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Alice E. Fitts Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MC-021

Scope and Contents

The Alice E. Fitts Papers are composed of lithographs, hand written and typed notes, paper ephemera and one bound book. The bulk of the materials document her time as an instructor, Associate Director, and Director of the Department of Kindergartens at the Pratt Institute. Many of the papers in this collection are in extremely fragile condition and should be handled with care.

Dates

  • 1896 - 1916
  • Majority of material found within 1890 - 1910

Biographical / Historical

Alice E Fitts was born in Wisconsin in 1855 and moved to Brooklyn sometime in the late 1870s or early 1880s. Miss Fitts began her career at Pratt as an instructor in Froebel’s theories on early childhood education within the Department of Kindergartens. In 1894, she became the Associate Director of the department – a title that would evolve into the Director only one year later. Miss Fitts remained Director for 22 years, and was particularly distraught to see the Department of Kindergartens (later the School of Kindergarten Training), close in 1917. She continued living in Brooklyn until her death on January 18th, 1943.

Extent

1.35 Linear Feet (3 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The Alice Fitts Papers document Miss Fitts’ time as the Director of the Department of Kindergartens at Pratt Institute through personal notes, correspondences and teaching materials dating from 1896 to 1916.
Title
Guide to the Alice E. Fitts Papers
Author
Ruby Johnstone
Date
2014
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Pratt Institute Archives Repository

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