Education College Records (Preliminary Inventory) 1911-1958
Archives 13

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Title
Education College Records (Preliminary Inventory)
ID
Archives 13
Date [inclusive]
1911-1958
General Physical Description note
34 linear feet
Language
English
Abstract
Includes general office records, correspondence, budgets, course materials, and conference proceedings, 1911-1958; Summer Session Records, Class Grade Records Books and In Service Teacher Preparation (ISTP) Records.

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Biographical/Historical note

The early history of Washington State University's College of Education, as revealed in these records, was closely bound to the career of Dean Alfred Alexander Cleveland (b.1876) and the development of primary and secondary education within Washington State. Born in Oregon, Cleveland acquired the Ph.D. in psychology from Clark University in 1906. In 1907 A.. A. Cleveland joined the faculty of the, then, state College of Washington as Assistant Professor of Psychology. Between 1908 and 1910 he first became full professor and then temporary head of the education department. In those times education and psychology were parts of the same department. During the 1917 reorganization WSU was divided into five colleges and four schools. Cleveland's responsibilities then included the deanship of the School of Education and directorship of the annual Summer Session. The records indicate the important role the Summer Session played in enlarging the formal training of primary and secondary teacher in the State of Washington.

Thus from the early years Dean Cleveland was to play an important role in developing education and psychology at WSU. Often in those years he was the only full-time teacher in the department of education. In addition, he served on many statewide educational committees and groups. His students were potent forces within the State of Washington calling for increased attention to quality education for all and adequate teacher preparation. Cleveland served as Dean of the School of Education until his retirement early in 1941.

Dean Cleveland's replacement, J. Murry Lee, came to WSU in January 1941 directly from the faculty of the University of Wisconsin where he had been and active scholar, teacher, and consultant to educational groups. He held the Ph.D. in Education from Columbia University and had experience as a school principal in Los Angeles.

Upon arrival at WSU he proceeded to continue many of Dean Cleveland's policies but he also moved rapidly to help meet the impending war needs of the United States. Lee's first years at WSU were interrupted when he was called to serve in the U. S. Navy from 1943 to 1945. Cleveland temporarily resumed his duties as dean of the School of Education during Lee's absence. However, to ease Cleveland's administrative burden Lee removed the direction of the Summer Session from the Dean's Office. He placed fellow faculty member L. L. Chisholm in temporary charge of the Summer Session. The records show that this new situation produced great strain between the temporary Dean and the temporary Director of the Summer Session.

Upon Lee's return direction of the Summer Session reverted back to the Dean's Office. In addition, Lee began to take up the problems of post-war American education. For example, the program of inservice teacher Preparation was expanded to meet the new demands of returning veterans and the predicted post-war "baby boom." The records show that the WSU College of education actively worked to secure the same objectives it had always sought--quality education for all Washington State citizens through high quality teacher preparation.

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Arrangement note

The records of the College of Education comprise five series. The first series is arranged chronologically (there are several missing years) and alphabetically within each year. Some years in this series are designated by a year followed by "A-Z" This indicates that within that year the file folders have the heading 'A', 'B',etc. Other years are designated because they were separated from the major records series, on receipt.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries

http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

The Collection is open for research use.

Processing Information note

These records were provisionally processed, September, 1974-March, 1975, by Robert A. Catale. That handwritten list was compiled by Tim Marsh in December 2008 into this provisional finding aid. Boxes and folders lacking any description were organized and detailed by Mark O'English and Nora Weichert in January 2009. A small quantity of material was removed and either photocopied or destroyed during a 2009 conservational survey.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • State College of Washington. College of Education.
  • Washington State University. College of Education--Archives
  • Washington State University. College of Education--Records and correspondence

Occupation(s)

  • Teachers--Training of--Washington (State)--Archival resources

Subject(s)

  • Colleges and Universities
  • Washington (State)

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Collection Inventory

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 1 General Office Records, including correspondence, budgets, course materials, and conference proceedings 1911-1958 

Box

Cleveland Correspondence. A-V 1912 

1

A-Z 1912 

1

A-Z no date 

1

Inventory 1914 

1

A 1918 

1

Ba-Be 1918 

1

Bi-Bri 1918 

1

Bro-By 1918 

1

Ca-Cl 1918 

1

Co-Cy 1918 

1

D 1918 

1

E 1918 

1

F 1918 

1

Ga-Gl 1918 

1

Go-Gy 1918 

1

Ha-Hd 1918 

1

He-Hn 1918 

1

Ho-Hz 1918 

1

Ma-Md 1918 

1

Me-Mn 1918 

1

Mo-Mz 1918 

1

N 1918 

1

O 1918 

1

Pa-Ph 1918 

1

Pi-Pz 1918 

1

Ra-Rn 1918 

1

Ro-Rz 1918 

1

Sa-Sd 1918 

1

Se-Sm 1918 

1

Sn-Sth 1918 

1

Sti-Sz 1918 

1

Examination Questions 1916-1918 

1

Sti-Sz 1920 

1

20 File 

2

Seattle Speech 

2

Curriculum Journal Bibliography 

2

Summer Session Advisory Committee 

2

Payroll (Summer Session 1941) ’39-40 

2

Extension Conference 

2

Summer Session 1941 Request to President 

2

Ag Vocational Conference 

2

Summer Session 1941-1942 

2

1942 Summer Session Evergreen 

2

Publicity and Advertising Summer Session ‘42 

2

Inter-America Relations Summer Session ‘42 

2

Summer Session Institute for Pastors - Summer Session ‘42 

2

Agricultural Extension Conference Summer Session ‘42 

2

Janitorial Conference Summer Session 42 

2

Summer Session Possibilities 

2

Summer Session Announcements from other Institutions 

2

Ideas Summer Session ‘42 

2

Approved Courses for Administrators Credentials 

2

Summer Session PLans: Applicants 

2

Schedule, 2nd Sem. 1933-34 

2

Schedule 1st Semester 1935-36 

2

Schedule, 2nd Sem. 1935-36 

2

Summer Session Schedule (1940) 

2

Schedule 1st Semester 1936-1937 

2

Schedule 2nd Semester II – 1936-37 

2

Schedule – I – 1937-38 

2

Schedule II – 1937-38 

2

Schedule I – 1938-39 

2

Schedule II – 1938-39 

2

Schedule I – 1939-40 

2

Schedule II – 1939-40 

2

Financial Annual Budget 1919-1939 

2

Appointments Committee, 1913 

3

Appointments Committee, 1913 

3

A-J 

3

L-Z 

3

A-Z 1924 

3

Sn-W 1923 

3

A-Lz 1926 

3

A-H 1926 

3

Pres. E.O. Holland 1926 

3

J-L 1926 

3

Wash. Ed. Assoc. Com. on Professional Ethics 

3

Mr. Barnard, Registrar 1927 

3

B-C 1927 

3