Maryland State Normal School (Towson, MD)
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 15 Collections and/or Records:
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.
Class notebooks and school papers
The Financial Affairs records houses the business records of the Towson University department of Financial Affairs. These records, which date from 1876 to 1970, consist of financial ledgers, journals, receipts, and correspondence used by Towson University to track expenditures and costs of various university endeavors and projects.
This collection contains materials dating from approximately 1910 through the 1960s belonging to Elizabeth, Laura, and Hannah Hanway (all Maryland State Normal School (MSNS) alumni) including elementary school through university notebooks and assignments, later alumni materials, and a scrapbook from Hannah's time at MSNS.
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.
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.
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.
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.