Overview of the Joseph M. Cronin Papers

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Overview of the Joseph M. Cronin Papers

Hoover Institution Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, California
Processed by:
Hoover Institution Archives Staff
Date Completed:
2008
Encoded by:
Machine-readable finding aid derived from MARC record by David Sun.
© 2008 Hoover Institution Archives. All rights reserved.

Collection Summary

Title: Joseph M. Cronin papers
Dates: 1957-2005
Collection Number: 84014
Creator: Cronin, Joseph M.
Collection Size: 58 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize box, 1 motion picture film reel, 4 phonotape cassettes, 12 videotape cassettes (25.3 linear feet)
Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: Speeches and writings, correspondence, memoranda, reports, clippings, other printed matter, and audiovisual material, relating to education in Illinois and Massachusetts, and to student loan financing in the United States.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Languages: English

Administrative Information

Access

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], Joseph M. Cronin papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1984.

Accruals

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.

Biographical/Historical Note

American educator; Massachusetts secretary for educational affairs, 1972-1975; Illinois state superintendent of schools, 1975-1980.

Scope and Content of Collection

Speeches and writings, correspondence, memoranda, reports, clippings, other printed matter, and audiovisual material, relating to education in Illinois and Massachusetts, and to student loan financing in the United States.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Education--United States.
Education--Illinois.
Education--Massachusetts.
Student loan funds--United States.
Motion pictures.
Phonotapes.
Videotapes.


Partial Collection Contents

 

Sound recordings 1983-1990

Cassette cabinet

Sound recording of a speech by Cronin on student loans and Boston schools 28 December 1983

Access Information

Use copy reference number: 84014_a_0003779

Scope and Content Note

Speaking at an unidentified rotary club forum, Joseph Cronin addresses the topics of higher education and finance, with a focus on student loans, as well as reporting on Boston schools. He spends the majority of the time dispelling the myths and misconceptions about student loans, specifically the assumptions that student loan funds dried up in 1981, middle income families are no longer eligible for aid, students do not repay the loans they are given, and governments do not proactively pursue borrowers who do not repay.
Cassette cabinet

Sound recording of a speech by Cronin on the business of education 1990

Access Information

Use copy reference number: 84014_a_0003780

Scope and Content Note

In an address at the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development 45th annual conference in San Antonio, Texas, Joseph Cronin discusses business interest in schools. He introduces a typology of corporate involvement to show the variety of relationships businesses may have with schools, and then goes into detail about the Boston Compact, which is the city's collaborative school improvement agreement among stakeholders in city government, the Boston school system, and Boston businesses. A question and answer session follows Cronin's address.
Cassette cabinet

Sound recording of a panel discussion moderated by Cronin on public education: proposals for excellence 15 February 1984

Access Information

Use copy reference number: 84014_a_0003781

Scope and Content Note

Joseph Cronin moderates a panel concerned with the equity and excellence of education, and the employability of students who graduate from schools in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Panel members discuss ways of raising the quality of education, and modernizing Massachusetts schools. On Tape 1, the speakers include Gerard D'Amico, James Collins, Jack Lawson, Robert Spillane, and Michael S. Dukakis. The last speaker, Ken Lozano (?), is cut-off and continues on Tape 2, Side A. On Tape 2, Ken Lozano finishes his speech, followed by a question and answer session. The last ten minutes of Side A and all of Side B relate to a planning meeting that is separate from the public education panel.
 

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