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Spelling machine drills 400 Valley fifth graders
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Valley Times Photo Collection
Brich, George
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Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph article dated April 7, 1961 partially reads, "Teaching machines--84 of them--are operating today at four West Valley schools. Throughout April, more than 400 fifth graders are taking daily spelling lessons on the Rheem Califone Didak 501. An experimental project, it marks the first large-scale use of teaching machines in the Los Angeles city school system." Pictured is John F. O'Toole Jr., project director for the Rheem Company which is lending the machines without charge, working with students, Cynthia Campbell, 10, left, and Linda Baum, 10.
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Rheem Manufacturing Company
Rheem Manufacturing Company--Employees
Teaching machines--California--San Fernando Valley
School children--California--San Fernando Valley
Girls--California--San Fernando Valley
Men--California--San Fernando Valley
Classrooms--California--San Fernando Valley
Elementary schools--California--San Fernando Valley
Schools--California--San Fernando Valley
San Fernando Valley (Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs

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