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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 50Add to your cart.
Folder 1: J-L Correspondence, 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 2: M-O Correspondence, 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 3: P-R Correspondence, 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 4: S-U Correspondence, 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 5: V-Z Correspondence, 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 6: W Correspondence, 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Walter, Frank, Roslyn Public School, 1957-1961Add to your cart.
Folder 8: X-Y Correspondence, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Z Correspondence, 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Publications on Camping, circa 1940-1969Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Educational Enrichment through Outdoor Education, 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Cleveland Heights School Corp, 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Development of Outdoor Laboratories as Centers of Learning, 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Guidebook for Growth at Camp Claussen, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Clear Pool Camp Manual, 1949Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Camp Compass Book, Camp Claussen, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: "Teachers Go Camping', 1950Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Report of Childrens Camp Project:  Salesmanship Club of Dallas, 1946Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Legislative Aspects of Camping, 1948Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Conservation in Education Workshop, Camp Sinawa, 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Progress Report of Functional Committees of Michigan Camping Association, 1938Add to your cart.
Folder 22: National Camp Counselor's Manual, 1933Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Discussion Leader's Guide for Use in Meetings on National goalsAdd to your cart.
Folder 24: Progress Report on Watershed Projects in IllinoisAdd to your cart.
Folder 25: Louisville Area Council, Boy Scouts, Camp Leader's Manual, 1932Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Camp Leadership Training Institutes Report, 1947Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Camp Airy Counselor's Manual, 1942Add to your cart.
Folder 28: "The Counselor's Job" and "Games for Boy Scouts"Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Report on Expanding School Services and Programs - Association for Supervision and Curriculum, 1951Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Camp Dogwood Workshop, 1954Add to your cart.
Folder 31: "An Experiment in Camping Education" by George Peabody, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 32: Camp Cho Yeh Directors Manual, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 33: A Plan for a School Camp Program, Elementary Schoo, Missouri, 1949Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Mr. Walter, Fifth Grade Campers, 1958Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Report of New York State Teacher's College Faculty Curriculum Conference on Outdoor Education, 1949Add to your cart.
Folder 36: New York University School of EducationAdd to your cart.
Folder 37: "How Schools Finance Camping", 1954Add to your cart.
Folder 38: Extending Education into the Out-of-Doors for same Michigan School ChildrenAdd to your cart.
Folder 39: Harisdale Public School Project, 1957Add to your cart.
Folder 40: Pre Camp Conference Program, New York City School Camp, Life Girls Camp, 1947Add to your cart.
Folder 41: The Camp Greylock, Massachusetts Ranger Program, 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 42: Outdoor Education Project of the American Association for Health, Physical Education and Recreation, 1958Add to your cart.
Folder 43: School Camping in Florida, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 44: Report on Extending Camping in the Austin Public Schools, 1951-1952Add to your cart.
Folder 45: Appropriation for Outdoor Education in the Common Schools of IllinoisAdd to your cart.
Folder 46: "An Opening Door for Education - A Special Report on Promotion", 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 47: Recommendations for Programming and Recruitment for Camp Mekahga, 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 48: Report of Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Denver, 1950Add to your cart.
Folder 49: Papers from the Conservation Education ConferenceAdd to your cart.

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