Papers of Mary D. Cason, 1909-1952
Repository: Gallaudet University Archives
Call No.: MSS 4
Creator: Mary D. Cason
Title: Papers of Mary D. Cason, 1909-1952.
Quantity: 2.5 Linear Feet (5 document boxes)
Abstract: Mary D. Cason was a long-time teacher at the Maryland School for the Deaf and her collection focuses on Deaf education.
Note: This document last updated 2005 November 28.
Processed by: Carielyn Kelly. 1984 June 11 .
Conditions on Use and Access: This collection is open to the public with no restrictions. Photocopies may be made for scholarly research.
Related Material in the Archives:
- [Language drills, fifth grade]. Gallaudet University Archives, Call Number: Deaf Rare
- Sense training. Gallaudet University Archives, Call Number: Deaf Rare
- Collection of Maryland State School for the Deaf, 1936-1942. Gallaudet University Archives, Call Number: MSS 104
Mary D. Cason was born on August 8, 1880. By 1925, Cason had begun teaching at the Maryland School for the Deaf at Frederick, MD. In January of 1926, she took a position as head teacher at the Maine School for the Deaf. This position lasted six months and she then returned to the Maryland School for the Deaf where she taught until 1946. She was in charge of primary and intermediate departments. She retired in 1946 due to health reasons. She was a member of Presbyterian Church, Frederick Historical Society, president of the Frederick Zonta Club, member of the Fitzbugh Lee Chapter of United Daughters of the Confederacy, and Chairman of the Foreign Policy Committee for the League of Women Voters. She died on September 20, 1961.
Scope and Content
The Mary D. Cason Papers consist of the academic and personal papers of Mary Cason, who taught at the Maryland School for the Deaf, from 1926-1946. The collection, which includes approximately 3,400 pages, dates from 1909-1952.
The bulk of the collection falls into the period when Cason was in charge of the primary and intermediate departments of the Maryland School for the Deaf. Included are teacher meeting notes, plan books, programs from demonstrations, programs of commencement activities, and a manuscript on deaf education.
Cason had a special interest in speech development. Notes specifically relating to stammering, speech, articulation, and stuttering can be found in the collection. Information on the Radio Ear is also included in this series.
The remainder of the collection consists of Cason's personal papers. Cason kept a personal diary from 1904-1905. She also recorded "dinner stories" for a year, 1921-1922. The last component of her personal papers is three scrapbooks: Maryland School for the Deaf, 1939-1945; Nazi Germany, 1939-1945; and miscellaneous items, 1938.
Series Descriptions and Folder Lists
|Box||Folder||Title of Folder||Date|
|1||1||Articulation Exam Book||1911-1926|
|1||2||"Building Tomorrow…Some Quaker Explorations"||1943|
|1||4||Class Notes - Miscellaneous||1930-1940s|
|1||5||Corrective Speech Observations||1931|
|1||6||Course of Study on "Ask, Say, Tell,"||n.d.|
|1||12||Drill Charts 2 - 3||n.d.|
|1||13||English Notebooks and Examinations||1913|
|1||15||Exams on Speech and Lipreading||1931|
|2||2||Exercises for Correction of Speech||n.d.|
|2||3||Exercises for the Senses||n.d.|
|2||4||Language Stories 1 - 3||n.d.|
|2||5||Language work for Third and Fourth Grades||1909-1910|
|2||6||Lists of Books and Stories||1915-1918|
|2||7||Manuscripts on Deaf Education (Unfinished typed)||1952|
|2||9||Normal Students - Exams||1931|
|2||10||Normal Students - "Outline of Work for Esther L. Wagner"||1940-1941|
|2||11||Normal Students - "Paper offered for Normal Course"||n.d.|
|2||12||Notebook - Individualized Speech and Lipreading||n.d.|
|2||13||Notebook - "The Key, Class A - First Grade"||n.d.|
|2||14||Notebook - Speech Reading Nouns||1933-1934|
|3||1||Notebooks for "Slow" and "Bright" Classes||1927|
|3||2||Notes - Stammering and Speech||n.d.|
|3||3||Notes on Language||n.d.|
|3||4||Notes on Speech||1928|
|3||5||Notes on Speech and Lipreading||n.d.|
|3||6||Notes on Stammering||n.d.|
|3||7||Physiology of Corrective Speech||n.d.|
|3||8||Pierce - Exercise||n.d.|
|3||9||Plan Book - First B||1938-1939|
|3||10||Plan Book - Grade 1||n.d.|
|3||11||Programs of Demonstrations, Commencements, etc.||1926-1937|
|3||12||Programs of Demonstrations, Commencements, etc.||1937-1945|
|3||13||"Programs Outlines Personal Questions"||n.d.|
|4||1||Questions and Notes on Consonants and Vowels||n.d.|
|4||2||Radio Ear - Correspondence||1930s|
|4||3||Report Cards for Kindergarten and Elementary Grades||n.d.|
|4||4||Scrapbook - Miscellaneous items||1938|
|4||5||Scrapbook - Nazi Germany||1939-1945|
|4||6||Scrapbook - School||1939-1945|
|4||7||Sentences and Vocabulary||1915|
|4||9||Teacher Meeting - Outlines||1928-1929|
|4||11||Weekly Programs for Special B Class||1937-1938|