Archival Resources

The HES Archives Committee has created these lists of archival resources from suggestions made by the HES membership. The Committee encourages members to continue to build on these resources by suggesting additional collections or archive sites. Please contact Mary Ann Dzuback, Archives Committee chair, at: with your additions or suggestions.

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Gutman Library Special Collections, Harvard University Graduate School of Education

All materials relate to the history of education in the United States; 
Includes several large collections; see for example:

  • Peter B. Dow - Man : A Course of Study records, 1959-1986, bulk 1964-1978 (includes press clippings, correspondence, and reports regarding the controversies that arose in connection with MACOS. Finally, the collection contains evaluations of the curriculum program as well as interviews with many of the people who were involved with the program's development)
  • Harold Howe Papers, 1930-2003, U.S. Commissioner of Education, Washington, (1965-1968) (bulk 1965-2002)
  • Professional journals, state school reports, city school reports, and other published materials from the early twentieth-century


Edward Copenhagen
Special Collections Librarian


General contact:
Telephone: 617-384-9363