Records include correspondence, minutes, reports, newsletters, and other materials, 1952-57. Nationally, the committees considered
three basic topics: aims of liberal arts education, curriculum, and methods of instruction. The Stanford committee addressed
the issues of college credit for high school work and the relative merits of the semester and quarter systems. Also included
in the collection are minutes, correspondence, and agendas concerning the spring 1957 program of the California Folklore Society,
held at Stanford and chaired by Aurelio M. Espinosa, Jr.
The Stanford Committee of Educational Inquiry was part of a four-year project involving eleven universities, sponsored by
the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, to enlist faculty aid in the formulation of educational policies.
The members of the Stanford committee were Graham P. Du Shane, George S. Parks, William C. Bark, and Aurelio M. Espinosa,
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