials - building
1934
Box 27 Folder 36
Parent - Child Self Study Card
Box 27 Folder 37
Music Questionnaires - Helen Murray
1950
Box 27 Folder 38
Menus
1945-1946
Box 27 Folder 39
Menus
1946-1947
Box 27 Folder 40
Menus
1949-1950
Box 27 Folder 41
Menus
1950-1952
Box 27 Folder 42
Menus
1944-1945
Box 27 Folder 43
Nursery School Schedules
1937-1947
Box 27 Folder 44
Sample Form Letters
1930-1959
Box 27 Folder 45
Correspondence Concerning Miss Webber
1937
Box 27 Folder 46
Nursery School Staff - Records and Reports
Box 27 Folder 47
Licences of Nursery School
1926-1933
Box 27 Folder 48-49
Course Evaluations - Family Life 100
Box 27 Folder 50
Home Economics Student Faculty Committee
1952-1957
Box 27 Folder 51-53
Family Life Course Material
1930-1939
Box 27 Folder 54
Family Life 100 - Suggestions and Criticisms
1935-1936
Box 27 Folder 55-56
Family Life 100 - Criticisms
Box 27 Folder 57
Summer Parents' Meeting
1930
Box 27 Folder 58
Memoranda to Parents
Box 28
Folder from the Cornell Chapter of the American Association of University Professors and index cards with nursery school expenditures listed
1930-1939
Box 28
Photograph album of Miss Reeves' students working with nursery school children
1929-1930
Box 28
16 mm Films-Black and white film of back yard play group (Summer 1939) use DVD #142; one color film of backyard play group (summer of 1939) use DVD #145; Troy Studies - baby in high chair, playpen (1928) use DVD #143; film from D.D. Scarborough (October 1929) use DVD #144
1928-1939
Box 28 F-824
Silent color film of students playing at the Cornell Nursery School. (Use DVD-1006 in same box.)
c.1940
Box 28 DVD-1006
Silent color film of students playing at the Cornell Nursery School - copy of film F-824
1940
Box 28
Various photographs and negatives and glass negatives of nursery school children
1920-1939
F-40
Use DVD-764. Film showing a nursery school, bathing cute baby; Library Tower; Students on quadrangle; alumni reunion; singing on steps of Goldwin Smith; feeding baby. About 1930, it is unclear if this film is from this collection and whether it shows the Cornell Nursery School.
1930
Box 28 DVD-764
Copy of Film F-40
Box 28 F-178
Practice Babies - Domecon babies. (Use DVD-1010 in same box.)
1938
Home Economics students with babies and children.
Box 28 DVD-1010
Practice Babies - Domecon babies - copy of Film F-178
Box 29
Photographs
Box 30
Lantern Slides
Box 33 Folder 1
Negatives and glass slides
Box 33 Folder 2
Nursery School Activities Photographs (10 of them) : Childhood Education September Issue; Lunchtime - April 20, 1926 with Karl Von Bug, Rodney Kearl, David Levine, Janet Carson, Rand Wilson, Elizabeth Wilson, Steven Schwartz and Jeanne Specht (2 copies); Tarri Balhell, Lynne Munschauer, Karl Von Bug, Rodney Kearl at the Nursery School, May 23, 1957; Kim O'Conner, Rodney Kearl and Scott Partridge, May 24, 1957; Lynne Munschauer, Jacie Balliett, Patricia Hughes, Jean Anderson (participating student), Peter Campbell, Janet Corson and Steven Schwartz
Box 33 Folder 3
Nursery School Children - 18 photographs, including Peter Racedalph
1943
Box 33 Folder 4
Nursery School Activities - various years: 20 photographs, including 15 contact sheets
Box 33 Folder 5
Nursery School Activities - various years: 8 photographs, 2 photos dated July 9, 1970
Box 33 Folder 6
Outdoor Activities - 13 photographs including photographs of playground equipment from Child-Life and Play Speciality Association, Hollistor, Massachusetts
Box 33 Folder 7
Outdoor Activities - 25 Photos
Box 33 Folder 8
Outdoor Activities - 28 photos, including Lois Ann at 2½ thumb tacking her paper to an easel and a photo of George Washington Chang at the Nursery School, that was used in the Post Standard, July 16, 1944
Box 33 Folder 9
Outdoor Activities: 24 photos, including John Leete Stule and Ann Leete Wheeler, riding tricycles
Box 33 Folder 10
Outdoor Activities: 10 photos
Box 33 Folder 11
Outdoor Activities: early years, 15 photos
Box 33 Folder 12
Nursery School Facility: 12 photos
Box 33 Folder 13
Indoor Activities: various years, 15 photos
Box 33 Folder 14
Indoor Activities: various years, 20 photos
Box 33 Folder 15
Eating Activities: various years, 23 photos
Box 33 Folder 16
Nursery School Groups of students and teachers: 18 photos
Box 33 Folder 17
Nursery School Hygiene: various years, 16 photos
Box 34 Folder 1
Photos of Jennifer Birckmayer, Director of the Nursery School
1957
Box 34 Folder 2-6
Nursery School Activities: 35 photos
Box 34 Folder 7-8
Nursery School Negatives
Box 34 Folder 9-11
Photographs
Box 34 Folder 12
Negatives
Box 31
Domecon Baby Books
1921-1926
Box 31
Information About the twins, Mary Alice and Rose Ann and Baby Sheila
1937, 1948-1950
Box 35
Oversized scrapbook describing the early days of the Nursery School
1930-1949
Box 36
Wooden gift toys and tru-tone, no-roll crayons all produced by the Milton Bradley Company