Frederick E. Bolton Photograph Collection, 1904-circa 1937  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Collector
Bolton, Frederick Elmer, 1866-
Title
Frederick E. Bolton Photograph Collection
Dates
1904-circa 1937 (inclusive)
Quantity
127 photographic prints, 4 architectural plans, 5 nitrate negatives (2 boxes) ; various sizes
Collection Number
PH0644
Summary
Photographs of public schools and school buses collected by University of Washington Dean of Education Frederick Bolton
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

The collection is open to the public.

Additional Reference Guides

These materials form part of the Frederick Bolton Papers which are described and indexed in the guide to the Frederick Bolton papers, Manuscript Accession no. 0194-001.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was partially provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Frederick Elmer Bolton was born May 9, 1866 and grew up on a small frontier farm near Toham in southern Wisconsin. Bolton became interested in education early in his life and worked as a teacher, principle or superintendent for various two room schools, high schools, and normal schools in Wisconsin. Later he served as dean of the College of Education at the University of Iowa. In 1912 Bolton moved to Seattle, where he worked as dean of the College of Education at the University of Washington.

Bolton authored or co-authored a number of books including The Beginning Superintendentand History of Education in WashingtonDuring his career, Bolton was active in the Progressive Movement. He was a strong advocate for the development of junior colleges in Washington State and played a key role in the organization and success of the Northwest Association of Secondary and Higher Schools. Bolton died on March 10, 1963 in Seattle, Washington.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection contains images related to public schools, collected by Frederick Bolton as part of his research. Several of the images appear in Bolton's book, The Beginning Superintendent . Several photographs show minority high school students. Also contained is a series featuring images of school buses.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Restrictions may exist on reproduction, quotation, or publication. Contact Special Collections, University of Washington Libraries for details.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Public SchoolsReturn to Top

Images appearing in The Beginning Superintendentare identified by their figure number as listed in the book.

Container(s) Description Dates
Alaska
Box/Folder item
1/1 1
New Public School, Juneau, Alaska
undated
Arkansas
Box/Folder item
1/2 2
Photograph of poster describing improvements made during consolidation of schools in Garland County (figure 40)
circa 1930
California-Altadena
Box/Folder item
1/3 3
Charles W. Eliot Junior High School (figure 36)
Hiller Studio, Pasadena, California (photographer)
Building architects: Marston and Maybury, Pasadena, California
circa 1934
1/3 4
Charles W. Eliot Junior High School front entrance
Hiller Studio, Pasadena, California (photographer)
circa 1934
California-Compton
Box/Folder item
1/4 5
Elementary school work room alcove (figure 49)
undated
1/4 6-7
Students in elementary school work room alcove (figures 50 and 56)
R.M. Starrett, Los Angeles, California (photographer)
undated
1/4 8-9
Students reading in elementary school activities alcove (figures 51 and 55)
undated
1/4 10
Elementary school combination classroom and auditorium (figure 10)
R.M. Starrett, Los Angeles, California (photographer)
undated
1/4 11
Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School (figure 15)
undated
1/4 12
Students at entrance of Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School
R.M. Starrett, Los Angeles, California (photographer)
undated
1/4 13
General Rosecrans Elementary School (figure 16)
R.M. Starrett, Los Angeles, California (photographer)
undated
1/4 14
George Washington Elementary School (figure 14)
R.M. Starrett, Los Angeles, California (photographer)
undated
California-minority high school students (probably Compton)
Box/Folder item
1/5 15
Students and administrators
"Our main office."
undated
1/5 16
Students in class
“Our pre-nursing class in the health director’s office.”
undated
1/5 17
Panorama of students on stage with instruments, caption reads “our orchestra”
undated
California-Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara City Schools series: “Growth in effective living through self-adjustment within the immediate environment”
Francis W. Noel (photographer)
Box/Folder item
1/6 18-20
First grade students building a bird bath
circa 1930
1/6 21
First grade students building furniture
circa 1930
1/6 22
First grade students in workshop and model home
circa 1930
1/6 23
First grade students in model living room
circa 1930
1/6 24
First grade students in model dining room
circa 1930
1/6 25
First grade students in model kitchen
circa 1930
1/6 26
First grade students in model bedroom
circa 1930
1/6 27
First grade students playing rhythm instruments
circa 1930
1/7 28
Second grade students in model library
circa 1930
1/7 29
Second grade students in model town street corner
circa 1930
1/7 30
Second grade students in model doctor’s office
circa 1930
1/7 31-32
Second grade students holding mock city election
circa 1930
1/7 33
Fourth grade students wearing Mexican costumes and performing a dance
circa 1930
1/7 34
Fourth grade students wearing Mexican costumes in model market
circa 1930
California-Santa Monica
Box/Folder item
1/8 35
Hollywood High School science building (figure 17)
(Arthur) Luckhaus Studio, Los Angeles, California (photographer)
undated
1/8 36
Sierra Madre Elementary School (figure 13)
(Arthur) Luckhaus Studio, Los Angeles, Calif (photographer)
undated
Colorado-Denver
Box/Folder item
1/9 37
Horace Mann Junior High School (figure 11)
Building architects: T.H. Buell and Co., Denver, Colorado
undated
Colorado-Ovid
Box/Folder item
1/10 38
Ovid High School first floor architectural plan (figure 32)
Building architects: T.H. Buell and Co., Denver, Colorado
undated
1/10 39
Ovid High School second floor architectural plan (figure 33)
Building architects: T.H. Buell and Co., Denver, Colorado
undated
1/10 40
Ovid High School (figure 31)
July 1929
Illinois-Chicago
Box/Folder item
1/11 41
Photograph of World’s Fair Elementary School architectural drawing (figure 42)
circa 1933
Illinois-Elgin
Box/Folder item
1/12 42
Marionettes and stage constructed by eighth grade students of Sheridan Elementary School for a play
undated
Iowa-Tipton
Box/Folder item
1/13 43
Buses in front of Tipton Consolidated School (figure 35)
April 1932
1/13 44
Tipton Consolidated School
circa 1932
Iowa-Wapello Consolidated Schools
Box/Folder item
1/14 45
Cast of ninth grade theater production (with some students in blackface)
undated
1/14 46-47
Buses in front of school buildings
undated
1/14 48
High School building
undated
1/14 49
High School building with Intermediate School building in rear
undated
Iowa-Waterloo
Box/Folder item
1/15 50
Orange Consolidated School bus
undated
New Jersey-Teaneck
Box/Folder item
1/16 51
Remodeled high school building (figure 12)
Dumont Studio, Dumont, New Jersey (photographer)
undated
New York-King Ferry
Box/Folder item
1/17 52
King Ferry Central School (figure 34)
undated
1/17 53
King Ferry Central School images of offices, the library, and auditorium
Miller, Groton, New York (photographer)
undated
1/17 54
King Ferry Central School images of home making department’s living room and cooking laboratory, the farm shop, and lunch room
Miller, Groton, New York (photographer)
undated
South Dakota-Mitchell
Box/Folder item
1/18 55
Eugene Field School second grade “transportation” projects, including model train and drawings
High Studio, Mitchell, South Dakota (photographer)
circa 1931-1932
1/18 56
Litchfield School first grade students in front of “community life” model town projects
Hersey Photo Service (photographer)
undated
1/18 57
Whittier School third grade students with “pioneer life” model covered wagon
High Studio, Mitchell, South Dakota (photographer)
undated
1/18 58
Whittier School third grade “transportation” projects, including model train, ship, canoe, and drawings
High Studio, Mitchell, South Dakota (photographer)
undated
Washington-Anacortes
Box/Folder item
1/19 59
First grade public school students in class
1904
1/19 60
Third grade public school students in class
1904
1/19 61 1904
1/19 62 1904
1/19 63
High school students in class
1904
1/19 64 1904
1/19 65 1904
1/19 66
Superintendent office in public school
1904
1/19 67
School board members in meeting
1904
Washington-Bainbridge Island
Box/Folder item
1/20 68
Junior-Senior High School students in library (figure 18)
undated
1/20 69
Eleventh and twelfth grade Shakespeare and Stevenson projects on display in library (figure 20)
undated
1/20 70 undated
1/20 71 undated
1/20 72
Students in stenography class with typing class in background (figure 48)
undated
1/20 73 undated
1/20 74-75
Students in eighth grade wood shop class (figures 57 and 58)
undated
1/20 76 undated
1/20 77
Students in front of Junior-Senior High School (figure 39)
undated
1/20 78 undated
Washington-Bellingham
Box/Folder item
1/21 79 undated
Washington-Carnation
Box/Folder item
1/22 80
Photograph of Carnation Grade School architectural drawing (figure 37)
Building architect: William Mallis, Seattle, Washington
undated
1/22 80a
 Students and teacher outside a schoolhouse in Tolt, Washington
Tolt, Washington was renamed Carnation in 1917 and the name of the city was changed back to Tolt in 1928. In 1951 the city had a final name changeto Carnation.
circa 1890
Washington-Colfax
Box/Folder item
1/23 81 undated
1/23 82 undated
1/23 83 undated
1/23 84 undated
1/23 85 undated
1/23 86
 Students and teachers in front of Hubbard School
W.D. Ellis, Colfax, Washington (photographer)
undated
Washington-Concrete
Box/Folder item
1/24 87 undated
Washington-Leavenworth
Box/Folder item
1/25 88 undated
1/25 89 undated
1/25 90 undated
1/25 91 undated
1/25 92 undated
Washington-Maple Valley
Box/Folder item
1/26 93 1927
Washington-Osceola
Box/Folder item
1/26 93a circa 1890s-1900s
Washington-Port Orchard
Box/Folder item
1/27 94
South Kitsap Union High School buses
February 1932
Washington-Redmond
Box/Folder item
1/28 95 undated
Washington-Renton
Box/Folder item
1/29 96a circa 1890
1/29 96b
High school students in science class (figure 46)
undated
1/29 97 undated
1/29 98
Student assembly in combination study hall and auditorium (figure 28)
undated
1/29 99
High school students in library (figure 19)
undated
1/29 100
Superintendent, high school principal, and secretary in combination office suite (figure 2)
undated
1/29 101
Senior High School gymnasium (figure 29)
undated
1/29 102
Senior High School music room (figure 44)
undated
1/29 103 undated
1/29 104
Senior High School corridor (figure 8)
undated
1/29 105
Senior High School ground floor architectural plan (figure 5)
Building architect: William Mallis, Seattle, Washington
undated
1/29 106
Senior High School first floor architectural plan (figure 6)
Building architect: William Mallis, Seattle, Washington
undated
Washington-Seattle
Edison Vocational School
Box/Folder item
1/30 107 circa 1937
1/30 108
Students working on machinery
circa 1937
1/30 109
Student in machine shop
circa 1937
1/30 110 circa 1937
Washington-Vashon Island
Box/Folder item
1/31 110a circa 1895
Miscellaneous schools
Box/Folder item
1/31 111
Elementary school students and teacher performing musical activity in gymnasium
undated
1/31 112 undated
1/31 113 undated
1/31 114
Wood shop project
undated
1/31 115 undated
1/31 116
Photograph of architectural drawing detailing public address system in a school (figure 27)
undated

School BusesReturn to Top

Photographs in this series, except item 117, were copied by New York photographer George W. King from original photographs made by other photographers. Dates (March 18, 19, and 25, 1925) printed on these photographs are the date they were copied, not the dates of the original photographs.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder item
1/32 117
Hawkins’ REO Speed Wagon
Caption reads, “This bus has been covering 60 miles per day, covering two routes, carrying up to 25 students as maximum load per trip. It is REO Speed Wagon, special job, chassis lengthened, reinforced and trussed. Body by Universal Body Corporation of Portland, Ore. Has run three seasons – 27,000 miles. Is standing up to its work in fine shape. C E Hawkins owner-operator.”
undated
1/32 118
Mack school bus interior
undated
1/32 119
Lincoln School bus
undated
1/32 120
Delano Joint Union High School Mack Sedan bus, Delano, California
undated
1/32 121
Fullerton Union High School Mack Sedan bus, Fullerton, California
undated
1/32 122
Driver sitting in, and man standing beside Santa Maria High School 2-ton Mack bus, Santa Maria, Cailfornia
undated
1/32 123
Huntington Park Union High School Mack bus, Huntington Park, California
undated
1/33 124-126
Independent School District No. 40 buses, Chisholm, Minnisota
undated
1/33 127
Cincinnati Public Schools Mack bus, Cincinnati, Ohio
undated
1/33 128
Independent School District No. 9 Mack bus, Cincinnati, Ohio
undated
1/33 129
Notre Dame Academy bus, Dayton, Ohio
undated
1/33 130
Students and driver in State College, Boalsburg, Lewiston Auto Bus Line bus, Pennsylvania
undated

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Classrooms--Washington (State)--Photographs
  • School buses--Washington (State)--Photographs
  • School children--Washington (State)--Photographs
  • Schools--Washington (State)--Photographs
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Group portraits
  • Nitrate negatives
  • Photographic prints
  • Photographs
  • Titles within the Collection :
  • Beginning Superintendent
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Bolton, Frederick Elmer, 1866- (collector)

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Visual Materials Collections (University of Washington)