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  • Title: Hubert Coslet Armstrong papers
    Date (inclusive): 1918-1976
    Collection Number: 92027
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 10 manuscript boxes (4.0 linear feet)
    Language of the Materials : Most materials are in English with some documents in Japanese.
    Abstract: Writings, correspondence, memoranda, photographs, illustrations, reports, curricular materials, and printed matte relating to education in the United States, educational programs in Japanese American internment camps during World War II, and post-war education in Japan. Includes the creator's doctoral dissertation.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Creator: Armstrong, Hubert Coslet, 1900-


    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], Hubert Coslet Armstrong papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1992.


    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.

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    *at Poston Arizona War Relocation Center during the same period.

    Biographical Note

    Hubert Coslet Armstrong performed various roles in the United States educational system as educator, guidance counselor, and post-secondary professor at schools such as Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, Mills College, Oakland, California and Claremont College, Claremont, California.
    June 22, 1900-Born in Lincoln, Nebraska.
    1921-1926-United States National Guard.
    circa 1926-Married first wife, Olive Dexter.
    1926-1929-Teacher, Pribiloff Islands, Alaska.
    1929-1931-Teaching fellow in psychology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington.
    1930-1931 B.S. and M.S., University of Washington, Seattle, Washington.
    1931-1934-Oakland Public Schools, Oakland, California:
    --Assistant Director of Research.
    --Counselor, clinical psychologist and acting director of the Individual Guidance Department.
    --McClymonds High School assistant principal.
    1933-Summer lecturer, Mills College, Oakland, California.
    1933-1938-Researcher, University of California, Berkeley Institute of Child Welfare. Berkeley, California.
    1935-1939-Broadcaster, for the program, "Mindways." National Broadcasting Company, San Francisco, California.
    1941-1942-Teacher and specialist, Indian Service School in Stewart, Nevada. United States Office of Indian Services and later known as the United States, Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs.
    1942-Specialist, Japanese War Relocation Center, Poston, Arizona, Poston II Schools.
    1944-1945-Research consultant, California State Reconstruction and Redevelopment Commission.
    1947-1948-Director of Research, Civil Information and Education Section, Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers (SCAP), Japan.
    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. Mountain View, California.
    1949-1951-Professor, Harvard University Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
    1951-1953-Director, Public Education Association, New York, New York.
    1953-Ph.D., Stanford University, Stanford, California.
    1956-1957-Consultant, Stanford University. Department of Rehabilitation, Hawaii.
    1960-1961-Consultant and research fellow at the University of Tokyo, Japan.
    1966-1971-Wrote "Charley Murphy's Montana," unpublished.
    circa 1978-Died in Los Angeles County. (Source: "California Death Index, 1905-1939." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2015. Citing Department of Health Services. Vital Statistics Department, Sacramento).

    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 the creator's doctoral dissertation.
    Course materials cover various aspects of education in the United States such as teacher training, guidance counseling, and school administration. The series, Research Project on Post-War Education, cover Armstrong's joint fellowship with the University of Tokyo and Stanford University. The year-long project includes materials related to post-war education in Japan and materials from the Japan Teachers' Union. Writings include professional articles written by Armstrong and personal accounts of his experience as an administrator in the public school system and as a school guidance counselor. The Radio broadcast materials series contain transcripts of broadcasted shows done for the NBC (National Broadcasting Company) network radio station KGO, San Francisco in the 1930s. Other series such as: Career files, Printed materials, and Memorabilia and ephemera are described at the series level. Correspondence includes both personal and professional with personal photographs are included in the files.
    Copyrighted materials of testing instruments and curricular materials date ranges are included.

    Arrangement Statement

    Titles of folders are maintained throughout the boxes in the collection following the creator's original order and physical format of materials. Some materials are alphabetized and arranged chronologically where there were no instances of previous arrangement. Photographs have not been separated from correspondence materials.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Japan Teachers' Union.
    Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers. Civil Information and Education Section.
    Education--United States.
    Educational counseling.
    Japan--History--Allied occupation, 1945-1952.
    Japanese Americans--Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945.
    Military government.
    Oakland (Calif.)--Public schools.
    School management and organization--California--Oakland.
    World War, 1939-1945--Concentration camps--Arizona--Poston.
    World War, 1939-1945--Education and the war.
    World War, 1939-1945--United States.