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Lloyd B. Sharp papers, 1918-1970 | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

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Collection Overview

Title: Lloyd B. Sharp papers, 1918-1970Add to your cart.

ID: 3/RG 4/FP 16-14-F1

Primary Creator: Sharp, L. B. (Lloyd Burgess) (1895-1963)

Extent: 95.0 Cubic Feet

Arrangement: The collection is described in a basic box and folder list in the order in which it was received.  No formal arrangement has been done.

Date Acquired: 00/00/1973. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Camping - United States, Camp sites, facilities, etc. - United States, Experiential learning - United States, Outdoor education, Sharp, L. B. (Lloyd Burgess), 1895-1963

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Lloyd B. Sharp Papers document Sharp's directorship of the Outdoor Education Association, National Camp, and Life Camps.  The materials were collected and maintained by Sharp during the course of his career.  The collection consists of a wide variety of material.  There are numerous files of correspondence, survey material, reports, maps, and camper reviews concerning the operation or establishment of camps throughout the United States.  Much of the correspondence is between Sharp and religious leaders as many camps were affiliated with a variety of Christian denominations including Methodist, Baptist, Lutheran, Presbyterian, Roman Catholic, and Evangelical United Brethren.  Other groups include the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA), and the Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA).  Other material relating to National Camp, Life Camps, and camps throughout the country includes annual reports, song books, and camp newsletters.

Several files contain minutes, agendas, itineraries, and related correspondence regard annual meetings or conferences of the Outdoor Education Association, American Camping Association, National Camp, and the American Association of School Administrators.  Related files document Sharp's trips to numerous cities for meetings with local camping organizations or Christian denominations in charge of the camps.

Some files consist of correspondence and camp surveys documenting the Outdoor Education Association's relocation to Southern Illinois University Carbondale and the development of the outdoor education laboratory at Little Grassy Lake.

Biographical Note

Lloyd B. Sharp was a pioneer in outdoor education.  He was born in Kansas in 1895 and attended Emporia Normal School.  He later worked for the Playground and Recreation Association of Michigan.  In February 1923, Sharp began graduate studies in physical education at Teachers College, Columbia, Missouri where he completed his master's degree in 1924 and his PhD in 1930.

In 1925 Sharp was hired by Life Magazine to oversee Fresh Air summer camps for New York City children, and later established similar programs in New Jersey and Connecticut.  The camps taught children self-reliance and group relationships.  He opened National Camp in 1940 and continued to operate it even after Life Magazine closed its Life Camps in 1951.  Sharp continued National Camp under the newly created Outdoor Education Association.

In 1959 Sharp accepted a faculty position at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.  He relocated the Outdoor Education Association to campus and influenced the establishment of the outdoor experiential education facility Touch of Nature.  National Camp closed in 1962.  Sharp died in 1963.

Subject/Index Terms

Camping - United States
Camp sites, facilities, etc. - United States
Experiential learning - United States
Outdoor education
Sharp, L. B. (Lloyd Burgess), 1895-1963

Administrative Information

Repository: Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

Accruals: Accession 1824 consisted of National Camp and Life Camp annual reports and was formally accessioned in 2002, many years after it was initially acquired.  The initial acquisition date is unknown but it likely came

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 Method: The collection comprises several accessions but no clear transfer paper could be found.  Accession 686 was aquired by the University Archives c. 1973.  Accession 469 was aquired by the Manuscripts Division and transferred to University Archives in 1977.

Related Materials: Clifford E. Knapp collection of Lloyd B. Sharp papers, in the Special Collections Research Center, Southern Illinois University Carbondale

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

Processing Information: Processed by Beth Martell and Matt Gorzalski in June-August 2013.


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Box 9Add to your cart.
Folder 1: National Camp Correspondence, 1951Add to your cart.
National Camp Communication: Margaret grubbauer 1951; Don Horner 1951; Mr. and Mrs. William C Kouns 1951; Victor Lindquist 1951; Christine Mahl 1951; Arthur T. Nelson 1951; Margaret O'Connell.
Folder 2: National Camp Correspondence, 1951Add to your cart.
Clifford Rapson, Russell Rayner, Peter Roth, Karl Heinz, Ernst Schmitt, Nancy Simpson, John Skaggs, Charles Wegener.
Folder 3: National Camp Student Papers, 1940Add to your cart.
Folder 4: National Camp Correspondence and Camp Papers, 1950-1951Add to your cart.
George Belden, Esther Carhart, Bernice Helff, Leonard Perry, Ann Patriquin, Albert Swann, Clareta Walker, Glenna Williams, Mary Cecilia Wick.
Folder 5: National Camp Papers, 1949Add to your cart.
Sue Tinker, Marrion Tinsky, Walter Frank, Clifton Wight.
Folder 6: National Camp Papers and Correspondence, 1948-1952Add to your cart.
Robert Wear, Louise Wear, Joan Marie Wichman, Mary Wiley, Jean Wolfe, Alma yokley.
Folder 7: Camping Records, 1940-1955Add to your cart.
National Camp Report 1940; Star View Camp Map 1955; National Camp Who's Who 1946; How to Study a Camp 1940.
Folder 8: Camping Materials, 1940, 1955Add to your cart.
National Camp Logos - Sample - 1940; L. B. Sharp's hunting license and Buffalo hunter certificates 1955
Folder 9: National and Life Camp Materials, 1941, undatedAdd to your cart.
National Camp "List of things to cover in the Orientation of the small Camps;" Fine Points in Menu Making; July Report of a Small Camp (Frontiersmen), Camp Polebridge, Life Camps 1941
Folder 10: National Camp Participant Papers, 1942-1950Add to your cart.
C. Kenneth Knox, Mary Kirchof, Mary Beauchamp, Walter Anderson, julian Stephenson, Mary Stapp, John Spencer, Gladys Snyder, Jane-Frances Koepel, Ruth Kelley, Bob Grayce, Carol Gordon, Margaret George, William French, Ernest Flemming, and letter with an illustration from Melissa Fouratte.
Folder 11: National Camp Teacher/Employee Applications, 1955Add to your cart.
Jerry Beker, Julia Berwager, Gilbert Crentzburg, Bert Margolis, Daphne Drake, Arthur Gottesman, Claridel Kinney, Loraine Olson, and Doris Platts.
Folder 12: Life's Boys Camp Map, Pottersville, New Jersey, 1936Add to your cart.
Folder 13: National Camp Teacher/Employee Applications, 1941-1950Add to your cart.
Le Royce Downing; Helen Greenlaw, Yolanda Hewitt, Bertha Ritzner, Helen Howland, Ruth Heppel, Barbara Jenks, Frank Irwin, Robert Hybels, Mary Graham, Theodore Holt, Mattie Howell, Marjorie Hower, Harold Hilliard, Harold Kaczynski, Francine Hatley, Joseph Keyser.
Folder 14: The Kanthook, 1940-1941Add to your cart.
Folder 15: The Canthook, 1942-1944Add to your cart.
Folder 16: The Canthook, 1945-1946Add to your cart.
Folder 17: The Canthook, 1947-1949Add to your cart.
Folder 18: The Canthook, 1950-1951Add to your cart.
Folder 19: National Camp Material, 1948-1960Add to your cart.
Program material, Weather Bureau publications, News items to National Camp staff, camp conference brochure, National Camp 1954, Outdoor Education Association camp 1960.
Folder 20: National Camp Report, 1940Add to your cart.
Folder 21: National Camp Layout and Other Camp Material on Outdoor Education Association, 1941-1947Add to your cart.
Newsletters, Commission on Teacher Education of the American Council of Education, Delaware Water Cap Auto-Caravan Trip 1941, Wights, Measures, Market Prices, National Camp Offers, Care of Tools and Equipment, Outdoor Education workshops and correspondence 1957.
Folder 22: National Camp Materials, 1940-1953Add to your cart.
Vigil at Deer Dell; A Program of camping for the Seventh Grade of the Garden City, Kansas schools; plan for a church camp for adolescent youth; a curriculum whereby the outdoors will be used to enrich the lives of children; teaching more effectively the first grad subjects by studying with the children in the out doors (1953).

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