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Series I. Education Prints and Ephemera (small size) 1788-approximately 1930 (bulk 1850-1900)

Physical Description: approximately 2,150 items in 9 binders and 22 boxes

Scope and Content

This series contains mainly copy and writing books (composition books), arithmetic and ciphering books, tuition bills, programs and tickets to graduations and other school events, certificates, trade cards, student identification cards, postcards, ribbons, and printed billheads and letterheads (with and without manuscript text). Of note is an 1847 certificate signed by Peter Cooper, American industrialist, inventor, and philanthropist who designed and built the first American steam locomotive, and founded Cooper Union (Binder 1), and plates from Dean's Analytical Guide, to the Art of Penmanship (Box 1).

Related materials in the Huntington Library

Arrangement

Items smaller than 8 x 10 inches are housed in binders.
Items that are between 8 x 10 inches and 11 x 14 inches in size are arranged in boxes. Items with individual call numbers are arranged numerically. Select items have been fully cataloged and are described in the following format:
  • Title of print. Date
  • Artist(s) (when known). Printer(s). Publisher(s).
Binder  1

General ephemera, 1790-1839 (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 125 items
Binder  2

General ephemera, 1840-1855 (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 110 items
Binder  3

General ephemera, 1856-1867 (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 140 items
Binder  4

General ephemera, 1868-1880 (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 120 items
Binder  8

General ephemera, 1881-1915 and undated (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 120 items
Binder  5

Rewards of merit, black & white and hand-colored (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 285 items
Binder  6

Rewards of merit, color printed, sets (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 345 items
Binder  7

Rewards of merit, color printed, singles (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 195 items
Binder  9

School supplies, services & equipment (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 70 items
Box  1

General prints and ephemera (between 8 x 10 inches and 11 x 14 inches in size)

Physical Description: approximately 90 items

Note

Select items in this box have been fully cataloged and are listed below.
 

 priJLC_EDU_001341  Miami Commercial College : Dayton, Ohio. Established in 1860. approximately 1881

Printers: Gies & Co.
 

 priJLC_EDU_001920  The American youths' diploma. ©1845 ; 1848

Printers: G. & W. Endicott (Firm) Publishers: Redfield, Justus Starr, 1810-1888
 

 priJLC_EDU_003331  Troy Female Seminary. after 1820

 

 priJLC_EDU_003832  The genius of Penmanship offering her aid to Science & Commerce. approximately 1805-1808

Artists: Robertson, Archibald, 1765-1835 ; Maverick, Peter, 1780-1831 Printers: Maverick, Andrew, 1782-1826
 

 priJLC_EDU_003833  Dean's Italian alphabet. approximately 1805-1808

Artists: Maverick, Peter, 1780-1831
 

 priJLC_EDU_003834  Industry. Flee Sloth, the canker of good men and parts, ... 1808

Artists: Maverick, Peter, 1780-1831
 

 priJLC_EDU_003835  Set chancery alphabet. approximately 1805-1808

Artists: Maverick, Peter, 1780-1831
 

 priJLC_EDU_003836  Square text alphabet. approximately 1805-1808

Artists: Maverick, Peter, 1780-1831
 

 priJLC_EDU_003837  Mathematical projection of the whole round text alphabet. approximately 1805-1808

Artists: Maverick, Peter, 1780-1831
 

 priJLC_EDU_003838  1234567890. 1840

Artists: Stratton, William Frink, 1803-1846
 

 priJLC_EDU_003839  Italic print. 1840

Artists: Stratton, William Frink, 1803-1846
 

 priJLC_EDU_003840  ABCDEFGHIJ ... 1840

Artists: Stratton, William Frink, 1803-1846
 

 priJLC_EDU_003841  [Sheet of six reward of merit cards] after 1831

Printers: G. & C. Merriam (Firm)
 

 priJLC_EDU_003842  Troy Business College oldest-largest-best. after 1871

 

 priJLC_EDU_003844  Prof. B. W. Putnam illustrated lecture on pottery. approximately 1872-1897

Printers: Armstrong & Co. (Boston, Mass.)
 

 priJLC_EDU_004231  Brooklyn Collegiate Institute for Young Ladies opposite N. York. approximately 1830

Artists: Roberts, J. M., active 19th century Printers: Imbert’s Lithographic Office
 

 priJLC_EDU_004232  Brooklyn Collegiate Institute for Young Ladies opposite N. York. approximately 1830

Artists: Roberts, J. M., active 19th century Printers: Imbert’s Lithographic Office
 

 priJLC_EDU_004534  Commencement of the University of the City of New-York. 1846

 

 priJLC_EDU_004536  St. Mary's Hall, Burlington, N.J. after 1837

Artists: Collins, John, 1814-1902
 

 priJLC_EDU_004537  Reward of merit. Presented to William Gillespie for his attention to studies and good behavior in school by his teachers. 1828

Publishers: N. & S.S. Jocelyn (Firm)
 

 priJLC_EDU_004538  Reward of merit. Presented to Master Edward Whiting for his attention to studies and good behavior in school by his teachers. 1828

Publishers: N. & S.S. Jocelyn (Firm)
 

 priJLC_EDU_004539  Reward of merit. Presented to Maria Ann Van Doren for her attention to studies and good behavior in school by her teachers. 1829

Publishers: N. & S.S. Jocelyn (Firm)
 

 priJLC_EDU_004540  100 sheets school rewards, 15 varieties, five on each sheet; Edwin Hunt, Hartford, CT. approximately 1832

 

 priJLC_EDU_005238  Education. Mr. N. L. James... 1837

Printers: Telegraph Print
 

 priJLC_EDU_005239  Contoocookville High School. 1844

 

 priJLC_EDU_005240  Fort Edward Institute. 1855

Printers: A.W. Scribner and Co.
 

 priJLC_EDU_005241  Geauga Seminary, Chester, Geauga County, Ohio. 1868

 

 priJLC_EDU_005242  The summer term of Lebanon Academy will commence Tuesday, May 2d, 1871. 1871

Printers: Journal Steam Press
 

 priJLC_EDU_005243  Troy High School. 1851

Printers: Smith, Samuel Stevens, 1809-1875
 

 priJLC_EDU_005245  Rules for the government of the charity school of the Reformed Dutch Church... approximately 1816-1817

Printers: Fanshaw, Daniel, 1788?-1860
 

 priJLC_EDU_005246  By-laws of Oneida Seminary. approximately 1857-1872

 

 priJLC_EDU_005247  Return, of the superintending committee of Montpelier concerning schools in said town for the year ending September 30th, A.D. 1829. 1829

 

 priJLC_EDU_005248  Hoboken Academy ... quarterly report... 1868

Printers: Siebert, Martin W., 1810 or 1811-
 

 priJLC_EDU_005249  Catalogue of the trustees, instructors, and students of Brattleboro' Academy, November, 1823. 1823

 

 priJLC_EDU_005250  A catalogue of the students of Granville Academy... 1812

Printers: Dodd & Rumsey
 

 priJLC_EDU_005253  The American youths' diploma. ©1845 ; 1848

Printers: G. & W. Endicott (Firm) Publishers: Redfield, Justus Starr, 1810-1888
 

 priJLC_EDU_005254  The American youths' diploma. ©1845 ; 1848

Printers: G. & W. Endicott (Firm) Publishers: Redfield, Justus Starr, 1810-1888
 

 priJLC_EDU_005257  Ward school no. 1855

Printers: Ferd. Mayer & Co.
 

 priJLC_EDU_005259  Reward of merit knowledge is power : awarded by the trustees of the public schools of the city of Washington, D. C. 1859

Artists: Arnold, Jno. H.
 

 priJLC_EDU_005261  Illinois Soldiers College and Military Academy. 1866

Printers: Mendel, Edward, 1827-1884
 

 priJLC_EDU_005266  [Rewards of merit scrapbook pages] 1859-1860 ; ©1862

 

 priJLC_EDU_005267  [Sheet of six rewards of merit] after 1831

Printers: G. & C. Merriam (Firm)
 

 priJLC_EDU_005268  [Sheet of six rewards of merit] approximately 1825-1850

 

 priJLC_EDU_005269  [Two sheets of six rewards of merit each] approximately 1825-1850

Printers: Williams, W.
Box  2

Circulars and lettersheets, 1820-1859 (between 8 x 10 inches and 11 x 14 inches in size)

Physical Description: approximately 70 items
Box  3

Circulars and lettersheets, 1860-1909 (between 8 x 10 inches and 11 x 14 inches in size)

Physical Description: approximately 70 items
Box  4

Arithmetic and ciphering books, 1788-1800 (between 8 x 10 inches and 11 x 14 inches in size)

Physical Description: approximately 5 items
Box  5

Arithmetic and ciphering books, 1801-1820 (between 8 x 10 inches and 11 x 14 inches in size)

Physical Description: approximately 5 items
Box  6

Arithmetic and ciphering books, 1821-1834 (between 8 x 10 inches and 11 x 14 inches in size)

Physical Description: approximately 5 items
Box  7

Arithmetic and ciphering books, 1835-1840 (between 8 x 10 inches and 11 x 14 inches in size)

Physical Description: approximately 10 items
Box  8

Arithmetic and ciphering books, 1841-1849 (between 8 x 10 inches and 11 x 14 inches in size)

Physical Description: approximately 10 items
Box  9

Arithmetic and ciphering books, 1850-1859 (between 8 x 10 inches and 11 x 14 inches in size)

Physical Description: approximately 10 items
Box  10

Arithmetic and ciphering books, 1860-1864 and undated (between 8 x 10 inches and 11 x 14 inches in size)

Physical Description: approximately 5 items
Box  21

Arithmetic and ciphering books, undated (between 8 x 10 inches and 11 x 14 inches in size)

Physical Description: approximately 10 items
Box  11

Arithmetic and ciphering books, 1728-1869 and undated (between 8 x 10 inches and 11 x 14 inches in size)

Physical Description: approximately 10 items
Box  12

Copy books, writing books and ledgers, 1824-1850 (between 8 x 10 inches and 11 x 14 inches in size)

Physical Description: approximately 5 items
Box  13

Copy books, writing books and ledgers, 1851-1885 (between 8 x 10 inches and 11 x 14 inches in size)

Physical Description: approximately 10 items
Box  14

Copy and writing books, 1811-1846 (between 8 x 10 inches and 11 x 14 inches in size)

Physical Description: approximately 40 items
Box  15

Copy and writing books, 1847-1855 (between 8 x 10 inches and 11 x 14 inches in size)

Physical Description: approximately 45 items
Box  16

Copy and writing books, 1856-1879 (between 8 x 10 inches and 11 x 14 inches in size)

Physical Description: approximately 50 items
Box  17

Copy and writing books, 1880-1918 (between 8 x 10 inches and 11 x 14 inches in size)

Physical Description: approximately 50 items
Box  18

Copy and writing books, undated, A-O by publisher (between 8 x 10 inches and 11 x 14 inches in size)

Physical Description: approximately 45 items
Box  19

Copy and writing books, undated, P-Z by publisher and blank books (between 8 x 10 inches and 11 x 14 inches in size)

Physical Description: approximately 60 items
Box  20

Art instruction books, 1870-1900, and general education (between 8 x 10 inches and 11 x 14 inches in size)

Physical Description: approximately 35 items
Box  22

Booklets

Physical Description: approximately 5 items
 

Series II. Education Prints and Ephemera (large size) 1814-approximately 1899 (bulk 1850-1890)

Physical Description: 78 items

Scope and Content

This series contains mainly views of colleges and universities, diplomas and other certificates, penmanship examples, and uncut sheets of rewards of merit.

Arrangement

Items are arranged numerically by call number and described in the following format:
  • Title of print. Date
  • Artist(s) (when known). Printer(s). Publisher(s).

Related Material

Items in the Huntington Library Historical Prints collection:

  • priHHC_EDU_0000345 Duff's Mercantile College Pittsburgh, Pa. approximately 1859 Printers: W. Schuchman Lith
priJLC_EDU_000637

Ohio Female College, : College Hill, Hamilton Co. Ohio. between 1858 and 1864

Printers: Middleton, Strobridge & Co.
priJLC_EDU_000668

Hampton Academy _ Hampton Va. : John B. Cary A.M. principal. between 1856 and 1861

Printers: Hunckel & Son
priJLC_EDU_000684

Otterbein University. : Westerville, Ohio. between 1861 and 1869

Printers: Ehrgott, Forbriger & Co.
priJLC_EDU_000685

Philadelphia : Girard - College. ©1848

Artists: Kollner, Augustus, 1813-1906 ; Deroy, Laurent, 1797-1886 Printers: Cattier, F. L. Publishers: Goupil, Vibert & Co.
priJLC_EDU_001917

Library hall, to-night Kate Crary's art tours! approximately 1894-1895

priJLC_EDU_001918

The "triumph" school desk. approximately 1879

priJLC_EDU_001919

This sheet contains samples of real penmanship from Gaskell's complete compendium of elegant writing ... approximately 1879

priJLC_EDU_001921

Diploma Le Roy Female Seminary, ... 1850

Artists: Wade, William, active 1844-1852 ; Pollock, Thomas (Engraver)
priJLC_EDU_001922

Starkey Seminary. This certifies that Patience Hamilton... 1869

Artists: Winham, F. A.
priJLC_EDU_001923

Miss _____ has completed the prescribed course... 1860

Artists: Quesenburg, Wm. Printers: A. Hoen & Co.
priJLC_EDU_001924

Worthington & Warner's commercial college... 1865

Printers: Sage, Sons & Co.
priJLC_EDU_001925

Department of Public Education the Board of Education of the city and county of San Francisco... 1881

Printers: Britton, Rey & Co.
priJLC_EDU_001926

Oakland High School this certifies that Edward A. Ellsworth... 1886

Printers: Baker, Geo. H. (George Holbrook), 1827-1906
priJLC_EDU_001927

Salinas City High School this certifies that Elmer P. Alexander, ... 1889

Printers: Baker, Geo. H. (George Holbrook), 1827-1906
priJLC_EDU_001928

Engineering Society Iowa State Agricultural College. Ames, Iowa. 1891

Printers: Western Lith. Co. (Des Moines, Iowa)
priJLC_EDU_001929

Western High School Baltimore. approximately 1852-1899

Printers: A. Hoen & Co.
priJLC_EDU_001930

Single and double hand alphabet. approximately 1856-1874

Printers: Alvord, Corydon A., approximately 1812-1874
priJLC_EDU_001931

Diploma awarded by Eastman's State and National Business College. ©1863

Printers: Hart, Chas. (Charles), active 1870-1880
priJLC_EDU_001932

The new education. ©1897-©1898

Printers: Diamond Litho-Pub'g Co. Publishers: Diamond Litho-Pub'g Co.
priJLC_EDU_001933

The "new triumph." approximately 1889-1897

priJLC_EDU_001934

Public school teacher's certificate. 1863

priJLC_EDU_001935

Report of the school committee. 1843

Printers: Salem Observer Press
priJLC_EDU_001936

Report of the school committee. 1841

priJLC_EDU_002966

Lecture! Scientific and practical! approximately 1850

priJLC_EDU_003358

Vassar Female College. ©1862

Artists: Winter, Egidius C. Printers: Ferd. Mayer & Co.
priJLC_EDU_003364

Riverview Military Academy, Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Otis Bisbee, A.M. Principal and Proprietor. approximately 1870-1876

Printers: Ferd. Mayer & Sons
priJLC_EDU_004319

Chart B. Practical illustration of Ross' improved modern school furniture manufactured at Ross' American Excelsior School Furniture Works. ©1857

Printers: Torrey, James D.
priJLC_EDU_004408

Young Ladie's Seminary and Church, at Bethlehem, PA. approximately 1838-1857

Artists: Grunewald, Gustav, 1805-1878 Printers: P.S. Duval & Co.
priJLC_EDU_004506

The Massachusetts College of Pharmacy instituted to cultivate the knowledge of pharmaceutical science... 1854

Artists: Kidder, James, 1793-1837 Printers: Senefelder Lith. Co.
priJLC_EDU_004530

[Sheet of 12 rewards of merit] approximately 1861

priJLC_EDU_004531

[Sheet of 16 rewards of merit] approximately 1825-1875

priJLC_EDU_004532

Diploma : This is to certify that the trustees & faculty of Pulaski Academy ... 1871

Printers: Major & Knapp Engraving, Manufacturing & Lithographic Co.
priJLC_EDU_004533

Class graduating September, 1840--- No. 14. Dr. Ebenezer Dodge to Brown University, for college bill... 1838

priJLC_EDU_004535

Nashville Institute of Penmanship and Art. approximately 1886

priJLC_EDU_004563

Lowell's Business College Journal. 1887

Printers: Photo Engraving Co. ; Moss Engraving Company
priJLC_EDU_004564

[Paper with drawings of ornamental penmanship birds and feathers] approximately 1860-1869

priJLC_EDU_004565

[Paper with drawings of ornamental penmanship birds, feathers, and letters] approximately 1860-1869

priJLC_EDU_004566

[Paper with drawings of ornamental penmanship birds, feathers, and signatures] approximately 1860-1869

priJLC_EDU_005203

To the select men of Brookfield... 1825

priJLC_EDU_005204

A catalogue of the officers and students of the Atkinson Academy, June, 1814. 1814

Printers: M’Kown, J. (John), 1780?-1836
priJLC_EDU_005205

Catalogue of the officers and students of Bradford Academy, October, 1816. 1816

Printers: Flagg and Gould (Andover, Mass.)
priJLC_EDU_005206

Catalogue of the professors and students of the Theological Seminary, Andover. January, 1817. 1817

Printers: Flagg and Gould (Andover, Mass.)
priJLC_EDU_005207

Catalogue of the trustees, instructors, and students of Amherst Academy, November, 1818. 1818

Printers: Denio & Phelps
priJLC_EDU_005208

Catalogue of the trustees, instructors & members of Chesterfield Academy. 1818

Printers: Prentiss, John, 1778-1873
priJLC_EDU_005209

Catalogue of the Dow Academy, Wakefield, N.H. August, 1819. 1819

priJLC_EDU_005210

Catalogue of the trustees, instructors, and students, of Brattleboro Academy, November, 1825. 1825

Printers: Messenger Office (Brattleboro, Vt.)
priJLC_EDU_005211

Catalogue of the officers and students of Day's Academy, Wrentham, November 17, 1825. 1825

Printers: Barnum Field & Co.
priJLC_EDU_005212

Franklin Academy catalogue of the officers, teachers and students in the year ending July 19th, 1843. 1843

Printers: Star Print
priJLC_EDU_005213

Examination of the Lowell High School, Thursday, July 24, 1851. 1851

Printers: Varney, Samuel Jameson, 1814-1859
priJLC_EDU_005214

Examination of the Lowell High School, Monday, July 25, 1859. 1859

Printers: Courier Steam Press
priJLC_EDU_005215

Academic school. 1859

priJLC_EDU_005216

Haverhill Female Seminary, and Young Gentleman's Institute. before 1865

Printers: Reding's Press
priJLC_EDU_005217

National Teachers' Institute and American Educational Union... ©1857

priJLC_EDU_005218

Regulations of the public schools adopted by the board of visitors at their session, Portland, October 21st, 1871. 1871

priJLC_EDU_005219

Harper's Weekly. a journal of civilization. 1868

Artists: Fox, Stanley
priJLC_EDU_005220

In republica virtus et scientia. S. Johnston's Classical & English School. 1835

priJLC_EDU_005221

Public education. Grammar school for girls. ©1857 ; 1859

Printers: Snyder, Black & Sturn
priJLC_EDU_005222

Public education. Grammar school for boys. ©1863 ; 1869

Printers: New York Printing Company
priJLC_EDU_005223

Pennsylvania provides for her soldiers' orphans. This diploma... 1872

Printers: Singerly, B. (Benjamin)
priJLC_EDU_005224

[Sheet of 15 rewards of merit] approximately 1825-1850

priJLC_EDU_005225

[Sheet of 12 rewards of merit] approximately 1825-1850

Publishers: Tenney, Samuel Newell, 1802-1867
priJLC_EDU_005226

[Sheet of 11 rewards of merit] approximately 1825-1900

priJLC_EDU_005227

[Sheet of 16 rewards of merit] approximately 1825-1900

priJLC_EDU_005228

[Sheet of 18 rewards of merit] approximately 1825-1900

priJLC_EDU_005229

[Sheet of 12 rewards of merit] approximately 1825-1900

Printers: G. & C. Merriam (Firm)
priJLC_EDU_005230

[Sheet of 12 rewards of merit] approximately 1825-1900

priJLC_EDU_005231

Baker, Pratt & Co., ... school apparatus and furniture. approximately 1881-1885

priJLC_EDU_005232

Wyoming Seminary & Commerical College. 1863-1865

Artists: Snyder, Black & Sturn Printers: Whitehorne, G. A.
priJLC_EDU_005233

The Sterling School Furniture Company. approximately 1875

Artists: Davenport, Rice
priJLC_EDU_005234

Catalogue of the officers and students of Bradford Academy. July, 1823. 1823

Printers: Gazette and Patriot Office
priJLC_EDU_005235

All about Alaska klondike gold fields and the wonderful talking machine... ©1898

Printers: Sears, Roebuck and Company
priJLC_EDU_005236

Bird's eye view of Harvard College, and old Cambridge. approximately 1858-1860

Artists: Kummer, Julius Hermann, 1817- Prang & Mayer
priJLC_EDU_005237

The novelty manufacturing company. approximately 1881