CEMREL Aesthetic Education Program Materials, 1964-81
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Brief Description: CEMREL AEP Archives Program Materials contain correspondence, reports, transcripts of interviews, samples of artwork and TEXT, and draft and test versions of curricular material for projects developed to support aesthetic education. Program Materials include early idea sketches, preliminary specifications, project timetables, "hothouse" and pilot test versions of packets, teachers' comments, consultants' evaluations and recommendations for packets, source material for contents of packets (including interviews of actors, writers, critics, artists, composers, and dancers), and final materials for use by students and teachers. Curricular materials focused on series on aesthetics in the physical world, arts elements, creative processes, artists, cultures, and environment.
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] illinois.edu
Record Series Number: 10/10/105
Created by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Bureau of Educational Research
Volume: 30.5 cubic feet
Acquired: 5/24/85
More information is available at https://files.archon.library.illinois.edu/uasfa/1010105.pdf
Arrangement: By project and chronological thereunder
Biographical Note for University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Bureau of Educational Research :

A Bureau of Educational Research was established on June 1, 1918, in the School of Education for the purpose of investigating the problems of teaching and school administration, collecting information concerning the best educational practices of this and other countries, and placing the results obtained before the schools of this state.1 During the 1920's and early 1930's the Bureau grew to include a staff of eight, but the economic necessities of the Depression reduced the staff to two.2 Following World War II, the Bureau expanded again and took on new duties. In 1947, after becoming the coordinating office for the Field Service Program, the Bureau was reorganized as the Bureau of Research and Service.3 This reorganization meant more community-oriented programs such as in-service training for teachers, direction of school surveys, and publication of helpful material for school personnel.4 In 1952, the Field Service Program was severed from the Bureau, and once again the Bureau became known as the Bureau of Educational Research.5

1. Board of Trustees Transactions, 29th Report, June 1, 1918, p. 759.

2. College of Education: Bureau of Research and Service: History, Functions, Service. University of Illinois. June, 1950, p. 7 (pamphlet) RS 10/10/10/10.

3. Board of Trustees Transactions, 44th Report, August 5, 1947, p. 486; personal interview with Professor William P. McClure, Director of Bureau of Educational Research, February 3, 1974.

4. College of Education: Bureau of Research and Service: History, Functions, Service. University of Illinois. June, 1950, p. 10 (pamphlet) RS 10/10/10/10.

5. Personal interview with Professor William P. McClure, Director of the Bureau of Educational Research, February 3, 1974.

Subject Index
Acting
Aesthetic Education
Art Education
Central Midwestern Regional Educational Laboratory (CEMREL)
Curriculum Development
Dance Education
Elementary Education
Motion Pictures
Genres/Forms of Material
Papers
Languages of Materials
English [eng]