Katherine Camp Mayhew papers,
Katherine Camp. Mayhew
[ca. 1896-1902] (bulk)
5.7 cubic ft.
Correspondence, drafts, notes, logbooks
Papers consist of source material gathered for THE DEWEY
SCHOOL: THE LABORATORY SCHOOL OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO, 1896-1903, a book by
Katherine Camp Mayhew and her sister Anna Camp Edwards, a colleague at the school.
Included are twelve logbooks containing weekly reports on curriculum, classroom
activities, and student progress, 1896-1902; drafts, notes, and correspondence relating
to specific chapters of the book, ca. 1896-1934; syllabi, course outlines, clippings of
articles about the school, minutes of teachers' meetings, lists of students and
teachers, photographs of children, and printed material. Of note are notes and
correspondence by John Dewey relating to the preparation of the book (in which he had a
hand), and memoranda, reports, syllabi, articles, and miscellaneous writings by Dewey,
ca. 1890s-1930, relating to the running of the Laboratory School, courses at Teachers
College, Columbia University, and miscellaneous matters.
Language: Collection material in English
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell