College of Education records, 1908-2010
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Brief Description: 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.
Held at:
Purdue University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections
504 W. State St
West Lafayette, IN 47907
Phone: 765-494-6414
Fax: 765-494-2810
Email: archives [at] purdue.edu
Created by: Purdue University. College of Education
Volume: 2.2 Cubic feet
More information is available at http://collections.lib.purdue.edu/fa/pdf/UA00016_college_ed.pdf (pdf)
Arrangement:

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  Historical Document, College of Education Magazines, Newsletters, Pamphlets and Catalogs, 1908-2010 (0.4 cubic feet).  The historical document focuses on the first sixty years of Teacher Education at Purdue University, 1908-1968.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.

Biographical Note for Purdue University. College of Education :

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.

Access Restrictions: Collection is open for research.
Subject Index
Accreditation (Education)
Education
Purdue University. College of Education
Genres/Forms of Material
Annual reports
Brochures
Historical documents
Newsletters
Pamphlets
Reports
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/Use Restrictions: Purdue University
Acquisition Notes: 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

PreferredCitation: UA 16, College of Education records, Archives and Special Collections, Purdue University Libraries
Finding Aid Revisions: Series 4, box 4, item 4 added; previously unprocessed as of May 26, 2017.