Dora V. Smith papers
Collection contains the papers of Dora V. Smith, Professor Emeritus of General Education at the University of Minnesota. Materials include correspondence, certificates, and records regarding the Delta Kappa Gamma society and the College of Education.
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Dora Valentine Smith was born on February 14, 1893 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She earned a B.A. (1916), M.A. (1919), and Ph.D. (1928) from the University of Minnesota. (1) From 1917-1928 Smith was an instructor in the University High School. In 1928, Smith joined the College of Education as an Assistant Professor of General Education, and was later promoted to Associate Professor (1932) and Professor of Education (1937). (2)
Smith was a leader in developing the English curriculum of secondary schools throughout the country. From 1945-1958, she served as director and editor of the National Council of Teachers of English study of the English curriculum for students in kindergarten through graduate school.
Dr. Dora V. Smith retired as Professor Emeritus in 1958. She passed away on January 28, 1985. (3)
(1) Commencement Program, 1916; Commencement Program, 1919; Commencement Program, 1928
(2) Budgets, 1928-1929; Board of Regents Minutes, June 28, 1932; Budgets, 1937-1938
(3) Minutes: Student and University Senate: February 14, 1985.
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- English language -- Study and teaching Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- University of Minnesota. College of Education
- Dora V. Smith papers
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- May 2005; November 2020
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