School Report Card for Lena M. Harms, 1925-1926
This document comes from the Family of Bill Dean Collection and belongs to the generation of Bill Dean's parents. The school report card from 1925-1926 school year illustrates that the form for school reports has largely remained unchanged for the larger part of the 20th century. The subjects, however, reflect the skills deemed necessary for the school students in that era and include Physiology, Mental Arithmetic, Bookkeeping, and Agriculture. This curriculum would equip a student living in the rural Nebraska (Harms family comes from Humboldt) with the skills necessary to find employment in the local enterprises and agriculture.
Lena Harms was the eldest daughter of Edo and Emma Harms, German-Swiss Americans in Humboldt, Nebraska. Emma Harms's great-grandparents Gottlieb and Anna Schuetz came to Humboldt from Switzerland in 1870s and her both her grandmother and mother married emigrants from Germany.
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