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.
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[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.

Container List

Box 1, Folder 1

List of Hailmann's publications.

Box 1, Folder 2

Manuscript on education by Hailmann.

Box 1, Folder 3

Printed material authored by Hailmann.

Box 1, Folder 4

Hailmann's personal life.

Box 1, Folder 5

Programs and announcements.

Box 2, Folder 1

Correspondence to Hailmann.

Box 2, Folder 2

Correspondence “Friends of Froebel.”

Box 2, Folder 3

Correspondence of fraternal educational organizations.

Box 2, Folder 4

Correspondence re Hailmann, the Indian schools and his dismissal.

Box 2, Folder 5

Material concerning Hailmann and education in Dayton, Ohio.

Box 2, Folder 6

Miscellaneous (poems and songs).

Box 3, Folder 1

Hailmann's eductional recommendations, 1902 and 1904.

Box 3, Folder 2

Miscellaneous, Hailmann's hand and others.

Box 3, Folder 3

Material re Hailmann Training Schools.

Box 3, Folder 4

Ephemera, clippings, affairs and news re the kindergarten.

Box 3, Folder 5

Manuscript observations of the psychological development in a child by a student.

Box 3, Folder 6

Student reports of personalitites in the kindergarten movement.

Box 3, Folder 7

Isabel French's photo album, early Los Angles kindergarten teachers, the Los Angeles Normal School, etc.

Box 3, Folder 8

Photographs and ephemera.

Box 4, Folder 1

Diplomas and photographs.

Box 4, Folder 1

Notebooks and workbooks from Milwaukee Normal Kindergarten, 1897-1898.

Box 4, Folder 1

Notebooks and workbooks of Hattie Piening Burmeister from Hamburg, Germany, 1882.

Box 5, Folder 1

Actual notes from practice, in manuscript, by teachers and students of the kindergarten.

Box 5, Folder 1

Papers on theory.

Box 5, Folder 2

Pedologic writings, child care and study, its organization and administration.

Box 5, Folder 3

Professional kindergarten organization material.

Box 6, Folder 1

Notes and papers by students on kindergarten theory.

Box 7, Folder 1

Assorted papers, notes and writings on kindergarten theory.

Box 7, Folder 1

Copy books and work books for the class room.

Box 8, Folder 1

Manuscript notebooks and commentaries on Froebel and the kindergarten.

Box 8, Folder 2

Report on the kindergarten movement in Utah.

Box 9, Folder 1

Kindergarten theory and application, possibly by Hailmann.

Physical Description: Typescript.
Box 9, Folder 2

Diplomas, belonging to Hailmann.

Box 9, Folder 3

Two Japanese books, illustrated with wood block prints, ca. 1800-1900.

Box 10, Folder 1

A selection of the 'Gifts' from the Froebel system, made up of wooden shapes, stick and other forms.

Scope and Contents note

Included are Gifts Numbers 1-6, the Gonigraph, the Gliddersphere, peg boards, and flat triangles.
Box 11-15

Student workbooks demonstrating paper weaving, paper cutting, sewing on paper and stick weaving.

Scope and Contents note

Also included are designs in paper shapes, stick weaving, arc drawings, watercolors, mandalas, and paper folding.
Rubber stamp for the International Kindergarten Union of 1925 in Los Angeles.
Box 16, 18

Collection of pamphlets and printed material in English, French and German on education.

Box 17

Books.

Box 17

Reveries and recollections of a naturalist.

Box 17

Lives of the ancient philosophers.

Box 17

The kindergarten.

Box 17

Mother Goose songs.

Box 17

Songs, games and rhymes for the nursery and primary school.

Box 17

Two children of the foothills.

Box 17

Prang Primary course in art education.

Box 17

Kindergarten guide.

Box 17

Notes of talks on teaching.

Box 17

Pestalozzi Froebelhaus.

Box 17

Songs, music andmovement plays of the kindergarten.

Box 17

Notes on Froebels Mother-Play Songs.

Box 19

Kindergarten occupations: sample work of paper weaving, stitching, folding, etc..

Box 20

Memeographed educational material, on teaching methods, and correspondence for the educational sorority Delta Phi Upsilon.

Box 21, Folder 1

Hailmann correspondence.

Box 21, Folder 2

Kindergarten photographs.

Box 21, Folder 3

School sewing examples.

Box 21, Folder 4

Letters and papers belonging to Hailmann and others, miscellaneous ephemera.

Box 21, Folder 5

Ledger for Delta Phi Upsilon.

Box 22, Folder 1

Miscellaneous notepads and notebooks, in manuscript.

Physical Description:

Scope and Contents note

Containing notes on the kindergarten, its theory and administration.
Box 22, Folder 2

Miscellaneous notebooks and workbooks in English and German.

Box 24

Gift no.7 Tablets, various forms and sizes.

Box 24

Gift no.10 Wooden sticks, small.

Box 25

Metal rings.

Box 25

Large wooden blocks.

Box 25

Gift no.5 Assorted wooden blocks.

Box 26

Small wooden box.

Box 26

Gift no.10 (Enlarged) Colored wooden sticks.

Box 27

Colored beads.

Box 27

Oddments (wooden shapes and pieces, miscellaneous).

Box 28

Shelved wooden box containing metal shapes and cloth.

Box 37

Shelved wooden box containing geometrical metal shapes.

General note

Larger than the one above.
Box 28

Turned wood containers with samples of rocks, sand, clay, etc.

Box 29-30

Kindergarten occupations - sample scrapbook of work consisting of paper cutting stitching and weaving.

Scope and Contents note

Box 30 also contains typescript by Mrs. Hertha Simler, 1833, and The first kindergarten in San Francisco, by Margaret Miklan, 1932.
Box 31, 32, 33

Kindergarten occupations - sample scrapbooks of work in paper weaving, cutting and stitching.

Scope and Contents note

Also contains pictures of birds.
Box 34

Three peg boards, with pegs (incomplete).

Box 36

Wooden box, broken pieces, miscellanea.

Box 35

Work books. Paper folding, stitching, weaving, etc. Memorial album to dead kindergarten teachers.

Box 23

Notes on Froebels Mother-Play Songs.

General note

(Another copy in Box 17)

General note

(Added October 1976)
Box 23

Miscellaneous pamphlets on education, art instruction.

General note

(Added October 1976)
Box 23

Notebooks on the Hailmann Library.

General note

(Added October 1976)
Box 23

Books.

General note

(Added October 1976)
Box 23

Julius Stieglitz, 1867-1937.

Box 23

William Nicholas Hailmann.

General note

(See box 17)
Box 23

Mother-Play and Nursery Songs.

Box 23

Merry songs and games for the use of the Kindergarten, 1881.

Box 23

Merry songs and games for the use of the Kindergarten, 1887

Physical Description: (Revised eition; both books are Part First)
Box 23

6 manuscripts by Dorothy W. Hewes, about the work of W.N. Hailmann in education.

Physical Description: (Copies)

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

(Donated by the author, March 1983, October 1988)