Document 11: "Annual Report of Educational Committee, Southern New York Branch, A. A. U. W.," June 1929, Papers of the American Association of University Women, Binghamton University Special Collections, Box 1.
SOUTHERN NEW YORK BRANCH A.A.U.W.
The work of the Educational Committee during the past year has consisted mainly in carrying out classes and programs already initiated during the previous year.
PSYCHOLOGY OF PRE-SCHOOL CHILD Mrs. E.S. Chamberlayne Study of the very young child- Mrs. John Von Hold Under the very able and enthusiastic leadership of Mrs. John VonHold a most interested and earnest group of young mothers has been meeting at the Library to study: "Habit Building of the PreSchool Child" as presented in the A. A. U. W. Outline obtained from Washington. This course has been completed. Of the nine meetings held during the year five were Lectures given by Miss Klein, Dr. Faver, Miss Duelle, and Mrs. Chamberlayne. Of the twenty-five active members now on the list but fourteen were members last year. Attendance has varied from three to sixteen. The membership of this group is only partially composed of A. A. U. W. members and has been open to all interested. They are planning to continue the meetings in some form another year. Study of the PreSchool Child in Nursery School. Mrs. Chamberlayne has invited those members of A. A. U. W. who were especially interested in subjects related to the PreSchool Child to attend four different meetings for Parents held in connection with her Nursery School . This was a courtesy much appreciated by all who could attend as the meetings were most stimulating and helpful.
LITERATURE GROUP-- Mrs. Helen Stratton
Mrs. Charles Squires
The Literature Study group under the able leadership of Mrs. Squires has continued to function during the past year. Through the cooperation of Miss Stratton and the Public Library a Harvard Extension Course Outline has been followed. This was called "Creative Reading", and took up a study of modern Fiction and Non-Fiction. Discussion Meetings have been held on an average of once every three weeks with an enrollment of nine members. About thirty books have been considered during the year. There have been several letters written to Washington [A] and two detailed reports sent in. There has been no Legislative program followed by the Committee.
- Dorothy T. Bowden, Chairman
A. Headquarters of the National A. A. U. W.