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Cincinnati Kindergarten Alumnae Association records

 Collection
Identifier: UA-12-09

Scope and Content

Miscellaneous records of the Cincinnati Kindergarten Alumnae Association including membership lists, meeting minutes, and pamphlets on kindergarten and nursery school education.

Dates

  • 1897-1966

Creator

Language of Materials

The records are in English

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research.

History of Cincinnati Kindergarten Alumae Association

The kindergarten movement in Cincinnati began in privately with the establishment of separate German-language and English-language kindergartens. By 1879, a group of wealthy women became concerned that the children in Cincinnati in most need of a kindergarten education, the poor, were unable to access such an education. These women, who included Mrs. Alonzo Taft and Miss Annie Laws, formed the Cincinnati Free Kindergarten Association. The association opened the first free English-language kindergarten and a training school for kindergarten teachers in March of 1880. The association later organized three other kindergartens in various parts of the city and agreed to supervise kindergartens established by various organizations throughout Cincinnati. In 1905, the Cincinnati School Board began supporting kindergartens with public funds. Then in 1906, he Cincinnati Kindergarten Training School began an affiliation with the University of Cincinnati and its College for Teachers. Graduates of the Cincinnati Kindergarten Training School's two year certification program could continue their education at the University of Cincinnati and earn a four-year degree. The training school later became part of the University of Cincinnati, College of Education.

Extent

0.4 Linear Feet

Abstract

Miscellaneous records of the Cincinnati Kindergarten Alumnae Association including membership lists, meeting minutes, and pamphlets on kindergarten and nursery school education.

Statement of Arrangement

The collection is arranged by material type and then date. Loose material and pamphlets were placed in folders by subject and then organized chronlogically. The volumes were then arranged in chronological order.

Physical Location

Archives and Rare Books Library

Title
Finding aid for the Cincinnati Kindergarten Alumnae Association records
Status
Edited Full Draft
Author
Finding aid prepared by Suzanne Maggard
Date
2014
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Rare Books Library Repository

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