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Lucy E. Walby papers, 1878-1936, 1900-1931 (bulk dates)

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Processed by Beth Eifler; machine-readable finding aid created by Beth Eifler

Title

Lucy E. Walby papers

Date

1878-1936

Repository

University of Kentucky Libraries, Special Collections

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], Lucy E. Walby papers, 1878-1936, 73M8, Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington

Extent

3 cubic ft.

Abstract

These are the papers of kindergarten teacher, Lucy E. Walby, who served as principal of the kindergarten at Morton School, and later Maxwell School, in Lexington, Kentucky. The materials primarily relate to kindergarten instruction, including teaching methods, class planning, stories, and art instruction, but also document Walby's involvement with the Episcopal Church and the mission school in Proctor, Kentucky.

Biography/History

Lucy Walby was principal of the first kindergarten at Morton School in Lexington, Kentucky. She studied Kindergarten Theory under Sallie Adams, who in turn had studied in St. Louis with Susan Blow (1843-1916), a pioneer in the American Kindergarten Movement. Adams brought what she learned from Blow back to her hometown of Lexington and opened the first school for training kindergartners in the south. Walby was a graduate of Adams' first class.

When Lexington's Maxwell School opened in 1903, Walby served as head of kindergarten there until her retirement in 1931. In addition to teaching, Walby was active within the Episcopal Church and was also involved with the mission school at Proctor in Lee County, Kentucky.

Scope and Content

The majority of this collection contains material relating to kindergarten instruction, including teaching methods, class planning, and other classroom aids. A number of children's stories are included as well as several pattern books pertaining to art instruction. There are a few rosters of Walby's classes. Papers and several photographs (removed to Audio-Visual Archives) document Walby's religious work, including her involvement with the mission school at Proctor in Lee County. Many items relate to the Episcopal church in general.

Subjects

  • Walby, Lucy E. , d. 1947.
  • Maxwell School (Lexington, Ky.)
  • Morton School (Lexington, Ky.)
  • Episcopal Church -- Kentucky.
  • Kindergarten -- Kentucky.
  • Educators -- Kentucky.
  • Lexington, Ky. -- Education.
  • Proctor, Ky. -- Education.

Related Material

Photographs from this collection have been removed to Audio-Visual Archives (accession number: PA73M8).

Collection Inventory

CHURCH MATERIALS, 1900-1924
Scope and Content Note:

These materials relate to Walby's involvement with churches in Lexington, Kentucky.

CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL (LEXINGTON, KY)
Letter to the Parish Lenten Offering Secretary, Epiphany, 1927
[Box: 1, Folder: 1]
Key Book to Primary Picture Rolls - New Testament, n.d
[Box: 1, Folder: 2]
GOOD SHEPHERD CHURCH (LEXINGTON, KY)
Women's Guild By-laws, n.d
[Box: 1, Folder: 3]
Girls' Friendly Society, 1924
[Box: 1, Folder: 4]
EPISCOPAL CHURCH (LEXINGTON, KY), 1900-1936
Clippings, 1900-1936
[Box: 1, Folder: 5]
Miscellaneous leaflets, prayer cards, and post cards, 1924-1931
[Box: 1, Folder: 6]
KINDERGARTEN MATERIALS, 1878-1931
Scope and Content Note:

This section includes materials relating to Lucy Walby's education, such as school certificates and notes, as well as materials relating to her professional associations and to Kindergarten education in general.

Christ Church Seminary Certificates, 1878, 1881
[Box: 1, Folder: 7]
Chautauqua Assembly, July 23, 1896 -
[Box: 1, Folder: 8]
School Certificates, June 10, 1892; July 1897
[Box: 1, Folder: 9]
Correspondence, 1923-1931
[Box: 1, Folder: 10]
Daily attendance records, February 1910 - February 1923
[Box: 1, Folder: 11]
Financial records and notes, 1915-1916
[Box: 1, Folder: 12]
National Kindergarten and Elementary College, Views, 1921-1922
[Box: 1, Folder: 13]
Detroit Kindergarten Tests, 1921-1925
[Box: 1, Folder: 14]
Committee of Kindergarten Extension, Minutes, March 15, 1923 - April 20, 1923
[Box: 1, Folder: 15]
Loose leaf notebook, 1923-1924
[Box: 1, Folder: 16]
Elizabeth Harrison Clippings and Memorial Service Invitation, 1927-1930
[Box: 1, Folder: 17]
Scope and Content Note:

Elizabeth Harrison was Founder and first President of the National Kindergarten and Elementary College.

Miscellaneous Material, ca. 1894-1931
[Box: 1, Folder: 18]
Scope and Content Note:

This folder includes notes and pamphlets relating to Kindergarten education.

TEACHING MATERIALS, 1891-1930
Scope and Content Note:

This section includes lesson plans, stories, music, patterns, and games which Walby used in her teaching of Kindergarten classes.

PROGRAMS, 1901-1912
1901-1902
[Box: 2, Folder: 1]
1904-1905
[Box: 2, Folder: 2]
1905-1906
[Box: 2, Folder: 3]
1908-1909
[Box: 2, Folder: 4]
1911-1912
[Box: 2, Folder: 5]
SUBJECTS FOR THE WEEK, 1899-1901
September 1899 - January 1900
[Box: 2, Folder: 6]
January - May 1900
[Box: 2, Folder: 7]
September 1900 - March 1901
[Box: 2, Folder: 8]
March - May 1901
[Box: 2, Folder: 9]
STORIES AND MUSIC, 1891-1930
Stories, 1891-1899
[Box: 3, Folder: 1]
Stories and notes, 1899-1904
[Box: 3, Folder: 2]
Stories, 1902-1929
[Box: 3, Folder: 3]
Stories, 1919-1930
[Box: 3, Folder: 4]
Empty Binder [previously contained the contents of Box 3, Folder 4]
[Box: 3, Folder: 5]
Songs and Music, May 10, 1894; 1910; 1923
[Box: 3, Folder: 6]
ART INSTRUCTION, 1891-1900
Sewing and Brush Work
Sewing and Brush Work in the Kindergarten, 1900
[Box: 4, Folder: 1]
Weaving
Bradley's Industrial Weaving: mats and fringes, n.d
[Box: 4, Folder: 2]
Patterns and Games
Patterns and games book, February 1891
[Box: 4, Folder: 3]
Pattern Book, n.d
[Box: 4, Folder: 4]
Loose Patterns, n.d
[Box: 4, Folder: 5]
Oversize Pattern Books
Tommie Whitney Webb Pattern Book, n.d
[Box: 5, Item: 1]
Louise Gray Webb Pattern Book, n.d
[Box: 5, Item: 2]