In the fall of 2002, students in W. Dean Eastman’s Primary Research Through the History of Beverly class researched the social history of Beverly Public Schools. These high school juniors and seniors compared events in Beverly with other cities and towns in an effort to understand aspects of American life between 1850 and 1930.
To find documents, students used the Beverly Educational Archives and the Monroe C. Gutman Library’s Special Collections. The Beverly Educational Archives, a new research facility located in Beverly High School, offered students a look at school life from many angles by the use of administrative, teacher, and student-produced documents. The Gutman Library, located at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education, is an unparalleled collection of public and private school history, spanning two centuries. Thanks to Marylene Altieri, Special Collections archivist, students were invited to investigate their topics at Gutman.
Beverly High’s Drop-outs: Who They Were and Why They Left Julliette A. Liu
Immigration and Vocational Schools in Beverly and the United States Kori Lamontagne, BHS class of ’04
Changes in America’s Youth Culture as Portrayed Through High School Literary Publications From 1915- Alison Woitunski, BHS class of 2004
The Multifaceted Functions of the Beverly Evening Schools Adrienne Baker
The Americanization of Beverly’s Immigrants Through Education Jessica Bardosh
The Social History of Beverly High School Cheerleading Lauren Colanto