11 linear ft.
The collection consists of papers of William Heard Kilpatrick from 1875, 1889-1969. The papers include clippings, correspondence, class notes, lectures, printed material, sermon notes, speeches, radio scripts, and Kilpatrick's writings on progressive education. The correspondence (1875, 1890-1965) includes personal and business letters relating to Kilpatrick's publications and teaching careers at Mercer University and Columbia University, as well as his views on progressive education. Most of the business correspondence is from students and his colleagues, including John Dewey and J.R. Mosley. The collection also contains Robin Trot letters (1951-1969), a round robin letter of Mercer alumni.
William Heard Kilpatrick (1871-1965), educator and author, prominent in the field of progressive education, served as professor of mathematics (1897-1906) and acting president (1903-1905) of Mercer University, before accepting a position at Columbia University (1909-1938).
Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.
William Heard Kilpatrick papers. Special Collections, Mercer University Main Library, Macon, Georgia.
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