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02. Colleges and Academic Units

 Record Group
Identifier: 02
Contains records of academic units within National Louis University, both current and previous. Documents relating to colleges, programs, and the university library, including memos, correspondence, meeting minutes, handbooks, and statistics. Also includes previous iterations of NLU, dating back to the school's beginnings as a kindergarten training school founded by Elizabeth Harrison.

Found in 18 Collections and/or Records:

Baker, Clara Belle, papers

 Collection — 1
Identifier: 04-001-1
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, articles and addresses, manuscripts for curriculum records, and miscellaneous items.  Most records relating to the administration of the Demonstration School.

Dates: Created: 1928-1961; Other: Majority of material found in 1930-1932

Chicago Kindergarten College/ National Kindergarten and Elementary College Records

Identifier: 02-001-1
Scope and Contents Includes documents of the Chicago Kindergarten College, National Kindergarten College and National Kindergarten and Elementary College (predecessors to NLU). Founded in 1886 as Miss Harrison's Kindergarten Training School, the school became the Chicago Kindergarten College in 1893. In 1912, when the college partnered with the National Kindergarten Assosciation, the school became the National Kindergarten College. In 1917, the school expanded the curriculum to include elementary education,...
Dates: 1886-1930

Chicago Settlements

 Collection — 1
Identifier: 02-001-5
Scope and Contents

Information on various Chicago-area settlements including Hull House, Howell House (formerly Bohemian settlement), and Chicago Commons social settlement.

Dates: Created: 1896-1897

Children's School/ Baker Demonstration School records and promotional materials

 Collection — 1
Identifier: 04-001-2
Scope and Contents

Programs, bulletins, advertisements and schedules for the Children's School of the National College of Education.  Describes the services and curriculum of the school, special school events and fund raising campaigns. Also includes original announcement of the opening of the demonstration school at the National Kindergarten and Elementary College's new Evanston campus in 1926.

Dates: Created: 1926-1966

Children's School Student Evaluation Records

 Collection — 1
Identifier: 04-001-4
Scope and Contents

Contains student assessment and evaluation materials, including examples of report cards from other schools in the United States and notes on evaluating students.

Dates: Created: 1914-1951

Curriculum Records of the Children's School

 Collection — 1
Identifier: 04-001-3
Scope and Contents

Editions of the curriculum record and philosophy of the Children's School of the National College of Education, later the Baker Demonstration School.

Dates: Created: 1932-1965

Faculty Meetings for the College of Arts and Sciences

 Collection — 1
Identifier: 02-003-5
Scope and Contents

Meeting minutes, meeting agendas, faculty research directories, curriculum planning documents.

Dates: Created: 1982-1991

Interdisciplinary Studies Department (IDS)

Identifier: 02-002-8
Scope and Contents

The materials in Boxes 1-5 consist of files created by Prof. Joseph Fischer while he chaired the IDS Department, 1994-1997, and donated by Prof. Fischer in 2008. They are supplemented by an "Introduction to the M.Ed. Field Based Program: Philosophy, Structure & Processes" (1984) and "Handbook for Term 1" (1984), donated by Prof. Fletcher DuBois in 2011.

Dates: Created: 1984-1997; Other: Majority of material found in 1994-1997

Kindergarten Work

 Collection — 1
Identifier: 02-001-3
Scope and Contents

Notebooks,drawings, and Froebel Gift work belonging to various guests or visitors and non-students of the Chicago Kindergarten College. Work belonging to Susan Blow, Carolina Gerke, who studied with Froebel's widow, Minna Shellhorn, who studied with Froebel, Mabel Agnes Gerrish, Carrie Coit, Margaret Maclachlan,and Edward Heall.

Dates: Created: 1868-

Learning Resource Center Records

 Collection — 1
Identifier: 02-002-3
Scope and Contents

Records of the Learning Resource Center of the National College of Education. Bulletin issues talking about the center and a floor plan of the center's facilities.

Dates: Created: 1946