A School for Girls: Catalogue for the National Park Seminary for Young Women 1934-1935
National Park Seminary Incorporated: A Junior College and Preparatory School for Young Women 1934-1935
Hardcover 8vo, 166pp. Cream cloth with some handling soil/discoloration, contents Near Fine. Profusely illustrated with color plates, some folding, and sophisticated monochrome photographs. A rather posh student prospectus for the exclusive National Park Seminary School for Girls in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. With a typed letted from the Dean loosely inserted that remarks, "At considerable expense we are sending our new catalogue to all our 'old girls'... I think it is the most beautiful and representative of all the catalogues we have ever issued." He proceeds to solicit financial support ("You know what 'the depression' has done to all schools... What the NRA can do to bring about more normal times, we do not yet know; but we do know that we need your help and need it now.") While the cover design is the same as earlier years, per the Dean's remarks, the catalogue is, indeed, a superior production. And as an old post-it note on the letter comments, 'judging by annual expenses, it doesn't appear that "the depression" had much effect on these students.' A very attractive production and interesting look at the curriculum for young women, which included secretarial classes like typewriting and stenography, as well as a course in "Business Law and Management of Estates," which seems very progressive--and pragmatic.