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Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development

Discover Eliot-Pearson History in the Tufts Digital Library

The Tufts Digital Library contains a treasure trove of facinating archived images, newsletters and articles that document Tufts history and connection to its communities. The images in their Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Development Collection offer a fascinating glimpse of the "early days" and how the department grew to be what it is today. Below is a sampling of some of the items stored within the collection:

Nursery Experts at School, ca. 1948 - from the Tufts Digital Library

Nursery Experts at School, ca. 1948

Description:
8x10; text on back (as written with typos): "To learn improved ways of working with young children, these Greater Boston teachers are taking the summer program at the Nursery Training School in Boston. Dr. Abigail A. Eliot, extreme right, directory and Miss Harriert Nash, right, kneeling, consultant on early childhood education, Connection Education Department, are among the faculty; further names of all pictured on photo ... "


 

Children and the War, ca. 1945 Merrill, Richard  1945 - from the Tufts Digital Library

Children and the War, ca. 1945

Photo credit: Merrill, Richard


 

Mrs. Helen P. Wiley testing pupil for intelligence and achievement - Tufts Digital Library

Mrs. Helen P. Wiley testing pupil for intelligence and achievement, ca. 1942

Photo credit: Keller, Robert J.


 

A. A. Eliot and Mrs. Peterson, 1952 - From Tufts Digital Library

A. A. Eliot and Mrs. Peterson [First Student at NTS], 1952