Guide to the Paul Irvine Papers, RG 197
Processed and Listed by: Dieter C. Ullrich
Date: July 2004
0.1 cubic feet; 7 items.
Number of Boxes:
1 file folder.
Type of material:
Some foxing of pages.
Historical or Biographical Sketch:
Paul Irvine was born on September 22, 1891. He received his B. A. from Williamette University and his M. A. and Ph.D from New York University. Dr. Irvine taught in Oregon and New Jersey during the 1920s before accepting a position as an education instructor at Alabama Polytechnic Institute in 1928. In 1948 he was promoted to full professor after organizing the Auburn Education Interpretation Service. Prior to his retirement in the spring of 1962, he acted as Head of the School of Education. His research and articles on improved reading and communication was nationally recognized. He died at age 70 on August 4, 1962 in Auburn.
Scope and Content:
Collection consists of materials pertaining to education in Alabama. Papers include; Report of the Committee on Alabama Course of Study, Southern States Work Conference on School Administrative Problems, "Status of County Teacher in Alabama, 1935-1936" by the Committee on Economic Status of White Rural Teachers in Alabama, 1939, and miscellaneous materials from Dr. Irvine's classes as an education professor at the Alabama Polytechnic Institution (presently Auburn University).
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