N.C. Abbott Collection
Processed by: EW
Date Completed: 09-01-2005
Location: Special Collections
Linear Feet: 3
(written by Brent Roberts)
N.C. (Newton Carl) Abbott was an
Dr. Abbott was a popular teacher, author, and speaker. Over the
years, he taught thousands of students in
Dr. Abbott died in
Scope & Contents
The items are assumed to be the teaching materials that N.C.
Abbott used while a Professor at
[See related articles written at time of discovery].
Arrangement of Collection
The books were first housed within plastic containers. There was concern that there could still be “bugs” living within the books. The books have been moved into acid free storage containers. The flash cards are being housed all together, and they are being held within the same archival box as the journal clippings, postcards, maps, and one larger photograph. The fountain pen and glasses are within a smaller archival box, and the photographs are within their own acid free box.
N.C. Abbott collection is open to all students, faculty and researchers. The items will not circulate, but they may be viewed within the special collection area. The Archivist will determine whether the items can be photocopied. The condition and origin of item will help determine whether it can be photocopied along with following the guidelines of the copyright act.
Organization of Collection
Photographs, photo postcards
Hand-drawn Northwest maps (3x5 index cards)
Eyeglasses and case
Books - 2 containers
1.0 Postcards (6)
2.0 Journal clippings (37)
3.0 Map - Northwest hand-drawn maps on 3x5 index cards, 1848, 1859
4.0 Photograph - “Ready for Red Cross, Roll Call, Billings, Montana, Nov. 14, 1928” by Peter Billings
One CD containing the images of the 19 photographs.
Photographs (17) and 2 photo post cards
Fountain pen & eyeglasses and case
Container One: Books
Beach, W.G. & Walker, E.E. (1934). American social problems. Stanford University , Cal. : University Press. [Most bug damaged]
Bourne, H.E. & Benton, E.J. (1916). Introductory American history. Boston: D.C. Heath & Co.
Boynton, F.D. (1904). School civics. Boston : Ginn & CO. [ >Signed Abbott & stamped “private library of N.C. Abbott, Jr.”]
Carman, H.J. (1930). Social and economic history of the U.S. : I from handicraft to factory, 1500-1820. Boston : D.C. Heath & Co. [Signed N.C. Abbott]>
Clark, V.B. (1925). Europe : A geographical reader. New York: Silver, Burdett, & Company. [Signed N.C. Abbott]
Kolb, J.H. & Brunner, E. des. (1935). A Study of rural society: It’s organization and changes. : Houghton – Mifflin Co.
Lingley, C.R. (1929). The American people and nation. Boston: Ginn & Co.
Martin, E. (1928). History of the U.S.: Vol. I 1783-1865. Boston: Ginn & Co. [Signed N.C. Abbott]
Martin, E. (1931). History of the : Vol. II 1865-1931. Boston: Ginn & Co. [Signed N.C. Abbott]
Maxim, H. (1915). Defenseless America. New York: Hearst’s International Library Co.
Phelps, H.A. (1932). Contemporary social problems. New York: Prentice-Hall, Inc.
Reed, T.H. (1928). Loyal citizenship. Yonkers-on-Hudson, NY: World Book Co.
Thompson, M. (1901). Rosalynde’s lovers. Indianapolis: Bowen-Merrill Co.
Letter to “Dr. Abbott” from “Kathleen Horton” - well eaten in the middle of letter.
Container Two: Books
Adams, M.N., Williamson, J.P., & Renville, J.B. (1892). History of the Dakota Presbytery: of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America: from its organization to April, 1890. Good Will Mission, Good Will Dakota: Indian Industrial Training-School Press. [Holes in appendix- bug damaged]
Barton, W.W. (1919). John P. Williamson: A brother to the Sioux. NY: Fleming H. Revell.
Fox, D.R. [Ed.]. (1934). Sources of culture in Middle West: Backgrounds versus frontier. NY: D. Appleton-Century Company. [Signed N.C. Abbott]
Gates, A.I. (1926). <>Elementary psychology. NY: Macmillan Co.
German, C.E. & German, E.G. (1929). Character education: A program for the school and the home. NY: Silver, Burdett & Company.
Halleck, R.P. (1911). History of American literature. NY: American Book Co.
[Stamped “private library of N.C. Abbott, Jr.”]
Hawley, H.L. (1935). Adventures in the old world history. Boston: Ginn & Company.
Keane, A.H. (1901). Ethnology. : C.J. Clay and Sons Cambridge University Press.
King, M. (1908). Language games: A method of using play for establishing correct habits of speech, in primary grades. Boston: Educational Publishing Co.
La Rue, D.W. (1927). The child’s mind and the common branches. NY: Macmillan Co. [Signed N.C. Abbott]
Monroe, P. [Ed]. (1916). Principals of secondary education. NY: Macmillan Co.
Muzzey, D.S. & Krout, J.A. (1933). American history for colleges. Boston: Ginn & Company.
Proceedings of the sixty-ninth annual meeting held at Los Angeles, California: June 27- July 3, 1931 : Vol. 69. Washington D.C.: National Education Association.
Reed, H.B. (1927). Psychology of elementary school. Boston: Ginn & Company. [Signed N.C. Abbott]
Riggs, S.R. (1913). Dakota Wowapi Wakan Kin: The New Testament in the Dakota language: translated from the original Greek. NY: American Bible Society.
Rolfe, W.J. [Ed]. (1887). Minor poems of John Milton. NY: American Book Co.
Ross, E.A. (1909). Social psychology an outline and source book. NY: Macmillan Co. [Signed N.C. Abbott]
Rugg, H. & Krueger, L. (1936). First book of the earth. Boston: Ginn & Company.
Stevenson, J.A. (1922). The project method of teaching. NY: Macmillan Co. [Signed N.C. Abbott]
Washburn, M.F. (1917). The animal mind: A textbook of comparative psychology. NY: Macmillan Co.
Watkinson, W.L. (1906). The duty of imperial thinking: and other chapters on themes worth while. NY: Fleming H. Revell Company.
Watson, A.R. (1914). Golden deeds on the field of honor. NY: Macmillan Co.
Class enrollment card E.M.N.S.
Human Sterilization Today: A publication of the Human Betterment Foundation, Pasadena California.