The adult education holdings are collectively known as the
Alexander N. Charters Library of Resources for Educators of Adults.
Finding aid created by: [Summit record]
Date: 26 Sep 2006
|9 Apr 2007||converted inventory to EAD (MRC)|
|16 Jun 2009||added link to NAPCAE (MRC)|
Overview of the Collection
|Creator:||National Association for Public School Adult Education|
|Title:||National Association for Public School Adult Education (NAPSAE) Records|
|Quantity:||3.0 linear ft.|
|Abstract:||Correspondence, printed material, reports, budgets, minutes, newsletters, and clippings relating to States Projects Committee, workshops, and other affiliates of the National Education Association of the United States. Includes material pertaining to the American Association of School Administrators, the American Labor Education Service, Robert A. Luke, Elmer A. Mueller, and the National Education Association.|
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010
The National Association for Public School Adult Education (NAPSAE) was founded in 1952 to provide leadership for the development of adult education in the public schools. Specifically, the organization assisted local adult education di-rectors in developing and improving their programs, and encouraged interest in liberal adult education of superintendents, school boards, and the public. Its work was handled by the State Projects Committee, headed by an Executive Secretary.
NAPSAE was a department of the National Education Association (NEA) and was affiliated with World Confederation of Organizations of the Teaching Profession. Funds were also provided by the Fund for Adult Education and the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare.
Membership in the organization was on an active or associate basis. Services varied from consultation with administrators to grants and workshops for establishing, expanding, and improving adult education programs. NAPSAE publications include the journals Swap Shop for Administrators, published six times yearly; Techniques for Teachers of Adults and Pulse of Public School Adult Education, each published eight times yearly; and the annual Public School Adult Educator's Almanac, as well as a variety of handbooks, slides, films, posters, and folders.
NAPSAE has since changed its name to the National Association for Public & Continuing Adult Education (NAPCAE).
The National Association for Public School Adult Education (NAPSAE) Records are divided into three sections: State Projects, Workshops, and Other National Education Association (NEA) Affiliates. The collection includes correspondence, printed material such as newspaper and magazine clippings, newsletters, reports, programs, budgets, pamphlets, minutes, and questionnaires. The collection includes material pertaining to the American Association of School Administrators, the American Labor Education Service, Robert A. Luke, Elmer A. Mueller, and the National Education Association.
The States Projects section is divided into subsections of State Projects Committee and States. Material dealing with the State Projects Committee includes applications for grants, minutes of committee meetings, reports on state visits, as well as correspondence. The tentative format of the Project Cities Casebook, containing case studies of NAPSAE-grant districts, is also in this section. The States subsection includes material dealing with particular adult education programs and plans in various states and project cities. Most of the material is correspondence, but local workshop programs, district studies (notably in Utah and Oklahoma), and newspaper and magazine clippings are also filed here.
The Workshops section contains four folders of material concerning Project Directors' workshops and the two-week Community Leadership Laboratory. Tentative and final programs, correspondence, pamphlets, memoranda, and reports are included.
The section of projects by Other NEA affiliates includes materials dealing with two educational organizations, the American Association of School Administrators (AASA) and the American Labor Education Service (ALES). The AASA materials concern a 1962 study of numerous foundations and their aid to elementary and secondary public schools and to individual administrators. Correspondence in this section is arranged alphabetically. A comprehensive report is also included.
Most of the ALES material is printed material, either publications or mimeographed or dittoed programs on workshops. Publications include the annual reports; bulletins; Focus on the United Nations; a report of the international affairs pro-gram; a report on New Jersey minority program; and reports on international education and labor exchange. The workshops section contains a variety of pamphlets and programs on annual labor education workshops supported or sponsored by the ALES.
The material is divided into three series: State Projects, Workshops, and other National Education Association (NEA) Affiliates. Within these sections, folders are alphabetically arranged. Correspondence is found in all sections, and in the first two it is chronologically arranged. Incoming letters are attached ahead of outgoing letters.
The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advanced notice for retrieval. Researchers are encouraged to contact us in advance concerning the collection material they wish to access for their research.
Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.
The library holds a considerable number of collections related to adult and continuing education. Please refer to the SCRC Subject Index for a complete listing of all adult education collections.
In particular, see the records of the successor organization, National Association for Public Continuing & Adult Education (NAPCAE). Also, large numbers of NAPSAE's newsletters Swap Shop for Administrators, Techniques for Teachers of Adults, and Pulse of Public School Adult Education may be found in the William Langner Papers.
Luke, Robert A.
Mueller, Elmer A.
American Association of School Administrators
American Labor Education Service
National Association for Public Continuing & Adult Education -- Archives
National Association for Public School Adult Education -- Archives
National Education Association of the United States.
Adult education -- United States.
Evening and continuation schools -- United States.
Genres and Forms
Minutes (administrative records)
Adult education teachers.
Preferred citation for this material is as follows:
National Association for Public School Adult Education (NAPSAE) Records,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
Gift of the National Association for Public School Adult Education, 1968.
Other NEA affiliates
|State Projects Committee|
|Applications for grants|
|Box 1||Applications 1957-1964|
|Box 1||Rejections 1960-1963|
|Box 1||Withdrawals 1961-1963|
|Box 1||Correspondence 1958-1963 (3 folders)|
|Box 1||Minutes 1954-1963|
|Box 1||Projects Cities casebook 1963|
|Box 1||Reports on state visits 1954-1962|
|Box 2||Arkansas 1961-1962|
|Box 2||California 1963|
|Box 2||Department of Education 1954-1964|
|Box 2||Fort Collins 1963|
|Box 2||Delaware 1963-1964|
|Box 2||Florida 1961-1964|
|Box 2||Georgia 1957-1963|
|Box 2||Hawaii 1961-1963|
|Box 2||Illinois 1959-1963|
|Box 2||Iowa 1958-1962|
|Box 2||Kansas 1956-1962|
|Box 2||Kentucky 1963-1964|
|Box 2||Maryland 1961-1963|
|Box 2||Massachusetts 1959-1963|
|Box 2||Michigan 1958-1964|
|Box 3||Austin 1959-1964|
|Box 3||Department of Education 1954-1956, 1957-1963|
|Box 3||Mississippi 1959-1960|
|Box 3||New Jersey 1957-1959|
|Box 3||Herkimer 1961-1963|
|Box 3||Middletown 1963-1964|
|Box 3||Poughkeepsie 1961-1962|
|Box 3||Canton 1962-1963|
|Box 3||Department of Education 1956-1960|
|Box 3||Department of Education 1955-1960|
|Box 3||McAlester 1961-1963|
|Box 3||Pennsylvania 1959-1962|
|Box 4||Department of Education 1959-1960|
|Box 4||Warren 1961-1963|
|Box 4||Department of Education 1959-1965|
|Box 4||Walhalla 1962-1963|
|Box 4||Texas 1961-1962|
|Box 4||Department of Public Instruction 1957-1964|
|Box 4||Weber County 1962-1963|
|Box 4||Washington 1961-1963|
|Box 4||Wisconsin 1961-1963|
|Box 4||Community Leadership Laboratory 1963|
|Box 4||Project Directors' Workshop 1962-1964|
|Other NEA affiliates|
|American Association of School Administrators (AASA) - study of foundations' aid to education|
|Box 4||Administrators' questionnaires 1962|
|Box 5||Correspondence 1962|
|Box 5||Affirmative responses 1962|
|Box 5||Negative responses 1962 (3 folders)|
|Box 5||Report of Committee on Foundations 1963|
|American Labor Education Service (ALES)|
|Box 5||Annual reports 1934-1961 (2 folders)|
|Box 6||Bulletin 1935-1960|
|Box 6||Focus on the United Nations 1958-1960|
|Box 6||International labor education 1950-1957|
|Box 6||Report of international affairs program 1955-1960|
|Box 6||Report on New Jersey minority program 1944-1948|
|Box 6||Education in world affairs 1952-1961|
|Box 6||Labor education workshops 1937-1961|
|Box 6||School on United Nations 1954-1961|
|Box 6||Washington's Birthday conference 1938-1962|
|Box 6||White Collar workshops 1935-1961|