Kate Baldwin Free Kindergarten (Savannah, Ga.) photograph album
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Kate Baldwin Free Kindergarten (Savannah, Ga.) photograph album

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Unknown.
Title: Kate Baldwin Free Kindergarten (Savannah, Ga.) photograph album
Dates: 1907
Extent: 0.1 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 1688

Biographical/Historical Note

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.

Scope and Content Note

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.

Index Terms

Free schools--Georgia--Savannah.
Kate Baldwin Free Kindergarten (Savannah, Ga.)
Photograph albums.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], Kate Baldwin Free Kindergarten (Savannah, Ga.) photograph album, MS 1688, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Lee Alexander, 1996.


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List



1Photograph album, 1907