Eliot-Pearson Children's School Records, 1972 -- 2005


Title: Eliot-Pearson Children's School Records
Dates: 1972 -- 2005
Creator: Eliot-Pearson Children's School
Call Number: UA080
Size: 8.37 Cubic Feet, 7 boxes
Language(s): English  
Permanent URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10427/14569
    Digital Collections and Archives, Tufts University


This collection contains materials related to the Eliot-Pearson Children's School, including correspondence, financial records, publications, and films, photos, and slides. Significant topics in this collections include program activities for students as well as children's book illustrator Ed Young, whose work was the central topic of the 1999 Summer Institute.


This collection is organized into one series: Unprocessed accessions.


Biographical / Historical

The Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Development and the Children's School began in 1922 as the Ruggles Street School and Training Center, established by Abigail Adams Eliot with assistance from Mrs. Henry Greenleaf Pearson.

As one of the first nursery schools in this country, the Ruggles Street School became a natural training ground for preschool teachers. It also served as a research site for those interested in learning about normal, healthy, active young children - an interest that had emerged with the establishment of child development as a field of study. In 1926 the Ruggles Street School became the Nursery Training School of Boston, reflecting its primary focus on teacher training.

Then, in 1951, it was affiliated with Tufts University, and teachers were able to pursue their college education in conjunction with training in a preschool setting. In 1964, the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study was formally established, with the Children's School as its laboratory - demonstration facility. The School and Department have a long history of providing the highest quality of early learning to children at the same time as in depth training to the students of the Department.

Access and Use

Access Restrictions

This collection contains some restricted material. Restrictions related to specific material are listed in the detailed contents list. This collection may require review before it is available for use. Please contact DCA for further details.

Use Restrictions

Some material in this collection may be protected by copyright and other rights. Please see "Reproductions and Use" on the Digital Collections and Archives website for more information about reproductions and permission to publish. Copyright to all materials created by Tufts University employees in the course of their work is held by the Trustees of Tufts University.

Collection History

Processing Notes

This collection is unprocessed.

Custodial History

Process with UA009

Series Description

  1. Unprocessed accessions