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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Frederick Eby Papers, 1906-1935



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Eby, Frederick, 1874-1968
Title: Eby, Frederick, Papers
Dates: 1906-1935
Abstract: Frederick Eby joined the faculty of The University of Texas at Austin in 1909. He was a professor of Education at UT from 1909 until his retirement in 1957, and additionally chaired the Department of History and Philosophy of Education. The papers contain correspondence, financial records, reports, committee materials, and printed material pertaining to Eby's role as Acting Dean of Education, Director of the UT Summer Session, and part of the Committee on Teachers.
OCLC No.: 960854019
Extent: 4 ft.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Frederick Eby was born on October 26, 1874, in Ebytown, Ontario, Canada. He earned a bachelor's degree from McMaster University in 1895 and a PhD from Clark University in 1900. He taught at Morgan Park Academy in Chicago from 1897 to 1898 and at Baylor University from 1900 to 1908 before joining the faculty of The University of Texas at Austin in 1909. He was a professor of Education at UT from 1909 until his retirement in 1957, and additionally chaired the Department of History and Philosophy of Education.

During his career, Professor Eby served as president of the Association of Texas Colleges and Universities. He also conducted research on two-year educational institutions, and taught many students who later became junior college administrators and professors, which led to him becoming known as the "father" of the junior college movement in Texas. He also authored several books, including The Development of Modern Education, Christianity and Education, Education in Texas: Source Materials, and Reorganizing American Education for World Leadership.

Professor Eby died on February 10, 1968, at the age of 93. A memorial honoring Dr. Eby was entered into the Congressional Record by San Antonio Congressman Henry B. Gonzalez on May 1, 1968.

Sources:

In Memoriam:Frederick Eby, Office of the General Faculty and Faculty Council, University of Texas at Austin

Congressional Record, Proceedings and Debates of the 90th Congress, Second Session, April 1968

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Scope and Contents

The Frederick Eby Papers, 1906-1935, contain correspondence, financial records, reports, committee materials, and printed material pertaining to Eby's role as Acting Dean of Education, Director of the UT Summer Session, and part of the Committee on Teachers. Additionally, some letters relate to a meeting of the State Sunday School Association. Summer Session materials also include nursing education material, committee materials, financial records, statistics, and directories. Copies of Parent-Teacher magazine from 1926 to 1931 can also be found.

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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.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Eby, Frederick, 1874-1968
Subjects (Organizations)
University of Texas at Austin. College of Education
Subjects
Education.
Committees.
Religious education.
Places
Austin (Tex.)

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Related Material

See also Conference for Education in Texas Records and UT Summer School Records.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Frederick Eby Papers, 1906-1935, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Ralph Elder, December 1986.

Subsequent revisions were made by Jessi Fishman, May 2016.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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4P378 Correspondence, 1916-1917
Reports, 1917
University Summer School, printed material, undated
State Sunday School Association
Letters, 1920
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4Q336 Acting Dean of Education
Letters, 1920
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4Q424 Director of the Summer Session
Correspondence, etc., B-W, 1928-1935
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4Q425 Correspondence, etc., 1928-1931
Nursing education material, 1928-1931
Summer Session committees, etc., 1928-1931
Correspondence, financial records, statistics, committees, reports, directories, etc., 1929-1932
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4R43 Summer Session publicity, 1928-1932
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4R44 Summer Session bills, vouchers, requisitions, 1930-1931
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4Q434 Committee on Teachers
Receipt book, 1930-1931
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4Q15 Parent-Teacher magazine, 1926-1931
Miscellany, 1906-1925

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