Guide to the W. A. Stumpf Papers, circa 1947-1955
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.
- University Archives, Duke University
- Stumpf, Wippert Arnot, 1899-
- W. A. Stumpf Papers, circa 1947-1955
- Language of Material
- 3.0 Linear Feet, approx. 2,000 Items
- For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- Stumpf, Wippert Arnot, 1899-
- Carr, John W. (John Winder), 1894-
- Duke University. Dept. of Education.
- Public Schools--North Carolina--Durham County.
- Public Schools--North Carolina--Wake County.
- Public Schools--North Carolina--Guilford County.
- Public Schools--Virginia--Arlington County.
- Civil rights--North Carolina.
- Photograph Collection (Duke University Archives)
- Negative Collection (Duke University Archives)
- Biographical Reference Collection (Duke University Archives)
- News Service Biographical Collection (Duke University Archives)
- Dept. of Education Records (Duke University Archives)
[Identification of item], W. A. Stumpf Papers, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.
The W. A. Stumpf Papers were received by the University Archives as a transfer in 1989.
Processed by Kimberly Sims, February 2007
Encoded by Kimberly Sims, January 2008
Accession A89-0011 is described in this finding aid.
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