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AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY AMERICAN EDUCATOR AND CLERGYMAN TIMOTHY DWIGHT V, THE FUTURE PRESIDENT OF YALE COLLEGE.
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AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY AMERICAN EDUCATOR AND CLERGYMAN TIMOTHY DWIGHT V, THE FUTURE PRESIDENT OF YALE COLLEGE.

By Dwight V, Timothy. (1828-1916). American educator and clergyman, elected president of Yale College in 1886.

New Haven, CT: January 27, 1866., 1866.. Very good. - Letter penned in black ink & filling 2 sides of a sheet of note paper folded to form 4 sides, each 8-1/2 inches high by 5 inches wide. Signed "T. Dwight." The letter is docketed on the 4th side. There is a paper-clip mark on the top edge of each side with some minor soiling to the 4th side. Folded 3 times for mailing. Very good. Dwight writes to a friend explaining somewhat circuitously why he has not been able to let him know whether he may or may not be attending a supper following a meeting of Yale graduates in Boston. "An invitation having been received by Pres. Woolsey, asking the presence of such delegates at the supper, as the Faculty might nominate, the Faculty, much to my surprise, voted to send me as one of the delegates, and I have been much inclined to go. I have been unable to determine, however, with absolute certainty until now, and even now I find certain unforeseen circumstances which may keep me at home. If I am able to be with you I shall greatly enjoy it, but if I am detained at home, at the last moment, you must not suppose it is through any want of good will or regard for you and my other friends in Boston...".Timothy Dwight V [1828-1916] was an American academic and educator and a Congregational minister. He was educated at Yale and became professor of sacred literature in the Divinity School in 1858. In 1886 he was elected president of Yale College. It was during his years as the school's president that Yale's schools first organized as a university. His grandfather was Timothy Dwight IV, who served as President of Yale College ninety years before his grandson's tenure.

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TYPED LETTER TO HAROLD RUGG OF COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY'S TEACHERS COLLEGE SIGNED BY HARRY A. BROWN, SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS, NEEDHAM, MASS.
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TYPED LETTER TO HAROLD RUGG OF COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY'S TEACHERS COLLEGE SIGNED BY HARRY A. BROWN, SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS, NEEDHAM, MASS.

By (Rugg, Harold). Brown, Harry A. Superintendent of Schools, Needham, Mass.

Needham, MA: September 7, 1946., 1946.. Good. - Lengthy 3-page letter typed on an 11 inch high by 8-1/2 inch wide sheet of his personalized letterhead with his name & address printed in raised lettering in blind at top left and on 2 follow-up sheets. Signed "Harry A. Brown". There is a rusty paper-clip mark on each sheet at top left. On the first sheet this mark affects the printed address & is surrounded by some additional staining. There are a few tiny chips to the letter & the upper right edge of each sheet is creased. Folded twice for mailing. Good. <p>A friendly letter with excellent content to Harold Rugg, professor at Teachers College of Columbia University. Brown congratulates Rugg on the addition of Miss B. Marian Brooks to the faculty of Teachers College. He expresses his fears that able young people are not being appointed to the faculty and that "the few great minds" will all be retired in another ten years. "Miss Brooks represents to me just the kind of person who ought to be growing up with Teachers College to be a source of power for the Institution in another five or ten years. If I may speak in terms of Expressionism, I look upon people like Miss Brooks as an objectification of yourself, not in sound or in a painting or in a skyscraper; but in personality. Great teachers like yourself are great creative artist just as much as Sullivan, Whitman, and all the others that one could name. You create in just as real a sense as they have....When you produce, after three years of study, a person like Miss Brooks, it is self-portraiture of the most valuable kind...."<p>Harold Rugg [1886-1960] was an educational reformer associated with the Progressive education movement. Originally trained in civil engineering, he went on to study psychology, sociology and education at the University of Illinois. After teaching at the University of Chicago from 1915 to 1920, he took a job at the Teachers College where he stayed until he retired in 1951. He became a spokesman for the reconstructionist perspective which viewed formal education as an agent of social change.<p>Dr. Marian Brooks taught in a one-room schoolhouse in Milan, NH in the 1920s. She applied the lessons she learned there when she served as Chairwoman of the City College of New York Education Department. She was one of the founders of the "Open Corridors" program. She co-authored with Rugg "The Teacher in School and Society" [1950].

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TYPED LETTER TO HAROLD RUGG OF COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY'S TEACHERS COLLEGE SIGNED BY RUTGERS UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR HOUSTON PETERSON.
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TYPED LETTER TO HAROLD RUGG OF COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY'S TEACHERS COLLEGE SIGNED BY RUTGERS UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR HOUSTON PETERSON.

By Peterson, Houston. (1897-1981). Professor at Rutgers University who specialized in the philosophy of literature.

New York: October 10, 1948., 1948.. Good. - 109 words typed on a sheet of 11-inch high by 8-1/2 inch wide paper. Signed "Houston Peterson". The lower right edge of the paper is creased. The top edge is slightly darkened & the top left corner is creased with 2 pinholes where the letter has been stapled. Folded 3 times for mailing. Good. <p>Peterson writes to Rugg suggesting dates for a proposed lunch meeting with Rugg's group at Teacher's College; "I am exhausted, just having listened to the fifth game of the world's series while working on a lecture -- and tomorrow night I leave for a fortnight in the southwest. So this will be brief!..."<p>Houston Peterson [1897-1981] was a professor of philosophy at Rutgers University who specialized in the philosophy of literature. He was known for his dramatic lectures both in an out of the classroom and appeared frequently on radio and television in the 1950s. In one early television series, "The Mahatma and the Professor" he discussed philosophy and baseball with Branch Rickey, a former owner of the Brooklyn Dodgers. He was also known for his free forum at Cooper Union where leading thinkers and writers of the day, such as Eleanor Roosevelt, Thomas Mann and Margaret Mead, addressed as many as 54,000 people a year.<p>Harold Rugg [1886-1960] was an educational reformer associated with the Progressive education movement. Originally trained in civil engineering, he went on to study psychology, sociology and education at the University of Illinois. After teaching at the University of Chicago from 1915 to 1920, he took a job at the Columbia University Teachers College where he stayed until he retired in 1951.

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MAGAZINE OR NEWSPAPER PORTRAIT INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY EDUCATOR AND NEW HUMANIST NORMAN FOERSTER.
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MAGAZINE OR NEWSPAPER PORTRAIT INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY EDUCATOR AND NEW HUMANIST NORMAN FOERSTER.

By Foerster, Norman. (1887-1972). American educator and prominent member of the New Humanist movement.

Circa [1930].. [1930].. Very good. - Black-and-white portrait, approximately 5 inches high by 3 inches wide, clipped from a newspaper or magazine and mounted on a piece of cream paper 7-1/2 inches high by 3-5/8 inches wide. Inscribed and signed on the mount below the portrait: "To Seymour Halpern / with good wishes / Norman Foerster". The top edge of the mount is lightly soiled & its bottom corners are lightly creased with the imprint of a paper clip at bottom left. Very good. <p>Foerster is portrayed at head-and-shoulders length with a high balding forehead and heavy black-framed glasses. <p>After acquiring numerous degrees Norman Foerster [1887-1972] taught English at Wisconsin, North Carolina, Iowa, Duke and other universities. At the University of Iowa he was director of the School of Letters from 1930 to 1944, but resigned in a dispute over curriculum revision. Foerster was also prominent in the New Humanist movement of the early twentieth century which focused on the overcoming of pain, suffering and violence at the personal, interpersonal and social levels.<p>The Queens, New York Republican Congressman Seymour Halpern (1913-1997) started his political career as a campaign aide to New York's powerful mayor Fiorella La Guardia and first served in New York's State Senate for 14 years before seeking a seat in the U.S. Congress. In Albany Halpern sponsored 279 bills that became law, including measures on schools, housing, civil rights, nutrition and mental health. A Liberal, he was something of an anomaly as the lone Republican representative from New York City, and generally garnered support from Labor Unions and endorsement from the Liberal Party. Yet he never even considered switching parties as he considered membership in the Republican Party a family tradition and commitment. While he found ample time for his private pursuits, including painting and collecting autographs, he took his legislative duties very seriously. Of these, he was proudest of his co-sponsorship of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and of the original 1965 Medicare legislation.

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AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED BY PRESIDENT OF YALE COLLEGE THEODORE D. WOOLSEY DISMISSING CHARLES HALLOCK OF "FOREST AND STREAM" FROM THE COLLEGE.
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AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED BY PRESIDENT OF YALE COLLEGE THEODORE D. WOOLSEY DISMISSING CHARLES HALLOCK OF "FOREST AND STREAM" FROM THE COLLEGE.

By Woolsey, Theodore D. (1801-1889). President of Yale College 1846 to 1871.

Yale College: May 6, 1851.. 1851.. Good. - 20 words penned on the first side of a sheet of light gray paper which has been folded once to form 4 sides, each 10-1/2 inches high by 8-1/4 inches wide. There is a raised seal in blind at top left. Signed "Theodore D. Woolsey, President". Folded 8 times for mailing. The corners & edges of the letter are creased with a short tear & a few tiny chips at the folds. Good. <p>An amusing note stating that "Charles Hallock, an unmatriculated student of the Freshman Class" is honorably dismissed from the college at his father's request. Charles Hallock went on to graduate from Amherst College. He became the financial editor of Harper's Weekly and founded the sportsmen's magazine Forest and Stream. The city of Hallock in Northwest Minnesota was named after him.<p>Theodore Dwight Woolsey [1801-1889] was an American academic and author and the influential President of Yale from 1846 through 1871.

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TYPED LETTER SIGNED BY THEODORE BRAMELD TO EDUCATOR HAROLD RUGG.
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TYPED LETTER SIGNED BY THEODORE BRAMELD TO EDUCATOR HAROLD RUGG.

By Brameld, Theodore. (1904-1987). Leading American philosopher and educator who developed a theory that schools were the ultimate source of political and social change.

New York: November 14, 1950.. 1950.. Very good. - Typed letter filling one side of a sheet of Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith letterhead with a printed list of ADL offices on the verso. Signed "Theodore Brameld".There is a tiny chip to the edge of the letterhead at top left. Folded twice for mailing. Near fine. <p>Brameld notes that he is writing at the ADL office because he is spending some time on Freedom Pamphlets problems. "We have just learned that you placed an order for several hundred copies of the Lindblom pamphlet. This gives us the idea that the series should be used by people in foundations work throughout the country. Would you be willing to lend me, for a few days, your list of people in foundations that you developed during your trip last winter?"<p>Theodore Brameld [1904-1987] was a leading philosopher and educator. His support for the philosophy of social reconstructionism dated from his doctoral studies in philosophy at the University of Chicago where he trained under the progressive philosopher and politician T. V. Smith. After becoming intrigued by the ideas of John Dewey, he developed his own theory that schools were the ultimate source of political and social change.<p>One of the best-known educators during the Progressive era of education, Harold Rugg (1886-1960) was a professor of education at Teachers College of Columbia University. A Civil Engineer, he had become interested in how students learn and pursued a doctorate in education. He was responsible for producing the very first series of school textbooks from 1929 until the 1940's.<p>An excellent association.

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A LIBERAL EDUCATION OR NOT. To the Young Men of New England: A Statement of the Condition and Objects of the Chandler Scientific Department of Dartmouth College, And Answers to Questions Often Proposed Respecting an Education and Going to College.

By Woodman, John S.

Hanover, NH: [Dartmouth College], 1863.. 1863.. Good. - Octavo, unbound, removed at some time in the past from a larger bound volume of pamphlets. 16 pages sewn with tan cord. The title page & the last leaf are nearly detached & there is some staining & foxing to the last page. The top corners of the rear pages are lightly bumped. Good. <p>John S. Woodman, Professor of Civil Engineering, advises the young men of New England as to what considerations they should keep in mind when deciding whether to go to college and what courses they should take.

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FACING LIFE: An Address to the Graduating Class of Cornell University June 23rd 1921

By Smith, Albert W

Ithaca, NY: Cornell University, 1921.. 1921.. Good. SIGNED BY ALBERT W. SMITH - Octavo, brown cloth with a printed label on the front cover. The binding is bumped. The head & tail of the spine are chipped. The spine is rubbed with some discoloration & a small chip out, possibly where a label has detached or been removed. Title & 32 pages. The contents are very good. Good. <p>Signed by Albert W. Smith on the front endpaper. Smith was the Chair of Cornell's Engineering Department and later president of the University.<p>Rare. WorldCat locates one copy.

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PRINCETON UNIVERSITY LIBRARY CHRONICLE. Volume LXII 2000-2001 (Number 2 Winter 2001). (With Supplement)

By (Murrin, John M.; Nugent, S. Georgia; et al) (Oberfranc, Gretchen; editor)

(Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Library, 2003).. 2003).. Fine. - Octavo, printed cream wrappers. [vi], pages 161-334 & [2] pages. Black- and-white illustrations. Fine.<p>Together with: PRINCETON UNIVERSITY LIBRARY CHRONICLE. Volume LXIII, Numbers 1 & 2. Autumn 2001-Winter 2002. Supplement. Octavo, printed cream wrappers. 25 pages. Illustrated with facsimiles. Fine. <p>The Supplement refers to a three-day conference, "Celebrating Jewish-American Writers" hosted by Princeton in October 2001. A collection of writings by Jewish American writers was published in a double issue of the Chronicle [Volume LXIII, Numbers 1 & 2]. This supplement to that issue publishes facsimiles of correspondence that was not available earlier, including letters from Saul Bellow, Bernard Malamud, S. J. Perelman and Delmore Schwartz.

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MANUAL OF THE SCHOOL LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK / Containing all the Essential Points Pertaining to Citizens, Teachers, and School Officers, to Jan. 1887

By Pooler, C. T

New York: E. L. Kellogg & Co., (1886),. (1886),. Very good. - 12mo [4-3/4 inches high by 3-5/8 inches wide], softcover bound in printed dark green stiff paper wraps. The wraps are bumped & lightly rubbed with some light staining to the top inner corner of the front cover. 50 pages. There is a bookseller's stamp on the front endpaper with a contemporary owner's ink name & date. The bottom corners of the rear endpaper are creased & there is minor staining to the endpaper. Very good. <p>Second edition. Included is a section on teachers', children's and parents' rights. A very scarce booklet.

$35.00

CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY 1400-1934. With a Description of the New Building Opened by His Majesty the King 22 October 1934 / And an Acount of the New Science Buildings of Agriculture, Botany, Physiology and Zoology

By (Cambridge University)

Cambridge: The Cambridge University Press, 1934.. 1934.. Very good. - Small quarto [9-3/4 inches high by 7-1/4 inches wide] softcover bound in printed gray wrappers. The spine & the adjacent edges of the wraps are darkened. The edges of the wraps are slightly creased & there is a small stain to the rear wrap. Title, 15 & [1] pages. Black-and-white frontispiece & black-and-white illustrations. The gutters are a bit darkened. Very good. <p>Laid in are a plan of the new science buildings and the original four-page program for the visit of the King and Queen and the opening of the library. The edges of the program are creased.

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THE LIGHTER SIDE OF SCHOOL LIFE

By (Baumer, Lewis). Hay, Ian

London, Edinburgh and Boston: T. N. Foulis, Publisher, (1914).. (1914).. Good. - Octavo, brown cloth titled in gilt. The binding is lightly bumped & rubbed with some staining to the bottom edge & top corner of the front cover. 226 & [1] pages plus 15-page publisher's catalog. 12 color plates with tissue guards after pastel drawings by Lewis Baumer. There is a previous owner's ink name on the front endpaper. The overlapping front edges of some leaves are darkened with tiny chips. Good. <p>First edition.

$20.00

EXPOSITION / Technical & Popular

By Gould, Jay Reid; and Olmsted, Stirling P.; editors

New York: Longmans, Green and Co., 1947.. 1947.. Good. - Octavo, blue cloth. The binding is lightly rubbed with spotting to the spine & extremities and some very light staining to the front cover. x & 126 pages. Illustrated with a few tables & diagrams. There is a red pencil marking on page 85 indicating a spelling mistake, else the contents are very good. Good. <p>First edition.<p>A manual on technical writing for the specialized or lay reader, with examples from various authors.

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CATALOGUS SENATUS ACADEMICI, ET OMNIUM ALICUJUS GRADUS LAUREA EXORNATORUM, IN COLLEGIO DARTMUTHENSI, HANOVERAE, IN REPUBLICA NEO-HANTONIENSI

By (Darthmouth College)

[Hanover, New Hampshire], 1843.. 1843.. Very good. - sc Octavo, softcovers bound in printed tan wraps. The covers are heavily rubbed, and stained with pieces out from the head and tail of the spine. There is a 3 inch long split to the front joint with warping to the top of the front cover. 80 pages. There is some foxing to the first and last leaves with some light dampstaining and a tiny tear to the front edge of the first few leaves. The page corners are creased. Otherwise the contents are very good. <p>From the library of the Rev. Walter Harris, D.D. of Dunbarton, N.H., signed by him on the back cover. Walter Harris was the first pastor of the Congregationalists in Dunbarton, N.H.<p>A catalogue listing the Presidents and faculty as well as the alumni of Darthmouth College from 1763 to 1843.<p>SCARCE.

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SPEECH OF HIRAM KETCHUM, ESQ. before a Committee of the Senate of the State of New-York, in relation to the public schools of the City of New-York, and in reply to the report of the Hon. John C. Spencer, superintendent of common schools, on the same subject

By Ketchum, Hiram

New-York, 1841.. 1841.. Very good. - Octavo, softcover, bound in printed self-wraps. The covers are soiled and darkened with some chipping to the edges. 16 pages. A very good unopened copy of this pamphlet. <p>First edition of this speech in support of the Roman Catholic Church's objections to public education.<p>Compulsory school attendance did not become the law in New York until 1853.

$25.00

EDUCATION AND THE IDEA OF MANKIND. Edited by Robert Ulich. Under the Auspices of the Council for the Study of Mankind

By Ulich, Robert; editor

New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc. (1964).. (1964).. Good. SIGNED BY ROBERT ULICH - Octavo, black cloth titled in gilt on the spine in a pictorial black dust wrapper. The covers are slightly bumped and rubbed at the extremities. The price-clipped dust jacket is heavily dampstained. 279 pages. Very good in a fair dw. <p>First edition. Inscribed and signed "Robert" by Robert Ulich on the front endpaper.<p>"A nation transmits its ideology to new generations through its schools. In the opinion of the educators represented here, the interdependence of nations today demands that this ideology be broad enough to include those universal values common to mankind as a whole...." -- Excerpted from the dw blurb.<p>Includes essays by Robert Ulich, John R. Seeley, George N. Shuster, Barbara Biber, John I. Goodlad, Earl S. Johnson, Horace M. Kallen, Paul F. Brandwein, Anne Roe, and Van Metes Ames.

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FIRST STANDARD-PHONOGRAPHIC READER. / In the Corresponding Style

By (Graham, Andrew J.)

New York: Andrew J. Graham, n.d. [1875].. n.d. [1875].. Good. - Octavo, brown cloth titled in gilt with decorations in gilt on the front cover. The covers are bumped & rubbed with a white stain to the front cover & some bubbling to the cloth. The head & tail of the spine are chipped. 82 pages plus 2-page publisher's catalog, with pages [5]-72 printed in shorthand. Illustrations & decorative borders in black & white. There is occasional staining & soiling. Good. <p>The publication date is based on information in the catalog. The book was originally published in 1860.

$20.00

THE 1933 DUKE CHANTICLEER: Year Book of Duke University, Durham, N.C. Volume Twenty

By Kellam, Edwin C.; Editor

Durham, NC: Duke University, 1933.. 1933.. Good. - Quarto [approximately 12-1/4 inches high by 9-1/4 inches wide], dark brown cloth titled in gilt between raised bands on the spine with decorative frames in blind on both covers. The binding is rubbed & bumped with a small stain & a score mark to the rear cover. The titling on the spine is faded and the head & tail are lightly chipped. 343 & [7] pages plus ads. Profuse black-and-white illustrations. The edges are lightly foxed & there is occasional light soiling. An owner's ink name & quotation appear on the flyleaf. The book is somewhat cocked. Good. <p>A number of students' signatures with quotations are penned on the "Autographs" pages in the rear.

$25.00

MR. GRAY'S LETTER TO GOVERNOR LINCOLN IN RELATION TO HARVARD UNIVERSITY

By (Harvard University). Gray, Francis Calley

Boston: Hale's Steam-Power-Press, 1831.. 1831.. Good. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed gray wrappers. The wraps are bumped & lightly chipped with their edges darkened. There are creases to the bottom corners with creasing to the front edge of the rear wrap & a number of small stains to the front wrap. The spine is chipped & the rear wrap is partially detached. 48 pages. The bottom page corners are creased & some are soiled. The top page corners are lightly bumped. There are small stains to the top edge of the title with very light foxing to a few pages. Good. <p>First edition.<p>Writing to Levi Lincoln, Governor of Massachusetts, Gray defends Harvard against the criticisms of its detractors. Among other complaints, critics decry the usefulness of teaching Greek and Latin and maintain that there are too few students at Harvard and that their expenses are too great.

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REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF COMMON SCHOOLS OF PENNSYLVANIA. For the Year Ending June 4,1863

By (Coburn, C.R.; Superintendent)

Harrisburg: Singerly & Myers, State Printers, 1864.. 1864.. Good. - Octavo, brown cloth titled in gilt on the spine with decorations in blind on both covers. The binding is lightly rubbed & bumped & the spine is slightly faded. xxxii & pages [25]-287. Illustrated with statistical tables. There is dampstaining to the bottom edges of the pastedowns with a presentation inscription on the front pastedown. There is light dampstaining to the bottom edges of most of the pages. Good.

$15.00

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