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Resources for Teachers and Scholars
- Papers of the American Sunday School Union at the Presbyterian Historical Society in Philadelphia (available on microfilm).
- The New York Public Library's Division of Archives and Manuscripts collection of Methodist Sunday school records from 19th Century and minute-books of the Methodist Branch of the New-York Sunday-School Union Society.
- The Presbyterian Historical Society also has a good collection of Sunday School Records.
- American Baptist Historical Society at Colgate Rochester Divinity School in Rochester, New York - Baptist records.
- Andover-Newton Theological Seminary in Newton Massachusetts - Baptist records.
- The Rhode Island Historical Society in Providence: records of the Rhode Island Sunday School Union, records of the Providence Association of Sabbath School Teachers.
- Lovely Land Methodist Museum in Baltimore - minutes of the McKendrean Female Sabbath School Society and of the Asbury Sunday School Society.
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- History of the Brick Presbyterian Church in the City of New York by Shepherd Knapp, New York, 1909.
- History of the First Baptist Church of Boston by Nathan E. Wood, Philadelphia, 1889.
- History of St. George's Church in the City of New York by Henry Anstice, New York, 1911.
- Semi-Centennial of the Sunday School of the First Presbyterian Church of Utica, Utica, N.Y. 1866
- Ruth Linton's Master's thesis: "To the Promotion and Improvement of Youth: The Brandywine Manufacturers' Sunday School, 1816 - 1840," University of Delaware, 1981.
- Also by Ruth Linton: "The Brandywine Manufactures' Sunday School: An Adventure in Education in the Early Nineteenth Century" in Delaware History 20, 1983 pp. 168 - 184.
- Report on the Biographical Research for the Brandywine Manufactures' Sunday School ed. by Sarah H. Heald. Unpublished, at the Hagley Museum.
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Reports of Sunday school societies:
- American Sunday School Union
- Philadelphia Sunday and Adult School Union
- Methodist Episcopal Sunday School Union
- New York Sunday School Union Society
- New York Female Union Society for the Promotion of Sabbath Schools
- Massachusetts Sabbath School Union
- Illinois State Sunday School Convention
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- American Sunday School Magazine
- Sunday School Journal and Advocate of Christian Education
- Sunday School Times
- Sunday School World
- National Sunday School Teacher
- Youth's Friend
- Youth's Penny Gazette
- Sunday School Advocate
- Sunday School Visitor
- Kind Words
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- C.R. Blackall, Our Sunday School Work
- W.F. Crafts, The Ideal Sunday School. Boston, 1876
- W.F. Lloyd, The Teacher's Manual. Philadelphia, 1825
- New York Sunday School Union Society, Hints on the Establishment and Regulation of Sunday Schools. New York, 1817
- Frederick A. Packard, The Teacher Taught. Philadelphia, 1839.
- John Todd, The Sabbath School Teacher. Northampton, Mass, 1837.
- H. Clay Trumbull, Teaching and Teachers. Philadelphia, 1884.
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- The Diary of Michael FLoy, Jr. Bowery Village ed. by Richard Albert Edward Brooks. New Haven, 1941.
- Caroline Cowles Richards, Village Life in America, 1852 - 1872.New York, 1912.
- Miron Winslow, Memoir of Mrs. Harriet L. Winslow. New York, 1840.
- Bradford K. Peirce, One Talent Improved or the Life and Labors of Miss Susan B. Bowler, Successful Sunday School Teacher. New York, 1845.
- Lewis Ashhurst's Journal. 4 vols. 1834 - 1874. Richard Ashhurst Papers, Historical Society of Pennsylvania.
- Forty Years' Familiar Letters of James W. Alexander, D.D. ed. by John Hall, New York, 1860.
- The Autobiography of Bishop Vincent in Northwestern Christian Advocate 58, April 6 - November 2, 1910.
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- Anne M. Boylan, Sunday School: The Formation of An American Institution 1790 - 1880 Yale: New Haven, 1988.
- Edwin W. Rice, Sunday School Movement, 1780 - 1917, and the American Sunday School Union, 1817 - 1917. Philadelphia, 1917.
- Marianna C. Brow, Sunday School Movement in America. New York, 1901.
- The Encyclopedia of Sunday Schools and Religious Education. ed. by John T. McFarland, Benjamin S. Winchester, R. Douglas Fraser, and J. Williams Butcher. 3 vols, New York, 1915.
- Robert W. Lynn and Elliot Wright, The Big Little School: Sunday Child of American Protestantism. New York, 1971.
- Ralph R. Smith's Ph.D. dissertation, In Every Destitute Place: The Mission Program of the American Sunday School Union, 1817 - 1834. University of Southern Califrnia, 1973.
- John Wells Kuykendalls' Southern Enterprize: The Work of National Evangelical Societies in the Antebellum South. Westport, Conn, 1982.
- E. Morris Fergusson's Historic Chapters in Christian Education in America. New York, 1935.
- Frank Glenn Lankard's History of the American Sunday School Curriculum. New York, 1927.
- Addie Grace Wardle, History of the Sunday School Movement in the Methodist Episcopal Church. New York, 1918.
- Jessie Dell Crawford, Status of the Child in American Baptist Churches.Ph. D. Dissertation, Yale, 1940.
- Clifton Hartwell Brewer, A History of Religious Education in the Episcopal Church to 1835. New Haven, 1924. Early Episcopal Sunday Schools (1814 - 1865). New York, 1939. Milwaukee, 1933. and Later Episcopal Sunday Schools.New York, 1939.
- A History of Religious Education in Connecticut to the Middle of the Nineteenth Century by Goerge Stewart, Jr. New Haven, 1924.
- Thomas Laqueur, Religion and Respectability: Sunday Schools and Working Class Culture, 1780 - 1850. New Haven, 1976.
- Robert T. Handy, Christian America: Protestant Hopes and Historical Realities. New York, 1971.
- Carroll Smith Rosenberg, Religion and the Rise of the American City: The New York City Mission Movement, 1812 - 1870. Ithaca, N.Y., 1971.
- Lois W. Banner, Protestant Crusade: Religious Missions, Benevolence, and Reform in the United States, 1790 - 1840. Dissertation, Columbia University, 1970.
- Martha Tomhave Blauvelt, Society, Religion and Revivalism: The Second Great Awakening in New Jersey, 1780 - 1830. Dissertation, Princeton University, 1975.
- Stanley K. Schultz, Culture Factory: Boston Public Schools, 1789 - 1860. New York, 1973.
- Carl F. Kaestle, Pillars of the Republic: Common Schools and American Society, 1780 - 1860. New York, 1983. and The Evolution of an Urban School System: New York City, 1750 - 1860. Cambridge, Mass., 1973.
- Peter G. Slater, Children in the New England Mind in Death and in Life. Hamden, Conn., 1977.
- Paul Boyer, Urban Masses and Moral Order in America, 1820 - 1920. Cambridge, Mass, 1978.
- Anthony F.C. Wallace, Rockdale: The Growth of an American Villange in the Early Industrial Revolution. New York, 1978.
- Bruce Laurie, Working People of Philadelphia, 1800 - 1850. Philadelphia, 1980.
- Daniel Walker Howe, Political Culture of the American Whigs. Chicago, 1979.
- Daniel T. Rodgers, Work Ethic in Industrial America, 1850 - 1920. Chicago, 1978.
- Donald M. Scott, From Office to Profession: The New England Ministry, 1750 - 1850. Philadelphia, 1978.
- Joan Jacobs Brumber, Mission for Life: The Story of the Family of Adoniram Judson. New York, 1980.
- Bertram Wyatt-Brown, Lewis Tappan and the Evangelical War against Slavery. Cleveland, 1969.
- Joseph Kett, Rites of Passage: Adolescence in America, 1790 to the Present. New York, 1977.
- Mary P. Ryan, Cradle of the Middle Class: The Family in Oneida County, New York, 1790 - 1865. New York, 1981.
- Nancy F. Cott, Bonds of Womanhood: "Woman's Sphere" in New England, 1785 - 1835. New Haven, 1977.
- Kathryn Kish Sklar, Catharine Beecher: A Study in American Domestiticity. New Haven, 1973.
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On Children's Literature
- Lyman Abbott. "Jacob Abbott, Friend of Children", in Silhouettes of My Contemporaries. London: np, 1922.
- Lysla I. Abbott. "Jacob Abbott: A Goodly Heritage". In Hewins Lectures, 1947-1962. Boston: Horn Book, 1963. pp. 129-149
- Gillian Avery. Behold the Child: American Children and Their Books, 1621-1922. Baltimore, MD; Johns Hopkins University Press, 1994.
- Jan Bakker. "Summer Reading at Woodlands: A Juvenile Library of the Old South." Children's Literature 9 (1981): 221-231, plus 21 pages.
- Before Oz: Juvenile Fantasy Stories from Nineteenth-Century America, ed. Mark I. West. Hamden, CT: Archon Books, 1989.
- Robert Franklin Berman. "The Naive Child and the Competent Child: American Literature for Children and American Culture, 1830-1930." PhD diss. Harvard University, 1978.
- Jani L. Berry. "Discipline and (Dis)order: Paternal Socialization in Jacob Abbott's Rollo Books." Children's Literature Association Quarterly, 18 (Fall 1993): 100-105
- Review of Beadle's Dime Books. North American Review 99 (1864): 303-309.
- Carol Billman. "McGuffey's Readers and Alger's Fiction: The Gospel of Virtue According to Popular Children's Literature." Journal of Popular Culture 11 (1977): 614-619.
- Jacob Blanck. "A Twentieth-Century Look at Nineteenth-Century Children's Books." In Bibliophile in the Nursery, ed. William Targ. Cleveland, OH: The World Publishing Co., 1957. pp. 427-451
- John B. Boles. "Jacob Abbott and the Rollo Books: New England Culture for Children." Journal of Popular Culture 6 (1973): 507-528.
- "Books for Children." Christian Examiner 2 (1825): 291-301.
- "Books for Children." American Annals of Education 3 (1828): 99-103.
- "Books for Children." Christian Examiner 5 (1828): 402-420.
- "Books for Children." Christian Examiner 8 (March 1830): 22-35.
- "Books for Our Children." Atlantic Monthly 16 (Dec. 1865): 724-735.
- E. Douglas Branch. "The Children's Hour." In The Sentimental Years:1836-1860. NY: D. Appleton-Century Co., Inc., 1934. Repr. NY: Hill & Wang, 1962.
- Simon Brown. "What Books Shall I Read?" The Mother's Assistant and the Young Lady's Friend, Feb. 1845: 37-39.
- Lydia Maria Child. "Advice Concerning Books" and "List of Good Books for Various Ages." In The Mother's Book. Boston: Carter & Hendee, 1831. Repro. Cambridge, MA: Applewood Books, 1989.
- "Children's Books." Christian Examiner 10 (May 1831): 212-220.
- Henry Steele Commager. "When Majors Wrote for Minors." Saturday Review May 1952: 10-11.
- John G. Crandall. "Patriotism and Humanitarian Reform in Children's Literature, 1825-1860." American Quarterly Spring 1969: 3-23.
- Richard L. Darling. The Rise of Children's Book Reviewing in America. 1865-1881. New York: R.R. Bowker Company, 1968.
- F.J. Harvey Darton. "Two New Englands: 'Peter Parley' and 'Felix Summerly'." Children's Books in England, 3rd ed. London: Cambridge University Press, 1982.
- F.J. Harvey Darton. "Peter Parley and the Battle of the Children's Books." The Cornhill Magazine Nov. 1932: 542-58.
- Sarah Elbert. A Hunger for Home: Louisa May Alcott and Little Women. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1984.
- Ruth Miller Elson. "American Schoolbooks and 'Culture' in the Nineteenth Century." The Mississippi Valley Historical Review Dec 1959: 411-34.
- Ruth Miller Elson. Guardians of Tradition: American Schoolbooks of the Nineteenth Century. Lincoln, NB: University of Nebraska Press, 1964.
- J. Merton England. "The Democratic Faith in American Schoolbooks, 1783-1860." American
Quarterly 15 (1963): 191-99.
- Henry Ford and D. Kenneth Laub. "The McGuffey Readers." In Bibliophile in the Nursery, ed. William Targ. Cleveland, OH: The World Publishing Co., 1957. pp. 417-426
- Harvey Green. "Scientific Thought and the Nature of Children in America, 1820-1920." In A Century of Childhood. Rochester New York: Margaret Woodbury Strong Museum, 1984.
- Virginia Haviland. The Travelogue Story Book of the Nineteenth Century. Boston: The Horn Book, Inc., 1950.
- Caroline M. Hewins. A Mid-Century Child and Her Books New York: Macmillan Company, 1926.
- T.W. Higginson. "Children's Books of the Year." North American Review Jan. 1866: 236-49.
- Clifton Johnson. Old-Time Schools and School-books. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1904 [facsimile New York: Dover Press, 1963]
- Alice M. Jordan. From Rollo to Tom Sawyer, and Other Papers. Boston: The Horn Book, Inc., 1948.
- "Juvenile Literature." Christian Review Oct 1855: 593-601.
- Reviews Jacob Abbott: Marco Paul's Voyages and Travels, Harper's Story Books; Carol Kammen. "The McGuffey Readers." Children's Literature 5 (1976): 58-63.
- R. Gordon Kelly. "American Children's Literature: An Historiographical Review." American Literary Realism, 1870- 1910 6 (1973): 89-108.
- Harold H. Kolb, Jr. "Why Can't Johnny Learn? (A Hypothetical Review by John Dewey of McGuffey's Fifth Reader)." Journal of Popular Culture 2 (1968): 503-09.
- Eve Kornfeld and Susan Jackson. "The Female Bildungsroman in Nineteenth-Century America: Parameters of a Vision." Journal of American Culture 10 (1987): 69-75.
- "Ladies' Commission on Sunday-school Books, The." Old and New May 1870: 709-12.
- William W. Lawrence. "Rollo and His Uncle George." The New England Quarterly Sept. 1945: 291-302.
- Stanley W. Lindberg. "Institutionalizing a Myth: The McGuffey Readers and the Self-Made Man." Journal of American Culture 2 (Spring 1979): 71-81.
- "Literature of Our Sunday-Schools, The." Hours at Home 10 (1870): 293-300; 450-59; 558-67.
- Anne MacLeod. "Education for Freedom: Children's Fiction in Jacksonian America." Harvard Educational Review, 46 (1976): 425-435.
- Anne MacLeod. "For the Good of the Country: Cultural Values in American Juvenile Fiction, 1820-1860." Children's Literature 5 (1976): 40-51.
- Anne MacLeod. A Moral Tale: Children's Fiction and American Culture, 1820-1860. Hamden, CT: Archon Books, The Shoestring Press, 1975.
- Barbara Maxwell, comp. Checklist of Children's Books 1837-1876. Philadelphia: Free Library of Philadelphia, Central Children's Department, Special Collections, 1975.
- Gail S. Murray. "Rational Thought and Republican Virtues: Children's Literature, 1789-1820." Journal of the Early Republic, 8 (1988): 159-177.
- Mary Noel. Villains Galore: The Heyday of the Popular Story Weekly. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1954.
- Fletcher Osgood. "Jacob Abbott, a Neglected New England Author." The New England Magazine, June 1904: 471-479.
- Samuel Osgood. "Books for Our Children." Atlantic Monthly (1865): 724-35.
- Edmund Pearson. Dime Novels; or, Following an Old Trail. Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1929.
- Pat Pflieger. A Visit to Merry's Museum; or, Social Values in a Nineteenth-Century American Periodical for Children. Ph.D. Diss. University of Minnesota, 1987.
- Samuel Pickering, Jr. "The Grave Leads but to Paths of Glory: Deathbed Scenes in American Children's Books, 1800-1860." Dalhousie Review, 59 (1979): 452-64
- Jennie Lawrence Pratt. "Jacob Abbott: The Author of the Rollo Books", in Just Maine Folks. Np: 1924.
- Mary E. Quinlivan. "Race Relations in the Antebellum Children's Literature of Jacob Abbott." Journal of Popular Culture 16 (1982): 27-36.
- Daniel T. Rodgers. "Socializing Middle-Class Children: Institutions, Fables, and Work Values in Nineteenth-Century America." In Growing Up in America: Children in Historical Perspective, ed. N. Ray Hiner and Joseph M. Hawes. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 1985: 119-132
- Jean Duncan Shaw. "Children's Fiction and American History." Elementary English (Jan. 1968): 89-94.
- G. Silver. "Rollo on Rollo by Rollo." The Colophon. New Graphic Series #2 (n.d.): 5-17.
- Kate Steinway. "Early Nineteenth-century American Children's Books and Their Relationship to Currier & Ives Lithographs." Imprint, 18 (1993): 17-26.
- Carl Jefferson Weber, comp. A Bibliography of Jacob Abbott. Waterville, ME: Colby College Press, 1948.
- d'Alte A. Welch. A Bibliography of American Children's Books Printed Prior to 1821. Np: American Antiquarian Society & Barre Publishers, 1922.
- Mark I. West. "Guilt and Shame in Early American Children's Literature: A Comparison of John S. C. Abbott's The Child at Home and Jacob Abbott's Rollo Books." University of Hartford Studies in Literature 18 (1986): 1-7.
- Polly L. Whitney. "'If Only Papa Wouldn't Write, How Nice It Would Be': Hawthorne's Phantom Family in the Children's Books." Massachusetts Studies in English, 10 (Spring 1985): 59-79.
- Bernard Wishy. "Fit for Children to Hear." In The Child and the Republic: The Dawn of Modern American Child Culture. Philadelphia: University of Philadelphia Press, 1972.
- R. Richard Wohl. "The 'Rags to Riches Story': An Episode of Secular Idealism." In Class, Status and Power, ed. Reinhart Bendix and Seymour M. Lipset. Glencoe, Ill.: The Free Press, 1953.
- Elizabeth Young. "Juvenile Biographies of the Presbyterian Board of Publication, 1838-1887." Journal of the Presbyterian Historical Society, 33 (1955): 181-197.
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