James F. Nickerson Education Conference Papers, 1955  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Nickerson, James F.
Title
James F. Nickerson Education Conference Papers
Dates
1955
Quantity
.5 linear feet
Collection Number
Collection 0509, MtBC, us (collection)
Summary
The James F. Nickerson Education Conference Papers consists of original letters, brochures, and mimeographed "gray literature" primarily generated at the local and state level for the various meetings and organization activity for the White House Conference on Education.
Repository
Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Montana State University-Bozeman Library
Merrill G Burlingame Special Collections
P.O. Box 173320
Bozeman, MT
59717-3320
Telephone: 406-994-4242
Fax: 406-994-2851
spcoll@www.lib.montana.edu
Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

James Findley Nickerson, the youngest of three brothers, was born in 1910 in central Nebraska, where his father was superintendent of schools. An accomplished pianist, he taught science, math and music in Nebraska schools after graduating from Nebraska Wesleyan College in Lincoln. After receiving master's and doctoral degrees at Columbia and the University of Minnesota, he taught in high school and colleges, joining the faculty at Montana State College as a professor of psychology in 1954. He also served as dean of the MSC's College of Education until 1964. He became president of Mankato State College in 1966 and died on March 5, 2009.

The White House Conference on Education was held in November and December, 1955, in response to a call from President Eisenhower to involve citizens and educators in a study of current educational problems. Prior to the Washington event, individual states held preliminary meetings and organizational activities to discuss the same issues on a local level and to select delegates for the upcoming national gathering. In Montana, James F. Nickerson was actively involved in these early meetings.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The James F. Nickerson Education Conference Papers consists of original letters, brochures, and mimeographed "gray literature" primarily generated at the local and state level for the various meetings and organization activity for the White House Conference on Education. Included are a manuscript radio speech by Bozeman businessman Dean C. Chaffin made before he resigned from the effort and a manuscript outline report on the Gallatin County Education Conference held in Bozeman on May 20, 1955. The collection has been placed in two folders, the first containing the letters and manuscripts and the second housing the gray literature.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Education--Montana Congresses
  • Education--Montana--Gallatin County Congresses
  • Education--United States Congresses
  • Personal Names :
  • Nickerson, James F.
  • Corporate Names :
  • Gallatin County Education Conference (1955 : Bozeman, Mont.)
  • Montana White House Conference on Education (1955 : Helena)
  • White House Conference on Education (1955 : Washington, D.C.)
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Chaffin, Dean C. (Dean Calvin), 1899-1974