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


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 460,461: Oversized box 458-466Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access

    This oversized box contains two other collections the Campus Ephemra Papers and the College of Business Administration Papers.

    The following for the Nellie L. Griffiths Collection for box 460: a Purdue Reading Scores table and an Otis Reading Scores table. The following is for box 461: Table 00 Correlations of MRT subtests and total scores with Metropolitan Achievement tests.

    Barcodes: 2725

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