Nellie L. Perkins Papers, 1912-68
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Brief 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.
Held at:
University of Illinois Archives
19 Library
1408 W. Gregory Dr.
Urbana, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 333-0798
Fax: (217) 333-2868
Email: illiarch [at]
Record Series Number: 8/11/26
Created by: Perkins, Nellie L. (1889-1982)
Volume: 4.5 cubic feet
Acquired: 3/10/82; 5/25/90; 9/19/2002
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Arrangement: Chronological
Subject Index
Child Development
Children's Activities
Early Childhood Education
Faculty Papers
Family Case Studies
Psychological Testing
Student Teaching
Genres/Forms of Material
Languages of Materials
English [eng]