Preliminary Inventory to the Sidney Percy Marland Papers, 1943-1991

Finding aid prepared by Sidney Percy Marland; machine-readable finding aid created by Xiuzhi Zhou
Hoover Institution Archives
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Title: Sidney Percy Marland Papers
Date: 1943-1991
Collection Number: 79046
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 35 manuscript boxes 14.6 linear feet
Abstract: Speeches and writings, reports, correspondence, memoranda, printed matter, and photographs, relating to education in the United States, governmental educational policy, and the career education movement.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
creator: Marland, Sidney Percy


Collection open for research.
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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Sidney Percy Marland Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.


American educator; United States commissioner of education, 1970- 1972; assistant secretary of health, education and welfare, 1972- 1973.

Scope and Contents note

Speeches and writings, reports, correspondence, memoranda, printed matter, and photographs, relating to education in the United States, governmental educational policy, and the career education movement.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

United States. Dept. of Health, Education and Welfare.
United States. Office of Education.
Education--United States.
Teachers--United States.
United States--Politics and government.

Box 1

Health, Education and Welfare. This material consists of selected documents associated with my period as U.S. Commissioner of Education, and Assistant Secretary of H.E.W, 1972-1973. This bundle does not include material on career education, which is assembled separately 1970-1972,


Task Force report (under my direction) pertaining to Financing Higher Education. This led to the so-called bench-mark legislation of and Basic Educational Opportunity Grants at the multi-billion dollar level 1972


Clippings on nomination to U.S. Commissioner post, and details of disputes with the AFL/CIO over my appointment. See also Pittsburgh material on this, including letter to faculty from Mrs. M. C. Aaron 1970,


Testimony before Congress, chronologically assembled 1970-1972,


Selected statements by Sidney Percy Marland, to O. E. staff, Congress, the public, etc. 1971-1972,


Other selected statements, including exchanges with the White House, 1970-1973

Box 2

Analytical and Critical study of Educational Renewal, a proposal by Sidney Percy Marland, with support of the White House, which foundered badly in Congress, for reason of political disfavor toward any initiative by Republican Executive Branch


"Quoting Marland" in American Education, and other publications 1971,


Miscellaneous photos


Selected letters, pertaining to H.E.W responsibilities, etc.


Superintendent of Schools (Darien, Winnetka, Pittsburgh)


Selected letters, some key issues, three superintendency positions, 1948-1968


Transition, Winnetka to Pittsburgh, 1963


Publications, Winnetka period, 1956-1963


Military: correspondence, 43rd Infantry Division, Clipping of Citation, Distinguished Service Cross (cannot locate the other citations or decorations)


Miscellaneous, H.E.W period, Model, public affairs procedures, U.S.O.E., 1971 1971-1973.


Several captioned photographs and personal letter from my secretary, Gertrude O'Hare, upon leaving employment in H.E.W.

Box 3

Superintendent of Schools (Darien, Winnetka, Pittsburgh)


List of speeches, articles, testimony, etc. totaling 240 items, (most of the written documents, as distinct from the interviews, are probably on file in U.S.O.E.) 1970-1973


Record of Oral History statement for LBJ Library, 1972 February


Job offers, general


Career Education


Documents (H.E.W. and O. E.) pertaining to origin of career Education "movement," under Sidney Percy Marland as U.S. Commissioner of Education 1971-1972,


More of above, with emphasis on NIE role, when Sidney Percy Marland became Assistant Secretary under new law (Educational Amendments of N.I.E and U.S.O.E. were made parallel under Assistant Secretary 1972).


Statement requested by President Nixon for major Executive initiative on Career Education (basis for a topic in State of the Union message, 1972-1973)

Box 4

Examples of impact of Career Education on various levels of instruction - e.g. New York City Elementary and secondary Schools, Chatham College, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, etc.


Collection of manuscripts, commissioned by Sydney Percy Marland, as first systematic approach to Career Education as a federal initiative (published in paperback, 1972)


Selected publications on Career Education, some by Sydney Percy Marland, others by key observers of the "movement"


Miscellaneous writings by Sidney Percy Marland, 1973-1978


Annual meeting messages from the President of College Board

Box 5

Selected writings by Sydney Percy Marland as President of College Board

Box 5-6.

Three black binders of official correspondence (some semi-official, as U.S. Commissioner of Education and Assistant Secretary, H.E.W., 1970-1973)

Box 6

Speeches, mostly as Superintendent of Schools, Darien (more to follow in separate shipment) 1948-1956,

Box 7

Annual reports and other publications as Superintendent of Schools, Darien, and Winnetka, 1948-1956

Box 8-35

Incremental materials