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New York State Education Department Chief of the Bureau of Social Studies Subject and Correspondence Files

Held by the New York State Archives


Overview of the Records

Repository:

New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
This series consists of subject and correspondence files relating to the development of New York States’ Social Studies curriculum. Subject files include conferences materials, announcements, newsletters, Regents exams, and news clippings regarding Social Studies curriculum development. Correspondence from teachers, administrators and principals concerns Social Studies records development in school curricula in New York and other states. Also included are theses, speeches, and Education Department organizational records.
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Quantity:
4 cubic feet
Inclusive Dates:
1914-1994
Bulk Dates:
bulk 1937-1970
Series Number:
B1934

Arrangement

Arranged roughly chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

The bulk of this series consists of the subject files and correspondence of Mildred McChesney, Chief of the Bureau of Social Studies for the Department of Education, from 1934-1970. The subject files include notes, pamphlets, and agendas from professional conferences, announcements, newsletters, and copies of Regents exams over the years, and news clippings regarding the curriculum development of Social Studies during her tenure. Also included are records about the organization of the Education Department from the 1950s and 1960s. The correspondence files are from teachers, colleagues, and principals regarding the further development of Social Studies records in school curricula in New York and other state education departments.

Records regarding the Social Studies curriculum before 1934 and after 1970 are included as well as theses, speeches, news clippings, conference notes and agendas, and correspondence to former colleagues in the Education Department.

Use of Records

Access Restrictions

There are no restrictions regarding access to or use of this material.

Processing Information

This accession resulted from a project by Archives staff in 2006 to accession or integrate estrayed or unidentified records.

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Detailed Description

Dates Contents Box Folder

Accretion: B1934-06
1931 Master’s Thesis 1
1930-1970 Evolution of New York State Education Department’s Syllabuses in Social Studies 1
1940-1959 Social Studies Historical Perspective 1 1
undated Speeches – Social Studies Curriculum Development 1 2
1937-1958 Thank You Letters Pt. 1 1 3
1959-1969 Thank You Letters Pt. 2 1 4
1965-1971 Division and Staff Meetings Pt. 1 1 5
1971-1973 Division and Staff Meetings Pt. 2 1 6
1948 American History and World Background Exam 1 7
1989-1992 State Education Department Publications 1 8
1988-1990 State Comptroller Reports 1 9
1962 Emancipation Proclamation Project 1 10
1931-1969 American History Regents Exam 1 11
1939-1966 Conference Records 1 12
1950-1968 World History Regents Exams 1 13
1925-1939 New York Social Studies Curriculum 2 1
1962-1968 Conference for Supervisors – Citizenship Education 2 2
1968 News Clippings and Index Card Notes 2 3
1967-1969 State Education Department Handbook and Directory 2 4
undated Resumes and business cards 2 5
circa 1970s Correspondence – post 1970 2 6
1928-1968 Departmental Memos Pt. 1 2 7
1928-1968 Departmental Memos Pt. 2 2 8
1962-1963 Magazine Clippings 2 9
1939-1957 NYS Association of Secondary School Principal Programs 2 10
1952-1959 John Hay Whitney Foundation Programs 2 11
1968-1969 Social Studies Teacher Logs 2 12
1942 Teachers College – Dr. Brigg’s course 2 13
1938-1969 Important Correspondence 2 14
1949-1968 State Education Department Surveys 2 15
1941-1969 Writings by Mildred McChesney 2 16
1939-1969 Programs and Bulletins 2 17
1980-1987 Guide to Regents Exams in Social Studies 2 18
1932-1970 Regents Examinations and Related Material 2 19
1934-1969 University of the State of New York Publications 3 1
1914-1951 New York State Citizenship Education 3 2
1948-1967 News Clippings and Articles 3 3
1939-1968 General File in Education 3 4
1962 New York State Radio Bureau 3 5
1950-1969 Organizational Charts of the State Education Department 3 6
1983-1992 Correspondence and news articles 3 7
1986-1994 Economic Education publications 3 8
1944-1970 American History and World Background Regents Exams Pt.1 3 9
1944-1970 American History and World Background Regents Exams Pt. 2 3 10
undated Bureau Report 3 11
1974-1980 State Education Department Publications 3 12
1937-1965 Memorabilia 3 13
1940-1959 Teaching Social Studies 3 14
1937-1967 Salary Ratings 3 15
1959 New York University Survey of Department 3 16
1959 Program Appraisal 3 17
1958-1959 Self Evaluation Report 3 18
1937-1969 Regents Examinations 3 19
1931-1978 Notes and news clippings of broader thinking for the classroom 3 20
1947-1969 News clippings of Department personnel 3 21
1930-1967 Correspondence and news clippings 4 1
1968 Dynamics of Discovery 4 2
1991-1992 State Education Department News 4 3
1986-1991 News clippings of local education 4 4
1991-1992 Federal Legislation and Education in New York State 4 5
1947-1962 Teacher Salary Study 4 6
1939-1962 Correspondence, Notes and Conference Programs, Pt. 1 4 7
1942-1945 Correspondence, Notes and Conference Programs, Pt. 2 4 8
1945-1954 Correspondence, Notes and Conference Programs, Pt. 3 4 9
1970 Retirement Cards Pt. 1 4 10
1970 Retirement Cards Pt. 2 4 11
1970 Retirement correspondence 4 12