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

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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 461: Nellie L. Griffiths CollectionAdd to your cart. Request Reading Room Access

    Booklets Now We Read; Metropolitan Readiness Test with Related Correspondence and Materials; Article. There is one item in the oversized box.
    Barcodes: 2726
    • Folder 1: Now We Read (copies of booklet) 1941 Teacher's Edition 1941 Revision Working CopyAdd to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

      This folder contains a revision working copy of Now We Read with edits glued in, and a teacher's edition of Now We Read.
    • Folder 2: Metropolitan Readiness Test 1933 Edition, 1940s Edition with correspondence and test related dataAdd to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

      This folder contains a letter from Gertrude Hildreth to Nellie Griffiths, four Metropolitan Readiness Tests, a memorandum, four letters from Gwedolyn Haskell to Nellie Griffiths, a memorandum titled "Report to Communities in the Item Analysis Experiment of the New Metropolitan Readiness Tests", Metropolitan Readiness Test Item Analysis Experiment, a memorandum titled "Standardization and Other Subsidiary Experiments of Metropolitan Readiness Test", a letter from Roger T. Lennon, and The Readiness Status of First Grade Pupils.
    • Folder 3: Metropolitan Readiness Test 1948 Edition, Correspondence regarding UseAdd to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

      This folder contains a letter from Gwendolyn Haskell to Nellie Griffiths, a letter from Nellie Griffiths to Gwendolyn Haskell, a General Plan for Completing the Metropolitan Readiness Test, a memorandum to Committees Cooperating in the Item Analysis Experiment of the New Metropolitan Readiness Test, three Metropolitan Readiness Tests forms R, S, and T, three Metropolitan Readiness Tests Directions for Administering forms R, S, and T, an Experimental Edition of the Metropolitan Readiness Test form S, a letter from Roger T. Lennon to Gertude Hildreth and Nellie Griffiths, and a letter from Nellie Griffiths to Roger T. Lennon.
    • Folder 4: Metropolitan Readiness Test 1948, 49, 50 Editions, Preliminary Copies and Research DataAdd to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

      This folder contains a mock-up of the Metropolitan Readiness Tests Directions for Administering and Key for Scoring form R, a draft for the Metropolitan Readiness Tests Directions for Administering and Key for Scoring form R, a final draft of the Metropolitan Readiness Tests form R, two Metropolitan Readiness Tests form R, a draft for Metropolitan Readiness Tests Directions for Administering and Key for Scoring form S, a final draft of the Metropolitan Readiness Tests form S, a Metropolitan Readiness Tests Directions for Administering and Key for Scoring form S, two Metropolitan Readiness Tests Record Forms, and a Metropolitan Readiness Tests Kindergarten Norms Report.
    • Folder 5: Metropolitan Readiness Test Correspondence with enclosures regarding Test, 1964 edition, 1962-1964Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

      This folder contains six letters to Nellie Griffiths from Roger T. Lennon, a draft to Roger T. Lennon from Nellie Griffiths, four letters to Roger T. Lennon from Nellie Griffiths, a letter to Gertrude Hildreth, Mary E. McGauvran, and Nellie Griffiths from Roger T. Lennon, a letter to Gertrude Hildreth from Roger T. Lennon, a letter to Roger T. Lennon from Mary McGauvran, two letters to Nellie Griffiths from Paul J. Barnes, two Metropolitan Readiness Tests form A, a letter to Paul J. Barnes from Nellie Griffiths, and a photocopy of a letter to Roger T. Lennon.
    • Folder 6: Metropolitan Readiness Test Correspondence with enclosures regarding Test, 1964 edition, 1965Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

      This folder contains a letter to Roger T. Lennon from Nellie Griffiths, a letter to Paul Barnes, six letters to Nellie Griffiths from Blythe C. Mitchell, a memorandum to Nellie Griffiths from K. Payton, four letters to Blythe C. Mitchell from Nellie Griffiths, a letter to Nellie Griffiths from Roger T. Lennon, notes an pricing, proposed statistics for Metropolitan Readiness Test, memorandum to Nellie Griffiths, Gertrude Hildreth, and Mary McGauvran from Blythe C. Mitchel, a memorandum to Nellie Griffiths from Blythe C. Mitchell, three documents for Test 5 Numbers forms A, B, and C, three Test 5 Numbers forms A, B, and C,  two manuals of  Directions for Metropolitan Readiness Tests for form A, two documents titled "Some Number Concepts we May have a Right to Expect", order of  pasted layout, form one, form two, Metropolitan Readiness Tests form B-1, Metropolitan Readiness Tests Directions to Examiners notes for B1, B2, B3, and sessions one and two, mock-up of Metropolitan Readiness Tests Directions for forms B1, B2, and B3, and Readiness Inventory.
    • Folder 7: Metropolitan Readiness Test 1964 edition, Test Related DataAdd to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

      This folder contains a report on Educational and Psychological Measurement, Metropolitan Readiness Tests directions to Examiners form B-1, a photocopy mock-up of Metropolitan Readiness Tests form B with notes, Metropolitan Readiness Tests experiments forms B-7, A-7, C-7, A-6, C-6, and B-6, notes on the Correlation between Predictions and Achievements, two letters to Mrs. Davis from Roger T. Lennon, comments on Use of Revised Metropolitan Readiness Tests in a Large Eastern City School System, The Norm Populations for 1965 Revisions, Metropolitan Readiness Tests score distributions by sex, Metropolitan Readiness Tests appropriate total - score equivalents. This folder also contains distributions of Scores made by norm group, October 1964 on Metropolitan Readiness Tests, a letter from the Test Department, Comparison of the Metropolitan Readiness Tests and the Murphy-Durrell Reading Readiness Analysis, Metropolitan Readiness Tests 1965 Revisions forms A and B, a memorandum to Miss Griffiths from Mrs. Mitchell, the norm population for 1965 Revision Metropolitan Readiness Tests, distribution of subtest scores for the standardization population fall 1964, two letters to Mrs. Blythe Mitchell from Dr. Harold Bixler, correlations between predictions and achievements on Stanford Primary I Reading Subtest, correlations between Metropolitan Readiness Tests Administered in late September of grade 1 and scores on the Stanford Achievement Test, evaluation report by teachers form, Metropolitan Readiness Tests Experimental Forms and Items Corresponding to Proposed Standardization Items, Metropolitan Readiness Tests Alternate form for three tests, Metropolitan Readiness Tests 1965 Revision, essay: "Metropolitan Readiness Tests When nay they be used," and the Metropolitan Readiness Tests Original (1963) data compared with 1965: Listening, Matching, and Word Meaning. This folder also contains Item directions for B-1, B-2, and B-3 Word Meaning Test, a photocopy of Metropolitan Readiness Tests draft key with notes for Matching B-1, B-2 and B-3, Word Meaning forms B-1, B-2 and B-3, and a photocopy of draft of Metropolitan Readiness Tests with notes for the Alphabet Original form A, statistics on Metropolitan Readiness Tests, documents from 1967 Annual Meeting, New York City, and four test department memorandums.
    • Folder 8: Metropolitan Readiness Test 1960s Publicity Miss Griffiths Correspondence Regarding PublicityAdd to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

      This folder contains two letters to Nellie Griffiths from Blythe Mitchell, a letter to Blythe Mitchell from Nellie Griffiths, a letter to Nellie Griffiths from Kathleen Payton, a letter from Peter C. Scribner, a letter to Dr. George Far from Blythe Mitchell, two pamphlets titled "What Do They Bring To First Grade," four photocopies of Metropolitan Readiness Tests advertisements, a document explaining the Metropolitan Readiness Tests and the Murphy - Durrell Reading Analysis, and article in The Crucial Issues titled "A Test Editor Speaks Out," a document giving a general description of Metropolitan Readiness Tests, and a document of the statistics on Metropolitan Readiness Tests which was included in later packages of the test.
    • Folder 9: Metropolitan Readiness Test New York Edition, 1964Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

      This folder contains a letter to Nellie Griffiths from Blythe C. Mitchell, a note, a special edition of the Metropolitan Readiness Test for New York State form A, and the direction manual for the special edition of the Metropolitan Readiness Test for New York State form A.
    • Folder 10: Metropolitan Readiness Tests 1964, 1965, 1969 copyrightsAdd to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

      This folder contains a Metropolitan Readiness Tests folder that contains a manual of directions for the Metropolitan Readiness Tests for forms A and B, a key to the Metropolitan Readiness Tests form A, the Metropolitan Readiness Tests forms A and B, a document showing the statistics on the Metropolitan Readiness Tests, and a class record form.
    • Folder 11: Miscellaneous from Texas OutlookAdd to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

      This folder contains an article from the Texas Outlook titled "Convention Program Texas State Teachers Association Austin", November 30 - - December 2. 1933

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