|Repository:||Georgia Historical Society|
|Title:||Kate Baldwin Free Kindergarten (Savannah, Ga.) photograph album|
|Extent:||0.1 cubic feet (1 folder)|
The Kate Baldwin Free Kindergarten was founded in Savannah by the children of Kate A. Baldwin. It was incorporated in 1899 as a "benevolent and charitable institution for the free training, instruction, and education of young children under the kindergarten system of education, so as to inculcate in them habits of industry and morality and fit them for entrance into institutions of higher education" as a memorial to Kate A. Baldwin. It operated kindergartens (as many as five at one time) and a training school (also referred to as the Normal Department) for kindergarten teachers. By 1907, there were three kindergartens. The Kate Baldwin Free Kindergartens educated approximately 4,000 children between 1899 and 1943. The school later became known as the Savannah Nursery School and then the Montessori Pre-School.
This collection consists of a photograph album prepared (possibly by George A. Baldwin and his sisters, the founders of the Kate Baldwin Free Kindergarten) for the grand jury of the Chatham County Superior Court. Its creation may have resulted as an attempt to garner support for kindergarten in the public schools of Savannah. The album contains 12 photographs illustrating the kindergarten experience.
[item identification], Kate Baldwin Free Kindergarten (Savannah, Ga.) photograph album, MS 1688, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.
Gift of Lee Alexander, 1996.
Collection is open for research.
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|1||Photograph album, 1907|