St. John's University (New York, N.Y.)

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Founded by Vincentian Fathers in 1870 as a college for men.

From the description of Administrative records, 1943-1985. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155476222

In colonial New York, young people primarily received education through private schoolmasters and tutors, and free schooling was available to poor families through the Dutch Reformed and Catholic churches. Following the establishment of a state government, the Regents of the University of the State of New York granted charters for secondary schools in the state; the first charter, in 1768, was for Erasmus Hall Academy, located in the present-day Brooklyn neighborhood of Flatbush. Individual school districts in Kings County were created based on village, town, or neighborhood boundaries, with each district receiving funding from local taxes, state contributions, and student tuition. This system continued into the mid-19th century, when Brooklyn created a municipal board of education in 1843 to oversee all schools in the city.

While the number of schools in Brooklyn grew, very few educational opportunities existed beyond the primary grades for the children of poor or working class parents. Secondary schools such as Erasmus Hall and the Brooklyn Female Academy (opened in 1846, and now known as the Packer Collegiate Institute) were private, and therefore only affordable for middle class and wealthy families. The Central Grammar School, founded in 1878, was the first public school in Brooklyn to offer secondary level classes. Out of Central Grammar School, Boys' High School and Girls' High School, the first public high schools in Brooklyn, were formed to meet the demand and need for free public education beyond elementary school. Higher education also became available in Brooklyn around this time, as the Brooklyn Collegiate and Polytechnic Institute (now known as Polytechnic Institute of New York University) conferred its first baccalaureate degrees in 1871, and St. Francis Academy evolved from a monastery and preparatory school to St. Francis College in 1885.

Sources Lopate, Carol. Education and Culture in Brooklyn: A History of Ten Institutions. Brooklyn, N.Y.: Brooklyn Education and Cultural Alliance, 1979. Ment, David. "Public schools." In Encyclopedia of New York City, ed. Kenneth T. Jackson, 955-961. New Haven: Yale University Press; New York: New-York Historical Society, 1995.

From the guide to the Brooklyn schools collection, 1828-1975, (Brooklyn Historical Society)

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creatorOf St. John's University (New York, N.Y.). News releases, 1966-1978. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf St. John's University (New York, N.Y.). Historical background records, 1865-1982. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Eaton, Anne Thaxter, 1881-1971. Anne Thaxter Eaton papers, 1917-1969. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf St. John's University (New York, N.Y.). Oral history tapes and transcriptions, 1971-1973. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf St. John's University (New York, N.Y.). Administrative records: departmental files, 1957-1984. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Brooklyn schools collection, 1828-1975 Brooklyn Historical Society
referencedIn Loftus, Arthur J. Memorabilia, 1926. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf St. John's University (New York, N.Y.). Miscellaneous documents, 1904-1962. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf St. John's University (New York, N.Y.). Autograph collection, 1545-1980, 1920-1970 (bulk) Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf St. John's University (New York, N.Y.). Audio tapes, 1961-1975. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf St. John's University (New York, N.Y.). Hymns, [ca. 1700] Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Astuto, Philip L., collector. Philip Astrudo manuscripts by Francisco Xavier Eugenio de Santa Cruz y Espejo, 1779-1981. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Astuto, Phillip L. (collector) - Manuscripts by Francisco Xavier Eugenio de Santa Cruz y Espejo, 1779-1981. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn Rutgers University. Dean of Student Affairs. Records of the Rutgers University Dean of Student Affairs (Earle W. Clifford, Jr.), 1952-1973, 1963-1972 (bulk). Rutgers University
creatorOf St. John's University (New York, N.Y.). Non-academic administrative records, 1937-1971. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Needham, James J. Papers, 1969-1976. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf St. John's University (New York, N.Y.). Photographs, [ca. 1900-1981] Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn O'Reilly, J. L. D. Receipts, 1895-1928. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf St. John's University (New York, N.Y.). Financial records, 1868-1969. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf St. John's University (New York, N.Y.). Publications, 1870-1984. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf St. John's University (New York, N.Y.). Army specialized training program (A.S.T.P.) : records, 1941-1945. St. John's University Libraries
creatorOf St. John's University (New York, N.Y.). Peace Corps training program : Jamaica VI : records, 1961-1968, bulk 1965. St. John's University Libraries
referencedIn St. John's University (New York, N.Y.). Center of Asian Studies. Records, 1960-1985. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Gleason, Philip. Papers, 1869-[ongoing]. University of Notre Dame, Hesburgh Library
referencedIn Archives at Queens Library. Schools, colleges. St. John's University history [vertical file] / [compiled by the Archives at Queens Library]. Queens Borough Public Library, Queens Library
referencedIn St. John's University (New York, N.Y.). Athletic Dept. Records, 1910-1979. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf St. John's University (New York, N.Y.). Motion picture films, 1941-1965. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Keany, Joseph F., 1867-1935. Joseph F. Keany collection : papers, 1866-1934. St. John's University Libraries
referencedIn Anne Thaxter Eaton Papers, 1917-1969. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
creatorOf St. John's University (New York, N.Y.). Administrative records, 1943-1985. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Lynch, John J. James, 1897-. John J. Lynch collection : papers, 1776, 1892-1975, 1928-1975. St. John's University Libraries
referencedIn Vincentians. Eastern Province (United States). Records of the Houses of the Eastern Province, United States, 1840-1984. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf St. John's University (New York, N.Y.). Administrative records: committee files, 1963-1985. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Gore Vidal papers, 1850-2020 (inclusive), 1936-2008 (bulk) Houghton Library
referencedIn Archives at Queens Library. Schools, colleges. St. John's University [vertical file] / [compiled by the Archives at Queens Library]. Queens Borough Public Library, Queens Library
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New York (State)
New York (State)--Westchester County
New York (State)--New York
New York (State)--New York
New York (State)--New York
United States
New York (State)
Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
New York (State)--New York
Queens (New York, N.Y.)
United States
United States
New York (N.Y.)
Jamaica
New York (State)--New York
Westchester County (N.Y.)
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Girls--Education (Secondary)--New York (State)--Kings County
Vice presidents
Slaves--Emancipation
Student publications
Slave trade
Education--Peace Corps (U.S.)
Universities and colleges--Accreditation
Marian Year
Alumnae and alumni
Military education
College student orientation
Political parties
Education
Curriculum evaluation
Student life and customs--New York (State)--New York
World War, 1939-1945--Education and the war
Academic libraries
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Students--New York (State)--Kings County
Academic librarians
High school students--New York (State)--New York
Library science--Congresses
Volunteer workers in social service
Girls' schools--New York (State)--Kings County
College students--New York (State)--Kings County
Propaganda, Anti-communist
Music education
Housing
Civil rights
Catholic universities and colleges
Girls--Education (Primary)--New York (State)--Kings County
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