Mamie MacRee Elliott papers

Mamie MacRee Elliott papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Elliott, Mamie MacRee, 1889-1971
Title: Mamie MacRee Elliott papers
Dates: approximately 1910-1971
Quantity: 1.2 Linear feet (2 document boxes, 2 half boxes)
Coll. Number: ms1388

Biographical/Historical Note

Mamie MacRee Elliott was born in 1889 and died in 1971. She taught in the public school systems in Stone Mountain and Oconee County. She taught at the University of Georgia's Demonstration School in the late 1940s and 1950s.

The University of Georgia operated its own Demonstration School on the Normal School grounds, which had merged with UGA in 1932. Baldwin Hall was the original building, though taken over in World War II and only returned in the 1960s. In 1956 the Demonstration School was discontinued and never revived after the Clarke County Public School system agreed to take its student teachers.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of school lesson plans from the 1910's from the old State Normal School and other documents from this time period.

However, the vast majority centers around Mrs. Elliott's time as a teacher at the University of Georgia Department of Education Demonstration School. Many items marked "Elementary School" direct to this school. Mrs. Elliott kept many books and notes on her students, her teaching, and the schools she worked for. There are numerous progress reports, grade sheets, information sheets, received holiday cards and pictures, and even a school scrapbook project about China. Correspondence and instruction about teaching are also very popular in this collection, though often mixed in with student information.


Arranged by record type.

Index Terms

Athens (Ga.)--Education.
Elliott, Mamie MacRee, 1889-1971
Instructional materials.
Lesson planning--Georgia.
Segregation in education--Georgia--Athens.
State Normal School (Athens, Ga.).
State Normal School (Athens, Ga.). -- Pictorial works

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Mamie MacRee Elliott papers. MS 1388. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Church bulletins and bank statements
2Valentines and cards from her students, 1940s-1950s
3UGA documentation, membership cards, tickets, teaching certificates, etc., 1915-1953
4Correspondence, University, 1929-1957
5Correspondence, Personal, 1912-1967
6Elementary School Grade Books (2), undated
6Elementary School Composition Books (which contain test drafts, lists, an ungraded test, grades, assignments, attendance, etc)
21Demonstration School - Student papers and poetry, work assignments, tests, teaching instruction, 1930s-1950s
2Demonstration School - teaching resolutions and instructions, 1940s-1950s
3Demonstration School - teaching instructions, work assignments, and the book "English Exercises and Tests" (1931), 1931-1950s
4Demonstration School - spelling and grammar tests, library information, survey of Clarke Co. schools (both black and white schools), 1950s
31Elementary School - Student Writings, 1955
2Elementary School - Student papers, progress reports, information sheets, tests, drawings, university correspondence, etc, 1938-1950
3Elementary School - Text Book Inventors (Lost/Unfit, Usable, etc)
4Photographs of Mrs. Elliott and her students, undated
5State Normal School Lesson Plans, 1907
6State Normal School Miscellaneous (1960s correspondence, grade sheet, songs), 1950s-1960s
7University of Georgia (college work, retirement), 1920s-1960s
8Personal writings, undated
41Class project book about China (with math homework from 1956 loose inside), 1935
2Certificate from The Woman's Division of the Board of Missions of the Methodist Church, 1965