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Anna Gillingham (1878-1964) was a prominent Quaker educator and author. She taught at Friends Central School in Philadelphia from 1901-05, was school psychologist in the Ethical Culture School in New York City from 1905-36, directed the remedial reading program at the Punahon School in Honolulu from 1936-38, and was a consultant on remedial reading after 1938. She also co-authored a book on remedial training for children with Stillman. She was co-founder of the Orton Society, a national organization promoting research and treatment of language disabilities. The collection includes correspondence, journals and other writings of Anna Gillingham. Also includes the correspondence of her parents, Theodore T. and Elizabeth H. Gillingham. Of particular interest in the latter are letters written by Theodore Gillingham while he was an Indian agent in Iowa and Dakota from 1881-1889.
|Jan. 11, 1836-1923||Life of father, Theodore T. Gillingham|
|Mar. 27, 1837-July 31, 1929||Life of mother, Elizabeth H. Gillingham|
|Apr. 21, 1870||Parents' marriage|
|1920||parents' Golden Wedding Anniversary|
|1877||Sister, Mary, died in infancy|
|July 12, 1878||Anna Gillingham born|
|1900||B.A. from Swarthmore College|
|1901||B.A. from Radcliffe|
|6th month 1964||Died in Ossinging, New York|
Additional Authors and Contributors
Ser. 1. Family papers, journals, and correspondence, 1849-1964
|Correspondence is between Theodore Gillingham and Elizabeth H. Gillingham, his wife. Includes:
|Gillingham family genealogy||Box 1|
|Biographical articles of Anna Gillingham
Includes testimonials and high school and college grades.
|Anna Gillingham's journal, European travel||1908-1909||Box 1|
|Bessie W. Seilman's journals, travel to Europe
Bessie W. Seilman was the travelling companion of Anna Gillingham. Also includes journal of travel to Hawaii, 1936-1937.
|1906, 1908-1909, 1911||Box 2|
|Correspondence between Anna's parents, Theodore T. and Elizabeth H. Gillingham
Includes letters to and from others, 1868-1925. Also Theodore Gillinghom's letters written while he was an Indian Agent in Iowa and Dakota, 1881-1889, and printed letters by T.T. Gillingham in report of Commissioner, 1874-1875.
|Reference papers kept by family
Includes two to Anna Gillingham's grandfather, Lucas Gillingham, 1849, 1850. Also letters of condolence, 1877, 1923, 1929, on deaths of baby sister and parents.
Ser. 2. Correspondence of Anne Gillingham, 1884-1926
|Letters sent by Anna Gillingham, 1884-1926:||Box 4|
|To her family||1884, 1889, 1890, 1895||Box 4: 1|
|To her parents, about freshman year at Swarthmore College||1896-1897||Box 4: 2|
|To her parents, about senior year at Swarthmore College||1899-1900||Box 4: 3|
|Fragments of letters to her parents||1899-1900, n.d.||Box 4: 4|
|To her parents||1901-1921, n.d. with gaps||Box 4: 5|
|Letters to parents while on trip to Europe||1908-1909||Box 4: 6|
|Letters to others
Includes1917, 1963, 1957 (3 letters), 1935-1962 (47 letters to Beth Slingerland), by and about Bessie W. Stillman (3 letters).
|1926||Box 4a: 6|
|Letters received by Anna Gillingham, 1898-1926:|
|From her parents while at Swarthmore College||1898-1900||Box 5|
|From Mary S. Haviland||1899-1902||Box 6: 1|
|From others, besides parents||1899-1963, n.d.||Box 6: 2|
|From parents||1901-1902||Box 6: 3|
|From parents||1916-1917||Box 6: 4|
|From parents||1918-1926||Box 6: 5|
|Fragments of letters, some dated||Box 6: 7|
Ser. 3. Writings, 1888-1916, n.d.
|Speech to school children during World War I
On buying war savings stamps.
|Box 7: 1|
Ser. 4. Pictorial Material, 1870s-1953
|Elizabeth H. Gillingham, mother of Anna||Box 7|
|Leilani, Anna's cat in Hawaii||Box 7|
|Anna Gillingham's parents with Sioux Indians at the Omaha Indian Agency school||1873||Box 7|
|Theodore Gillingham with Indians on peace mission to Washington||early 1870s||Box 7|
|Indian teepees on the Sioux Reservation||Box 7|
|Sioux Indian Agency, possibly the Gillingham home there||1880s||Box 7|
|Anna Gillingham||(2 copies)||Box 7|
|Rachel Hutchinson||Box 7|
|Ethical Culture School||early 1900s||Box 7|
|Open Air Department of the Ethical Culture School in New York City||1914||Box 7|
|Open Air Department||1915||Box 7|
|Anna Gillingham||(four snapshots)||Box 7|
|Anna Gillingham and Mary Haviland||ca. 1901||Box 7|
Ser. 5. Memorabilia, 1910, n.d.
|Swarthmore College announcements, programs, and invitations||Box 7|
|Columbia University documents||1910||Box 7|
Ser. 6. Reference Material, 1963-1967, n.d.
|Addresses of friends||Box 8: 4|
|Subject notes, on cards||Box 8: 4|
|Poetry and prose collected by Anna Gillingham||Box 8: 2|
|The Orton Society, Inc., 1963-1967, n.d.||Box 8|
|2 brochures||Box 8|
|Bulletins of The Orton Society, Inc.
Vols. XIII to XVII, 1963-1967 and reprint of Vol. VI, April 1965.
|Dyslexia In Special Education
Monograph, Vol 1, pub. by The Orton Society Inc.
|Program of The Orton Society, Inc. annual meeting||Oct. 27 & 28, 1967||Box 8|
|Promotional leaflets, 1966, n.d.:||Box 8|
|for Samuel Torrey Orton's Word-Blindness in School Children||Box 8|
|for Developmental Dyslexia, by Lloyd J. Thompson||Box 8|
|for The Disabled Reader, edited by John Money||Box 8|
|Word-Blindness In School Children..., by Samuel Torrey Orton, M.D.
Published by The Orton Society, Inc., Pomfret, Conn.
Ser. 7. Biographical material concerning Hyman Diamond, Swarthmore, 1931
|Restricted material. For more information, consult Director of Curator of Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College.||Box 8|