CEMREL Aesthetic Education Program Administrative Files, 1967-82
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Brief Description: CEMREL Aesthetic Education Program Administrative subject file includes correspondence memoranda, minutes of meetings, conference proceedings, budgets, workplans, organization charts, goal statements, and press releases relating to program administration, personnel, dissemination of aesthetic education program materials, coordination of cooperative projects with Aesthetic Education Learning Centers, American Research Institute for the Arts, Asia Society, cooperative research and development projects in the midwest and with St. Louis area institutions including Oak Knoll Museum, Webster College, and CASA; state departments of education, local boards of education, and individual schools and teachers regarding tests of curricular materials and research projects on arts and humanities education. This series also includes proposals, and progress and final reports to federal agencies and private foundations which supported CEMREL's aesthetic education work, including U.S. Office of Education, National Institute of Education (NIE), National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), National Endowment for the Humanities, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Edward John Noble Foundation, John D. Rockefeller 3rd Fund. Correspondents include Ward Robinson, Stanley Madeja, Bernard Rosenblatt, Nadine Myers, and Martin Engel (NIE). Projects focused on examination of elements of arts and aesthetics; the artistic processes of writing, acting, composing, conducting, dancing, storytelling, and critiquing; architecture; "artists in residence;" relationship of aesthetic education to overall cognitive development; art in public places; and community, ethnic, and historical components of arts and humanities education.
Held at:
University of Illinois Archives
19 Library
1408 W. Gregory Dr.
Urbana, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 333-0798
Fax: (217) 333-2868
Email: illiarch [at] illinois.edu
Record Series Number: 10/10/103
Created by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Bureau of Educational Research
Volume: 36.0 cubic feet
Acquired: 5/24/85
More information is available at http://archives.library.illinois.edu/uasfa/1010103.pdf (pdf)
Arrangement: Chronological and alphabetical thereunder
Biographical Note for University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Bureau of Educational Research :

A Bureau of Educational Research was established on June 1, 1918, in the School of Education for the purpose of investigating the problems of teaching and school administration, collecting information concerning the best educational practices of this and other countries, and placing the results obtained before the schools of this state.1 During the 1920's and early 1930's the Bureau grew to include a staff of eight, but the economic necessities of the Depression reduced the staff to two.2 Following World War II, the Bureau expanded again and took on new duties. In 1947, after becoming the coordinating office for the Field Service Program, the Bureau was reorganized as the Bureau of Research and Service.3 This reorganization meant more community-oriented programs such as in-service training for teachers, direction of school surveys, and publication of helpful material for school personnel.4 In 1952, the Field Service Program was severed from the Bureau, and once again the Bureau became known as the Bureau of Educational Research.5

1. Board of Trustees Transactions, 29th Report, June 1, 1918, p. 759.

2. College of Education: Bureau of Research and Service: History, Functions, Service. University of Illinois. June, 1950, p. 7 (pamphlet) RS 10/10/10/10.

3. Board of Trustees Transactions, 44th Report, August 5, 1947, p. 486; personal interview with Professor William P. McClure, Director of Bureau of Educational Research, February 3, 1974.

4. College of Education: Bureau of Research and Service: History, Functions, Service. University of Illinois. June, 1950, p. 10 (pamphlet) RS 10/10/10/10.

5. Personal interview with Professor William P. McClure, Director of the Bureau of Educational Research, February 3, 1974.

Subject Index
Aesthetic Education
American Research Institute for the Arts
Central Midwestern Regional Educational Laboratory (CEMREL)
Curriculum Development
Education, United States Department and Office of
Genres/Forms of Material
Papers
Languages of Materials
English [eng]