Scope and Contents note
Title: R. Freeman Butts Papers
Date (inclusive): 1923-2004
Collection Number: 80114
Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material:
399 manuscript boxes, 1 envelope, 16 slide boxes, 1 phonotape cassette
(168.2 linear feet)
Speeches and writings, correspondence, reports, studies, conference papers and proceedings, syllabi, curricular material,
clippings, and other printed matter, relating to the role of education in society, civic education, education in the United
States, and international education.
Butts, R. Freeman (Robert Freeman), 1910-
Scope and Contents note
The R. Freeman Butts collection contains writings, research materials, correspondence and other materials relating to a prominent
American educator. A prolific author, Butts wrote a number of books and contributed numerous articles to professional journals
in the field of education. Butts wrote extensively on themes of public education and citizenship; he wrote critically about
efforts to privatize education and create charter schools. He participated in numerous professional organizations, and the
collection contains correspondence, minutes of meetings, and reports relating to these activities. Additionally, the collection
contains biographical materials, including student papers and photographs.
Collection open for research.
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[Identification of item], R. Freeman Butts Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.
Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1980, with a substantial increment added later.
Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find
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of boxes listed in this finding aid.
In the First Person Singular: The Foundations of Education
The Civic Mission in Educational Reform: Perspectives for the Public and the Profession
|1910 May 14
||Born, Springfield, Illinois
||Awarded bachelor of arts degree, University of Wisconsin
||Awarded doctorate, University of Wisconscin
||Professor, Teachers College, Columbia University
The Education of the West
||Author, Public Education in the United States: From Revolution to Reform
Subjects and Indexing Terms
Civics--Study and teaching.