University of Arkansas College of Education Records

Manuscript Collection 163

Special Collections
University of Arkansas Libraries

365 N. McIlroy Avenue
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701-4002
Phone: 479-575-8444
specoll@uark.edu

Machine-readable finding aid encoded in EAD by Amy Allen, 2013

Finding aid is written in English.

Table of Contents

Descriptive Summary

Creator
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. College of Education
Title
University of Arkansas College of Education Records
Inclusive Dates
1926-1934
Identification
Manuscript Collection 163
Extent
.5 linear feet (1 box)
Language
Materials are in English.
Repository
Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries

Access Information

Please call (479) 575-8444 or email specoll@uark.edu at least two weeks in advance of your arrival to ensure availability of the materials.

Use Information

No Use Restrictions Apply.

No Interlibrary Loan.

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Acquisition Information

Materials were transferred from Vol Walker Library in 1968.

Processing Information

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.

See Special Collections Citation Guide for more detailed information on how to cite specific documents from the collection.

Historical Note

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

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

Box 1 Folder 14

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

Box 1 Folder 17

Optional and Required Reading of College Students, 1932

Box 1 Folder 18

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.

END OF COLLECTION

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