|Title||Lewis and Clark Centennial American Pacific Exposition and Oriental Fair volumes |
|Finding Aid Identifier||MsSC 241 |
|Finding Aid Title||Finding aid for MsSC 241, Lewis and Clark Centennial American Pacific Exposition and Oriental Fair volumes |
|Subject||finding aid; Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition; education; school; children; Olympia, WA; Snohomish County, WA |
|Abstract||As part of the Washington State exhibit at The Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition held in Portland, OR in 1905, various school districts throughout the state submitted examples of student work. |
|Biography||The Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition, officially known at the Lewis and Clark Centennial American Pacific Exposition and Oriental Fair, was held in Portland, OR, June 1 to October 14, 1905. The Exposition included exhibits from 21 countries and several states. Over 2.5 million people attended the fair during its four month run.
Washington, like other neighboring states, provided a building and exhibits extolling the virtues and promise of the state. The Washington exhibit had a component dedicated to the education of its children and included numerous examples of school work provided by school districts around the state. |
|Scope and Content||The collection consists of two bound volumes of examples of school work submitted by districts from around the state. Included are original essays written by students, examples of artwork, mathematics, geography, nature study, and penmanship in grades one through eight. One volume is from rural schools in Snohomish County (grades one through eight) and the other is from schools in Olympia, WA (grade two). Each grouping is accompanied by a "Teacher's Statement" which includes: subject, grade or year, regular or special work, time allowed for completion of the work, number of weeks studied, number of hours given to class instruction, number of students in the class, number students whose work is included, and name of teacher.
These volumes provide excellent examples for the study of childhood education during the period, each volume containing over two hundred specimens of work. They also provide an opportunity for comparison between city and rural schools.
There may have been a large number of volumes on exhibit as these volumes are numbered 562 (Olympia) and 565 (Snohomish County).
|Keywords||finding aid; Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition; education; school; children; Olympia, WA; Snohomish County, WA |
|Inclusive Dates||1905 |
|Volume||2 v. |
|Accession number||2011.87.1; 2011.87.2 |
|Electronic Publisher||Washington State Historical Society |
|Object Type||finding aid |
|Format||text / pdf |
|Rights||Property of the Washington State Historical Society - All Rights Reserved |
|Data Entry||lpt |