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Preliminary Inventory of the William W. Brickman papers
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  • Title: William W. Brickman papers
    Date (inclusive): 1928-1986
    Collection Number: 83069
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 139 manuscript boxes, 2 oversize boxes (58.8 linear feet)
    Abstract: The William W. Brickman papers document the career of a pioneer in the field of comparative education in the United States. Consisting largely of Brickman's writings, research materials and correspondence, the collection reflects the wide range of Brickman's scholarly interests. A prolific author, Brickman wrote on topics as diverse as the history of Jewish education, the educational system in the Soviet Union, and the lives of educated women in medieval and Renaissance Europe. He also played a leading role in the founding of the Comparative Education Society, edited several publications, and participated in many academic conferences on education.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Creator: Brickman, William W.

    Access

    Collection is open for research.
    The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], William W. Brickman papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1983.

    Biographical/Historical Note

    1913 Born, New York City
    1938 Doctorate, New York University
    1940-1962 Professor of education, New York University
    1962-1981 Professor of education, University of Pennsylvania
    1982 Author,
    1986 Died

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The William W. Brickman papers document the career of a pioneer in the field of comparative education in the United States. Consisting largely of Brickman's writings, research materials and correspondence, the collection reflects the wide range of Brickman's scholarly interests. A prolific author, Brickman wrote on topics as diverse as the history of Jewish education, the educational system in the Soviet Union, and the lives of educated women in medieval and Renaissance Europe. He also played a leading role in the founding of the Comparative Education Society, edited several publications, and participated in many academic conferences on education.
    In addition to numerous articles and reviews written for scholarly journals, the papers contain Brickman's doctoral thesis on the nineteenth century German educator Hermann Lietz, and drafts of an important unpublished study he wrote on the history of the Jewish religious school, the yeshivah. In addition, there are Brickman's substantial writings on the lives of Ana Maria van Schurman and Bengt Skytte, leading cultural figures in seventeenth century Europe. There are also extensive materials relating to Brickman's teaching career, including course materials for his university classes. Brickman traveled extensively for his research, and the papers contain a number of textbooks collected in South Africa and the Soviet Union.
    The papers include some correspondence and writings relating to William C. Bagley, a prominent educational theorist, as well as writings pertaining to the educators George S. Counts, I. L. Kandel, and Thomas Woody. There are also writings by the biblical scholar C. E. Stowe.
    The bulk of the papers consists of materials that were generated during Brickman's lifetime. The earlier dates in the survey refer to the original texts from which photocopies were made.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Bagley, William Chandler, 1874-1946.
    Comparative education.
    Education--History.
    Education--Philosophy.
    Jews--Education.
    Jews--History.