Finding Aid of the Mary Knox Henderson Herman Photographs, 1922 - 1995, AV.7001

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Finding Aid of the Mary Knox Henderson Herman Photographs, 1922 - 1995, AV.7001

Abstract

Mary Knox Herman Henderson (1894 - 1982) was an early childhood educator. She graduated from Hickory Grammar School in 1911 and received additional training at Kate Baldwin Free Kindergarten Normal Training School in Savannah, Georgia. She taught kindergarten in Gastonia, Hickory and Waynesville.

This collection contains photographs of various kindergarten classes taught by Mrs. Herman during her career as an early childhood educator, and a copy of the CD Mrs. Rosemary's Kindergarten, which is based on Mrs. Herman's class.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Mary Knox Henderson Herman Photographs
Call Number
AV.7001
Creator
Mary Knox Henderson Herman
Date
1922 - 1995
Extent
0.50 fibredex boxes
Repository
Western Regional Archives, State Archives of North Carolina

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Collection Overview

The Mary Knox Henderson Herman Photographs consist of photographs of various kindergarten classes taught by Mrs. Herman during her career as an early childhood educator, and a copy of the CD Mrs. Rosemary's Kindergarten, which is based on Mrs. Herman's class.

Arrangement Note

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Biographical/Historical

Mary Knox Herman Henderson (1894 - 1982) was a life-long early childhood educator. She graduated from Hickory Grammar School in 1911 and received additional training at Kate Baldwin Free Kindergarten Normal Training School in Savannah, Georgia. In 1922 she started a kindergarten in Gastonia and the following year started a pre-school in Hickory. She married Ernest Knox Herman (1893 - 1979) in 1924. They had one daughter, Rosemary Henderson Herman (1925 - 2013) and a son who died an infant.

In 1934 she opened a private kindergarten in her home on Boundary Street in Waynesville. During the 1940s she conducted classes at Central Elementary School and then in the Education Building of the First Baptist Church. In the early 1950s she started The Methodist Kindergarten in the fellowship hall of the First United Methodist Church. She operated this school until her retirement in 1959.

Mrs. Henderson's legacy was memorialized in a CD by Donald Davis entitled Miss Rosemary's Kindergarten which is a collection of stories about Mrs. Henderson's class. The storyteller preferred to use the younger Henderson's name.

Contents of the Collection

Collection Contents
Box 1
1 - 1922 2 - 1923 3 - 1929-1930 4 - 1940 5 - 1942 6 - 1943 7 - 1946-1947 8 - 1950 9 - 1951 10 - 1953 11 - 1954 12 - 1956 13 - 1958 14 - 1959 15 - 1960 16 - 1961 17 - 1964 18 - 1966 19 - 1980s 20 - 1992-1993 21 - 1995 22 - No date

Subject Headings

  • Students
  • Elementary schools
  • Kindergarten
  • Gastonia (N.C.)
  • Hickory (N.C.)
  • Waynesville (N.C.)
  • Haywood County (N.C.)