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Pedagogical Society records

Identifier: 04.PS

Scope and Contents

The Pedagogical Society records document the activities of the society as well as providing information on educational theory and methods, and the history of education. The collection spans the years from 1885 to 1900, with the bulk of the material dating from 1892 to 1900. There are meeting outlines, some with handwritten notes and a bound minute book of meetings from 1896 to 1900. The collection also includes papers and outlines of papers presented before the Society, including a bound series of papers entitled "A Study in the Unification of School Work" (1893-1894). Also included are three promotional posters for Society.


  • 1885 - 1900


Language of Materials

All records are in English unless otherwise noted.

Administrative History

The Pedagogical Society, also known as the Normal Education Society or the Normal School Pedagogical Club, was established in April 1885 and remained in existence until the turn of the 20th century. Composed of faculty members, its purpose was the consideration and discussion of subjects of professional interest to teachers, including educational theories and methods and the history of education. Meetings were held monthly during the school year. Many of the papers presented before the society were subsequently published.


0.7 Linear Feet (1 archive box, 3 oversize folders)


Pedagogical Society records includes meeting agendas, invitations, and minutes of meetings, as well as outlines and printed copies of papers presented before the society by various faculty members. Records span from 1885 to 1900, with the bulk of the material dating from 1892 to 1900.

Pedagogical Society records
Julia Pope, Amber Davis
2012 14 May
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Repository Details

Part of the Eastern Michigan University Archives Repository

Bruce T. Halle Library, Room 310
955 West Circle Drive
Ypsilanti Michigan 48197