Guide to the Isaac James Quillen Papers

Daniel Hartwig
Stanford University Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections & University Archives.
Stanford, California
October 2010
Copyright © 2013 The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University. All rights reserved.

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Overview

Call Number: SC0488
Creator: Quillen, Isaac James, 1909-
Title: Isaac James Quillen papers
Dates: 1931-1967
Physical Description: 25.5 Linear feet
Summary: The papers document Quillen's graduate work at Yale, his teaching career at Stanford University, his writings and publications, and his research interests. Included are his papers while at Yale; syllabi, exams, and other course materials; drafts of his books; correspondence files with his publisher Scott, Foresman; files from his work with UNESCO; speeches, lectures, and articles; and research and lecture notecards. The papers also contain personal correspondence, including some of his wife Viola Quillen; financial records, including some for the Gazos Creek Tree Farm, a joint project with Prof. Paul Hanna; and photographs, including several of the Quillens' home designed by Ernest Born.
Language(s): The materials are in English.
Repository: Dept. of Special Collections & University Archives.
Stanford University Libraries.
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford, CA 94305
Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
Phone: (650) 725-1022
URL: http://library.stanford.edu/spc

Administrative Information

Provenance

Gift of the estate of Mrs. I. James Quillen, 1995.

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

Isaac James Quillen Papers (SC0488). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biographical/Historical Sketch

I. James Quillen joined the Stanford faculty of the School of Education in 1936. He was appointed full professor of education in 1946 and served as Dean of the School of Education from 1953 to 1966, when he was appointed Professor Emeritus. Before joining the Stanford faculty, he taught in the public schools of Delaware and at Colorado State College of Education. In 1944, he was president of the National Council for the Social Studies. He was an official of the UNESCO secretariat in Paris in 1948-49, serving as acting head of the UNESCO Department of Education during part of that time. He died in 1967.

Description of the Collection

The papers document Quillen's graduate work at Yale, his teaching career at Stanford University, his writings and publications, and his research interests. Included are his papers while at Yale; syllabi, exams, and other course materials; drafts of his books; correspondence files with his publisher Scott, Foresman; files from his work with UNESCO; speeches, lectures, and articles; and research and lecture notecards. The papers also contain personal correspondence, including some of his wife Viola Quillen; financial records, including some for the Gazos Creek Tree Farm, a joint project with Prof. Paul Hanna; and photographs, including several of the Quillens' home designed by Ernest Born.

Access Terms

Born, Ernest.
Gazos Creek Tree Farm.
Hanna, Paul Robert, 1902-1988.
Quillen, Isaac James, 1909-
Quillen, Viola.
Stanford University. Graduate School of Education--Faculty.
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.
Yale University --Students.
Education, Secondary--Curricula.
Education, Secondary--Study and teaching.
Examinations.
Photoprints.
Social sciences--Study and teaching (Secondary).
Syllabi.


Collection Contents

 

Papers

Box 1, Folder 1

Stanford Class 1938

Box 1, Folder 2

Menlo Junior College 1938

Box 1, Folder 3

Yale University re degree 1941-42

Box 1, Folder 4

Yale University re: Degree conferral 1931, 1941

Box 1, Folder 5

Yale Degree Conferral 1942-43

Box 1, Folder 6

U of Chigago: Re Employment Offer 1945-46

Box 1, Folder 7

Stanford School of Education 1949-54

Box 1, Folder 8

University of Delaware re: Commencement 1957-58

Box 1, Folder 9

Harvard School of Ed + Georgetown 1962-64

Box 1, Folder 10

Stanford U, 1966

Box 2, Folder 1

Publication of Contemporary Problems 1952-55

Box 2, Folder 2

Publication of Contemporary Problems ( cont.)

Box 2, Folder 3

Publication of Education for Social Competence 1951, 1957, 1960

Box 2, Folder 4

Education for Social Competence Chapters 1-5 (revised)

Box 2, Folder 5

Encyclopedia Britanica Junior

Box 2, Folder 6

Govt. Book 1951

Box 2, Folder 7

Govt. Book (cont) 1952-53

Box 2, Folder 8

Textbook Improvement and Intl. Understanding

Box 3, Folder 1

Proposed Text on Educational Sociology 1941

Box 3, Folder 2

Article for Journal of Childhood Education 1947

Box 3, Folder 3

Workbook for living in our America(40A) 1950-60

Box 3, Folder 4

Living in Our Communities (40c) 1958-62

Box 3, Folder 5

Living World History 1955-62

Box 3, Folder 6

Scott Fonsman

Box 3, Folder 7

Making the Goods We Need

Box 4, Folder 1

Geography + History Text

Box 4, Folder 2

Textbook Revisions

Box 4, Folder 3

Further Revisions 1945-60

Box 4, Folder 4

Further Revisions Cont.

Box 5, Folder 1

Revision of Textbooks

Box 5, Folder 2

Publishing 1950-62

Box 5, Folder 3

Publishing 1951-53

Box 5, Folder 4

Revisions and Publishing 1958-62

Box 6, Folder 1

Selbyville History

Box 6, Folder 2

McGraw Hill Co.

Box 6, Folder 3

Coronet Instructional Films 1950-57

Box 6, Folder 4

Letter & Paper from Keppel

Box 6, Folder 5

A.J Nystriom & Co. 1957-62 ( folder 1)

Box 6, Folder 6

A.J Nystriom & Co. 1957-62 ( folder 2)

Box 6, Folder 7

Corishel Instructional Films 1958-60

Box 6, Folder 8

Faculty Record 1959

Box 6, Folder 9

Project on the Instructional Program

Box 6, Folder 10

Equational Newsletters, Papers

Box 7, Folder 1

Study in Gary

Box 7, Folder 2

National Journal for the Social Studies

Box 7, Folder 3

Liason Committee for Intontl Ed.

Box 7, Folder 4

Intercultural Ed. Workshop

Box 7, Folder 5

UNESCO 1947

Box 7, Folder 6

UNESCO Nov, 1947

Box 7, Folder 7

UNESCO 1948-49

Box 7, Folder 8

Newsletters/ Papers Syllabi

Box 7, Folder 9

Newsletters/ Reports/ Speeches

Box 7, Folder 10

Conferences, Trips

Box 8, Folder 1

Activities 1948-51

Box 8, Folder 2

Activities 1949-50 ( Folder 1)

Box 8, Folder 3

Activities 1949-50 ( Folder 2)

Box 8, Folder 4

Activities 1949-51 ( Folder 1 of 4)

Box 8, Folder 5

Activities 1949-51 ( Folder 2 of 4)

Box 8, Folder 6

Activities 1949-51 ( Folder 3 of 4)

Box 8, Folder 7

Activities 1949-51 ( Folder 4 of 4)

Box 8, Folder 8

G.N Kefawor

Box 8, Folder 9

Sabbatical Trips

Box 8, Folder 10

Cowley to Quillen 1/4/54

Box 8, Folder 11

John Saunders

Box 9

General correspondence 1937-1974, notecards

Box 10

Class syllabi, exams, notecards, and other course materials, arranged chronologically

Box 11

Class syllabi, exams, notecards, and other course materials, arranged chronologically, continued

Box 12

Personal Papers, Letters to Mrs. I. J. Quillen, Family Photographs, Investment Information, Legal Documents Insurance, Death Certificate, etc.

Box 13

Slides, mostly from travels

Box 14 os

Certificates and photographs

Box 15

Class notes from Yale

Box 16

Educational conferences

Box 17

Educational conferences, continued

Box 18

Quillen's projects away from Stanford

Box 19

Newsletters of educational organizations

Box 20

Papers on curriculum and education issues

Box 21

Newspaper clippings collected by Quillen, 1957-66

Box 22

Papers by colleagues not at Stanford

Box 23

Papers and speeches by Stanford colleagues

Box 24

Various materials specific to Stanford

Box 25

Various materials specific to Stanford, continued

Box 26-29

Miscellaneous professional papers and drafts of two books

Box 30-35

Calendars, publications, photographs, and personal papers

Box 36

Correspondence and notebooks of Viola Quillen

Box 37-44

Quillen's notecards

Box 45

Oversize memorabilia