Bird Stein Gans (1868-1944)

Description: Born in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, Bird Stein Gans (1868-1944) received her education at Columbia University, the New School for Social Research, and New York University. At the age of twenty, Gans joined several women in the formation of the Society for the Study of Child Nature, the first organization in the United States to focus on the field of parent education. In 1897, Gans served as president of the Society and continued her involvement throughout her life and the organization’s various name changes, including the Federation for Child Study in 1898 and the Child Study Association of America in 1924. Gans traveled around the world to further parent education, organizing parent education associations in Japan (1924) and England (1929).

 

Creator/Photographer: Unidentified photographer

 

Medium: Black and white photographic print

 

Persistent URL: photography.si.edu/SearchImage.aspx?id=5844

 

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives

 

Collection: Accession 90-105: Science Service Records, 1920s – 1970s - Science Service, now the Society for Science & the Public, was a news organization founded in 1921 to promote the dissemination of scientific and technical information. Although initially intended as a news service, Science Service produced an extensive array of news features, radio programs, motion pictures, phonograph records, and demonstration kits and it also engaged in various educational, translation, and research activities.

 

Accession number: SIA2008-1845

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