Scope and Contents
This collection contains personal documents, teacher resources, and classroom activity supplies of Georgia E. Bailey Bahr. Mrs. Bahr's documents include reunion programs and commemorative books from Marion High School, Marion College and Ball State University (1966-987); three Marion College Bulletins from 1955; several directories of Marion, Indiana teachers ( 1938-1949); and the pamphlet Our Wee Ones published by Rev. M.F. Keiter (April 24, 1898). Her teaching resources and supplies include workbooks, government publications, and magazines regarding children's education (1927-1952);My Weekly Reader newspapers, record booklets, and teacher's editions (1943-1952); the hectograph booksActivity Pictures to Color by American Education Press (1937),Health, Safety, and Good Manners Posters (1944) andMore Art Aids by Hayes School Publishing Company (1947), and the advertisement booklet Ready-to-Use Seatwork by Hamilton Publishing Company (circa 1951); and patterns and photostat copies of art activities for the classroom.
Other items of note in the collection are a collection of blackboard stencils; a "Stenso Map of the United States" (1943); a set of 49 index cards with instructions for a variety of children's games including "Red Rover", "Hot Potato", "Squirrels in the Trees", and "Baste the Bear" (circa 1930s-1950s); and student art work of the story of Betsy Ross and types of transportation (undated).
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Georgia E. Bailey was born in Wabash County, Indiana to George A. and Elmina Bailey. She attended Marion High School and graduated from Marion College (now Indiana Wesleyan University), and Ball State University. She married Paul F. Bahr and they had one son. She was a school teacher and taught in the Marion school system until 1953 when she moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico. She lived in Albuquerque for the next 34 years and passed away there at the age of 70 on July 10, 1987.
Information within collection.
Ancestry.com. "Georgia E. Bailey." 1920 United States Federal Census. Accessed December 15, 2017. https://www.ancestrylibrary.com/.
Ancestry.com. "Georgia Bahr." U.S. Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014. Accessed December 15, 2017. https://www.ancestrylibrary.com/.
"Georgia E. Bahr." Marion Chronicle Tribune (IN), July 12, 1987.
1.1 Cubic Feet (2 manuscript boxes, 1 medium oversize box)