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Emily Alford Film

Identifier: MSS 0077

Scope and Contents

The film shows Alford doing movement education (gymnastics) with 5th graders at Glidden School (which no longer exists) in DeKalb, Illinois in 1968-1969.


  • 1968 - 1969


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Collection is open for research.

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Biographical or Historical Information

Emily Alford was the last Elementary Physical Education Specialist in the DeKalb Schools in Illinois. She went on to continue a career as an educator and consultant.


0.16 Linear Feet (1 film enclosure and 1 VHS tape)

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Emily Alford was an Elementary Physical Education Specialist; this film shows her performing movement education (gymnastics) with 5th graders in the late 1960s.

Method of Acquisition

Gift of Emily Alford, transferred to University Archives by Kate Barrett, circa 1985.

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Repository Details

Part of the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives Repository

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