Texts and Documents from the Archives
|Resources: Unpublished Texts - Texts and Documents from the Archives|
The Planned Environment Therapy Trust Archive and Study Centre was created in 1989 to gather, preserve, and make available in safe and appropriate ways archive and other materials related to therapeutic community environments for children and for adults, and progressive/alternative/democratic education more generally (there are good historical as well as other reasons for bringing these all together).
In many of the archive collections we hold there are unpublished texts and documents: Letters, reports, papers, talks, even entire books. Some of the material is very recent, but some goes back as far as the beginning of the 20th century. The "Therapeutic Living With Other People's Children" project is giving us the opportunity to begin to bring some of these texts out of boxes and onto the Internet where the general public, former children, former staff, families, current workers, policy makers, historians, students, practitioners, and others, can learn from and enjoy them.
Do you have any unpublished texts which you would like placed in the safekeeping of the Archive? Get in touch!
Would you like to help us put even more texts onto the Internet? Would you like to help us to select, scan (or type - some of these are in very interesting handwriting), and upload archival texts to the website? There are a lot of exciting gems to be discovered.
In the meantime: We hope you enjoy the offerings below!
2. BODENHAM MANOR SCHOOL
|FROM THE MINUTES: "Destroying the Records"|
|BILL BRINDLE: Youth Hostel Card (1951)|
|PROGRAMME and MAP: Bodenham Open Day (1980)|
|FUNDRAISING CALENDARS: 1948|
PANTOMIME (audio recording): "The Flying Snail" (1956) [begins playing automatically]
3. RED HILL SCHOOL
Edgar Saxon reference for Marion Farrell (July 1932)
|ALLAN RIMMER, "Teacher-Counselling with Disturbed Children" (1988)|
|OTTO L. SHAW, "A Brief of Re-educational Factors in a Progressive Boarding School for Delinquent Children and Adolescents"|
4. WENNINGTON SCHOOL
|KENNETH BARNES MANUSCRIPTS
"Why a Boarding School?" (c. 1947)
|SUNDAY EVENING ASSEMBLIES
[Men and Women; Love and Violence]