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Paul Hazelton Papers M237

Title:
Paul Hazelton papers
Creator:
Hazelton, Paul V., (Paul Vernon), 1919-1996
ID:
M237
Date [inclusive]:
1936 - 1996 undated
Extent:
6.0 linear feet
Language:
English
Repository:
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Abstract:
Teaching and administrative materials documenting Hazelton's career as professor of education at Bowdoin College, as well as papers from his student days as a member of Bowdoin's Class of 1942.
Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note:

Deposited, 1996.

Preferred Citation:

Paul Hazelton Papers, George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine.

Paul Vernon Hazelton was born on July 22, 1919, in Biddeford, Maine, and prepared for college at Thornton Academy in Saco, Maine. He was graduated from Bowdoin College in 1942, then served in the U.S. Army during World War II, attaining the rank of corporal. After teaching at Staunton Military Academy in Virginia and Loomis School in Windsor, Connecticut, Hazelton became assistant director of admissions and instructor in English at Bowdoin in 1948. He held these positions until 1957 when he became assistant professor of education, rising to associate professor in 1960 and full professor in 1966. He retired as professor of education emeritus in 1985. He received a Master of Education from Harvard in 1958 and spent the 1963-1964 academic year in England studying the relationships between politics and education in Great Britain. Hazelton was the recipient of the 13th annual Distinguished Educator Award of the Maine State Superintendents' Association in 1984 and Bowdoin's Alumni Award for Faculty and Staff in 1987. He was active in local and state organizations including the Maine Education Council, the Maine State Board of Education, the Maine Humanities Council, and the Topsham Public Library Association. Paul Hazelton married Jane Desaulniers Hazelton in 1942; they had three children, Stephen, Mary, and Anne. Paul Hazelton died on January 28, 1996, in Topsham, Maine.

Teaching and administrative materials documenting Hazelton's career as professor of education at Bowdoin, as well as papers from his student days as a member of Bowdoin's Class of 1942, including research materials and notes, speeches and writings, and personal correspondence.

Organized in four series: Bowdoin College Materials, 1950-1992, n.d.; Speeches and Writings, 1949-1992, n.d.; Research Materials and Notes, 1956-1992, n.d.; and Personal and Biographical, 1936-1996, n.d.

Corporate Name(s):
  • Bowdoin College -- Faculty.
  • Bowdoin College -- History.
  • Bowdoin College -- Students.
Personal Name(s):
  • Hazelton, Paul V. -- (Paul Vernon) -- 1919-1996. -- A study of legislative document 1228.
  • Hazelton, Paul V. -- (Paul Vernon), -- 1919-1996 -- Archives
Subject(s):
  • Education
  • Education -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- United States
  • Speeches, adresses, etc., American.

Series Description:

Hazelton's Education Department files including correspondence, syllabi, class lists, memoranda, notes, and exams. In addition to general College correspondence, there is correspondence and material concerning College policies, the Senior Center Committee, senior seminars, Upward Bound, and the Bowdoin chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP). There is also material related to the Alumni Award for Faculty and Staff, which Hazelton received in 1987, and a paper prepared by Al Fuchs on Thomas Upham, entitled "Uncle Tommy." Paul Hazelton's Bowdoin College undergraduate materials are in the Personal and Biographical series, and his Bowdoin College Chapel Talks in the Speeches and Writings series.

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

AAUP (American Association of University Professors), Bowdoin Chapter, correspondence and memoranda, 1957-1962

Box 1 Folder 1

AAUP (American Association of University Professors), Bowdoin Chapter, correspondence and memoranda, 1963-1968, 1976-1981, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 2

Admissions related correspondence and notes

Box 1 Folder 3

Bowdoin, P. T., writings by, 1952-1955, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 4

Correspondence, 1963-1988 (bulk post-1980)

Box 1 Folder 5

Correspondence, 1989-1992, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 6

Correspondence, presidents and deans, 1959-1985

Box 1 Folder 7

Correspondence re: Alumni Award for Faculty and Staff

Box 1 Folder 8

Correspondence re: committee work; memoranda and reports, 1950-1985

Box 1 Folder 9

Correspondence re: foreign language requirement, 1982

Box 1 Folder 10

Correspondence re: Paul Hazelton Book Fund

Box 1 Folder 11

Education Department correspondence and memoranda, 1956-1972

Box 1 Folder 12

Education Department correspondence and memoranda, 1973-1985

Box 1 Folder 13

Education Department correspondence and memoranda, 1986-1992, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 14

Education Department, Education I syllabi and notes, 1970-1973

Box 1 Folder 15

Education Department, Education I syllabi and notes, 1981-1983

Box 1 Folder 16

Education Department, Education II syllabi and notes, 1971-1980

Box 1 Folder 17

Education Department, Education II syllabi, notes, class list, 1982

Box 1 Folder 18

Education Department, Education IV syllabi, articles, class list, notes, 1984-1988

Box 1 Folder 19

Education Department, Education IV notebooks, 1984-1985

Box 1 Folder 20

Education Department, education courses, various syllabi, 1958-1982, 1985

Box 1 Folder 21

Education Department, education course exams and notes, 1957-1969

Box 1 Folder 22

Education Department, education course exams and notes, 1970-1973

Box 1 Folder 23

Education Department, education course final exams and notes, 1974-1984

Box 2 Folder 1

Education Department notes

Box 1 Folder 2

Education Department research and notes

Box 1 Folder 3

Education Department research--reports

Box 1 Folder 4

Miscellaneous

Box 1 Folder 5

Senior Center Committee

Box 1 Folder 6

Senior seminar lecture notes and articles

Box 1 Folder 7

Senior seminar lecture notes and articles

Box 1 Folder 8

Symposia

Box 1 Folder 9

"Uncle Tommy" [Thomas Upham], Al Fuchs, 1991

Box 1 Folder 10

Upward Bound memorabilia, reports, and notes

Box 1 Folder 11

Series Description:

Speeches (both complete and incomplete) written and delivered by Hazelton, as well as drafts and final copies of articles, reviews, reports, lectures, and proposals. Included are Bowdoin College Chapel Talks, remarks delivered at memorial services and to the Maine State Board of Education, and material for lecture "Bowdoin 1885-1985: William De Witt Hyde and the Idea of a College."

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

1949-1986, Bowdoin College Chapel Talks

Box 2 Folder 12

1953 Apr, "The Responsibility of a Liberal Arts College to the Non-College Preparatory Students in High School"

Box 2 Folder 13

1954 May, "Bowdoin Orient" review of the May 1954 "Quill"

Box 2 Folder 14

1958, untitled [education and uniformity of culture]

Box 2 Folder 15

1961, "A Proposal Addressed to the President and Board of Nasson College Relative to a Study Leading to Recommendations for the Future of Nasson College," Northeastern Research Foundation, Inc.

Box 2 Folder 16

1963 Jun 15, "Education and Politics," "Saturday Review"

Box 2 Folder 17

1965, Winslow High School graduation speech

Box 2 Folder 18

1966 Jul 14, "Importance of Form," CCTV lecture, notes, University of Maine

Box 2 Folder 19

1967 Feb 24, "Introductory Speech for Annie Talbot Cole Lectureship"

Box 2 Folder 20

1967 Mar, "Re-Evaluation Report, Hebrew Teachers College"

Box 2 Folder 21

1968 Oct 21, "The S.A.D. Issues" speech, S.A.D. Union 42 annual meeting

Box 2 Folder 22

1968 Nov 1, untitled, AAUP

Box 2 Folder 23

1968 Nov, untitled Wesleyan notes

Box 2 Folder 24

1968 Nov 11, Malcolm Elmer Morrell Memorial Minute

Box 2 Folder 25

1970 May 1, "Evaluation Report on the Harvard Center for Law and Education"

Box 2 Folder 26

1970 Nov, "A Study of a Proposal for Assisting Students in Private Colleges in Maine with Public Funds," prepared for the 105th Legislature by Maine Education Council

Box 2 Folder 27

1970 Dec 1, "A Study of Legislative Document 1228--An Act Appropriating Funds for Education Costs for Maine Students in Private Schools of Higher Education"

Box 2 Folder 28

1971 Jan, "A Study of a Proposal for Assisting Students in Private Colleges in Maine with Public Funds," prepared for the 105th Legislature by Maine Education Council

Box 2 Folder 29

1972 Apr 28, small flyer cards for "Blaming the Victims: Some Private Retreats for Public Education" speech

Box 2 Folder 30

1972 Jun 10, Chick Ireland eulogy

Box 2 Folder 31

1974 Apr 25, "Testimony Before the Professional Standards Advisory Commission"

Box 2 Folder 32

1974 Aug 14, "Schools, Choice and the Supreme Court"

Box 2 Folder 33

1974 Oct 4, "Choice and the School," "Commonweal"

Box 2 Folder 34

1974 Fall, "Teachers and the Study of Politics," draft, submission, and publication, "Prism"

Box 2 Folder 35

1975 Nov 24, "Testimony to the State Board of Education at Augusta on November 24, 1975 on the Report of Professional Standards Advisory Commission, `Proposed Standards for Education Personnel Program Approval (SEPPA)'"

Box 2 Folder 36

1976 Jun, "The Matter of Choice: Private Schools in America," with related correspondence and materials

Box 2 Folder 37

1976 Jul, "Again: the Colleges and the Public Schools," submission to"The Chronicle of Higher Education"

Box 2 Folder 38

1977 Jan 27, "Proposal to Study State Educational Planning in the Federal Republic of Germany"

Box 2 Folder 39

1978 May 20-21, "Schools: The Light Weight Model," prepared for and distributed by Maine Lyceum

Box 2 Folder 40

1980 Aug 13, "Statement to the State Board of Education"

Box 2 Folder 41

[1981?] "The Lousewort--and the Uses of Energy" and related materials

Box 2 Folder 42

1981 Oct, "My University--and Yours," "Bowdoin Orient"

Box 2 Folder 43

1982 Mar 16, "Other Places, Other Auguries: A Contrary View,""Maine Sunday Telegram"

Box 2 Folder 44

1982 Apr, Review of "The Social Sciences in Educational Studies: A Selective Guide to the Literature" by Anthony Hartnett for"American Journal of Education" , and related correspondence

Box 2 Folder 45

[1982-1983?], "The Poet in a Landscape," "Puckerbrush Review," v.2

Box 2 Folder 46

1984, notes and outlines for series of lectures (undelivered)

Box 2 Folder 47

1985, "Bowdoin 1885-1985: William De Witt Hyde and the Idea of a College," drafts, notes

Box 2 Folder 48

1985, "Bowdoin 1885-1985: William De Witt Hyde and the Idea of a College," research material

Box 2 Folder 49

1986 Mar 12, "Edmund Coombs Memorial Minute"

Box 2 Folder 50

1986 Apr, speech on "Liberal Education of Teachers," for Bowdoin alumni teachers

Box 2 Folder 51

1986 Jul, "By the End of the Decade: An Exercise in Thinking about Overbuilt Schools," prepared for the Maine Superintendent's Symposium

Box 2 Folder 52

1987 Jan 19, "Defining Liberal Education," draft

Box 2 Folder 53

1988 Jan, "Proposal to Deliver a Paper at `The Right to Literacy' MLA Conference"

Box 2 Folder 54

1988 Aug 18, "Albert ``Jim' Abrahamson Memorial Minute"

Box 2 Folder 55

1988 Aug 18, "Herbert Ross Brown Memorial"

Box 2 Folder 56

1989 Jan 26, "Project Evaluation: `Factory Island' at the York Institute, Saco"

Box 2 Folder 57

1992 May 30, "Views of the College: Seeing the Frame"

Box 2 Folder 58

n.d., Liberal education, draft

Box 2 Folder 59

n.d., "The State of Maine and the Second Age of Suburbanization"

Box 2 Folder 60

Fragments/notes

Box 2 Folder 61

Series Description:

Newspaper, academic, and popular journal articles and clippings collected by Hazelton, both related to education and of general interest. Most concern political, social, and cultural issues related to education, such as public vs. private education; tracking in high schools; free speech on college campuses; art and culture in education; the roles of liberal arts, humanities, and religion; and rising tuition costs. Hazelton's notes and annotations are intermixed with the articles.

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

1971 California Supreme Court case, public school financing

Box 3 Folder 1

American Council of Learned Sciences

Box 3 Folder 2

Arts, museums, and education

Box 3 Folder 3

Arts, museums, and education

Box 3 Folder 4

Arts, museums, and education

Box 3 Folder 5

Baileyville book banning court case

Box 3 Folder 6

Britain, foreign education

Box 3 Folder 7

College president inaugural addresses, etc.

Box 3 Folder 8

Columbia University Seminar Reports, 1973-1979

Box 3 Folder 9

Crick, Bernard - articles (re: socialism)

Box 3 Folder 10

Cultural literacy

Box 3 Folder 11

Cultural politics

Box 3 Folder 12

Democratic education and equality, meritocracy, opportunity

Box 3 Folder 13

Discipline

Box 3 Folder 14

Educational administration

Box 3 Folder 15

Educational reform

Box 3 Folder 16

Families and education

Box 3 Folder 17

Finance, wealth, rich/poor gap

Box 3 Folder 18

General research

Box 3 Folder 19

General research

Box 3 Folder 20

General research

Box 3 Folder 21

General research

Box 3 Folder 22

General research--newspaper clippings

Box 4 Folder 1

Graduate and law school

Box 4 Folder 2

High school-college connection, admissions

Box 4 Folder 3

Higher education

Box 4 Folder 4

Hoggart, Richard - articles (by-lines and subject)

Box 4 Folder 5

Humanities

Box 4 Folder 6

Liberal arts and education

Box 4 Folder 7

Literacy/post-literacy

Box 4 Folder 8

Literature

Box 4 Folder 9

Lucie-Smith, Edward--"The Story of Craft"

Box 4 Folder 10

Mack, Maynard - articles

Box 4 Folder 11

Maine Christian schools court case, censorship

Box 4 Folder 12

Maine education and miscellany

Box 4 Folder 13

Maine Superintendents' Symposium

Box 4 Folder 14

Modern Language Association

Box 4 Folder 15

"Nature of Public Goods"

Box 4 Folder 16

Notebooks, 1977-1979

Box 4 Folder 17

Notebooks, 1984-1988

Box 4 Folder 18

Notebooks, n.d.

Box 4 Folder 19

Philosophy of teaching

Box 5 Folder 1

Politics and education

Box 5 Folder 2

Public and private education

Box 5 Folder 3

Public and private education

Box 5 Folder 4

Public and private education--freedom of expression

Box 5 Folder 5

Public and private education--religious education

Box 5 Folder 6

Public and private education--school choice, 1991-1992

Box 5 Folder 7

Public and private education--tax credits, vouchers

Box 5 Folder 8

Publications

Box 5 Folder 9

Religion and education

Box 5 Folder 10

"Report of the Committee on Cooperation," 1956 Sep

Box 5 Folder 11

SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test)

Box 5 Folder 12

Secondary education

Box 5 Folder 13

Socialism, welfare state

Box 5 Folder 14

State and federal regulation of education

Box 5 Folder 15

Stitham, Kevin Linus - articles

Box 5 Folder 16

Teacher training and evaluation

Box 5 Folder 17

Teacher training and evaluation

Box 5 Folder 18

Tracking/ability grouping

Box 5 Folder 19

Universities

Box 6 Folder 1

Values and education

Box 6 Folder 2

Williams, Raymond - articles (by-lines and subject)

Box 6 Folder 3

Women and minorities

Box 6 Folder 4

Series Description:

Personal correspondence, materials from undergraduate study at Bowdoin, newspaper articles featuring Hazelton, material related to Hazelton's work with the Maine Civil Liberties Union, and miscellaneous ephemera. There is also a "Book of Remembrances" with memorial tributes to Hazelton.

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically, then chronologically.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Articles featuring Hazelton

Box 6 Folder 5

"Book of Remembrances," memorial tributes to Hazelton, 1996

Box 6 Folder 6

Bowdoin student: Art

Box 6 Folder 7

Bowdoin student: Commencement 1940, 1942

Box 6 Folder 8

Bowdoin student: English

Box 6 Folder 9

Bowdoin student: English/Philosophy Notebooks, 1939-1941

Box 6 Folder 10

Bowdoin student: History

Box 6 Folder 11

Bowdoin student: miscellaneous work

Box 6 Folder 12

Bowdoin student: Psychology

Box 6 Folder 13

Bowdoin student: Zoology

Box 6 Folder 14

Correspondence, 1941-1947

Box 6 Folder 15

Correspondence, 1961-1970

Box 6 Folder 16

Correspondence, 1971-1978

Box 6 Folder 17

Correspondence, 1983-1993

Box 6 Folder 18

Correspondence, n.d.

Box 6 Folder 19

Maine Civil Liberties Union

Box 6 Folder 20

Maine Humanities Council

Box 6 Folder 21

Poems and quotes

Box 6 Folder 22

Programs, ephemera, 1936-1991, n.d.

Box 6 Folder 23
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