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Elena M. Sliepcevich papers

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Biographical Information and Professional Career

Printed, Collected Materials

School Health Education Study


Elena M. Sliepcevich papers, 1919-2008 | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

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Collection Overview

Title: Elena M. Sliepcevich papers, 1919-2008Add to your cart.

ID: 3/RG 4/FP 16-8-F1

Primary Creator: Sliepcevich, Elena M.

Extent: 16.0 Cubic Feet

Arrangement: Arranged into three series:  1) Biographical information and professional career, 2) Printed, collected materials, and 3) School Health Education Study.

Date Acquired: 10/22/2008

Subjects: Medical education - Philosophy, Medicine - Study and teaching, School Health Education Study, Washington, D.C., Sliepcevich, Elena M., Southern Illinois University at Carbondale - Faculty, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. School of Medicine.

Forms of Material: Artifacts., Clippings (information artifacts), Correspondence., Ledgers (account books), Photographs, Records (documents), Scrapbooks, Speeches, addresses, etc., Writings.

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection of materials spans Dr. Sliepcevich's career from the late 1920's to her retirement in the early 1990's. Limited memorabilia and personal materials from her early days in Montana, where she earned her elementary teaching certificate at age 17, to later documentation of degrees, honors and distinctions tell the story of a prolific academician and organizer.  In addition to personal and faculty records, this collection includes organizational records documenting Dr.  Sliepcevich's notable work as director of the instrumental School Health Education Study (SHES) prior to her appointment at Southern Illinois University.  There are several sample health education curriculum kits developed by School Health Education Study, also known as SHES, and related research programs.

 

Known for her generosity in sharing resources and texts from her personal library, Dr. Sliepcevich's collection also includes a key collection of published material relating to health education.  Dr. Sliepcevich's own professional contributions are represented by records of her speeches, articles, book manuscripts and other writings, as well as by samples of student dissertations which she advised during her tenure as a professor at Southern Illinois University.

Biographical Note

Widely recognized as one of the leading health educators of her time, in 1973 Elena Sliepcevich accepted a post at Southern Illinois University Carbondale as a professor in the School of Medicine and the Department of Health Education.  Before joining the faculty at Southern, she had served as director of the School Health Education Study (SHES), a pioneering grant-funded research program that spearheaded the drive towards a model for curriculum development in health education across the United States.  Ten conceptual areas identified in the SHES study still form the foundation of most modern health education programs today.

Dr. Sliepcevich's national reputation and influence were instrumental in placing Southern Illinois University within the top rankings of United States health education programs into the late 1980's. She brought a unique Patient Education conference to the Southern campus which led to the creation of a new course which she co-taught with Dr. Ella P. Lacey titled "Rx: Education in Health Care".  From 1983 to 1989, Southern Illinois University produced more doctors in health education than any other national program.

Elena Sliepcevich earned her Master of Arts degree in Health Education at the University of Michigan, followed by a Doctorate in Physical Education at Springfield College in Massachusetts where she was the first doctoral-level female graduate of the program.  She was awarded an honorary doctorate from her undergraduate alma mater, the University of Idaho in 1987.  Starting at Western Montana College, Sliepcevich held numerous permanent and visiting post-secondary academic posts.  She taught at Springfield College, the University of Florida, University of California at Los Angeles, the University of Oregon, the University of Northern Colorado, and Ohio State University.  Her list of honors and distinctions were equally diverse, highlighting her prolific contributions as an educator, curriculum developer, community servant, consultant, program leader and esteemed academic author.  Among other things, Dr. Sliepcevich was named Distinguished Fellow of the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) in 1972; awarded the Luther Halsey Gulick Medal from the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance in 1979; and received the Honor Award from the Alpha Alpha Chapter of Eta Sigma Gamma in 1987.

Dr. Sliepcevich authored four books, ten book-chapters, and hundreds of articles and reviews on the subject of health education.  She was an active member of national, state and local professional associations, frequently elected and appointed to leadership of committees and sections.  Highly-sought as a consultant for health education initiatives throughout her career, she led workshops throughout the nation and wrote research grants furthering study, education, and service within her field.

Elena Sliepcevich was born in Anaconda, Montana in 1919 and died in March of 2008 in Norman, Oklahoma.

Subject/Index Terms

Medical education - Philosophy
Medicine - Study and teaching
School Health Education Study, Washington, D.C.
Sliepcevich, Elena M.
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale - Faculty
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. School of Medicine.

Administrative Information

Repository: Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

Access Restrictions: Unrestricted access.

Use Restrictions: To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any publication, including on the World Wide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical property and (2) the holder of the copyright. Persons wishing to quote from this collection should consult Special Collections Research Center to determine copyright holders for information in this collection. Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original.

Acquisition Source: Gift.

Preferred Citation: [after identification of item(s)], Elena M. Sliepcevich Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Morris Library, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

Other Note: A  collection of photographs, certificates, scrapbooks, and medals supplement the printed material and need further description.


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Series 2: Printed, Collected Materials, 1940-2008Add to your cart.
This series includes files kept by Elena M. Sliepcevich from colleagues, professional organizations, professional preparation conferences, and the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing. Examples include colleague publications, professional conference programs, and selected personal records of her late brother, Cedomir M. "Cheddy" Sliepcevich.
Box 7Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Conference programs, 1948-1973Add to your cart.
Examples include Northwest District of American Association for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (1948), Workshop on Health Education: UCLA (1958), Nutrition Education Conference (1957, 1962), and Man's Health and His Environment (1968).
Folder 2: Selected conference presentations, 1957-1984Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Programs: Society for Public Health Education, 1950-1999Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Centennial Publications: American Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Centennial Documents: American Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 6: California Assocation for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance: Journal Times, Volume 44(8), 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 7: XIV World Conference on Health Education: Helsinki Finland, 1991 June 16-21Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Series of Publication Catalogues: ARNO Press, 1974-1980Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Program Planning Kit: A Healthy Child, The Key to the Basics, circa 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Larry Green Nominations: Society for Public Health Education Distinguished Service Award, 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Fellows Directory: Society for Public Health Education, 1986, 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Journal of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation: 75th Anniversary issue, 1960 AprilAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Fellows Rosters: American Association for Health Education, 1999, 2006Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Honor Awards Programs: American Association for Health Education, 1984, 1986-1988, 1993-1994, 2002Add to your cart.
Folder 15: American Journal of Public Health, Volume 35(9), 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Bronfman Prize Programs, 1961-1963Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Report: Hisotry of College of Education, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 18: PowerPoint Presentation: Department of Health Education, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, circa 2002Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Policies: Joint Committee of National Association of Education-American Medical Association (NEA-AMA), 1966, 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Educational Purposes Booklets, 1940-1962Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Health Bulletin for Teachers, 1960-1961Add to your cart.
Folder 22: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO): Second National Convention Program, 1949Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Journal of Sport Medeicine and Physical Fitness, 1961 SeptemberAdd to your cart.
Folder 24: Administrators Conference on School Health, 1950 JanuaryAdd to your cart.
Folder 25: Health Education Reference Card, circa 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 26: American Red Cross Journal, 1967 DecemberAdd to your cart.
Folder 27: Donald Boydston Memoir, 2007Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Wetzel Grid: User Instructions, circa 1959Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Eta Sigma Gamma Award Presentations, circa 1992-2003Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Vernon E. Wilson Keynote Address: Second Governor's Conference on Education about Health, 1971 February 11Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Handbook of Measures in Human Sexuality, circa 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Report: Commission of the States, 1981-1982Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Dorothy Nyswander: Concerns of an Octogenarian, 1982 October 23Add to your cart.
Folder 34: National Elementary Principal: Vol. XLVIII(2), 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Selected Historical Articles (Smillie, Maclean), 1949, 1958Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Focal Points, 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 37: Val Welsh Internship Project: History of the Health Service, Southern Illiinois University Carbondale, 1964-1972Add to your cart.
Folder 38: Delbert Oberteufer Symposia, 1985, 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 39: Colleague Files: Mary Katherine Beyrer, 1960, 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 40: Colleague Files: William H. Carlyon, 1975-1984Add to your cart.
Folder 41: Colleague Files: William H. Carlyon: Correspondence regarding Focal Points article, 1983-1984Add to your cart.
Folder 42: Colleague Files: William B. Cissell: Correspondence regarding dissertation, 1972-1975Add to your cart.
Folder 43: Colleague Files: Peter A. Cortese, 1971, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 44: Colleague Files: Herman E. Hilleboe Bronfman Lecture, circa 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 45: Colleague Files: Ella P. Lacey, circa 1988-1994Add to your cart.
Folder 46: Colleague Files: Richard K. Means, circa 1971Add to your cart.
This folder includes Means' writings on the importance of health education
Folder 47: Colleague Files: Ann E. Nolte, circa 1961-1969, 1998Add to your cart.
This folder includes a copy of Nolte's prospectus draft as well as the 1998 interview published in the International Journal of Health Education.
Folder 48: Colleague Files: Marion B. Pollock, 1968-1990Add to your cart.
Folder 49: Colleague Files: Sara Louise Smith, circa 1960Add to your cart.
Box 8Add to your cart.
Folder 1: American Association for Health Education Historical PowerPoint, 1937-2007Add to your cart.
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Folder 2: American Association for Health Education Historical PowerPoint, 1937-2007Add to your cart.
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Folder 3: American Association for Health Education Historical PowerPoint, 1937-2007Add to your cart.
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Folder 4: American Association for Health Education Historical PowerPoint, 1937-2007Add to your cart.
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Folder 5: American Association for Health Education Historical PowerPoint, 1937-2007Add to your cart.
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Folder 6: American Association for Health Education Historical PowerPoint, 1937-2007Add to your cart.
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Folder 7: Eta Sigma Gamma Monographs, 1990-1991Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Eta Sigma Gamma Monographs, 1992-1993Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Supporting documents for school and college health education, circa 1955-1971Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Physical Culture: Volume XLI(2), 1919Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Report on SEMINARS: Osteopathy, 1961-1962Add to your cart.
Folder 12: International Journal of Health Education: Volume IX(2), 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Directory of national organizations with interest in school health, 1968 JuneAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Cardinal Principles of Secondary Education Bulletin (Number 35), 1918Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Journal of Education: Volume 141(4), 1959 AprilAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: National Association of Secondary School Principals, 1968 MarchAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: ABC Television Series: How Life Begins, 1967 December 22Add to your cart.
Folder 18: The Comprehensive School Health Curriculum: Volume 1, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 19: The Comprehensive School Health Curriculum: Volume 2, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Book: Garbage: The History and Future of Garbage in America, 1973Add to your cart.
This book, authored by Katie Kelly, references Elena M. Sliepcevich's doctoral dissertation.
Folder 21: Edward B. Johns: His Contributions to the Field of Health Education, 1982Add to your cart.
Mary Hochman Thesis
Item 1: The Development of a Criterion-Referenced Instrument to Assess Health Knowledge, 1975Add to your cart.
Peter A. Cortese Dissertation
Item 2: A Multiple Variable Analysis of Marital Adjustment as a Basis for Formulating a Theoretical Model, 1978Add to your cart.
John A. Bonaguro Dissertation
Box 9Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Biographical Data, circa 1936-1973Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Correspondence, 1958-1974Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Correspondence, 1979-1993Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Publications and Research, 1950-1959Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Publications and Research, 1960-1964Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Publications and Research, 1965-1993Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Honors and Awards, 1958-1974Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Honors and Awards, 1978-1992Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Miscellaneous Files, circa 1962-1991Add to your cart.
This folder includes newspaper clippings about C.M. Sliepcevich and documents regarding his retirement.
Folder 10: University of Oklahoma Files, circa 1955-1980Add to your cart.
This folder includes informational materials on the Department of Engineering, University of Oklahoma, where C.M. Sliepcevich served on faculty.
Box 10Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Progress Report: The Health Education Profession in the Twenty-First Century, 1995-2000Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Reports: National Conference on Undergraduate Professional Preparation, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Correspondence: Regarding professional unification through health education organizations, 1967 May 11 - 1968 April 23Add to your cart.
Correspondence between Sliepcevich, Mayshark, Johns, Means, Sutton, and Fodor regarding the professional unification of the health education field.
Folder 4: Mobilization Conference for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, 1951 March 19-21Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Report of the American Public Health Association Task Force (Arden House Conference), 1956 October 12-15Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Article: Professional Unity in Health Education, 1959 SeptemberAdd to your cart.
Authored by Edward B. Johns in the Journal of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation
Folder 7: Reports and Notes from National Conferences, circa 1957-1977Add to your cart.
National conferences include American Association for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation; American Public Health Association; and American School Health Association.
Folder 8: Health Education Planning Conference (Highland Park Conference), 1959 October 10-12Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Conference on the Evaluation and Projection of Health Education Division Activities, 1965 April 23-25Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Conference on Association, Function, Organization and Relationships (CAFOR), 1968-1969, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Conference to Explore the Feasibility of a Federation of National Health Education Organizations (Neenah Conference), 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Alliance of Associations for the Advancement of Education (AAAE), 1972 FebruaryAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Guide for the Development of Competency-Based Curricula for Entry Level Health Educators, 1983 FallAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Framework for the Development of Competency-Based Curricula for Entry Level Health Educators, 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Framework for the Development of Competency-Based Curricula for Entry Level Health Educators (Reprint), 1990Add to your cart.
Box 11Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Conference Programs, 1948-1953Add to your cart.
Conference programs include Jackson's Mill; Conference on the Undergraduate Professional Preparation of Students Majoring in Health Education; National Conference on Graduate Study in Health Education, Physical Education, and Recreation; and Second Conference on Professional Preparation of Students Majoring in Health Education
Folder 2: Conference Programs, 1955-1956Add to your cart.
Conferences include the National Conference on the Undergraduate Health Education Minor Program and Desirable Health Education Emphases for the Physical Education Major Program and National Conference on College Health Education
Folder 3: Role Delineation Project Proceedings, 1978-1986Add to your cart.
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Folder 4: Role Delineation Project Proceedings, 1978-1986Add to your cart.
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Folder 5: Role Delineation Project Proceedings, 1978-1986Add to your cart.
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Folder 6: Role Delineation Project Evaluation Reports, 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Role Delineation Project Correspondence, 1980-1995Add to your cart.
Folder 8: National Commission for Health Education Credentialing: Instructional Kit, 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 9: National Commission for Health Education Credentialing Materials, 1988-1989Add to your cart.

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