Series V: Education, 1802-1951, inclusive
Scope and Contents Note
This series is comprised of certificates of merit, diplomas, and teaching certificates. The bulk of the merit certificates and grammar school diplomas came from public schools in New York City. Diplomas include those from Columbia University, Cooper Union, Eastman National Business College, Princeton University, Rutgers Female Institute, the University of Maine and Yale University. Many of these certificates were printed on parchment and have elaborate seals. Includes diplomas from a variety of colleges and universities.Other certificates include teacher certifications, course completion certificates for classes at Cooper Union, a certificate of apprenticeship from the New York State Board of Pharmacy, and membership certificates for the Free-School Society of New-York and the American University Popular Course of Home Reading. There are certificates to various clubs and organizations at Columbia University and Harvard University. Library certificates include two certificates of membership to the New York Society Library.
Certificates of Merit, 1868, 1876, undated
Certificates of Merit (cased) from Mrs. Okill's Female Boarding School, 1847, 1854
Certificates of Merit-Public Schools-Manhattan, 1822-1875
Certificates of Merit–Public Schools-Manhattan, 1822-1875
Certificates of Merit–Public Schools-Brooklyn and the Bronx, 1864-1901
Certificates of Merit-Public Schools-Manhattan, Brooklyn and the Bronx, 1855-1885
Certificates of Merit-Grammar School for Boys, 1871-1881, inclusive
Scope and Contents
9 certificates: Rudolph Miller (School #34), Abram W. Applegate (#55), Fritz W. Schivensen (#16), Thomas Kelby (#19), and 5 to Victor Hugo Paltsits.
Certificates of Merit-Grammar School for Girls, 1857, 1875-1886
Certificates of Merit-Roll of Honor, 1886, 1888
Certificates of Merit–Unidentified Schools, 1820-1893
Certificates of Merit–blank, undated
Certificates-New York Free School Society, 1810, undated
Diplomas-Primary and Secondary Schools, 1856-1903
Scope and Contents
Includes Albany Female Academy, Male Grammar Schools #4, 16, 34, 35, 39, Morrisania Public School, Van Norman Institute, Female Grammar Schools #4, 25, 37, 63, Waterbury (CT) Center School District High School, Lincoln Grammar School (San Francisco), Bradford Academy (Mass), Harlem Evening High School, Berkeley School, Wilson Union School, New York Common School diploma District #6 (Porter, NY), Wadleigh High School, Brooklyn Public School #11, New York City Dept of Education elementary schools, Long Island City Public Schools, Union Free School #2 (Williamsbridge, NY), New York Grammar School #89, New York Evening High School (to Victor Hugo Paltsits), Martin Grammar School (Boston).
Diplomas-Columbia University, 1802-1934
Diplomas-Cooper Union, 1864-1904
Diplomas-Harvard University, 1857-1906
Diplomas-Normal College, 1873,1899
Diplomas-Yale University, 1868-1907
Diplomas-College and University-A-Z (small), 1870-1951
Diplomas-College and University-A-Z (large), 1858-1915
Diplomas-College and University-A-G, 1865-1943
Diplomas-College and University-H-P, 1884-1924
Diplomas-College and University-R-Z, 1829-1942
Diplomas-Helen Marie Closs, 1910-1918, inclusive
Scope and Contents
4 diplomas tracing Closs's education: New York City public school (P.S. 44 in Queens), 1910; Far Rockaway High School, 1914; College of New Rochelle, Sodality of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 1917; B.A., Curatore Collegii Novae Rupellae (College of New Rochelle), 1918.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of James Fitzgerald, 2018.
Processed into collection January 2019 by archivist Larry Weimer.