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RAY COPPOCK BEERY PRACTICAL CHILD TRAINING COLLECTION

 

INTRODUCTION

 

The Ray Coppock Beery Practical Child Training Collection was accessioned into the archives of the Piqua Public Library in February 2012.  The collection consists of sixteen small books and a letter.  The books were written by Ray Coppock Beery and were copyrighted in 1917 by both The Parents Association, Inc., 449 Fourth Avenue, New York and by the International Academy of Discipline, Pleasant Hill, Ohio.

 

Ray Beery was the eldest son of Jesse Beery, the owner operator of The Beery School of Horsemanship, which was a mail order course of instructions on training horses.  The school expanded into a variety of agricultural courses and it is possible that the International Academy of Discipline was associated in some way with the School of Horsemanship.  Ray Beery was educated in Pleasant Hill and then went on to receive an Arts Bachelors degree from Columbia University, c. 1914 and a Master of Arts degree from Harvard University in March 1916.  Ray returned to Pleasant Hill, was married and living in the Village at the time of the 1930 census.

 

The books have passed into the public domain and there are no restrictions on their use.

 

SCOPE AND CONTENT

 

The Ray Coppock Beery Practical Child Training Collection is divided into two series:

 

SERIES I: Practical Child Training Books 1-16.  Box 1, Files 1-16

 

SERIES II:  Letter from the International Academy of Discipline.  Box 1, File 17

 

CONTAINER LIST

 

SERIES I: Practical Child Training Books 1-16

 

BOX 1

 

File

          1        Practical Child Training – Obedience – Part 1:  Statement of the Five Fundamental Principles on which the course is based.

 

          2        Practical Child Training – Obedience – Part 2:  How to teach Obedience to children from one year to six years of age.

 

          3        Practical Child Training – Obedience – Part 3:  How to teach Obedience to children from six years to fifteen years of age.

 

          4        Practical Child Training – Obedience – Part 4:  How to teach Obedience to children over fifteen – summary of the principles.

 

          5        Practical Child Training – Self Control – Part 5:  How to cure crying, anger, ill temper.

 

          6        Practical Child Training – Self Control – Part 6:  How to prevent quarreling, teasing, bullying, fighting.

 

          7        Practical Child Training – Self Control – Part 7:  How to overcome fears of all kinds.

 

          8        Practical Child Training – Self Control – Part 8:  How to develop courage, perseverance, strength of will.

 

          9        Practical Child Training – Body and Mind  – Part 9:  Simple rules for physical health.

 

          10      Practical Child Training – Body and Mind – Part 10:  How to teach temperance in all things.

 

          11      Practical Child Training – Body and Mind – Part 11:  Mental Training

 

          12      Practical Child Training – Body and Mind – Part 12:  Mental Training

 

          13      Practical Child Training – Morality – Part 13:  How to establish confidence and how to guide children in the choice of companions.

 

          14      Practical Child Training – Morality – Part 14:  How to plan amusements and encourage sympathy and altruism.

 

          15      Practical Child Training – Morality – Part 15:  How to teach honesty and thrift.

 

          16      Practical Child Training – Morality – Part16:  Moral training.

 

SERIES II:  Letter from the International Academy of Discipline

 

BOX 1

 

File

          17      Letter from the International Academy of Discipline, Pleasant Hill, Ohio.  The letter was written by Jud Coate, Secretary of the International Academy of Discipline and is introducing a new series of three books by Ray C. Beery entitled Practical School Discipline.  On the letterhead, Ray C. Beery is listed as the Director of the International Academy of Discipline.  There is no date on the letter, however, an estimate would be c. 1920.