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Clifford E. Knapp collection of Lloyd B. Sharp papers

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Biographical Note

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Detailed Description

Speeches and Writings

General Records on Lloyd B. Sharp, and Outdoor Education


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Collection Overview

Title: Clifford E. Knapp collection of Lloyd B. Sharp papers, 1934-2002Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1934-1963

ID: 3/RG 4/FP 16-14-F2

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

Other Creators: Knapp, Clifford E.

Extent: 1.0 Cubic Feet

Arrangement:

Arranged into 2 series.

Series 1: Speeches and Writings

Series 2: General Records on Lloyd Sharp, and Outdoor Education

Date Acquired: 11/14/2014

Subjects: Camping - United States, Experiential learning - United States, Outdoor education

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection contains records collected by Clifford E. Knapp about outdoor education pioneer Lloyd B. Sharp.  The consists of speeches and writings authored by Sharp on camping and outdoor education, as well as master plans for Sessions Woods (Burlington Township, Connecticut) and Reynoldswood Camp (Dixon, Illinois).  There are also several writings on the same topics where authorship is unclear, as well biographical information on Sharp including a press release on his arrival at Southern Illinois University in 1960 and a copy of his death certificate.

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
Experiential learning - United States
Outdoor education

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: Access 2014_042

Acquisition Method: Donated by Clifford E. Knapp

Related Materials: Lloyd B. Sharp papers, 1918-1970 in the Special Collections Research Center, Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Preferred Citation: [Item/Box/Folder], Clifford E. Knapp collection of Lloyd B. Sharp papers, Special Collections Research Center, Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Processing Information: Processed by Hazhar Amin in February 2016.


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Series 2: General Records on Lloyd B. Sharp, and Outdoor Education, 1938-2002Add to your cart.
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Folder 26: Articles about Lloyd B. Sharp, and Outdoor Education, 1938-1984Add to your cart.
Folder 27: "Education and Reality", 1941Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Biographical Records, and Correspondence, 1943-2002Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Articles, and News about Outdoor Education, 1944-2000Add to your cart.
Folder 30: University of New York State, Bulletin School Camping and outdoor Education, 1950Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Questions on the Axe, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 32: A Discussion of the Spiritual Values in Decentralized Church Camping, 1956 AugustAdd to your cart.
Folder 33: Application Forms and Program Schedules, 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Small Camp Program, Outdoor Education Association, National Camp, 1957Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Trail Camping, 1957-1972Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Bruchures, Pamphlets, Outdoor Education, 1960-1962Add to your cart.
Folder 37: Outdoor Education Association, National Youth Leadership Camp, 1962 NovemberAdd to your cart.
Folder 38: Outdoor Education, Invenmtory and Index, 1969-1973Add to your cart.
Folder 39: Divison Outdoor, and Retreat Ministries, 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 40: Hands on Index, Issues 30-50, 1988-1994Add to your cart.

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