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Collection Description

The Ruth Steele Teaching Collection includes the patterns for various holiday displays and posters: Easter, Christmas, Valentine, Presidents, Halloween, and more. There is a collection of bird pictures. There are Christmas and Thanksgiving plays as well as readings of humor and poetry. The subjects of history and music are included as well as travel brochures. Teacher aids and textbooks are included. There are items of personal friendship as well as a photo of the school where she taught along with a class of 1926-27 photo. Her several diplomas from grade schools and high school are included. Also two Pantagraph articles: Ruth’s wedding announcement to Edward Hartzold in 1928, and her obit in 1948.


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