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SUB-GROUP Identifier: UAV 350.30.3

Harvard University Graduate School of Education Dean's records,

Overview

Paul N. Ylvisaker served as Dean of the Harvard University Graduate School of Education from 1972 to 1982. These records cover the first six years of Dean Ylvisaker's administration.

Dates

  • Majority of material found within 1972-1978
  • 1967-1978 (inclusive)

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access

Closed to research. Harvard University administrative records are closed for at least 50 years and records concerning personnel or students are closed for 80 years.

Extent

9 cubic feet (27 boxes)
These records cover the first six years of Dean Ylvisaker's administration of the Harvard University Graduate School of Education. A very few files pre-date Ylvisaker's term in office. These appear to cover issues continued from the previous administration.

Biographical / Historical

Paul N. Ylvisaker served as Dean of the Harvard University Graduate School of Education from 1972 to 1982.

The Harvard University Graduate School of Education was established in 1920. From 1891 to 1920, the study of education at Harvard took place within two different divisions of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Until 1906, education faculty were appointed to the Division of Philosphy. In 1906, a separate Division of Education was established. Paul Henry Hanus held Harvard's first faculty appointment in the field of education. Hanus was chair of the Division of Education from 1906 to 1912. Henry Wyman Holmes succeeded Hanus, serving as chair from 1912 to 1920 when he became the first Dean of the newly formed Harvard University Graduate School of Education. Holmes was Dean of the Graduate School of Education from 1920 to 1940. Francis Trow Spaulding was Dean from 1940 to 1945, although, due to war service, he was effectively Dean only from 1940 to 1942. Acting Dean Phillip J. Rulon served from 1942 to 1948. Francis Keppel was Dean from 1948 to 1962, followed by Theodore Sizer from 1964 to 1972. Paul N. Ylvisaker served as Dean of the Harvard University Graduate School of Education from 1972 to 1982, Patricia Albjerg Graham from 1982 to 1991, Jerome T. Murphy from 1992 to 2001, Ellen Condliffe Lagemann from 2002 to 2005, and Kathleen McCartney from 2005 to 2013. James Ryan became Dean in 2013.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received from the Graduate School of Education 1988 November 15, accession 11572
Immediate Source of Acquisition Recevied from the Graduate School of Education 1983 November 15 as part of accession 9913.

Records of Prior and Successor Deans

The Harvard University Archives holds the records of the Deans of the Harvard University Graduate School of Education.

Records of deans who preceded Ylvisaker are described as Harvard University Graduate School of Education Deans' records, 1892-1972. UAV 350.30. An online inventory is available: http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.ARCH:hua24017

The records from the last two years of Ylvisaker's deanship are combined with those of his successor and described as Harvard University Graduate School of Education Deans' records, 1976-1984. UAV 350.95.1. An online inventory is available: http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.ARCH:hua02018

Processing Information

This inventory encoded by Kate Bowers in April 2018 from a folder list keyed by Erin Clauss directly from the folders in Harvard University Archives. At the time of listing, the standard office folders had already been replaced with acid-free folders and the folder text transferred from the original folders to the archival folders. In a few cases archivists provided additions to some folder titles to provide clarity or context. Such additions appear within in square brackets.
Link to catalog
Title
Harvard University. Graduate School of Education. Harvard University Graduate School of Education Dean's records, 1972-1978 (bulk), 1967-1978 (inclusive): an inventory
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
EAD ID
hua20018

Repository Details

Part of the Harvard University Archives Repository

Holding nearly four centuries of materials, the Harvard University Archives is the principal repository for the institutional records of Harvard University and the personal archives of Harvard faculty, as well as collections related to students, alumni, Harvard-affiliates and other associated topics. The collections document the intellectual, cultural, administrative and social life of Harvard and the influence of the University as it emerged across the globe.

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