Scope and Content of Collection
Title: Nell Eurich papers
Collection Number: 2000C82
Date (inclusive): 1922-2000
Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Language of Material:
Number of Containers: 135 manuscript boxes
(54 linear feet)
The collection includes speeches and writings, correspondence, memoranda, studies, reports, and printed matter related to
international and comparative education, higher education in the United States, adult education and literacy, career and job
training, and corporate involvement in education.
Language of the materials:
The collection is in
Hoover Institution Archives
Description is based on a detailed container list provided by Nell Eurich and found in box 111, folder 4. Since the collection
has not been physically arranged, the order of materials differs from Eurich's container list. The index of major groups can
serve as a guide to the collection. Most folder headings are original.
Index of Major Groups
Collection overview and biographical file, undated. Includes detailed container list of the Nell Eurich papers and curriculum vitae of Eurich. Includes one floppy disk.
|87-89, 111-114, 124-127
Speeches and writings, 1937-1995. Includes monographs, typescripts, and printed matter related to education. See International Council for Educational Development
for files on
Systems of Higher Education in 12 Countries.
|17-20, 84-87, 89-95, 115-119, 121-125
Professional positions and activities file, 1966-2000. Includes correspondence, meeting minutes, printed matter, research material, course materials, and awards related to Eurich's
various professional positions, including materials for New College, Vassar College, and the International Council for Educational
Other activities file, 1941-1992. Includes correspondence, clippings, and photographs related to community service and the Campobello Summer Student Leadership
Institute. Includes photographs of Eleanor Roosevelt.
Correspondence, 1964-1997. Consists of two subseries: noteworthy correspondents and general.
|85-98, 105-108, 110-111, 127-130
file, 1928-1999. Includes research material, drafts, correspondence, and printed matter for the Corporate Classrooms study funded by the Carnegie
Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
|4-17, 20-32, 36-55, 59-64, 66-68, 71-74, 77-84, 98-105
The Learning Industry
and Adult Learning Project file, 1922-1999. Includes correspondence, memoranda, research material, drafts, notes, printed matter, brochures, and clippings related to
the project and publication.
|1-3, 33-36, 56-58, 65, 68-71, 74-77
Education, training, and technology file, 1963-1996. Includes correspondence, memoranda, clippings, and printed matter related to various topics in education, including innovative
Collection is open for research.
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[Identification of item], Nell Eurich papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.
Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2000.
Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find
the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at
. Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number
of boxes listed in this finding aid.
Alvin C. Eurich papers, Hoover Institution Archives
Academy For Educational Development records, Hoover Institution Archives
International Council For Educational Development records, Hoover Institution Archives
|1919 July 28
||Born, Norwood, Ohio
||A.A., Stephens College
||B.A., Stanford University
||Attended Campobello Summer Student Leadership Institute held at the summer house of Eleanor Roosevelt
||Director of the student union, University of Texas
||M.A., Stanford University
||Resident counselor, Barnard College
||Assistant to president, Women's Foundation
||Assistant public relations officer, State University of New York
||Assistant for organizing the overseas division, Ford Foundation
||Acting president, Stephens College, Columbia, Missouri
||Married Alvin C. Eurich
||Director of development, Stephens College, Columbia, Missouri
||Ph.D., Columbia University
||Assistant professor of English, New York University
||Member of an advisory committee to design curriculum for New College, Sarasota, Florida
||Academic dean and acting president, New College, Sarasota, Florida
||Trustee, New College, Sarasota, Florida
||Director, Project to Reorganize Curriculum, Aspen Public High School, Colorado
||Member, National Selection Committee on Fellowships and Chairman, Rocky Mountain Committee, National Endowment for the Humanities
||Member, Special Committee on Liberal Studies, American Association of Colleges
Science in Utopia
||Author, "Learning in America," published in
From Parnassus: A Volume of Essays for Jacques Barzun
||Dean of faculty, professor of English, academic director of the Vassar-Yale study and chairman of the Comprehensive Planning
Committee, Vassar College, New York
||Member, Middle States Committee, Marshall Scholarships
||Member, U.S. Commission on Instructional Technology, U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare
||Member, Panel of Judges, Federal Woman's Award
||Honorary member, National Council of Women
||Member, Overseers Visiting Committee on Summer School and University Extension, Harvard University
||Consultant for Manhattanville grant application, National Endowment for the Humanities
Great Britain's Open University: First Chance, Second Chance, or Last Chance? (co-authored with B. Schwenkmeyer)
||Provost and dean of faculty, professor of English, and vice president for academy affairs, Manhattanville College, New York
||Member, Career Minister Review Board, U.S. Department of State
Learning for Tomorrow
||Received honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Manhattanville College, New York
||Senior consultant, board member and executive committee member, and director of the Comparative Study of Higher Education
Systems in Twelve Countries, International Council for Educational Development
||Trustee, New College Foundation
||Member, Middle Atlantic Committee, Rhodes Scholarship Selection Committee
||Moderator, Corporate Executive Seminar, Aspen Institute for Humanistic Studies
||Member, Carnegie Council on Policy Studies in Higher Education
||Trustee, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
Systems of Higher Education, International Council for Educational Development
||Trustee and chairman of admissions committee, Bennington College, Vermont
||Senior consultant, Academy for Educational Development
Higher Education in Twelve Countries: A Comparative View
Corporate Classrooms, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
||Director, Consultant Team, Academy of Computer Science and Engineering, AT&T Bell Laboratories
The Learning Industry (director of the Adult Learning Project), Carnegie Foundation for Advancement of Teaching
||Member of editorial board,
Industry and Higher Education, published by Butterworth & Co. Publishers
||Advisor, Committee on Career-Long Education for Engineers (CLEFE), National Academy of Engineering
||Member, Advisory Board, Alliance for Learning
||Married Maurice Lazarus
||Member, Board of Directors, International Council for Educational Development
The Learning Industry: Education for Adult Workers
||Academic Advisory Board, Cambridge College
Scope and Content of Collection
Nell Eurich, also known as Nell Plopper, Nell P. Hutchinson, and Nell E. Lazarus, was an author, professor, dean, and education
consultant. The collection includes materials on topics such as adult education, higher education in the United States, education
administration, career training, distance education and delivery systems, coeducation, and literacy. For a detailed container
list and curriculum vitae provided by Nell Eurich, see the
Collection overview and biographical file.
Professional positions and activities file documents Eurich's career in education, including her role as a professor, education administrator, consultant, and member
of various boards. Eurich was the dean of faculty and a professor of English at Vassar College from 1967 to 1970, a time when
Vassar was transitioning to the coeducational model. This file includes information on the creation of the Black Studies Program,
now known as the Africana Studies Program, and the Vassar-Yale Study. Additionally, the file includes documents related to
New College in Sarasota, Florida, where Eurich served as a board member, and the Academy for Educational Development, where
Eurich was a consultant.
In 1985, Eurich published
Corporate Classrooms, the result of a study funded by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The book focused on training activities
in large corporations, looking at the history, content, methodology, and means of delivery for corporate training. The
file contains drafts, notes, and research for the publication. As a result of that project, Eurich was asked to head the Adult
Learning Project, a broader study to research adult education and training in the United States, focusing on economic productivity
and the American work force. Funded by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, the Adult Learners Project
was directed by Eurich through the Academy for Educational Development (AED), where Eurich was a senior consultant. The aim
of the study was to broaden the concept of adult education and training by looking at non-traditional means of education,
such as corporations, proprietary schools, labor unions, trade associations, community colleges, the military, and the federal
government. As a result of that study,
The Learning Industry was published in 1990.
The Learning Industry
and Adult Learning Project file contains research, correspondence, and notes related to this project. The heading "missing persons," which became the title
of a chapter in
The Learning Industry, was used by Eurich to refer to people not employed in the work force or employed in part-time jobs without sufficient opportunities.
Materials under the heading "other literature" consist of mainly printed matter, often in the form of flyers, brochures, or
catalogs relating to a specific organization or event. Much of the correspondence and memoranda can be found in files with
the heading "general."
Other activities file documents Eurich's community service and other various pursuits. In 1941, Eurich was a participant in the International Student
Service Summer Leadership Institute at Campobello Island, a program in which Eleanor Roosevelt opened up her summer home to
thirty student leaders for lectures and discussion. Photographs of Eleanor Roosevelt can be found in box 120, folder 5.
The collection contains Eurich's
Speeches and writings, including speeches discussing her book
Corporate Classrooms and women in higher education. Also included are files on books and articles addressing topics in education.
General subject files, which include topics such as innovative education, coeducation, business, and higher education, can
be found in the
Education, training, and technology file.
Subjects and Indexing Terms
Business and education.
Universities and colleges--United States.