Waldorf School of the Finger Lakes Records,1979-2000

Collection Number: 6419

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Waldorf School of the Finger Lakes records, 1979-2000.
Collection Number:
6419
Creator:
Waldorf School of the Finger Lakes (Ithaca, N.Y.)
Quantity:
13.1 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Minutes, correspondence, records, files, newsletters.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
The collection contains minutes of the Board and their correspondence, records of the Care, Development, Coordinating, Finance and Site Committees, information about annual budgets and finance, operational records, personnel and student files, and newsletters.
Language:
Collection material in English


ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

The Waldorf School of the Finger Lakes formally began in the 1982-83 school year. Ann Smith, an experienced Waldorf teacher from England guided the school into existence. The first classes were held in the old West Hill school building. During the second year, the WSOFL moved to a wing of the Community Services Building, and a first grade class was added to the 2-3 and 4-5 classes and kindergarten. In 1984-85 the school moved to more spacious quarters in a public school building in the Danby area. The school added grades over the years. In 1989, the school graduated its first class of eighth grade students and received its charter by New York State.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

The collection contains minutes of the Board and their correspondence, records of the Care, Development, Coordinating, Finance and Site Committees, information about annual budgets and finance, operational records, personnel and student files, and newsletters. It is not a comprehensive collection since record-keeping and maintenance were not always undertaken systematically. Evidence of daily life at the school can be found in the student files, and in folders documenting publicity and promotion, special events and the after school program. Information about the growth and development of the school as well as its eventual financial difficulties and closing will assist researchers charting the history of the school.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Waldorf School of the Finger Lakes (Ithaca, N.Y.)
Steiner, Rudolf, 1861-1925.

Subjects:
Alternative schools--New York (State)--Ithaca.
Education--United States.
Education--Experimental methods.
Education, Primary.
Educational sociology.
Elementary school administration.
Waldorf method of education.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Access Restrictions:
Students files, containing detailed narratives about each child attending the WSOFL and personnel files which include applications and contracts are restricted.
Cite As:
Waldorf School of the Finger Lakes records, #6419. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1
WSOFL (Waldorf School of the Fingr Lakes) history
1984-1985
Box 1 Folder 2
WSOFL introductory info
1991-2000
Box 1 Folder 3
About Waldorf education
1983-1992
Box 1 Folder 4
Waldorf graduate survey/research
1981-1987
Box 1 Folder 5
Waldorf education sources of info.
1982-1991
Box 1 Folder 6
Anthroposophical Society: correspondence, brochures
1995-1998
Box 1 Folder 7
Anthroposophic/Waldorf literature (from Board Studies, etc.)
1978-1990
Box 1 Folder 8
Anthroposophic/Waldorf literature
1978
Box 1 Folder 9
Info. from other Waldorf schools
1992-1999
Box 1 Folder 10
Other Waldorf schools - handbooks/newsletters
1982-1991
Box 1 Folder 11
Austin Waldorf School: correspondence, publications
1991-1997
Box 1 Folder 12
Open house/model teaching day
1990-1994
Box 1 Folder 13
Calendars of events
1991-1996
Box 1 Folder 14
Eurythmy: articles, correspondence, press releases
1990-1996
Box 1 Folder 15
Cabin Fever Festival
1996
Box 1 Folder 16
Festivals - music and events
1995
Box 1 Folder 17
Events/festivals
1981-1984
Box 1 Folder 18
School year calendars
1984-1998
Box 1 Folder 19
Newspaper clippings: WOSFL and local events
1983-1999
Box 1 Folder 20
Posters: WSOFL events
1994-1998
Box 1 Folder 21
Sketches for newsletters - Justin Kramer
Box 1 Folder 22
Photographs: Waldorf students and school
1991-1997
Box 1 Folder 23
Advertisements
1994-1999
Box 1 Folder 24
Brochures: promoting WSOFL
1995
Box 1 Folder 25
By-laws/articles of association
1981-1995
Box 1 Folder 26
Mission statements
1991-1994
Box 1 Folder 27
Draft statement of vision and direction
1996
Box 1 Folder 28
School directories
1981-1998
Box 1 Folder 29
Parent handbooks
1983-1998
Box 1 Folder 30
FLRSA (Finger Lakes Rudolph Steiner Association)/Waldorf School Board minutes
1980-1987
Box 2 Folder 1
Board Minutes
1989
Box 2 Folder 2
Board Minutes
1990
Box 2 Folder 3
Board Minutes
1991
Box 2 Folder 4
Board Minutes
1992
Box 2 Folder 5
Board Minutes
1993
Box 2 Folder 6
Board Minutes
1994-1995
Box 2 Folder 7
Board Minutes
1995-1996
Box 2 Folder 8
Board Minutes
1996-1997
Box 2 Folder 9
Board Minutes
1997-1998
Box 2 Folder 10
Board Minutes
1998-1999
Box 2 Folder 11
Board Correspondence
1994-1995
Box 2 Folder 12
Board Correspondence
1995-1996
Box 2 Folder 13
Board Correspondence
1996-1997
Box 2 Folder 14
Board Correspondence
1997-1998
Box 2 Folder 15
Board Correspondence
1998-1999
Box 2 Folder 16
Future Planning - School Closing
1998-1999
Box 2 Folder 17
All School Meeting - School Closing
1999
Box 2 Folder 18
School Closing
1999
Box 2 Folder 19
Board Cafe
1997-1999
Box 2 Folder 20
Board Development
1993-1998
Box 2 Folder 21
Site and capitol development
1986-1997
Box 2 Folder 22
Site committee minutes
1992-1999
Box 2 Folder 23
Site - leases prior to 5 Mile Drive
1982-1986
Box 2 Folder 24
Site search
1983-1984
Box 2 Folder 25
Inlet Valley Trust - 5 Mile Drive
1987-1994
Box 2 Folder 26
Maps and site for 5 Mile Drive
1988-1995
Box 2 Folder 27
Tenants - 5 Mile Drive: leases, correspondence
1990-1998
Box 2 Folder 28
Site committee - Oak Hill Manor, zoning/maps/occupancy
1987-1995
Box 2 Folder 29
Site - Oak Hill Manor Correspondence
1989-1999
Box 2 Folder 30
Site committee - 5 Mile Drive addition
1993-1994
Box 2 Folder 31
Site committee - 5 Mile Drive land acquisition
1992-1996
Box 2 Folder 32
New site vision/search
1993-1999
Box 3 Folder 1
Vision/goals/long range planning
1990-1994
Box 3 Folder 2
Ecovillage, resident request for potential site for school for her children
1995-1998
Box 3 Folder 3
Budget (Annual): revisions, statements, accounts
1983-1984
Box 3 Folder 4
Budget (Annual): revisions, statements, accounts
1984-1985
Box 3 Folder 5
Budget (Annual): revisions, statements, accounts
1985-1986
Box 3 Folder 6
Budget (Annual): revisions, statements, accounts
1986-1987
Box 3 Folder 7
Budget (Annual): revisions, statements, accounts
1988-1989
Box 3 Folder 8
Budget and Financials
1993-1994
Box 3 Folder 9
Budget and Financials
1994-1995
Box 3 Folder 10
Budget and Financials
1995-1996
Box 3 Folder 11
Finance Committee: minutes, handouts
1995-1996
Box 3 Folder 12
Budget and Financials
1996-1997
Box 3 Folder 13
Finance Committee: minutes, handouts
1996-1997
Box 3 Folder 14
Budget and Financials
1997-1998
Box 3 Folder 15
Budget and Finance Committee: correspondence, minutes, handout
1998-1999
Box 3 Folder 16
Budget: preliminary
1999-2000
Box 3 Folder 17
Tuition Aid: applications, forms, worksheets, calculations
1983-1989
Box 3 Folder 18
Tuition Aid: applications, forms, worksheets, calculations
1989-1990
Box 3 Folder 19
Tuition Aid: applications, forms, worksheets, calculations
1990-1991
Box 3 Folder 20
Tuition Aid: applications, forms, worksheets, calculations
1991-1992
Box 3 Folder 21
Tuition Aid: applications, forms, worksheets, calculations
1992-1993
Box 3 Folder 22
Tuition Aid: applications, forms, worksheets, calculations
1993-1994
Box 3 Folder 23
Tuition Aid: applications, forms, worksheets, calculations
1994-1995
Box 3 Folder 24
Tuition Aid: applications, forms, worksheets, calculations
1994-1995
Box 3 Folder 25
Tuition Aid: applications, forms, worksheets, calculations
1995-1999
Box 3 Folder 26
Meet the board: parents' information night
1989
Box 3 Folder 27
Public relations: plans
1997-1999
Box 3 Folder 28
Public press announcements
1983
Box 3 Folder 29
P[ublic] S[ervice] A[nnouncement]'s and press releases
1995-1996
Box 3 Folder 30
Mailings to public
1998
Box 4 Folder 1
Parent participation in the life of a Waldorf school
1980
Box 4 Folder 2
Correspondence
1980-1982
Box 4 Folder 3
Correspondence
1983-1984
Box 4 Folder 4
Correspondence
1984-1985
Box 4 Folder 5
Inquiries
1988-1989
Box 4 Folder 6
Responses to inquiries
1989
Box 4 Folder 7
Misc. letters from before 1990
1987-1989
Box 4 Folder 8
Correspondence (general)
1993-1995
Box 4 Folder 9
Correspondence to Nursery schools
1993
Box 4 Folder 10
Parent correspondence (form letters to parents)
1989-1998
Box 4 Folder 11
Miscellaneous correspondence
1982-1999
Box 4 Folder 12
Miscellaneous: printed handouts, etc. from WOSFL and other institutions
1995-1998
Box 4 Folder 13
Committees (Buisness, Faculty, Executive Committees): minutes, reports
1984-1999
Box 4 Folder 14
Care committe: minutes
1996
Box 4 Folder 15
Coordinating committee: minutes
1993-1999
Box 4 Folder 16-17
Development committee
1992-1999
Box 4 Folder 18
Development scenarios
1997-1999
Box 4 Folder 19
[Development]: Annual Giving Ideas
1994-1996
Box 4 Folder 20
[Development]: Annual Giving
1991-1992
Box 4 Folder 21
[Development]: Annual Giving
1992-1993
Box 4 Folder 22
[Development]: Annual Giving
1993-1994
Box 4 Folder 23
[Development]: Annual Giving
1994-1995
Box 4 Folder 24
[Development]: Annual Giving
1995-1996
Box 4 Folder 25
[Development]: Annual Giving
1996-1997
Box 4 Folder 26
[Development]: Annual Giving
1997-1998
Box 4 Folder 27
[Development]: Annual Giving
1998-1999
Box 4 Folder 28
[Development]: Capitol Campaign Committee
1993-1999
Box 4 Folder 29
[Development]: Capitol improvement plan
1997
Box 4 Folder 30
[Development]: Donations
1988-1991
Box 4 Folder 31
[Development]: Fund raising auctions
1994-1998
Box 4 Folder 32
[Development]: Fund raising committee
1990-1999
Box 4 Folder 33
[Development]: Fund raising ideas
1989-1997
Box 5 Folder 1
[Development]: Joan Moora Endowment Fund
1998
Box 5 Folder 2
[Development]: Phonathon
1989
Box 5 Folder 3
[Development]: Phonathon
1995
Box 5 Folder 4
Enrollment committee: plans, minutes, correspondence, forms
1993-1999
Box 5 Folder 5
Telephone survey - enrollment: Enrollment Committee Telephone Survey to boost enrollment
1994-1995
Box 5 Folder 6-7
College/faculty: faculty of WOSFL and college students
1980-1998
Box 5 Folder 8
Parent council: by-laws, minutes, handouts
1985-1999
Box 5 Folder 9
After school program: notes handouts, billing
1989-1999
Box 5 Folder 10
After school program registration
1993-1994
Box 5 Folder 11
Hillside kindergarten registration
1979-1980
Box 5 Folder 12
Kindergarten general information
1989
Box 5 Folder 13
Pedagogy Committee: minutes
1989-1998
Box 5 Folder 14
PEP (Parents for Enrichment Programs) tests: mathematics and spelling tests
1985
Box 5 Folder 15
Student contracts
1982-1983
Box 5 Folder 16
Student contracts
1983-1984
Box 5 Folder 17
Student contracts
1998
Box 5 Folder 18
Letter of intent
1998
Box 5 Folder 19
[Personnel]: Job descriptions/evaluations
1986-1998
Box 5 Folder 20
[Personnel]: Resumes for office position
1992
Box 5 Folder 21
[Personnel]: Administrator search
1989
Box 5 Folder 22
[Personnel]: Administrator search
1994
Box 5 Folder 23
[Personnel]: Teacher applications
Box 5 Folder 24
[Personnel]: Teacher applications
Box 5 Folder 25
[Personnel]: Teacher search/applications
Box 5 Folder 26
[Personnel]: Teacher search
Box 5 Folder 27
[Personnel]: Teacher search/applications
1998-1999
Box 5 Folder 28
[Personnel]: Employee contracts
1991-1992
Box 5 Folder 29
[Personnel]: Teacher contracts
1991-1993
Box 5 Folder 30
[Personnel]: Teacher contracts
1988-1989
Box 5 Folder 31
[Personnel]: Teacher contracts
1989-1990
Box 5 Folder 32
[Personnel]: Teacher contracts
1990-1991
Box 5 Folder 33
[Personnel]: Teacher contracts
1993-1994
Box 5 Folder 34
[Personnel]: Lists of faculty members
1982-1994
Box 5 Folder 35
[Personnel]: 3rd grade class
1998-1999
Box 5 Folder 36
[Personnel]: 5th grade class
1998-1999
Box 5 Folder 37
[Personnel]
1990-1996
Box 5 Folder 38
[Personnel]
1997-1998
Box 5 Folder 39
[Personnel]
1997-1999
Box 5 Folder 40
[Personnel]
1998
Box 5 Folder 41
[Personnel]
1997-1999
Box 5 Folder 42
[Personnel]
1994-1997
Box 5 Folder 43
[Personnel]
1994-1997
Box 5 Folder 44
[Personnel]
1997-1998
Box 6 Folder 1
[Personnel]
1990
Box 6 Folder 2
[Personnel]
1988
Box 6 Folder 3
[Personnel]
1990-1994
Box 6 Folder 4
[Personnel]
1994
Box 6 Folder 5
[Personnel]
1994-1996
Box 6 Folder 6
[Personnel]
1989-1990
Box 6 Folder 7
[Personnel]
1998
Box 6 Folder 8
[Personnel]
1997
Box 6 Folder 9
[Personnel]
1990
Box 6 Folder 10
[Personnel]
1996-1997
Box 6 Folder 11
[Personnel]
1994-1998
Box 6 Folder 12
[Personnel]
1990-1997
Box 6 Folder 13
[Personnel]
1994
Box 6 Folder 14
[Personnel]
1989
Box 6 Folder 15
[Personnel]
1994
Box 6 Folder 16
[Office Records]: AFCU (Alternative Federal Credit Union) debt card
1997-1998
Box 6 Folder 17
[Office Records]: American school directory - online
1996-1997
Box 6 Folder 18
[Office Records]: BEDS (Basic Educational Data Sytem) reports of non-public schools
1982-1998
Box 6 Folder 19
[Office Records]: Blank forms
1996
Box 6 Folder 20
[Office Records]: Bridge Construction - 5 Mile Drive
1995-1997
Box 6 Folder 21
[Office Records]: Bulk mailings
1994
Box 6 Folder 22
[Office Records]: Bumper stickers
1997-1998
Box 6 Folder 23
[Office Records]: Information about school buses
1995-1996
Box 6 Folder 24
[Office Records]: CAPE (Council for American Private Education)
1996-1999
Box 6 Folder 25
[Office Records]: Chamber of Commerce
1990-1996
Box 6 Folder 26
[Office Records]: Cleaning services
1995-1998
Box 6 Folder 27
[Office Records]: Comprehensive assessment report
1996-1998
Box 6 Folder 28
[Office Records]: Conference for Administrators of Non-public Schools
1989-1994
Box 6 Folder 29
[Office Records]: Cornell work study - CIVITAS (Cornell Ithaca Volunteers in Training and Service)
1990-1998
Box 6 Folder 30
[Office Records]: "DANA" (The Development and Administrators Network of AWSNA [Association of Waldorf Schools of North America])
1995-1998
Box 6 Folder 31
[Office Records]: Fire inspections/drills
1982-1999
Box 6 Folder 32
[Office Records]: Head lice
1995
Box 6 Folder 33
[Office Records]: Health/immunization
1990-1996
Box 6 Folder 34
[Office Records]: Insurance
1984-1997
Box 6 Folder 35
[Office Records]: Policies and Procedures
1994-1998
Box 6 Folder 36
[Office Records]: TEACH (Technology Extensions across the Curriculum and Home) early childhood
1998-1999
Box 6 Folder 37
[Office Records]: Telephone services
1996-1998
Box 6 Folder 38
[Office Records]: Utilities/ground
1985-1995
Box 6 Folder 39
Newsletters
1979-1984
Box 6 Folder 40
Newsletters
1984-1985
Box 6 Folder 41
Newsletters
1985-1986
Box 6 Folder 42
Newsletters
1987-1988
Box 6 Folder 43
Newsletters
1988-1989
Box 6 Folder 44
Newsletters
1989-1990
Box 6 Folder 45
Newsletters
1990-1991
Box 6 Folder 46
Newsletters
1991-1992
Box 6 Folder 47
Newsletters
1992-1993
Box 6 Folder 48
Newsletters
1993-1994
Box 7 Folder 1
Newsletters
1994-1995
Box 7 Folder 2
Newsletters
1995-1996
Box 7 Folder 3
Newsletters
1996-1997
Box 7 Folder 4
Newsletters
1997-1998
Box 7 Folder 5
Newsletters
1998-1999
Box 7 Folder 6-64
Student Files: Abbott - Coleman, D.
1979-1999
Box 8 Folder 1-74
Student Files: Coleman, L. - Gowan, M.
1979-1999
Box 9 Folder 1-71
Student Files: Grant, M. - Kramer, E.
1979-1999
Box 10 Folder 1-74
Student Files: Kramer, J. - O'Brien, E.
1979-1999
Box 11 Folder 1-62
Student Files: O'Brien, H. - Souter-Kline, V.
1979-1999
Box 12 Folder 1-70
Student Files: Speiser, A. - Zisser, Liron
1979-1999
Box 13 Folder 1
Student Applications
1990-1991
Box 13 Folder 2
Student Applications
1991-1992
Box 13 Folder 3
Student Applications
1992-1993
Box 13 Folder 4
Student Applications
1993-1994
Box 13 Folder 5
Student Applications
1994-1995
Box 13 Folder 6
Student Applications
1995-1996
Box 13 Folder 7
Student Applications
1996-1997
Box 13 Folder 8
Student Applications
1997-1998
Box 13 Folder 9
Student Applications
1998-1999
Box 13 Folder 10
Dept. of Social Services (DSS): correspondence, contracts, certificates of compliance
1991-1999
Box 13 Folder 11
Day Care Regulations
1985-1999
Box 13 Folder 12
Day Care Info.
1988-1998
Box 13 Folder 13
Day Care Misc.
1989-1992
Box 13 Folder 14
DSS Renewal Application
1998
Box 13 Folder 15
DSS Renewal/Day Care
1993
Box 13 Folder 16
DSS Renewal/Day Care
1994
Box 13 Folder 17
DSS Renewal/Day Care
1995-1996
Box 13 Folder 18
Summer Camp Safety Policies
1989-1993
Box 13 Folder 19
Summer Camp: brochure, poster
1983
Box 13 Folder 29
Summer Camp Registration
1992
Box 13 Folder 30
Summer Camp Staff
1992
Box 13 Folder 31
Summer Camp Records
1992
Box 13 Folder 32
Summer Camp Administration
1993
Box 13 Folder 33
Summer Camp Staff
1993
Box 13 Folder 34
Summer Camp Records
1993
Box 13 Folder 35
Summer Camp Staff
1994
Box 13 Folder 36
Summer Camp
1995
Box 13 Folder 37
AWSNA (Association of Waldorf Schools of North America) Membership Application
1991
Box 13 Folder 38
AWSNA Newsletters/Articles
1990-1998
Box 13 Folder 39
AWSNA Annual Survey Reports
1993-1999
Box 14 Folder 1
AWSNA Annual School Reports
1990-1998
Box 14 Folder 2
AWSNA Correspondence
1992-1998
Box 14 Folder 3
Computer documents and programs for fundraising, handbook, donor programs: 5 floppy disks - two 5", three 3-1/4"
1990-1994