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Collection Overview

Creator:
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Collector:
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Title:
Massachusetts Elementary School Student Compositions Collection
Repository:
Manuscripts Division
Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/8k71nh110
Dates:
1866-1880
Size:
1 box and 0.2 linear feet
Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1
Language:
English

Abstract

The Massachusetts Elementary School Student Compositions Collection consists of short, nineteenth-century essays on a variety of topics written by children from Wilbraham, Massachusetts.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

Consists of 65 short, elementary school compositions written by children from Wilbraham, Massachusetts from 1866 to 1880, though most are undated. Some of the compositions are on topics such as the battle of Bunker Hill, Christmas, farming, the Fourth of July, the schoolroom, or time pieces; however, the majority describes animals, both domestic and wild, including cats, dogs, foxes, squirrels, woodchucks, birds, and horses. The collection reflects a variety of penmanship styles, as well as differing abilities to express ideas through writing.

Arrangement

The compositions have been organized alphabetically by subject.

Collection History

Acquisition:

Purchased from Savoy Books in 2004 (AM2004-184).

Appraisal

No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Karla J. Vecchia in 2004. Finding aid written by Karla J. Vecchia in 2004.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. To cite or publish quotations that fall within Fair Use, as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission is required. For instances beyond Fair Use, it is the responsibility of the researcher to determine whether any permissions related to copyright, privacy, publicity, or any other rights are necessary for their intended use of the Library's materials, and to obtain all required permissions from any existing rights holders, if they have not already done so. Princeton University Library's Special Collections does not charge any permission or use fees for the publication of images of materials from our collections, nor does it require researchers to obtain its permission for said use. The department does request that its collections be properly cited and images credited. More detailed information can be found on the Copyright, Credit and Citations Guidelines page on our website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us through the Ask Us! form.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Credit this material:

Massachusetts Elementary School Student Compositions Collection; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/8k71nh110
Location:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1