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Commissioner's addresses and articles

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New York State Education Department

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Summary:
This series consists of addresses by Education Department Commissioners. Included are addresses, drafts and notes by Andrew S. Draper. Many of which were presented at school commencements and before community organizations. Topics include education trends, the role of American Universities, the functioning and purpose of schools, school curricula, New York's role in education and historical topics, such as the settlement of the Alabama claims, the presidency of Ulysses S. Grant, and the Civil and Revolutionary War.
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2.5 cu. ft.
Inclusive Dates:
[ca. 1872-1913
Series Number:
A2098

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Numeric by number on envelope, which closely follows the chronological order of their presentation.

Administrative History

During the period of these addresses and articles, Draper occupied a number of public and private positions within and without New York State, including: member of the law firm of Draper and Chester, 1871-1886; member of Albany Board of Education, 1879-1881; New York State Assemblyman, 1881; member of the State Normal College Board, 1882-1886; New York State Superintendent of Public Instruction, 1886-1892; Superintendent of Instruction of Cleveland, Ohio public schools, 1892-1894; President of the University of Illinois, 1894-1904; and New York State Commissioner of Education, 1904-1913.

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of copies of addresses by Andrew S. Draper. Some are accompanied by drafts and notes.

These addresses and articles, many of which were presented at school commencements and before a variety of community organizations, primarily concern such topics as trends in education, the role of American Universities, the functioning and purpose of schools, school curricula, and New York's role in education. A number of these addresses and articles deal with historical topics, such as the settlement of the Alabama claims, the presidency of Ulysses S. Grant, and the Civil War and Revolutionary War periods. At the beginning of the series is a folder containing lists of Draper's published works through 1911 and several miscellaneous papers, including a list of books for a district library, a newspaper article about Draper's resignation as President of the University of Illinois, a letter to Draper from the Redpath Lyceum Bureau, an unidentified list of names, Draper's membership cards from the Grant Club, and membership certificates from the Independent Order of Good Templars and the State Historical Society of Wisconsin.

Each address or article is in an envelope labelled with the title or subject, place and date of presentation or publication, and a number.

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Accretion: A2098-77
circa 1894-1911 NYS Education Dept. Draper Address Guide 1 A
undated Guide 1 0
circa 1891 Honorable Settlement of a National Dispute 1 1
Our National Politics from the Revolution to the Rebellion 1 2
1872 July 4 East Bloomfield, NY - Fourth of July Oration 1 3
1876 July 4 Oration delivered before Waterburian Society of the Delaware Literary Institution at Franklin, NY 1 4
1883 Memorial Day Address at Guilderland, NY 1 5
circa 1886-1892 "The Kindergarten" - Address at Saratoga at the NEA 1 6
1890 October 11 The Authority of State in the Education of her children; State Schoolmasters' Club of Illinois - Peoria, Illinois 1 7
1890 November 28 "A Teaching Profession" 1 8
1891 January "The Limits of State Control in Education" 1 9
1891 April 30 The Spirit of School Administration 1 10
1891 December American Schools for American Citizenship (Wisconsin - Dec. 26, 1891; Iowa - Dec. 30, 1891; Nebraska - Dec. 31, 1891 1 11
Grand Army Address, Prior to 1892 1 12
1892 October 28 Character in History 1 13
1893 March 11 "The Spirit of the Teacher" 1 14
1893 December 16 "Science and the Elementary Schools" 1 15
1893-1894 "The Abolition of Grade Examinations" - 1893, 'The Teacher's Position" - 1894 1 16
1894 Memorial Day Address at University of Illinois 1 17
1894-1904 The General Government and Popular Education 1 18
1894-1904 Western Colleges and Universities 1 19
1894-1904 The Limitations Upon University Growth 1 20
1894-1904 United States History in the Public Schools 1 21
1894-1904 Hamilton Club - Abstract of remarks in re: American Public School System 1 22
1894-1904 The Spirit of University at University of Illinois 1 23
circa 1894-1904 Leaves from an Old Note Book 1 24
1894 January 23 How to have the Best Schools in Large Cities or City School Problems at Buffalo 1 25
1894 April 23 Report on Colonel Parker's Cook County Normal School made to the Board of Education of Cook County Illinois, by A.S. Draper, Superintendent of Instruction of Cleveland, Ohio 1 26
1895 June 9 The College Graduate in Affairs - Baccalaureate Address, University of Illinois 1 27
1895 September 12 Suggestions to the Corps of Instruction at the University of Illinois 1 28
1896 January 22 The Agricultural Interests of Illinois and the State University Address given at Clinton, Illinois 1 29
[No folder] 1 30
1896 June 7, 1906 June 6 "The Relations of the Individual to the Mass" - Baccalaureate Address, University of Illinois - June 7, 1896; New Hampshire College, Durham, New Hampshire - June 6, 1906 1 31
1896 December 13 The Pilgrim and his share in American Life Forefathers' Convocation, University of Illinois 1 32
1897 April 23 The Organization of City School Systems Report of the Committee of Fifteen Education Review 1 33
1897 July 1 The Recovery of the Law - Address at University of Michigan 1 34
1897 December 23, 1898 February The Functions of the State Touching Education Before California State Teacher's Association San Francisco, Published in Educational Review 1 35
1897 December 30 The Crucial Test of the Public School System, Address given at a public meeting of citizens of San Francisco 1 36
1898 February 15 The Distinguishing Features of the State Universities Address at University of Nebraska 1 37
1898 June 5 The Worth of the Man - University of Illinois - Baccalaureate Address 1 38
1899 The Point of View - University of Illinois President Draper's address to the class of 1899 1 39
circa 1900 The World Contest for Freedom 1 40
1900 January 13 The Schools and Citizensip Address before Cook County Teachers - January 13, 1900, also at Brooklyn 1 41
1900 March 23 The Responsibility of the School for Inspiration of the Pupil - Address before the Central Illinois Teachers Association 1 42
1900 May 9 Ideal Public Schools Written for the Youth's Companion 1 43
1900 June "The Ethics of Getting Teachers and Getting Positions" - Educational Review 1 44
1900 June 3 "The Scientific Advance" - Baccalaureate Address - University of Illinois 1 45
1900 October 24 "The Banker and the Community Life" - Address before Illinois State Bankers' Association, Rockford, Illinois 1 46
1900 December 1 Common School Problems in Chicago - Address before Citizens, Education Commission of the Civic Federation of Chicago 1 47
1901 February 4 "John Marshall and the March of the Constitution" - Before Marshall Day Convocation, University of Illinois 1 48
1901 April 4 "The Outlook of the US at the Opening of the 19th Century and again at the Opening of the 20th Address before the United Scientific Societies of Chicago" 1 49
1901 June 9 "The University's Return to the State" Baccalaureate Address - University of Illinois 1 50
1901 June 17 "American Institutions" President Draper's Response to the toast "American Institutions" at President Harper's dinner at the Quadrangle Club, Monday evening 1 51
1901 August 3 "The State Universities," Published in "The Outlook" 1 52
1901 December 26 "The Element of Inspiration in the Schools" - Before Associated Academic Principals, Syracuse, NY 1 53
1902 March 8, 1902 May "Educational Tendencies, Desirable and Otherwise" - Before Harvard University Teachers Association, Cambridge - March 8, 1902, Published in Education Review - May 1902 1 54
1902 March 29 "Shall the Use of the terms 'College' and 'University' be restricted by the State?" - Address before North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, Cleveland, Ohio 1 55
1903 "The Personal Equation in the Medical Profession" - President Draper to Class of 1903 1 56
1903 January 17 "Co-Education in America" - Address before Twentieth Century Club, Boston 1 57
1903 January 19 "Vital Points Touching the Public Schools of a Large City" - Address before the Public Education Association, Philadelphia, Pa. 1 58
1903 October 22 Kansas City Alumni of the University of Illinois dinner - Address by President Draper 1 59
1903 December 30 "University Questions Concerning the Common Schools" - Address before the Illinois State Teachers' Association, Springfield, Ill. 1 60
1904 "Children and Animals," Written for the Daily Live Stock World 1 61
1904 Albany High School 1904 Commencement Address 1 62
1904 October "Government in American Universities" - President's Address at North Central Association of Colleges & Secondary Schools, Chicago; Published in Educational Review 1 63
1904 June Remarks to Department Force; Abstract Assembly Chamber, Capitol, Albany 1 64
1904 June 8 Baccalaureate Address - University of Illinois 1 65
1904 September 1 "Going to College," Written by Dr.Draper for Youth's Companion when he was President of the University of Illinois 1 66
1904 November 25 Physical Training and Athletics in the Schools Address before the Massachusetts State Teacher's Association, Boston 1 67
1905 Febraury 20 Public School Centenary, N.Y.C. 1 68
1905 April 1 Albany Journal Dinner 1 69
1905 May 17 Nurses - Albany Hospital Training School Graduation Exercises 1 70
1905 June 7 "Public School Programs," Written for The Outlook 1 71
1905 October 17 "The University Presidency" - Inauguration of President James at the University of Illinois, also Installation Address 1 72
1905 November 20 The Schools and Moral Sense - Address before Ministerial Association of Albany 1 73
1905 December "The Relation of the State Education Department to State Educational Authorities" - Address before State Teacher's Association, Syracuse 2 74
1905 December 6 "The Mayflower - Fore and Aft" - Address at Cooper Union, NYC 2 75
1905 December 17 "The Congregational Church and the National Life" - Given at Forefathers Day Service, First Congregational Church, Albany, NY 2 76
1906 Banker's Association - 1906 President's Address, Charles H. Sabin 2 77
1906 February 8 State Grange, Geneva, NY - Newspaper abstract and notes of Commissioners Address 2 78
1906 April 27 "Lessons from the Life of Grant" also "Inborn qualities in the Character of Grant " - State Normal College, Albany NY 2 79
1906 May 1 "Young Physicians and the Medical Profession," Factors in the making of the Medical Profession - Address at Albany Medical College 2 80
1898 July 8, 1906 May 11 "American Universities & the National Life" - Address before the NEA, Washington D.C.- July 8, 1898; Colgate University "Patron's Day" - May 11, 1906 2 81
1906 June,1909 June 25 "The Trend in American Education," Written for Appleton's Magazine - June 1906; Given at Rhode Island State Normal School - June 25, 1909 2 82
1906 June "National Education Systems," Written for the Encyclopedia Americana 2 83
1906 August 3 Whitelaw Reid's Address at Cambridge, "Rise of the U.S. in the 18th Century" 2 84
1906 October 11 "Appointing officers and Civil Service Regulations" Address before State and Municipal Civil Service Commissioners, Albany, N.Y. 2 85
1906 October 26 "Academic Examinations and Academic Funds" - Convocation Address 2 86
1906 November 22 "Going to Work," written for the Youth's Companion 2 87
1906 December, 1907 January 11 "Illiteracy in the United States," written for the Youth's Companion - December 1906, Revised January 11, 1907 2 88
1906 December "The Perfect Education," written for the Youth's Companion 2 89
1906 December 27 State Teachers Association, 1906 Syracuse Meetings Abstract of the Year's Review of the State's operations in education 2 90
1907 February 4, 1907 March 5 "Federal Educational Arrangements," written for The Outlook - February 4, 1907, Revised and sent March 5, 1907 2 91
1907 March 7 "What Next About Union College?" - Union University Day 2 92
1907 April 19 Albany Academy Alumni Association Abstract of Dr. Draper 2 93
1907 May 23 The Schools and International Peace Address at the Lake Mohonk Conference on International Arbitration 2 94
1907 June 12 "The American Type of University" - Commence. Address at Syracuse University 2 95
1907 July 7 Self Culture for Young People, Introduction by Editor-in-Chief 2 96
1907 September 17, November 7, 1770 January 18 New York's Obligations to Her History - Address before the NYS Historical Society, Buffalo, NY - September 17, 1907; Also given before Ontario County Historical Society, Canandaigua, N.Y. - November 7, 1907; With Notes on the "Battle of Golden Hill" - January 18, 1770 2 97
1905-1906 Notes on Archaeological Explorations by N.Y. State Museum: 1905-1906 Indian Villages, Indian material by Arthur Parker; Porto Rico - notes on social conditions; Cuba - notes on social conditions; See envelope (folder) #110 (Lake Mohonk material) 2 98
1907 October 30 "What the Women's Clubs May Do for the Schools" - Address at State Federation of Women's Clubs, Troy, N.Y. 2 99
1906 November 7 "Shall We Have School Supervision in the Country?" - Address at State Association of School Commissioners and Superintendents, Syracuse, N.Y. 2 100
1908 January 16, April "From Manual Training to Technical and Trades Schools" - Magazine article, written by A.S. Draper - January 16, 1908; Published in the Educational Review - April 1908 2 101
1908 January 29 William McKinley Address before Albany Law School 2 102
1908 February 26 "Desirable Uniformity and Diversity in American Education" - Address before NEA - Department of Superintendence at Washington, D.C. 2 103
1908 March 17 The National Limits of Academic Freedom - Address at the University of Chicago 2 104
1908 April 2 "The School Needs of a City" - Address before the Current Topics Club, Troy, N.Y. 2 105
1908 June 9 "The Democratic Advance in American Universities" - Address at the Commencement Exercises of the University of Maine 2 106
1908 June 22 Sixtieth Birthday - Dr. A.S. Draper, Remarks at dinner 2 107
1908 June 29 "The Adaption of the Schools to Industry and Efficiency" - Address before the National Education Association, Cleveland, Ohio 2 108
1908 August 18 Presentation of Loving Cup to Admiral Evans upon the occasion of his 62nd birthday and his retirement from active service in the Navy - Address by A.S. Draper at Lake Mohonk 2 109
1906 October 17, 1907 October 23 Lake Mohonk Address - October 17, 1906, Lake Mohonk Conference - October 23, 1907; For other material see Envelope (folder #98) 2 110
1908 December 29 "Agriculture and Its Educational Needs" - Address given before Joint Meeting of associated Academic Principals and State Teachers Association at Syracuse, N.Y. 2 111
[No folder] 2 112
1909 January 22 Conserving Childhood Before Child Labor Committee Meeting, Chicago, Illinois 2 113
[No folder] 2 114
[No folder] 2 115
[No folder] 2 116
1909 March 17, February 15 Abstract of Extemporaneous Remarks on Industrial Education at the dinner of the Boston Merchants' Association and the Chamber of Commerce, Boston - March 17, 1909; Press notice of extemporaneous address on Industrial Education before the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences - February 15, 1909 2 117
1909 July 3, 1905 July 4 "The Nation's Educational Purpose" at Chautaugua, N.Y. - July 3, 1909, Revised from address before National Education Association - July 4, 1905 2 118
1909 July 23 "The Illinois College of Agriculture" - Written for "The Agriculturist" 2 119
1909 October 28 Albany Normal College Dedication Address by A.S. Draper 2 120
1909 October 29 The Relative Educational standing of New York Convocation Address, The tables used in this address were compiled from data which are on file in the 2nd drawer of Commissioner's personal file case - secretary's room 2 121
1909 November 6 "Public Morals and Public Schools" - Address at Iowa State Teacher's Association, Des Moines, Iowa 2 122
1909 November 7 "The Church Influence in Education" - Address at the State University of Iowa. 2 123
1909 November 26 "The Essential Groundwork of Industrial Training" - Address at Massachusetts Teacher's Association, Worchester, Massachusetts 2 124
1909 December 11 "The Lay Influence in School Management" - Address before School Directors of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh, Pa. 2 125
1909 New York Colleges and the State System of Education. Commissioner's Special Theme for the Report of 1910, for the school year ending 1909 December 2 126
[No folder] 2 127
1910 March 23 "What will make for the Progress of Albany" - Informal talk before Aurania Club 2 128
1897 June 5 The Law of Equipoise Baccalaureate Address at the Chapel of the University of Illinois - June 5, 1897, Re-written for Purdue University Commencement - June 9, 1909 (not used), Used at Western Reserve University - June 16, 1910 2 129
1910 Religious, Morals, Ethics, and the Schools - Commissioner's special theme for the Seventh Annual Report of the N.Y.S. Education Department for the school year ending July 31, 1910 2 130
1909 November 4, 1910 November 10 "Motive in Education" - Address before Kansas State Teacher's Association, Topeka, Kansas - November 4, 1909; Also at Rutgers College (Charter Day) New Brunswick, N.J. - November 10, 1910 2 131
1910 December 28 The Education that Concerns New York - Address before the New York State Teacher's Association, Rochester 2 132
1910 December 29 Inherent Elements of Power in a System of Schools - Address at the Twenty-sixth Annual Meeting of the Associated Academic Principals, Syracuse 2 133
1911 Memoranda for Governor Dix 2 134
1911 January Military Reminiscences at the University of Illinois - Article written for the Illinois Magazine 2 135
1911 February 4 Supervision of Rural Schools - Article sent to New York Tribune and printed in that paper 2 136
1911 February 11 "All People and All Education" - Address at the Silver Anniversary and Founder's Day Exercise of Temple University, Philadelphia Pa. 2 137
1911 February 21 Interview -- The College Man as a Teacher, Yale Daily News 3 138
[No folder] 3 139
1911 March 10 Education as a Function of Government - Written for Encyclopedia of American Government - March 10, 1911, at the request of Professor Albert Bushell Hart; Withdrawn July 22, 1911 3 140
[No folder] 3 141
1911 June "Education Written" for The Foundation Library for Young People (Volume on Government Education Section) published by the Educational Society, 225 Fifth Ave. New York City 3 142
1911 June Interview for the Syracuse "Post Standard" - June 5, 1911, Published June 7, 1911 3 143
1911 Jewels of the Nation - Fourth of July address at Lake Mohonk, N.Y. 3 144
1911 September Article written for Albany Argus - September 7, 1911, in relation to secret understanding between Czar Alexander II of Russia and President Lincoln at the time of the Civil War; Published in Argus on September 9, 1911 3 145
1911 September 28 Why Blaine was beaten 3 146
1911 November 9 Inauguration of Chancellor Elmer Ellsworth Brown - Address at N.Y. University, N.Y.C. 3 147
1911 November 28 The Necessary Basis of the Teacher's Tenure - Address before State Teacher's Association, Albany 3 148
1911 November 28 "What is Expected of District Superintendents" - Address before State Teacher's Association, Albany 3 149
1911 November 28 "No Mummified History in N.Y. Schools" - Address before State Teacher's Association, Albany 3 150
1911 December 28 "Weaknesses in American Universities" - Address before the Associated Academic Principals, Syracuse, N.Y. 3 151
1911-1912 New York State Education Department - Annual Report: August 1, 1910 - July 31, 1911; Introduction to Annual Report - January 6, 1912 3 152
1912 January 6 Rural Supervision in New York - Article written for the Educational Review 3 153
1912 January 19 Lucian L. Shedden - An Appreciation 3 154
[No folder] 3 155
1910-1912 Introductions: Written for Mr. Dean's book - "The Worker and the State" - May 20, 1910; written for Mr. H.B. Smith's report on Industrial Schools in Germany - December. 1, 1910; Written for the work of Mr. Edward A. Fitzpatrick on the relations of DeWitt Clinton to American Education - July 17, 1911; Written for Dr. Aspinwall, of the State Normal College - February 6, 1912 3 156
1912 March 15 "Ancient vs Modern Learning in Free Schools" - Remarks at Colgate University Dinner 3 157
1912 April 5 Extemporaneous Remarks at meeting of the Eastern Commercial Teacher's Association, Albany, N.Y. 3 158
1912 September 19 "The Place of Saratoga in the Revolutionary War" - Address at Annual Meeting of the State Historical Association, Saratoga, N.Y. 3 159
[No folder] 3 160
1912 November 12 Remarks before State Federation of Women's Clubs, Albany, N.Y. 3 161
1912 November 18 Governor Altgeld and the University of Illinois - Article written for Professor Frank W. Scott University of Illinois 3 162
1912 November 18 The Schools A "Failure"- Written for Journal of Education 3 163
1913 January 9 Article Written for the 1914 "Illio" - Professor Shattuck's Services to the University of Illinois 3 164
1905 August 28 Unsettled Questions in the Organization and Administration of American Schools 3 165
1913 March 2 The Regents of the University of the State of New York - Article written for the New York Times 3 166