John Harvey Furbay (1903-1999) was a professor, professional consultant, and college administrator who worked and studied
in both the United States and Africa. The collection consists of Furbay's letters, educational and politically related ephemera,
and personal papers.
John Harvey Furbay was born on September 23, 1903 in Mt. Gilead, Ohio. He obtained his B.S. from Asbury College in 1924, his
M.A. from New York University in 1927, and his Ph.D. from Yale University in 1931. Furbay became a professor of biology and
education and taught at Taylor University from 1927-29 and again from 1931-33. He also taught at the College of Emporia from
1933-35. Furbay was later president of the College of West Africa, Monrovia, Liberia from 1935-39. In addition to his career
in education, Furbay was also an educational consultant with General Motors from 1957-81. His publications include World Without Strangers (1955), The Shape of Things to Come (1961), and Spotlight on Africa (1960).
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