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Mary G. Ziegler Papers

Identifier: 010

Scope and Contents

The materials in this collection relate to Mary Ziegler’s career as an educator of persons with intellectual disabilities at the District Training School for the Feeble Minded in Laurel, Maryland (later Forest Haven Asylum). Materials include photographs of activities and events; publications on the education of persons with intellectual disabilities; press releases; programs; a newsletter; correspondence; awards; published books; and certificates. Of note are seven scrapbooks created by Zeigler on the District Training School dated 1924 to the 1960s; including clippings, photographs, programs, invitations, letters, and other memorabilia.


  • Creation: 1950-1980


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Conditions Governing Use

No known restrictions.

Biographical / Historical

Mary G. Ziegler was an educator, beginning work at the District Training School for the Feeble Minded (later Forest Haven Asylum) in 1928 as a teacher and retiring in 1962 as the principal. The school was established in 1925 at the Fort Meade Army Base as a farm colony and hospital for the training of persons with intellectual disabilities. In 1961 D.C. government honored the work of Ziegler by dedicating and opening the Mary G. Ziegler School.


6 Boxes

2.25 Linear feet


Processed without series.

Custodial History

Donor unknown.

Processing Information

Basic archival processing procedures were applied to the collection when it was processed.

Mary G. Ziegler Papers
An inventory of Mary G. Ziegler Papers at DC Public Library
Finding aid prepared by DC Public Library.
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Repository Details

Part of the The People's Archive, Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library Repository

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