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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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Folder 1: Nebraska Wisconsin Church Regionals, 1955Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Church Camp Leadership Session, 1952Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Battle Creek, Michigan, 1946Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Summary of Campers Evaluation, Bradford Woods, Martinsville, Indiana, 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Conference of Leaders in Elementary Education, 1950-1951Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Springfield Group Reunion at National Camp, 1950 OctoberAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Philadelphia, 1950 AprilAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Mobile, Alabama, Scootshire Woods, 1950Add to your cart.
Folder 9: New York State Teachers College Faculty Conference, 1950 OctoberAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Kansas City, Missouri, Community Studies, W.D. Bryant, 1950Add to your cart.
Folder 11: L.B. Sharp Speech to National Audubon Society, 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 12: American Camping Association Regional, 1953Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Kansas City Department of Welfare, 1943Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Midwest Trip: St Louis, Missouri; Topeka, Kansas; and Terre Haute, Indiana, 1943Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Midwestern Trip, 1943 April-MayAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Mount Vernon Trip,, 1947 AprilAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: National Assocaition of Secondary School Principals Conference, 1947Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Southeast District of the Pennsylvania State Association for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, 1946Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Fall Creek Falls Conference, 1947Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Washington Trip, 1943Add to your cart.
Folder 21: American Camping Association, Pacific Section, 1942Add to your cart.
Folder 22: American Association for Health Physical Education and Recreation, Camping Committee, 1943Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Cleveland Heights Trip, 1943Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Dallas, Texas Trip, 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Salesman Club, Dallas, 1943-1945Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Girl Scouts, Plainfield, New York, 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Ithara and Syracuse Trip, 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Battle Creek Institute, 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Battle Creek, Michigan, 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Montreal, Canada Trip, Quebec Section Camping Association Conference, 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Albany Trip, January, 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 32: American Camping Association, Washington Convention, 1941 FebruaryAdd to your cart.
Folder 33: Girl Scouts Region 3, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Meeting, 1942Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Greenville, South Carolina Trip, 1942 FebruaryAdd to your cart.
Folder 35: Calendars, 1960-1962Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Bynden Woods, 1942Add to your cart.
Folder 37: Bethel, Pennsylvania, Camp Swatara, 1952Add to your cart.
Folder 38: Cornell Rural School Meeting, Dr. Lawrence Palmer, 1942 FebruaryAdd to your cart.
Folder 39: American Association of Health, Physical Education and Recreation, National Section, 1942 AprilAdd to your cart.
Folder 40: American Association for Health, Physical Education and Recreation, Eastern District, 1942Add to your cart.
Folder 41: American Association for Health, Physical Education and Recreation, Schenley Hotel, Pittsburgh, 1942Add to your cart.
Folder 42: B.B. Chemical Company, 1957Add to your cart.
Folder 43: Kiwanis, Markey, Indianapolis, 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 44: Indiana State Teachers Association, 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 45: Harrisburg Trip, 1944 OctoberAdd to your cart.
Folder 46: Midwestern Trip, 1944 March-AprilAdd to your cart.
Folder 47: National Recreation Congress, Baltimore, 1941Add to your cart.
Folder 48: Confererence of Elementary Education Leaders, 1949 JuneAdd to your cart.
Folder 49: Minneapolis Public Schools, 1949 FebruaryAdd to your cart.
Folder 50: American Camping Association, Dallas, Texas, 1949 FebruaryAdd to your cart.
Folder 51: Cleveland Heights Public Schools, 1949Add to your cart.
Folder 52: Pere Marquette State Park, Midwest State Park Association, 1949Add to your cart.
Folder 53: Pennsylvania Recreation Conference, 1949Add to your cart.
Folder 54: Third Conference of Leaders in Elementary Education, 1949 JuneAdd to your cart.
Folder 55: National Advisory Committee on Camping, YMCA, 1949Add to your cart.
Folder 56: Camp Hanoum, Thetford, Vermont Survey, 1947Add to your cart.
Folder 57: Camping Education Institutes, New York State Department of Education, 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 58: New Jersey Institute, 1944 JuneAdd to your cart.
Folder 59: New York Institute Faculty Information and Correspondence, 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 60: Chicago Trip, 1944 NovemberAdd to your cart.
Folder 61: Boy Scouts of American Meeting, Albany, New York, 1944 FebruaryAdd to your cart.
Folder 62: Albany, New York Trip, 1944 FebruaryAdd to your cart.
Folder 63: New York State Teachers College Convocation, 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 64: Tyler, Texas, 1949Add to your cart.

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