Guide to the Cooperative Nursery School Movement of Southern California Oral History Project Collection, 1976

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Overview of the Collection

Collection Title: Cooperative Nursery School Movement of Southern California Oral History Project Collection
Dates: 1976
Identification: URB/CNSOH
Creator: Delmar T. Oviatt Library
Physical Description: 0.52 linear feet
Language of Materials: English
Repository: Urban Archives
Abstract: The Cooperative Nursery School Movement of Southern California Oral History Project consists of eight interviews representing a cross-section of parents, teacher, and directors who were closely associated with the co-op nursery school movement beginning as early as 1947. These oral interviews document first-hand accounts of local developments and provide insight into the educational philosophies and practices that helped to shape its significance as a national movement.

Historical Note:

The Oviatt Library created this collection of materials for study and research.

Access Terms

This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Genre/Form of Material:

Audio recordings
Paper records

Administrative Information

Processing Information:

Jessica Geiser, 2014

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge. Copyright status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Conditions Governing Access:

The collection is open for research use.

Preferred Citation:

[Identification of item], [date], Cooperative Nursery School Movement of Southern California Oral History Project , Special Collections and Archives, Oviatt Library, California State University, Northridge.

Arrangement of Materials:

Series I: Audio Recordings, 1976
Series II: Transcriptions, 1976

Scope and Contents

The Cooperative Nursery School Movement of Southern California Oral History Project consists of eight interviews representing a cross-section of parents, teacher, and directors who were closely associated with the co-op nursery school movement beginning as early as 1947. These oral interviews document first-hand accounts of local developments and provide insight into the educational philosophies and practices that helped to shape its significance as a national movement.
The project was conducted by Rose Selesnick, then Director of the Crestwood Hills Co-op Nursery School in Los Angeles, California, and a Masters Degree candidate at California State University, Northridge. The interviews were conducted in the homes of the interviewees in the Spring of 1976.
The collection is divided into two series, Audio Recordings (1976) and Transcriptions (1976). Interviews are recorded onto 7 inch reel-to-reel tapes. Transcriptions of the oral histories are bound in a single volume.

Collection Contents

 

Series I: Audio Recordings, 1976

Box 1, Item 1

Brown, Margaret and Betty Sumnight, 1976 April 3

Box 1, Item 2

Cloke, Shirley, 1976 May 4

Box 1, Item 3

Harmon, Fanny, 1976 March 10

Box 1, Item 4

Lampert, Ruth, 1976 March 27

Box 1, Item 5

Senelick, Harriet, 1976 April 7

Box 1, Item 6

Troup, Kathy, 1976 March 17

Box 1, Item 7

Varon, Mae, 1976 March 16

 

Series II: Transcriptions, 1976

Box 2, Item 1

Harmon, Fanny

Box 2, Item 2

Varon, Mae

Box 2, Item 3

Troup, Kathy

Box 2, Item 4

Lampert, Ruth

Box 2, Item 5

Brown, Margaret

Box 2, Item 6

Sumnight, Betty

Box 2, Item 7

Senelick, Harriet (Happy)

Box 2, Item 8

Cloke, Shirley