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  • Title: Hubert Coslet Armstrong papers
    Date (inclusive): 1918-1976
    Collection Number: 92027
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 10 manuscript boxes (4.2 Linear Feet)
    Abstract: Writings, correspondence, memoranda, reports, curricular materials, and printed matter relating to various aspects of education in the United States, educational programs in Japanese American internment camps during World War II, and postwar education in Japan.
    Creator: Armstrong, Hubert Coslet, 1900-
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Library & Archives


    The collection is open for research; materials must be requested in advance via our reservation system. If there are audiovisual or digital media material in the collection, they must be reformatted before providing access.


    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives in 1992.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Hubert Coslet Armstrong papers, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Biographical Note

    1900 June 22 Born, Lincoln, Nebraska
    1921-1926 Member of United States National Guard
    1926 Married first wife, Olive Dexter
    1926-1929 Teacher, Pribiloff Islands, Alaska
    1929-1931 Psychology teaching fellow, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
    1930-1931 BS and MS, University of Washington
    1931-1934 Administrator and counselor, Oakland Public Schools, Oakland, California
    1933 Summer lecturer, Mills College, Oakland, California
    1933-1938 Researcher, Institute of Child Welfare, University of California, Berkeley
    1935-1939 Broadcaster for the program Mindways, National Broadcasting Company, San Francisco, California
    1941-1942 Teacher and specialist, Indian Service School, United States Office of Indian Services, Stewart, Nevada
    1947-1948 Director of Research, Civil Information and Education Section, Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers, Japan
    1944-1945 Research consultant, California State Reconstruction and Redevelopment Commission
    1942 Specialist, Japanese War Relocation Center, Poston, Arizona
    1948 Advisor to the Minister of Education of the government in Korea, United States Department of the Army
    1949 Research consultant, California State Assembly Commission on Public Education, California State Legislature
    1949 Married second wife, Masago Shibuya
    1949-1951 Professor, Harvard University Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, Massachusetts
    1951-1953 Director, Public Education Association, New York, New York
    1953 PhD, Stanford University, Stanford, California
    1956-1957 Consultant, Department of Rehabilitation, Stanford University, Hawaii
    1960-1961 Consultant and research fellow, University of Tokyo, Japan
    1966-1971 Wrote "Charley Russel's Montana" (unpublished)
    1978 Died, Los Angeles County, California

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Writings, correspondence, memoranda, reports, curricular materials, and printed matter relating to various aspects of education in the United States, educational programs and correspondence at the War Relocation Center at Poston, Arizona during World War II, articles about Japanese and Japanese-Americans at internment camps, and research on post-war education in Japan, as well as Armstrong's doctoral dissertation.

    Arrangement Statement

    Armstrong's original order and folder titles (where available) have been maintained. Where there was no prior arrangement, materials were alphabetized and arranged chronologically. Folder titles created by archivist are in brackets.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Education -- United States
    Japanese Americans -- Forced removal and internment, 1942-1945
    World War, 1939-1945 -- United States
    Military government
    Education -- Japan
    Japan -- History -- Allied occupation, 1945-1952
    World War, 1939-1945 -- Education and the war
    Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers. Civil Information and Education Section