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04. Children's School/ Baker Demonstration School

 Record Group
Identifier: 04
Records of the Baker Demonstration School. Opened in 1918 as the Children's School of the National Kindergarten and Elementary College(previous name for National-Louis University). Renamed the Baker Demonstration School in 1952 after the schools first director, Clara Belle Baker.

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Baker, Clara Belle, papers

 Collection — 1
Identifier: 04-001
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, articles and addresses, manuscripts for curriculum records, and miscellaneous items.  Most records relating to the administration of the Demonstration School.

Dates: Created: 1928-1961; Other: Majority of material found in 1930-1932

Baker Demonstration School records

 Collection — 1
Identifier: 04-003
Scope and Contents

Administrative records of the Baker Demonstration School.  Self study of the school.  Newsletters.  Newsletter and brochure for the Mary Crane Nursery School.

Dates: Created: 1964-1994; Other: Majority of material found in 1964 to 1972

Children's School/ Baker Demonstration School information brochures

 Collection — 1
Identifier: 04-002
Scope and Contents

Programs, bulletins, advertisements and schedules for the Children's School of the National College of Education.  Describes the services and curriculum of the school, special school events and fund raising campaigns. Also includes original announcement of the opening of the demonstration school at the National Kindergarten and Elementary College's new Evanston campus in 1926.

Dates: Created: 1926-1966

Children's School Student Evaluation Records

 Collection — 1
Identifier: 04-009
Scope and Contents

Contains student assessment and evaluation materials, including examples of report cards from other schools in the United States and notes on evaluating students.

Dates: Created: 1914-1951

Curriculum Records of the Children's School

 Collection — 1
Identifier: 04-004
Scope and Contents

Editions of the curriculum record and philosophy of the Children's School of the National College of Education, later the Baker Demonstration School.

Dates: Created: 1932-1965

Demonstration School [presentation on lantern slides]

 Collection — 1
Identifier: 04-006
Scope and Contents

48 glass lantern slides depicting the Baker Demonstration School and teachers in training at that school from the beginning of the 20th century to the 1920's.

Possibly a presentation designed for students that might enroll in the teacher training program and parents of children that might attend the children's school. Includes images of school children, students of the National College of Education, student plays and student activities.

Dates: Created: 1900-1925

Learning Resource Center Records

 Collection — 1
Identifier: 04-007
Scope and Contents

Records of the Learning Resource Center of the National College of Education. Bulletin issues talking about the center and a floor plan of the center's facilities.

Dates: Created: 1946

Psychological and ability tests for children

 Collection — 1
Identifier: 04-005
Scope and Contents

Psychological, linguistic and cognitive ability tests for children to be administered by schools and state testing agencies.  Created by a number or publishers and authors.  These tests were often administered by the university's Learning Resource Center.

Dates: Created: 1963-1989