Hugh Bernard Wood (1909-1995) was a Professor Emeritus of the College of Education at the University of Oregon. His career at Oregon spanned thirty-five years, 1939 to 1974. Born in Angola, Indiana on February 18, 1909, Wood received his B.A. in Social Studies from the University of Toledo in Ohio in 1931. Later he earned his M.A. in education from the University of Colorado in 1935 and his Ed.D. at Teachers College, Columbia University in 1937. He married Helen Launa Croyle in 1928.
Wood was a specialist in curriculum development. In addition to his teaching at the University of Oregon, Dr. Wood participated on local, state, national and international commissions for curriculum improvement. Wood traveled extensively. Starting with a Fulbright assignment in India in 1953 (on break from Oregon), he then spent six years as the chief of the Education Division of U.S. Operations Mission in Nepal, and helped form its national education system from 1953-1959. Wood also did educational development work for UNESCO in Malawi and with the Westinghouse Learning Corporation in Vietnam in 1967.
A prolific writer, Wood authored numerous textbooks and hundreds of articles, as well as penning friendly "Wood-O-Grams"-- travelogues that found their way into Old Oregon and the local newspaper. While at Oregon, Wood also founded and helped edit Curriculum Bulletin for more than 40 years.
In 1955, Hugh and Helen co-founded the American Nepal Education Foundation, an organization that would occupy most of their attention after Hugh's retirement.
Wood was also involved in the development of vocational training centers in Oregon. He was the director for curriculum development at the Tongue Point Job Corps Center in Astoria, Oregon, in the mid-1960s, and was a frequent contributor to Oregon State Department of Education publications.
Hugh and Helen had two children, Wayne Bernard Wood and Pamela Lynn Wood. Wood died December 10, 1995, in Tillamook, Oregon.
Collection comprises miscellaneous papers of Hugh B. Wood, mostly from 1967-1968. During this time, Wood's intellectual interests included the expansion of the international education program of the University of Oregon College of Education, developing vocational job centers around Oregon, directing the curriculum at the Astoria, Oregon Tongue Point Job Corps Center, and administering the International Teacher Development Program at the University of Oregon. Miscellaneous correspondence treats his 1967 sabbatical tour of U.S. education programs at more than 20 colleges, and the early development of an international education consortium among U.S. colleges.
The collection contains correspondence; international student files; 1967-68 program guides from other U.S. teachers colleges; syllabi from other colleges (including numerous teaching aids from Prof. William Brickman); Tongue Point Jobs Corps Center policy and procedure manuals; a film documenting Nepal royalty visiting UO in 1960, and mid-1960s proposals and statistics for potential vocational/technical programs in several Oregon communities, including Coos Bay, Clackamas County, Yamhill County, Klamath County and Portland. Data includes maps and reports of Oregon school districts, regional budgets, etc.
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[Identification of item], Hugh B. Wood Papers, UA 013, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.
Processing Note :
Collection processed by Susannah Beck.
In the interest of saving space, some material in the original collection was discarded due to duplication of items. In the case of publications, if they were not annotated, and are readily available elsewhere, they were also discarded.
The following titles met that fate:
Farrell, Joseph. “A Selective Annotated Bibliography on Education and Social Development” [Syracuse, N.Y.] Center for Development Education, Syracuse University, 1966 (available through WorldCat).
--“Guide to structure and articulation of occupational education programs: grades 7 through 12 and post-high school.” (Oregon. Division of Community Colleges and Vocational Education) Salem: 1968 (available in Knight Library or Special Collections, LC1046.O7A45)
--“Revisionism and the Study of the History of Education” (History of Education Quarterly, Vol. II. No. 4, 1964) [reprint] “Historical Development of Governmental Interest in International Higher Education” (1965) [reprint]
--“John Dewey’s Foreign Reputation as an Educator” (School and Society, 1949, Vol. 70, No. 1818) [reprint]
--“William Heard Kilpatrick and International Education” (Educational Theory, Vol. XVI, No, 1, January 1966) [reprint]
--“The Educational Forum: I.L. Kandel – International Scholar and Educator” (The Educational Forum, May 1951) [reprint]
--“Pre-history of Comparative Education to the End of the 18th Century” (1966) [reprint]
--“The Teaching of Comparative Education: Proceedings of the Second Annual Conference on Comparative Education (NYU School of Education, 1955)
--“Comparative Education and Foreign Educational Service: Proceedings of the Fourth Annual Conference of Comparative Education, April 26, 1957, NYU” (Brickman, editor) [reprint]
This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.Related Materials :
Other collections relating to Hugh B. Wood at Special Collections and University Archives include: Hugh B. Wood papers, A 251.
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