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University of Chicago Library

Guide to the Mark M. Krug Papers 1964-1982

© 2009 University of Chicago Library

Descriptive Summary

Title:

Krug, Mark M. Papers

Dates:

1964-1982

Size:

5.5 linear feet (11 boxes)

Repository:

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

Abstract:

Mark M. Krug (1915-2004), professor of history and education, served on the faculty of the University of Chicago’s Graduate School of Education during the 1960s and 1970s. Krug was interested in the politics of cultural pluralism both as an academic and in the wider community, and he was involved with secondary school curriculum initiatives at the state and national levels. He chaired the Zionist Organization of Chicago. The Mark M. Krug Papers include correspondence, teaching materials, and scholarly and public writings.

Information on Use

Access

Series VI contains student material that is restricted for 80 years, and tenure review and personnel material that is restricted for 50 years.

The remainder of the collection is open for research.

Citation

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

Biographical Note

Mark M. Krug (1915-2004) was a professor of history and education at the University of Chicago’s Graduate School of Education. He was active in the wider Chicago community as an educator, author, social critic, and spokesman for Israel.

Krug was born in Vienna and lost his mother and sister to the Holocaust. He received an M.A. in education at Roosevelt University and a PhD in history from the University of Chicago in 1960. He taught high school history and began his academic career as a scholar of the American Civil War and Reconstruction era. His 1965 biography of Senator Lyman Trumbull was considered influential. His interest in race and politics became increasingly focused on the American education system, and the tension between teaching American history and “American values,” and respecting cultural pluralism.

As a faculty member of the University of Chicago's Graduate School of Education, Krug became involved in curriculum initiatives inside and outside the university, most notably as director of the Schwartz Citizenship Project. This project was funded by Mr. and Mrs. Charles and Lavinia P. Schwartz through a grant to the University of Chicago, but involved educators from outside the university. The project attempted to devise a one-year curriculum in government and civics instruction at the high school level, to be used across the country. In the Vietnam era it aimed to combat youth protest by focusing on aspects of the democratic process overlooked by traditional social studies and civics textbooks. These included the place of voluntary associations and pressure groups in American politics.

Krug’s scholarly and public writings during the 1970s revolved around the role of ethnic and racial minority lobbies in American politics and education. He became particularly interested in “white ethnic” groups, and his newspaper articles on the American Polish and Jewish communities attracted comment. The 1974 “Krug Report,” published as a series in the Chicago Tribune, addressed the controversial topic of the Chicago public school system, then plagued by violence and poor academic performance. Krug attacked racial segregation and a decentralized bureaucracy that gave local school councils and parents power to remove principals.

Krug himself was active in politics and involved with state and national legislative agendas on education and citizenship. He was also professionally invested in teacher training at the Graduate School of Education, where he taught classes in history and social studies education for the Master of Arts in Teaching and Master of Science in Teaching for Experienced Teachers degrees. Krug was prominent on the academic lecture circuit and participated yearly in conferences such as the National Council on Social Studies; he spent a term as a visiting professor at University of California at San Diego.

Between the late 1960s and 1971 Krug was director of the Zionist Organization of Chicago. He had connections with the Consul General of Israel and the Zionist Organization of America, and was frequently a guest speaker on Israeli politics and the cultural and political issues facing American Jews.

Scope Note

The Mark M. Krug Papers span the years 1964-1982, and are organized into six series:

Series I: Correspondence and Project Records, contains correspondence related to Krug’s career as a professor and author during the 1960s and 1970s. Also represented is his participation in education initiatives at the local and national levels.

Series II: Teaching contains materials related to Krug’s teaching career, including correspondence with students, program and course descriptions, teaching notes, and examination outlines. It includes student directories. It also contains materials related to workshops and courses conducted outside the University of Chicago. Material in this series spans the 1960s and 1970s.

Series III: Writings, contains book reviews, journal articles, academic papers, and book excerpts and outlines. It includes correspondence with readers and publishers related to certain articles. It also contains correspondence with readers and publishers related to certain articles. Most papers are undated, but topics correspond with his academic career, ranging from the American Civil War to contemporary social studies.

Series IV: Jewish Organizations, details Krug’s involvement with local and national Jewish organizations, and with Israeli academics and politicians, during the late 1960s and 1970s.

Series V: Personal, contains correspondence and papers relating to Krug’s personal life between 1969 and 1980. It includes letters to and from friends and family, holiday plans, and some insurance policies.

Series VI: Restricted, contains student grades, observation reports on student teachers, and letters of recommendation. It also contains information related to personnel and faculty review.

Related Resources

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Subject Headings

INVENTORY

Series I: Correspondence and Project Records

This series contains correspondence related to Krug’s career as a professor and author during the 1960s and 1970s. Also represented is his participation in education initiatives at the local and national levels. This series is divided into four subseries. Restricted material has been transferred to Series VI.

Subseries 1: University of Chicago, contains correspondence from Krug’s career as a professor at the University of Chicago. It includes letters and memoranda to and from other faculty members, and material related to university committees and projects on which he participated. Materials in this subseries are primarily related to the Graduate School of Education during the 1960s and 1970s. Folder 16 contains the papers of university colleague John Poster. Materials related to tenure reviews, salary and personnel have been transferred to Series VI.

Subseries 2: Schwartz Citizenship Project, 1970-1976, contains papers relating to Krug’s directorship of the project during the 1970s. Materials relate to curriculum development and funding.

Subseries 3: Professional Correspondence, 1964-1979, contains Krug’s correspondence with other academics on publications, conferences, and speaking engagements, arranged chronologically, and primarily outgoing. This subseries also includes incoming and outgoing correspondence with Chicago-area and national organizations on education, history, and social studies. Correspondence with Jewish organizations is filed under Series 4.

Subseries 4: Publishing Houses, Newspapers, and Journals, circa 1965-1979, contains incoming and outgoing correspondence with editors and publishers. These are organized by the name of the periodical or publishing house; some files contain correspondence with multiple publishers about a single publication.

Subseries 5: Politics, contains incoming and outgoing correspondence with politicians and administrators at the municipal, state, and national levels. They detail his involvement with political campaigns, and with legislative agendas pertaining to education and citizenship, between 1969 and 1977.

Subseries 1: University of Chicago

Box 1    Folder 1

Biographical text and c.v. undated

Box 1    Folder 2

Correspondence, 1969-1974

Box 1    Folder 3-8

Memoranda, 1964-1979

Box 1    Folder 9

Graduate School of Education (GSE), 1972-1973

Box 1    Folder 10

GSE Membership Committee, 1967

Box 1    Folder 11

"Special Report to the GSE", 1967

Box 1    Folder 12

GSE Policy Committee, undated

Box 1    Folder 13

Master of Science in Teaching for Experienced Teachers (MSTX) Committee, 1974

Box 1    Folder 14

In-Service Planning Committee (Committee on Experienced Teachers), 1972-1973

Box 1    Folder 15

"Bernstein Proposal," undated

Box 1    Folder 16

John Poster, 1972

Subseries 2: Schwartz Citizenship Project, 1970-1976

Box 1    Folder 17

Report to Dean Kruskal

Box 1    Folder 18

Correspondence outgoing and incoming, fundraisers

Box 1    Folder 19

Correspondence outgoing, fundraisers

Box 2   Folder 1

Papers, financial contributions

Box 2   Folder 2

"Progress Report"

Box 2   Folder 3

Correspondence, Schwartz family

Box 2   Folder 4

Correspondence, project contributors and others

Box 2   Folder 5-6

Correspondence, teachers

Box 2   Folder 7

Teaching outline, "American Indians" unit

Box 2   Folder 8

Teaching outline, "White Ethnic Groups and American Politics"

  • unit

Subseries 3: Professional Correspondence, 1964-1979

Box 2    Folder 9-11

Colleagues, 1964-1971

Box 3   Folder 1-4

Colleagues, 1972-1979

Box 3   Folder 5

Chicago Board of Education

Box 3   Folder 6

Chicago Board of Education Proposal, Experimental Social Studies Project

Box 3   Folder 7

University of Chicago/ National Science Foundation Academic Year Institute for Secondary School Teachers

Box 3   Folder 8

Chicago Historical Society

Box 3   Folder 9

Ethnic Studies Center in Greater Chicago

Box 3   Folder 10

Chicago Suburban Supervisors of the Social Studies

Box 3   Folder 11

Organization of American Historians

Box 3   Folder 12

Committee on the Teaching of History in Schools and Colleges

Box 3   Folder 13

National Council for the Social Studies

Subseries 4: Publishing Houses, Journals, and Newspapers, 1965-1979

Box 3   Folder 14

Benefic Press

Box 3   Folder 15

Chicago Daily News

Box 3   Folder 16

Chicago Sun-Times

Box 3   Folder 17

Chicago Tribune

Box 3   Folder 18

F.E. Peacock Publishers

Box 3   Folder 19

Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc.

Box 3   Folder 20

The History Teacher

Box 3   Folder 21

The Journal of Teacher Education

Box 3   Folder 22

The L.W. Singer Company

Box 4   Folder 1

The New York Times

Box 4   Folder 2

Phi Delta Kappan

Box 4   Folder 3

Reader’s Digest

Box 4   Folder 4

Saturday Review

Box 4   Folder 5

The School Review

Box 4   Folder 6

The Sentinel

Box 4   Folder 7

Social Education

Box 4   Folder 8

Teaching Manuals, City Series for Laurence Goldberg

Box 4   Folder 9

Publication of articles

Box 4   Folder 10

Book proposal on white ethnic groups

Box 4   Folder 11

Publication of "White Ethnic Groups in America"

Box 4   Folder 12

American Indians textbook proposal

Box 4   Folder 13

Textbook proposal

Box 4   Folder 14

Textbook rejection

Box 4   Folder 15

Book proposal, "Inside Conventions"

Subseries 5: Politics

Box 4   Folder 16

Chicago and Illinois, 1969-1973

Box 4   Folder 17

Washington D.C., 1969-1977

Series II: Teaching

This series contains materials related to Krug’s teaching career, including correspondence with students, program and course descriptions, teaching notes, and examination outlines. It includes student directories. It also contains materials related to workshops and courses conducted outside the University of Chicago. This series is divided into four subseries and spans the 1960s and 1970s. Restricted material has been transferred to Series VI.

Subseries 1: Student Correspondence, includes Krug’s correspondence with students, mostly from the Graduate School of Education. Letters of recommendation have been restricted and transferred to Series VI.

Subseries 2: Graduate School of Education, contains materials related to the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) and Master of Science in Teaching for Experienced Teachers (MSTX) degree programs at the GSE. This subseries includes papers on student recruitment, program information and requirements, and student directories. Included are course descriptions and exams for courses Krug taught, and his teaching notes for select courses. Some folders contain different courses taught the same year. Student grades and evaluation reports for student teachers have been restricted and transferred to Series VI.

Subseries 3: The College, contains course descriptions and exams from Krug’s undergraduate courses.

Subseries 4: Workshops, contains teaching materialsfor special workshops and

courses taught during summer term or outside the university. This includes a workshop taught by Krug’s colleague, John Poster.

Subseries 1: Student Correspondence

Box 4   Folder 18-19

Correspondence with students, 1969-1977

Subseries 2: Graduate School of Education

Box 5   Folder 1

Program descriptions, Master of Arts in Teaching and Master of

  • Science in Teaching for Experienced Teachers (MSTX) circa 1974
Box 5   Folder 2

Student requests for information, Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), circa 1973

Box 5   Folder 3-4

Program information, MAT1971, 1976

Box 5   Folder 5-7

Program requirements, MAT1974-1975, 1977

Box 5   Folder 8-11

Student recruitment, MAT/MSTX 1973-1978, undated

Box 5   Folder 12-13

Student acceptance letters, MAT/MSTX,1966, 1974

Box 5   Folder 14

Sample programs, MAT, 1973-1974

Box 5   Folder 15

Student lists, MAT/MSTX1968-1969

Box 5   Folder 16

Student names and addresses, MAT/MSTX1973-1974

Box 6   Folder s 1-3

Student names and addresses, MAT/MSTX, 1975-undated

Box 6   Folder 4

Student questionnaire, MSTX, 1974

Box 6   Folder 5

Memos and program information for registered MAT students,

  • 1975-1977
Box 6   Folder 6

Suggested topics, MAT paper, undated

Box 6   Folder 7

Templates, MAT paper undated

Box 6   Folder 8

Proposals, MAT paper circa 1967

Box 6   Folder 9

Teaching placement, MAT, circa 1969-1975

Box 6   Folder 10

Student petitions, MAT/MSTX circa 1969-1975

Box 6   Folder 11

Syllabi, GSE, circa 1973-1982

Box 6   Folder 12

Course description drafts, GSE, circa 1974-1978

Box 6   Folder 13-16

Course reading lists, GSE,1970-1975

Box 7   Folder 1-3

Course reading lists, GSE,1976-1980, undated

Box 7   Folder 4

Course handouts, "Education 378," undated

Box 7   Folder 5

Teaching notes, "Methods" course, undated

Box 7   Folder 6-9

Final exams, GSE, 1969-1980, undated

Subseries 3: The College

Box 7   Folder 10

Course reading lists, History Department, undated

Box 7   Folder 11

Course handouts, "History 236," undated

Box 7   Folder 12

Course reading lists, The College, 1973-1975

Box 8   Folder 1

Final exams, The College, 1974

Subseries 4: Workshops

Box 8   Folder 2

Workshop materials, "Education for the 70s," summer 1972

Box 8   Folder 3

Workshop materials, "New Trends in the Social Sciences," summer 1973

Box 8   Folder 4

Workshop materials, "Teaching Humanities," John Poster, instructor, summer 1973

Box 8   Folder 5

Proposal, "Workshop on Ethnicity and Ethnic Studies, University of Chicago," undated

Box 8   Folder 6

Proposal, "Weekend College," 1978

Box 8   Folder 7

Correspondence, "Workshop on Teaching Law and Government in

  • Schools," 1974
Box 8   Folder 8

Workshop materials, "Workshop on Ethnicity and Ethnic Studies,"

  • Roosevelt University, 1974
Box 8   Folder 9

Course reading lists, Roosevelt University, 1975

Series III: Writings

This series contains book reviews, journal articles, academic papers, and book excerpts and outlines. It also contains correspondence with readers and publishers related to certain articles, particularly the 1974 "Krug Report" on Chicago schools, published in the Chicago Tribune. Most writings are undated, but topics correspond with his academic career, ranging from the American Civil War to contemporary social studies.

Box 8   Folder 10

Book reviews, history and education, circa 1960s

Box 8   Folder 11

Book reviews and related correspondence, history and education,

  • circa 1960s-1970s
Box 8   Folder 12

Original "Krug Report," Chicago Tribune 1974

Box 8   Folder 13

Copies of the "Krug Report," 1974

Box 8   Folder 14

Correspondence related to the "Krug Report," 1974

Box 8   Folder 15

Correspondence related to "Israel Faces Great Perils," 1972

Box 8   Folder 16

Correspondence related to "The Defamation of American Poles,"

  • 1974
Box 9   Folder 1

Offprints of published articles, history and education, undated

Box 9   Folder 2

Copies, writings on education, undated

Box 9   Folder 3

Copies, writings on "ethnic politics," undated

Box 9   Folder 4

Copies, writings on the social sciences, undated

Box 9   Folder 5

Copies, writings on American history, undated

Box 10   Folder 1

Copies, writings on American history, Civil War era, undated

Box 10   Folder 2

Copies, writings on World History, undated

Box 10   Folder 3

Article, "Chicago Public Schools in a Time of Crisis," undated

Box 10   Folder 4

Article, "Brief History of the Graduate School of Education,"

  • undated
Box 10   Folder 5

Case studies, American politics, undated

Box 10   Folder 6

Research materials, history and education, undated

Box 10   Folder 7

Article drafts, writings on "ethnic politics" and social studies,

  • undated
Box 10   Folder 8

Article drafts, writings on "ethnic politics" and American history,

  • undated
Box 11   Folder 1

Book draft, "The School and the Making of America," undated

Series IV: Jewish Organizations

This series details Krug’s involvement with local and national Jewish organizations, and with Israeli academics and politicians. Krug was President of the Zionist Organization of Chicago and the Chicago Zionist Federation from the late 1960s until 1971. Of note is correspondence from his tenure as President, describing conflict between local Jewish organizations.

Box 11   Folder 2

Consul General of Israel

Box 11   Folder 3

Zionist Organization of America

Box 11   Folder 4

Zionist Organization of Chicago

Box 11   Folder 5

Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds

Box 11   Folder 6

Camp Yehuda

Box 11   Folder 7

Jewish leaders and other organizations

Series V: Personal

This series contains correspondence and papers relating to Krug’s personal life between 1969 and 1980. It includes letters to and from friends and family, holiday plans, and some insurance policies. Also included are meeting details for the Poker Club Krug played with regularly.

Box 11    Folder 8

Personal correspondence and papers, circa 1969-1980

Box 11    Folder 9

Correspondence, Poker Club, 1974-1980

Box 11    Folder 10

New York Times clippings, 1972

Box 11    Folder 11

Change of address notifications, 1976

Box 11    Folder 12

Long distance call log, undated

Series VI: Restricted

This series contains student grades, observation reports on student teachers, and letters of recommendation. It also contains salary information, material related to tenure reviews, and the personal financial papers of Karol Noble, one of Krug’s secretaries.

Box 11    Folder 13

Student grades, salary information, and tenure reviews, circa 1966-1975

Box 11    Folder 14

Letters of recommendation, 1969-1974

Box 11    Folder 15

Observation reports, 1969-1975

Box 11    Folder 16

Personnel records, circa 1974-1980