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James Monroe Hughes (1890-1971) Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 14/9

  • Staff Only
The James Monroe Hughes Papers consist of five folders of materials, the major portion of which is correspondence.

The first folder contains miscellaneous biographical materials. The next two folders contain correspondence dating from 1941 to 1950, the majority of which was generated between 1941 and 1945, when Hughes was Acting Dean and then Dean of the School of Education. The problems of the School, the faculty and students as a result of World War II, are prevalent in this correspondence. There is correspondence between Hughes and prospective faculty members, secondary school administrators and government agencies.

The remaining folders contain copies of articles written by Hughes and the report entitled “A Memorandum on the Education of Teachers at Northwestern University,” completed in April 1943, which initiated the reorganization of teacher training at Northwestern.

Dates

  • 1941-1956

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is stored off-site and requires 48 hours advance notice for retrieval. Please contact us at archives@northwestern.edu or 847-491-3136 to schedule an appointment to view the collection.

Extent

1.00 Boxes

Abstract

The James Monroe Hughes Papers consist of five folders of materials, the major portion of which is correspondence. Biographical materials, copies of articles written by Hughes, and the report entitled “A Memorandum on the Education of Teachers at Northwestern University,”, which initiated the reorganization of teacher training at Northwestern, are also included.

Method of Acquisition

The James Monroe Hughes Papers were separated from the Ernest O. Melby Papers, Series 14/7, which had been transferred to the University Archives by Joe Park.

Processing Information

Margaret Faverty and Elisabeth Wittman, March 1979.
Title
Guide to the James Monroe Hughes (1890-1971) Papers
Author
Margaret Faverty and Elisabeth Wittman
Date
01/03/1979
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

Contact:
Deering Library, Room 110
1970 Campus Dr.
Evanston IL 60208-2300 US
847-491-3354