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Bureau Lists of Officers and Board Members, 1934 - 1952

 File — Box: 3, Folder: 8

Scope and Contents

This folder contains materials created/collected by the Bureau for Intercultural Education, based in New York, New York from 1934-1954. In January, 1934, Dr. Rachel DuBois, founded the Service Bureau for Education in Human Relations, a “clearing house” agency designed to help teachers and school administrators in setting up programs in intercultural education. This agency sponsored intercultural programs in fifteen schools in the New York metropolitan area (1934-1935). In January of 1937, the Service Bureau was invited to become the “Commission on Intercultural Education” of the Progressive Education Association. This arrangement ended in September 1938, however, and the original organization was revived and renamed the Service Bureau for Intercultural Education. During the late 1930s philosophic and programmatic differences emerged which led to the resignation of Dr. DuBois and other members of the Board of Directors and the dismissal of others. The Bureau for Intercultural Education (BIE) emerged out of a reorganization of the original Service Bureau accomplished during the period 1939-1941. During the next ten years, the Bureau for Intercultural Education assumed leadership over a number of influential programs in the field of intercultural education, including workshop training for teachers, scientific research in the emerging field of human relations and the establishment of field centers in such cities as Detroit, Gary, and Battle Creek.


  • Creation: 1934 - 1952


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The Bureau for Intercultural Education (New York, NY) collection is available for public research.


The Bureau for Intercultural Education (New York, NY) collection is the physical property of the Immigration History Research Center Archives, University of Minnesota.

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