Progressive Education Association Records, 1924-1961
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Brief Description:

Office records of the Progressive Education Association (American Education Fellowship after 1944) and its magazine, Progressive Education. Association records include financial statements; audit reports; journals; ledgers; directors' and treasurers' reports; promotional material and correspondence relating to status of local chapters; academic freedom; membership; status of the progressive education movement; New Education Fellowship of London; the Association's commissions on educational freedom, Indian Affairs, human relations, the relation of school and college and separation of Church and state; Institute for the Study of Personality Development; bureaus and committees; branch and state activities; financial grants; General Education Board; National Commission on Cooperative Curriculum Planning; publications; The Eight Year Study; contributions; conferences and exhibits and officers and members of the Association.

The magazine records include financial records, publication materials (galley proofs and page proofs), back copies, reprints, manuscripts and correspondence relating to the content of the magazine, contributions, yearbooks, administrative procedures, advertising, income, subscriptions, and members and officers of the magazine and association.

Held at:
University of Illinois Archives
19 Library
1408 W. Gregory Dr.
Urbana, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 333-0798
Fax: (217) 333-2868
Email: illiarch [at]
Record Series Number: 10/6/20
Created by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Department of Educational Policy Studies
Volume: 18.3 cubic feet
Acquired: January 1964; 9/24/65
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Arrangement: by series and alphabetically and chronologically thereunder
Biographical Note for University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Department of Educational Policy Studies :

The History and Philosophy of Education Department was one of the seven departments created on September 1, 1963 when the College of Education's divisions became departments. Each of the departments has an executive committee and chairman. The educational, research, and public service programs of the College of Education had been administered under nine divisions, which had informal status, and five other administrative units. The Department of History and Philosophy of Education offered courses for advanced undergraduate and graduate students.1 The Department of Educational Policies Studies was first listed in 1974.

1. Board of Trustees Transactions, 52nd Report, October 17, 1962, p. 181.

Subject Index
Academic Freedom
American Education Fellowship
General Education Board
Human Relations
Indian Affairs
New Education Fellowship
Personality Development
Progressive Education Association
Genres/Forms of Material
Languages of Materials
English [eng]