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Georgia E. Bailey Bahr collection

Identifier: L513

Scope and Contents

This collection contains personal documents, teacher resources, and classroom activity supplies of Georgia E. Bailey Bahr. Bahr's documents include reunion programs and commemorative books from Marion High School, Marion College and Ball State University (1966-1987); 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 books, "Activity Pictures to Color" by American Education Press (1937),Health, Safety, and Good Manners posters (1944) and "More 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).


  • 1898-1987


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.

Biographical Note

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. "Georgia E. Bailey." 1920 United States Federal Census. Accessed December 15, 2017. "Georgia Bahr." U.S. Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014. Accessed December 15, 2017.

"Georgia E. Bahr." Marion Chronicle Tribune (IN), July 12, 1987.


1.1 Cubic Feet (2 manuscript boxes, 1 medium oversize box)

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This collection is arranged in the following series:

Series 1: Georgia E. Bailey documents, 1898-1987

Series 2: Teacher resources, 1927-1952

Series 3: Student art and classroom activities resources, 1937-1951

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Randall K. Bahr on 2016/02/23.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2017/12/22 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2017/12/22 by Laura Eliason.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.