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Finding Aid for the W.N. Hailmann Kindergarten collection, 1880-1932
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  • Title: W.N. Hailmann Kindergarten collection
    Collection number: 1100
    Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 17 linear ft. (24 boxes. 5 cartons. 8 oversize boxes.)
    Date: 1880-1932
    Abstract: William Nicholas Hailmann (1836-1920) was a leading exponent of the doctrine of Froebel in early childhood education. He was the director of the German-American Academies (1865-73) and Milwaukee (1873-78) and the German-American Seminary in Detroit (1878-83), served as superintendent of schools in Dayton, Ohio (1898-1903), was the head of the department of psychology at the Chicago Normal School (1904-08), and professor of history and education at the Cleveland Normal Training School (1909-14). He relocated to California to teach at Broadoaks Kindergarten Normal School (1914-20), and later served as the first chairman of the kindergarten section of the National Educational Association. He also organized the Kindergarten-Primary Council of the West. Hailmann's books include Outlines of a system of objective teaching (1867) and Kindergarten culture in the family and kindergarten (1872). He also translated, with a commentary, Froebel's education of man (1887), and edited Erziehungsblätter (1870-73) and Kindergarten messenger and new education (1876-83). The collection consists of manuscripts, correspondence, notebooks, workbooks, pamphlets, books, other printed materials, memorabilia, photographs, and educational materials and projects by and about William Nicholas Hailmann and/or related to Froebel-method schools, or kindergartens.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to UCLA Library Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Restrictions on Access

    Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], W.N. Hailmann Kindergarten Collection (Collection 1100). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Biography

    William Nicholas Hailmann was born on October 20, 1836 at Glarus, Switzerland; at 13 he entered the polytechnic division of the Cantonal College at Zurich; moved in 1852 to Louisville, Kentucky, where he taught modern languages at Henry College, and modern languages and natural sciences at Louisville high schools (1856-65); visited Zurich in 1860 to study kindergartens and primary education; directed the German-American Academies in Louisville (1865-73) and Milwaukee (1873-78) and the German-American Seminary in Detroit (1878-83); served as superintendent of schools in Dayton, Ohio (1898-1903), head of the department of psychology at the Chicago Normal School (1904-08), and professor of history and education at the Cleveland Normal Training School (1909-14); professor at Broadoaks Kindergarten Normal School in Pasadena, California (1914-20); was a leading exponent of the doctrine of Froebel, and translated with a commentary Froebel's education of man (1887); Hailmann's other books include Outlines of a system of objective teaching (1867) and Kindergarten culture in the family and kindergarten (1872); edited Erziehungsblätter (1870-73) and Kindergarten messenger and new education (1876-83); served as the first chairman of the kindergarten section of the National Educational Association, and organized the Kindergarten-Primary Council of the West; he died on May 13, 1920 in Pasadena, California.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of manuscripts, correspondence, notebooks, workbooks, pamphlets, books, other printed materials, memorabilia, photographs, and educational materials and projects by and about William Nicholas Hailmann and/or related to Froebel-method schools, or kindergartens. Included are notebooks and a workbook of Hattie Piening Burmeister, theoretical writings on kindergarten and child care, and teaching materials such as wooden sticks, metal rings, blocks and colored beads.

    Scope and Content Note

    Named in honor of William Nicholas Hailmann, 1836-1920, Superintendent of Indian Schools and leader in kindergarten teacher training, the collection includes books and materials relating to Froebel-method schools.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 3467155 

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Hailmann, W.N. (William Nicholas), 1836-1920--Archives.
    Early childhood educators--United States--Archives.
    Kindergarten--Methods and manuals--Archives.