Texas Archival Resources Online

TABLE OF CONTENTS


Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Separated Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the William E. Drake Papers, 1921-1988



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Drake, William E. (William Earle)
Title: Drake, William E., Papers
Dates: 1921-1988
Abstract: William Earle Drake (1903-1989) was a professor of Philosophy and cultural foundations of Education and department head at The University of Texas at Austin from 1957 until his retirement in 1969. The papers document Drake's career, army life, and themes of study and education.
Accession No.: 90-299; 93-312
OCLC No.: 960820109
Extent: 16 ft.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

William Earle Drake was born on September 25, 1903, in Asheville, North Carolina. He earned his bachelor's (1924), master's (1928), and PhD (1930) degrees from the University of North Carolina. He served as an administrator of public schools in North Carolina and taught at the University of Missouri and Pennsylvania State University before joining the faculty of The University of Texas at Austin as a professor of Philosophy and history and cultural foundations of Education in 1957. At UT he served as department chair from 1959 until his retirement in 1969.

Dr. Drake was the author of several publications, including Intellectual Foundations of Modern Education, The American School in Transition, and Betrayal on Mount Parnassus. He was a member of the American Association of University Professors, the American Civil Liberties Union, the Texas Teachers Association, the Kiwanis, Phi Delta Kappa, and Alpha Phi Omega, among other organizations. During World War II he served on the National War Labor Board, and in 1945-1946 taught at Shrivenham American University in England under the auspices of the War Department. He was also a visiting lecturer at Michigan State University, Auburn University, and the University of North Carolina.

Professor Drake married Zelma Mae Paxton in 1926, and the couple had three children. Dr. Drake died on October 25, 1989, at the age of 86. He is the namesake of the William E. Drake Lecture Series, part of the Texas Society of Philosophy and History of Education (SOPHE).

Sources:

In Memoriam: William Earle Drake, Office of the General Faculty and Faculty Council, University of Texas at Austin

Who's Who in the World, 5th edition, 1980-1981

Return to the Table of Contents


Scope and Contents

The William E. Drake Papers, 1921-1988, contain correspondence, lecture notes, drafts of publications, teaching materials, administrative records, and printed material pertaining to education, philosophy, and the history of education. The papers reflect Drake's career as a professor of cultural foundations of education and department head at UT, along with his army experiences, 1933-1946; professional organizations of which Drake was a member; and themes of study and education.

Return to the Table of Contents


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

These papers are stored remotely. Advance notice required for retrieval. Contact repository for retrieval.

Return to the Table of Contents


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Drake, William E. (William Earle)
Subjects (Organizations)
University of Texas at Austin. College of Education
Subjects
Education--Philosophy.
Education--History.
Education, Secondary.
Drafts.
Places
Austin (Tex.)

Return to the Table of Contents


Related Material

See also UT College of Education Records, 1897-1964

Return to the Table of Contents


Separated Material

Some material has been separated to the Library Unit.

Return to the Table of Contents


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

William E. Drake Papers, 1921-1988, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by archives staff, ca. 1993.

Return to the Table of Contents


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

box
CDL2/L310 Army experiences, 1933-1946
Manuscript, John Dewey Society
Miscellaneous literary productions
"Q" miscellaneous
Student papers and miscellaneous articles
Panel reports
Philosophy of Education Society membership list, 1958-1959
Unit II, SFE 361
American Folkways in Education
Professionalization of Teaching, unit XI
Reconstructing the Public Schools, unit XIII
An Expanded Program of Higher Education, unit IX
Curriculum, unit X
Articles, 1966-1970
Current articles, 1967
Urbanization and the educational process, articles
Student papers
Department meeting, 1959-1960
My professional record
box
CDL2/L311 Graduate students, 1926-1972
Personal papers and correspondence
Professional papers
Phi Delta Kappa
Departmental affairs, 1969-1970
Articles
19th Century Public Schools, unit VII
"Education and the Modern Critic"
box
CDL2/L312 School facts
Russia
Rural education
Research material
Religious interest
"Realistic Movement in Education"
Racism
"Intellectual Foundations of Modern Education"
Dr. John Rufi
"Global History of Education"
Pennsylvania Federation of Teachers, letters
Family letters, 1945
Graduate Studies Committee
Student comments, education, SFE 361
Graduate work
Correspondence, 1934-1972
"Intellectual Foundation of Modern Education", letters
Kiwanis, 1955-1956
"G" miscellaneous
"J" miscellaneous
Roucek
"A Supervisory Survey of the New Castle Secondary Schools", Markets and Methods for Writers, 1925-1926
"Religion and Education in the Frame of Democratic Government," 1942
Financial records, 1934-1936
Asheville High School, Asheville, North Carolina, annual, 1921
box
CDL2/L313 Scrivner
Education H361: Scientific Method and Education
Secondary Education
Semantics
South
Social Intelligence
Soviet Education
Population Control
Power Politics
Pragmatism
Professional Education
Vitalizing and Increasing the Prestige of the Teaching Profession
Professionalization of Teaching
World of Primitive Man III
Why Public Education?
Campus mail, 1939-1953
Correspondence, 1946-1974
City and Self
Colleges
Comparative Education
Adult Education
Americanism
Academic Freedom
Anti-intellectualism
Attack on the Public Schools
Administration
Audio-Visual Education
Bibliography, University of Missouri Library
Childhood
Chinese Education
Citizenship Education
Comparative Education, B390
Communism
Corporate Power
Court decisions, Missouri
Crime
Crucial issues, 380
Curriculum
390L, Directed Studies
Democracy in Education
"Why I Value Our Democratic Way of Life"
Elements of a Democratic Way of Life
John Dewey
The John Dewey Centennial Celebration, 1957
Economy
Ethics and Morals
Evolution of Educational Thought
Definitions of Education
Pollution
Experiences as Learning Activities
Technology
3R school
South
Teacher education
Teacher organizations
University policy, Missouri
Undercover activities
UNESCO
"University in Tomorrow's World"
Values
"Watchman, What of the Night"
"Wanted, More Men Like Horace Mann"
War
Women, education of
Fascism in America
Federal Aid in America
Freedom in the American Culture
French System of Education
box
CDL2/L314 Naturalism
Negro Education
Speeches and papers
Speeches and articles
Social Education
Spain
Student interests
Subjectivity
Knowledge
Labor and Education
Law, rules
Liberal Education
Literacy
Loyalty Oaths
Medicine and Education
Medieval Thought
Militarism in Education
Mind
Missouri school facts
History of American Education
India
Indian Affairs
Scientific Individualism
Industry in Education
International Education
Ireland
Israel
Health Education
Higher Education
History of Education
Germany
Great Britain
History of Education
Battle with Ted Brameld, 1959
"S" miscellaneous
American Association of University Professors
Letters dealing with "A Philosophy of Education for the Classroom Teacher"
Southwestern Philosophy of Education Society
International Education Conference
A Program of Education, 1958
Higher Education in North Carolina
Global History of Education
Aims and purposes of the beginning course in philosophy of education
American Education and the International Crises
Man as a Symbol Creating Animal
The God-State Idea in American Education
Mill, Essay on Liberty
361 supplementary reading list
Original sources for articles in Israel Scheffler's book
Books by John Dewey in UT Library
College of Education newsletter, December 1963
361 notes on Comenius and Locke
Certain old test ideas
Social Reality
Interest and Need
Limitations, empirical approach
Mechanization of Man
"Our Profession Looks Ahead"
Philosophy and Education in American Culture
Education and Democracy
Role and Function of the Department of Cultural Foundations of Education
Research and the Cult of Mediocrity
Research in the Foundations of Education
Student Failure
box
CDL2/L315 Students Must Be Understood
Study guides
University in Tomorrow's World
Role of Art
Role of Science
Papers
Edgar W. Knight as I knew him
Education and the Anti-philosophical Attitude
Educational Policy and the Supreme Court
Educational Technology
Tomorrow's Automated World
Evolution of Thought, chart
Is Freedom Dying in the United States?
God-State Idea
Credulity in American Life and Education
Impact of John Dewey on American Education
Cult of Reaction
Correspondence, 1946-1947
Off-campus mail, 1939-1960
Philosophy of Education
Philosophy of Education, H392
Broudy notes
392 quiz keys
392, Fall 1966
General outline, major areas of philosophy
Philosophy of Higher Education, quiz
B397, Origins of Modern Education
Speeches and papers
box
CDL2/L316 "Autobiography of a College Professor", chapter 18, "Into the Twilight Years", manuscript
School and Community, September 1955
"Autobiography of a College Professor", manuscript
Students Must Be Understood
AAUP
American Education Studies Program
Automation and Education
Call for New Dimensions in Education
Anti-intellectualism
Changes in the Philosophy of Teacher Education
Challenge of Professionalism
City and the Self
College of Education, design
Conceptual areas, outline
Correspondence, 360L exam (final)
Cultural Foundation of Education
Cult of Reaction
Edgar W. Knight as I knew him
Educational Pilot Film
Education and Tomorrow's Automated World
Educational Technology
From Europe Tragedy
Evolution and Education
Extension 360 K, K, M. exams
Bulletin Index, November 1937
To Families in Iran, 1973
"The Ancestors, Descendants, and Relatives of James Alston and Bessie Tryle Campbell"
box
CDL2/L317 Function of the School
God-State Idea
History of Education, Society
Institutionalization and American Education
The Impact of John Dewey on American Education
The John Dewey Society
Keeping Faith with the Fathers
Key Ideas, Foreign Educators
Limitations to the Empirical Approach to the Field of Higher Education
Letters dealing with "Needed Experience in the Foundations Professional Sequence Course"
Modern Education and the Mechanization of Man
Moral Values in Education
Houghton Mifflin, McDonald Project
Houghton Mifflin (report on McCaul)
National Society for College Teachers of Education
New Education Fellowships
Old Testament Ideas
Philosophy of Education and the American Culture
Rand McNally report
Southwestern Philosophy of Education Society
Speech outlines
Toast Master
The Urban Challenge to Education, A Bibliography
Education for Salvation
Introduction, History of World Education
Memoranda
Democracy and Education
Nineteenth Century Public School
Religious and Private Agencies in Education Today
The Realignment of Forces
Pre-literate Man and Education
Factors of Major Significance in the English Educational System
Formative Ideas
Professional Affairs
University mail
Betrayal on Mount Parnassus
"Higher Education in North Carolina Before 1860," thesis, University of North Carolina, William E. Drake, 1930
Manuscript
Articles
Pragmatism, Past and Present
Clippings
box
CDL2/L318 Clippings
Manuscript
Learned Societies
Personal letters
Letters to be sent concerning Betrayal on Mount Parnassus
A. O. T. E.
Committee on Undergraduate Curriculum and Guidance
Off campus mail, 1960-1970
box
CDL2/L319 Galley proofs
To Achieve the Life That is Good to Live
The Adventures of Mrs. Snozzlefozzle and the Golden Planet
Certificates, 1975
Miscellaneous
American Life and Culture
Manuscript, When Darkness Comes
Addresses
The Pocket Guide to Science
It's Against the Law
box
CDL2/L320 Plague, Southwestern Philosophy of Education Society, Lifelong Service Tribute, 1986
Departmental research
Dean Wayne H. Holtzman
Study guide for Intellectual Foundations of Modern Education, draft
box
CDL2/L321 Research notes and draft of A Global History of Education
box
CDL2/L322 File box, addresses for newsletter, notes, and finding aid for "Drake's Text", Intellectual Foundations of Modern Educationv
Files
A. O. T. E.
"A" miscellaneous
NCATE
Other University offices
Credulity in American Life and Education
Purchase orders
Payroll vouchers
Dean Wayne Holtzman
History of Education Quarterly
William E. Drake, correspondence
Correspondence courses
Departmental chairmen, past and present
Center for the History of Education
Correspondence, miscellaneous A-Z
box
CDL2/L323 Weather, temperature
The Authority of Law
Affiliations and other organizations
Phi Delta Kappa
Letters
Dean L. D. Haskew
X-rays, bones, correspondence, 1987-1988
"P" miscellaneous
James R. Graham (Cerebral Vascular Disease)
City and Self
Chapters 9-10, 1-6
U. S. Office Research Projects
Philosophy of Education Society
Students vs. War Lords
Philosophy of Education Society, correspondence, 1957-1959
Recent Tendencies in Education, charts, 50 states
Poetry
Discarded
box
CDL2/L324 Draft, Education and the Modern State
Contracts, letters, Challenge of Married Life
Notes, clippings
Faculty interest
Chapter 22, "Autobiography of W. E. Drake"
Family letters, Earle
Challenge of Professionalism
box
CDL2/L325 Drafts
Challenge of Married Life
How do we Achieve the Life That is Good to Live
The Authority of Law and Industrial Freedom in the American Culture
Betrayal on Mount Parnassus

Return to the Table of Contents