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Modern School Collection: Container List

BOX FOLDER CONTENTS
1   MINUTES AND DOCUMENTS OF THE FERRER MODERN SCHOOL ASSOCIATION
  1  Certificate of Incorporation, 1918
  2  *Trustees' and Association minutes, 1958-1961
  3  Minutes, correspondence and attachments, 1958-1961
  4  Minutes, correspondence and attachments, 1961
    MINUTES AND REPORTS OF THE MODERN SCHOOL ASSOCIATION OF NORTH AMERICA
  5  *Annual convention: minutes, 1931 and 1946-1948
  6  *Annual convention: reports of the principal, 1922-1938
  7  *Annual convention: reports of the principal, 1939-1947
  8  *Report of teacher Anna Schwartz, 1936-1940 and 1943-1950
  9  *Reports of teachers other than Anna Schwartz, 1922-1948
    REPORTS OF THE BOARD OF MANAGEMENT
  10  *Principal's reports, 1922-1925
  11  *Principal's reports, 1933-1939
  12  *Secretary's reports/financial reports, 1920-1948
    CORRESPONDENCE AND REPORTS OF THE PRINCIPAL
  13  *Report to Parent-Teacher Meeting, January 19, 1939
  14  *Report to the Conference of June 1-2, 1935
  15  Correspondence, 1920 and 1935-1936
  16  Correspondence, 1937-1939
  17  Correspondence, 1940-1944
  18  Correspondence, 1946-1949
  19  Correspondence, 1950-1952
    MISCELLANEOUS CORRESPONDENCE
  20  1919-1972
    DOCUMENTATION OF MISCELLANEOUS MEETINGS
  21  *Minutes of a meeting concerning Elizabeth Byrne Ferm's book, 1946
  22  Names of those invited to Dr. Paul Avrich's apartment, 1970

*Denotes preservation photocopies on acid-free paper


BOX FOLDER CONTENTS
2   SCHOOL PUBLICATIONS [See Also: Boxes 3-8 and 13]
  1  The Modern School, 1912-1914
  2  The Modern School, 1915 [poor condition]
  3  The Modern School, 1916
  4  The Modern School, January-April, 1917
  5  The Modern School, May-July, 1917
  6  The Modern School, August-October, 1917
  7  The Modern School, November-December, 1917
  8  The Modern School, February-March, 1918
  9  The Modern School, April-May, 1918
  10  The Modern School, June-August, 1918

BOX FOLDER CONTENTS
3   SCHOOL PUBLICATIONS [See Also: Boxes 2, 4-8 and 13]
  1  The Modern School, September, 1918
  2  The Modern School, October, 1918
  3  The Modern School, November-December, 1918
  4  The Modern School, January, 1919
  5  The Modern School, February, 1919
  6  The Modern School, March, 1919
  7  The Modern School, April-May, 1919
  8  The Modern School, June-July, 1919
  9  The Modern School, August-September, 1919
  10  The Modern School, January-March, 1920
  11-12  The Modern School, April-June, 1920

BOX FOLDER CONTENTS
4   SCHOOL PUBLICATIONS [See Also: Boxes 2-3, 5-8 and 13]
  1  The Modern School, October-December, 1920
  2  The Modern School, April, 1921
  3  The Modern School, Summer, 1921
  4  The Modern School, September, 1921
  5  The Modern School, October-December, 1921
  6  The Modern School, Midwinter, 1922
  7  The Modern School, Summer, 1922
  8  The Modern School, August, 1943
  9  Daybreak Costume Dance, 1930-1936 (programs)
  10  Daybreak Costume Dance, 1938-1939 (programs)
  11  Daybreak Costume Dance, 1940 (program)
  12  Daybreak Costume Dance, 1941-1942 (programs)
  13  Daybreak Costume Dance, 1943-1945 (programs)
  14  Daybreak Costume Dance, 1946-1947 (programs)
  15  Daybreak Costume Dance, 1948-1949 (programs)

BOX FOLDER CONTENTS
5   SCHOOL PUBLICATIONS [See Also: Boxes 2-4, 6-8 and 13]
  1-2  Linoleum Cuts, ca. 1929 [2 copies]
  3  Open Vistas, January-April, 1925
  4-6  Voice of the Children, September, 1922 [3 copies]
  7  Voice of the Children, ca. 1923 [2 copies]
  8  Voice of the Children, ca. 1923 [different issue]
  9  Voice of the Children, ca. 1924
  10  Voice of the Children, January, 1925
  11  Voice of the Children, ca. 1926

BOX FOLDER CONTENTS
6   SCHOOL PUBLICATIONS [See Also: Boxes 2-5, 7-8 and 13]
  1  Voice of the Children, February-March, 1929
  2  Voice of the Children, March-May, 1929
  3  Voice of the Children, July-September, 1929
  4  Voice of the Children, ca. 1929
  5  Voice of the Children, November, 1929
  6  Voice of the Children, January-March, 1930
  7  Voice of the Children, May-July, 1930
  8  Voice of the Children, September-December, 1930
  9  Voice of the Children, March-August, 1931

BOX FOLDER CONTENTS
7   SCHOOL PUBLICATIONS [See Also: Boxes 2-6, 8 and 13]
  1  Voice of the Children, December, 1931, and May, 1932
  2  Voice of the Children, April and September, 1933
  3  Voice of the Children, June, 1934, and April, 1935
  4  Voice of the Children, September, 1935
  5  Voice of the Children, ca. 1941
  6  William Thurston Brown, Citizenship in Education, ca. 1918
  7  William Thurston Brown, Education for Constructive Democracy, ca. 1918
  8  William Thurston Brown, The Most Important Educational Experiment in America, ca. 1919
  9  Alexis Ferm, The Problem of Education, ca. 1934 [4 copies]
  10-11  Elizabeth Ferm, The Spirit of Freedom in Education, 1923 [4 copies]
  12  Has Propaganda Any Value in Education?, ca. 1928 [2 copies]
  13  Inklings of Activities of Children, ca. 1937 [4 copies]
  14  Harry Kelly, The Ferrer Modern School, 1920
  15  The Modern School: An Experiment in Libertarian Education, 1948 [4 copies]

BOX FOLDER CONTENTS
8   SCHOOL PUBLICATIONS [See Also: Boxes 2-7 and 13]
  1-3  Modern School of Stelton, 1940 [5 copies]
  4  Henry Schnittkind, Shambles, ca. 1916
  5  Carl Zigrosser, The Modern School, 1917
  6  Conference programs, tickets, etc., ca. 1922-1945
    PHOTOGRAPHS [See Also: Boxes 14-17]
  7  Ferrer School at Forest View Grove, 1914
  8  Halftone reproductions of views at Stelton, 1920s (views used in Joseph Cohen's 1925 pamphlet The Modern School and in The Stelton Outlook, 1933)
    NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS
  9  Modern School history, 1922-1952
  10  The Road to Freedom, excerpts, 1925-1931
    MEMOIRS OF INDIVIDUALS ASSOCIATED WITH THE MODERN SCHOOL
  11  Lillian Rifkind Blumenfeld, 1974
  12  Pauline Henderson, 1958
  13  Harry Kelly, ca. 1925
  14  Carl Zigrosser, ca. 1931

BOX FOLDER CONTENTS
9   ALEXIS FERM PAPERS AND COLLECTED CORRESPONDENCE [See Also: Boxes 10 and 18]
  1-4  "Sven: The Life of an Ordinary Boy" (autobiography)
  5  *"Education and Schooling"
  6  *"Educational Methods"
  7  Mrs. Sam Adel, 1950-1968
  8  John Aronoff, 1938-1943
  9  Judith (Lighter) Bokelman, 1930-1970
  10  Frances Sweida Browning, 1953-1969
  11  Aurora Greenhouse, 1959-1971
  12  Sasha and Gladys Hourwich, 1945 and 1948-1950
  13  Sasha and Gladys Hourwich, 1951-1959
  14  Sema Lighter, 1947-1971
  15  Received by Nathan Marer about Alexis Ferm Fund, 1959-1966
  16  Received by Nathan Marer about Alexis Ferm Fund, 1967-1970
  17  Alexis Ferm Fund: financial records, 1965-1968
  18  Anna Schwartz letter and article, 1948 and 1970
  19  Edgar and Martin Tafel, 1947, 1963, 1969-1970 and 1973
  20  Newspaper clippings found in scrapbook, 1945-1957
  21  Correspondence found in scrapbook, 1955-1957
  22  News clippings, 1933, 1948-1951 and 1969-1970
  23  Newspaper clipping--obituary, 1971
  24  Miscellaneous items, 1897 and 1970

*Denotes preservation photocopies on acid-free paper


BOX FOLDER CONTENTS
10   ALEXIS FERM PAPERS AND COLLECTED CORRESPONDENCE
[See Also: Boxes 9 and 18]
  1  Diary, August 30, 1893-November 7, 1945 (with gaps)
    ELIZABETH BYRNE FERM PAPERS [See Also: Box 11]
     Writings
  2   "Freedom in Education," typescript, ca. 1949
  3-5   *Typescript chapters from Freedom in Education
  6   Articles from Mother Earth

*Denotes preservation photocopies on acid-free paper


BOX FOLDER CONTENTS
11   ELIZABETH BYRNE FERM PAPERS [See Also: Box 10]
     Writings
  1   *Typescripts of published articles
  2   *Lectures, 1895-1900s
  3   *Poems, 1906
  4   *Miscellaneous writings, notes, etc.
     Articles about Elizabeth Byrne Ferm
  5   1905 and 1921
  6   Typescript obituary
  7   Obituary, 1944
  8   Typescript book review, 1949
  9   Book reviews, 1949
    JO ANN WHEELER BURBANK PAPERS
  10  Correspondence, 1944-1969
  11  Correspondence, January-May, 1970
  12  Correspondence, September-December, 1970
  13  Correspondence, 1971-1972
  14  Memoir, 1970
    ITEMS MADE AT THE MODERN SCHOOL [See Also: Box 19]
  15  Birthday Card by Philip and Sasha Hourwich
  16  Abstract Card by Philip and Sasha Hourwich
    COLLECTED MATERIALS CONCERNING OTHER MODERN SCHOOLS
[See Also: Box 12]
  17  April Farms incorporation hearing transcript, 1925
  18  Experimental Schools [issue re. Stony Ford and Home School], 1917
  19  Manumit Summer School [Pawling, New York], 1928

*Denotes preservation photocopies on acid-free paper


BOX FOLDER CONTENTS
12   COLLECTED MATERIALS CONCERNING OTHER MODERN SCHOOLS
[See Also: Box 11]
  1   Open Pages [Mohegan Colony], April-July, 1932
    PUBLICATIONS INCLUDING REFERENCES TO THE MODERN SCHOOL
  2  Everyman [Los Angeles, California], 1914 (Modern School Special Issue)
  3  The Human Culture Digest, 1941 (articles about the Modern School)
  4  Mother Earth, 1911-1912
  5  Mother Earth, 1914-1915
  6  Mother Earth, May-October, 1916
  7  Mother Earth, December, 1916-January, 1917
  8  Mother Earth, March-August, 1917
  9  Mother Earth, Craryville, New York, 1933
  10  Broadsheet re. proposed Anarchist Federation of America, 1934
    MISCELLANEOUS PRINTED ITEMS
  11  Maps and short stories, undated

BOX FOLDER CONTENTS
13   SCHOOL PUBLICATIONS [See also: Boxes 2-8]
  1  Voice of the Children, January 1922, and Number 4, September, 1922
  2  Voice of the Children, January, 1925, and Number 2, March, 1929
  3  Voice of the Children, Number 4, July, 1929, and Number 6, November, 1929
  4  Voice of the Children, Number 6
  5  Voice of the Children, Number 7, January, 1930, and Number 10, July, 1930
  6  Voice of the Children, Number 12, December, 1930, and undated
  7  Voice of the Children, Number 13, March, 1931, and Number 21, September, 1935
  8  The Stelton Outlook, 1932-1933
  9  The Stelton Outlook, 1933 [extra pages]

BOX CONTENTS
14 PHOTOGRAPHS [See Also: Boxes 8 and 15-17]
(photo box)  Portraits of teachers, children and others associated with the Modern School of Stelton, ca. 1900-1962 (25 prints)
   Portraits of Alexis Ferm, 1901-1965 (10 prints)
   Portraits and views from Alexis and Elizabeth Ferm's collection, 1907-1932 (6 prints)
   Portraits and views from Pioneer Youth Camp, 1929-1934 (9 prints)
   Portraits and views of Stelton resident Reuben Rosen, his family and his home, ca. 1930s (7 prints)
   Portraits and views of Alexis Ferm in Fairhope, Alabama, 1950-1955 (10 prints)

BOX CONTENTS
15 PHOTOGRAPHS [See Also: Boxes 8, 14 and 16-17]
(photo box) Group portraits, Stelton, 1915-1925 (13 prints)
   Views of Stelton, 1915-ca. 1953 (35 prints)
   Portraits and views from other communities: the Mohegan Modern School, 1941; Fellowship Farm, 1914; Children's Playhouse, Dyker Heights, 1904-1905 (3 prints)
   Miscellaneous anarchist views (5 prints)

BOX CONTENTS
16 PHOTOGRAPHS [See Also: Boxes 8, 14-15 and 17]
(photo box) Portraits, Alexis Ferm, 1895-1958 (6 prints)
   Portraits Elizabeth Ferm, Anna Schwartz and other unidentified people, ca. 1890-1950 (7 prints)
   Group portraits, Modern School of Stelton, ca. 1915-1925; 1 at Mohegan School, 1925 (9 prints)
   Views, Modern School of Stelton (9 prints)

BOX CONTENTS
17 PHOTOGRAPHS [See Also: Boxes 8 and 14-16]
(photo box) Alexis Ferm (2 portraits) and portrait of an unidentified woman, ca. 1880-1890 (3 prints: tintypes)
   Views, the Modern School of Stelton, 1915-ca. 1953 (12 prints)
   Group portraits, Alexis Ferm with Pioneer Youth Camp, ca. 1930 (4 prints)
   Group portrait, Public School, Union, N.J., 1915 (1 print)
   View of Alexander Berkman speaking in New York, ca. 1914 (1 print)

BOX CONTENTS
18 ALEXIS FERM PAPERS AND COLLECTED CORRESPONDENCE [See Also: Boxes 9-10]
(phase box)  Scrapbook, 1929-1933

BOX CONTENTS
19 ITEMS MADE AT THE MODERN SCHOOL [See Also: Box 11]
(newsp. box)  Froebel toy, known as a "gift" (in small box)
   Rug (51" x 19.25" when unfolded)
   Table runner (59.5" x 15.75" when unfolded)
   Weaving depicting a woman bathing (mounted; 15.5" x 15.5")
   Mahagony block--Girl's face on front, signed "Eleanor" on back (in small box)

Restricted--Fragile Original Documents Represented Above by Preservation Photocopies

BOX FOLDER CONTENTS
A   MINUTES AND DOCUMENTS OF THE FERRER MODERN SCHOOL ASSOCIATION
  1  Trustees' and Association Minutes, 1958-1961
    MINUTES AND REPORTS OF THE MODERN SCHOOL ASSOCIATION OF NORTH AMERICA
  2  Annual convention: minutes, 1931 and 1946-1948
  3  Annual convention: reports of the principal, 1922-1938
  4  Annual convention: reports of the principal, 1939-1947
  5  Reports of teacher Anna Schwartz, 1936-1940 and 1943-1950
  6  Reports of teachers other than Anna Schwartz, 1922-1948
    REPORTS OF THE BOARD OF MANAGEMENT
  7  Principal's reports, 1922-1925
  8  Principal's reports, 1933-1939
  9  Secretary's reports/financial reports, 1920-1948
    CORRESPONDENCE AND REPORTS OF THE PRINCIPAL
  10  Report to Parent-Teacher Meeting, January 19, 1939
  11  Report to the Conference of June 1-2, 1935
  12  Letter, 1920
    DOCUMENTATION OF MISCELLANEOUS MEETINGS
  13  Minutes of a meeting concerning Elizabeth Byrne Ferm's book, 1946
    ALEXIS FERM PAPERS AND COLLECTED CORRESPONDENCE
  14  Writings: "Education and Schooling" and "Educational Methods"
    ELIZABETH BYRNE FERM PAPERS
  15-17  Typescript chapters from Freedom in Education

Restricted--Fragile Original Documents Represented Above by Preservation Photocopies

BOX FOLDER CONTENTS
B   ELIZABETH BYRNE FERM PAPERS [continued]
  1-2  Typescripts of published articles
  3  Lectures, 1895-1900s
  4  Poems, 1906
  5-6  Miscellaneous writings, notes, etc.

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Series Descriptions

Modern School Collection
Manuscript Collection 1055,
Special Collections and University Archives,
Rutgers University Libraries