Winslow Roper Hatch papers 1958-1979

Winslow Roper Hatch C0099


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Repository: George Mason University Special Collections Research Center
Creator Hatch, Winslow
Title: Winslow Roper Hatch papers
Dates: 1958-1979
Quantity: 1.0 Linear feet (2 boxes)
Abstract The Winslow Roper Hatch collection contains essays, letters, and publications on primary, secondary, and post-secondary education, several of which were written by Hatch. The collection also includes papers on parks and old roads.
Identification: C0099
Language: English

Biographical note

Winslow Roper Hatch was born 1908 in Lexington, Massachusetts. He graduated with a Bachelors degree from Dartmouth College in 1930 and received his Ph.D in 1934 from Johns Hopkins University where he was appointed a student assistant for Botany classes. After leaving Johns Hopkins, Hatch served as professor and associate dean at the State College of Washington and in 1955 became Dean of the College of General Education at Boston University. In the 1960s Dr. Hatch worked for the U.S Office of Health, Education and Welfare. Dr. Hatch wrote extensively on education throughout his career publishing works such as "Approach to Independent Study" and "Effectiveness in Teaching," both published 1960 by U.S. Dept. of Health, Education, and Welfare, Office of Education, in 1965 and 1960 respectively. Dr. Hatch passed away in 1980 in Princeton, Massachusetts.

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Scope and Contents note

The Winslow Roper Hatch collection contains several essays, letters, and publications on primary, secondary, and post-secondary education, written by Hatch and others in his field. The collection also includes papers on parks and old roads.

Series 1 contains education documents. The majority of the documents date from Hatch's time at the Bureau of Research in Higher Education, and pertain to studies conducted by the bureau. The documents are in varying states of completion including project proposals, literature surveys and working drafts. Included with many of the documents is correspondence relating to the content of the documents, the status of the projects and discussion of previously published material.

Series 2 contains documents relating to parks and old roads in the Fairfax, Virginia, area. Documents in Series 2 include letters relating to the preservation of parkland authored by concerned citizens and correspondence detailing Dr. Hatch's own involvement in researching national parkland. Other documents provide information on trails in Fairfax county parkland and information on the benefits of studying old roads. Also included are documents detailing the historic significance of the areas of Fairfax County parklands.

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Arrangement note

Documents in this collection are arranged by subject:

Series 1: Education, circa 1958-1970 (Boxes 1-2)
Series 2: Parkland and Roads, circa 1958-1970 (Box 2)

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Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open to research.

Conditions Governing Use note

There are no restrictions.

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Related Material

Special Collections Research Center also holds collections on Northern Virginia and regional history.

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Index Terms

Geographical Names:

Fairfax County (Va.)--History.

Subjects:

Education, Higher.
Transportation, Automotive--United States.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Winslow Roper Hatch papers collection, Collection #C0099, Special Collections Research Center, George Mason University Libraries.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Mrs. Hatch, 1981.

Processing Information note

Processed by Special Collections Research Center staff.

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Contents List

Series 1: Education circa 1958-1970
Scope and Contents note
Series 1 contains essays, project proposals and manuscripts relating to research and developments in higher education, authored by Winslow R. Hatch and colleagues.
Box Folder
1 1 "New Directions in Elementary and Secondary Education" author Norman D. Kurland 1965
Scope and Contents note
Includes a letter from Kurland to Hatch dated February of 1967, regarding Hatch's request for a copy of the paper.
1 "Developments in Technical and Vocational Education" author Norman Harris circa 1967
Scope and Contents note
Chapter 10 of Higher Education Literature Review Project.
3 "General Education in Liberal Arts Colleges" author Robert T. Blackburn 1966
Scope and Contents note
Includes addendum.
4 "Pathways to Identity" project proposal authored by Robert Rosenthal 1967
5 "A Report on Some Experiences in Teaching Performed in the English Department, 1969-1970" 1970
Scope and Contents note
Includes a letter to Dr. Hatch from Virgil Peterson of West Virginia University regarding the "New Dimension" series, dated September 8th, 1970.
6 "Getting the Job Done -- Improving College Teaching and the Preparation of College Teachers" authored by Winslow R. Hatch 1961
Scope and Contents note
Working draft.
7 Sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, of manuscript authored by Joseph Axelrod 1966
Scope and Contents note
Includes a letter from Axelrod to Dr. Hatch regarding sections of Axelrod's manuscript.
8 "An Experimental College Model" authored by Joseph Axelrod. 1967
9 "Getting the Job Done" authored by Winslow R. Hatch 1961
Scope and Contents note
Working draft with corrections.
10 "The Impact of Institutional Research on the Academic Program" authored by Ernest L. Boyer 1968
Scope and Contents note
Includes a letter from Boyer to Dr. Hatch regarding edits made to Boyer's manuscript.
11 "The Student and Campus Climates of Learning" authored by Mervin B. Freedmen circa 1967
12 "Transition from School to College" authored by Norman D. Kurland 1966
13 "Transition from School to College" annotated bibliography 1966
14 "General Education in the Complex University" authors Sally Cassidy and Alice Haddix undated
15 Selected Annotated Bibliography for Chapter 10 of U.S.O.E Project, authored by Harris 1966
Box Folder
2 1 "The Examined Curriculum" authored by Max Godberg and Chester L. Neudling 1960
"Additional Proposed Experimental Colleges" authored by Robert T. Jordan 1963
Scope and Contents note
Includes two letters from Robert T. Jordan to Dr. Hatch regarding Jordan's work and upcoming publications.
Box Folder
1 4 Proposal for "The Library College" circa 1962
Box Folder
2 5 The "Library College" a Proposal Undated
6 Manuscript of "Quality in the College" author Winslow R. Hatch 1963
7 Manuscript of "The Future Belongs to Those Who Grasp It" author Winslow R. Hatch undated
Scope and Contents note
Includes title page through page 248.
8 Manuscript of "The Future Belongs to Those Who Grasp It", appendix and articles authored by Winslow R. Hatch circa 1950s-1960s
Scope and Contents note
Includes pages 249 through 295, appendixes A, B, and C, and several articles published by Dr. Hatch.
Series 2: Parkland and Roads circa 1958-1970
Scope and Contents note
Series 2 contains documents relating to Dr. Hatch's involvement with the National Park Service and his initiation of a research and volunteer program focusing on the study of old roads in the parkland.
Box Folder
2 9 Letter from concerned citizens to the Fairfax Count Park Authority 1960s
10 "The Critical Decision" Undated
11 "Trail Walks, an Adventure in Community Involvement" Undated
12 Letter from David Richie regarding Winslow Hatch's involvement with the Plimit Run project 1973
13 Old Road Scholarship Undated
Scope and Contents note
Five pages on the educational benefits of researching old roads, detailing how scholarships on old roads could help us better study history in general.
14 Drafts, Never Instituted, Due to Richie Transfer 1970s
Scope and Contents note
Outline for a proposed nature walks program initiated by Dr. Hatch to be conducted along old roads of historic significance.
15 "Discover Your Parks... Public Hearing for Preliminary Master Plan of Chesterbrook Elementary School Site" 1979
16 Miscellaneous papers dealing with Dr. Hatch's planned nature walk program. 1970s
Scope and Contents note
Various writings on Dr. Hatch's plans for the Plimit Run project and research on the history of Fairfax Country parklands.
17 Article "Bicentennial America Was a Nation of Participants" circa 1976
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