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Overview The African-American Institute (AAI) plays a notable role in the fostering of educational ties between the United States and countries in Africa; the Institute is a major source of funding for African students wishing to study in the United States, and a voice for Africa in the United States. The African American Institute records document the Institute's work in international aid and education.
Abstract The Dorothy Heathcote Collection combines material collected by Anne Thurman and Betty Jane Wagner, and fills nine boxes (of which six contain audio cassettes), spanning the years 1971 to 2005. The collection sheds light on Heathcote's methods and her influence on other drama educators. The bulk of the materials consist of transcripts from Heathcote's sessions and courses, and audio cassettes
Abstract 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...
Abstract John Robert Lee joined the faculty at Northwestern University in the fall of 1957 as Assistant Professor of Education. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 1961 and Professor in 1965. His major contributions were his development of the Master of Arts Teaching program, his use of simulated war-peace games and case methods in teaching, and his development of new approaches in teaching U.S. history. His papers are arranged in ten main categories: biographical material; correspondence;...
Abstract The papers of Ernest O. Melby consist of three boxes of correspondence and printed material primarily relating to his term as Dean of Northwestern University's School of Education between 1934 and 1941. It focuses on his professional activities as a leader in the Progressive Education Association and on the School of Education's relationship to the University's central administration as well as its experimental pedagogical programs.
Abstract 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.
Abstract Viola Spolin has been called the "high priestess of improvisational theatre". Born in Chicago in 1906, Spolin is best known as the creator of theater games, originally created as a series of exercises to aid students in the study of drama. In 1955, Spolin conducted workshops for the Playwrights Theater Club, and later at the Compass Theater. In 1960 she began running improvisation workshops for the cast of Second City. As an outgrowth of her work with Second City, Spolin published...
- Subject: Education--United States X
- Northwestern University Archives 5
- Melville J. Herskovits Library of African Studies 1
- Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections 1
- Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.). School of Education 2
- African-American Institute 1
- Compass Players (Chicago, Ill.) 1
- Heathcote, Dorothy 1
- Hughes, James Monroe, 1890-1971 1
- Lee, John R. (John Robert), 1923-1976 1
- Melby, Ernest Oscar, 1891-1987 1
- Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.)--Faculty 1
- Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.). School of Speech 1
- Park, Joe 1
- Progressive Education Association (U.S.) 1
- Raullerson, Calvin H., 1920-2008 1
- Second City (Theater company) 1
- Shepherd, David, 1924-2018 1
- Sills, Paul, 1927-2008 1
- Spolin Center 1
- Spolin, Viola 1
- United States. Works Progress Administration. Recreation Division 1 ∧ less