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Charlotte E. King Papers

Identifier: 005
This collection is divided into 6 Series: Writings, Awards, Tapes, Letters, Teaching Materials and Collection Information. Series 1: Writings contains various pieces of works by Charlotte King, including essays that she wrote based on her experience as an early educator, speeches that she delivered during her time as a professor at West Chester University, and newspaper articles that were written about Charlotte King and her achievements. Series 2: Awards includes certificates and plaques presented to Charlotte King mostly based on her involvement within the university and after she retired. It also contains a subseries Freedom Foundation, which was a foundation that awarded her for one of her prominent essays. The subseries contains items from the presentation of the award, along with newspaper articles written about her accolade. Series 3: Tapes contains both cassette tapes and larger tapes, presumably of other speakers and conferences. Series 4: Letters includes correspondence written both to and from Charlotte King. Some are from her career, travels, and her childhood. Series 5: Teaching Materials contains both photographs and notebooks from King's elementary school teaching career. Series 6: Collection Information contains miscellaneous materials related to the collection.


  • 1938-1993


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Open for research

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3.00 Boxes


Charlotte E. King (1922-1993) was a professor of elementary education at West Chester University from 1955 to 1983; she was named professor emeritus in 1984.  This collection includes materials that accompanied King in her career, including her essays, awards, speeches, newspaper articles, correspondence, tapes, and photographs.

Arrangement See individual series descriptions.

Biographical or Historical Information

Charlotte E. King (1922-1993) was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania and received all of her education in Philadelphia.  She attended Temple University and received a bachelor’s degree, a master’s degree, and a doctorate in education.  Prior to her employment at West Chester, she was an elementary school teacher in New Jersey from about 1946 until she was employed at the university.  King was a professor at West Chester University from 1955-1983.  At West Chester, she was a chairman of the Department of Elementary Education and a professor of Childhood Studies and Reading.  King received many awards during her time as an instructor, including being named professor emeritus in 1984 after her retirement.Note written by Taylor L. Getty

Source of Acquisition

N. Ruth Reed
Method of Acquisition Donation

Related Materials

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Processed by Taylor L. Getty, 2016.
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Repository Details

Part of the West Chester University Archives Repository