Table of Contents
- Descriptive Summary
- Access Information
- Use Information
- Acquisition Information
- Processing Information
- Preferred Form of Citation
- Historical Note
- Scope and Content Note
- Arrangement of the Papers
- Detailed Description of the Collection
- University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. College of Education
- University of Arkansas College of Education Records
- Inclusive Dates
- Manuscript Collection 163
- .5 linear feet (1 box)
- Materials are in English.
- Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries
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Materials were transferred from Vol Walker Library in 1968.
Processed by Amy Allen; completed in November 2013.
Preferred Form of Citation
University of Arkansas College of Education Records (MC 163), Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville.
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The University of Arkansas has undertaken the education of teachers since its inception in 1871. Teachers were first taught in the Normal Department, which was initially headed by the University President, Noah P. Gates. There were two options for the Normal course. The first option lasted two years while the second option lasted three years. Upon completion of the course, students were granted a L.I. (Licentiate of Instruction) certificate.
The Normal Department was involved with the Preparatory Department or Preparatory School for the purpose of practice teaching. The Preparatory Department was established to educate students who were not ready for college level classes. In 1911, the Preparatory Department was replaced with a Training School, specifically for practice teaching. In the beginning there was limited elementary and high school classes. Additional classes would be added in future years. The high school operated until 1962. The elementary school closed in 1966 with a kindergarten class remaining until the early 1980s.
Many changes took place in the department starting in 1913. The department moved into the newly constructed Peabody Hall, which was funded by a donation from the Peabody Fund. Also in 1913, James R. Jewel became head of the department. Under Jewell’s leadership, the Normal Department evolved into the School of Education, and then in 1916, it became the College of Education. Jewell was appointed the first dean of the newly established College of Education. In addition, the first four year degrees in education were awarded in 1916. Five Bachelor of Science degrees in education were awarded that year. Jewell served as Dean until 1927. Successive deans were as follows: J.O. Creager (1927-1929), Charles E. Prall (1929-1934), Henry G. Hotz (1934-1945), Henry H. Kronenberg (1945-1970), Fred J. Vescolani (1970-1984), John Pulliam (1985-1987), Roderick J. McDavis (1989-1993), Charles Stegman (1995-2000), Reed Greenwood (2001-2009), and Tom E. C. Smith (2010-2013).
The majority of the materials from this collection consist of studies conducted by Joseph R. Gerberich. Gerberich was a professor in the College of Education from 1929-1935.
Scope and Content Note
Collection consists of a speech, articles and reports.
Arrangement of the Papers
Collection is arranged with a speech and publications list by J.R. Gerberich first followed by articles and reports arranged in alphabetical order.
Detailed Description of the Collection
The following contains a detailed list of the materials in the collection
|Box 1||Folder 1||
Freshman Orientation Speech by J.R. Gerberich, 1931
|Box 1||Folder 2||
J. R. Gerberich Publications List, ca. 1934
|Box 1||Folder 3||
Arkansas Educational Guidance Survey Materials, 1930-1931
|Box 1||Folder 4||
Characteristics of Americn Secondary Education, ca. 1933
|Box 1||Folder 5||
Characteristics of University of Arkansas Freshman Entrants Who Took the Ohio State University Psychological Examination in September 1931, 1932, and 1933, 1934
|Box 1||Folder 6||
Class Size in Principles of Economics 1930-1931, ca. 1931
|Box 1||Folder 7||
Effect of the Adoption of Minimum Grade Point Average to be Required for Admission to Fifth Semester Courses in Each Division, ca. 1926
|Box 1||Folder 8||
Final Report of the Class Size Investigation in English, n.d.
|Box 1||Folder 9||
Final Report of the Class Size Investigation in Spanish 104, n.d.
|Box 1||Folder 10||
Final Report of the Experiment in Graphic Method, ca. 1930
|Box 1||Folder 11||
First Report of the Experiment in Freshman English, n.d.
|Box 1||Folder 12||
Five Years of Experience with a Remedial Reading Course for College Students, 1932-1933
|Box 1||Folder 13||
Individualized Instruction for Superior Students in Elementary College Physics, 1931-1932
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Lecture versus the Discussion Method in a University Course in American National Government, 1935
|Box 1||Folder 15||
Measurement of Attitude Changes During an Introductory Course in College Sociology, 1934
|Box 1||Folder 16||
Newspaper Reading Interests and Attitudes toward Questions or Newspaper Policy Expressed by Various Groups of Readers, ca. 1933
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Optional and Required Reading of College Students, 1932
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Persistence in Attendance of Students Entering the University of Arkansas as Freshman in September 1927 and 1928, 1932
|Box 1||Folder 19||
Prediction of General Scholastic Success and Specific Subject Success in the University of Arkansas, 1928-29 to 1931-32, ca. 1932
|Box 1||Folder 20||
Prediction of Scholastic Success in Principles of Economics 1930-1931, ca. 1931
|Box 1||Folder 21||
"Reading and Methods of Study" Course, 1930-1934
|Box 1||Folder 22||
Reading Background and Interests of Students Entering the University of Arkansas as Freshman in September 1931, ca. 1932
|Box 1||Folder 23||
Reading Interests and Actual Reading of Freshman and Upper Class Students in the College of Education, ca. 1933
|Box 1||Folder 24||
Relative Instructional Efficiencies of the Lecture and Discussion Methods in a University Course in American Government, 1933
|Box 1||Folder 25||
Report of the Experiment in Clothing 103 B, n.d.
|Box 1||Folder 26||
Report of the Experiment in Farm Buildings, n.d.
|Box 1||Folder 27||
Report of the Experiment in Practice Teaching of Home Economics at the Freshman High School Level, n.d.
|Box 1||Folder 28||
Requirement of Problems in Engineering Mechanics, 1932-1933
|Box 1||Folder 29||
Results of the Re-training Experiment with Probation Students, n.d.
|Box 1||Folder 30||
Scholarship of Students in the University of Arkansas, ca. 1931
|Box 1||Folder 31||
Second Study in the Consumer Aspect in Home Economics Textiles Class - Second Semester, 1929-1930, 1930
|Box 1||Folder 32||
Sectioning and Prediction in First-Year Mathematics University of Arkansas 1930-1931, 1931
|Box 1||Folder 33||
Sectioning in College Algebra and Plane Trigonometry University of Arkansas 1931-1932, 1932
|Box 1||Folder 34||
Study of Student Progress and Elimination in the Engineering College, ca. 1930
|Box 1||Folder 35||
Subsequent University Careers of Probation Students in the Re-Training Experiment (Reading and Methods of Study) of 1928-1929 University of Arkansas, First Semester, 1930-1931, 1931
|Box 1||Folder 36||
Summary of Children's Interests for Elementary Schools Survey, n.d.
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