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David B. Walker school notebooks

Ms. Coll. 1034

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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Creator:
Walker, David B.
Title:
David B. Walker school notebooks
Date [inclusive]:
1924-1934
Call Number:
Ms. Coll. 1034
Extent:
2.8 Linear feet (7 boxes)
Language:
English
Abstract:
David B. Walker lived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and attended Smedley Elementary, the Alexander Henry School, Harding Junior High, Frankford High, and Northeast High Summer School probably between 1924 and 1934. This collection contains his school notebooks and projects from elementary school to high school as well as practice forms and notes from his junior and senior business courses.
Cite as:
David B. Walker school notebooks, 1924-1934, Ms. Coll. 1034, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania
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Biography/History

David B. Walker lived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and attended Smedley Elementary, the Alexander Henry School, Harding Junior High, Frankford High, and Northeast High Summer School probably between 1924 and 1934. He was also enrolled in business training courses from the eighth grade until his senior year of high school. According to practice letters and several of his notebooks, he probably lived at 4535 Mulberry Street. Although research on David Walker yields very little biographical information, he appears to have been a very diligent middle class student, attending public schools in the Northeast area of Philadelphia and keeping organized notebooks for his classes. He did not attend any private schools and there is no information on whether he chose to pursue further education in a college or university. He probably went on to start his business career, suggested by his numerous business courses and the copious amount of notes and practice business forms.

Scope and Contents

This collection contains the notebooks and projects of David B. Walker from elementary school to high school as well as practice forms and notes from his junior and senior business courses. The subjects of these notebooks include history, English, math, science, and hygiene as well as lesson books for his assignments. Some notebooks and papers have been dated and the dates for the collection have been tentatively assigned to each folder based on those materials.

In the notebooks of this collection, there are very little signs of doodling or margin-writing. He wrote in neat cursive and there are no signs of autobiographical information in any of the notebooks or the school projects. This collection seems to exemplify the typical subject matter of a middle class student's classes during the late 1920s to the early 1930s rather than a student's own lifestyle.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts,  2014 October 15

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Nicole Love

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Copyright restrictions may exist. For most library holdings, the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania do not hold copyright. It is the responsibility of the requester to seek permission from the holder of the copyright to reproduce material from the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Custodial History note

Gift of the Penniman Library

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Controlled Access Headings

Form/Genre(s)
  • Notebooks
  • Notes
  • Printed ephemera
  • School records
Subject(s)
  • Education--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia
  • Students--United States

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

3rd grade notebook, math and grammar, 1924-1925.

1 1

5a grade notebooks, lessons, math, grammar, and history, 1926-1927.

1 2

5b notebooks, spelling/grammar, geography, and math, 1926-1927.

1 3

5b notebook, geography and history, 1926-1927.

1 4

6a notebooks, lesson books, 1927-1928.

1 5

6b notebooks, lessons, math, geography, and English, 1927-1928.

1 6

6b notebooks, lessons, math, geography, and English, 1927-1928.

1 7

7a notebooks, biology, geography and history, 1928-1929.

2 1

7a notebooks, English and science, 1928-1929.

2 2

7b notebooks, English and geography, 1928-1929.

2 3

7b notebooks, hygiene, electric, and history, 1928-1929.

2 4

8a notebooks, math and science, 1929-1930.

2 5

8a notebook, history, 1929-1930.

2 6

8b notebooks, science, hygiene, math, 1929-1930.

3 1

8b notebooks, history and math, 1929-1930.

3 2

8b notebooks, lessons, 1929-1930.

3 3

8b notebook, corrected work, 1929-1930.

3 4

9a notebooks, science, 1930-1931.

3 5

9a notebooks, English and biology, 1930-1931.

3 6

9a-9b notebook, Junior Business Training [binding removed], 1930-1931.

4 1-4

9b notebooks, science and hygiene, 1930-1931.

4 5

10a notebook, composition work, 1931-1932.

4 6

10a notebook, history, 1931-1932.

4 7

10a, bookkeeping practice records, 1931-1932.

5 1

10a notes, business, 1931-1932.

5 2

10a notebook, history, 1931-1932.

5 3

10b notebook, English, 1931-1932.

5 4

10b, bookkeeping practice records, 1931-1932.

5 5

10b, practice stock cards, 1931-1932.

5 6

11a, practice business forms, 1932-1933.

6 1

11a notebook, spelling and grammar, 1932-1933.

6 2

11b notebooks, social science, biology, typewriting, 1932-1933.

6 3

11b notebooks, business and stenography, 1932-1933.

6 4

11b notebook, biology, 1932-1933.

6 5

11b-12a notebook, history and geography, 1932-1934.

6 6

12a notebook, stenography, 1933-1934.

6 7

12a notebook, business economics, 1933-1934.

7 1

12a notebooks, accounting practice, 1933-1934.

7 2

12a notes, accounting practice, 1933-1934.

7 3

12b notebook, business/law, 1933-1934.

7 4

12b notebooks, biology, social science, office practice, 1933-1934.

7 5

9a -12b school projects, hygiene and history, 1930-1934.

7 6