Samuel P. Moulthrop

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Samuel P. Moulthrop papers
Creator: Moulthrop, Samuel P.
Call Number: D.438
Dates: circa 1879-1932
Physical Description: 2 boxes, 1 folder
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Table of Contents:

Biographical/Historical Note
Scope and Content
Arrangement
Subject(s)
Processing Information
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Access
Use
Citation
Related Materials
Content List
Series I: Photographs
Series II: Printed materials
Series III: Correspondence and manuscript materials
Collection Overview
Title: Samuel P. Moulthrop papers
Creator: Moulthrop, Samuel P.
Call Number: D.438
Dates: circa 1879-1932
Physical Description: 2 boxes, 1 folder
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Biographical/Historical Note
Samuel P. Moulthrop was born in Michigan ca. 1847 and moved with his parents to Elba, New York as a child. Moulthrop pursued his education at the Cary Collegiate Institute during the 1866- 1867 academic year. Afterward, Moulthrop accepted a teaching position in Genesee County, New York where he taught until 1875. During his early teaching career, Moulthrop developed a passion for thinking about the school as space and learning environment. He also tested his theories about the relationship of calisthenics to a child's ability to concentrate and remain in good health. Moulthrop married Mary Raymond in 1873. In 1876 their son was born and Moulthrop accepted a position as the principal of the Western House of Refuge and moved his family from Genesee County to Rochester, New York. The school's curriculum continued to evolve and introduce vocational courses. By 1886, the school's name has changed to reflect the expanding curriculum and was called the New York State Industrial School. In 1888, Moulthrop became the principal of Washington Grammar School, Number 26 in Rochester. In addition to his teaching career, Moulthrop volunteered and ran a Y.M.C.A. camp, organized youth hiking trips, and tree planting events. By 1905 the classes and levels of education offered at the Washington Grammar School had expanded dramatically to include night classes and nurse training courses. At that time Moulthrop implemented his adjustable and removable desk manufactured by Rochester furniture company, Langslow- Fowler. These new desks allowed children and adult learners alike to study in a comfortable space.

Samuel P. Moulthrop died in February 1932.

Scope and Content
The Samuel P. Moulthrop Papers are comprised of three series: Photographs and Related Materials, Printed Materials and Correspondence and Manuscript Materials. Photographs and Related Materials include images documenting Moulthrop's time as principal of the Western House of Refuge and the school's curriculum shift to becoming the New York State Industrial School. Moulthrop also devoted time to the Washington Grammar School Number 26. Both institutions were located in Rochester, New York. Printed Materials includes items related to civil service and civic-mindedness. The Correspondence and Manuscript Materials series dates from 1879-1912. This collection is closely related to one pamphlet and two books in the Rare Books Special Collections and Preservation Department holdings:

Arrangement
Series I. Photographs and Related Materials

Series II. Printed Materials

Series III. Correspondence and Manuscript Materials

Subject(s):
New York (State)--Rochester
Schools
Photographs
Correspondence
Moulthrop, Samuel P.
Western House of Refuge for Juvenile Delinquents (Rochester, N.Y.)
Educators
School principals
Processing Information
Collection processed by Lori Birrell.Immediate Source of Acquisition
The Samuel P. Moulthrop Papers were made a gift by his daughter Mary, ca. 1968.Access
The Samuel P. Moulthrop papers is open for research use. Researchers are advised to contact Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation prior to visiting. Upon arrival, researchers will also be asked to fill out a registration form and provide photo identification.Use
Reproductions are made upon request but can be subject to restrictions. Permission to publish materials from the collection must currently be requested. Please note that some materials may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections. For more information contact rarebks@library.rochester.eduCitation
[Item title, item date], Samuel P. Moulthrop papers, D.438, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of RochesterRelated Materials
Resources:

McKelvey, Blake. "Samuel Park Moulthrop: Devoted Educator and Good Citizen. Rochester History. Volume XIX. No. 2. April 1957.


Administrative Information
Author: Finding aid prepared by Rare Books and Special Collections staff
Publisher: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Address:
Rush Rhees Library
Second Floor, Room 225
Rochester, NY 14627-0055
rarebks@library.rochester.edu
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Content List
Series I: Photographs
Box 1, Folder 1-2Grade school students
Box 1, Folder 3John Gallen and Samuel Moulthrop
Box 1, Folder 4Lake View Wheelmen activities
Box 1, Folder 5Landscape, below Portage Bridge
Box 1, Folder 6Maplewood Park
Box 1, Folder 7Monroe County commandery
Box 1, Folder 8Moulthrop with University of Rochester alumni
Box 1, Folder 9Movable chair
Box 1, Folder 10Natural science camp, circa 1910
Box 1, Folder 11Mayor Hiram Edgerton with Citizenship class students, 1915
Box 1, Folder 12Pictures sent to Worlds Fair, Chicago, 1923
Photograph album

Box 1, Folder 13Photograph album
Box 1, Folder 14School No. 17, photographs
Box 1, Folder 15State Agricultural and Industrial School, Industry, New York
Box 1, Folder 16State Industrial School, circa 1887
Box 2, Folder 1-2Washington Grammar School, number 26, circa 1889-1929
Box 2, Folder 3-4Western House of Refuge, State Industrial School
Box 2, Folder 5Western House of Refuge, State Industrial School scrapbook
Series II: Printed materials
Box 2, Folder 6Printed material
Box 2, Folder 7Moulthrop obituary and biographical article
Box 2, Folder 8Materials related to Civil Service
Box 2, Folder 9Paine family genealogy
Box 2, Folder 10Great World's Columbian Exhibition
Folder 1Rochester, New York area maps
Oversized folder

Series III: Correspondence and manuscript materials
Box 2, Folder 11Correspondence, 1879-1912
Box 2, Folder 12Rochester Union Blues, 1870


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