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Mary Knox Henderson Herman Photographs


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.

Title

Mary Knox Henderson Herman Photographs

Collection Number

AV.7001

Date(s)

1922-1995

Physical Description
Boxes
1.00
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.

Creator

Mary Knox Henderson Herman

Repository

Western Regional Archives, State Archives of North Carolina


Arranged chronologically


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.


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.


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

Folder 1: 1922 Hickory Kindergarten Class

Folder 2: 1923 Gastonia

Folder 3: 1929 - 1930

Folder 4: 1940

Folder 5: 1942

Folder 6: 1943

Folder 7: 1946 - 1947

Folder 8: 1950

Folder 9: 1951

Folder 10: 1953

Folder 11: 1954

Folder 12: 1956

Folder 13: 1958

Folder 14: 1959

Folder 15: 1960

Folder 16: 1961

Folder 17: 1964

Folder 18: 1966

Folder 19: 1980s

Folder 20: 1992 - 1993

Folder 21: 1995

Folder 22: No Date

Folder 23: Donation paperwork