Child Study Association of Maryland Photograph Collection, 1962-2005, PP303

Finding Aid to the Child Study Association of Maryland Photograph Collection, 1962-2005, PP303

H. Furlong Baldwin Library, Maryland Historical Society

 

Collection summary

Title

Child Study Association of Maryland Photograph Collection

Creator

Child Study Association of Maryland

Call number

PP303

Inclusive dates

1962-2005

Bulk dates

1966-1990

Extent

7 boxes

Abstract

Contains photographs of events held by the Child Study Association of Maryland. Subjects include the annual closing luncheon/dinner meetings, fundraisers, such as fashion shows and cookie sales, and other events.

Administrative summary

Repository

H. Furlong Baldwin Library

Maryland Historical Society

201 W. Monument St.

Baltimore, MD 21201

www.mdhs.org

specialcollections@mdhs.org

Access restrictions

Open to the public without restrictions.

Use restrictions

For information about how to purchase digital reproductions and for permission information, please visit the Rights and Reproductions page.

Provenance

Gift of Amy Bober-Schenerman, Child Study Association of Maryland President, April 10, 2005

Accession number

7017

Processing note

Processed by Lara Westwood, October 2015

Historical Note

The Child Study Association of Maryland (C.S.A.) grew out the Society for the Study of Child Nature which was formed in 1888 in New York by five women who were seeking education on childrearing. The group quickly expanded across the United States with other study groups cropping up in Baltimore, Chicago, and other major cities. The society’s work focused on the philosophy and science of child development, and experts in fields such as psychology, education, and science frequently gave lectures to the groups on the latest developments and theories in their fields. The organization underwent reorganization and name changes as it expanded. In 1924, the federation of societies in different cities was organized under the title “The Child Study Association of America.”

The Maryland association was very active and led child study classes in public schools across the state. The chapters even funded and equipped a nursery school laboratory at Johns Hopkins University. As the times changed, the mission of the association adjusted. During World War II, the group focused on day care initiatives and ran summer camps. In 1945, C.S.A. began broadcasting a radio show which featured talks with child study experts, information on child-friendly community activities, and more. By the end of the 1950’s, this became an educational television show on WMAR-TV. C.S.A. was also a major proponent of kindergarten and focused its efforts on state-wide public kindergarten classes. Other community initiatives included the implementation of 911 and building playgrounds. By the early 2000’s, membership had begun to decline. While the Maryland association outlasted the national organization by almost three decades, the group folded in 2005.

Related Collections:

Child Study Association of Maryland Manuscript Collection, MS 3176

Scope and Content

The collection contains photographs of events held by the Child Study Association of Maryland. Subjects include the annual closing luncheon/dinner meetings, fundraisers, such as fashion shows and cookie sales, and other events. The albums for individual chapters of C.S.A., including World of Wonder and Yours and Mine, may be of particular interest, as they provide a more in-depth look at the membership, events, and meetings of these chapters. The collection also includes a large number of slides. A presentation of the history of C.S.A. was created using some of these slides and was shown at the 2005 80th anniversary event.

The collection is broken into eight series based on subject and/or medium: Albums, Activities and Events, Sadie Ginsberg, Government, Television Show, Quilt Project, Slide Collection, and Scrapbook Pages. Within these series, the images are arranged chronologically. The majority of the collection is not identified, but general date ranges and subjects can be determined.

Container List

Contents

Dates

Image ID #

Box

Series I: Albums

 

 

 

Subseries I: Organization Albums

 

 

 

Child Study of Study Association of Baltimore, Inc.

1966-1967

PP303.001

1

Child Study of Study Association of Maryland

1969-1975

PP303.002

1

Child Study of Study Association of Maryland

1975-1979

PP303.003

2

Child Study of Study Association of Maryland

1976-1984

PP303.004

2

Subseries II: Organization Events Albums

 

 

 

Fashion Show

May 9, 1974

PP303.005

3

Golden Anniversary Luncheon and Meeting

May 9, 1974

PP303.006

3

Cookie Winner

1996

PP303.007

3

Subseries III: Chapter Albums

 

 

 

Druid Park West

1966-1983

PP303.008

4

Druid Park West

1966-1987

PP303.009

5

Family Tree

1982-1987

PP303.010

5

Micki Schiff Bruce Memorial Chapter

1964-1973

PP303.011

5

World of Wonder

1983-1987

PP303.012

6

Yours and Mine

1971-1972

PP303.013

6

Yours and Mine

1973-1976

PP303.014

6

Yours and Mine

1976-1978

PP303.015

6

Yours and Mine

1978-1980

PP303.016

6

Series II: Activities and Events

 

 

 

Subseries I: Annual Luncheons/Dinners and Meetings

 

 

 

Unidentified meetings

ca. 1960's

PP303.017-.020

7

Child Study Luncheon

1966

PP303.021

7

Unidentified meetings

ca. 1970's

PP303.022-.041

7

Annual Luncheon/Dinner

May 1970

PP303.042-.052

7

Dr. Lee Salk

1974

PP303.053-.054

7

50th Anniversary Celebration Fashion Show; Ellie and Lynn Gold

1974

PP303.055

7

Elaine Stein and Margie Belsky at C.S.A. 50th Anniversary

1974

PP303.056

7

Child Study Association Annual Meeting at the Suburban Club; Barbara Friedman, President, Margery Belsky, Brenda Belsky

1976

PP303.057

7

Child Study Association Annual Meeting at the Suburban Club; Bobby Koger, Bess Goldman, Mrs. Roger S. B. Hartz

1976

PP303.058

7

Child Study Association Annual Meeting at the Suburban Club; Barbara Friedman, President, Brenda Belsky, Vice President

1976

PP303.059

7

Unidentified meetings

March 1978

PP303.060-.062

7

Unidentified meetings

May 1978

PP303.063

7

Unidentified meetings

June 1978

PP303.064-.068

7

Annual Luncheon/Dinner

ca. 1979

PP303.069-.077

7

Unidentified meetings

ca. 1980's

PP303.078-.126

7

Unidentified meetings

October 1981

PP303.126A

7

Annual Luncheon/Dinner

June 1982

PP303.127-.136

7

80th Anniversary Celebration

2005

PP303.137-.155

7

Subseries II: Family Events

 

 

 

Hayride

ca. 1970's

PP303.156-.157

7

Picnic

ca. 1970's

PP303.158

7

Puppet show?

ca. 1970's

PP303.159

7

Bus trip?

ca. 1970's

PP303.160

7

Gymnastics event?

December 1977

PP303.161

7

Gymnastics event?

December 1979

PP303.162

7

Children on jungle gym

June 1980

PP303.163

7

Unidentified event

September 1981

PP303.164

7

Family Fair

June 1993

PP303.165-.178

7

Series III: Sadie Ginsberg

 

 

 

Sadie Ginsberg's grandchildren at BabyFest

no date

PP303.179

7

Sadie Ginsberg at Children's Fair

June 1981

PP303.180

7

Series IV: Government

 

 

 

Event with Theodore McKeldin

ca. 1960's

PP303.181

7

Child Study Association of Maryland Week

1974

PP303.182-.185

7

Series V: Television Show

 

 

 

"Family in a Changing World;" Reverend Edward G. Carroll, Richard Steiner, Right Reverend Monsignor David I. Dorsch, Esther Lazarus

January 19, 1962/1963

PP303.186

7

"A Look at Sex Education;" Barbara Blumberg, Lois Wolf, Marilyn Katzen, Dr. Marvin Sager, Helene Masland, Susan Chadrow

May 27, 1967?

PP303.187

7

"Population Dynamics;" Linda Litofsky, Ellen Stein, Thelma Polon, Barbara Ballan, Dr. David Solomon

June 3, 1967?

PP303.188

7

Series VI: Quilt Project

 

 

 

Quilt Project

ca. 2000

PP303.189-.208

7

Series VII: Slide Collection

 

 

 

80th Anniversary Celebration slide presentation

ca.1960-1990

PP303.209-.303

7

Events and activities

ca.1960-1990

PP303.304-.369

7

Series VIII: Scrapbook Pages

 

 

 

Closing Meeting

June 7, 1979

PP303.370

7

Pages

ca. 1980-1999

PP303.371-.375

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

Games