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1909 AYP Essays from Salem 7th Graders

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In 1909, all eyes turned to Seattle for the Alaska Yukon Pacific Exposition.  Oregon school children took part by submitting examples of coursework for the Oregon Education Exhibit at the fair.  In 2016, volunteer Sarah King undertook a project to digitize a booklet of 7th grade writing samples that were displayed at the fair (WHC 0082.012.0001.002).  The booklet had been in the library at Sprague High School, until it was donated to the Marion County Historical Society in the 1980s.  The booklet offers some interesting insight into language arts at the turn of the century.

See the collection here.

The samples come from students enrolled at Park School, Lincoln School, East School and Grant School in Salem.  Students whose work was included:

Anderson, Carl Armstrong, Elmer

Bennett, John Blundell, Percy Bohannon, Roy Bollier, May Broyles, Robert Bunnell, Marie

Capper, Iva Caufield, Earl Chapman, Samuel Charlton, Carl Churchill, Mathel Cook, Luie Cook, Marguerite Cooley, Ellis Corrodi, Martha

Davis, La Noiel Davis, Muriel Eakin, Harold Edwards, Wilda Elliott, burr Erwin, Pearl

Farrington, Laura Finley, MArie Fleming, Priscilla Flint, Cudworth Fowle, Catherine

Gueffroy, Charles Gibson, Floyd Goodenough, Essie Gray, Gladys

Hayes, Ervin Headrick, Jay Hofer, Florence Holt, Grace Hopper, Floyd

Irvin, Teddie Irvin, Vesta

Johns, Matilda Johnson, George Jones, Allan Jones, Nettie

Kaylor, Eula Keene, Roy Keuscher, Leslie

Larsen, Lester Lehman, Carl Lemmon, Elton Lemmons, Lillie Lenon, Agnes Livingston, Barbara Lloyd, Mabel Lockwood, Adair Low, Charles

Maplethorpe, Beulah May, Emma Miles, Anna Minton, Joseph Moffitt, Chester Mohney, Frank Mollencrop, Grace

McBride, Myra McDonald, Sylvia McGilchrist, George

Oliver, Alfred

Parker, Wilda plant, Calvin Polka, Leon Pratt, Esther Purvine, Laurence

Quiring, Katherine

Race, Margaret Richmond, Merrill Rings, Vernon Ross, Gladys

St. Pierre, Lucile Schultz, Mary Scott, Harry Scriber, Leonard Seley, Arthur Slater, Lillian Smith, Archie Smith, Isola Tasto, Hilbert Taylor, John Tracy, Carmen

Van Laanen, MArtin Vercler, Pearl Victor, Bert

Weber, Edward Wenderoth, George White, Belle Willman, Frank Wilson, Stella Woody, Phyllis Wright, Alpha

Yarnell, Bessie Yantis, Anna

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