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Samuel Miller Brownell papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 1491

Scope and Contents

The papers consist of correspondence, funding proposals, project reports, subject files, writings, research material, and printed materials that document the career of Samuel Miller Brownell as an educator and consultant in the field of urban educational administration during his tenure at Yale University and the University of Connecticut. Brownell's contributions to the creation and administration of the Mid-Career Program in City School Administration at the Center for the Study of Education at Yale University comprise the main focus of the collection.

Dates

  • 1923-1986
  • Majority of material found within 1966 - 1975

Creator

Language

English

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright status for collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Samuel M. Brownell, 1989.

Arrangement

Arranged in three series: I. Yale Files, 1923-1982. II. Mid-Career Program in City School Administration Files, 1950-1986. III. University of Connecticut Files, 1966-1970.

Extent

5 Linear Feet

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/mssa.ms.1491

Overview

The papers consist of correspondence, funding proposals, project reports, subject files, writings, research material, and printed materials that document the career of Samuel Miller Brownell as an educator and consultant in the field of urban educational administration during his tenure at Yale University and the University of Connecticut. Brownell's contributions to the creation and administration of the Mid-Career Program in City School Administration at the Center for the Study of Education at Yale University comprise the main focus of the collection.

Biographical / Historical

Samuel Miller Brownell was born in Peru, Nebraska, on April 3, 1900. He received a B.A. degree from the University of Nebraska in 1921, an M.A. from Yale in 1924, and a Ph.D. from Yale in 1926. Brownell was superintendent of schools in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, from 1927 to 1938. From 1938 to 1953, he was a professor of educational administration at Yale. He served as president of New Haven Teachers College from 1947 to 1953. Brownell served as the United States commissioner of education from 1953 to 1956 and was superintendent of schools in Detroit from 1956 to 1966. He returned to Yale University in 1966, accepting a joint position with the University of Connecticut as a professor, advisor, and consultant in the field of urban educational administration. Although his assignment at the University of Connecticut was completed in 1970, he continued his role at Yale University until 1973. Brownell died in 1990.
Title
Guide to the Samuel Miller Brownell Papers
Author
compiled by Carol King
Date
June 2002
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

Contact:
Yale University Library
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