Joe Park (1913-1993) Papers
Scope and Contents
The original portion of the Joe Park Papers, spanning the years from 1941 to 1977, include biographical materials, general correspondence, course materials, articles and addresses, and notes on Park's history of the Northwestern University School of Education.
The biographical materials, arranged in one folder and dating from 1953 to 1976, include curricula vitae, clippings, press releases, and bibliographies.
General correspondence, dating from 1966 to 1977, is arranged chronologically within one folder and mainly concerns Park's research on the history of Northwestern's School of Education.
Course materials, arranged in one folder and dating from 1971-1975, include syllabi as well a copy of as Park's "A Brief Guide to the Study of Philosophy of Education" (1972).
Articles and addresses, spanning the period 1941-1976, are scattered and are arranged chronologically within one folder.
Park's notes on the history of Northwestern's School of Education are foldered at the end of the series. The general correspondence subseries should be consulted for further information pertaining to Park's history.
The addition to the Joe Park Papers, comprising one box and one half box, spanning the years 1933 to 1987, includes biographical materials, awards and certificates, class evaluations, general correspondence, correspondence from the International Teaching Development Program, notes from the class "History of Education, research notes, unidentified notes, speeches and papers, general publications, correspondence on the book Selected Readings in the Philosophy of Education, and notes from the book.
The biographical materials, arranged within the first five folders, include newspaper clippings, an article and citation about Joe Park, awards, certificates, and letters pertaining to appointments. In addition, the materials include Park's commencement programs, as well as booklets for Phi Kappa Phi fraternity, and three Indiana teaching licenses. Concluding the biographical materials is a collection of appreciative class evaluations put together by Park's "The School and Modern Society" class in 1951. These pages, originally compiled in a scrapbook, reveal the favorable impact of Park's teaching on his students.
General correspondence, arranged in one folder spanning 1941 to 1987, mainly includes letters from Northwestern faculty and correspondence from students.
International Teacher Development Program Correspondence, covering the years 1959 and 1964, includes a collection of letters, particularly Christmas cards from participants in the program, which are arranged chronologically in one folder. The International Teacher Development Program, of which Joe Park was the director, invited several teachers (ranging from Elementary school teacher to Superintendent or above) from all around the world to Northwestern University to take classes and seminars in the School of Education. The program was at least partially funded by the United States Congress.
"History of Education" notes are arranged as they were received, comprising two folders. Within the folders is a class outline and handwritten and typed notes.
Research notes and Unidentified notes are undated and separated into two folders. The research notes, typed onto index cards, mainly concern books on philosophy and education. The unidentified notes are handwritten and arranged as they were received.
Articles and Addresses comprise one folder of mostly undated papers and one known speech.
Publications are arranged within the last three folders. The first folder includes copies of Park's published papers along with the title page of the serial/journal. It has a date span ranging from 1938 to 1978. The next folder includes correspondence on the third edition of Selected Readings in the Philosophy of Education, a book Park edited. These letters span one year 1966 to 1967. The final folder includes information on proofreading Selected Readings in the Philosophy of Education, its table of contents, and its advertisement.
- Park, Joe (Person)
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Language of Materials
Joe Park was a member of the faculty of Northwestern University (1944-1987) and served as Director of the Curriculum Laboratory. His papers span the years 1933 to 1978, and include biographical materials, general correspondence, course materials, articles and addresses, and notes on Park's history of the Northwestern University School of Education.
The initial portion of the Joe Park Papers are organized into: biographical materials, general correspondence, course materials, articles and addresses, and notes on Park's history of the Northwestern University School of Education. The addition consists of additional biographical materials, and a sequence of subject folders.
Method of Acquisition
Joe Park donated this series to the University Archives on March 14, 1978 (Accession #78-11).
Accruals and Additions
The addition was donated to the University Archives by Charles Park donated on February 2, 2007. (Accession #07-26)
Approximately one linear inch of university publications and related materials have been separated to the University Archives' general reference files. A small amount of correspondence has been transferred to the Ernest O. Melby Papers (Series 14/7).
Deborah K. Wright; July 27, 1983. Addition processed by Veronica A. House, February 16, 2007.
- Guide to the Joe Park (1913-1993) Papers
- Deborah K. Wright
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