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Dodge Hall. Domestic Science Building. First Floor Plan. Teachers College. (May 22, 1908) (1908) 

Dodge Hall. Domestic Science Building. First Floor Plan. Teachers College. (May 22, 1908) (1908), by Photographer: Wurts Brothers Dimensions: 14" wide x 7.5" high Technique Medium Material: Photograph on fiber based paper Color: Sepia Subject Matter: Grace Dodge Source Provenance: Part of the Teachers College Archive Photograph Collection Author's Nationality: American Notes: This is the …

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Research: Arthur Wesley Dow 

Research: Arthur Wesley Dow Arthur Wesley Dow (April 6, 1857 - December 13, 1922) was born in Massachusetts.  Dow was an artist and a respected arts educator. Dow’s work was influenced by the Japanese woodcut artist, Katsushika Hokusai. Dow enjoyed sharing what he knew about art with others and this lead to the opening of …

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Research: Professor Mary Adelaide Nutting 

Research: Professor Mary Adelaide Nutting Mary Adelaide Nutting (1858 - 1948) was a member of the first hospital training school for nurses at Johns Hopkins University, She went on to become the principal of the school. As principal she created a library consisting of material on the history of nursing.  Nutting helped establish the American …

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Research: Professor R. Freeman Butts 

Professor R. Freeman Butts (May 14, 1910 - March 19, 2010) was born in Springfield Illinois. Butts received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Wisconsin. He also received a PhD in 1935 from the University of Wisconsin. Butts became a professor of education at Teachers College in 1948. In pre war years …

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Portrait of John L. Childs, Teachers College Professor (n/a, 1900-1950) 

Portrait of John L. Childs, Teachers College Professor (n/a, 1900-1950), by Unknown Technique Medium Material: Photograph on fiber based paper Color: Black & White Subject Matter: Portrait Source Provenance: Part of the Teachers College Archive Photograph Collection To learn more about John L. Childs click here. To view more historical photographs of Teachers College click …

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Research: John L. Childs 

Research: John L. Childs John L. Childs (1889 - 1985) was born in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Childs attended the University of Wisconsin and graduated with a degree in journalism. In 1915 Childs went to China as a YMCA missionary. In 1922 he returned to America where he began graduate work at the Theological Seminary. The …

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Research: The Lincoln School 

Research: The Lincoln School The Lincoln School (1917 - 1940) was a school that promoted progressive teaching. Material that was relevant and applicable to the real world was taught. Students visited the fire department, markets and churches and learned from these community resources. The Lincoln School was made possible through funds provided by John D. …

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Research: Isaac L. Kandell 

Isaac L. Kandell (1881 - 1965) was born in Botosani, Romania to English parents. He is known for his work in comparative education. He attended the University of Manchester and in 1902 he received his B.A in classics and in 1906 he received his M.A. in education. Kandell taught classics at the Royal Academical Institute …

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Research: Isabel Maitland Stewart 

Research: Isabel Maitland Stewart Isabel Maitland Stewart (1878 - 1963) was born in Canada. She is known for being an author and leader in the development of nursing school. Stewart received a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from Teachers College. In 1925 she became the chairman of the department of Nursing Education at Teachers College. …

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Research: Thomas L. Hopkins 

Research: Thomas L. Hopkins Thomas L. Hopkins (1889 - 1982) Was born in Truro, Massachusetts. He received a Bachelor’s degree in 1910 from Tufts University and received a Master’s degree from Tufts University in 1911. In 1922 Hopkins received his Doctor of Education degree from Harvard University. After receiving his Ed.D from Harvard, he accepted …

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Research: David Eugene Smith 

Research: David Eugene Smith David Eugene Smith (1860 - 1944) was born in Cortland, New York. He studied philosophy at Syracuse University. At Syracuse University he earned his Bachelor’s degree in 1881, his Master’s degree in 1884, and his PhD in 1887. He practiced law at his father’s law office, but left law to become …

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Research: Professor Lilla Belle Pitts 

Research: Professor Lilla Belle Pitts Lilla Belle Pitts (1884 - 1970) was born in Aberdeen, Mississippi. She excelled at the piano, the violin and singing as a child. In 1907 she moved to Chicago where she studied at the Chicago Conservatory of Music. From 1910 - 1914 she taught music at public schools in Amarillo, …

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Research: Professor Goodwin Watson 

Research: Goodwin Watson Goodwin Watson (1899 - 1976) was born in Wisconsin. He was described as being an extremely intelligent young man. At the impressive age of 17 he became the principal of an elementary school. At the age of 19 he became the principal of a middle school. He received a bachelor’s degree from …

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Research: George S. Counts 

Research: George S. Counts George S. Counts (1889-1974) is known for being an educator, an education theorist and a political activist. He was born and raised in Baldwin, Kansas. Counts received his B.A. from Baker University, the local methodist university. He went to graduate school at the University of Chicago and went on to receive …

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Research: Professor Mary Davies (Swartz) Rose 

Research: Mary Davies (Swartz) Rose Mary Davies (Swartz) Rose (1874 - 1941) was born in Newark, Ohio. Mrs. Rose received a PhD from Yale University in psychological chemistry. She taught at Teachers College from 1909 - 1940. While working at Teachers College she established a department of nutrition and developed nutrition education programs for public …

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Research: William H. Kilpatrick 

Research: William H. Kilpatrick William H. Kilpatrick (1871-1965) was born in White Plains, Georgia. He attended Mercer University and Johns Hopkins University. William H. Kilpatrick met John Dewey in 1898. Dewey served as a mentor to William H. Kilpatrick. Both men were extremely important progressive educators. Dewey and Kilpatrick influenced the 1932 founding of Bennington …

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Research: Nicholas Murray Butler 

Research: Nicholas Murray Butler Nicholas Murray Butler (1862-1947) was the president of Columbia University from 1902 - 1945. He was always a good student and he received his bachelor’s degree, master’s degree and doctoral degree in philosophy from Columbia College. He first joined the faculty of Columbia as an assistant philosophy professor in 1885. He …

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Research: William Fletcher Russell 

William Fletcher Russell (1890 - 1956) was the son of Dean James Earl Russell. William F. Russell followed his father's footsteps and graduated from Cornell University. He went on to receive a PhD from Columbia University in education. He was associate director of the International Institute at Teachers College and in 1927 he succeeded his …

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Research: Dean James Earl Russell 

James Earl Russell (1864 - 1945) served as the Dean of Teachers College from 1898 - 1927. He attended Cornell University on a scholarship and graduated with honors in Philosophy. He went on to become a teacher at the Cascadilla school in Ithaca, New York. He was frustrated with how little freedom existed within the …

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Research: Myra Kelly 

Research: Myra Kelly Myra Kelly was born in 1875 on August 26th in Dublin, Ireland. When Ms. Kelly was a child her family moved to New York City where her father worked as a physician. Myra Kelly received a diploma from Teachers College in 1899 as a teacher of Manual Training. After graduating from Teachers …

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