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Maryland State Normal School (Towson, MD)

 Organization

In 1866 the Maryland State Normal School (MSNS) opened to train teachers for the state public school system. It had been established in 1864 when the Maryland state constitution was rewritten to provide for a public school system.

Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:

Baltimore Teachers' Training School collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0001
Overview The Baltimore Teachers’ Training School opened on January 5, 1901 at the corner of Lafayette Square and Greene Street in Baltimore City. It was established by the Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners in response to a call for educational reform. This collection contains correspondence regarding the 1924 merger of the Baltimore Teachers’ Training School with the Maryland State Normal School in, information about student life and activities, and official student records.
Dates: 1908-1973

Elizabeth Hartje papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0018
Overview Anne Elizabeth Hartje, a member of Maryland State Normal School's class of 1931 served on various alumni committees including the Alumni Board of Directors, the Alumni Committee for the College of Education, the Phonathon Committee, and the Towson University Alumni Council for Towson University. This collection includes correspondence, photographs, personal notes, publications, programs, and other types of memorabilia.
Dates: 1929-2007

McFadden Alexander Newell records

 Record Group
Identifier: 001-001-002
Overview McFadden Alexander Newell served as the first Principal of the Maryland State Normal School from 1866 to 1890. These records which date from 1889 to 1977 are composed of Newell’s publications, tributes, biographies, and correspondence.
Dates: 1889-1977, undated

Elijah Barrett Prettyman records

 Record Group
Identifier: 001-001-003
Overview Elijah Barrett Prettyman was the second principal at the Maryland State Normal School from 1890 until 1905. These records which date from 1890 to 1905 are composed of Newell’s publications, tributes, biographies, and correspondence.
Dates: 1890-1905, undated

Sarah Elizabeth Richmond records

 Record Group
Identifier: 001-001-005
Overview Sarah Elizabeth Richmond was the first female President of the Maryland State Teachers’ Association, and the first female Principal of the Maryland State Normal School. These records which date from 1860 to 1937 are composed of Sarah Richmond’s personal items, biographies, reports, speeches, correspondence, and memorials.
Dates: 1860-1937, undated

Ruby Arletta Heritage Papers

 Unprocessed
Identifier: 18-11-0009

Lida Lee Tall records

 Record Group
Identifier: 001-001-007
Overview Lida Lee Tall served as Principal of the Maryland State Normal School from 1920 to 1934. After the merge with the Baltimore Teacher's Training School and name change to the State Teacher’s College at Towson, she continued to oversee the school and served as President until 1938. These records which date from 1896 to 1942 contain personal items, official correspondence, school reports, items relating to Tall’s retirement celebration, memorial service programs, and notebooks relating to various...
Dates: 1896-1942, undated

Libertus Van Bokkelen records

 Record Group
Identifier: 001-001-001
Overview Libertus Van Bokkelen was the first State Superintendent of Public Instruction and principal ex officio for the Maryland State Normal School from 1864 until 1867. These records which date from 1889 to 1997 consist of correspondence from Van Bokkelen as well as biographies written about him by staff at St. Timothy’s Protestant Episcopal Church in Catonsville, Maryland, and Towson Archives staff members.
Dates: 1889-1997, undated

George Washington Ward records

 Record Group
Identifier: 001-001-004
Overview George Washington Ward was the principal of the Maryland State Normal School from 1905 to 1909. These records are composed of correspondence and memoranda from Ward, and biographies written about Ward by archives staff.
Dates: 1905-1909, undated

Henry Skinner West records

 Record Group
Identifier: 001-001-006
Overview Henry Skinnner West was the fifth principal for the Maryland State Normal School from 1917 until 1920. These records contain biographies, correspondence, and reports relating to this tenure.
Dates: 1917-1920, undated