Brown, Elmer Ellsworth, 1861-1934

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Elmer Ellsworth Brown, developed and headed the Department of Pedagogy (School of Education) at the University of California, Berkeley from 1892 to 1906.

From the description of Elmer Ellsworth Brown papers, 1894-1898. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 80856902

Elmer Brown, an educator and university administrator, was born August 26, 1861 at Kiantone, New York. He grew up on a farm near Sublette, Illinois and began his college education at Illinois State Normal University, graduating in 1881. He earned a B.A. from the University of Michigan in 1889 and a Ph.D. in philosophy of education from the University of Halle-Wittenberg, Germany in 1890. Brown became principal of the public schools in Rockport, Illinois in 1878, a teacher in Astoria, Illinois in 1880 and Assistant State Secretary of the Illinois Y.M.C.A. in 1884. After completing his education, Brown became a high school principal in Jackson, Michigan (1890-1891), acting assistant professor of the Art and Science of Teaching at the University of Michigan (1891), and professor of the Art and Science of Teaching at the Universtiy of California at Berkeley (1891-1905). In 1905 he was elected to serve a two-year term as president of the National Council on Education and in 1906 was appointed United States Commissioner of Education by President Theodore Roosevelt. In 1911 Brown became Chancellor of New York University, where he remained until 1933. After retirement, he was Chancellor Emeritus until his death on November 3, 1934.

From the description of Personal papers, 1827-1936. (New York University). WorldCat record id: 478450087

Chancellor of New York University.

From the description of Typewritten letter signed and telegram, dated : New York, 6 & 10 February 1928, to Harry Harkness Flagler 1928 Feb. 6. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270673821

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referencedIn Records of the Office of the Dean, University College of Arts and Science (Archibald L. Bouton), 1899-1941 New York University. Archives.
referencedIn Arthur Twining Hadley, president of Yale University, records, 1899-1921 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
creatorOf Brown, Elmer E. (Elmer Ellsworth), 1861-1934. Elmer Ellsworth Brown papers, 1894-1898. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Records of the Vice President and Secretary Administrative Records, 1925-1965 New York University. Archives.
referencedIn Records of the Student Army Training Corps, 1916-1921 New York University. Archives.
referencedIn Records of the Alumni Federation of New York University, Inc., Bulk, 1919-1945, 1919-1992 New York University. Archives.
referencedIn Stokes, Anson Phelps, 1874-1958. Anson Phelps Stokes family papers, 1761-1960 (inclusive), 1892-1958 (bulk). Yale University Library
creatorOf Brown, Elmer Ellsworth, 1861-1934. Letter 1896, May 27, Berkeley, Cal. to Mr. Edwin Markham, [Staten Island] / Elmer Ellsworth Brown. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
referencedIn Letters from various correspondents, American period, 1876-1937. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Brown, Elmer Ellsworth, 1861-1934. Letter 1899, July 11, Berkeley, Cal. to Mr. Edwin Markham, [Staten Island] / Elmer Ellsworth Brown. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
creatorOf Sawyer, Walter H. (Walter Hulme), 1861-1931. Walter H. Sawyer papers, 1901-1931. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Brown, Elmer Ellsworth, 1861-1934. Letter 1895, July 18, Long Branch, Cal. to Mr. Edwin Markham, [Staten Island] / Elmer Ellsworth Brown. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Dean, University College of Arts and Pure Science, 1904-1936 New York University. Archives.
referencedIn University College of Arts and Pure Science (New York University). Office of the Dean. Office of the Dean, University College of Arts and Pure Science : Francis Hovey Stoddard : records, 1904-1916. Churchill County Museum
referencedIn Immigration Restriction League (U.S.) records, 1893-1921. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Smiley family. Papers, 1885-1930. Haverford College Library
referencedIn Bouton, Archibald Lewis, 1872-1941. University College of Arts and Science, Office of the Dean : Archibald Lewis Bouton : Records, 1899-1941 (bulk 1914-1921). Churchill County Museum
creatorOf Brown, Elmer Ellsworth, 1861-1934. Correspondence with Edgar Fahs Smith, 1913-1927. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Leo Tauritz Papers, 1934-1980 New York University. Archives.
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Vice President and Secretary (Harold O. Voorhis), 1925-1965 New York University. Archives.
creatorOf Brown, Elmer Ellsworth, 1861-1934. Elmer Ellsworth Brown administrative records, 1900-1937. New-York Historical Society
creatorOf Brown, Elmer Ellsworth, 1861-1934. Typewritten letter signed and telegram, dated : New York, 6 & 10 February 1928, to Harry Harkness Flagler 1928 Feb. 6. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Chancellor (Elmer Ellsworth Brown), 1900-1937 New York University. Archives.
referencedIn Kyte, George C. (George Cleveland), b. 1892. Origins of the California Schoolmasters' Club : Berkeley, California, 1941-1970. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Barrère, Camille, 1851-1940,. Meredith Johnson autograph collection, 1920-1934. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Portraits of University of California individuals and groups, ca. 1850-[ongoing] The Bancroft Library. University Archives.
creatorOf Brown, Elmer Ellsworth, 1861-1934. Personal papers, 1827-1936. Churchill County Museum
referencedIn Walter H. Sawyer papers, 1900-1931 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn New York University. Office of the Vice President and Secretary. Vice President and Secretary administrative records, 1925-1965. Churchill County Museum
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Treasurer, 1910-1963 New York University. Archives.
referencedIn Clinton Mindil Collection on NYU Alumni in World War I, 1917-1939 New York University. Archives.
referencedIn Frank Manny papers, 1890-1955 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Celeski, Lillian Mildred Brown, b. 1904. Family papers, 1898-1984. Buffalo History Museum, Research Library
referencedIn New York University. Student Army Training Corps. Records, 1916-1921. Churchill County Museum
creatorOf Chadwick, G. W. (George Whitefield), 1854-1931. Lied des Viking : für Männerchor und Orchester / componiert von George W. Chadwick ; [words by] Elmer Ellsworth Brown. New England Conservatory of Music, Harriet M. Spaulding Library
referencedIn Sawyer, Walter H. (Walter Hulme), 1861-1931. Walter H. Sawyer papers, 1900-1931. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Manny, Frank Addison, 1868-1954. Frank Addison Manny papers, 1890-1955. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Papers, 1897-1930. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Brown, Elmer Ellsworth, 1861-1934. Correspondence with Theodore Dreiser, 1932. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Anson Phelps Stokes family papers, 1761-1960, 1892-1958 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
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associatedWith Bailey, Thomas P. person
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associatedWith Brown, Marshall Stewart, 1870-1948 person
associatedWith Brown, Mrs. person
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associatedWith Butler, Nicholas Murray, 1862-1947. person
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associatedWith Celeski, Lillian Mildred Brown, b. 1904. person
associatedWith Chadwick, G. W. (George Whitefield), 1854-1931. person
associatedWith Cubberley, Ellwood Patterson, 1868-1941. person
associatedWith Dewey, John, 1859-1952. person
associatedWith Draper, A. S. (Andrew Sloan), 1848-1913. person
associatedWith Eddy family. family
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associatedWith Finley, John. person
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associatedWith Foshay, James A., 1856-1914. person
associatedWith Gilman, Daniel Coit, 1831-1908. person
associatedWith Grandi, Dino, 1895- person
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associatedWith Howison, George. person
associatedWith Illinois State Normal University. corporateBody
correspondedWith Immigration Restriction League (U.S.). corporateBody
associatedWith James, Edmund Janes. person
associatedWith Johnson, Robert Underwood, 1853-1937. person
associatedWith Jordan, David Starr, 1851-1931. person
associatedWith Kellogg, Martin. person
associatedWith Keppel, Frederick, 1845-1912. person
associatedWith Kyte, George C. (George Cleveland), b. 1892. person
associatedWith Lake Mohonk Conference of Friends of the Indian. corporateBody
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associatedWith Mary Flagler Cary Music Collection (Pierpont Morgan Library) corporateBody
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associatedWith New York University. Office of Vice President and Secretary. corporateBody
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associatedWith Sadler, Michael E., 1861-1943. person
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associatedWith Scripture, E. W. (Edward Wheeler), 1864- person
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associatedWith Teacher's Institute of Alameda County. corporateBody
associatedWith Thorndike, Edward L. (Edward Lee), 1874-1949. person
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associatedWith Voorhis, Harold O. person
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associatedWith Yale University. President's Office. corporateBody
associatedWith Young Men's Christian Association of Illinois. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Jackson (Mich.)
North America
Sublette (Ill.)
Belvidere (Ill.)
Oakland (Calif.)
California
New York (N.Y.)
San Francisco (Calif.)
Berkeley (Calif.)
California--San Francisco
Mohonk Lake (N.Y.)
United States
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Arbitration and award, International
Earthquakes
Education--Study and teaching
Education--Elementary
Education--Philosophy
Indians, treatment of
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Birth 1861

Death 1934

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