New York State Normal College Grade Books, 1868-1899
- State Normal School (Albany, N.Y.)
- This collection documents the grades by subject of all students who atteneded the Normal School from 1868 to 1899.
- 0.77 cubic ft.
- English and English
- Preferred citation:
- Preferred citation for this material is as follows: Identification of specific item, series, box, folder, The New York State Normal School Grade Books, 1868-1899. M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University at Albany, State University of New York (hereafter referred to as the New York State Normal School Grade Books.).
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- Scope and Content:
The collection consists of books containing the grades, classes taken, name of every student that went through the Normal School in a thirty year period. It gives great insight into the curriculum of each student, and what subjects were taught to future teachers in this period. The books are organized by the term that the student would have been in at the time, breaking down the student's schedule by each term.
- Biographical / Historical:
The Normal School as founded in 1844 as an institution devoted to training teachers in New York State. There was a wide curriculum covering varuious subjects and students had to follow this strict order of classes. Records of all the grades for each student were kept and divided by semester. The book was maintained by the president of the School, and explains why the books start in 1868, a year after the Joseph Alden, the first president of the school, took over.
- Acquisition information:
All items in this collection were transferred to the University Libraries, M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives.
- Processing information:
Collection was processed in 2018 by Erik Stolarski.