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1909 AYP Essays from Salem 7th Graders

//1909 AYP Essays from Salem 7th Graders

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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