Scope and Content of Collection
Title: Hubert Coslet Armstrong papers
Date (inclusive): 1918-1976
Collection Number: 92027
Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material:
10 manuscript boxes
(4.0 linear feet)
Language of the Materials :
Most materials are in English with some documents in Japanese.
Writings, correspondence, memoranda, photographs, illustrations, reports, curricular materials, and printed matte relating
to education in the United States, educational programs in Japanese American internment camps during World War II, and post-war
education in Japan. Includes the creator's doctoral dissertation.
Hoover Institution Archives
Armstrong, Hubert Coslet, 1900-
Collection is open for research.
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[Identification of item], Hubert Coslet Armstrong papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.
Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1992.
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Karl R. Bendetsen papers, Hoover Institution Archives
Thomas Ray Bodine papers, Hoover Institution Archives
Conard-Duveneck collection, Hoover Institution Archives
John Douglas Cook papers, Hoover Institution Archives
Alice Sinclair Dodge collection, Hoover Institution Archives
Duveneck collection, Hoover Institution Archives
Margaret A. Finley letters received, Hoover Institution Archives*
Thomas W. Grubbs letters, Hoover Institution Archives
Paul Robert Hanna papers, Hoover Institution Archives
Alice N. Hayes papers, Hoover Institution Archives
Toshio Kimura letters, Hoover Institution Archives
Gertrude King papers, Hoover Institution Archives
W.G. Kubick papers, Hoover Institution Archives
David D. Lowman papers, Hoover Institution Archives
Edward B. Marks papers, Hoover Institution Archives
John W. Nason papers, Hoover Institution Archives
National Japanese American Student Relocation Council records, Hoover Institution Archives
Grace Nichols Pearson papers, Hoover Institution Archives
Rosenbaum-Maier collection, Hoover Institution Archives
Margaret Cosgrave Sowers, Hoover Institution Archives
Henriette B. Von Blon papers, Hoover Institution Archives
Ray Lyman Wilbur papers, Hoover Institution Archives
*at Poston Arizona War Relocation Center during the same period.
Hubert Coslet Armstrong performed various roles in the United States educational system as educator, guidance counselor, and
post-secondary professor at schools such as Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, Mills College, Oakland, California
and Claremont College, Claremont, California.
June 22, 1900-Born in Lincoln, Nebraska.
1921-1926-United States National Guard.
circa 1926-Married first wife, Olive Dexter.
1926-1929-Teacher, Pribiloff Islands, Alaska.
1929-1931-Teaching fellow in psychology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington.
1930-1931 B.S. and M.S., University of Washington, Seattle, Washington.
1931-1934-Oakland Public Schools, Oakland, California:
--Assistant Director of Research.
--Counselor, clinical psychologist and acting director of the Individual Guidance Department.
--McClymonds High School assistant principal.
1933-Summer lecturer, Mills College, Oakland, California.
1933-1938-Researcher, University of California, Berkeley Institute of Child Welfare. Berkeley, California.
1935-1939-Broadcaster, for the program, "Mindways." National Broadcasting Company, San Francisco, California.
1941-1942-Teacher and specialist, Indian Service School in Stewart, Nevada. United States Office of Indian Services and later
known as the United States, Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs.
1942-Specialist, Japanese War Relocation Center, Poston, Arizona, Poston II Schools.
1944-1945-Research consultant, California State Reconstruction and Redevelopment Commission.
1947-1948-Director of Research, Civil Information and Education Section, Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers (SCAP), Japan.
1948-Advisor to the Minister of Education of the government in Korea. United States Department of the Army.
1949-Research consultant, California State Assembly Commission on Public Education, California State Legislature.
1949-Married second wife, Masago Shibuya. Mountain View, California.
1949-1951-Professor, Harvard University Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
1951-1953-Director, Public Education Association, New York, New York.
1953-Ph.D., Stanford University, Stanford, California.
1956-1957-Consultant, Stanford University. Department of Rehabilitation, Hawaii.
1960-1961-Consultant and research fellow at the University of Tokyo, Japan.
1966-1971-Wrote "Charley Murphy's Montana," unpublished.
circa 1978-Died in Los Angeles County. (Source: "California Death Index, 1905-1939." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org
: accessed 2015. Citing Department of Health Services. Vital Statistics Department, Sacramento).
Scope and Content of Collection
Writings, correspondence, memoranda, reports, curricular materials, and printed matter, relating to various aspects of education
in the United States, educational programs and correspondence at the War Relocation Center at Poston, Arizona during World
War II, articles about Japanese and Japanese Americans at internment camps, and research on post-war education in Japan as
well as the creator's doctoral dissertation.
Course materials cover various aspects of education in the United States such as teacher training, guidance counseling, and school administration.
Research Project on Post-War Education, cover Armstrong's joint fellowship with the University of Tokyo and Stanford University. The year-long project includes
materials related to post-war education in Japan and materials from the Japan Teachers' Union.
Writings include professional articles written by Armstrong and personal accounts of his experience as an administrator in the public
school system and as a school guidance counselor.
The Radio broadcast materials series contain transcripts of broadcasted shows done for the NBC (National Broadcasting Company) network radio station KGO, San
Francisco in the 1930s. Other series such as:
Printed materials, and
Memorabilia and ephemera are described at the series level.
Correspondence includes both personal and professional with personal photographs are included in the files.
Copyrighted materials of testing instruments and curricular materials date ranges are included.
Titles of folders are maintained throughout the boxes in the collection following the creator's original order and physical
format of materials. Some materials are alphabetized and arranged chronologically where there were no instances of previous
arrangement. Photographs have not been separated from correspondence materials.
Subjects and Indexing Terms
Japan Teachers' Union.
Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers. Civil Information and Education Section.
Japan--History--Allied occupation, 1945-1952.
Japanese Americans--Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945.
Oakland (Calif.)--Public schools.
School management and organization--California--Oakland.
World War, 1939-1945--Concentration camps--Arizona--Poston.
World War, 1939-1945--Education and the war.
World War, 1939-1945--United States.