Finding Aid for the Charles Wilkin Waddell papers, 1909-1956

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Charles Wilkin Waddell papers
Date (inclusive): 1909-1956
Collection number: 193
Creator: Charles Wilkin Waddell.
Extent: 2 boxes (1.0 linear ft.)
Abstract: Charles Wilkin Waddell was an educator and scholar whose emphasis was on the education of teachers. He served as the director of the training department at the Los Angeles Normal School and continued as a professor of education when the school became the University of California at Los Angeles. The collection consists of correspondence and papers relating to the organization, history, and work of the UCLA Elementary Training School.
Language: Finding aid is written in English.
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

Processing Note

Processed by Heather Lowe in the Center for Primary Research and Training (CFPRT), with assistance from Megan Hahn Fraser, September 2011.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Charles Wilkin Waddell papers (Collection Number 193). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

Biography

Charles Wilkin Waddell was born on March 6, 1875 near Taylorsville, Illinois. He attended primary and secondary school in Illinois and began his college coursework at Monmouth College before transferring to Colorado State Teachers College where he received a B.A. in 1903 and a M.A. in 1903. He then attended Clark University and received a PhD in psychology in 1905. After receiving his degree he taught and served as school superintendent at the Colorado State Normal School. In 1917, he moved to Los Angeles to become head of the training department at the Los Angeles State Normal School. When the school transitioned to become part of the University of California at Los Angeles, he served as professor of education and director of training department until his retirement in 1945. He died at the age of 86 on April 24, 1961 in Los Angeles.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of notes, correspondence, lectures and manuscripts on the subject of education and teacher training. Also included are some notes and comments on the University of California at Los Angeles elementary school.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Waddell, Charles W. (Charles Wilkin), b. 1875 --Archives.
University of California, Los Angeles. University Elementary School.
Teacher educators --California --Los Angeles --Archival resources.


Container List

Box 1, Folder 1

Student teaching -- handbook for student teachers notes 1934-1935.

Box 1, Folder 2

Student teaching -- case studies 1918-1956.

Box 1, Folder 3

Student teaching -- survey of perceived needs ca. 1917-1925.

Box 1, Folder 4

Student teaching -- notes on establishing standards 1920-1941.

Box 1, Folder 5

Student teaching - rating systems 1915-1933.

Scope and Content Note

Includes copy of the Journal of Educational Method, vol. 5 no. 9, which contains the published essay, "Supervision of Student Teaching" by Waddell.
Box 1, Folder 6

Student teaching -- qualities required for success 1921-1931.

Scope and Content Note

Includes notes and summaries of published studies.
Box 1, Folder 7

Student teaching -- research on improving supervision ca. 1925.

Box 1, Folder 8

Student teaching -- improvement of training teacher conferences ca. 1920s.

Box 1, Folder 9

Student teaching -- supervision: a study in job analysis 1923-1926.

Box 1, Folder 10

Student teaching -- supervision of student teaching course ca. 1928.

Box 1, Folder 11

Student teaching -- special supervisors 1933-1934.

Box 1, Folder 12

University elementary school administration -- course plan 1940-1945.

Box 1, Folder 13

University elementary school administration -- course plan 1940-1945.

Box 1, Folder 14

University elementary school administration -- public relations 1929-1940.

Box 1, Folder 15

University elementary school administration -- annual reports 1932-1936.

Box 1, Folder 16

University elementary school administration -- opinions about the school 1929-1949.

Scope and Content Note

Includes comments from various teachers, students, and parents about the UCLA university elementary school.
Box 1, Folder 17

University elementary school administration -- training department 1917-1940.

Box 1, Folder 18

University elementary school administration -- early work of the school 1920-1929.

Box 1, Folder 19

University elementary school administration - attempts to secure permanent building 1925-1946.

Box 2, Folder 1

Correspondence between Waddell and the Los Angeles City school superintendents 1917-1929.

Box 2, Folder 2

Los Angeles City Schools -- problems with teacher training 1917-1930.

Box 2, Folder 3

Development of teacher training program 1928-1938.

Box 2, Folder 4

Discontinuation of teacher's college at the University of California at Los Angeles 1937.

Box 2, Folder 5

Summer sessions of the demonstration school 1921-1924.

Box 2, Folder 6

Early faculty members of the Los Angeles State Normal School - notes and correspondence ca. 1945-1956.

Box 2, Folder 7

Adolescence course -- Education 112 bibliography and study guides undated.

Box 2, Folder 8

Educational book review club 1931-1951.

Box 2, Folder 9

Lectures and addresses given by Waddell 1927-1953.

Box 2, Folders 10-11

Essays written by Waddell 1927-1955.

Physical Description: [2 folders.]
Box 2, Folder 12

Various correspondence 1923-1953.