James Monroe Hughes (1890-1971) Papers
Scope and Contents
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.
- Hughes, James Monroe, 1890-1971 (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
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Language of Materials
James Monroe Hughes joined the faculty of Northwestern University's School of Education in 1924, was appointed Dean of the School in 1945, and retired in 1956. His 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.
The papers of James Monroe Hughes are organized into: biographical materials; general correspondence (arranged by date); articles: and his report "A Memorandum on the Education of Teachers at Northwestern University."
Method of Acquisition
The James Monroe Hughes Papers (accession #74-19) were separated from the Ernest O. Melby Papers, Series 14/7, which had been transferred to the University Archives by Joe Park.
Margaret Faverty and Elisabeth Wittman, March 1979.
- Guide to the James Monroe Hughes (1890-1971) Papers
- Margaret Faverty and Elisabeth Wittman
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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