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University of Chicago Library

Guide to the University of Chicago Laboratory School Records 1891-1986

© 2006 University of Chicago Library

Descriptive Summary

Title:

University of Chicago. Laboratory School. Records

Dates:

1891-1986

Size:

14 linear ft. (28 boxes)

Repository:

Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.

Abstract:

The Laboratory School Records Contain reports, minutes, memoranda, student records, academic calendars, correspondence, alumni questionnaires, publications, tests, and scrapbooks. The collection includes materials related to both the Elementary and the High School. The major topics covered in the records include administration, curriculum, faculty, parents' association, student affairs, and alumni.

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Citation

When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: University of Chicago. Laboratory School. Records, [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Scope Note

The Laboratory School Records Contain reports, minutes, memoranda, student records, academic calendars, correspondence, alumni questionnaires, publications, tests, and scrapbooks. The collection includes materials related to both the Elementary and the High School. The major topics covered in the records include administration, curriculum, faculty, parents' association, student affairs, and alumni.

The collection is comprised of five series: University Elementary and High School Materials; Series II: University Elementary School Materials; Series III: University High School Materials; Series IV: Miscellaneous; and Series V: Oversize Materials.

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University of Chicago. Laboratory School. Addenda

University of Chicago. Laboratory School. Work Reports

Subject Headings

INVENTORY

Series I: University Elementary and High School Materials

Subseries 1: Administrative Affairs

Box 1   Folder 1

Academic calendars, 1930-1953

Box 1   Folder 2

Announcements and promotional materials, 1937-1986

Box 1   Folder 3

Chancellor of the University, report on the Laboratory Schools, May 6, 1952

Box 1   Folder 4

Committee of the Council of the Laboratory Schools and Clinics, report

Box 1   Folder 5

Education, School of, inventory of material from secretary's office pertaining to the establishment of the School of Education

Box 1   Folder 6

Educational Records Bureau, Educational Records Supplementary Bulletin A, C, and F, "Summary and Selected Bibliography of Research Relating to the Diagnosis and Teaching of Reading, 1930-1937," 1937-1939

Box 1   Folder 7

Finance Committee, notes

Box 1   Folder 8

5 to 9'ers, minutes of first meeting, September 16, 1954

Box 1   Folder 9

Guidance Office, reports, 1959

Box 1   Folder 10-11

Guidance Office, inventory of Laboratory School and Chicago Manual Training School collections located in office

Box 2   Folder 1

Institutional Cooperation, Committee on, material on teacher education programs at University, 1960

Box 2   Folder 2

"Manual of Procedure for Teachers," 1952

Box 2   Folder 3

McGuire, M. Ruth, Dr., student medical procedures and forms, 1926

Box 2   Folder 4

Miscellaneous memoranda and notes, ca. 1955

Box 2   Folder 5

Physical plant data, 1923

Box 2   Folder 6

Policy Committee, reports and memoranda, 1953

Box 2   Folder 7

Policy Committee, reports and memoranda, 1956

Box 2   Folder 8

Programmed Instruction, Center for, memoranda, 1962

Box 2   Folder 9

"Present and Projected Physical Facility Requirements of the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools," May 18, 1966

Box 2   Folder 10

Press releases, 1946-1967

Box 2   Folder 11

Radiograph records, 1921-1923

Box 2   Folder 12

Radiograph records, 1940

Box 2   Folder 13

Records Office, 1940-1941

Box 2   Folder 14

Records Office, follow-up data on June 1948 graduates, December 12, 1949

Box 3    Folder 1

Records Office, Hicklin, W. J., "The University of Chicago Laboratory Schools Records and Reporting Procedures," February 28, 1958

Box 3    Folder 2

Records Office, Iowa Every-Pupil Tests of Basic Skills, 1951-1952

Box 3    Folder 3

Research data, 1926-1928, 1940-1943

Box 3    Folder 4

Research data, summary, April 1946

Box 3    Folder 5

Research and Development Committee, memoranda, 1963

Box 3    Folder 6

Social Committee, statement, 1955-1956

Box 3    Folder 7

Special Services Department, meetings, minutes, 195

Box 3    Folder 8

State aid to non-public schools, constitutional convention, 1969-1970

Box 3    Folder 9

State aid to non-public schools, Illinois Legislature, 1969-1970

Box 3    Folder 10

State aid to non-public schools, opponents, 1969-1970

Box 3    Folder 11

State aid to non-public schools, advocates, 1969-1970

Box 3    Folder 12

State aid to non-public schools, Schlickman Commission, 1969-1970

Box 3    Folder 13

State aid to non-public schools, legislatures outside of Illinois, 1969-1970

Box 3    Folder 14

State aid to non-public schools, newspaper clippings, 1969-1970

Box 3    Folder 15

State aid to non-public schools, Erickson Study Committee, 1969-1970

Box 4    Folder 1-7

Student records, ca. 1905

Box 5    Folder 1

Student regulations and parental indemnity waivers, 1953

Box 5    Folder 2

Summer sessions, promotional pamphlets, 1906-1980

Box 5    Folder 3

Summer sessions, reports, 1953-1954

Box 5    Folder 4

Zook, Dott Earl "A Study in Physical Growth of Boys by Means of Water Displacement, 1926-1931"

Subseries 2: Curriculum

Box 5    Folder 5

Cooperative reports, 1949

Box 5    Folder 6

Curriculum Committee, reports, 1951-1952

Box 5    Folder 7

Curriculum Committee, reports, 1956-1957

Box 5    Folder 8

Health Education Curriculum Committee, course of study, 1951-1953

Box 5    Folder 9

Language instruction, reading, and literature reports, 1936

Box 5    Folder 10

Non-Verbal Communication, Committee on, correspondence and memoranda, 1953

Box 5    Folder 11

Physical education staff, meetings, minutes, 1953

Box 5    Folder 12-13

Placement tests (standardized), ca. 1949

Box 5    Folder 14

Progress and semester reports forms

Subseries 3: Faculty Materials

Box 6   Folder 1

Circulars, 1922

Box 6   Folder 2

Faculty Notes, October 26, 1955

Box 6   Folder 3

Interviews with Laboratory School faculty, summary of results

Box 6   Folder 4

Little Faculty I, meetings, minutes, 1954-1955

Box 6   Folder 5

Memoranda, 1956

Box 6   Folder 6

Personnel policy, ca. 1955

Box 6   Folder 7

Plan for Staff Study, 1949

Box 6   Folder 8

Thurston, Mildred and Richard Congreve, correspondence with faculty, 1961-1962

Subseries 4: Parent-Teacher Association

Box 6   Folder 9

Executive Committee, minutes, 1904

Box 6   Folder 10

Executive Committee, minutes, 1904-1926

Subseries 5: Parents' Association

Box 6   Folder 11

Blaine, Anita McCormick, "The Founding of the School of Education," address delivered to meeting of the Association on June 5, 1911

Box 6   Folder 12

Handbook of the Parents' Association, correspondence, 1901-1927

Box 6   Folder 13

Manual, 1969-1970

Box 6   Folder 14

Meetings, minutes, October 1909-April 1920

Box 6   Folder 15

Meetings, minutes, 1915-1921

Box 7   Folder 1

Meetings, minutes, 1924-1927

Box 7   Folder 2-3

Meetings, minutes, 1930-1934

Box 7   Folder 4

Meetings, minutes, November 16, 1955

Subseries 6: Student Affairs

Box 7   Folder 5

Participation Study, 1948

Subseries 7: University Nursery Schools

Box 7   Folder 6

Handbook, 1982-1985

Box 7   Folder 7

Programs and pamphlets, 1937-1946

Series II: University Elementary School

Subseries 1: Administrative Affairs

Box 7   Folder 8-9

Announcements, 1905-1909

Box 7   Folder 10

Class lists, kindergarten, 1955-1956

Box 7   Folder 11-12

Evans, Charles Clayton, "Illness and the Cause of Absence among Elementary Children," reports, 1928

Box 8    Folder 1

Guides for parents, 1907-1947

Box 8    Folder 2

Pamphlets and flyers, 1901-1944

Box 8    Folder 3-4

Programs, 1912-1930

Box 8    Folder 5

Supervisors' meetings, minutes, 1909-1912

Box 8    Folder 6

Weiner, Nella, "Report on Middle School Health Survey," April 1982

Subseries 2: Curriculum

Box 8    Folder 7

Social studies program, kindergarten, first, and second grades, memoranda, ca. 1955

Box 8    Folder 8

Music book, 1903

Box 8    Folder 9

Newman, Robert, "Rapid Test of Children's Favorite Recreational Reading Books," December 1962

Box 8    Folder 10

"A Preliminary Draft of an Experimental Scale for Evaluating Handwriting"

Box 8    Folder 11

Progressive Achievement Test, grade VI

Box 9    Folder 1

Studebaker Economy Practice Exercises in Arithmetic, Scott, Foresman, & Company, exercise cards

Box 10   Folder 1

Test scores (aggregate), analysis, 1925-1929

Subseries 3: Faculty Materials

Box 10   Folder 2

Correspondence and committee reports, 1911-1912

Box 10   Folder 3-4

Meetings of faculty, minutes, 1912-1924

Box 10   Folder 5

Teacher Training Project, report, October 31, 1954

Subseries 4: Student Affairs

Box 10   Folder 6

Christmas program, 1904

Box 10   Folder 7

Class publications, 1908-1953

Box 10   Folder 8

Photographs of student activities and art projects, inventory

Box 10   Folder 9

Photographs of student activities and art projects, number 27

Box 10   Folder 10

Photographs of student activities and art projects, number 111, 134-139, 152, 154

Box 10   Folder 11

Photographs of student activities and art projects, numbers 204-206

Box 10   Folder 12

Photographs of student activities and art projects, numbers 180-180a

Box 10   Folder 13

Photographs of student activities and art projects, number 281

Box 10   Folder 14

Photographs of student activities and art projects, numbers 282-282d

Box 10   Folder 15

Photographs of student activities and art projects, numbers 283-283a

Box 10   Folder 16

Photographs of student activities and art projects, number 284

Box 10   Folder 17

Photographs of student activities and art projects, number 285

Box 11    Folder 1

Photographs of student activities and art projects, numbers 286-286d

Box 11    Folder 2

Photographs of student activities and art projects, number 287

Box 11    Folder 3

Photographs of student activities and art projects, number 293

Box 11    Folder 4

Photographs of student activities and art projects, numbers 294-294g

Box 11    Folder 5

Photographs of student activities and art projects, numbers 313-313b

Box 11    Folder 6

Photographs of student activities and art projects, numbers 314-314b

Box 11    Folder 7

Photographs of student activities and art projects, numbers 315-315c

Box 11    Folder 8

Photographs of student activities and art projects, number 325

Box 11    Folder 9

Photographs of student activities and art projects, numbers 326-326b

Box 11    Folder 10

Photographs of student activities and art projects, numbers 344-344a

Box 11    Folder 11

Photographs of student activities and art projects, numbers 395-395a

Box 11    Folder 12

Photographs of student activities and art projects, numbers 402-402c

Series III: University High School Materials

Subseries 1: Administrative Affairs

Box 11    Folder 13

Accounts, 1912-1919

Box 11    Folder 14

Accounts, 1919-1920

Box 12    Folder 1

Administrative report, 1922-1923

Box 12    Folder 2

Administrative report, 1925-1926

Box 12    Folder 3

Chicago Manual Training School, correspondence, 1967-1968

Box 12    Folder 4

Convocations, programs and miscellaneous materials, 1903-1980

Box 12    Folder 5

Class lists, 1935-1938

Box 12    Folder 6

General Committee of the University High School, minutes, 1903-1908

Box 12    Folder 7-8

The Midway, account ledger, 1925-1932

Box 13    Folder 1

Monilaw, W. J., medal, programs and correspondence, 1947-1970

Box 13    Folder 2

National Scholastic Press Association, 1929

Box 13    Folder 3

Pamphlets, 1917-1952

Box 13    Folder 4

Programs, correspondence, 1907-1972

Box 13    Folder 5-9

Programs and announcements, scrapbook, 1911-1919

Box 13    Folder 10

Requisitions, 1910-1911

Box 13    Folder 11

Requisitions, 1911-1912

Box 14    Folder 1

Requisition receipts for expenditures, volume 1, 1925-1928

Box 15    Folder 1

Requisition receipts for expenditures, volume 2, 1925-1928

Box 16    Folder 1

Scholarships, Crerar, correspondence, 1947-1969

Box 16    Folder 2

Scholarships, McBirney, LaVerne Noyes, 1939-1949

Subseries 2: Curriculum

Box 16    Folder 3

Campbell, Gladys, "Four-Week Study of Moving Pictures by a Senior-High-School English Class"

Box 16    Folder 4

Course publications

Box 16    Folder 5

Experimental course, "Correct Usage in Speaking and Writing," 1922-1923

Box 16    Folder 6

Experimental course, "How Men Live Together," 1922-1923

Box 16    Folder 7

Experimental course, "How We Live Together," 1922-1923

Box 17    Folder 1

"Innovations in the Program of Studies and Kinds of Information That Can Be Reported to the Colleges, 1935"

Box 17    Folder 2

"Introduction to Essays," course material, 1938-1939

Box 17    Folder 3

"Mythology," course material, 1930-1935

Box 17    Folder 4-5

Rorschach Tests, data, spring 1946

Box 17    Folder 6

Science Department, report, 1926-1927

Box 18    Folder 1

"Study of Extra-Curricular Activity in Dramatics"

Box 18    Folder 2

"Study of Periodical Literature," course material

Subseries 3: Faculty Materials

Box 18    Folder 3

DePencier, Ida, interviews with faculty members, 1958-1975

Box 18    Folder 4

Faculty Committee on Athletics, minutes, 1906-1913

Box 18    Folder 5

Meetings of faculty, minutes, October 1913-June 1919

Box 18    Folder 6

Meetings of faculty, minutes, 1908-1913

Subseries 4: Student Affairs

Box 18    Folder 7

Boys' Club, history, 1907-1910

Box 18    Folder 8

Boys' Club, Guests Fiftieth Anniversary Mother, Father, Son Party, 1953

Box 18    Folder 9

Boys' Club, list of members, 1909-1910

Box 19    Folder 1

Boys' Club, minutes, 1907-1910

Box 19    Folder 2

Class of 1907, minutes of class meetings, 1903-1907

Box 19    Folder 3

Class of 1912, minutes of class meetings, 1909-1912

Box 19    Folder 4

Class of 1913, minutes of class meetings, 1909-1913

Box 19    Folder 5

Class of 1917, minutes of junior and senior class meetings, 1915-1917

Box 19    Folder 6

Class of 1917, senior class accounts, Paul Randall, treasurer

Box 20    Folder 1

Engineering Club, scrapbook, 1916-1922

Box 20    Folder 2

Entertainment Committee, minutes, 1917-1920

Box 20    Folder 3

Girls' Club, minutes, 1911-1912

Box 20    Folder 4

Girls' Club, minutes, 1955

Box 20    Folder 5

Henry Clay Club, minutes, 1912-1917

Box 20    Folder 6

Kanyaratna, Girls' Honor Society, constitution and minutes, 1908-1918

Box 20    Folder 7

Publications & pamphlets for student activities, 1920-1962

Box 21    Folder 1

Pupil Responsibility Study, 1940

Box 21    Folder 2

Sophomore class of 1913, accounts kept by class treasurer, 1912-1913

Box 21    Folder 3

Sophomore Debating Club, constitution and minutes, January-March 1905

Box 21    Folder 4

Student Council, constitution and minutes, 1919-1921

Box 21    Folder 5

Student Council, minutes, 1905

Box 21    Folder 6

Student Council, minutes, 1916-1919

Box 21    Folder 7

Student Council, minutes, 1955

Box 21    Folder 8

Student treasurers, instructions

Subseries 5: University High School Alumni Association

Box 21    Folder 9

Alumni questionnaires, class of 1902

Box 21    Folder 10

Alumni questionnaires, class of 1903

Box 21    Folder 11

Alumni questionnaires, class of 1904

Box 21    Folder 12

Alumni questionnaires, class of 1905

Box 22    Folder 1

Alumni questionnaires, class of 1907

Box 22    Folder 2

Alumni questionnaires, class of 1908

Box 22    Folder 3

Alumni questionnaires, class of 1909

Box 22    Folder 4

Alumni questionnaires, class of 1910

Box 22    Folder 5

Alumni questionnaires, class of 1911

Box 22    Folder 6

Alumni questionnaires, class of 1912

Box 22    Folder 7

Alumni questionnaires, class of 1913

Box 22    Folder 8

Alumni questionnaires, class of 1914

Box 22    Folder 9

Alumni questionnaires, class of 1915

Box 22    Folder 10

Alumni questionnaires, class of 1916

Box 22    Folder 11

Alumni questionnaires, class of 1917

Box 22    Folder 12

Alumni questionnaires, class of 1918

Box 22    Folder 13

Alumni questionnaires, class of 1919

Box 22    Folder 14

Alumni questionnaires, class of 1920

Box 22    Folder 15

Alumni questionnaires, class of 1921

Box 22    Folder 16

Alumni questionnaires, class of 1922

Box 22    Folder 17

Alumni questionnaires, class of 1923

Box 22    Folder 18

Alumni questionnaires, class of 1924

Box 22    Folder 19

Alumni questionnaires, class of 1925

Box 22    Folder 20

Alumni questionnaires, class of 1926

Box 22    Folder 21

Alumni questionnaires, class of 1927

Box 22    Folder 22

Alumni questionnaires, class of 1928

Box 22    Folder 23

Alumni questionnaires, class of 1931

Box 22    Folder 24

Alumni questionnaires, class of 1932

Box 22    Folder 25

Alumni questionnaires, class of 1933

Box 22    Folder 26

Alumni questionnaires, class of 1934

Box 22    Folder 27

Alumni questionnaires, class of 1935

Box 22    Folder 28

Alumni questionnaires, class of 1936

Box 22    Folder 29

Alumni questionnaires, class of 1937

Box 22    Folder 30

Alumni questionnaires, class of 1938

Box 23    Folder 1

Alumni questionnaires, class of 1939

Box 23    Folder 2

Alumni questionnaires, class of 1940

Box 23    Folder 3

Alumni questionnaires, class of 1941

Box 23    Folder 4

Alumni questionnaires, class of 1942

Box 23    Folder 5

Alumni questionnaires, class of 1943

Box 23    Folder 6

Alumni questionnaires, class of 1944

Box 23    Folder 7

Alumni questionnaires, class of 1945

Box 23    Folder 8

Alumni questionnaires, class of 1946

Box 23    Folder 9

Alumni questionnaires, class of 1947

Box 23    Folder 10

Alumni questionnaires, class of 1948

Box 23    Folder 11

Alumni questionnaires, class of 1950

Box 23    Folder 12

Alumni questionnaires, class of 1951

Box 23    Folder 13

Alumni questionnaires, class of 1952

Box 23    Folder 14

Alumni questionnaires, class of 1953

Box 23    Folder 15

Alumni questionnaires, class of 1956

Box 23    Folder 16

Alumni questionnaires, class of 1957

Box 23    Folder 17

Alumni questionnaires, class of 1958

Box 23    Folder 18

Alumni questionnaires, class of 1959

Box 23    Folder 19

Alumni questionnaires, class of 1960

Box 24    Folder 1

Alumni questionnaires, class of 1961

Box 24    Folder 2

Alumni questionnaires, class of 1962

Box 24    Folder 3

Alumni questionnaires, class of 1963

Box 24    Folder 4

Alumni questionnaires, class of 1964

Box 24    Folder 5

Alumni questionnaires, class of 1965

Box 24    Folder 6

Alumni questionnaires, class of 1966

Box 24    Folder 7

Alumni questionnaires, class of 1967

Box 24    Folder 8

Alumni questionnaires, class of 1968

Box 24    Folder 9

Financial reports, 1911-1920

Box 24    Folder 10

Publications, 1959

Series IV: Miscellaneous

Box 24    Folder 11

Adams, Olga, "My Adams Family Story, 1849-1969"

Box 24    Folder 12

Allin, Josephine Turner

  • "My Valedictory," Kirkland School, 1911
  • Sauveur College of Languages and the Amherst Summer School, admittance card, 1895
  • Irving School, graduating exercises, class of 1891, program
Box 24    Folder 13

Chave, Margaret and Goodman, Jean, "School Days, 1927-1934"

Series V: Oversize

Box 25

Benjamin Casey Allin Materials

Box 25

Allin, Benjamin Casey, University High School, diploma, 1904

Box 25

Allin, ink drawing (torn in half)

Box 25

Allin, Josephine Turner, Kirkland School, diploma, 1895

Box 25

Allin, Camp Kirkland, military promotion certificates, 1893-1894

Box 25

"Old Glory's Call," musical score, published by J. E. Armstrong,

Box 25

Englewood High School, Chicago Visitors' register, 1900-1911

Box 26

Scrapbook, samples of printed forms, 1922-1928

Box 27

Financial ledger, 1903-1906

Box 27

Scrapbook compiled by Wilbur Jackman, 1904-1906

Box 27

Scrapbook containing Chicago Institute materials, 1900-1901, School of Education materials, 1901-1904, and Elementary and High School materials, 1903-1904

Box 28

Forms for correlation coefficient and ratios

Box 28

Parents' Association, award scrolls