B. Othanel Smith Papers, 1937-1969 | University of Illinois Archives
Series Number: 10/6/23
Acquired: 11/13/70; 8/16/76
Volume: 10.1 cubic feet
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Description: Papers of B. Othanel Smith (1903- ), professor of education (1945-1969) and department head (1967-1969), including correspondence with college and university administrators, students, officers of the National Education Association, the America Education Research Association, Educational Testing Services and the Philosophy of Education Society and other professional organizations and governmental officials. The series includes extensive correspondence with Harold Rugg (1949-1950), R. Bruce Raup (1949-1950), Myron Lieberman (1949-1969) and Willard Spaulding (1961-1969); manuscripts by B. O. Smith and others and materials on curriculum development, teacher training, the M.A. degree program, critical thinking and courses. The series includes tape transcripts of high school classroom discussions funded by a grant from the U. S. Office of Education, (ca. 1957-58), upon which many of Smith's later teaching, research, and publishing activities are based.