Nellie L. Perkins Papers, 1912-68 | University of Illinois Archives
Series Number: 8/11/26
Acquired: 3/10/82; 5/25/90; 9/19/2002
Volume: 4.5 cubic feet
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Description: Papers of Nellie L. Perkins (1889-1982), Professor of Home Economics and Director of Child Development Center from Country Day School, Grosse Pointe, Michigan (1924-40) include Room Books with daily lesson plans and comments, case studies of children, descriptions of class projects, student rosters, psychological summaries of students and photographs of children's play activities (1924-39); papers from the University of Illinois (1940-58), including Child Development Laboratory Inventory, course outlines, lecture notes (including material from Cornell), assignments; examinations, student papers (including family case studies), radio and TV news releases and talks (1952-54), Perkins pre-school records (1958-59); biographical files, including portrait photos, photos of Child Development Laboratory, correspondence, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, awards, and a dedicatory tablet; publications; and 27 reels of 16mm motion picture film (1934-39) and ca. 100 glass slides (sample) of children's play activities and 200 35mm color slides (1961-65) of Perkins' house and vacation camp, Maine and the Tetons.