Sterling Memorial Library
Yale University Library, Manuscripts & Archives
PO Box 208240, 128 Wall Street, New Haven, CT 06520-8240
Catalog Number: MS
Title: Samuel Miller Brownell papers, 1923 - 1986 (inclusive), 1966 - 1975 (bulk).
Author: Brownell, Samuel Miller, 1900-
5 linear ft.
Terms of reproduction and use: Copyright has not been transferred to Yale University.
Historical/Biographical Note: Samuel Miller Brownell was born in Peru, Nebraska, on April 3, 1900. He received a B.A. degree from the University of Nebraska in 1921, an M.A. from Yale in 1924, and a Ph.D. from Yale in 1926. Brownell was superintendent of schools in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, from 1927 to 1938. From 1938 to 1953, he was a professor of educational administration at Yale. He served as president of New Haven Teachers College from 1947 to 1953. Brownell served as the United States commissioner of education from 1953 to 1956 and was superintendent of schools in Detroit from 1956 to 1966. He returned to Yale University in 1966, accepting a joint position with the University of Connecticut as a professor, advisor, and consultant in the field of urban educational administration. Although his assignment at the University of Connecticut was completed in 1970, he continued his role at Yale University until 1973. Brownell died in 1990.
Summary: The papers consist of correspondence, funding proposals, project reports, subject files, writings, research material, and printed materials that document the career of Samuel Miller Brownell as an educator and consultant in the field of urban educational administration during his tenure at Yale University and the University of Connecticut. Brownell’s contributions to the creation and administration of the Mid-Career Program in City School Administration at the Center for the Study of Education at Yale University comprise the main focus of the collection.
Other descriptions: An unpublished finding aid is available in the repository.
Arranged in three series: I. Yale Files, 1923-1982. II. Mid-Career
Program in City School Administration Files, 1950-1986. III. University
of Connecticut Files, 1966-1970.
Immediate source of acquisition: Gift of Samuel M. Brownell, 1989.
Location of originals: LSF - Request for use at Manuscripts and Archives.
Samuel Miller Brownell Papers. Manuscripts and Archives, Yale
Subject: Brownell, Samuel Miller, 1900-
Yale University. Department of Education.
Yale University. Center for the Study of Education. Mid-Career Program in City School Administration.
School management and organization.
School administrators -- In-service training.
Education -- United States.
Education -- Study and teaching.
Index Term - Occupation: Educators.
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