Guide to the Stanford University, Committee of Educational Inquiry, Records

Stanford University Libraries Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford, California
October 2010
Copyright © 2011 The Board of Trustees of Stanford University. All rights reserved.

Note

This encoded finding aid is compliant with Stanford EAD Best Practice Guidelines, Version 1.0.


Overview

Call Number: SC0113
Creator: Stanford University. Committee of Educational Inquiry.
Title: Stanford University, Committee of Educational Inquiry, records
Dates: 1952-1957
Physical Description: 1 Linear feet
Summary: 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.
Language(s): The materials are in English.
Repository: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford University Libraries
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-6064
Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
Phone: (650) 725-1022
URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/spc.html

Administrative Information

Provenance

Gift of Aurelio M. Espinosa, Jr.

Information about Access

This collection is open for research.

Ownership & Copyright

All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94304-6064. Consent is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/depts/spc/pubserv/permissions.html.
Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

Cite As

Stanford University, Committee of Educational Inquiry, Records (SC0113). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biographical/Historical Sketch

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, Jr.

Description of the Collection

Records include correspondence, minutes, reports, newsletters, and other materials, 1952-1957. 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.

Access Terms

Bark, William Carroll, 1908-
California Folklore Society.
Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
Du Shane, Graham Phillips, 1910-
Espinosa, Aurelio Macedonio, 1907-
Parks, George Sutton, 1894-
Stanford University. Committee of Educational Inquiry.
Educational planning.
Universities and colleges--Planning.
Universities and colleges--Administration


Collection Contents

 

Papers

 

Correspondence

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence between the Carnegie Foundation, Stanford Committee on Educational Inquiry,(C.E.I.), other C.E.I. committees, and schools in reference to C.E.I. projects.
Box 1, Folder 1

1952

Box 1, Folder 2

1953

Box 1, Folder 3

1954

Box 1, Folder 4

1955

Box 1, Folder 5

1956-1957

Box 1, Folder 6

letters addressed to the Stanford C.E.I. committee chairman from schools or individuals requesting a copy of the C.B. I. report on the relative merits of the Semester and Quarter Systems.

 

C.E.I. Committees

Scope and Content Note

newsletters, reading materials, members, conferences, etc., and correspondence between the Carnegie Foundation and C.E.I. committee members.
Box 1, Folder 7

1952

Box 1, Folder 8

1953

Box 1, Folder 9

1954-1956

Box 1, Folder 10

minutes, committee member's forms, progress reports, faculty questionnaire, Interim Report on the Semester and Quarter System and budget expenditures of the Stanford C.E.I. Committee 1952- 1956.

Box 1, Folder 11

Miscellaneous items concerning the C.E.I.

 

Reports

Scope and Content Note

Progress reports, project reports, interim reports on the semester and quarter systems, and an assessment of the C.E.I. project
Box 2, Folder 1

1952

Box 2, Folder 2

1953

Box 2, Folder 3

1954

Box 2, Folder 4

1955

Box 2, Folder 5

1956

Box 2, Folder 6

Minutes, correspondence, program agendas, etc., concerning the meeting of California Folklore Society chaired by Dr. Aurelio M. Espinoza, Jr. 1957 Spring