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Guide to the Henry Barnard Papers
1765-1935 (Bulk 1830-1899)

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Collection processed by Roger Jones, 1980-1981

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Description is in English.

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Title: Henry Barnard Papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1765-1935 (Bulk: 1830-1899)
Abstract: The Henry Barnard Papers of Fales Library holds a substantial portion of the manuscript materials collected and authored by Henry Barnard (1811-1900), a nineteenth century educationalist and prominent member of the Common School Reform movement. He joined with many of his era's most respected educators in advocating the improvement of public education in the United States, a pursuit which dominated his career as a scholar, orator, and politician. Barnard was particularly involved in expanding the literature describing the history, practice, and theories of education and teaching; over the course of his life he wrote extensively on these subjects and established multiple periodicals dedicated to them, including the American Journal of Education. The collection at Fales Library is composed primarily of correspondence, much of which is of a routine business nature, but also includes some of Barnard's diaries, draft versions of articles published in his journals, and images of Barnard's correspondents. It also contains typed transcripts of Barnard's letters prepared by the donor of the collection, Will Monroe, notes regarding the genealogy of the Barnard family, clippings that discuss Barnard's life or the subject of education, and some of Monroe's own correspondence.
Quantity: 18 Linear Feet (12 boxes)
Call Phrase: MSS.033