Walter Crosby Eells papers, 1890-1963  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Eells, Walter Crosby
Title
Walter Crosby Eells papers
Dates
1890-1963 (inclusive)
1929-1951 (bulk)
Quantity
8.5 linear feet, (12 boxes)
Collection Number
WCMss.003
Summary
This collection consists mainly of reprints of professional publications by Walter Crosby Eells. Some professional correspondence and scrapbooks are also included.
Repository
Whitman College and Northwest Archives
Whitman College and Northwest Archives
Penrose Library, Room 130
345 Boyer Avenue
Walla Walla, WA
99362
Telephone: 509-527-5922
Fax: 509-526-4785
archives@whitman.edu
Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Walter Crosby Eells was born near Union, Mason County, Washington on March 6, 1886. Eells attended Whitman College, which was founded by his grandfather, Cushing Eells. There he received a Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, in Mathematics and Greek (1908) and served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Pioneer. In 1911, Eells received a Master of Arts in Mathematics from the University of Chicago. Between 1911 and 1914 he held teaching posts at Whitworth College, the United States Naval Academy, and Harvard University Engineering Camp. Eells returned to Whitman College in 1916 as Professor in Applied Mathematics (1916-1926) and Education and Educational Statistics (1926-1927). W. C. Eells served as secretary of the Whitman College Alumni Association and editor of the Whitman Alumnus from 1916-1927. Eells received a Ph.D. in Education from Stanford University in 1927 and served as Professor of Education at Stanford from 1927-1938. He was active in American higher education throughout the 1930s and 1940s. He served as the Executive Secretary of the American Association of Junior Colleges and the Secretary of the American Association of Research Colleges. He was also the coordinator of the "Evaluation of Secondary Schools; General Report on the Methods, Activities, and Results" by the Cooperative Study of Secondary School Standards, published in 1939. In the 1945, Eells became Chief of the Foreign Education Division of the Veterans Administration. In 1947, he moved to the War Department to serve as Advisor on Higher Education in the Civil Information and Education Section at General Headquarters for the Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers. Eells and other, members of the Civil Information and Education Section worked in Japan through 1951 to establish the post-war Japanese higher education system. Of particular interest to Eells was the suppression of Communist influences and sentiment in Japanese Universities. W. C. Eells was a prolific writer, frequently publishing on mathematics, education, higher education, women in education, and education in Japan and Communist countries in the wake of World War II. He died in Washington, D.C. on December 15, 1962.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection consists of 36 bound volumes, including several monographs. It contains both the published and unpublished works of W. C. Eells as reprints, that has been arranged and bound in chronological order. Also contained are clippings referring to W. C. Eells, several scrapbooks and playscripts he created during his time as a student at Whitman College, correspondence, and a student publication titled The Co-op. The collection was bound prior to August 2004.

Items of special interest in the collection include: the correspondence of the American Association of Research Colleges from 1942-1945 (v. 14); correspondence, photographs and survey results created during the formation the Evaluation of Secondary Schools by the Cooperative Study of Secondary School Standards (v. 16-18); the personal journal and photographs of W. C. Eells (v. 13); and Eells' Scrapbook and correspondence documenting his work in post-war Japan (v. 20)

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1 Volume 1: Research and other journal articles 1899-1928
1 Volume 2: Research and other journal articles 1929-1930
1 Volume 3: Research and other journal articles 1931-1932
2 Volume 4: Research and other journal articles 1933-1934
2 Volume 5: Research and other journal articles 1935-1936
3 Volume 6: Research and other journal articles 1937-1938
3 Volume 7: Research and other journal articles 1939-1941
4 Volume 8: Research and other journal articles 1942-1944
4 Volume 9: Research and other journal articles 1945-1952
5 Volume 10: Research and other journal articles 1953-1956
5 Volume 11: Research and other journal articles 1957-1960
5 Volume 12: Research and other journal articles 1961-1963
6 Volume 13: Walter Crosby Eells: March 6, 1961 (personal journal and scrapbook) 1890-1961
6 Volume 14: Wartime letters (1942-1945) from the American Association of Research Colleges 1942-1945
Box
6 14 Volume 15: Bradford Junior College Survey 1938
6 Volume 16: College Teachers and College Teaching 1957-1962
6 Volume 17: Research College Teachers and College Teaching,Supplement 1957-1962
6 Volume 18: College Teachers and College Teaching,2nd Supplements 1957-1962
7 Volume 19: Approved educational institutions in foreign countries from the Veterans' Administration by W.C. Eells Chief of Foreign Education Division Veterans' Administration, 1947 January 27
7 Volume 20: Communism in Education in Japan, scrapbooks and correspondence from W. C. Eells as Advisor on Higher Education, CIE, GHQ, SCAP, Tokyo Japan 1949 January-1950 August
8 Volume 21: Education in the New Japan, volume 1 Tokyo, General Headquarters, Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers, Civil Information and Education Section, Education Division (Walter Crosby Eells mentioned on page 9, v. 1) 1948
8 Volume 22: Education in the New Japan, volume 2 Tokyo, General Headquarters, Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers, Civil Information and Education Section, Education Division 1948
8 Volume 23: Educational progress in Japan, General Headquarters, Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers, Civil Information and Education Section, Education Division 1951
8 Volume 24: Salary and Cost Study of Fresno Schools, Fresno, Calif., Fresno City Council of Education and 1932 scrapbook 1932
9 Volume 25: Surveys of American Higher Education, New York city, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching 1937
9 Volume 26: Supplementary research and material for writing of Surveys of American Higher Education I. Individual surveys II. Miscellaneous 1937
10 Volume 27: Evaluation of Secondary Schools; General Report on the Methods, Activities, and Results of the Cooperative Study of Secondary School Standards, Cooperative Study of Secondary School Standards, preface and coordinator W. C. Eells, Kenneth Walter Eells statistician 1939
10 Volume 28: Evaluation of secondary schools for Cooperative Study of Secondary School Standards: Supplementary materials : I. Development of the evaluative criteria, Early July 1935-1940
10 Volume 29: Evaluation of secondary schools: Supplementary materials: II. Development of the evaluative criteria, Late 1938-1940
11 Volume 30: Evaluation of secondary schools: Supplementary materials: III. Reports and records 1937-1939
11 Volume 31: Evaluation of secondary schools: Supplementary materials: IV. Letters and Forms 1936-1939
11 Volume 32: Evaluation of secondary schools: Supplementary materials: V. Development of the Manual 1938-1940
12 Volume 33: Evaluation of secondary schools: Supplementary materials: VI. Committee agenda 1935-1939
12 Volume 34: Evaluation of Secondary schools: Supplementary Reprints, published by Cooperative Study of Secondary School Standards 1939
12 Volume 35: Educational temperatures, by Cooperative Study of Secondary School Standards 1940
12 Volume 36: Religions in Japan, Tokyo, General Headquarters, Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers, Civil Information and Education Sect., Religions and Cultural Resources Division 1948
Folder
14 2-13 Correspondence 1903-1960
14 1 The Co-op 1936
14 15 Play 1908
object
13 1-5 Scrapbooks 1904-1908

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Personal Names :
  • Eells, Walter Crosby
  • Corporate Names :
  • Whitman College. Alumni Association