Frederick Elmer Bolton papers, 1896-1948  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Bolton, Frederick Elmer, 1866-
Title
Frederick Elmer Bolton papers
Dates
1896-1948 (inclusive)
1905-1945 (bulk)
Quantity
17.03 cubic feet (17 boxes, 1 folder)
Collection Number
0194
Summary
Papers of a professor and dean of the College of Education at the University of Washington, as well as an administrator and author.
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

Access is restricted. Contact the Special Collections division of the University of Washington Libraries for details.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Frederick Elmer Bolton was born May 9, 1866 and grew up on a small frontier farm near Toham in southern Wisconsin. Bolton became interested in education early in his life and worked as a teacher, principle or superintendent for various two room schools, high schools, and normal schools in Wisconsin. Later he served as dean of the College of Education at the University of Iowa. In 1912 Bolton moved to Seattle, where he worked as dean of the College of Education at the University of Washington.

Bolton authored or co-authored a number of books including The Beginning Superintendentand History of Education in WashingtonDuring his career, Bolton was active in the Progressive Movement. He was a strong advocate for the development of junior colleges in Washington State and played a key role in the organization and success of the Northwest Association of Secondary and Higher Schools. Bolton died on March 10, 1963 in Seattle, Washington.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Contains Frederick Elmer Bolton's correspondence, writings (including his unpublished histories of the University of Washington and the College of Education at the University of Washington), subject files, records relating to the Northwest Association of Secondary and Higher Schools, and records relating to the University of Washington College of Education.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

The creator's literary rights have not been transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Accession No. 0194-001: Frederick Elmer Bolton papers, 1896-1962Return to Top

17 cubic feet (17 boxes)
Arrangement: Arranged in three series:
  • Personal and professional papers
  • University of Washington records
  • Northwest Association of Secondary and Higher Schools records

Scope and Content: Contains correspondence, writings (including his unpublished histories of the University of Washington and the College of Education at the University of Washington), subject files, records relating to the Northwest Association of Secondary and Higher Schools, and records relating to the University of Washington College of Education.

Restrictions on Access: Access restricted: For terms of access contact repository.

Acquisition Info: Gift of Frederick Elmer Bolton, 10/30/1962.

Container(s) Description Dates
Personal and Professional Papers
Box Accession
1 0194-001
Biographical Information
Scope and Content: Includes bibliographies.
1 0194-001
Incoming Letters
34 folders
Arrangement: These are in two runs: alphabetical and mixed chronological.
Scope and Content: Most letters are of a personal nature; however, some departmental material is included.
1896-1940s
2 0194-001
Outgoing Letters
31 folders
Scope and Content: Includes personal and departmental matters and "Teacher's Retirement Study and Teacher Supply and Demand Study" (1943).
1900-1943
General Correspondence
Arrangement: Arranged in a rough chronological sequence; some mixed dates appear at the end of the series.
Scope and Content: Contains a mixture of personal and departmental material with the departmental appearing mostly between 1913 and 1928. Some major correspondents include Cornelius Beelse, Thomas F. Kane, Paul J. Kruse, William Neeley, Josephine C. Preston, and Henry Suzzallo.
Box Accession
2 0194-001
1905-1913
1905-1913
3 0194-001
1914-1916
1914-1916
4 0194-001
1916-1918
1916-1918
5 0194-001
1918-1920
1918-1920
6 0194-001
1920-1922
1920-1922
7 0194-001
1922-1924
1922-1924
8 0194-001
1925-1927
1925-1927
9 0194-001
1928-1931
1928-1931
10 0194-001
1931-1945
1931-1945
11 0194-001
1915-1942
Processing Info: Some mixed dates are in this box.
1915-1942
Personal Correspondence
Box Accession
12 0194-001
1913
1913
12 0194-001
1913-1944
1913-1944
Box Accession
13 0194-001
Interdepartmental Correspondence (University of Washington, Education Department)
1937-1942
13 0194-001
Incomplete Correspondence
undated
Collected Correspondence
Box Accession
13 0194-001
Clifford Woody
2 folders
1919
13 0194-001
Others (Third Party)
2 folders
1908-1931
Box Accession
13 0194-001
Financial Records
1906-1928
13 0194-001
Curriculum Materials
2 folders
circa 1918-1919
13 0194-001
Student Comments
undated
13 0194-001
Legal Documents
1931-1941
13 0194-001
Legislation
undated
13 0194-001
Publications Regarding Education
1914, 1923, 1941
13 0194-001
Reports and Studies
1919-1940
Speeches and Writings by Bolton
Box Accession
13 0194-001
"The County Superintendency"
5 folders
circa 1932
13-14 0194-001
"The Development of Democratic Education"
10 folders
circa 1937
14 0194-001
"The Development of School Curricula in the United States, 1635-1895"
undated
14 0194-001
"History of the College of Education, University of Washington"
1948
14-15 0194-001
"History of the University of Washington"
28 folders
Scope and Content: Includes manuscript and reference materials.
undated
15 0194-001
"School Building Survey and Proposed Program for Bellingham, Washington"
1929
15 0194-001
"The 'Stream-lined' Bachelor's Degree"
undated
15 0194-001
"Transportation of Public School Children in the United States"
undated
Box Accession
15 0194-001
Speeches and Writings by Others and Unidentified
undated
15 0194-001
Reprints
undated
15 0194-001
Notes
undated
15 0194-001
Miscellany
undated
15 0194-001
Ephemera
undated
15 0194-001
Clippings
undated
Subject Files
Box Accession
15 0194-001
Instructor's Association (University of Washington)
Scope and Content: Includes reports, correspondence.
1937-1942
15 0194-001
Iowa State University
1906, 1912
15 0194-001
Junior Colleges
circa 1941
15 0194-001
Kane (Thomas F.) Controversy
1914
15 0194-001
Loyalty Oath
1931
15 0194-001
Normal Schools
1941
Washington (State) Education Department
Box Accession
15 0194-001
Accreditation and Certification
undated
15 0194-001
Board Meeting Minutes
1917-1939
15 0194-001
Standards and Recommendations
undated
Box Accession
15 0194-001
Washington (State) Teacher's Retirement System
1924-1942
15 0194-001
University of Washington Senate Bulletins
1940-1942
15 0194-001
Washington Education Association. Legislative Bulletin, Reports
1923, 1945
University of Washington Records
Box Accession
15 0194-001
Men's Education Club of the University of Washington
1920-1922
University of Washington, College of Education
Box Accession
17 0194-001
Faculty Meeting Minutes
1908-1919
17 0194-001
Departmental Applications
3 folders
1921
17 0194-001
Normal and Life Diplomas
9 folders
circa 1913-1929
17 0194-001
Reports
undated
17 0194-001
Survey
1915
17 0194-001
Miscellany
undated
University of Washington, Secondary Schools and Colleges Relations Committee
Box Accession
17 0194-001
Correspondence and Reports
1922-1939
Accreditation Files
Box Accession
17 0194-001
Washington Preparatory School for Girls, Seattle
1907-1908
17 0194-001
YMCA Preparatory School, Seattle
1914-1928
Northwest Association of Secondary and Higher Schools
Box Accession
15 0194-001
Historical Information - "The First Quarter Century of the Northwest Association of Secondary and Higher Schools"
1942
16 0194-001
General Correspondence
19 folders
Scope and Content: Major correspondents: Francis E. Springer Freeman Daughters, Paul S. Filer, Philip Soulen, Fred L. Stetson, Ward W. Sullivan, Saint Mary's College in California, University of Alaska.
1921-1942
16 0194-001
Miscellany
3 folders
1930-1939
16 0194-001
College Catalog Committee
1942
Higher Schools Accreditation Commission
Box Accession
16 0194-001
General Correspondence
5 folders
1937-1943
Accreditation Files Concerning Alaska and Some Seattle Area Schools
Box Accession
17 0194-001
University of Alaska
1934-1935
17 0194-001
Pless' (Madame) Day and Boarding School for Girls
1917-1923
17 0194-001
Saint Nicholas School
1921-1924
17 0194-001
Seattle College
1922-1928
17 0194-001
Seattle Pacific College
2 folders
1933-1937
Box Accession
17 0194-001
Standards
2 folders
undated

Accession No. 0194-002: Frederick Elmer Bolton papers, 1912-1931Return to Top

1 folder.

Scope and Content: Correspondence, 1912-1931.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • College teachers--Washington (State)--Seattle--Archives
  • Education--Study and teaching--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • High schools--Accreditation
  • State universities and colleges--Washington (State)--Seattle--History
  • Teacher educators--Washington (State)--Seattle--Archives
  • Teachers colleges--Washington (State)--Seattle--History
  • Teachers--Training of --Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Personal Names :
  • Bolton, Frederick Elmer, 1866---Archives
  • Kane, Thomas Franklin, 1863-1953
  • Suzzallo, Henry, 1875-1933
  • Corporate Names :
  • Northwest Association of Secondary and Higher Schools
  • University of Washington. College of Education--History
  • University of Washington. Secondary Schools and Colleges Relations Committee
  • University of Washington--Faculty--Archives
  • University of Washington--History
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • correspondence
  • financial records
  • Legal documents
  • reports
  • writings
  • Other Creators :
    • Corporate Names :
    • University of Washington. University Archives

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • University Archives/Faculty Papers (University of Washington)