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Ted R. Ragsdale papers


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Ted R. Ragsdale papers, 1931-1938 | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

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Collection Overview

Title: Ted R. Ragsdale papers, 1931-1938Add to your cart.

ID: 3/RG 4/FP 16-23-F1

Primary Creator: Ragsdale, Ted Roosevelt

Extent: 1.0 Cubic Feet

Arrangement: The folders are arranged chronologically.

Date Acquired: 05/28/2008

Subjects: Education, Elementary - Study and teaching, Race

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Ted R. Ragsdale Papers consist of his writings on improving public elementary education, as well as racial differences that are often associated with the eugenics studies of the early twentieth century.

Biographical Note

Ted R. Ragsdale was a professor of elementary education at Southern Illinois Normal University, later Southern Illinois University Carbondale.  He graduated from SINU in 1928, received his master's degree from the University of Illinois in 1931, and a doctorate from St. Louis University in 1942.  His career at SINU began in 1925 while he was a student.  He was named full professor at SIU in 1944, and also taught at the University of Wisconsin and the University of Colorado in visiting assignments.  The SIU Alumni Association awarded Ragsdale the Great Teacher award in June 1969.

Ragsdale was born on July 21, 1905 in Saline County, Illinois to T. H. and Jeanette Anderson Ragsdale of Galatia.  He married Lydia Dietrich in Murphysboro, Illinois on July 28, 1928.  They had one daughter, Anne Ragsdale Shinall.  He died on December 4, 1970.

Subject/Index Terms

Education, Elementary - Study and teaching

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: Accession 804.

Preferred Citation: [Item], Ted R. Ragsdale Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

Processing Information: Processed by Matt Gorzalski in March 2014.

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Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: "The Frequency of Performance of Certain Teacher Activities by Rural Teachers and the Extent to Which they Consider their Training Adequate Preparation for Performing such Duties Efficiently", 1931Add to your cart.
Ted R. Ragsdale's thesis for Master of Arts in Education in the Graduate School of the University of Illinois.
Folder 2: Educational Measurements, 1931Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Bibliographies, circa 1933Add to your cart.
Folder 4: "Racial Differences" Bibliography, circa 1933Add to your cart.
Folder 5: "A Graded List of Booklist Selected Children's Books", circa 1934Add to your cart.
Folder 6: History of American Education, Ed. 113, 1935-1936Add to your cart.
Folder 7: "Desired Information Concerning Incoming Students," Ed. 234, 1936Add to your cart.
Folder 8: "The Objectives of Education in the Public Elementary School", 1937Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Report on Probationary Freshmen, 1938Add to your cart.
Folder 10: "Experiments in Teaching," Ed. 110, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: "Some Investigations Relating to Racial Differences in Mental Capacities", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: "Description and Evaluation of Tests in Psychology and Education", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: "Some Recent Investigations Relating to Racial Differences", undatedAdd to your cart.

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