Extension Teaching Prize Speaking Contests Records,1908-1971.

Collection Number: 21-24-3105

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Extension Teaching prize speaking contests records, 1908-1971.
Collection Number:
21-24-3105
Creator:
Cornell University. Cooperative Extension. Teaching and Information Department
Quantity:
.7 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
printed material, photographs
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Material documenting Prize Speaking Contests held under the auspices of the Oral Expression Division of Extension Teaching, including the Eastman Stage in Public Speaking, the Farm Life Challenge Contest; and the Home Economics Stage in Public Speaking.
Language:
Collection material in English


ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

Beginning in 1908, two Agricultural Stages in public speaking were given under the auspices of the Agricultural Association, with small prizes awarded by the college. In 1910, trustee Almon R. Eastman established the Eastman Stage, with a permanent endowment beginning in 1918. The Eastman Stage was held continually except in 1943 and 1944. The Farm Life Challenge Contest began in 1928 and was later renamed the Rice Debate Stage in honor of Professor James E. Rice. The Home Economics Stage in Public Speaking began in 1940. Later known as the Elsie Van Buren Rice Public Speaking Stage, it was sponsored by the Home Economics Club.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Scrapbook of programs and clippings documenting Prize Speaking Contests held under the auspices of the Oral Expression Division of Extension Teaching, including the Eastman Stage in Public Speaking, the Farm Life Challenge Contest; and the Home Economics Stage in Public Speaking. Includes letters to and from Andrew Dickson White. Also newspaper articles and programs pertaining to the Eastman and Rice Speaking competitions, 1908-1970; photographs of contestants in Eastman, Eastman-Rice, Farm Life Challenge Contests; Speeches from the Eastman and Elsie Van Buren Rice Stage competitions; Scrapbook from George Abram Everett containing information about Cornell University theatrical productions and photographs, 1914-1920.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Cornell University.
Everett, George Abram.
White, Andrew Dickson, 1832-1918.
New York State College of Agriculture -- Students.
New York State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Dept. of Communication Arts.
New York State College of Home Economics -- Students.

Subjects:
Public speaking.
Debates and debating.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Extension Teaching prize speaking contests records, #21-24-3105. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1
Scrapbook: Oral Expression Division of Extension Teach. Prize Speaking Contests
1908-1970
Contains photographs of speaking contest winners. Includes programs and newspaper clippings about the Eastman Stage, the Farm Life Challenge Contest, and the Elsie Van Buren Rice Stage. Clippings come from publications including the Cornell Daily Sun, The Ithaca Journal, and the New York Times.
A few letters to and from Andrew D. White pertaining to Public Speaking Contests
Box 2 Folder 1
Annual Rice Debate Stage Photographs, 1932-1935, 1938-1940, 1942, 1943, 1947, 1949-1951, 1954, 1958-1962
Box 2 Folder 2
Annual Eastman-Rice Stage Photographs
1967-1972
Box 2 Folder 3
Miscellaneous Contest Photographs
1930, 1971
Third Annual Farm Life Challenge Contest, February 10, 1930
Woodford Prize Speaking, January 6, 1971
Box 2 Folder 4
Directories
Silver Anniversary of the Rice Debate Stage
Golden Anniversary of the Eastman Stage in Public Speaking
Box 2 Folder 5
Eastman-Rice Speeches
1967-1968
1967-Donald R Fox, Margaret Foster "Role of the Modern Woman", Ralph J Hemminger "America's Commitment to the Hungry", Richard Hernan
1968-Percival Prince "Racial Harmony in a Multi-Racial Society of the British Caribbean", Ira Lipsky, Timothy Schiavoni "The Middle Generation", Brooke Breslow
Box 2 Folder 6
Annual Eastman Stage Public Speaking Photographs, 1912, 1914, 1916-1919, 1921-1926, 1928,1929, 1933, 1936, 1938-1940
Box 2 Folder 7
Annual Eastman Stage Public Speaking Photographs
1941, 1943, 1946-1955, 1957, 1960-1966
Box 2 Folder 8
Elsie Van Buren Rice Speaking Contest Speeches
1946-1950
1946- Doris Dittman "The Psychology of Fashion", Joan Fulton "Atomic Age Alternatives", Barbara Benisch "Friendship, The Foundation of World Order", Vivian Hoffman "Japan Needs Emancipated Women", Martha Murrell "Woman: The Eternal Homemaker"
1947-Isabel Cascarella "Women Also Paid", Jean Dunlavey "Women are on a Spot", Unknown "Tolerance is what You Make It", Olga Myslichuk "Women's Rights"
1948- Elodie Mayer "Qualifications for Leadership", Kessel "The Meaning of Success", Carol Lee "Homemaking Comes First"
1949- Marilyn Gruenberg " Let's Teach Our Children Religion", Agnes Ronaldson "Educating for Peace", Olga Myslichuk "The Need for Religious Education in our High Schools", Julie Rosenkraus "Complacency- the Enemy Within"
1950- Margaret Bailey "The Value of Community Organizations", Gertrude Strong "Are You Building America?", Elaine Rose "Summer Camping as an Educational Experience", Cort "Your Life Investment---Health"
Box 2 Folder 9
Elsie Van Buren Rice Speaking Contest Speeches
1951-1956
1951- Joanne Gully "Education for Marriage", Laurina J Smith "The Responsibility of Education", Betty Dean "Women Can Bring Peace", Elizabeth Lightfoot "Just a Housewife"
1952- Elizabeth Dean "Trying Not to Keep Up with the Jones", Nancy Paine,
1953- Doris Smith "Women as Citizens", Elizabeth Rothermal, Jane Ann Hughes "America's Unsung Heroine", Spangenberger
1954- Irene Adler, Nancy Paine "Education Toward Marriage", Doris Smith "The College and the Homemaker"
1955- Mary Neill "What Real Security Means", Ruth Amsden "What Can I Do Now, Mother?"
1956- Phyllis Rettinger "In Defense of Advertising", Alayne Czurles "Scouting for a Better Tomorrow", Rita Rausch "A Girl Finds Her Place"
Box 2 Folder 10
Elsie Van Buren Rice Speaking Contest Speeches
Unknown
Unknown Title And Date- Rothermel, Elaine Rose, Sally Jane Stephens, Betsy Anne Alexander
Unknown Author and Date- "Education-Preparation for Life", "Let's Call a Halt!"
Unknown Date Only- Marjorie Relyea "What 4-H Means to Me", Susan F Cohen "A Woman of Worth", Elaine Wagner "Making Marriage Work", Kathleen Kendrick "What Makes a Home", Margery Schmidt "Vocational Guidance in High Schools", Hazel Bowdren "What 4-H Has Meant to Me", Kendrick "Making the Most of What We Have", Hazel Bowdren "It's A Great Life", Felice Bernstein "Sexuality of Women", Elizabeth Delane "The Woman's Place", Anita Ades "What College has Done for Me", Carol Harris "Our Partners in Education", Ruth Clarke "Religion at Cornell University"
Box 2 Folder 11
Scrapbook of Professor George Abram Everett
1914-1920
Contains an unlabeled photograph, Newspaper clippings from various publications, including the Post Standard, Watertown Times, and the Cornell Daily Sun. The clippings vary in content, but generally involve either war or the production of Kermis (which includes a program). Also, a few letters to Professor Everett.