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Guide to the Belmont Mercer Farley Papers, 1787-1965

Abstract

Educator from Washington, D.C.

Correspondence, articles, addresses, and other papers, relating to Farley's career and to the National Educational Association, with which he was associated from 1929-1956, together with personal and genealogical correspondence. Topics include academic freedom, educational television, reading, rural education, illiteracy, opposition to Federal aid to education, charges of communism, the military, and public relations in school.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Farley, Belmont Mercer
Title
Belmont Mercer Farley papers 1787-1965
Language of Material
English
Extent
26.4 Linear Feet, 19,766 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

Correspondence, articles, addresses, and other papers, relating to Farley's career and to the National Educational Association, with which he was associated from 1929-1956, together with personal and genealogical correspondence. Topics include academic freedom, educational television, reading, rural education, illiteracy, opposition to Federal aid to education, charges of communism, the military, and public relations in school.

Administrative Information

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Contents of the Collection

1930-1934
Box 1
1935-1941
Box 2
1942-1959
Box 3
1901-1921
Box 3
1922-1931 July
Box 4
1931 Aug.-1934 Aug.
Box 5
1935-1940
Box 6
1941-1943
Box 7
1944-1948
Box 8
1949-1953
Box 9
1954-1956 Aug.
Box 10
1956 Sept.-1959 June
Box 11
1959 July-1961
Box 12
1962-1965
Box 13
Professional Correspondence, 1925-1936
Box 14
Professional Correspondence, 1937-1959
Box 15
Legal Papers
Box 15-16
Financial Papers
Box 17
A-Annual Reports
Box 17
Anti-Federal Aid to Education-Aviation
Box 18
B-Cartoons
Box 19
Church-Communism Charges
Box 20
Conference-Education
Box 21
Education-Freedom
Box 22
Friends-H
Box 23
I-JCET
Box 24
JCET-Minneapolis
Box 25
Miscellaneous-Missouri
Box 26
Missouri-Opposition
Box 27
Outline-Public
Box 28
Public-Quotation
Box 29
Reading-Russian
Box 30
S-Scrapbook
Box 31
Sears-Teacher
Box 32
Teacher-Tributes
Box 33
U-University
Box 34
University-V
Box 35
W-Z
Box 36
Genealogical materials
Box 39-41
Clippings
Box 18
Printed Material
Box 39-40
Dissertation manuscript
Box 40
Addresses
Box 41
Writings
Box 41
Press releases
Box 42
Our American Schools, draft
Box 42
Memoirs of a Journey, Vol. II
Box 43
Volumes
Box 43
Meetings and reunions
Box 44
Articles and pamphlets
Box 45
Meetings
Box 45-46
Meetings and conferences, Washington D.C.
Box 47
Meetings and conferences
Box 48
Articles and addresses
Box 48
Conventions
Box 49-51
Articles and addresses
Box 51-67
Volume: dissertation
Box 68

Please consult with a reference archivist for the location of volume F:806.

Oversize itemx

Consists of black and white photographs; certificate for lifetime membership in the National Education Association; diploma of elementary education teaching certification; and a diploma from Taylor University.

Oversize Folder OF1

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Belmont Mercer Farley Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University

Provenance

The Belmont Mercer Farley Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a purchase in 1968.

Processing Information

Processed by Rubenstein Library staff

Encoded by Ted Holt and Paula Jeannet Mangiafico, May 2008

Accession from 1968 is described in this finding aid.

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.