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Register of the the Isaac Leon Kandel Papers, 1915-1966
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Access Points

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Isaac Leon Kandel Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1915-1966
    Collection Number: 84032
    Creator: Kandel, I. L. (Isaac Leon), 1881-1965
    Extent: 9 manuscript boxes (3.6 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: Contains correspondence, writings and background materials relating to international education and Kandel's career as a leading comparative and international educator
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language: Primarily in English, with small portions of Spanish, Italian, German, and French

    Administrative Information


    Collection 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], Isaac Leon Kandel papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1984 with an additional increment in 1985.


    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 Socrates at http://library.stanford.edu/webcat . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in Socrates is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Biographical Note

    1881 Born, Romania
    1905 M.A., University of Manchester, United Kingdom
    1907 Travelled to Germany to study with the Herbartian educational theorist Wilhelm Rein at the University of Jena
    1908 Moved to the U.S., New York
    1909-1913 Lecturer at the Teachers' College, Columbia University
      Assistant editor of Cyclopedia of Education
    1910 PhD, Teachers College, Columbia University, dissertation titled: "The Training of Elementary School Teachers in Germany"
    1914-1923 Researcher, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
    1923-1946 Chair, History of Education, Teachers College, Columbia University
    1924-1944 Editor of Educational Yearbook
    1930 Author, History of Secondary Education
    1933 Author, Comparative Education
    1935 Author, The Making of Nazis
    1937 Awarded a Doctor of Letters degree by University of Melbourne, Australia and the Legion of Honor Chevalier (Knight) by the French government
    1937-1946 Member of the United States National Committee on Intellectual Cooperation
    1938 Author, Conflicting Theories of Education
    1946 Awarded a Doctor of Laws degree by the University of North Carolina
    1946-1953 Editor, School and Society
    1946-1962 Writer, editor and consultant for the United Nations and UNESCO
    1946 Part of the United States educational mission to Japan
    1948 Author, Education in an Era of Transition
    1948-1950 First professor of American Studies at Manchester University
    1951 Author, Raising the School-leaving Age, series of six books issued by UNESCO
    1955 Author, The New Era in Education: a Comparative Study
    1965 Died in Geneva, Switzerland

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Contains correspondence, writings and background materials relating to international education and Kandel's career as a leading comparative and international educator.
    The Biographical file and Correspondence series document Kandels work as a Professor and the chair of History of Education at the Teachers' College, Columbia University, a researcher for the Carnegie Foundation, an editor of School and Society and Educational Yearbook, as well as a writer, editor andConsultant for the United Nations and UNESCO. The Writings series provides further details of Kandel's contributions to the general field of education and to the specialized field of comparative and international education.

    Access Points

    International education.