Guide to the Jesse Brundage Sears Papers

Stanford University Libraries Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford, California
2000
Copyright © 2011 The Board of Trustees of Stanford University. All rights reserved.


Overview

Call Number: SC0005
Creator: Sears, Jesse Brundage, 1876-1973
Title: Jesse Brundage Sears papers
Dates: 1860-1973
Physical Description: 13.5 Linear feet
Language(s): The materials are in English.
Repository: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford University Libraries
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-6064
Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
Phone: (650) 725-1022
URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/spc.html

Administrative Information

Provenance

Custodial History

Gift of Jesse Brundage Sears and Robert Sears, 1965, 1974, 1978, and 1979.

Information about Access

Professor Sears' papers were originally received in two lots prior to January of 1965. These groups were combined to form SC 5 when the old Stanford Collection became the holdings base of the University Archives in that year. The portion of the following register which covers the first six boxes was done at that time.
Subsequently, following Professor Sears' death in December of 1973, his son, Professor Emeritus Robert Sears, donated another group of the senior Dr. Sears' professional and biographical material. This group expanded the chronological range of the collection and furnished a good deal more manuscriptal material than had been included in the orginal gift. This later donation is described in the following register as boxes 7-11.
In June of 1979, Robert Sears donated yet another group of his father's records to the Archives. For the most part this material consists of correspondence between family members and friends, and covers the years 1860-1973. There is a small amount of material relating to Sears' professional life, mostly correspondence with Ellwood Cubberley. Several account books, pocket diaries or memo books, information on Sears' family history and genealogy, and copies of pages (not bound) from his wife, Stella's autobiography, make up the remainder of this addition to the collection. A preliminary guide to these later boxes (12-14) is contained in the register following box 11.

Information about Access

None.

Ownership & Copyright

Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections and Univeristy Archives.

Cite As

Jesse Brundage Sears Papers (SC0005). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biographical Note

Dr. Sears was a Professor of Education at Stanford University from 1912-1942. He was born in 1876 and died in 1973.

Scope and Contents note

DESCRIPTION OF COLLECTION
The Sears Collection represents the combination of two groups of papers obtained prior to January 1965 with another large assemblage of papers added in March of 1974. A third addition was added to this collection in July of 1979. Both the pre-1965 and 1974 papers include four categories of data. A relatively small collection of Sears' correspondence in his professional capacities is present in both sets. Some personal history appears in Box 2 (part of the pre-1965 material), and a larger amount in Box 7 (part of the 1974 material). Except for the last three boxes which were added in 1979 and contain mostly family and personal correspondence, the bulk of the collection consists of Sears' writings, which are divided into a manuscript category and a reprint category. It should be noted that these four categories are intermixed in the pre-1965 material (first six boxes), and separated in the 1974 material. The material added in 1979 also includes account books, memo or pocket diaries, information on the Sears family history and some professional correspondence with Ellwood Cubberley.
MAJOR CORRESPONDENTS
Most of the correspondence in this collection is in the most recent (1979) addition of material. As yet these boxes have received only preliminary attention, and the list of major correspondents is not complete. Among them are Ellwood Cubberley, J.B. Sears' wife Stella Richardson Sears, his children: Jean, Robert and Norman Sears, his brothers and sisters, C.B. Sears, C.N. Sears, G.W. Sears, B.L. Sears H.J. Sears C.G. Sears, and D.L. Sears, as well as numerous other relatives and friends.

Material Removed from the Collection

Multiple copies of the Sears genealogy and duplicates of forms. Three glass negatives of Sears' grandparents have been put in the photograph collection.

Collection Contents

Box 1, Folder 1

SCHOOL SURVEY CORRESPONDENCE 1925-1932

Box 1, Folder 2

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS CORRESPONDENCE 1927-8

Box 1, Folder 3

SUMMER SCHOOL LECTURES, CORRESPONDENCE 1930

Box 1, Folder 4

ST. LOUIS MEETING OF A. E. R. A. 1935-6

Box 1, Folder 5

CORRESPONDENCE WITH McGRAW-HILL 1937, 1949-1950

Scope and Content Note

(SEE ALSO MISCELLANEOUS CORRESPONDENCE)
Box 1, Folder 6

CUBBERLEY BOOKS, REVIEWS AND CORRESPONDENCE 1955-60

Box 1, Folder 7

CUBBERLEY H. S. CORRESPONDENCE 1958

Box 1, Folder 8

MISCELLANEOUS CORRESPONDENCE 1922-1964

Box 1, Folder 9

CUBBERLEY RELATED PAPERS

Box 1, Folder 10

CLASS OUTLINES

Box 1, Folder 11

LECTURE NOTES

Box 1, Folder 12

FELLOWSHIP FORUM OF PALO ALTO

Box 1, Folder 13-16

MSS. OF PUBLISHED ARTICLES (SAMPLES OF WORKS)

Box 2, Folder 1

MISCELLANEOUS MSS. OF WRITINGS (POSSIBLY DRAFT OF TAMALPAIS SURVEY)

Box 2, Folder 4

UNFINISHED MANUSCRIPT OF BOOKS ON ADMINISTRATION

Box 2, Folder 2-3

MISC. MSS. OF WRITINGS-SOME DRAFTS

Box 2, Folder 5

UNFINISHED MSS. OF BOOKS PUBLIC SCHOOL FINANCE

Box 2, Folder 6

1930 WHITE HOUSE CONFERENCE ON CHILD HEALTH AND PROTECT

Box 2, Folder 7

1932 CALIFORNIA WHITE HOUSE CONFERENCE ON CHILD HEALTH AND PROTECTION

Box 2, Folder 8

CLIPPINGS

Box 2, Folder 9

BIOGRAPHICAL ITEMS

Box 2, Folder 10

REVIEWS BY J. B. S.

Box 2, Folder 11

PUBLIC ADDRESSES

Box 3

SCHOOL SURVEYS. PRINTED REPORTS, IF ISSUED ARE FILED WITH THE RELATED PAPERS IN THE FOLLOWING CARTONS.