National Council of Professors of Educational Administration records
018.NCPEA

Summary Information

Repository
Eastern Michigan University Archives
Creator
National Council of Professors of Educational Administration. (NCPEA)
Title
National Council of Professors of Educational Administration records
ID
018.NCPEA
Date [inclusive]
1947-2010
Extent
15.0 Linear feet
Language
English
Language of Materials note
All records are in English unless otherwise noted.
Abstract
The National Council of Professors of Educational Administration records (NCPEA) is a comprehensive collection consisting of materials related to the organizations activities, and events revolving around providing outstanding educational practices and improvements to the field of educational administration. The materials in the collection span from 1947 to 2010. The materials reflect the organizations development, administrative files, records of the annual conference proceedings, which includes correspondence, meeting minutes, conference proceedings and participation rosters, the Edward Morphet and Walter D. Cocking Awards, publications, yearbooks and scrapbooks. The collection does not contain a complete run of conference proceedings and documentary scrapbooks, or a complete representation of organizational correspondence, agendas, meeting minutes, and financial records.

Preferred Citation note

Please cite materials from the University Archives in the following manner: Item. Collection Title. Eastern Michigan University Archives.

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Administrative History

Established in 1947, the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration (NCPEA) was developed out of the desire of 56 men interested in teaching the practice of educational administration. They had sensed an increasing responsibility as university faculty to join together and develop their professional obligations in preparing educational leaders for America’s public schools. The first ten-day meeting was held in August, 1947, made possible by a grant for $3,500 from the General Education Board for consultant service, secretarial help, and publication of the official meeting report. Out of these actions the NCPEA was conceived.

Objectives at the first conference, held in Endicott, New York, were chaired by Julian Butterworth and consultation was conducted by Walter Cocking and Edgar Morphet, who understood the problems of school administration, and played a key role in the development of technical conference workshops. Collaboration resulted in conference objectives which were to achieve among conference members a better understanding of the problems of developing leaders in education and to bring a common approach regarding the methods and techniques for more effective preparation of educational administrators. Each year, the NCPEA meets on a different college campus across the United States and Canada. The organization is dedicated to fluidity and flexibility in its deliberations and operation with efforts dedicated to a general acceptance of the significance of educational administrative leadership in our national culture. Today, the not-for-profit organizations activities revolve around the August conference, which include publications, in-service education for professors. As well as continues to provide outstanding educational practices and works to create improved practice and ethical administration wherever schools, colleges, and communities engage in education.

After the first conference, the wives and children were invited to attend the conference in 1948, making it a family affair. Women introduced themselves as the WEAPS, Wives of the Educational Administration Professors, TEAPS, Teens of the Educational Administration Professors, and the children were known as the ChEAPS, Children of the Educational Administration Professors. While the husbands attended conference meetings and lectures, family members utilized their time for the purpose of vacation, partaking in various activities in and around the community of the university where the conference was being held. Past activities included hiking, deep sea fishing, theater, as well as visits to museums, libraries, and historical sites. By 1951, the WEAPS had begun to compile scrapbooks, which contained pictures, news of the places and persons of interest as a reminder of the association.

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Scope and Contents note

The organizational activities of the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration (NCPEA) are documented in this record group of administrative files including correspondence, executive reports, financial documents, meeting minutes, conference materials, publications, and visual materials pertaining to the educational activities from the organizations inception in 1947 through 2010. This is a comprehensive, although not complete, documentation of the organization. Records are arranged into four series, ADMINSTRATIVE FILES, CONFERNECE PROCEEDINGS, PUBLICATIONS, and VISUAL MATERIALS. ADMINISTRATIVE FILES is arranged into six subseries, Committees and Proposals which includes conference proposals, membership, program, publication, and research fund committees; Executive Board includes agendas, mid-year meeting, and nominations; Financial Records include budgets, Cocking Loan Fund, endowment, reports, and tax information; Forms and Guidelines includes by-laws, procedure books, operating documents, and evaluations; Morphet Dissertation Award includes applicants, committee and fund history; and Presidents includes records from president-elect and past presidents; also documented in this series is lecture and membership information as well as statement of purpose, strategic planning retreat, and Whither session overview.

CONFERNECE PROCEEDINGS is arranged by year of the conference, from 1967 through 2010, including a compilation of meeting minutes from 1957 to 1966. This is not a complete run of conference materials; with no documentation from the inception of the NCPEA in 1947 through 1956, 1970-1979, 1983, 1995, 2005, 2007-2009. Materials include agendas, correspondence, Walter D. Cocking Loan Fund, lectures presented, meeting minutes, and schedule of activities.

PUBLICATIONS documents the NCPEA scholarly journal,  Education Leadership Review, as well as the  Reporter, Vol. 48 – Vol. 55; and various other publications related to educational administration and leadership.

VISUAL MATERIALS is arranged into three series, Group Photographs, Scrapbooks, and Yearbooks which document conference activities. There are 18 volumes of scrapbooks, from 1947-1998, with the exception of 1978-1979, 1994, 1996-1997.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Eastern Michigan University Archives 2012 March 29

Halle Library, Room 310
Ypsilanti, Michigan, 48197
734-487-0020

Conditions Governing Access note

Researchers are asked to request materials 24 hours prior to visiting the the University Archives.

Conditions Governing Use note

The NCPEA records are open for research; however photocopying of the records is not permitted. Please direct all questions to the University Archivist.

Conditions Governing Use note

The NCPEA records are open for research; however, copying of the material is prohibited.

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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Cocking, Walter D. (Walter Dewey), 1891-1964 -- Correspondence
  • Morphet, Edgar Leroy, 1895- -- Administration

Subject(s)

  • Education--Administration.
  • National Council of Professors of Educational Administration
  • Yearbook of the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration

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Collection Inventory

Administrative Files 

Cocking Lecture 1997-2000 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766744)   8 1

Committees and Proposals 

Assignments 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766744)   8 2

Conference Host Proposal 1999 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766744)   8 3

Conference Proposal, Michigan 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766744)   8 4

Conference Proposal, Texas 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766744)   8 5

Conference Proposal, Vermont 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766744)   8 6

Host Proposals for Executive Director 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766744)   8 7

Interest Survey Committee 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766744)   8 8

Long Range Committee 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766744)   8 9

Membership Committee 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766744)   8 10

Nomination Committee 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766744)   8 11-12

Program Committee 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766744)   8 13-14

Publications Committee 2001 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766744)   8 15-16

Reporter Committee 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766744)   8 17

Research Fund Committee 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766744)   8 18

Resource Fair Committee 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766744)   8 19-20

Site Selection Committee 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766744)   8 21

Yearbook Committee 2000 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766744)   8 22-23

Conference Hosts 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766744)   8 24

Corwin Lecture 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766744)   8 25

Executive Board 

Agendas 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766744)   8 26

Board Liaison 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766744)   8 27

Mid Year Meeting 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766744)   8 28

Nominations 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766744)   8 29-30

Financial Records 

Audit Report 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766744)   8 31

Budget 2000 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766744)   8 32

Cocking Loan Fund 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766744)   8 33-34

Endowment 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766744)   8 35

Financial Report 1999-2001 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766744)   8 36-37

Morphet Fund 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766744)   8 39

Research Fund 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766744)   8 40

Taxpayer Information 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766744)   8 41

Forms and Guidelines 

Brochures 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766744)   8 42

Bylaws 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766744)   8 43

Call for Papers 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766744)   8 44

Committee Procedure Book 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766744)   8 45

Conference Chair 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766744)   8 46

Conference Evaluation 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766744)   8 47

Conference Program Model 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766744)   8 48

Constitution 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766744)   8 49

Letterhead 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766744)   8 50

Moderator Guidelines 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766744)   8 51

Operating Documents and Organizational Procedures 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766744)   8 52-54

President's Procedures & Timeline 1998-2000 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766744)   8 55

Procedure Book Guidelines 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766744)   8 56

Living Legend Award 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766744)   8 57

Member Concerns 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766744)   8 58-59

Membership Drives 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766744)   8 60

Membership Lists 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766744)   8 61

Morphet Dissertation Award 

Applicants 1988-1990 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766744)   8 62-65

Fund History 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766744)   8 67

Committee 1981 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766744)   8 66

National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766744)   8 68

Presidents 

Judy Atkinson, President Elect 2000-2001 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766744)   8 69

Michael Martin, President 1999-2000 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766744)   8 70

Past Presidents 


    Box Folder
Text   8 71

Requests 1967-1972 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766744)   8 72-73

Secretary-Treasurer Correspondence 1959-1977 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766744)   8 74

Secretary-Treasurer Description 1959 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766744)   8 75

Secretary's Report 1957-1966 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766744)   8 76

Site Selection 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766744)   8 77

Statement of Purpose 1950 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766744)   8 78

Strategic Planning Retreat 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766744)   8 79

University Council for Educational Administration 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766744)   8 80

Whither Session Overview 1997 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766744)   8 81

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Conference Proceedings 

Minutes of the Conference 1957-1966 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766744)   8 82

 1967 

Correspondence 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766751)   9 1

Scoops 1967 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766751)   9 2

Walter D. Cocking Loan Fund Correspondence 1967 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766751)   9 3

 1968 

Conference Planning Committee, Atlantic City 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766751)   9 4

Correspondence 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766751)   9 5

Meeting Minutes 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766751)   9 6

Sample of Conference Materials 


    Box Folder
Text (32304024766751)   9 7

SCOOP Notes and Excerpts 


    Box Folder
Text (32304024766751)   9 8

WEAPS, TEAPS, & CHEAPS Photograph Roster 


    Box Folder
Text (32304024766751)   9 9

 1969 

Correspondence 


    Box Folder
Text (32304024766751)   9 10

Meeting Minutes 


    Box Folder
Text (32304024766751)   9 11

Participant Roster 


    Box Folder
Text (32304024766751)   9 12

 1980-1982 

Correspondence 


    Box Folder
Text (32304024766751)   9 13-16

Resource Fair 


    Box Folder
Text (32304024766751)   9 17

SCOOP Notes & Excerpts 


    Box Folder
Text (32304024766751)   9 18

Whither NCPEA: The Good News and the Bad News 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766751)   9 19

 1984-1985 

Correspondence 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766751)   9 20

Mailing List 1984 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766751)   9 21

Meeting Minutes 1984 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766751)   9 22

Mid-Year Information 1985 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766751)   9 23

Morphet Committee 1984 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766751)   9 24

Papers Presented 1984 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766751)   9 25

 1986 

Conference Summary Report 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766751)   9 26

Correspondence 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766751)   9 27-28

Meeting Minutes 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766751)   9 29

SCOOPS Mailing List 1986 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766751)   9 30

 1987 

Board Minutes 1987-1988 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766751)   9 31

Correspondence 1987 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766751)   9 32

Midwinter Meetings, New Orleans, LA 1987 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766751)   9 33

National Policy Board 1987-1988 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766751)   9 34

 1988 

Announcement 1988 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766751)   9 35

Cocking Lecture 1988 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766751)   9 36

Conference Proceedings 1988 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766751)   9 37

Conference Reporters 1988 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766751)   9 38

Correspondence 1988 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766751)   9 39

Meeting Minutes 1988 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766751)   9 40-41

 1989 

Bibliography 1989 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766751)   9 42

Correspondence 1989 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766751)   9 43-44

Meeting Minutes 1989 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766751)   9 45

Pre-Students Lecture 1989 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766751)   9 46

 1990-1994 

Nominating Committee 1990 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766751)   9 47

Program 1994 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766751)   9 48

 1996 

Budget and Fees 1996 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766751)   9 49

List of Names and Registrants 1996 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766751)   9 50

Meeting Minutes 1996 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766751)   9 51

Program: Backward to the Future, Celebrating 50 Years of NCPEA 1996 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766751)   9 52

Proposal Samples 1996-1999 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766751)   9 53

 1997 

Correspondence 1997 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766751)   9 54

Program: 2000 & Beyond - Preparing Quality Leaders for the Schools of Tomorrow 1997 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766751)   9 55

Schedule of Activities 1997 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766751)   9 56

 1998 

Correspondence 1998 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766751)   9 57

Small Group Session Schedule 1998 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766751)   9 58

 1999 

Conference Bid 1999 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766751)   9 59

Correspondence 1999 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766751)   9 60

Digital Conference Files 1999 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766751)   9 61

Presentation: Towards the Improvement of Training Programs for Schools Administrators: Rigor & Relevance 1999 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766751)   9 62

A Report of a Work-Conference Professors of Educational Administration 1999 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766751)   9 63

Reporter 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766751)   9 64

Resource Fair Committee Report 1999 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766751)   9 65

Scrapbook Pages 2000 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766751)   9 66

 2000 

Agenda 2000 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766769)   10 1

Conference Bid 2000 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766769)   10 2

Conference Event Order 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766769)   10 3

Proceedings 2000 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766769)   10 4

Program: 21st Century Challenges to Educational Administration 2000 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766769)   10 5

 2001 

55th Annual Summer Conference, University of Houston 2001 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766769)   10 6

Resource Fair Report 2001 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766769)   10 7

Winter Meeting Executive Report 2001 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766769)   10 8

 2002 

56th Annual Conference, University of Vermont 2002 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766769)   10 9

Budget of Expenses 2002 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766769)   10 10

Conference Bid 2002 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766769)   10 11

 2003 

57th Annual Conference, Northern Arizona University 2003 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766769)   10 12

Conference Planning 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766769)   10 13

Digital Conference Proceedings 2003 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766769)   10 14

Presentation: It's Time to Take Back Our Profession 2003 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766769)   10 15

Registrants A-Z 2003 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766769)   10 16-20

 2004 

Agenda 2004 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766769)   10 21

Correspondence 2004 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766769)   10 22

 2010 

Agenda and Activities 2010 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766769)   10 24

Briefing Book 2010 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766769)   10 25

2006 National Convention Program: Best Practices in Teaching, Scholarship, and Service for Effective Educational Administration 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766769)   10 23

Distinguished Lectures Presented at the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration 1976-1987 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766769)   10 26

Post-Intern Positions 1947-1960 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766769)   10 27

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Publications 

Bibliography 1960-1966 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766769)   10 28

A Decade of Development in Educational Leadership: The First Ten Years of NCPEA, 1947-1956 W.R. Flesher & A.L. Knoblauch 1956 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766769)   10 29

Developing School Leaders: A Call for Collaboration 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766769)   10 30

Education Leadership Review Vol 2, No. 2, Fall 2001. Sam Houston University 2001 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766769)   10 31

Education Leadership Review Vol 5, No. 2, Summer 2004. Sam Houston University 2004 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766769)   10 31

Education Leadership Review Vol 6, No. 2, Fall 2005. Sam Houston University 2005 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766769)   10 31

Educational Leadership: The Development of a Profession, NCPEA, 1947-1977 J. Donald Herring, Rudolf E. Klimes, Anthony N. Baratta, Clyde M. Campbell, and Dale K. Hayes 1977 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766769)   10 32

Educational Futurism 1985: Challenges for Schools and their Administrators Walter G. Hack, Conrad Briner, Stephen J. Knezevich, Richard C. Lonsdale, Robert E. Ohm, & Gerald Sroufe 1971 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766769)   10 33

Educational Leaders - Their Function and Preparation: A Report of the Second Work Conference of the National Conference of Professors of Educational Administration John Lund, Clarence A. Newell, & William S. Vincent 1948 


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Text (32307024766769)   10 34

National Conference of Professors of Educational Administration: The Second Ten Years 1957-1967 Dale K. Hayes and William L. Pharis 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766769)   10 35

NCPEA Publications 

Chapter VI: Local, State, and Federal Financing of Locally Operated Public Schools Arvid J. Burke 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766769)   10 36

Chapter VII: Fiscal and Material Resource Management as an Aspect of Educational Logistics S.J. Knezevich 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766769)   10 37

Chapter VIII: Budgeting Leon Ovsiew, William B. Castetter & Adolph J. Koenig 


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Text (32307024766769)   10 38

Chapter IX: The Theory and Practise of Financing Public School Capitol Outlays 


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Text (32307024766769)   10 39

Chapter X: Measurement of Educational Productivity William E. Barron 


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Text (32307024766769)   10 40

Chapter XI: Personnel Policies and Public School Finance Jospeh M. Mygaard & R.M. Roelfs 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766777)   11 1

Chapter XII: New Developments and Trends in School Finance: Projections and Observations H. Thomas James & Joseph M. Cronin 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766777)   11 2

The Professoriate: Challenges and Promises, Proceedings of the 48th Annual Conference of the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration 


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Text (32307024766777)   11 3

Providing and Improving Administrative Leadership for America's Schools 


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Text (32307024766777)   11 4

Reporter, Vol. 48 No. 6-Vol. 55 No.5 1994-2001 


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Text (32307024766777)   11 5

Strategies in the Preparation of School Administrators Michael P. Thomas, Jr. 


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Text (32307024766777)   11 6

Walter D. Cocking Lectures: The NCPEA Series of Prominent Papers in Educational Administration J. Donald Herring, Rudolf E. Klimes, Editors 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766777)   11 7

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Visual Materials 

Group Photographs 

 1965 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766777)   11 8
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Graphic materials (32307024766777)   11 8

 1975 


    Box Folder
Graphic materials (32307024766777)   11 9
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Graphic materials (32307024766777)   11 10

 1976 


    Box Folder
Graphic materials (32307024766777)   11 11

 1977 


    Box Folder
Graphic materials (32307024766777)   11 12

 1979 


    Box Folder
Graphic materials (32307024766777)   11 13

 1984 


    Box Folder
Graphic materials (32307024766777)   11 14

 1988 


    Box Folder
Graphic materials (32307024766777)   11 15

 1989 


    Box Folder
Graphic materials (32307024766777)   11 16

 1990 


    Box Folder
Graphic materials (32307024766777)   11 17

 1992 


    Box Folder
Graphic materials (32307024766777)   11 18

 1996 


    Box Folder
Graphic materials (32307024766777)   11 19

Scrapbooks 1947-1998 

Box

Vol. 1 1947-1957 

1

Vol. 2 1958-1962 

2

Vol. 3 1963-1966 

2

Vol. 4 1967-1970 

6

Vol. 5 1971-1974 

12

Vol. 6 1975-1977 

5

Vol. 7 1980-1981 

12

Vol. 8 1982 


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Graphic materials (32307024766777)   11 24-25

Box

Vol. 9 1983-1984 

3

Vol. 10 1985-1987 

4

Vol. 11 1988-1989 

1

Vol. 12 1990 


    Box Folder
Graphic materials (32307024766777)   11 26-27

Box

Vol. 13 1991 

6

Vol. 14 1992 


    Box Folder
Graphic materials (32307024766777)   11 28-29

Vol. 15 1993 


    Box Folder
Graphic materials (32307024766777)   11 30-32

Vol. 16 1995 


    Box Folder
Graphic materials (32307024766801)   7 1

Box

Vol. 17 1998 

3

Vol. 18 1998 


    Box Folder
Graphic materials (32307024766801)   7 2-3

Yearbooks 

Leadership on the Frontlines: Changes in Preparation and Practice 2008 


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Remembering Our Mission: Making Education and Schools Better for Students 2009 


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