Manuscript Collections - Bess Goodykoontz Papers

March 13, 2020

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BESS GOODYKOONTZ PAPERS, 1921-1964
2 linear feet, 2 linear inches (5 manuscript boxes)
Herbert Hoover Presidential Library

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Bess Goodykoontz was born on August 21, 1894, and was raised in the town of Waukon, Iowa.  She attended the University of Iowa, where she earned bachelors and master’s degrees in education. Goodykoontz taught at rural Iowa schools, the experimental school at the University of Iowa, and later was supervisor of elementary schools in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

After teaching at the University of Pittsburgh for five years, in 1929 Goodykoontz was appointed Assistant U.S. Commissioner of Education, a position that she held for sixteen years. The position was a part of the Department of Interior run by Ray Lyman Wilbur, a friend of President Hoover. Both Hoover and Wilbur desired reforms in the area of education.

During her tenure as Assistant Commissioner, Goodykoontz oversaw conferences, field surveys, and acted as a liaison with lay groups and professional organizations concerned with education. This period was an era of reform, also marked by the Great Depression and World War II. Goodykoontz supported retraining programs for the unemployed and changing school classes to be made relevant to changing times. She advocated the use of films and the addition of the industrial arts to the high school curriculum. During the war, she promoted day-care programs so that mothers could work in defense industries. 

Goodykoontz was sent to Germany in 1946 as part of a delegation representing the U.S. Office of Military Government and made recommendations for educational programs in Germany. Goodykoontz was promoted to Director of the Division of Elementary Education within the Bureau of Education, and in 1949 she was named Associate Commissioner. In 1951 she was appointed Director of Comparative Education, and worked throughout the 1950’s in the field of international education. Goodykoontz was actively involved in professional organizations such as the Association for Childhood Education International, and served as vice president of the United States National Committee for Childhood Education and president of the World Organization for Early Childhood Education. She attended a number of United Nations conferences on education as a delegate representing the United States.

Goodykoontz retired in 1960, but continued writing textbooks about education. In 1973 she moved to South Newfane, Vermont, where she died on July 29, 1990.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

The collection is divided into three series:

The ARTICLES AND ADDRESSES series contains speech notes and drafts of articles from 1929 to 1956. Topics include education reform, teacher training, the Great Depression, World War II, and post war Europe. Her staff later indexed the speeches.

The PUBLICATIONS series contains articles, booklets, brochures and books from 1930 to 1964, including published versions of articles and addresses.

The PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE series contains family letters written from 1921 to 1953 that discuss a number of topics: social life in Washington, D. C., trips, lunches with Lou Henry Hoover and Eleanor Roosevelt, working conditions, and relations with her superiors. The trips are describes in detail. For example, her 1946 trip to Germany provides insight into the conditions there after World War II.

FOLDER LIST

ARTICLES AND ADDRESSES

Box      Content

1          Folder 1 – Index of Speeches, undated        
            Folder 2 – 1929-1931
                     Supervising the Assignment. Rural School Supervision Conference, Dec 1929
                     Vocational Education. Undated
                     The Classroom Teacher as a Research Worker. Department of Classroom
                              Teachers, Feb 25, 1930
                     The Teacher as a Builder of Backgrounds. Woman’s Institute, Feb 1930
         Teaching Pupils to Organize What They Read. Elementary English Review, Mar
                  1930
         Language in the Primary Grades. Primary Section, North Carolina Education
                  Association, Mar 21, 1930
         Education of Women. Resume of address given before Administrative Women in
                  Education, Mar 1930
         Socialization in the Primary Grades Through an Activity Program. Schoolmen’s
                  Week, Apr 2, 1930
         The Classroom Teacher as a Builder of Backgrounds. Apr 18, 1930
         Recent Developments of the Social Aims of Education. Pan-American Child
                  Congress, July 1930
         The Sixth Pan-American Child Congress, undated
         Desirable Goals for the Elementary Schools. Second Pan-Pacific Women’s
                  Conference, Aug 9-23, 1930
                     Some Factors Affecting the Elementary School English Curriculum. National
                              Council of Teachers of English, Nov 29, 1930
                     The Second Pan-Pacific Women’s Conference. Article for Pi Lambda Theta
                              Journal, Jan 1931
                     Some Factors Affecting the Elementary School Curriculum. Johns Hopkins
                              University, Jan 1931
                     Desirable Specialization for the Elementary School Staff. Platoon Schools
                              Organization, Feb 1931
                     Childhood Education in Peru. Association for Childhood Education, Apr 22, 1931
                     What is a Good Home. Home Education Section, May 6, 1931
                     Education for the Individual. National Congress of Parents and Teachers, May
                              1931
                     Summary of Conference Papers. Parent Education Conference, May 1931.
                     Biennial Report on Progress in American Education. National Council of Education,
                              June 26, 1931
                     Education, Health, and Welfare at the Same Time. World Federation of Education
                              Association, July 1931
                     What Communities Are Doing in Visual Education. District Federation of Women’s
                              Clubs, Oct 27, 1931 (radio address)
                     Education Provided For All Children. Louisiana Follow-up of White House
                              Conference, Nov 12, 1931
                     Desirable Factors in Home Environment. Follow-up of White House Conference,
                              Home-economics section, Nov 13, 1931
           
            Folder 3 – 1932
                     Sound Films in Education. Article for New York Times, Jan 1932
                     The Community Survey as an Aid in Supervision, undated (notecards)
                     The Social-Economic Survey as a Basis for an Educational Survey. American
                              Educational Research Association, Feb 20, 1932 (includes survey outline)
                     One Phase of Supervision in Progressive Schools. Department of Supervisors and
                              Directors of Research, Feb 24, 1932
                     Desirable Methods of Stimulation Growth in Classroom Teachers (Abstract).
                              Supervisors of Home Economics, Mar 8, 1932
                     The Integration of the Activities of Various Supervisors Dealing With The Same
                              Groups of Teachers, Mar 11, 1932
                     The Social-Economic Survey as a Basis For an Educational Survey. Michigan
                              Education Association (Elementary School Principals), Mar 24, 1932
                     Units of Work in the Intermediate Grades. Regional Conference at Teachers
                              College, Apr 23, 1932
                     Geography – Old and New Style. Radio Speech for N.E.A., June 12, 1932
                     The Office of Education in the Present Emergency. National Education
                              Association, June 29, 1932
                     Report of Education in the United States of America. Prepared for the Sixth
                  Meeting of the International Bureau of Education in Geneva, Switzerland, July
                  8, 1932
                     The Schools and International Understanding. General Federation of Women’s
                              Clubs, July 15, 1932 (radio address)
                     What Does It Mean When September Comes and Young America Goes Back to
                              School?  Prepared for Ullman Feature Service, July 28, 1932
                     Report of the National Survey of Secondary Education on Instruction in English.
                              Northeast Iowa Teachers Association, Sep 30, 1932
                     The Community’s Part in Education. New York State Congress of Parents and
                              Teachers, Oct 6, 1932 (radio address)
                     Unfinished Business. Article for The Clubwoman for American Education Week,
                              Oct 10, 1932
                     Choices To Be Made in Developing a Curriculum. Arkansas Education Association,
                              Oct 21, 1932
                     How Standardized Tests are Used for Guidance. Kiwanis Club Radio Broadcast,
                              Nov 23, 1932 (radio address)
                     Four Questions About the English Curriculum and Their Current Answers. National
                              Council of Teachers of English, Nov 25, 1932
                     Research in the Office of Education. N.C. Federation of Business and Professional
                              Women’s Clubs, Feb 15, 1933
           
            Folder 4 – 1933-1934
                     Education For Worthy Home Membership. Department of Elementary School
                              Principals of the N.E.A., Feb 27, 1933 (includes outline)
                     Why Should We Teach Home Economics in Public Schools. Published in School
                              Life, May 1933 (radio address)
                     Commencement Address. Connellsville High School, June 7, 1933 (education in
                              general)
                     Essentials of an Education in Contemporary Life at the Elementary School Level.
                              American Association for the Advancement of Science, June 30, 1933
                     The Work of State Educational Research Offices as It Appears to the Office of
                              Education. American Educational Research Association, Feb 24, 1934
                     The Scientific Method and Creative Supervision. Department of Supervisors and
                              Directors of Instruction, Feb 27, 1934
                     Changers in the Field of Education. American Nurses Association, Apr 25, 1934
                     Untitled. Elementary Curriculum Conference, July 11, 1934 (curriculum
                              controversy, language skills
                     New Problems in Elementary Education. Conference on Elementary Education,
                              July 23, 1934
                     School Problems for the Fall. Pittsburgh Sun-Telegraph, Aug 1934
                     The Office of Education and Recreation. National Recreation Association,
                              Oct 4, 1934
                     Why the Reappraisal? Social Changes and Educational Conditions Which Are
                              Reflected in Elementary Language Instruction. National Council Teachers of
                              English, Nov 30, 1934
                     Opportunities for Professionally Trained Workers in Child Development and
                              Academic Preparation Needed in Special Impairments in Public Schools.
                              Society for Research in Child Development, Nov 3, 1934

            Folder 5 – 1935-1936
         The Place of Consumer Education in General Education. April 11, 1935
         Education of Uncle Sam’s Tenants. Article for School Life, May 1935
         Transitional Problems in the Elementary School. Education, May 1935
         Education and Security, undated
         Education in Relation to a Changing National Scene. Association for Childhood
                  Education, June 28, 1935
         Classification of Pupils: Function of Classification in Child Welfare and Its
         Advantages in Education. Seventh Pan American Child Congress, Oct 12-
         19, 1935
         Times are Changing: Can the Schools Do Anything About It? Education in Relation
                  To a Changing National Scheme. Southeastern Section N.C. Education
                  Association, Nov 23, 1935
         Progressive Changes in Elementary Education. National Congress of Parents and
                  Teachers, Nov 27, 1935
         Dr. William John Cooper. A.E.R.A., Feb 1936
         The Relation of Pictures to Reading Comprehension. Published by Elementary
                  English Review, Apr 1936
         The Federal Government’s Part in a National Program of Adult Education. National
                  University Extension Association, May 1935
         Activists of the Office of Education in Behalf of Youth. National Council of Catholic
                  Women, June 24, 1936
         Ladders of Achievement in Social Studies. School Life, May 1936

Folder 6 – 1937-1938
         Promoting Teacher Growth Through Supervision, undated
         A Bibliography of Unpublished Studies in Elementary School English. 1934-1936
         The Future of Early Childhood Education in the United States. Association for
                  Childhood Education, Feb 22, 1937
         The Place of Reading in the School Curriculum. National Society for the Study of
                  Education, Feb 20, 1937
         Effective Relationships for Progress in American Education. Home Education.
                  Home Economics Section, American Vocational Association, Dec 2, 1937
         Teacher Growth and Supervision. Regional Home Economics Conference, April
                  1938
         What They Want and What They Get. Apr 29, 1938 (outline)
         Peaks of Progress in Adult Education. Peaks of Progress Breakfast, June 1, 1938
         The Relation of Education to Planning. Conference on Curriculum Improvement,
                  July 29, 1938
         Why Speak English? Maryland State Teachers Association, Oct 28, 1938
         Social Sciences – Here and There. Iowa State Teachers Association, Nov 3rd, 1938
                  Louisiana Education Association. Nov 1938 (outline)
         The Federal-State Relationships of Four Current Educational Programs. National
                  Council of Chief State School Officers, Dec 2, 1938
         Some Problems in the Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Society for the
                  Hard of Hearing, Nov 1938
         Greetings to Dr. Lida Lee Tall. Oct 1938

Folder 7 – 1939-1940
         Why They Read. For Story Parade Editor, June 1939
         Critical Problems in Elementary Education. State Directors of Elementary
                  Education, Mar 1, 1939
         Elementary Education: Is It All Settled? Revision of Critical Problems in Elementary
                  Education, May 1939
         Self-Realization As One of the Purposes of Education. National Congress of
                  Parents and Teachers, May 1, 1939
         Guest Editorial for the Elementary Messenger. Sunday School Board of the
                  Southern Baptist Convention, June 15, 1939
         Objectives in Training School Education. National Association of Training Schools,
                  June 20, 1939
         Relation of Reading to the School Curriculum. Reading Conference, June 21, 1939
         Judge Florence Allen, undated
         Letter for Delta Zeta LAMP, July 1939 (membership)
         Letter for Virginia Council of Religious Education, July 1939 (church schools)
         Some Questions and Answers About Federal Aid. National Federation of Business
                  and Professional Women’s Clubs, July 10th, 1939
         Opportunities for Employment in Services Related to Education. Institute of
                  Women’s Professional Relations, Nov 11, 1939
         Adelaide S. Baylor. American Vocational Association, Dec 6, 1939
         The Quest for Reality. Industrial Arts, Dec 9, 1939 (outline)
         Refining the Process in the Classroom. American Association of School
                  Administrators, Feb 29, 1940
         Symposium: An Appraisal of Technics of Evaluation. American Educational
                  Research Association, Feb 26, 1940
         Reading the Education News From Washington. Association for Childhood
                  Education, Apr 29, 1940
         Choosing a Vocation. Apr 23, 1940
         An America Awake to Its Children. National Congress of Parents and Teachers,
                  May 9, 1940
         Children’s Problems Are Real Problems, Northern Baptist Convention, May 23,
                  1940
         Curriculum Emphasis on Education for Home Living. Pennsylvania College for
                  Women, July 16, 1940
         Importance of the Teacher. July 20, 1940 (outline)
         Speech and Personal Adjustment. Prepared for Bulleting of Texas State Teachers
                  Association, Oct 28, 1940
         Reading the Education News from Washington. Association for Childhood
                  Education, Apr 29, 1940

Folder 8 - 1941
         The Role of the Teacher in the Present Emergency. Meeting of State Directors of
                  Elementary Education, Feb 27, 1941
         Report on “Curriculum Problems in Home and Family Life Education.” Feb 27,
                  1941
         The Importance of Education for Family Life at the Various School Levels. School
                  Life, May 1941
         Education for Democratic Living. Schoolmen’s Week, Mar 28, 1941
         Be It Therefore Resolved. General Federation of Women’s Clubs, May 20, 1941
         An Interpretation of the Elementary School. Fifth Annual Conference of Elementary
                  School Principals, July 7, 1941
         The Struggles To Be an Individual. Maryland University Commencement Address,
                  Aug 1, 1941
         Life, Liberty, and Happiness for Children – Now. National Association for Nursery
                  Education, Oct 24, 1941
        
Folder 9 – 1942-1944
         Leadership in the Coordination of Social Agencies. Society for Curriculum Study,
                  Feb 21, 1942
                     Changes in Public Education Administration Due to the War Program. Institute of
                              Women’s Professional Relations, Mar 21, 1942
                     Women’s Education: Its Future. Fiftieth Anniversary of the Women’s College of
                              North Carolina, June 5, 1942
                     How and Where Shall We Obtain the Trained People and Fecilities Headed for
                              Extended School Services to Children Whose Mothers or Parents are
                              Employed in Activities Related to the War Effort? National Institute on
                              Education and the War, Aug 28, 1942
                     The War and the Elementary School. Meeting of Elementary School Teachers and
                              Principals, Sep 14, 1942
                     Mothers in War Industries: What of their Children? To be Published in The
                              Altrusan, Nov 1942
                     Young Children and the War. Columbia Teachers College, Dec 7, 1942
                              (handwritten document)
                     Nursery Schools as Part of the Public School System. Apr 27, 1944
                     A Challenge for Club Women. For the New Jersey Club Women, Nov 1944
                     Strengthening the Relationships Between Education and Public Warfare. Twenty-
                              fifth Annual Public Welfare Institute, Oct 18, 1944
                     Women’s Tomorrow – In Education. Seventy-fifth Anniversary of Pennsylvania
                              College for Women, Oct 28-29 1944
                     Civic Education. Town Hall Founders Day, Nov 16, 1944

            Folder 10 – 1945
                     Untitled. Alpha Theta Pi Lambda Theta, 1945 (outline for talk on education)
         Postwar Education in America: A Symposium by Seven Leading Educators.
                  Newsweek
                     Educational Bureau, Sep 1945
                     Can Schools Keep Pace? Gazette Emporia, Kansas, Sep 14, 1945
                     Where Do We Go From Here in Elementary Education? 1945? (outline)
                     Planning for Education in the Post-War Years. Public Management, Feb 1945
                     Structural Reorganization of Education. Nation’s Schools, Dec 21, 1944
                     Educating For The Peace. General Federation Clubwoman, Mar 1945
                     Why Education For Inter-American Understanding. Inter-American Education
                              Conference, May 1, 1945
                     Education Makes A Difference. Commencement Address State Teachers College,
                              May 25, 1945
                     Education Makes A Difference. Commencement Address Meredith College, June
                              4, 1945
                     Some Contributions of the Teacher Education Commission’s Study. Indiana State
                              Teachers College Seventy-fifth Anniversary, June 15, 1945
                     Reading in the School Curriculum. Reading Conference, July 25, 1945
                     The Reading Program of American Schools. Reading Conference, July 25, 1945
                     Physical Fitness Would Be Fine. Oct 26, 1945 (handwritten outline)
           
            Folder 11 – 1946-1947
                     The Elementary School of Tomorrow – Its Possible Structure. Childhood
                              Education, Jan 1946        
                     Notes Prepared for Conference with Committee of George Peabody College for
                              Teachers. Mar 8, 1946
                     Panel Discussion at St. Louis. Meeting of Association of State Directors of
                              Elementary Education, Mar 22, 1946
                     Teachers. Undated (handwritten notes)
                     Characteristics of a Community School. Oct 31, 1946
                     Teachers and Children in the German Schools. 1947
         Learning: The Basis of Peace. Reprinted from The General Federation
                  Clubwoman, Jan 1947
                     Opening Speech at the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.
                              Mar 23-26, 1947 (includes notes page)
                     Rabbi Charles E. Shulman Biographical Note, undated
                     What We Can Learn From the Educational Problems in Germany. May 26, 1947
                     Reading and Learning the Ways of Democracy. Ninth Annual Reading Conference
                              East Tennessee State College, Sep 26, 1947
                     First General Session A.S.C.D. Feb 15, 1948
                     Why Schools Are Different Now. National Parent Teacher, April 1948
                     Democracy. Ace Study Conference, Apr 21, 1948
           
2          Folder 1 1948-1949
                     Shortages in the Curriculum. NEA Journal, May 1948
                     Memorandum on Standards for Children’s Programs in Radio, Motion Pictures,
                              Television, and Comics. General Federation of Women’s Clubs, Oct 29, 1948
                     Women in Education. 90th Anniversary Lake Erie College, Oct 30, 1948
                     Why Schools Are Different Now. Educational Press Bulletin, Oct 1948
                     Learning Democratic Ways at School. The Packet, Jan 12, 1949
                     Speech Notes for New York ASCD, Feb 1949
                     Women in Education. Mar 29, 1949 (handwritten notes)
                     Parental and Pre-School Education. Prepared for the Joint Meeting of A.A.S.A. and
                               the Department of Elementary School Principals, Mar 29, 1949
                     The Schools are Teaching the Three R’s. Educator’s Washington Dispatch,
                              Apr 1949
                     What Mathematics Means to Children in Elementary Schools. Apr 1, 1949
                     Together We Build. A.A.H.P.E.R. Apr 19, 1949
                     Homework – As Public Relations. Education Association Journal, October 1949
                              (includes drafts and notes)          
                     Parents Know What They Want For Their Children. Washington ASCD, circa 1949
                     Child Development Through a Language Arts Program. July 14, 1949
                              (includes notes)
                     Modern Curriculum – Implications for Language Arts, undated
                     Untitled, undated (language arts principles)
                     Our Schools Are Teaching the Three R’s: A Report from the Schools. Educational
                              Trend, May 1949
                     Aids to Reading and Language in the U.S. Government Publications. Undated
                     Correspondence between Bess Goodykoontz and W. Linwood Chase. 1949
           
            Folder 2 – 1950
                     What Do We Do Back Home? Conference for Southern Leaders in Childhood
                              Education, June 23, 1950 (includes notes)
                     Problems and Issues Facing Elementary Education Today, June 1950 (outline)
                     Aids to Reading and Language in U.S. Government Publications. Sixth Reading
                              Conference, July 26-27, 1950
                     Reading and Language as They Relate to Public Relations. Sixth Reading
                              Conference, July 25-27, 1950
                     Reading in Relation to Other Learning Media. Sixth Reading Conference,
                              July 25-27, 1950
                     Syllabus of Reading and the Language Arts in the Elementary School Program.
                              Sixth Reading Conference, July 24-August 4, 1950
           
            Folder 3 – 1951-1953
                     Administrative Women in Higher Education. National Council of Administrative
                              Women in Education, May 1952
                     Talk to Physical Education. January 1951 (handwritten notes)
                     UNESCO and Children. Association for Childhood Education International,
                              March 26-30, 1951
                     Helping Children Meet the Social Impacts of Today. Association for Childhood
                              Education International, March 26-30, 1951
                     The Struggle to be an Individual. Parson’s College, May 8, 1951
                     Characteristics of State Leadership in Elementary Education. Meeting of National
                              Council of State Consultants in Elementary Education, Feb 7-9, 1952
                     Elementary Schools Have Changed the Climate. NEA Journal, Mar 7, 1952
                     Hobbies Extend Horizons, Too. Childhood Education, April 1952
                     Growth and Development of the Crippled Child. Third Annual Conference on
                              Crippled Children, Oct 5, 1953
                     College Students’ Share in International Education. Oct 15, 1953
                              (handwritten notes)
                     The Supervisor’s Responsibility in In-Service Education. Nov 17, 1953
                     A Report to the People: Supervision.

            Folder 4 – 1954-1956
                     Achieving Balance in the Development of Social and Academic Skills Among
                              Elementary School Children. Elementary School Improvement Committee,
                              Apr 2-4, 1954 (includes notecards)
                     Concern for All Children. 1954 ACEI Study Conference, April 19-23, 1954
                     Parent Teacher Association Report, May 25, 1954
                     Foreign Languages in the Elementary School. Conference on Foreign Languages
                              in the Elementary Schools, Mar 5-6, 1954
                     Seeing Ourselves As Others See Us. July 22-24, 1954
                     What’s New in Elementary Education. Trenton State Teacher’s College Centennial
                              Celebration, Mar 26, 1956

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PUBLICATIONS

3          Folder 1 – 1930-1932
            Teaching Pupils to Organize What They Read. The Elementary English Review, April
                     1930
            Socialization in the Primary Grades Through an Activity Program. Bulletin of the
                     Department of Elementary School Principals of the Ohio Education Association,
                     Dec 1930
            Desirable Specialization for the Elementary School Staff. The Platoon School, March-
                     August, 1931
            Supervision in Progressive Schools. Educational Method: A Journal of Progressive
                     Public Schools, Apr 1932
            Units of Work and the Individual. Educational Methods: A Journal of Progressive Public
                     Schools, Nov 1932
           
            Folder 2 – 1933-1934
            The Integration of Activities of Supervisors. Educational Method: A Journal of
                     Progressive Public Schools, Feb 1933
            Training for Adult Life Should Begin at Elementary School Level. The Nation’s Schools,
                     Oct 1933
            Essentials of an Education in Contemporary Life at the Elementary School Level. The Pi
                     Lambda Theta Journal, Oct 1933
            The Scientific Method and Creative Supervision. Educational Method: A Journal of
                     Progressive Public Schools, May-June 1934
            Essentials of an Education in Contemporary Life at the Elementary School Level.
                     California Journal of Elementary Education, Aug 1934
            Four Questions about the English Curriculum and Their Current Answers. The
                     Elementary English Review, Nov 1934
            Changes in the Field of Education. Public Health Nursing, Sep 1934
           
3          Folder 3 1935-1936
            Recreation and the Office of Education. Recreation, Jan 1935
            Transitional Problems in the Elementary School. Education, May 1935
            Education of Uncle Sam’s Tenants. School Life, May 1935
            New Problems in Elementary Education. The Nation’s Schools, Sep 1935
            Education and a Changing National Scheme. Childhood Education, Oct 1935
            The Relation of Pictures to Reading Comprehension. The Elementary English Review,
                     April 1936
            Ladders of Achievement in Social Studies. School Life, May 1936
           
            Folder 4 – 1937-1938
            A Bibliography of Unpublished Studies in Elementary School English, 1934-1936. The
                     Elementary English Review, Nov 1937
            A Bibliography of Unpublished Studies in Elementary School English, 1934-1936. The
                     Elementary English Review, Dec 1937
            Office of Education’s New Home. School Life, June 1937 (photo)
            Foreword. Library Facilities of the Office of Education, 1937
            Teacher Growth and Supervision. Journal of Home Economics, Sep 1938
            To Promote the Cause of Education: A Pictorial Presentation. Office of Education, 1938
            From the Standpoint of Elementary and Secondary Schools. Bulletin of the American
                     Library Association, Aug 1938
           
            Folder 5 – 1939-1941
            Elementary Education: Is It All Settled? School Life, May 1939
            Education in the United States of America. Office of Education, 1939
            Objectives in Training School Education. The Proceedings of the National Association of
                     Training Schools, 1939
            Elementary Education 1930-1936. Being Chapter I of Volume I of the Biennial Survey of
                     Education in the United States: 1934-1936, 1937
            An  America Awake to Its Children. National Parent-Teacher, June-July 1940
            Know Your Community As a Basis for Understanding the Schools’ Problems, 1941
           
            Folder 5 -1946-1951
            The Elementary School of Tomorrow – Its Possible Structure. Childhood Education, Jan
                     1946
            Nursery School Education Today. Progressive Education, Feb 1946
            Planning Programs About Education. The Phi Delta Kappan, Dec 1948
            Learning Democratic Ways at School. The Packet, Apr 1949
            Our Schools are Teaching the Three R’s. Educational Trend, May 1949
            Dictaphone Educational Forum, Feb 1950 (promotion notice, includes photo)
            What Do We Do Back Home? The Peabody Reflector, July 1950
            Aids to Reading and Language in U.S. Government Publications. The Education Digest,
                     Nov 1951

            Folder 6 – 1952-1954
            Hobbies Extend Horizons Too. Childhood Education, Apr 1952
            A Better Educational Climate. NEA Journal, May 1952
            Study Course Guides: School-age Course. National Parent-Teacher, Sep 1952
            Parents Can Help Education Their Children. The Education Digest, Jan 1953
            Matter for Young Minds. The Education Digest, May 1954
           
            Folder 7 – 1955-1964
            Children’s Needs Throughout the World. Childhood Education, Sep 1955
            Where Women Rate as People by Philip Young. Independent Woman, May 1955 (photo)
            The International Cultural Relations of the United States: Policies and Programs 1955-
                     1958, 1958
            An Informal Report of the U.S. Delegation to the 10th Session of the UNESCO General
                     Conference, Nov 5-Dec 5, 1958. 1958
            Education Abstracts: Pre-School Education. UNESCO, Jan 1960
            Implications of Basic Human Values for Education: Nursery-Kindergarten Years, Primary
                     and Intermediate Grades, 1964
            Help! And How to Get It. The Instructor, June 1958 (photo)

4          Folder 8 – 1955-1960
            Helping Children Get Along in School. Better Living, 1955 (includes Arabic and Spanish
                     translations)

BOOKS
            The Thirty-Sixth Yearbook Part I: The Teaching of Reading: A Second Report. Edited by
                     Guy Montrose Whipple, 1937
            The Fifty-Second Yearbook Part II: The Community School. Edited by Nelson B. Henry,
                     1953
            English for You and Me. By Roy Ivan Johnson, Laura Hooper, Bess Goodykoontz, and
                     Frances Ross Dearborn, 1942
            Putting English to Work. By Roy Ivan Johnson, Mata Virginia Bear, and Bess
                     Goodykoontz, 1942
            English in Work and Play. Roy Ivan Johnson, Mata Virginia Bear, and Bess
                     Goodykoontz 1942
            1957 Yearbook on Education Around the World: Education for Better Living: The Role of
                     the School in Community Improvement. U.S. Department of Health, Education, and
                     Welfare Office of Education, 1957
           
PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE

5          Biographical information
            Certificates and Photographs, 1956 and undated
            Correspondence, 1921-1939, 1953 (8 folders)
            Correspondence – Trip to Germany, 1946

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