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Guide to the Stanford University, Committee of Educational Inquiry, Records
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Description
Records include correspondence, minutes, reports, newsletters, and other materials, 1952-57. Nationally, the committees considered three basic topics: aims of liberal arts education, curriculum, and methods of instruction. The Stanford committee addressed the issues of college credit for high school work and the relative merits of the semester and quarter systems. Also included in the collection are minutes, correspondence, and agendas concerning the spring 1957 program of the California Folklore Society, held at Stanford and chaired by Aurelio M. Espinosa, Jr.
Background
The Stanford Committee of Educational Inquiry was part of a four-year project involving eleven universities, sponsored by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, to enlist faculty aid in the formulation of educational policies. The members of the Stanford committee were Graham P. Du Shane, George S. Parks, William C. Bark, and Aurelio M. Espinosa, Jr.
Extent
1 Linear feet
Restrictions
All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94304-6064. Consent is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/depts/spc/pubserv/permissions.html.
Availability
This collection is open for research.