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Patsy P. Layne Papers

Abstract

Title:
Patsy P. Layne Papers
Author/Creator:
Layne, Patsy P.
Collection number:
NPBA 2002-17
Size:
3.50 linear feet
Bulk dates:
1964-1973
Inclusive dates:
1961-1976 and undated
Collection Area:
Mass Media and Culture
Repository:
Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries, Hornbake Library, College Park, MD 20742. Tel: 301-405-9212, Fax: 301-314-2709, Email: askhornbake@umd.edu
Abstract:

In October 1964, Patsy Layne went to American Samoa as part of the first television teacher team for a U.S. Congress - National Association of Educational Broadcasters project to revise and modernize the American Samoa educational system with a television-based curriculum. The collection documents Layne's career first as a television teacher and then as Curriculum Director for the Department of Education in American Samoa. Types of materials include correspondence, government documents, annual reports, brochures, curriculum manuals and materials, programs, article clippings and student coursework.

Important Information for Users of the Collection

Restrictions:

This collection is open for research use.

Preferred citation:

Patsy P. Layne Papers, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/1584
Publication rights:

Photocopies of original materials may be provided for a fee and at the discretion of the curator. Please see our Duplication of Materials page for more information. Queries regarding publication rights and copyright status of materials within this collection should be directed to the appropriate curator.

Status:

This collection is PROCESSED.

Historical Note

Patsy Layne was born in 1928 in Jefferson County, Kentucky. She earned her AB degree in Elementary Education at the University of Louisville in 1960.

Layne began her professional career as an elementary classroom teacher in Kentucky. In 1958, her school district embarked on the Stoddard Plan experiment, using educational television in large classroom situations to meet the teacher shortage needs. In 1960, Layne was chosen to be an on-camera teacher with the Kentuckiana Educational Television network. In this position, she wrote and produced 300 televised lessons for grades three and four and trained 200 classroom teachers as part of a Ford Foundation experiment in educational television.

U.S. Congress and the National Association of Educational Broadcasters (NAEB) funded an effort to completely revise and modernize the American Samoa educational system, with a television-based curriculum. The new system went on the air in October 1964, Layne went to American Samoa as part of the first television teacher team. As a TV teacher, she wrote her own scripts and was responsible, with an assistant, was responsible for developing lesson plans and ancillary classroom materials. She taught Beginning English as a Second Language to primary grades and Social Studies for middle grades. After two years in Samoa, Layne received a USDEA scholarship and attended the University of Pittsburgh, receiving her PhD in International Development Education in 1970. She returned to American Samoa in 1970 and served as Curriculum Director until 1972.

From 1972 to 1978, Layne worked extensively throughout the Micronesian Islands as a staff member at the University of Hawaii. She first served as a curriculum writer/teacher trainer with the Hawaii English Project, then as director of the Pacific Area Languages Materials Center, developing textbooks in native languages.

In 1979, Layne joined the United States Foreign Service as an Education Officer with the United States Agency for International Development. During her service, she helped to develop educational radio projects in Liberia, Kenya, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador and Lesotho.

Layne retired in 1992 and has served as an independent elementary education consultant, carrying out teacher training and materials development in Egypt, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Pakistan, and Uganda.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Papers of Patsy P. Layne cover the years 1961 to 1976 and contain some undated material. The bulk of the material dates from 1964 to 1972. The collection documents Layne's career first as a television teacher and then as Curriculum Director for the Department of Education in American Samoa. Types of materials include correspondence, government documents, annual reports, brochures, curriculum manuals and materials, programs, article clippings and student coursework.

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

The Patsy P. Layne Papers was donated to the National Public Broadcasting Archives, University of Maryland Libraries by Patsy P. Layne in November of 2001

Processing Information

Processed by:

Processed by Elizabeth C. Borja, January 2002

Encoded by:

EAD markup created using EAD database in Microsoft Access. Markup completed by Karen E. King, April 2005.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Government Materials, 1961-1975 and undated (15 folders)

This series contains documents published by the United States government and other governments in reference to the territory of American Samoa. The series is divided into two categories: Government Documents and Government of American Samoa. Government Documents contains reports and brochures from the U.S. government and the government of New Zealand concerning economics, aviation, and territorial responsibilities in Samoa. Government of American Samoa contains the annual reports of the Governor of American Samoa to the U.S. Department of the Interior, daily bulletins from the Office of Information, budget information and brochures. Materials are arranged by category and chronologically within category.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Government Documents -- "The Economic Needs of American Samoa: Study Made for the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs, US Senate,", 1961 series 1box 1folder 1
Government Documents -- US Department of the Interior, Office of Territories. "Territorial Responsibilities,", 1963 series 1box 1folder 2
Government Documents -- New Zealand Department of External Affairs. "The Public Servant in Independent Samoa,", 1964 series 1box 1folder 3
Government Documents -- Federal Aviation Agency. "Samoa in the jet age", 1960s series 1box 1folder 4
Government of American Samoa -- The Governor of American Samoa to the Secretary of the Interior -- Annual Report, 1963-1965 series 1box 1folder 5
Government of American Samoa -- The Governor of American Samoa to the Secretary of the Interior -- Annual Report, 1963-1965 series 1box 1folder 6
Government of American Samoa -- The Governor of American Samoa to the Secretary of the Interior -- Annual Report, 1963-1965 series 1box 1folder 7
Government of American Samoa -- The Governor of American Samoa to the Secretary of the Interior -- Annual Report, 1967 series 1box 1folder 8
Government of American Samoa -- The Governor of American Samoa to the Secretary of the Interior -- Annual Report, 1969-1970 series 1box 1folder 9
Government of American Samoa -- The Governor of American Samoa to the Secretary of the Interior -- Annual Report, 1969-1970 series 1box 1folder 10
Government of American Samoa -- The Governor of American Samoa to the Secretary of the Interior -- Annual Report, 1975 series 1box 1folder 11
Government of American Samoa -- American Samoa Daily Bulletin (Office of Information, Pago Pago), 1964-1966 series 1box 1folder 12
Government of American Samoa -- Government of American Samoa, "Budget Justifications -- Tentative FY 1972 Budget.", August 3, 1970 series 1box 1folder 13
Government of American Samoa -- "Amerika Samoa: The Year in Review", 1973 series 1box 1folder 14
Government of American Samoa -- Brochure: "A Polynesian Primer of American Samoa from A to Z,", undated series 1box 1folder 15

Series 2: Department of Education -- American Samoa, 1964-1976 and undated (0.75 linear foot)

This series consists of documents from the Department of Education in American Samoa. The series is divided into four categories: philosophy and objectives, reports, visits and evaluation reports, curriculum development/materials. Philosophy and objectives consists of a list of an outline of those for the Department of Education. Reports contains reports written by or for the Department of Education concerning American Samoa, including annual reports. Visits and evaluation reports contains reports, correspondence, and memorandum concerning UNESCO visits and other evaluative visits to American Samoa. Curriculum development/manuals consists of reports, correspondence, worksheets, memorandum, and a teacher's binder all of which deal with curriculum planning. Materials are arranged by category and chronologically within category.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
"Philosophy and Objectives of the Department of Education, American Samoa." Rough Draft with Outline and Corrections, undated series 2box 1folder 16
Reports -- "Master Planning for High School Site and Building Needs", November 1964 series 2box 1folder 17
Reports -- Division of Educational Television, "A'oa'oga Fa'a -- Televise I Amerika Samoa (Educational Television in American Samoa)", January 15, 1965 series 2box 1folder 18
Reports -- "A Cooperative Design for Instruction", May 1965 series 2box 1folder 19
Reports -- E.S.E.A (Elementary and Secondary Education Act) Title III State Plan, FY 1970/1971 series 2box 1folder 20
Reports -- Annual Report to the Governor (Corrected Version #2), FY 1971 series 2box 2folder 1
Reports -- "Think Children!" Annual Report, 1971 series 2box 2folder 2
Reports -- "Upgrading Language Abilities: 1971-72 Plan, Title I, Elementary and Secondary Education Act", 1972 series 2box 2folder 3
Reports -- Thomas, R. Murray. "Educational Needs in American Samoa (A Report to accompany the Educational-Renewal-Center Proposal)", undated series 2box 2folder 4
Visits and Evaluation Reports -- Types of Subjective Feedback, 1964-1968 series 2box 2folder 5
Visits and Evaluation Reports -- International Institute for Educational Planning, Paris Project on Feasibility of New Educational Media in Developing Regions. "Educational TV in Samoa" Draft, March 1966 series 2box 2folder 6
Visits and Evaluation Reports -- [Wilbur Schramm and UNESCO] International Institute for Educational Planning, Paris Project on Feasibility of New Educational Media in Developing Regions. "Educational TV in Samoa", March 1966 series 2box 2folder 7
Visits and Evaluation Reports -- Correspondence: Stuart Cooney (Director, Department of Education, Research and Development) to Project Directors, Re: up coming site visits by advisory council members., January 20, 1972 series 2box 2folder 8
Visits and Evaluation Reports -- Correspondence: Stuart Cooney to Dr. Seth Spaulding, Director of Department of School and Higher Education, UNESCO., February 4, 1972 series 2box 2folder 9
Visits and Evaluation Reports -- Layne, Pat. "A Brief Description of the Development of Levels of Instruction in the Elementary Schools of American Samoa, From 1964 through 1972.", June 1972 series 2box 2folder 10
Visits and Evaluation Reports -- Memo: "UNESCO Specialist praises American Samoa ITV,", undated series 2box 2folder 11
Curriculum Development/Manuals -- "Curriculum Plan for Elementary Schools of American Samoa" Preliminary Draft (Preliminary Proposals Elementary Curriculum 1964-1965), 1965 series 2box 2folder 12
Curriculum Development/Manuals -- Secondary Personnel Binder -- Belonging to Patsy Layne, 1967 series 2box 2folder 13
Curriculum Development/Manuals -- Bronson, Vernon (NAEB). "A System Manual for the Staff and Faculty of the Department of Education, Government of American Samoa", 1968 series 2box 2folder 14
Curriculum Development/Manuals -- PPBS Report DOE -- English Program., February 28, 1972 series 2box 2folder 15
Curriculum Development/Manuals -- Program Memorandum Worksheet, undated series 2box 2folder 16
Curriculum Development/Manuals -- Barry, Marilyn. "Guide to Instructional Television Programs", 1976 series 2box 2folder 17
Curriculum Development/Manuals -- Committee on English Education (?) "Report on Further Development of the English Language Program" Draft, undated series 2box 3folder 1
Curriculum Development/Manuals -- Memo: "To Principals of Consolidated Elementary School, re: Duties and Impact of Television", undated series 2box 3folder 2

Series 3: Programs and Events, 1964-1973 (0.25 linear foot)

This series documents events that took place concerning education, particularly educational television, in American Samoa. Materials include programs, article clippings, and brochures and are arranged chronologically. Oversize materials have been removed to an oversize box.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Program: "Dedication of Pago Pago International Airport Terminal Building and Michael J. Kirwan Educational Television Center.", November 23, 1964 series 3box 3folder 3
Brochure: "Education TV in America Samoa", circa 1964 series 3box 3folder 4
Clippings., 1965, 1973 series 3box 3folder 5
Clippings from The Samoa News (oversize), 1964-1966 series 3box 3folder 6
Program and Announcement: "Feleti Memorial Teacher Training School", June 23, 1966 series 3box 3folder 7
Program: "Professional Day Program (Government of American Samoa, Department of Education)", February 18, 1972 series 3box 3folder 8

Series 4: Classroom Materials, 1969-1972 and undated (1.50 linear feet)

This series consists of the materials actually used in the classroom in American Samoa. It contains lesson plans for various levels and topics from 1969 and a broadcast schedule from 1971 to 1972. This series also contains student coursework which has been removed to an oversize box. The coursework features illustrated mini-books about life in American Samoa, including school, homes, and the effects of television. Materials are arranged chronologically.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Lesson Plans -- Worksheets for Mathematics -- Level 1, undated series 4box 3folder 9
Lesson Plans -- Lesson Plans -- Level 2. March 3-7, 1969 series 4box 3folder 10
Lesson Plans -- Lesson Plans -- Level 3. March 3-7, 1969 series 4box 3folder 11
Lesson Plans -- Lesson Plans -- Level 4. March 3-7, 1969 series 4box 3folder 12
2nd Semester TV Broadcast Schedule for Secondary Courses, 1971-1972 series 4box 3folder 13
Student Work -- "A Book About Samoa From Alataua Lua School" Level 3, Group 4 (oversize), undated series 4box 4folder 1
Student Work -- "Book About Samoa -- Alataua Lua School" Group 5 (oversize), undated series 4box 4folder 2
Student Work -- "Book About Samoa -- Matafao Consolidated School" Grade 5 (oversize), undated series 4box 4folder 3
Student Work -- "Book About Samoa: Then and Now" (oversize), undated series 4box 4folder 4
Student Work -- "New Things in Samoa" (oversize), undated series 4box 4folder 5
Student Work -- "Samoan Houses" (oversize), undated series 4box 4folder 6
Student Work -- "School in Samoa" (oversize), undated series 4box 4folder 7

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