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Collection TitleCL 21 Hardy School CollectionCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByRachel Dworkin/Debra Maloney
Date Completed:February 2009
Provenance:The items in this collection were donated to the Booth Library by Robert Wheeler in 1982. 
Terms:Education, Primary; Education, Elementary; Elmira (N.Y.)
Historical:Hardy School-The Edward D. Hardy School, built in 1895 and located at 801 Perine Street, was originally known as School Number 9.  Edward Hardy was principal of the school from 1901 until 1942, and the school was re-named for him in 1956.  Until 1924, the school included grades 1st through 8th with a kindergarten added in 1919.  After 1924, the school only went up to 6th grade.  The school was closed in 1982, and the city had it demolished in 1985. 
Scope:The Hardy School Collection includes directories of students and staff, 1901-1942; yearbooks, 1978-1982; newsletters, 1969-1982; programs of various events, 1954-1966; and miscellaneous papers associated with the Hardy School branch of the PTA.
Extent1 linear foot
Date Span1901-1982

This collection contains materials related to the Hardy School of Elmira, N.Y.

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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
Hardy School Programs - Spring Concert, May 24, 1965; Christmas Around the World in December, December 20, 1965; Spring Concert, May 9, 1966; Winter Concert, December 13, 1966.Programs020507
Pamphlets - You Are Needed in Our PTA; PTA Membership Guide; Don't Be a Dropout Parent; National Congress of Parents and Teachers Statement of Principles; Why Our PTA is a Unit of the National Congress of Parents and Teachers; What's New in the PTA? Men!; 1959-60 Parent and Family Life Education Programs for PTA Study-Discussion Groups; You Belong in Our PTA; Personal to School Principals; Facts About the New Senior High School. Pamphlets020508
Hardy School PTA budgets, 1958-1966.Document0206
Hardy School Yearbooks, 1978-1980, 1982.Yearbooks0207
Newsletter - Hardy Happenings, December 1969-June 1982.Newsletter0208
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