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Susan B. Crossman Kindergarten Collection

Collector:
Crossman, Susan  Search this
Names:
Froebel, Friedrich Wilhelm August, 1782-1852  Search this
Extent:
1 Cubic foot (2 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Workbooks
Manuals
Date:
1902-1932
Summary:
Papers document the training and career of Susan B. Crossman as a kindergarten teacher in the early twentieth century. The collection includes workbooks that were part of the Friedrich Froebel method of kindergarten teaching, which are filled with cut and folded paper and needlecraft projects that were part of a kindergarten teacher's training; a 1932 photograph of Crossman; her 1902 graduation program; class notes from 1903-1904; and a manual of Froebel's teaching methodology, undated.
Scope and Contents:
Papers documenting the training and career of Susan Crossman as a kindergarten teacher in the early twentieth century. The collection includes workbooks that were part of the Friedrich Froebel method of kindergarten teaching, which are filled with cut and folded paper and needlecraft projects that were part of a kindergarten teacher's training program; a 1932 photograph of Crossman; her 1902 graduation program from the Washington City Normal Kindergarten Institute of Washington, D.C.; class notes from 1903-1904; and a manual of Froebel's teaching methodology, undated.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged topically.
Biographical / Historical:
Susan B. Crossman Gray (d. early 1960s) was a kindergarten teacher at the Washington City Normal Kindergarten Institute in Washington, D.C., where she trained from 1902-1903. Crossman married Leslie Gray in 1906 and they had one daughter, Dorothy.

Crossman studied the "Froebel Method" of early childhood education developed by Friederich Froebel (1792-1852)a German teacher. Froebel created the "Froebel Gifts," a series of activity-based playthings ranging from simple sphere-shaped objects to geometric wooden blocks for instructing children. More advanced Gifts relate to sewing, cutting, weaving and the modelling of objects in clay.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Crossman's grandson, John L. Menke, in 2010.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning intellectual property rights. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Education  Search this
Teachers  Search this
Kindergarten  Search this
Genre/Form:
Workbooks
Manuals -- 1900-1950
Citation:
Susan B. Crossman Kindergarten Collection, 1902-1932, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1208
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Susan B. Crossman Kindergarten Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1208
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Unknown Author, "Kindergarten - What It Is"

Collection Creator:
Cramer, Konrad, 1888-1963  Search this
Container:
Box 5, Folder 19
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1920-1950
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Konrad and Florence Ballin Cramer papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Konrad and Florence Ballin Cramer papers, 1897-1964. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Konrad and Florence Ballin Cramer papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-cramkonr-ref179

Kindergarten workbook (bound volume)

Collection Collector:
Crossman, Susan  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Graphic Materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning intellectual property rights. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Susan B. Crossman Kindergarten Collection, 1902-1932, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Susan B. Crossman Kindergarten Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1208-ref16

Kindergarten work (bound volume)

Collection Collector:
Crossman, Susan  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Graphic Materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning intellectual property rights. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Susan B. Crossman Kindergarten Collection, 1902-1932, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Susan B. Crossman Kindergarten Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1208-ref17

Proposed Kindergarten/Lunchroom, 1991

Collection Creator::
National Air and Space Museum. Office of the Director  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 4
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 94-021, National Air and Space Museum. Office of the Director, NASM Files
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NASM Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa94-021-refidd1e569

Colorado State College of Education, Aviation for Kindergarten

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.  Search this
Container:
Drawer H3, Folder 254000-01
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents note:
Documents
Collection Restrictions:
The majority of the Archives Department's public reference requests can be answered using material in these files, which may be accessed through the Archives Reading Room at the Museum in Washington, DC. More specific information can be requested by contacting the Archives Reference Desk.
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National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Education
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-h-ref1902

Washington City Normal Kindergarten Institute commencement exercises

Collection Collector:
Crossman, Susan  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1902 January
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning intellectual property rights. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Susan B. Crossman Kindergarten Collection, 1902-1932, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Susan B. Crossman Kindergarten Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1208-ref13

Kindergarten-High School (folios), – contains "In the Little Red School House" and "Kindergarten Songs."

Series Creator:
DeVincent, Sam, 1918-1997  Search this
Container:
Box 5, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Series Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Series Citation:
The Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Series 24: Education
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0300-s24-ref31

Photograph of Susan B. Crossman

Collection Collector:
Crossman, Susan  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1932
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning intellectual property rights. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Susan B. Crossman Kindergarten Collection, 1902-1932, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Susan B. Crossman Kindergarten Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1208-ref12

Panda Mail, Phillips School Kindergarten, Painesville, Ohio, 1989

Collection Creator::
National Zoological Park. Department of Animal Programs  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 2
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 08-102, National Zoological Park. Department of Animal Programs, Curatorial Records
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Curatorial Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa08-102-refidd1e351

Dyar Family Oral History Interviews

Extent:
5 audiotapes (reference copies).
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Interviews
Audiotapes
Oral history
Date:
1993, 1999
Descriptive Entry:
These interviews of Dyar family members by Marc E. Epstein, Department of Entomology, National Museum of Natural History, and Pamela M. Henson, Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, covers their family; youth; education in Washington, D.C.; careers; collecting interests; reminiscences of their parents and grandparents, including Harrison Gray Dyar's entomological research at the Division of Insects, U.S. National Museum, his tunnel digging hobby, their involvement in the Baha'i faith; and the Pollock family's role in the development of Skyland resort and kindergartens in the United States. This collection consists of 4.5 hours of audiotape recordings and c. 165 pages of transcript.
Rights:
Restricted.
Topic:
Conservation of natural resources  Search this
Entomology  Search this
Bahai Faith  Search this
Religion  Search this
Kindergarten -- United States -- History.  Search this
Education  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Audiotapes
Oral history
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9570, , Dyar Family Oral History Interviews
Identifier:
Record Unit 9570
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Dyar Family Oral History Interviews
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru9570

Kindergarten-High School, includes "The Assembly March" and "The High School-Step."

Series Creator:
DeVincent, Sam, 1918-1997  Search this
Container:
Box 5, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1899 - 1929
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Series Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Series Citation:
The Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Series 24: Education
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0300-s24-ref30

Lithograph, A-O titles; includes "Kindergarten March" and "My School Boy Days."

Series Creator:
DeVincent, Sam, 1918-1997  Search this
Container:
Box 5, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1894 - 1896
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Series Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Series Citation:
The Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Series 24: Education
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0300-s24-ref32

Smithsonian Science Education Center (SEC) Project Archive. Collection of several dozen clips used in the STC-Kindergarten curriculum package, 2013 (SMG hard drive: SMG-089)

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Science Media Group  Search this
Container:
Electronic Records
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 17-205, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Science Media Group, Productions
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Productions
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa17-205-refidd1e331

Final edited clips - Smithsonian Science Education Center (SEC) Project Archive. Collection of several dozen clips used in the STC-Kindergarten curriculum package, 2013 (SMG hard drive: SMG-090)

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Science Media Group  Search this
Container:
Electronic Records
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 17-205, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Science Media Group, Productions
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Productions
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa17-205-refidd1e343

Let's Go Bulletin and Learning Opportunities Booklet

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education  Search this
Extent:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Serials (publications)
Date:
1971-1995
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of a reference set of Let's Go bulletin and learning opportunities booklet, with earlier issues of the bulletin dating back to when the publication was known as Smithsonian Institution Bulletin for Schools. The bulletin and booklet, which were published by the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education and distributed to teachers of kindergarten through grade twelve, provide information about programs, special events, and learning opportunities for young people at the museums of the Smithsonian Institution. Materials include bulletins and booklets. Some issues are missing.
Topic:
Let's Go (Serial)  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Bulletin for Schools (Serial)  Search this
Museums -- Educational aspects.  Search this
Genre/Form:
Serials (publications)
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 13-208, Smithsonian Institution, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Let's Go Bulletin and Learning Opportunities Booklet
Identifier:
Accession 13-208
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Let's Go Bulletin and Learning Opportunities Booklet
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa13-208

Subject Files

Creator::
National Zoological Park. Office of Education  Search this
Extent:
13 cu. ft. (13 record storage boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Brochures
Manuscripts
Drawings
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1984-1993
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of the National Zoological Park's (NZP) Office of Education (OE) records. These records consist of OE's general administrative files, files concerning the activities of OE's Chief Judith White, and files that concern the development of OE's educational programs. The Office of Education is no longer extant. Its functions have either been dissolved, absorbed into the office of the NZP's Associate Director for Interpretive Programs, or continued by the Education Department of the Friends of the National Zoo (FONZ). Judith White was instrumental in developing many of the National Zoo's educational programs, as well as serving as the President of the International Association of Zoo Educators (IZE) and as Chair of the Council of Museum Education Directors. There are several folders that contain correspondence, memoranda, and drafts that outline her involvement with IZE. The general administrative files of OE contain budgetary information, correspondence, annual reports, long-range planning, and a file of memoranda that outline the Office's history. A major portion of the records concern the educational programs developed by OE and Judith White. Many of the programs such as: HerpLab, BirdLab, ZooLab, and ZooAnimals were animal related educational programs directed toward Kindergarten through 6th grade audiences, but there were programs for High School students and teacher workshops. The files also contain a section devoted to the OE's programs with the District of Columbia Public Schools.
Topic:
Zoos  Search this
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Genre/Form:
Brochures
Manuscripts
Drawings
Black-and-white photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 95-009, National Zoological Park. Office of Education, Subject Files
Identifier:
Accession 95-009
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Subject Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa95-009

Folder 13 American Kindergarten Art (1964)

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution, Traveling Exhibition Service  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 290, Smithsonian Institution, Traveling Exhibition Service, Records
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0290-refd1e350

Stephan Barkanic and 25 kindergarten students (tour), 4/28/1998

Collection Creator:
National Zoological Park, Office of the Director  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2015; Transferring office; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 01-091, National Zoological Park, Office of the Director, Appointment Files
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Appointment Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa01-091-refd1e197

Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Cash Registers

Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, d. 1969  Search this
Extent:
0.49 Boxes (consisting of 1 box, 1 oversize folder, 1 map case folder, plus digital images of some collection material. )
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Business ephemera
Ephemera
Date:
circa 1850-1954
Summary:
A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Cash Registers forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Subseries 1.1: Subject Categories. The Subject Categories subseries is divided into 470 subject categories based on those created by Mr. Warshaw. These subject categories include topical subjects, types or forms of material, people, organizations, historical events, and other categories. An overview to the entire Warshaw collection is available here: Warshaw Collection of Business Americana
Scope and Contents:
This material consists primarily of printed advertisements, scattered correspondence on letterhead stationery, catalogues, annual reports, handbills, booklets, bulletins, order forms, price lists, postcards and lithographs from manufacturers and dealers of cash registers . There is quite a bit of material from the National Cash Register Company. Some of the companies sold correct posture chairs and accounting machine desks for use with cash registers and similar machinery. The cash register is advertised as a cure-all to hand posted accounting systems eliminating duplication of work, errors in mental computations and illegible records. The companies also tended to sell a variety of other office and business machinery including check writing and signing machines, analysis machines, comptometers, bookkeeping machines, adder machines, cash drawers, posting machines, bank-bookkeeping machines and postage meter machines.

A few companies issued publications for all concerned in the cash register industry . Adder Machine Company produced bulletins titled "The Wales Way" which was named after their Wales machinery. The National Cash Register Company distributed a number of publications including "The National Cash Register", a journal which showed illustrations of company operations, employees and some usual features which included a kindergarten run by the company. "The Businessmen's N. C. R." assisted retail storekeepers make more money, create good window displays, increase profits and recognize the value of modern methods and machinery. "The N C R Weekly" was published for employees as well as customers, cash register manufacturers and the general public. All of these publications heavily advertise the company's products. The National Cash Register Company also published a book on principle nations of the world and their coinage.

The bulk of the material is late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Materials are organized alphabetically by name of company. There is one folder of general images and one folder of miscellaneous items.
Materials in the Archives Center:
Archives Center Collection of Business Americana (AC0404)
Forms Part Of:
Forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana.

Series 1: Business Ephemera

Series 2: Other Collection Divisions

Series 3: Isadore Warshaw Personal Papers

Series 4: Photographic Reference Material
Provenance:
Cash Registers is a portion of the Business Ephemera Series of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Accession AC0060 purchased from Isadore Warshaw in 1967. Warshaw continued to accumulate similar material until his death, which was donated in 1971 by his widow, Augusta. For a period after acquisition, related materials from other sources (of mixed provenance) were added to the collection so there may be content produced or published after Warshaw's death in 1969. This practice has since ceased.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Genre/Form:
Business ephemera
Ephemera
Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Cash
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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Cash Registers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-cash
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