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Note | Preliminary Container List
Records include correspondence, articles, interviews, minutes, publications, and reports. Also included are tapes and transcriptions of tapes of Stewart Cole. In English. Inventory available. Related collections: Stewart Cole; Rachel Davis DuBois.
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This is just a preliminary inventory as the collection has not been fully arranged. This preliminary inventory was prepared for the Internet by student assistant Jessica Roskoski and Assistant Curator Heather Muir in 2001. Updated in April 2004.
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During 1939-1940, the General Education Board, before deciding to make a commitment for financial support to the Bureau, conducted an evaluation of the activities of the Service Bureau. The report of the G.E.B. was critical of an approach to intergroup relations which emphasized the contributions of individual groups. The philosophic and programmatic differences which emerged at this time led to the resignation of Dr. DuBois and other members of the Board of Directors (1939-1941), and the dismissal of others not in agreement with the dominant point of view.
The Bureau for Intercultural Education (BIE) emerged out of a reorganization of the original Service Bureau accomplished during the period 1939-1941. During the next ten years, the Bureau for Intercultural Education assumed leadership over a number of influential programs in the field of intercultural education, including workshop training for teachers, scientific research in the emerging field of human relations and the establishment of field centers in such cities as Detroit, Gary, and Battle Creek. The Bureau’s major financial backers were the American Jewish Committee, the Anti-Defamation League of B’Nai B’rith, and the Julius Rosenwalk Fund. The first director of the vamped Bureau was Stewart Cole, who served from 1940 to 1944. He was succeeded by H.H. Giles from 1944-1948, under whose direction made a major expansion of Bureau operations was carried out. From 1948 to 1954, a number of men assumed supervision of the organization, but a combination of factors led to a gradual reduction of the number and scope of Bureau activities. The decision to “suspend operations” was taken at the final meeting of the Bureau’s Executive Committee on June 9, 1954.
|1||Kilpatrick material, 1916|
|Kilpatrick & Frontiers of Democracy material, 1940-1941|
|Bureau for Intercultural Education (BIE) History, ca. 1940|
|Service Bureau G.E.D. Evaluation; vol. 2, 1940|
|BIE General Correspondence & related documents, 1940-1957|
|BIE Correspondence, Fieldston School Project, 1940|
|BIE Reports to the Board of Directors|
|BIE Minutes, 1945-1947|
|BIE Publications, Promising Practices in Intergroup Education, 1947|
|Intercultural Education News, 1945-1948, scattered news|
|Pamphlets, National Conference, Christ and Jews|
|Philadelphia Early Childhood Project, Progress Report, 1946|
|Clippings, Philadelphia Project and Others|
|BIE Report on Second Conference of School Administrators, Chicago, 1945|
|BIE Department of Analysis and Research, Survey of Intercultural Policies of Selected School Systems, 1947|
|BIE Harding Correspondence, 1946-1948|
|Giles’ Check Lists|
|Bureau - Center for Human Relations|
|BIE Field Report Schedules, Westchester County, n.d.|
|Miscellaneous Publications and Pamphlets, 1950, 1958|
|BIE History Interviews, 1958|
|Stewart Cole Tapes; 1, 2, 3|
|Transcriptions of Cole Tapes; 1, 2|
|Transcriptions of Cole Tapes; 3|
|Notes on Interviews, ca. 1958|
|BIE Year by Year Historical Sketch, ca. 1958|
|Bureau lists of Officers and Board Members, 1934-1952|
|Notes on Bureau Publications, 1958|
|Notes on Rachel D. DuBois’ doctoral dissertation, ca. 1958|
|Content Analysis of Publications|
|Analysis of Budget|
|My Notes (?) on the Report of the Committee for Evaluation to the General Education Board|
|Related Papers: Olive Hall|
|Miscellaneous Notes, ca. 1958|
|BIE Fund Raising Literature|
|2||BIE Feinberg History|
|Panel of Americans, 1961|
|BIE Bibliographical Material|
|One bound copy of Victor E. Pitkin’s dissertation: “A Resource Unit for the Training of Secondary Teachers in Problems and Issue Involving Minority Groups. With Special Reference to Negro-White Relations”|
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