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Overview of the Collection

Administrative History

Scope and Contents

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Detailed Description of the Collection

Austin History Center

John B. Winn Parent-Teacher Association Records

An Inventory of the Collection



Overview of the Collection

Creator: John B. Winn Parent-Teacher Association
Title: John B. Winn Parent-Teacher Association Records
Inclusive Dates: 1923-1964
Abstract: The John B. Winn Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) was organized in 1907 as a local unit of the Texas branch of the National Congress of Parents and Teachers, to bring into closer relation the home and the school that parents and teachers may cooperate intelligently in the training of the child. The meeting minute ledgers, yearbooks and Publicity Books in this collection highlight the activities of the PTA from 1923 to 1964.
Identification: AR.H.003
Quantity: 4.4 linear feet (1 box and 21 scrapbooks)
Location: Archives stacks, Oversized Archives
Language: The records are in English.
Repository: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library,  810 Guadalupe,  PO BOX 2287,  Austin, TX 78768

Administrative History

The John B. Winn Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) was organized in 1907 as a local unit of the Texas branch of the National Congress of Parents and Teachers. The objects of the PTA (according to the published by-laws in 1947) were to promote the welfare of children and youth in home, school, church and community; to secure adequate laws for the care and protection of children and youth; to bring into closer relation the home and the school, that parents and teachers may cooperate intelligently in the training of the child; and to develop between educators and the general public such united efforts as will secure for every child the highest advantages in physical, mental, social, and spiritual education. The PTA supported the John B. Winn Elementary School and met every month during the school year.

Winn Elementary School still has an active Parent-Teacher Association.

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Scope and Contents

The meeting minute ledgers, yearbooks and Publicity Books in this collection highlight the activities of the John B. Winn Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) from 1923 to 1964. The two meeting minute books span the years 1923-1937 and 1937-1951 and include membership lists and the roll of those present in addition to the meeting minutes. Scattered years of the PTA yearbooks date from 1939 through 1962 and provide information about PTA programing, faculty names and names of the PTA office-holders. The twenty-one Publicity Books span the years 1938-1963 and appear to be created for submission to the Texas Congress of Parents-Teachers Association and were exhibited at State and/or District Annual Meetings. The scrapbook-style books include PTA yearbooks, newspaper clippings, picture of PTA events, event flyers, financial information, and correspondence sent by the PTA to parents of Winn Elementary students.

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Arrangement

Arranged into three series:
I. Minute Books
II. Yearbooks
III. Publicity Books

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use

None.

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Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Organizations:
John B. Winn Parent-Teacher Association.
Places:
Austin (Tex.)
Subjects:
Public Schools--Texas--Austin--History.

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Related Material

AF Subject (photos and text)- Public Schools - Elementary - Winn P8300 (47)

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

John B. Winn Parent-Teacher Association Records (AR.H.003). Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, Texas.

Acquisition Information

Donor #: DO/1969/052

Donation Date: 1969

Processing Information

Finding aid created and encoded by Molly Hults in 2012.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 
Box
1 Meeting minute books, 1923-1951

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Box Folder
1 1 Yearbooks, 1939-1962

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Location
Oversized Volumes Publicity Books (scrapbooks), 1938-1963

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