Harry J. and Helen Wilson Carnine Papers
NA2004.0001

Summary Information

Repository
Emporia State University Special Collections and Archives
Creator
Carnine, Harry J., 1912-1998.
Creator
Carnine, Helen Wilson.
Title
Harry J. and Helen Wilson Carnine Papers
ID
NA2004.0001
Date
1935, 1938
Extent
0.25 Linear feet
Language
English
Abstract
Harry J. Carnine’s 1935 diploma and diploma holder from Kansas State Teachers College of Emporia, and his teacher’s certificate, and Helen Wilson Carnine’s 1938 diploma, diploma holder, and library certificate from Kansas State Teachers College of Emporia.

Preferred Citation note

Harry J. and Helen Wilson Carnine Papers, Emporia State University Archives, Emporia State University.

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Biographical/Historical note

Harry J. Carnine

Harry Jones Carnine was born May 3, 1912, to Harry and Lena Jones Carnine in Emporia, Kansas. He graduated from Osage City High School, and earned his Bachelor of Science in Music degree from Kansas State Teachers College of Emporia and his Special Teacher’s Certificate for Music, English, and Art in 1935. In college he was a member of Mu Epsilon Nu independent men’s social club. Mr. Carnine married Helen Wilson on January 27, 1939. He earned a Master of Music degree from the University of Michigan in 1942. Mr. Carnine served in the United States Army in Italy and North Africa in World War II. He then earned a professional diploma from Columbia University. Mr. Carnine’s career included teaching music in Cottonwood Falls, Kansas, then at the University of Wyoming, Iowa State Teachers College, and in Teaneck, New Jersey, public schools until his retirement and return to Emporia in 1977. During his teaching career he authored two works on the maintenance and housing of instrumental music equipment.

Mr. Carnine was a member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church, the Phi Kappa Delta honorary fraternity, Kappa Kappa Psi honorary band fraternity, Sinfonia Fraternity, Pi Kappa Lambda, Emporia Garden Club, Ball-McColm American Legion Post 5, Emporia Community Band, and St. David’s Day Concert. He died on January 14, 1998, and was buried in Memorial Lawn Cemetery in Emporia.

Helen Wilson Carnine

Helen Christine Wilson was born October 23, 1915, to William J. and Frances Stotler Wilson in rural Chase County, Kansas. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Education degree and her Library Certificate from Kansas State Teachers College of Emporia in 1938. In college she was a member of Phi Mu Gamma fine arts sorority (which she also represented on the Pan-Hellenic Council), the French Club, the Young Women’s Christian Association, and the Winnetaska social group. She married Harry J. Carnine on January 27, 1939. She earned an Associate of Applied Science degree in library science from Rutgers University in 1961. Her career as a librarian included working as a reference librarian at the University of Wyoming and teaching summer classes for teachers in the school media program there. Mrs. Carnine also authored two works of recommended book lists for small high school libraries. She and her husband returned to Emporia in 1977. Helen Wilson Carnine died on October 19, 2006, and was buried in Memorial Lawn Cemetery in Emporia.

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Scope and Contents note

The materials related to Harry J. Carnine include a diploma, a diploma holder, and a certificate. The diploma is for a Bachelor of Science in Music degree granted to Harry Jones Carnine by the Kansas State Teachers College of Emporia on May 24, 1935. The diploma shows the signatures of the State Board of Regents, is signed by college president Thomas W. Butcher and the registrar, and is stamped with the seal of the Kansas State Teachers College. The diploma holder has a brown leather cover with gold embossed writing: “The Kansas State Teachers College of Emporia.” The holder folds in half horizontally, and has a gold colored lining and a ribbon along the inside of the horizontal fold to hold the diploma in place. The Special Teacher’s Certificate is from the State Board of Education, and certifies Harry Jones Carnine to teach music, English, and art in elementary and high schools of Kansas. The certificate was granted August 5, 1935, and has the signatures of the Secretary of the Board of Education and the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, and is stamped with the seal of the State Board of Education. The materials related to Helen Wilson Carnine include a diploma, a diploma holder, and a certificate. The diploma is for a Bachelor of Science in Education degree granted to Helen Christine Wilson by the Kansas State Teachers College of Emporia on May 27, 1938. The diploma shows the signatures of the State Board of Regents, is signed by college president Thomas W. Butcher, the registrar, and the State Superintendent of Public Education, and is stamped with the seal of the Kansas State Teachers College. The diploma holder has a brown leather cover with gold embossed writing: “The Kansas State Teachers College of Emporia.” The holder folds in half horizontally, and has a gold colored lining and a kind of onion paper lining, along with a ribbon along the inside of the horizontal fold to hold the diploma in place. The Library Certificate was awarded to Helen Christine Wilson by the Kansas State Teachers College of Emporia on May 27, 1938. It certifies that she completed the one-year curriculum in library science. The certificate is signed by college president Thomas W. Butcher, the director of the Department of Library Science, and the registrar. It is also stamped with the seal of the Kansas State Teachers College.

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Arrangement note

Chronological.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Emporia State University Special Collections and Archives September 2007

1200 Commercial St
Campus Box 4051
Emporia, KS, 66801
(620) 341-6431
archives@emporia.edu

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

Harry J. Carnine’s obituary appears in the January 14, 1998 issue of the Emporia Gazette. He appears in photographs in the 1932, 1934, and 1935 issues of the  Sunflower yearbook. Helen Wilson Carnine’s obituary was published in the October 20, 2006 issue of the  Emporia Gazette. Helen Wilson appears in photographs in the 1935-1938 issues of the  Sunflower. The Emporia State University School of Library and Information Management newsletter of Summer 2000 (Np:2Lb.3f) contains an interview with Helen Wilson Carnine about her experiences of library school and her career as a librarian. Other examples of diplomas exist in the Emporia State University Archives collection.

Separated Materials note

None.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Kansas State Teachers College of Emporia -- Students.

Subject(s)

  • College students -- Kansas -- Emporia.
  • Diplomas.
  • Students -- Kansas -- Emporia.

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

Harry J. Carnine’s Kansas State Teachers College of Emporia diploma dated 5/24/35. 

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Harry J. Carnine’s Kansas State Teachers College of Emporia Diploma holder. 

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Harry J. Carnine’s teacher certificate dated 8/5/35. (Nb:2c 1935) 

1 3

Helen Wilson Carnine’s Kansas State Teachers College of Emporia dated 5/27/38. (Nb:2c 1938) 

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Helen Wilson Carnine’s Kansas State Teachers College of Emporia diploma holder. 

1 5

Helen Wilson Carnine’s library certificate dated 5/27/38. (Nb:2c 1938) 

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