[picture]Patty Smith Hill Collection
Patty Smith Hill (27 March 1868 in Anchorage, Kentucky-25 May, 1946 in New York, New York) was an American nursery school, kindergarten teacher, and key founder of the National Association Nursery Education (NANE) which now exists as the National Association For the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Perhaps most well known as the sister of Mildred J. Hill with whom she is credited as cowriting the tune to the song Good Morning To All which became popular as Happy Birthday to You, Patty developed the Patty Hill blocks and in 1924 helped create the Institute of Child Welfare Research at Columbia University Teachers College.

Hill and her sister Mildred wrote the song (Mildred wrote the tune; Patty wrote the original lyrics) while Patty was principal and Mildred was a teacher at the Louisville Experimental Kindergarten School. This kindergarten was an early experiment in modern educational methods, and was honored, along with the Hill sisters, at the Chicago World's Fair in 1893. Hill was an authority and leader in the progressive education movement of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The Patty Hill blocks were large blocks with which children could create giant constructions.

Patty Smith Hill is buried in Cave Hill Cemetery and Arboretum, Louisville, Kentucky. She and Mildred J. Hill were posthumously inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame on 12 June 1996 (abstract courtesy of Wikipedia)
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[thumbnail] Correspondence between James Russell and Patty S. Hill about Training Kindergarten, Budget Allocation, and Salary Increases for Faculty.
by J. Russell & P. Hill (1912)
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[thumbnail] Hill, Patty Smith
by Teachers College Administration (1890)
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[thumbnail] Hill, Patty Smith Fund
by Teachers College Administration (1890)
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[thumbnail] Patty Hill Smith Portrait (B&W)
by Unknown (2007)
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[thumbnail] Kindergarten Problems: The Future of the Kindergarten in the Light of Its Origin and Influence upon Modern Philanthropy and Education
by P. Hill (1909)
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[thumbnail] Experimental Studies in Kindergarten Theory and Practice: Introduction
by P. Hill (1914)
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[thumbnail] Kindergarten Problems: The Future of the Kindergarten in the Light of Its Origin and Influence upon Modern Philanthropy and Education
by P. Hill (1909)
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[thumbnail] Experimental Studies in Kindergarten Theory and Practice: Introduction
by P. Hill (1914)
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[thumbnail] Additional biographical information on Patty S. Hill: portrait, newsclippings, short biographies
by miscellaneous (n/a, 1920 - 2/1940)
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[thumbnail] "Professor Patty S. Hill," interview with Miss Chaffee
by M. Chaffee (1925)
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[thumbnail] Patty Smith Hill: A Biographical Account by One of Her Students
by I. Forest (circa 1927)
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[thumbnail] The Strategic Position of the Kindergarten in American Education
by P. Hill (1928)
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[thumbnail] Place of the Kindergarten in Modern Education
by P. Hill (circa 1920)
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[thumbnail] The Function of the Kindergarten
by P. Hill (1926)
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[thumbnail] Forty Years in Kindergarten
by B. Amidon (1927)
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