Dorothy Glynn: slide collection

Scope and Content

45 colour slides of classroom and other activities in an unknown primary school. They were collated as part of Glynn's work as an Schools Inspector (HMI)

Most of the slides have been referenced and these have been quoted in the list. Slides have been kept in the order they were found in at the time of cataloguing.:

"58" - nativity play being performed by pupils on the stage in the school hall

"Mrs E" - teacher with pupils doing art

"122" - three pupils working together at a desk

"18" - staged photograph of a teacher sitting on a desk reading to a child. With two children reading at the desk behind them

"19" - teacher with children in an infants play area

"62" - nativity play being performed by pupils on the stage in the school hall

"66" - older primary school children working on art projects

"39A" - group of older children reading to themselves at a desk

"16" - teacher playing a xylophone with children playing other percussion instruments

"45" - two young children selecting books from a reading corner

"59" - view of a nativity play being performed in the assembly hall

"42" - group of children working at a table

"25" - teacher with infants working at desks in a classrom

no reference - two boys working at a desk

"60" - performance of a nativity play in the school hall

"46" - empty reading area with a desk, books and pegs

"85" - Christmas decorations in a school

"PS-73A" - children working with clay

no reference - teacher talking to infants at an easel

"21" - classroom scene of children working at different workstations in an open plan classroom including at desks and on the floor

"74" - children playing with Viking models

"51" - group of children crowded round a desk

"41" - children writing at a desk

"33" - classroom displays

"91" - photograph of a piece of artwork hanging in a school

"56" - group of older children dressed in historical costumes (probably performing a play)

"35" - nature display with plants and stones

"9" - [school entrance hall]

"82" - children's painting - witches

"81" - children's painting - a visit to the park

no reference - classroom with children in an art class

"24" - classroom with children working at tables in groups

"16" - teacher working with children at a desk

"Mrs E" - young children looking at a sculpture in the entrance hall of a school

"78" - two young children painting at an easel

"50" - older children reading at a reading corner

"54" - children dressed in historical costumes (e.g. knights) performing a play

"8 91" - children painting a large piece of material on the floor (using space between racks of pegs)

"26" "Mrs D" - teacher with young children working at desks

"15" - teacher crouching down to talk to a group of young children

"43" - group of older children working separately at a desk

"23" - wall display of children's artwork

"70" - children working at a desk painting

"12" - children tending to plants in a school corridor

no reference - photograph of a Black female student smiling at the camera with fellow pupils in the background

Administrative / Biographical History

Dorothy Glynn was a qualified teacher, and one of Her Majesty's Inspectors of Schools. She also wrote a number of books on how to teach children to read.

Access Information


Open, subject to signature of Reader Application Form.

Acquisition Information

Transferred from the National Primary Education Archive in June 1998.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Very faded; most slides have been removed from their mounts

Conditions Governing Use

A reader wishing to publish any quotation of information, including pictorial, derived from any archive material must apply in writing for prior permission from the Archivist or other appropriate person(s) as indicated by the Archivist. A limited number of photocopies may be supplied at the discretion of the Archivist.

Custodial History

Once part of the National Primary Education Archive at Bishop Grossteste College, Lincoln.

[NPEA Accession No. 93/1.] These slides were given to the NPEA by Miss Dorothy Duncan in 1993.

Related Material

The library holds 'Teach your child to read' by Dorothy Glynn (SA4251)