Finding Aid for the Corinne Seeds Documentation Project, ca. 1925-1958

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Finding Aid for the Corinne Seeds Documentation Project, ca. 1925-1958

Collection number: 1419

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA
Processed by:
Manuscripts Division staff
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, February 2004
© 2003 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Corinne Seeds Documentation Project,
Date (inclusive): ca. 1925-1958
Collection number: 1419
Creator: Corinne Seeds Documentation Project
Extent: 16 boxes (8 linear ft.) 1 oversize box
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Corinne Seeds (1889-1969)was the principal of the Training School of the University of California, Southern Branch (1925). In 1929, the school was renamed the University Elementary School (UES), and in the late 1940s, the school moved to the UCLA campus with the first permanent UES buildings opening in 1950. She retired in 1957. In 1982, the school was renamed the Corinne A. Seeds University Elementary School in her honor. The collection consists of biographical and historical materials, scrapbooks, sample units of work, publications and studies, and photographs relating to Seeds' work at the UCLA University Elementary School.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

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Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of Florence Itkin, 1984.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Corinne Seeds Documentation Project (Collection 1419). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Biography

Seeds was born in 1889; in 1925, she became principal of the Training School of the fledgling University of California, Southern Branch, located on North Vermont Ave. in Los Angeles; in 1929, Seeds and the Training School moved to its first Westwood location on Warner Ave., and the school was renamed the University Elementary School (UES); in the late 1940s the school moved to the UCLA campus, and the first permanent UES buildings opened in 1950; Seeds retired as principal of UES in 1957; she died in 1969; in 1982, the school was renamed the Corinne A. Seeds University Elementary School in her honor.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of biographical and historical materials, scrapbooks, sample units of work, publications and studies, and photographs relating to Corinne Seeds and her work at the UCLA University Elementary School.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in the following series:
  1. Biography of Corinne Seeds.
  2. History of UCLA University Elementary School (UES).
  3. Family School Alliance Scrapbook, 1917-1957.
  4. Sample units of work from UES classes.
  5. Publications and studies related to Seeds' program.
  6. Outdoor education.
  7. Photographs.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Seeds, Corinne, 1889-1969.
Corinne Seeds Documentation Project--Archives.
University of California, Los Angeles. University Elementary School--Archival resources.
Elementary school principals--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources.

Related Material

  • Corinne Seeds Papers (Collection 838). Available at Department of Special Collections, UCLA.
  • UES: the history of the creative elementary school [oral history transcript] / Corinne Seeds, interviewee. UCLA Oral History Department interview, 1963. Available at Department of Special Collections, UCLA.

Container List

Box 1

History of Miss Seeds, “Box I.”

Box 2

History of University Elementary School during Miss Seeds' administration. 1925-1957, “Box II.”

Box 3

Family School Alliance Scrapbook. 1917-1957.

Box 4

Summer Demonstration School. 1939. Daily record of The Westwood Movement, 5th Grade, Nora Heflin, teacher.

Box 5

Summer Demonstration School. 1940. Daily record of The Study of Trains, 4th Grade, Mildred Frazee, teacher.

Box 6

Study of The Inca People, 6th Grade, Gertrude Maloney, supervising teacher. Spring 1942.

Box 7

Units-of-work. Social Studies Sequences, Kindergarten through 6th Grade. “Box IV.”

Box 8

Teacher-prepared information relating to the Units-of-Work.

Box 9

“Harbor box”: a unit of study as part of transportation in the community, Grade 1.

Box 10

“Westward Movement Box”: a 5th Grade unit of work.

Box 11

Publication and studies related to Miss Seed's program (doctoral and master's theses) “Box V.”

Box 12

Publications and studies related to Miss Seeds' program, “Box V.”

Box 13

Outdoor education. Diana Anderson, PhysdicalEducation Suervisor. 1952-1955.

Box 14

Outdoor education. Diane Anderson. 1956-1958.

Box 15

Photographs of School program.

Boxes 16-17

Photograph albums.