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Mamie MacRee Elliott papers

Mamie MacRee Elliott papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Mamie MacRee Elliott papers
Creator: Elliott, Mamie MacRee, 1889-1971
Inclusive Dates: approximately 1910-1971
Language(s): English
Extent: 1.2 Linear Feet (2 document boxes, 2 half boxes)
Collection Number: ms1388
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Mamie MacRee Elliott was born in 1889 and died in 1971. She taught in the public school systems in Stone Mountain and Oconee County. She taught at the University of Georgia's Demonstration School in the late 1940s and 1950s.

The University of Georgia operated its own Demonstration School on the Normal School grounds, which had merged with UGA in 1932. Baldwin Hall was the original building, though taken over in World War II and only returned in the 1960s. In 1956 the Demonstration School was discontinued and never revived after the Clarke County Public School system agreed to take its student teachers.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of school lesson plans from the 1910's from the old State Normal School and other documents from this time period.

However, the vast majority centers around Mrs. Elliott's time as a teacher at the University of Georgia Department of Education Demonstration School. Many items marked "Elementary School" direct to this school. Mrs. Elliott kept many books and notes on her students, her teaching, and the schools she worked for. There are numerous progress reports, grade sheets, information sheets, received holiday cards and pictures, and even a school scrapbook project about China. Correspondence and instruction about teaching are also very popular in this collection, though often mixed in with student information.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged by record type.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Mamie MacRee Elliott papers. MS 1388. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Athens (Ga.) -- Education.
Education -- Curricula -- Georgia -- Athens.
Elliott, Mamie MacRee, 1889-1971
Instructional materials.
Lesson planning -- Georgia.
Segregation in education -- Georgia -- Athens.
State Normal School (Athens, Ga.)
State Normal School (Athens, Ga.) -- Pictorial works

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Church bulletins and bank statements
12Valentines and cards from her students, 1940s-1950s
13UGA documentation, membership cards, tickets, teaching certificates, etc. , 1915-1953
14Correspondence, University, 1929-1957
15Correspondence, Personal, 1912-1967
16Elementary School Grade Books (2), undated
16Elementary School Composition Books (which contain test drafts, lists, an ungraded test, grades, assignments, attendance, etc)
21Demonstration School - Student papers and poetry, work assignments, tests, teaching instruction , 1930s-1950s
22Demonstration School - teaching resolutions and instructions, 1940s-1950s
23Demonstration School - teaching instructions, work assignments, and the book "English Exercises and Tests" (1931), 1931-1950s
24Demonstration School - spelling and grammar tests, library information, survey of Clarke Co. schools (both black and white schools), 1950s
31Elementary School - Student Writings, 1955
32Elementary School - Student papers, progress reports, information sheets, tests, drawings, university correspondence, etc, 1938-1950
33Elementary School - Text Book Inventors (Lost/Unfit, Usable, etc)
34Photographs of Mrs. Elliott and her students , undated
35State Normal School Lesson Plans, 1907
36State Normal School Miscellaneous (1960s correspondence, grade sheet, songs), 1950s-1960s
37University of Georgia (college work, retirement), 1920s-1960s
38Personal writings, undated
41Class project book about China (with math homework from 1956 loose inside), 1935
42Certificate from The Woman's Division of the Board of Missions of the Methodist Church, 1965