Child Development Laboratories / Spartan Nursery School Records
UA.16.173

Summary Information

Repository
Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Title
Child Development Laboratories / Spartan Cooperative Nursery School records
ID
UA.16.173
Date [inclusive]
1928-2003
Extent
2.0 Cubic feet
Language
English

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: "Item title, Collection title, Collection Identifier, Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections, East Lansing,Michigan".

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Historical Note

The Child Development Laboratories are administered by the Department of Family and Child Ecology at Michigan State University. They allow MSU students to observe and participate in early childhood learning activities. The Child Development Laboratories consist of several preschool programs, two of which preceded the creation of the Child Development Laboratories. The College Nursery School opened in June 1927 and operated in various buildings on campus. Its name was changed to the Laboratory Preschool in 1955. The Spartan Cooperative Nursery School was opened in 1948 to accommodate veteran students’ families and was located in two Quonset huts near the Munn Ice Arena. In this program, parents paid reduced fees in exchange for participating in the preschool. The Spartan Nursery School received funds from the Head Start Program in the 1960s and trained teachers for the program. The two facilities were united as the Child Development Laboratories and both moved to the Central School Building in East Lansing in 1988. A second campus opened in 2004 through collaboration with Haslett Public Schools and Head Start.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection contains press clippings, photographs, correspondence and publications from the history of the Child Development Laboratories. There are also materials dealing with the history of the Laboratory Preschool and Spartan Cooperative Nursery School and the purchase and renovation of the Central School building to house the two programs. The photographs consist of scrapbooks with early shots of the Spartan Nursery School as well as well as the Child Development Laboratories. Also included are blueprints of the Spartan Nursery School from 1948.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections February 2006

Conrad Hall
888 Wilson Road, Room 101
East Lansing , MI, 48824
517-355-2330
archives@msu.edu

Revision Description

  May 2008

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Legal Status note

Copyright: Michigan State University Property Rights: Michigan State University

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Central School (East Lansing, Mich.).

Subject(s)

  • Children
  • Education
  • Education, Preschool -- Michigan -- East Lansing
  • Nursery schools -- Michigan -- East Lansing

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Collection Inventory

Records 

Central School Building Undated 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   2003 1

Central School Building Historic Preservation & Newsclippings 1984-1987, 1989, Undated 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   2003 2

Correspondence 1952, 1959, 2001, Undated 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   2003 3

Fundraiser 1987 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   2003 4

History of the Child Development Laboratories 1950, 1966, 1972, 1986, Undated 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   2003 5

“Laboratory Preschool Parent Handbook” 1981 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   2003 6

Lansing Magazine September 1988 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   2003 7

Photographs in September 1988 Lansing Magazine 1988 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   2003 8

Miscellaneous 1950, 1988, Undated 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   2003 9

“MSU Daycare Programs- Descriptive Profiles” June 1980 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   2003 10

Newspaper Clippings 1947-1951, 1953-1957, 1959 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   2003 11

Newspaper Clippings 1957-1992, Undated 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   2003 12

Pamphlet- “Abilities: What Babies Can Do” 1980 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   2003 13

Pamphlet- “Enjoy Your Baby, Enjoy Yourself” 1980 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   2003 14

Relocation of Spartan Cooperative Nursery School and Laboratory Preschool to Central School Building 1985-1986, Undated 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   2003 15

Report of the Spartan Nursery School 1949 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   2004H 1

Spartan Cooperative Nursery School Guest Registers 1948-1954 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   2003 16

Spartan Cooperative Nursery School Correspondence and Newspaper Clippings 1949, 1955,1967-68, 1971, Undated 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   2003 17

“Spartan Nursery School Parent Handbook” 1981 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   2003 18

“Spartan Nursery School Parent Handbook” July, 1982 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   2003 19

Spartan Nursery School Reports, First Report December 1948 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   2003 20

Spartan Nursery School Reports, Second Report, March 7, 1950. (Graduation 1948 issue of “The Record” included) 1950 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   2003 21

Spartan Nursery School Reports, Third Report, July 1951, (MSC 1951 Commencement Program included) 1951 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   2003 22

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Photographs 

Central School Building, 8 x 10, Black and white Undated 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   2003 23

Central School Building, 8 x 10 Color Undated 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   2003 24

Central School Building, Black and white, Before Renovation 1987, Undated 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   2003 25

Central School Building, Color, After Renovation Undated 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   2003 26

Children’s Activities 1928-1987, Undated 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   2003 27

Children’s Activities, 5 x 7 1990, Undated 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   2003 28

Children’s Activities, Black and White Undated 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   2003 29

Children’s Activities, Black and White 1951, 1957-59, 1965, Undated 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   2003 30

Children’s Activities, color Undated 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   2003 31

Children’s Activities, 8 x 10 Black and White Spring 1971 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   2003 32

Children’s Activities, 8 x 10 Black and white 1988, Undated 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   2003 33

Children’s Activities, 8 x 10 Black and White Undated 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   2003 34

Class Photographs, 5 x 7 Black and White 1983 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   2003 35

Class Photographs, 5 x 7 Color 1992 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   2003 36

Class Photographs, 5 x 7, Color Undated 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   2003 37

Color, 1962-1990 Undated 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   2003 38

From Scrapbook 1959, 1967, Undated 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   2003 39

Photographs of Quilt Spring 1990, Undated 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   2003 40

Spartan Cooperative Nursery School, 3 x 5 color with negatives Undated 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   2003 41

Black and white negative of girl Undated 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   2003 42

Slides of Children’s Activities 1981-83, 1984, Undated 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   2003 43

Negatives 1959 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   2003 44

Negatives Undated 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   2003 45

Oversized Photographs Undated 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   2005H 1

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Scrapbooks 

 1947-1967 


    Box Volume
Mixed materials   2005H 1

 1947-1949 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   2004H 2

 1949, Undated 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   2004H 2

photocopy 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   2004H 3

Part 1 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   2004H 4

Part 2- oversized pages 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   2005H 2

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Oversized 

Drawer

Blueprints- Spartan Nursery School 1948 

11

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Audio 

Cassette

Cassette # 1251 Oral History of the Spartan Cooperative Nursery School with Betty Garlick 

1251

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