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Guide to the W. A. Stumpf Papers, circa 1947-1955

Abstract

W. A. Stumpf was Professor of Education at Duke University from 1948 until his retirement in 1968.

The collection contains surveys of high school seniors (circa 1955) from Durham, Guilford and Wake County high schools, in addition to a manuscript draft and mimeographed copies of papers relating to a 1950 civil rights case against Washington County (N.C.) schools. The material ranges in date from circa 1947-1955.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
University Archives, Duke University
Creator
Stumpf, Wippert Arnot, 1899-
Title
W. A. Stumpf papers circa 1947-1955
Language of Material
English
Extent
3.0 Linear Feet, approx. 2,000 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

The collection includes 3-page survey forms completed by approximately 500 seniors in Durham, Guilford and Wake County high schools, circa 1955. The survey was titled "Plans of High School Seniors," and included questions about their families' economic status and educational background, living conditions, current activities and post-graduation plans. The forms are arranged by county, then school and sex, then numerically by an apparent score or value penciled on the form. Additionally, the collection contains a typed draft manuscript of a work, mimeographed copies of a proposal to offer the Ed.D. at Duke and mimeographed copies of papers relating to Wilmer Wilborne, et al vs. H. P. Taylor, et al, a civil rights suit against Washington County (N.C.) schools which include a copy of "A Report on a Comparison and the Program and Facilities of Instruction in the Negro and White Schools of Durham," by John W. Carr, Jr. (Professor of Education at Duke) and other material on Durham schools, along with a report on Arlington County (V.A.) high schools. The material ranges in date from circa 1947-1955.

Not all of the surveys have a penciled value or score on them. Since the purpose of the value or score is unknown, surveys with values or scores may fall under FERPA rules as protected information. As such, access to those surveys may be prohibited.

Administrative Information

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warning Access Restrictions

Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection.

In accordance with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 as amended, Duke University permits students to inspect their education records and limits the disclosure of personally identifiable information from education records.

In off-site storage; 48 hours advance notice is required for use.

warning Use Restrictions

Copyright for Official University records is held by Duke University; all other copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Contents of the Collection

Survey, Blank form, circa 1955
Box 1
Survey, Durham Co., Bethesda High school, male and female, circa 1955
Box 1
Survey, Durham Co., Brag[g]town High School, females, circa 1955
Box 1
Survey, Durham Co., Brag[g]town High School, male, circa 1955
Box 1
Survey, Durham Co., Hope Valley High School, circa 1955
Box 1
Survey, Durham Co., Lowe's Grove, male and female, circa 1955
Box 1
Survey, Durham Co., Mangum High School, circa 1955
Box 1
Survey, Durham Co., Oak Grove High School, male and female, circa 1955
Box 1
Survey, Guilford Co., Bessemer High School, circa 1955
Box 1
Survey, Guilford Co., Rankin High School, male and female, circa 1955
Box 1
Survey, Guilford Co., Sumner High School, male and female, circa 1955
Box 1
Survey, Wake Co., Cary High School, female, circa 1955
Box 1
Survey, Wake Co., Cary High School, male, circa 1955
Box 1
Survey, Wake Co., Garner High School, female, circa 1955
Box 1
Survey, Wake Co., Garner High School, male, circa 1955
Box 1
Durham Public Schools Negro Civil Rights Case, 1950
Box 2
A proposal to offer the degree of Doctor of Education circa 1947
Box 2
"Rough" draft copies of manual
Box 2
Personal copies, first drafts of chapter manuscript
Box 2

Historical Note

Wippert Arnot Stumpf was born in Elgin, Illinois on January 20, 1899. He earned a B. S. in 1922 from the University of Illinois and a M. A. and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1934 and 1941, respectively. He came to Duke in 1948 to teach in the Dept. of Education and was considered an authority on school administration. Stumpf retired from Duke in 1968. He died in 1991.

Subject Headings

Related Material

  • Photograph Collection (Duke University Archives)
  • Negative Collection (Duke University Archives)
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  • Dept. of Education Records (Duke University Archives)

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], W. A. Stumpf Papers, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The W. A. Stumpf Papers were received by the University Archives as a transfer in 1989.

Processing Information

Processed by Kimberly Sims, February 2007

Encoded by Kimberly Sims, January 2008

Accession A89-0011 is described in this finding aid.

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

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.