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Inventory of the Daniel Edward Griffiths papers
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  • Collection Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical/Historical Note
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Collection Summary

    Title: Daniel Edward Griffiths papers
    Dates: 1947-1989
    Collection Number: 84024
    Creator: Griffiths, Daniel Edward, 1917-
    Collection Size: 60 manuscript boxes (24 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: The Daniel Edward Griffiths papers contain materials relating to the theory and practice of education in the United States over a period of four decades. Griffiths served for many years as Dean of the School of Education at New York University. He was a prolific writer on the subject of school administration and gave numerous speeches and lectures to administrators and teachers at many institutions in the United States and abroad.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Languages: English

    Administrative Information

    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], Daniel Edward Griffiths papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1984.

    Accruals

    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 http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . 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.

    Biographical/Historical Note

    1917 Born, Bridgeport, Connecticut
    1940 Graduates from Connecticut State College
    1949 Awarded master's degree, University of New Hamphire
    1952 Receives doctorate, Yale University
    1956 Author, Human Relations in School Administration
    1959 Author, Administrative Theory
    1965-1983 Dean, School of Education, New York University
    1985 Appointed chairman of the National Commission for Excellence in Educational Administration
    1992 Receives Roald Campbell Lifetime Achievement Award
    1999 Dies

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Daniel Edward Griffiths papers contain materials relating to the theory and practice of education in the United States over a period of four decades. Griffiths served for many years as dean of the School of Education at New York University. He was a prolific writer on the subject of school administration and gave numerous speeches and lectures to administrators and teachers at many institutions in the United States and abroad.
    His papers include copies of his many articles and speeches on school administration, as well as correspondence relating to several monographs he wrote or edited. These writings are listed individually by title and date. There is also a large subject file in the papers, consisting largely of correspondence, papers, and reports relating to the many conferences, seminars, and workshops in which Griffiths organized or in which he participated. There are also materials in the subject file that pertain to his work at New York University, including internal studies and reports concerning various aspects of NYU's educational program.
    Additionally, there are sound recordings (in box 59) of an interview with Griffiths and a speech he gave, both dating from 1983. There is also a copy (in box 60) of a dissertation devoted to a study of his writings.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Education--United States.
    School management and organization.