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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.
[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.
|2-3||College student aides||1970s-1980s|
|2-4||Faculty and Staff|
|2-5||Festival of Nations||1953|
|2-8||Hans Haupel – Second grade class from Germany||1930s|
|2-11||Newspaper clippings and ephemera||1939-1976|
|2-16||Playground of Hebeler Elementary School|
|3-5||Student Union Building War Memorial||March, 1946|
|3-6||Student witness construction of Hebeler Hall||1938|
|3-9||Negatives - miscellaneous|
|3-10||Slides – Class photographs|
|3-11||Slides – Classroom activities||1950s-1960s|
|3-12||Slides – Classroom activities||1973-1976|
|3-13||Slides – Classroom activities||1977-1979|
|3-14||Slides – Faculty and Staff|
|3-15||Slides – Field trips|
|3-16||Slides – Outdoor activities and Playground|
|3-17||Slides – Pre-school|
|4-1||Mabel T. Anderson|
|4-3||Black Hall and Group Conference Center||circa 1961|
|4-4||Board of Trustees||1962|
|4-5||Bouillon Library Dedication||1963|
|4-6||James E. Brooks||circa 1960s|
|4-8||Class of 1912 – Reunion||1962|
|4-10||Getz-Short Apartments||circa 1960|
|4-13||Holmes Dining Hall||1963|
|4-15||Robert E. McConnell||circa 1950s|
|4-16||Ernest L. Muzzall|
|4-17||Leo Nicholson||circa 1960s|
|4-18||Nicholson Pavilion||circa 1960|
|4-19||Stephens-Whitney Hall||circa 1960|
|5-1||Oversized photographs and newspaper clippings|