Richard Gause Boone papers
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Summary Information

Repository
Eastern Michigan University Archives
Creator
Boone, Richard Gause
Title
Richard Gause Boone papers
ID
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Date [inclusive]
1880-1986
Extent
0.4 Linear feet 1 archive box
Language
English
Abstract
The Richard Gause Boone papers document the ninth president of the Michigan State Normal College, who served from 1893 to 1899. His papers include such materials as publications, MSNC curriculum and policies, clippings, correspondence, and scholar biographies.

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

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Biographical Note

Richard Gause Boone was born in the village of Spiceland, Indiana on September 9, 1849. His father, Driver Boone, was an Indiana pioneer, relocating to Spiceland from North Carolina only a few years after its organization out of the Indiana Territory, as a protest to slavery. Spiceland became a station of the Underground Railroad, and Boone was raised in an abolitionist family of strong religious sentiments.

Boone completed his education at the village school, and taught at small schools throughout Indiana. In 1886, the Board of Trustees of Indiana University opened a Department of Pedagogy, naming Boone as the head of the organization. After taking a leave of absence for study at Johns Hopkins University, Boone returned until 1893, when he was appointed president of the Michigan State Normal College, a position he held until 1899. Boone passed away on April 8, 1923, in Berkeley, California.

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Scope and Contents

The Richard Gause Boone papers document the ninth president of the Michigan State Normal College, who served from 1893 to 1899.

The Richard Gause Boone papers include the following files that are arranged alphabetically: a program of the MSNC Anniversary Day Exercises, a copy of Boone's Baccalaureate Address, researcher biographies, press clippings, correspondence, CVs, several publications, including articles, papers, and books, and finally, a scrapbook of press clippings.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Eastern Michigan University Archives 2013 February 14

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.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

For more on Richard Gause Boone, please see the Biographical and Photograph files in the University Archives; see also the Presidential Correspondence records in the University Archives.

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Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • College presidents
  • Michigan State Normal College

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Collection Inventory

Anniversary Day Exercises Program 1895 March 28 


    Box Folder
Books (32307024757453)   1 1

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Baccalaureate Address 1892 June 19 


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Text (32307024757453)   1 2

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Biographies 


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Text (32307024757453)   1 3

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Clippings 1880-1986 


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Mixed materials (32307024757453)   1 4

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Correspondence 1896-1897 


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Text (32307024757453)   1 5

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Curriculum Vitae 


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Text (32307024757453)   1 6

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The General School Laws of Michigan, Boone's personal copy 1893 


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Books (32307024757453)   1 7

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"Lafayette: the friend of American liberty," donated by Boone to library 1910 


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Books (32307024757453)   1 8

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"The Law of the Moral Life" paper 


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Text (32307024757453)   1 9

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"A Manual of Pedagogics," by Daniel Putnam, with an introduction by Richard Gause Boone 1895 


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Books (32307024757453)   1 10

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Publications and Curriculum 1894-1899 


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Text (32307024757453)   1 11

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Published Papers 1893-1896 


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Text (32307024757453)   1 12

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Scrapbook of Clippings 1899 


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Books (32307024757453)   1 13

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