RG10 Faculty & Staff Papers

Subgroup 10: Vecelia McGhie Papers (1946-1959)

Creator: McGhie, Vecelia
Title: Vecelia McGhie Papers
Call #: RG10 SG10
Dates: 1946-1959

Abstract: The Vecelia McGhie Papers were created during McGhie’s professional life, in the mid-twentieth century. The materials span her schooling and professional endeavors; from her training at the Cooperative School, then her nursery school teaching, to her work at Bank Street College’s Graduate School.  Her work was collected in notes, curriculum materials, pamphlets, correspondence, and coursework.

Language of Material: English
Location: Bank Street College Archives New York, NY
Preferred Citation: Vecelia McGhie Papers, Box #, Bank Street College Archives, New York, NY

Biographical Note

Vecelia McGhie was a member of the Cooperative School for Teachers class of 1948. She worked as a nursery school teacher and later worked with Barbara Biber in the Bank Street College Graduate School. An active alumna of the College, McGhie died in 2000.

Scope and Content Note

This collection documents Vecelia McGhie’s work as Cooperative School student, nursery school teacher and Bank Street College Graduate School staff member.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The Vecelia McGhie Papers were donated to the Archives in 2006 by her son James McGhie.

The collection consists of the following series. Select one for further information:

  • SERIES A - Graduate Coursework (1947-1948)

    Includes coursework from her time as a student in the Cooperative School for Teachers.

  • SERIES B – Student Teaching Placement (1947-1949)

    Includes logs, notes and other materials pertaining to student teaching placements in various classrooms.

  • SERIES C - Nursery School Files (1951-1958)

    Contains correspondence and notes from schools in Ohio and upstate New York where McGhie taught.

  • SERIES D - Bank Street Courses (1955-1959)

    Includes materials from graduate courses taught by Biber, Raban and Gilkeson. The files include class rosters, evaluations of student work and curriculum materials. It is unclear in what capacity McGhie was serving, but it appears that she may have been acting as a Teacher’s Assistant for these courses.

  • SERIES E - Resources Files (1945-1958)

    Contains bibliographies and pamphlets pertaining to early childhood education arranged by subject.

Controlled Access Headings

  • Corporate Name(s)
    • Bank Street College of Education
    • Bank Street College of Education. Graduate School
  • Genre(s)
    • Administrative records
    • Correspondence
    • Instructional and educational works
    • Notes
    • Publications
    • Reports
    • School Records
  • Geographic Name(s)
    • New York (N.Y.)
    • Ohio
    • United States
    • Upstate New York (N.Y.)
  • Personal Name(s)
    • Biber, Barbara, 1903-1993
    • Gilkeson, Elizabeth C.
    • McGhie, Vecelia
  • Subject(s)
    • Child development — New York (State) — New York
    • Child development — United States — History — 20th century
    • Education — Study and teaching
    • Educators
    • Nursery schools
    • Teachers colleges — Curricula — New York (State)
    • Teachers — Training of — History
    • Women educators