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University of Chicago Library

Guide to the Morris Finder Papers 1951-1999

© 2008 University of Chicago Library

Descriptive Summary

Title:

Finder, Morris. Papers

Dates:

1951-1999

Size:

1.5 linear feet (3 boxes)

Repository:

Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.

Abstract:

Morris Finder, Professor Emeritus of English Education, School of Education at the State University of New York, Albany. Finder published a biography Ralph W. Tyler, influential education scholar and University of Chicago professor. Finder's correspondence with Tyler comprises the bulk of the collection.

Information on Use

Access

The collection is open for research.

Citation

When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Finder, Morris. Papers, [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Biographical Note

Morris Finder received his Ph.D. in Education from the University of Chicago in 1960 and went on to teach at institutions in the United States and abroad. He retired from the State University of New York in Albany. In 2004, Finder published Educating America: How Ralph W. Tyler Taught America to Teach, a biography of Tyler that charts his career and influence upon education and public schooling in the United States.

Scope Note

The bulk of the collection is comprised of Finder's correspondence with Ralph W. Tyler from the mid-1980s to 1990s. This correspondence covers details of Tyler's career and reveals his thinking on various education policy issues. Also included is Finder's correspondence with others about Tyler as well as copies of Tyler's correspondence with President Truman.

Related Resources

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Subject Headings

INVENTORY

Box 1    Folder 1

Correspondence with Ralph W. Tyler, November 1992 - May 1993

Box 1    Folder 2

Correspondence with Ralph W. Tyler, July 1992 - December 1992

Box 1    Folder 3

Correspondence with Ralph W. Tyler, January - June 1992

Box 1    Folder 4

Correspondence with Ralph W. Tyler, June - December 1991

Box 1    Folder 5

Correspondence with Ralph W. Tyler, December 1990 - June 1991

Box 2   Folder 1

Correspondence with Ralph W. Tyler, July - December 1990

Box 2   Folder 2

Correspondence with Ralph W. Tyler, December 1989 - June 1990

Box 2   Folder 3

Correspondence with Ralph W. Tyler, January - December 1989

Box 2   Folder 4

Correspondence with Ralph W. Tyler, January 1988 - January 1989

Box 2   Folder 5

Correspondence with Ralph W. Tyler, December 1986 - December 1987

Box 3   Folder 1

Correspondence with Ralph W. Tyler, April - December 1986

Box 3   Folder 2

Correspondence with David Riesman, 1989, article reprint by Riesman, 1988

Box 3   Folder 3

Correspondence with Paul B. Diedrich, June 1994 - April 1995

Box 3   Folder 4

Correspondence with Paul D. Diedrich, May 1995 - May 1996

Box 3   Folder 5

Correspondence with T. Paul Schultz, information on "Oleo Margarine Controversy," 1987, 1999

Box 3   Folder 6

Correspondence between Ralph W. Tyler and President Truman, 1951

Box 3   Folder 7

Ralph W. Tyler, "America's Educational System: A Unique Approach," 1988

Box 3   Folder 8

Detroit Neighborhood Educational Center Project, 1970 - 1971

Box 3   Folder 9

Miscellaneous correspondence, 1987, 1992