SpColl 26: Personal Growth Leaflets

Introduction and Content

Personal Growth Leaflets first appeared in the Journal of the National Education Association as commencement messages for young people. Demand increased and the leaflets became widely disbursed. Hugh Taylor, who had know Horace Mann as a child, was so impressed with the leaflets that he gave a revolving fund in 1936 to allow for mass production and distribution of the leaflets.

The leaflets fit well with the self-education and self-growth mentality of the early 20th century. The titles covered a wide variety of subject from health to religion in the classroom to the role of teachers and instruction.

The Personal Growth Leaflet Collection in the Browne Popular Culture Library at Bowling Green State University has only 77 titles, but there were over 200 originally published. The Personal Growth Leaflet Collection is organized by leaflet number, with both the title and author listed.

Contents by Deirdre Rogers and Bob Hamburger, June 2003
Revised S. Jennings, March 2005
Revised M. Zuzik, January 2015

Inventory

Personal Growth Leaflets
Number Title Author
1 Your Life in the Making Morgan, Joy E.
2 Your Mind in the Making Morgan, Joy E.
3 Your Health in the Making Morgan, Joy E.
4 Your Home in the Making Morgan, Joy E.
5 Nicotine Knockout Tunney, Gene
6 Your Citizenship in the Making Morgan, Joy E.
7 Your Personality in the Making Morgan, Joy E.
9 The Planning of Your Life Morgan, Joy E.
11 The Tenth Generation Stillwell Edwards, Harry
12 Shall I Become a Teacher? Morgan, Joy Elmer
20 The Growing Teacher Sandison Fenner, Mildred
21 A Golden Treasury of Beauty and Wisdom Morgan, Joy E.
22 A Golden Treasury from the Bible Morgan, Joy Elmer
23 A Golden Treasury on the Art of Living Morgan, Joy E.
25 Selections from George Washington Hart, Laurance H.
26 Selections from Ralph Waldo Emerson Morgan, Joy E.
27 Selections from Abraham Lincoln Morgan, Joy E.
28 Selections from Horace Mann Morgan, Joy E.
30 The Significance of Friendship Farris, J.D.
31 Shall I go to College? Morgan, Joy E.
32 Shall I Attend a Junior College? Mason, Edward F.
35 How to Study Clifford, Charles W.
36 How to Use Personal Growth Leaflets  
41 Learning to be a Leader Morgan, Joy E.
42 Franklin’s Plan of Self-Improvement Morgan, Joy E.
43 Franklin’s Personal Growth Record Book Morgan, Joy E.
44 Tyranny of Bad Habits Morgan, Joy E.
45 A Parliamentary Primer Gregg, F.M.
46 Poor Richard's Almanac Franklin, Benjamin
56 Increase Federal Aid for Education Now! Marston, R. B.  
58 Strengthening the Foundations of Freedom Samuelson, Agnes
60 Our Faith in Education Ashby, Lyle W.
61 Horace Mann’s Letter to Young Americans Morgan, Joy E.
62 The Code of the Good American Morgan, Joy E.
63 The United States Flag Code Hughes, Charles, Evan
68 Education-the Mainstay of Business Sutton, Willis
80 The Community Morgan, Arthur
81 Emma Willard and Her Plan Fishburn, Eleanor C.
82 Mary Lyon and Mount Holyoke College Fenner, Mildred S.  & Fishburn, Elenor C.
85 Frances E. Willard Educator Sandison Fenner, Mildred and Fishburn, Eleanor
86 Booker T. Washington and Tuskegee Institute  
87 Alice Freeman Palmer Fenner, Mildred S. 
88 Susan B. Anthony Apostle of Freedom Fenner, Mildred S. 
90 Horace Mann-Father of the American System of Free Public Schools Sandison Fenner, Mildred and Fishburn, Eleanor
91 Seven Adventures in Pioneering Overstreet, Harry
92 True Americanism Brandeis, Louis
94 Economic Systems in the United States Coyle, David C.
99 Student Self-Government Welling, Richard
101 Have You had your Vitamins? Holmes, Harry
102 Our Common Diseases Parran, Thomas
103 Shall I Become a Smoker Steinhaus, Arthur
104 Shall I Become a Drinker David, Bert
106 Colds Aren’t Trivial Armstrong, Donald
108 Legal Liability of Teacher and School Chambers, M.M.
109 Essentials of Mental Health Burnham, William
110 Tuberculosis Lyght, Charles, M.D.
111 Art in School and Life Winslow, Leon L.
112 Teaching Economics to Children Morgan, Joy E.
115 What the High Schools ought to Teach Special Committee for the Secondary School Curriculum
117 Foreign Languages in School and Life Zeydel, Edwin H.
119 The Teaching of Reading Little, Ruth Coyner
123 The Man Who Taught Me Most Carrothers, George
126 A Message to Garcia Hubbard, Elbert
129 Do You Want to be Happy and Free Johnson, Willard
130 Prejudice-How do we recognize it? Johnson, Willard
145 In Praise of Teaching Ten Hoor, Marten
149 Education and Human Relations Clinchy, Everett R.
150 The Place of Religion in Education Marsh, Daniel
151 The World We Fought For Chase, Stuart
152 Paths to Tomorrow Chase, Stuart
153 An American Program of Plenty Chase, Stuart
154 Financing Post War Prosperity Chase, Stuart
157 Pressure Groups in Our Democracy Chase, Stuart
158 Foreign Trade Means You Chase, Stuart
159 World Citizenship Davenport, Russell, and Tchou, M. Thomas
160 A Century of Consumer Cooperation McLanahan, C.J.
161 Our Profession Glorious Morgan, Joy E.
170 Future Teachers: Ideals and Purpose Morgan, Joy E.
171 Motive-Centered Education Saxe Tuttle, Harold
178 The Parent’s Part in Education Bruntz, George
181 The First Five Tears of Life Gesell, Arnold
190 Religion and the Public School Edmonson, J.B.
191 Selections for Memorizing Grade One Arranged by the Teachers of Free Public Schools Birmingham Alabama>
192 Selections for Memorizing Grade Two Arranged by the staff of The Journal of the N.E. A. 
193 Selections for Memorizing Grade Three Arranged by the Teachers of Free Public Schools Birmingham Alabama
194 Selections for Memorizing Grade Four Arranged by the Teachers of Free Public Schools Birmingham Alabama
195 Selections for Memorizing Grade Five Arranged by the Teachers of Free Public Schools Birmingham Alabama
196 Selections for Memorizing Grade Six Arranged by the staff of The Journal of the N.E. A. 
197 Selections for Memorizing Grade Seven Arranged by the Teachers of Public Schools Washington, D.C.
198 Selections for Memorizing Grade Eight Arranged by the staff of The Journal of the N.E. A. 
199 Selections for Memorizing Grade Nine Arranged by the N.E.A. Journal Staff 
200 Selections for Memorizing Grade Ten Arranged by the staff of The Journal of the N.E. A. 
202 One Hundred Significant Books Good Reading
205 American Life in Biography Horn, Gunnar
206 American History in Fiction Horn, Gunnar
222 Books Every Child Should Know Selected by Staff of Cleveland, OH Public Library
233 Fiction for Junior High School Students National Council for Teachers of English
237 Fiction for High School Students National Council for Teachers of English
281 Selections for Memorizing; Grade One Arranged by the NEA Journal Staff
282 Selections for Memorizing; Grade Two Arranged by the NEA Journal Staff
283 Selections for Memorizing; Grade 3 Arranged by the NEA Journal Staff
284 Selections for Memorizing; Grade 4 Arranged by the NEA Journal Staff
285 Selections for Memorizing; Grade 5 Arranged by the NEA Journal Staff
286 Selections for Memorizing; Grade 6 Arranged by the NEA Journal Staff
287 Selections for Memorizing; Grade 7 Arranged by the NEA Journal Staff
288 Selections for Memorizing; Grade 8 Arranged by the NEA Journal Staff
289 Selections for Memorizing; Grade 9 Arranged by the NEA Journal Staff
290 Selections for Memorizing; Grade 10 Arranged by the NEA Journal Staff
291 Selections for Memorizing; Grade 11 Arranged by the NEA Journal Staff
292 Selections for Memorizing; Grade 12 Arranged by the NEA Journal Staff
293 Selections for Memorizing; Grade 13 Arranged by the NEA Journal Staff
294 Selections for Memorizing; Grade 14 Arranged by the NEA Journal Staff
295 Selections for Memorizing; Grade 15 Arranged by the NEA Journal Staff
296 Selections for Memorizing; Grade 16 Arranged by the NEA Journal Staff
297 Patriotic Selections for Memorizing Morgan, Joy Elmer
300 Selections for Memorizing Index Grades 1-16  
301 Daily Readings January Morgan, Joy Elmer
302 Daily Readings February Morgan, Joy Elmer
305 Daily Readings May Morgan, Joy Elmer
306 Daily Readings June Morgan, Joy Elmer
307 Daily Readings July Morgan, Joy Elmer
308 Daily Readings August Morgan, Joy Elmer
309 Daily Readings September Morgan, Joy Elmer
310 Daily Readings October Morgan, Joy Elmer
311 Daily Readings November Morgan, Joy Elmer
312 Daily Readings December Morgan, Joy Elmer
321 The Golden Years Morgan, Joy Elmer
322 The Last of Life Weatherhead, Leslie D.
411 Windows on Wisdom Morgan, Joy Elmer