The College Elementary School was created when the old Edison School (Washington State Normal School Training School) was relocated to a new building in 1939. In 1963, the school was renamed the Amanda Hebeler Elementary School (Washington Center for Early Childhood Education). The school was closed in the spring of 1981 after budget constraints declared it expendable.
The vast majority of the photographic prints and slides in this collection depict children being taught in classrooms, playing outdoors and participating in class field trips from the 1930s until the 1980s. Included in the collection are prints and negatives of buildings and prominent faculty members of Central Washington University from the late 1950s and early 1960s, photographs of a student march for a Student Union War Memorial Building (1946), and negatives of other Central Washington University campus events from the 1950s and 1960s.
Founded in 1891, the Washington State Normal School supplied students to oversee elementary education at the Edison School or Training School in Ellensburg, WA. In 1937, the Washington State Normal School was rechristened Central Washington College of Education. As before, the college oversaw the elementary school, renamed College Elementary School in 1939. Central Washington College of Education was subsequently renamed Central Washington State College in 1961 and Central Washington University in 1977.
Restrictions on Access :
Open to the public for educational research.Preferred Citation :
[Name of document or photograph number]. RG012-08-12, College Elementary School, Photographs, Slides and Negatives. Archives and Special Collections, Brooks Library, Central Washington University.
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