Cubberley, Ellwood Patterson, 1868-1941

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Ellwood Patterson Cubberley, professor and Dean of the Stanford School of Education (1898-1933; emeritus, 1933-1940), was born in Indiana. He received an A.B. from Indiana University and an M.A. and PhD. from Columbia University. He served as president of Vincennes University in Indiana and superintendent of San Diego City Schools before accepting an offer from Stanford. Cubberley wrote and edited many books, most notably the Riverside textbooks of Education.

From the description of Ellwood Patterson Cubberley papers, 1886-1965. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122586675

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Ellwood Patterson Cubberley was born in Andrews, Indiana June 8, 1868. In 1891 Cubberley received an A.B. from Indiana University, where he met David Starr Jordan, who was president of the university. Cubberley received an M.A. in 1902 and a Ph.D. in 1905, both from Columbia University. On June 15, 1892 Cubberley and Helen Van Uxem, a student he had met at the University of Indiana, were married.

Between 1891 and 1893 Cubberley served as an instructor in physical sciences at Vincennes University in Indiana. He then became president of Vincennes and served from 1893 to 1896. While President, Cubberley brought the university out of debt and established it as an accredited junior college.

From Vincennes Cubberley went to California as the superintendent of the San Diego City Schools. Two years later he accepted an offer from David Starr Jordan, who had become the first president of Stanford University, for the position of assistant professor of education. He became full professor in 1906 and became the dean of the School of Education when it was established in 1917. He served as dean until his retirement in 1933. Cubberley is credited with strengthening the department and building it into an influential School of Education.

Throughout his career Cubberley also did much work lecturing and writing, and served as the head of many school district surveys. Cubberley wrote and edited many books, most notably the Riverside Textbooks in Education.

In 1934, with money they had saved and invested throughout the years, the Cubberleys created a trust fund which was used for the building of the new School of Education. It was completed in 1938.

Cubberley died on September 14, 1941. Helen Cubberley died on January 25, 1952. The Cubberleys did not have children.

From the guide to the Ellwood Patterson Cubberley papers, 1886-1965, (Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives)

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creatorOf Cubberley, Ellwood Patterson, 1868-1941. Ellwood Patterson Cubberley papers, 1886-1965. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Stanford University. Board of Trustees. Stanford University, Board of Trustees, supporting documents, 1905-2011. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Laurence A. Heiner papers, 1891-1951, 1891-1899 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Cutler, Leland W. (Leland Whitman), b. 1885. Leland Whitman Cutler papers, 1909-1941. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Jordan, David Starr, 1851-1931. David Starr Jordan papers, 1861-1964. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Brown, Elmer Ellsworth, 1861-1934. Personal papers, 1827-1936. Churchill County Museum
referencedIn Terman, Lewis M. (Lewis Madison), 1877-1956. Lewis Madison Terman papers, 1910-1959. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Stanford University, Registrar's Office, records, 1891-1955, 1891-1928 Cecil H. Green Library. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Sheldon, Henry Davidson, 1874-1948. Papers, 1890-1948. University of Oregon Libraries, UO Libraries
referencedIn Crothers, George Edward, 1870-1957. George E. Crothers papers, 1905-1957. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Heiner, Laurence A. Laurence A. Heiner papers, 1891-1951 (inclusive), 1891-1899 (bulk). Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Wilbur, Ray L. (Ray Lyman), 1875-1949. Ray Lyman Wilbur, president of Stanford University, papers, 1914-1951. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn John Casper Branner papers, 1882-1925 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Burcham, Emilie Henry. Emilie Henry Burcham photograph album, 1893-1920. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Stanford University, President's Office, University fees records, 1906-1910 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company contracts, 1831-1979 (inclusive) 1880-1940 (bulk). Houghton Library
referencedIn George E. Crothers papers, 1905-1957 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Stanford University. President's Office. Stanford University, President's Office, University fees correspondence, 1906-1910. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Phi Delta Kappa, Delta Chapter (Stanford University), records, 1909-1965 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Ray Lyman Wilbur, president of Stanford University, papers, 1914-1951 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Jordan, David Starr, 1851-1931. Papers of David Starr Jordan, 1861-1964. Library of Congress
referencedIn Lewis Madison Terman papers, 1910-1985 Cecil H. Green Library. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Branner, John Casper, 1850-1922. John Casper Branner papers, 1882-1921. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company. Reader reports on manuscripts submitted for publication. 1882-1931. Houghton Library
referencedIn Stanford war records, 1917-1945. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Ellwood Patterson Cubberley papers, 1886-1965 Cecil H. Green Library. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Emilie Henry Burcham photograph album, 1893-1920 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Phi Delta Kappa. Delta Chapter (Stanford University). Phi Delta Kappa, Delta Chapter, records, 1909-1965. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Stanford University. Registrar's Office. Stanford University, Registrar's Office, records, 1891-1955 (inclusive), 1891-1928 (bulk). Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Stanford University. School of Education. Faculty : photographs, ca. 1910-1972. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Sears, Jesse Brundage. Jesse Brundage Sears papers, 1860-1973. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Stanford War records, 1917-1945 Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
creatorOf Cubberley, Ellwood Patterson, 1868-1941. Syllabus of Lectures and Selected Bibliography on the History of Education. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Robinson, Edgar Eugene, 1887-1977. Edgar Eugene Robinson papers, 1880-1986. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn David Starr Jordan papers, 1861-1964 Cecil H. Green Library. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
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associatedWith Crothers, George Edward, 1870-1957. person
associatedWith Cubberley, Helen Van Uxem, d. 1952. person
associatedWith Cutler, Leland W. (Leland Whitman), b. 1885. person
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associatedWith Stanford University. School of Education. corporateBody
associatedWith Terman, Lewis M. (Lewis Madison), 1877-1956. person
associatedWith Wilbur, Ray L. (Ray Lyman), 1875-1949. person
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