Nellie L. Griffiths Collection, 1926-1969Add to your cart.

By Ashley Rankin

Collection Overview

Title: Nellie L. Griffiths Collection, 1926-1969Add to your cart.
ID: 01/ UG.0004
Extent: 3.0 Boxes

Abstract

This collection contains professional writings of Nellie L. Griffiths, Professor of Early Education, including publications and their manuscript drafts/copies; her reading copies of speeches and presentations; correspondence; materials relating to her work at NT, including working with the Reading Laboratory; and other items. Publications include: Now We Read; Manuscript Writing; Metropolitan Readiness Test; and various periodical articles.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Publications; Publications with manuscript copy; Essays on Education, MSS; Speeches; "Manuscript Writing" -a booklet with correspondence and data; Children's Handwriting Guides with copy of publications; The North Texas State University Reading Laboratory; Now We Read; Metropolitan Readiness Test.

Collection Historical Note

Nellie L. Griffiths was born in Missouri on September 16, 1983. In 1927, she was hired by North Texas State Teachers College to teach Elementary Education. She would go on to be Professor of Education, Supervisor in Laboratory School, Supervisor of Student Teachers, and after her retirement in 1962, she was recognized with the status of Emeritus Faculty. While teaching, she helped to develop an advance course in the psychology and teaching of reading with an emphasis on the psychology of the reading process. She also established the Reading Laboratory. Throughout her career she was a prolific author of articles and booklets, and contributed to many publications. She also gave many speeches and presentations on elementary education. She was also one of the creators of the Metropolitan Readiness Test. Professor Griffiths passed away December 23, 1977.

Access Information

Access Restrictions:

This colllection is not restricted.

Use Restrictions:

Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Archives and Rare Books department. Copyright restrictions may apply.

Physical Access Note:

This collection is stored off-site and requires a minimum of 24 hour notice prior to use.

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Administrative Information

Repository: University Archives
Preferred Citation: Nellie L. Griffiths Collection, University of North Texas Special Collections

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  • Box 460: Nellie L. Griffiths CollectionAdd to your cart. Request Reading Room Access

    Autobiography; Publications (1931-1949); Publications with Manuscript Copy (1930-1936); Manuscript of Essays on Education; Speeches (1930-1934); Booklet "Manuscript Writing" with Related Data; NTSU Reading Laboratory Materials; Booklets Now We Read and Related Date. There are two items in the oversized box.
    Barcodes: 2727
    • Folder 1: Brief Autobiographical Account of Nellie Griffiths Career 1966Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

      This folder contains a letter to Blythe Mitchell from Nellie Griffiths about her own career.
    • Folder 2: Publications with Manuscript Copy 1930-1936Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

      This folder contains a pamphlet for the Regional Conferences for the American National Red Cross in 1933, an article and the manuscript copy for "Drill" by Nellie Griffiths, an article and manuscript copy (which was titled The Junior Red Cross and the School Objective) of the article "The Junior Red Cross Is a Way of Living" by Nellie Griffiths, which was published in the January 1934 issue of The Red Cross Courier. This folder also contains an article and the manuscript copy (which was titled Criteria for a Report, News, or Discussion Period) of the article "Criteria for Discussion Period" by Nellie Griffiths, which was published in the December 1933 issue of The Texas Outlook. This folder also contains the article titled "The Right Teacher for the Right Place" by Nellie Griffiths which was published in the Elementary Principals and Supervisors, two letters from the Rand McNally and Company Publishers requesting an article to be written by Griffiths for the Child Life Magazine, the January 1937 issue of Child Life Magazine, which contains the article "Teaching Attitudes" by Griffiths, and a manuscript for the "Readiness to Read ---What?" that was published in Texas Outlook.
    • Folder 3: Publications, 1931-1949Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

      This folder contains a cutout of an article titled "One Method of Wasting School Funds," a pamphlet by Nellie Griffiths titled "A Suggested Order for Presenting and Teaching The Multiplication and Divison Combinations Together with A Summary of Points to Stress in Learning," and a letter from Warwick and York Incorporated.
    • Folder 4: Essays on Education, MSSAdd to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

      This folder contains the following: three essay written by Nellie Griffiths titled "Some Psychological Principles on Which to Base the Teaching of Beginning Writing," "How Does Student-Teaching Help Prospective Teachers to Realize Their Professional Objective?" and "Social Studies in the Elementary Grades" This folder also contains children's practice sheets for writing and research on schooling.
    • Folder 5: Speeches, 1930-1934Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

      This folder contains the following: seven speeches: three of which are untitled, "Trends in Modern Education - 1930," "The Place of the Kindergarten in the Modern Educational Movement," "The Function of the Teacher in the Activity Room," and "The Depression as the Primary School's Opportunity," three programs: "The Texas Society of College Teachers of Education," Kindergarten - Primary Sectional Meetings," and "The Fourth Annual Teacher-Training Conference," a newspaper clipping, a note, and a letter from Texarkana, TX, Public Schools.
    • Folder 6: "Manuscript Writing" a booklet with correspondence and dataAdd to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

      This folder contains two drafts of Nellie Griffiths' booklet "Manuscript Writing, Its Advantages, How to Teach It," four letters from Hall and McCreary Company to Miss Griffiths about her booklet, a sample of a children's writing practice sheets, and a letter from International House.
    • Folder 7: Children's Handwriting Guides with copy of publicationAdd to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

      This folder contains the following a newspaper clipping of the article "Professor Designs New Manuscript Alphabet in Handwriting Guides," the Children's Handwriting Guides, Guide one Manuscript, the Brief Children's Handwriting Guides Manuscript, and the Brief Children's Handwriting Guide.
    • Folder 8: NTSU Reading Laboratory Correspondence and Data Relating to OriginAdd to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

      This folder contains the following: a letter from President McConnell of NTSU to Miss Griffiths, a letter from Miss Griffiths to the Committee on Research Problems at NTSU, two letters to the students from Imogene Bentley, a letter to Dr. Snow from Miss Griffiths, Requisition form, research, a questionnaire, testing results for freshman, and hand-drawn graphs.
    • Folder 9: The NTSU Reading Laboratory Essay Explaining LabAdd to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

      This folder contains an explanation of the Activities of the Reading Laboratory for the Spring Semester in 1945 and the results of the students who participated.
    • Folder 10: NTSU Reading Laboratory Research Data and Essay on NearPoint VisionAdd to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

      This folder contains an essay titled "The Development of the Near Point Vision of Twenty-Five Children," a draft of an untitled essay, a letter to Dr. Gray from Miss Griffiths, reports one, two, and three, an essay titled "An Inquiry into the Reading Abilities of the Freshman Fall 1944," two questionnaires, two summaries to the questionnaire, an outline of the "Activities of the Reading Laboratory - Spring Semester, 1945, a draft for "Some Results of the Freshman Testing Program Fall 1945, an untitled report, notes, an essay "Some Results of the Freshman Testing Program," hand-drawn graphs, and an essay 'A Study of the Reading Scores for Freshman 1945-1946."
    • Folder 11: Now We Read Materials Used to Prepare Booklet and RevisionsAdd to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

      This folder contains a mock up for Nellie Griffiths' booklet Now We Read, two drafts for the book, notes, and a letter from the Economy Company to Miss Griffiths.
    • Folder 12: Now We Read (copies of booklet) 1941 CopyrightsAdd to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

      This folder contains two copies of the student's edition of Now We Read, a copy of the teacher's edition of Now We Read, a brief on Now We Read, and two newspaper clippings about Now We Read.

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