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College of Education records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 16

Scope and Contents

The College of Education records (1908-2010; 2.2 cubic feet) document the first sixty years of Teacher Education at Purdue University (1908-1968). The majority of magazines, newsletters, pamphlets and catalogs are from the 1990s and 2000s.  Also included are the opinion survey for the various Indiana higher education planning regions for 1974, along with the Purdue University accreditation report for the National Council for The Accreditation of Teacher Education for the years 1972-1974; a detailed listing, along with photographs of the Purdue University teacher candidates for 1983-1984; Teacher Education Council minutes and documents from the 1960s; annual reports of the College of Education from 1994-2004; along with various brochures and documents related to the College of Education.

Dates

  • 1908-2010
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1990-2010

Creator

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Access Information

Collection is open for research.

Copyright and Use Information

Some material in this collecton are in the public domain, while other material copyrights are held by Purdue University. Consult with Purdue University Archives and Special Collections prior to reproduction of materials.

Historical Information

Purdue University established a department of education in 1908. The creation was the University's response to a 1907 Indiana state law mandating that all new teachers have professional education of at least 12 semester hours. For the first six years of its existence, Purdue's education department was comprised solely of one person. George L. Roberts boasted 27 years of experience in the state's public schools, beginning as a one-room schoolteacher and going on to become superintendent of schools in Greensburg, Frankfort, and Muncie. At Purdue, Roberts was a professor of industrial education, and he was a solo act until 1914, when, thanks to the Vocational Act of 1913, the University could afford to hire more faculty members. For the next 75 years, various units at Purdue housed education faculty, including the Division of Education and Applied Psychology and the School of Humanities, Social Science, and Education. In 1989, Purdue officially created the School of Education. In 2005, Purdue renamed the School of Education to the College of Education.

Extent

2.20 Cubic Feet

1 cubic foot box ans 3 mss boxes other_unmapped

0.40 Cubic Feet

1.00 Cubic Feet

0.40 Cubic Feet

0.40 Cubic Feet

Abstract

The records contain a key historical document, which contains information on the first sixty years of Teacher Education at Purdue University (1908-1968), along with memorabilia from Purdue University College of Education’s 15th Anniversary celebration.  Also included are annual reports, department brochures, documents, educational studies, issues of Purdue University College of Education Magazine, newsletters, pamphlets and reports.

Arrangement Note

The records are organized into four series: 1. Historical Document, College of Education Magazines, Newsletters, Pamphlets and Catalogs, 1908-2010 (0.4 cubic feet). The historical document focuses on the first sixty years of Teacher Education at Purdue University, 1908-1968. The majority of magazines, newsletters, pamphlets and catalogs are from the 1990s and 2000s. Materials in the series are arranged chronologically. 2. Opinion Survey of Regional Postsecondary Educational Needs, Policies, and Service and Purdue University Accreditation Report for The National Council for The Accreditation of Teacher Education, 1972-1974 (1 cubic feet). The series is mainly composed of the opinion survey for the various Indiana higher education planning regions for 1974, along with the Purdue University accreditation report for the National Council for The Accreditation of Teacher Education for the years 1972-1974. 3. Studies, Brochures, Teacher Candidates and Annual Reports, 1959-2008 (0.4 cubic feet). This series contains the annual reports for the College of Education for the years 1994-2004. There is a detailed listing, along with photographs of the Purdue University teacher candidates for 1983-1984. There are two studies relating to Purdue’s Professional Education program and numerous brochures from The College of Education. Also included is memorabilia from Purdue University College of Education’s 15th Anniversary celebration. 4. Teacher Education Council Minutes and Documents, 1963-1976 (0.4 cubic feet). The series contains numerous minutes for the Teacher Education Council, along with documents dealing with the council’s activities.

Acquisition Information

Legacy items; donors various and unknown.

Related Materials

College of Education Records on Home Economics Education: https://apps.lib.purdue.edu/archon/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=1761&q=College+of+Education

Processing Information

Whenever possible, original order of the materials has been retained, unless chronological order was deemed more functional.  All materials have been housed in acid-free folders and/or acid-free boxes.
Title
College of Education records
Status
In Progress
Author
Mary A. Sego
Date
2020-05-06
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English
Edition statement
Second edition

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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