National Kindergarten Association Letter, 1922


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National Kindergarten Association Letter, 1922


Letter from Bessie Locke, Corresponding Secretary of the National Kindergarten Association, addressed "FOR YOUR RESOLUTIONS COMMITTEE" and refers to an upcoming local [state?] convention. 


"RESOLVED, That the [National Kindergarten Association] urge its members to circulate petitions for kindergartens in their public schools, and write for information and advice on the subject to the National Kindergarten Association, 8 West 40th Street, New York."

"RESOLVED, That the [National Kindergarten Association] sponsor a bill providing for the establishment of kindergartens upon petition of parents at the next legislative session. (California, Arizona, Nevada, Maine, Texas, Kansas, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin have already enacted petition kindergarten laws.)"

"For the sake of the country's neglected little children, we hope it may be possible for you to have the above resolutions passed at your next convention. We shall appreciate news from you of the passage of either or both of them."

The letter is stamped with what is likely the date received, April 13, 1922.


Locke, Bessie


M 9 Box 103, Adèle Goodman Clark papers, 1849-1978, James Branch Cabell Library, VCU Libraries


1922 April


Special Collections and Archives, James Branch Cabell Library, VCU Libraries


This item is in the public domain. Acknowledgement of the Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries as a source is requested.


Learn more:
The Kindergarten As A Child-Saving Work, Social Welfare History Project
Free Kindergartens, Social Welfare History Project
The Place of the Kindergarten in Child-Saving, Social Welfare History Project


Locke, Bessie, “National Kindergarten Association Letter, 1922,” Social Welfare History Image Portal, accessed May 20, 2024,