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

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.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Lucy E. Walby papers, 1878-1936, 1900-1931 (bulk dates)
Creator
Walby, Lucy E., d.1947
Extent
3 cubic ft.
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.
Finding Aid Author
Processed by Beth Eifler; machine-readable finding aid created by Beth Eifler
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

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.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.

Contents of the Collection

CHURCH MATERIALS, 1900-1924

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
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Key Book to Primary Picture Rolls - New Testament, n.d.

  • Box 1, Folder 2
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GOOD SHEPHERD CHURCH (LEXINGTON, KY)

Women's Guild By-laws, n.d.

  • Box 1, Folder 3
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Girls' Friendly Society, 1924

  • Box 1, Folder 4
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EPISCOPAL CHURCH (LEXINGTON, KY), 1900-1936

Clippings, 1900-1936

  • Box 1, Folder 5
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Miscellaneous leaflets, prayer cards, and post cards, 1924-1931

  • Box 1, Folder 6
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KINDERGARTEN MATERIALS, 1878-1931

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
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Chautauqua Assembly, July 23, 1896 -

  • Box 1, Folder 8
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School Certificates, June 10, 1892; July 1897

  • Box 1, Folder 9
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Correspondence, 1923-1931

  • Box 1, Folder 10
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Daily attendance records, February 1910 - February 1923

  • Box 1, Folder 11
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Financial records and notes, 1915-1916

  • Box 1, Folder 12
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National Kindergarten and Elementary College, Views, 1921-1922

  • Box 1, Folder 13
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Detroit Kindergarten Tests, 1921-1925

  • Box 1, Folder 14
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Committee of Kindergarten Extension, Minutes, March 15, 1923 - April 20, 1923

  • Box 1, Folder 15
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Loose leaf notebook, 1923-1924

  • Box 1, Folder 16
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Elizabeth Harrison Clippings and Memorial Service Invitation, 1927-1930

  • Box 1, Folder 17
Elizabeth Harrison was Founder and first President of the National Kindergarten and Elementary College.
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Miscellaneous Material, ca. 1894-1931

  • Box 1, Folder 18
This folder includes notes and pamphlets relating to Kindergarten education.
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TEACHING MATERIALS, 1891-1930

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
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1904-1905

  • Box 2, Folder 2
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1905-1906

  • Box 2, Folder 3
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1908-1909

  • Box 2, Folder 4
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1911-1912

  • Box 2, Folder 5
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SUBJECTS FOR THE WEEK, , 1899-1901

September 1899 - January 1900

  • Box 2, Folder 6
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January - May 1900

  • Box 2, Folder 7
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September 1900 - March 1901

  • Box 2, Folder 8
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March - May 1901

  • Box 2, Folder 9
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STORIES AND MUSIC, 1891-1930

Stories, 1891-1899

  • Box 3, Folder 1
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Stories and notes, 1899-1904

  • Box 3, Folder 2
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Stories, 1902-1929

  • Box 3, Folder 3
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Stories, 1919-1930

  • Box 3, Folder 4
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Empty Binder [previously contained the contents of Box 3, Folder 4]

  • Box 3, Folder 5
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Songs and Music, May 10, 1894; 1910; 1923

  • Box 3, Folder 6
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ART INSTRUCTION, 1891-1900

Sewing and Brush Work

Sewing and Brush Work in the Kindergarten, 1900

  • Box 4, Folder 1
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Weaving

Bradley's Industrial Weaving: mats and fringes, n.d.

  • Box 4, Folder 2
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Patterns and Games

Patterns and games book, February 1891

  • Box 4, Folder 3
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Pattern Book, n.d.

  • Box 4, Folder 4
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Loose Patterns, n.d.

  • Box 4, Folder 5
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Oversize Pattern Books

Tommie Whitney Webb Pattern Book, n.d.

  • Box 5, Item 1
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Louise Gray Webb Pattern Book, n.d.

  • Box 5, Item 2
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