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San Jose State Normal School Teaching Tools Collection
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Educational Teaching Tools Series I: 1896-1927

Physical Description: 17.0 boxes

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series consists of early education teaching tools based on the educational philosophy of German educator Friedrich Froebel, and manufactured by the Milton Bradley Company. The series consists of Froebel's Gifts and Occupations in addition to sewing and reading cards and other manipulatives. Also included are tin containers of stories on microform and music scores used to teach music to children.


This series is arranged chronologically by format.
Box 1

Froebel's Gifts, building blocks 1896-1927

Box 2

Seat work cards, basic skills, teaching tools 1896-1927

Box 3

Gift 3 blocks, shape puzzles, word cards. 1896-1927

Box 4

Gift 3 and 4 blocks, wire circles in various sizes, colored rings made of wood. 1896-1927

Box 5

Gift 6 wooden building blocks. 1896-1927

Box 6

Gift 6 building materials, colored spools. 1896-1927

Box 7

Gift 5, Dicky Dare story steps, math flash cards, parquetry tiles. 1896-1927

Box 8

Seat work cards, stories on microform, wooden tiles. 1896-1927

Box 9

Gift 5 building blocks, word cubes, fabric sample kit. 1896-1927

Box 10

Peg board, colored pegs, building blocks. 1896-1927

Box 11

Gift 5, story building blocks. 1896-1927

Box 12

1927 yearbook, sewing cards, musical scores, sewing samples. 1896-1927

Box 13

Gift 5 building blocks. 1896-1927

Box 14

Seat work cards, math booklets. 1896-1927

Box 15

Educational Tools made of wood. 1896-1927

Box 16

Gift 4, colored pegs, large colored blocks, weaving and seatwork cards. 1904-1926

Box 17

Reading cards, Ideal School Supply,word cards,letter and number cards. 1925-1927