Ernest O. Melby (1891-1987) Papers 1932-1941


Ernest O. Melby (1891-1987) Papers, 1932-1941

Ernest O. Melby (1891-1987) Papers 1932-1941

The collection consists of three boxes of correspondence and printed material primarily relating to Melby's administration as Dean of Northwestern's School of Education between 1934 and 1941. It focuses on his professional activities as a leader in the Progressive Education Association and on the School's relationship to the University's central administration as well as its experimental pedagogical programs.



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Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.). School of Education (corporateBody)

American Education Fellowship (corporateBody)

Progressive Education Association (U.S.) (corporateBody)

Melby, Ernest Oscar, 1891-1987 (person)

Ernest Oscar Melby was born August 16, 1891, in Lake Park, Minnesota, the son of Ole Hanson and Ellen Stakke Melby. He joined the faculty of Northwestern University in 1928, becoming Dean of the School of Education in 1934. Melby left NU for the Montana State University in 1941, subsequently holding administrative posts at the University of Montana and New York University before joining the faculty of Michigan State University. Melby died in 1987. Melby received his B.A....