Welcome to the History of Education Society

Archives and Other Collections of Materials on the History of Education
Suggestions from the Membership

 

Archival agreements for personal collections:
Maher, W. J. (1994). Ensuring continuity and preservation through archival service agreements. Archival Issues, 19 (1), 5-18; there is a model agreement included as an appendix.

 

United States
General/National
Archives
HathiTrust: http://www.hathitrust.org/
You can conduct a catalog search from this page, but you can also apply an LC classification visualization through the link at the bottom-right:
LA - History of Education shows 1,273 items available
LH - College and student magazines and papers shows 920 items available

 

On-line Sources
Images of Lancastrian Schools:  Google images lists over 1500 images

The “Nietz Old Textbook Collection” is a full-text collection with digital editions of 140 schoolbooks and two surveys of historic schoolbooks by John Nietz available at: http://digital.library.pitt.edu/nietz/
The collection is primarily nineteenth century textbooks however there are secondary sources and search tools located at the site. I also felt the site would be of interest to many others.  (David J. Roof)

 

Alabama

 

Alaska

 

Arizona

Arkansas

 

California

 

Colorado

 

Connecticut
Archives
Connecticut Historical Society Library http://manuscripts.wordpress.com/2009/11/24/rose-paper-and-a-bottle-of-ink/
--items of interest, including the accounbt books of Stephen Coit, merchant, who sold goods to Prudence Crandall, teacher in Connecticut

Yale University

Museums
Prudence Crandall Museum, Canterbury
http://www.cultureandtourism.org/cct/cwp/view.asp?a=2127&q=302260
--home and school, which was the first Academy for African-American women, in the 1830s; has archival documents and links to other archives

Personal Collections
Tedd Levy, PO Box 20, Old Saybrook, CT 06475 (tedd.levy@sbcglobal.net)
(Former social studies teacher, with varied collection or pre-1920 public school collection; no guides; only K-12)
-- postcards of schools, teachers, students and other school views;
-- correspondence by or about teachers and teaching;
-- photographs;
-- some student assignments, writing books, etc.
-- some catalogs of school materials and furniture;
-- rewards of merit;
-- report cards;
-- school souvenir booklets;
-- some reports from Superintendents of Education, and others;
-- some common school publications and
-- miscellaneous items.

 

On-line Document Sources

Needs

Delaware

 

Florida

 

Georgia
Archives
Emory University:
http://www.emory.edu/EMORY_REPORT/erarchive/2009/October/Oct26/

black_edu_forum.htm>http://www.emory.edu/EMORY_REPORT/erarchive/

2009/October/Oct26/black_edu_forum.htm
the papers of Dr. Ulysses Byas, a black principal

 

Hawai'i
Archives
Hawaii State Archives
Archives of the government of Hawaii (1790 to present), including documents on schools.   http://hawaii.gov/dags/archives/about-us

Hawaiian Mission Children’s Society Library
Records, personal journals, letters, and photos, 19th-century Congregational missionaries to the Hawaiian Islands. Includes information on schools and missionary teachers.
http://www.hawaiianhistory.org/ref/mhmguide.html

 

University of Hawaii Library
The University Archives holds records on the University of Hawaii at Manoa. http://libweb.hawaii.edu/libdept/archives/univarch/index.htm
The Hawaiian & Pacific Collections house records on schools and other documents on Hawaii and other Pacific Islands. http://library.manoa.hawaii.edu/departments/hp/

Center for Oral History, University of Hawaii
The Center preserves recollections of Hawaii’s people through oral interviews. Transcripts of the interviews are available at the University of Hawaii Library and the Hawaii State Library. Contact the staff for particular transcripts that relate to schools and schooling in Hawaii. http://www.oralhistory.hawaii.edu/

 

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

 

Missouri
Archives
St. Louis Public Schools Record Center/Archives (Sharon Dolan, Records Supervisor/Archivist; 314-645-2648, X118) 1615 Hampton Ave, St Louis, MO 63139
http://locations.slps.org/location.asp?LocName=Record%20Center/

Archives&RecordID=57595B
Provides a library, museum and photographic collection showcasing the history and development of the St. Louis Public School district since its inception in 1838,

On-line Sources

 

Personal Collections

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

 

New Mexico

 

New York
Archives
Buffalo State College has catalogued and collected over 5,000 pieces of Science Education Curricula that is mostly from the post-sputnik National Science Foundation funded “alphabet” materials.  The archive also has many antique science methods and science text books that go back to the early 1800’s.   Additionally, there are manipulatives and multi-media products that were part of the various science programs:

http://www.buffalostate.edu/stc/documents/Books.pdf
(Catherine Lange, Assistant Professor of Earth Sciences and Earth Science Education)

 

 

 

North Carolina

 North Dakota

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

 

Pennsylvania
Archives
Lincoln University of PA Archives include student newspapers, college catalogues, alumni newsletters, board of trustee minutes, etc., freely accessible to all from the website: http://www.lincoln.edu/library/specialcollections/digitalcollections.html
[Susan Pevar, Special Collections Librarian, Langston Hughes Memorial Library]

 

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

 

Washington
Archival Collections
The Seattle School District maintains an active archive, including a small museum, and has a trained archivist, Eleanor Toews.  This would be valuable for anyone interested in the Northwest or urban school districts.

On-line Document Sources
Quite a few educational references Washington State are at historylink.org, which has heavy use by elementary students doing local history.

Needs
Washington State does not have very good statewide collection policy; many local districts in the state could be encouraged to donate their holdings to an appropriate archive, is someone were willing to receive the materials.

 

Washington, D.C.

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming

 

International and Transnational/Outside of the U.S.
Germany
Archives
The Library for History of Education Research (Bibliothek fuer Bildungsgeschichtliche Forschung), Berlin, Germany, a fine library for scholars working on the history of education in Germany. The library has over 700,000 volumes, and offers comfortable workspaces for visiting scholars. I would add that the library also contains an archive that holds the personal files of several important European educators including Pestalozzi and Froebel. It is also easily accessible via the U-Bahn (Warschauer Strasse). Web site:
http://www.bbf.dipf.de/>http://www.bbf.dipf.de/

The George Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research, Braunschweig, Germany ( an excellent collection of textbooks, which is strongest in the fields of history, civics, and science. While the library's holdings are particularly rich in terms of German textbooks from the 19th and 20th centuries, there are also materials from throughout Europe. Additionally, the GEI offers short-term research grants to visiting scholars to use the library (and a pleasant guest house for those working at the Institute); web site:
http://www.gei.de/en/georg-eckert-institute-for-international-textbook-research.html>http://www.gei.de/en/georg-eckert-institute-for-international-textbook-research.html

 

 

On-line Sources

Netherlands
Archives

Online
http://www.flickr.com/photos/nationaalarchief/sets/72157622157626361/
Nationaal Archief has 27 historical photographs of Dutch school life, all without known 
copyright restriction, available for tagging, commenting, and downloading)

 

U.K.
Institute of Education, University of London [Becky Webster. Deputy Archivist, Information Services, Institute of Education, University of London]:
--Institute’s papers which cover the period from our establishment as the London Day Training College in 1902 to the present
--100 deposited collections that cover all areas of education, including all levels of UK education from pre-school and school through to further, higher, teacher and adult education, in formal, informal and experimental settings. It includes research, practice, policy and thought in education and related areas:
Personal papers of significant individual educationists such as researchers, practitioners, policy makers, writers and thinkers (particularly individuals who have a close association to the Institute);
Records of corporate bodies such as trade unions, professional bodies, societies, associations, pressure groups and special interest groups;
Records of research projects and initiatives.

http://www.ioe.ac.uk/services/305.html>http://www.ioe.ac.uk/

services/305.html

Lists of separate collections are at:
http://www.ioe.ac.uk/services/1511.html>http://www.ioe.ac.uk/

services/1511.html
(for papers of individuals)
http://www.ioe.ac.uk/services/1512.html>http://www.ioe.ac.uk/

services/1512.html
(for records of organizations)

Web links to collections and guides
http://archive.ioe.ac.uk/DServe>http://archive.ioe.ac.uk/DServe
http://www.ioe.ac.uk/services/documents/Services_Library/SG1_

School_architecture and_design_(March_2009)  Subject Guide 1: School architecture and design (pdf) Subject Guide 1: School architecture and design (pdf)
http://www.ioe.ac.uk/services/documents/Services_Library/SG2_

Comparative_Education_(March_2009)  Subject Guide 2: Comparative education (pdf)
http://www.ioe.ac.uk/services/documents/Services_Library/SG3_

Progressive_Education_(March_2009) Subject Guide 3: Progressive education (pdf)

http://www.ioe.ac.uk/services/documents/Services_Library/SG4_post-war_educational_reconstruction_(March_2009) Subject Guide 4: Post-war educational reconstruction (pdf)
http://www.ioe.ac.uk/services/documents/Services_Library/SG5_

child_psychology_(March2009) Subject Guide 5: Child psychology (pdf)
http://www.ioe.ac.uk/services/documents/Services_Library/SG6_Voice_

and_Memory_(March_2009) Subject Guide 6: 'Voice' and 'memory' (pdf)
http://www.ioe.ac.uk/services/documents/Services_Library/SG7_

Women_and_education_(March_2009) Subject Guide 7: Women and education (pdf)
http://www.ioe.ac.uk/services/documents/Services_Library/SG8_

family_history_(March_2009) Subject Guide 8: Family history (pdf)

 

Modern Records Centre at the University of Warwick
--Records of the National Union of Teachers, the National Union of Students and the British Educational Research Association (BERA) http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/library/mrc/

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/library/mrc/subject_guides/

education/>http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/library/mrc/subject_

guides/education/

Others in Development
--Guides on careers guidance and counseling, vocational education, the work of ILEA (the Inner London Education Authority) and health education.

London School of Economics
The London School of Economics has in the past couple of months has been posting some great sets of photos of college life, all with "no known copyright restrictions" status, ready for tagging and commenting as part of the Flickr Commons project. Among the sets of particular interest:

LSE Founders and Early Days 1895-1920s (20 photos):
http://www.flickr.com/photos/lselibrary/sets/72157622618340936/

Around the School 1930s (14 photos):
http://www.flickr.com/photos/lselibrary/sets/72157622618744118/

Around the School 1940s (19 photos):
http://www.flickr.com/photos/lselibrary/sets/72157622494371009/

Around the School 1950s (14 photos):
http://www.flickr.com/photos/lselibrary/sets/72157622494388421/

Around the Schol 1960s (62 photos):
http://www.flickr.com/photos/lselibrary/sets/72157622492394527/

Around the School 1970s (80 photos):
http://www.flickr.com/photos/lselibrary/sets/72157622492545507/

Around the School 1980s (80 photos):
http://www.flickr.com/photos/lselibrary/sets/72157622492586053/

Around the School 1990s (6 photos):
http://www.flickr.com/photos/lselibrary/sets/72157622618893958/

Formal LSE Staff Portraits (58 photos):
http://www.flickr.com/photos/lselibrary/sets/72157622618001338/