Posted by: Reference and Outreach | August 25, 2010

Picture of the Week: Betty Jean is Ready for School!


The 4 magic words parents have been waiting for all summer long. We can’t believe its already here but the first day of school is here!  This week’s Picture of the Week is in honor of the beginning of the school year.

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This image appears on the cover of the informational pamphlet, Betty Jean is Ready for School published by the School-Health Coordination Service, State Department of Public Instruction (now the N.C. Department of Public Instruction) and the State Board of Health (now the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services).  This pamphlet  from the 1950s/1960s contains helpful ideas to get children ready for the first day of school.

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