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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
Directory of Hardy School Faculty, 1901-1942Notebook0101
Roster of Hardy School graduates, 1902-1942Notebook0102
Hardy School Annual Reports of the Library and Principal, 1920-1960.Notebook0103
Flyers, notices and memos for Edward Hardy School events and PTA meetings, 1955 to 1966. Flyers020101
By-Laws of the Edward D. Hardy School Parent-Teacher Association, 1961.Document020104
Photograph of Mary Connelly, Barbara Shive and Edward Hardy, September 1956. Photograph020201
Photographs of Hardy School students Margie Weston, Randy Hodge, Bill Tenny and Henry Walicke in costumes, May 1977.Photographs020202
Edward D. Hardy School PTA meeting and events calendars with officer lists, 1956-1970, 1974-75. Documents0203
PTA items, including notices of events, by-laws, and teaching tips, 1928-1965Documents0204
Constitution and By-Laws of the Elmira Council of the Parent-Teacher Association, adopted October 1928, revised January 1943, revised October 1953, revised 1961. Documents020401
Essays on education and educational standards, 1915-1947.Manuscript020402
Hardy School PTA schedule of events and meetings, 1961-62. Document020403
Roster of Student snd Homeroom Mothers at Hardy School, 1962-63.Document020404
Memo from the New York State Education Department to all Elementary School Principals regarding the concerns of parents, April 12, 1965.Memorandum020405
Results of parent's group survey, Winter 1967.Document020406
Hardy School PTA parent interest survey, 1968.Document020407
Hardy School Library Committee Report to the PTA president, March 14, 1969.Document020408
Newsletter - The Acorn, New York State Congress of Parents and Teachers South Central District newsletter: September 1961; October 1962; February 1965. Newsletter020409
Pamphlets and programs, Hardy School, 1962-1964Documents0205
Hardy School Programs - Hardy School Mother-Daughter Banquet, no date; Physical Education and Music Festival, no date; Spring Concert, no date.Programs020501
Programs - George Washington School PTA, 1946-47; No. 9 School PTA Father-Son Banquet, January 19, 1954; Dedication Exercise of the Renovation and Adition to School No. 9, March 5, 1956.Programs020502
Hardy School Programs - Physical Demonstration Education and Music Concert, May 15, 1961; Kindergarten Program, June 1961. Programs020503
Hardy School Programs - Spring Concert, May 21, 1962; What is Christmas? December 19, 1962. Programs020504
Hardy School Programs - Dedication of the Southside High School Gymnasium, January 8, 1963; Mother-Daughter Banquet, January 14, 1963; Dedication of the Edgeworth School Addition, February 19, 1963; Physical Education Demonstration and Music Concert, April 8, 1963; Teacher Recognition Day, May 21, 1963; Little Drummer Boy, December 16, 1963. Programs020505
Hardy School Programs - Father-Son Banquet, January 20, 1964; Music Festival and Physical Education Demonstration, April 20, 1964. Programs020506
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