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Guide to the University of Chicago Graduate School of Education Records 1958-1974

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Descriptive Summary


University of Chicago. Graduate School of Education. Records




.5 linear feet (1 box)


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


Records of the Graduate School of Education at the University of Chicago. The collection spans the years 1958-1974.

Information on Use


The collection is open for research.


When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: University of Chicago. Graduate School of Education. Records, [Box #, Folder #], Hanna Holborn Gray Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library.

Historical Note

The Graduate School of Education was established in 1958, superseding the University Committee on the Preparation of Teachers. Its main function was to co-ordinate the educational offerings and resources of extant University departments and agencies. Participating groups and organizaitons included faculty from the University's graduate divisions, the Laboratory Schools, the Department of Education (also a graduate department in the Division of Social Sciences, the Audio-Visual Instructional Materials Center, the Midwest Administration Center, the Reading Clinic, the Comparative Education Center, The School Improvement Program, the Teaching-Learning Laboratory, and the Education Library. The School was closely allied with the Department of Education, so much so that the positions of Dean of the School and Chair of the Department were jointly held by one individual. The School awarded the Master of Arts in Teaching, the Master of Science in Teaching, and for a time, the Master of Science in Administration.

In the late 1970s, the focus in education moved away from school and funding diminished. The School ceased operation in 1977.

Scope Note

The collection contains booklets and brochures, reports (including accreditation reports), press releases, and a small amount of instructional material. Researchers may find a narrative history of education at the University of Chicago, in the program booklets, helpful in tracing the various education-related departments at the University. Material is arranged chronologically.

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University of Chicago. College of Education. Records

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Subject Headings


Box 1    Folder 1

Report – International Teacher Training Program, 1958

Box 1    Folder 2

Program Booklets, 1960-1961

Box 1    Folder 3

Press Releases, 1960-1968

Box 1    Folder 4

Event Announcement, 1961

Box 1    Folder 5

Accreditation Report – Department and Graduate School of Education, 1964

Box 1    Folder 6

Poster, 1973

Box 1    Folder 7

Accreditation Report – Graduate School of Education, 1974

Box 1    Folder 8

Teaching Materials – Schwartz Citizenship Project, undated

Box 1    Folder 9

MST/MAT Program Brochures, undated