U.S. Commissioner of Education, 1949-1953
The papers of Earl J. McGrath consist of microfilmed copies of his speeches, articles, and other public statements and published writings as U.S. Commissioner of Education. The collection documents McGrath's involvement in education policy during the Truman administration; his views on issues affecting elementary and secondary schools as well as colleges and universities during this period; and his support for a program of federal aid to education.
Size: Three reels of microfilm.
Copyright: Documents created by U.S. government officials in the course of their official duties are in the public domain. Copyright interest in other writings in this collection is assumed to remain with the authors of the documents, or their heirs
Processed by: Randy Sowell (1999); Kevin Ploth and David Clark (2016).
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1902 (November 16)
Born, Buffalo, New York
B.A., University of Buffalo
Member of faculty and administrator, University of Buffalo; fellow at University of Chicago; educational consultant
M.A., University of Buffalo
Ph.D., University of Chicago
Lt. Commander, U.S. Navy, in charge of educational services, Bureau of Naval Personnel
1944 (May 12)
Married Dorothy Ann Leemon
Dean, College of Liberal Arts, University of Iowa
Served on the President's Commission on Higher Education
Professor, University of Chicago
U.S. Commissioner of Education
1953-93 Administrator and professor at University of Kansas City, Columbia University, Temple University, University of Arizona, and elsewhere
1993 (January 14)
Died, Tucson, Arizona
The papers of Earl J. McGrath were copied on microfilm in 1958 from original documents in the possession of the McGrath family. They consist of McGrath's speeches, articles, and other public statements and published writings during his tenure as U.S. Commissioner of Education, from 1949 to 1953.
A professor and college administrator, McGrath served on the President's Commission on Higher Education in 1946-1947. In 1949, while a member of the faculty of the University of Chicago, he was selected to head the Office of Education, with the title of U.S. Commissioner of Education. Administratively, the Office of Education was part of the Federal Security Agency during this period. It was responsible for collecting statistics and other information pertaining to education in the United States; conducting research and reporting on educational problems; administering grants-in-aid and special programs; and advising state and local school officials, university administrators, and other members of the profession.
McGrath's years as Commissioner coincided with an "educational crisis" in the United States, as public schools struggled to accommodate increased enrollments-a result of the higher birth rates that began in the 1940s-with resources that were widely regarded as inadequate. Many of McGrath's public statements had to do with the urgent need for new schools, more teachers at higher salaries, and a greater commitment of national resources to education. As part of this agenda, he repeatedly advocated a program of federal aid to education, but legislation to this effect was stymied in Congress along with most of President Truman's other "Fair Deal" proposals.
McGrath's public statements and writings also dealt with such topics as the need for foreign language and science instruction in the schools; the future of higher education as many World War II veterans completed their studies under the GI Bill; improvements in elementary, secondary, and vocational education; efforts to combat the spread of polio among schoolchildren; the establishment of junior colleges; developments in teacher-training; and the role of American education in the Cold War struggle against communism. McGrath avoided taking controversial positions on several of the most contentious educational issues of his time. He sidestepped the thorny question of federal aid to parochial schools. He criticized the requirement of anti-communist loyalty oaths for teachers, but added that teachers should sign such oaths in obedience to public opinion. And he carefully refrained from involving himself in the furor over racial segregation in the public schools, pointing out that the Office of Education had no authority to interfere with state or local policies.
The papers of Earl J. McGrath are organized in a single series, the Speeches, Articles, and Public Statements File, and are arranged in chronological order. This entire collection is digitized and available online. More information about Earl J. McGrath and education policy during the Truman administration can be found at the Truman Library in the following collections, among others: Official File, President's Secretary's Files, Harry S. Truman Post-Presidential Papers, Oscar R. Ewing Papers, Ralph C. M. Flynt Papers, and John D. Russell Papers.
|1-3||SPEECHES, ARTICLES, AND PUBLIC STATEMENTS FILE, 1949-1953
Speeches, articles, and other public statements and published writings of Earl J. McGrath during his tenure as U.S. Commissioner of Education. Arranged chronologically. This entire series is digitized and available online.
- Spring, 1949: Statement, Published in The Staff Reporter, Publication of Wilmington, Delaware Public Schools
- March 10, 1949: Statement, To Editor of The Nation's Schools
- March 18, 1949: Statement, Press Conference with J. Donald Kingsley before Induction Ceremony
- March 18, 1949: Induction Statement, Upon Induction as U.S. Comm. of Education
- March 21, 1949: Address-Needed Experimentation in General Education, At University of Minnesota
- March 23, 1949: Remarks-Debaters on Federal Aid for Education Agree on Need of Scholarship Plan, As Part of Third Annual Bulletin Forum, Philadelphia, P.A.
- March 23, 1949: Can Federal Aid Meet the Demands of Higher Education in America? Third Annual Bulletin Forum, Philadelphia, P.A.
- March 24, 1949: Statement, Senate Appropriations Committee
- April, 1949: The Goals of Higher Education, Condensed for Publication in the Journal of Higher Education
- April 6, 1949: Education and Americanization of the Newly Arrived Immigrant, Displaced Persons Commission, Chicago, Illinois
- April 9, 1949: Campus Salute, At University of Buffalo, Broadcast over Mutual Network
- April 14, 1949: Statement of Opinion, Published in Staff Reporter
- April 28, 1949: The Mission of Higher Education in the U.S., Annual Convention of American College Public Relations Association, Washington, D.C.
- May 5, 1949: Letter of Commendation, Published in ORT Bulletin
- May 6, 1949: Address-The Education of College Teachers, American Council on Education, Washington, D.C.
- May 18, 1949: Statement, House Subcommittee on Education
- May 28, 1949: Address-American Public Education, Jewish Education and International Understanding, Annual Meeting of American Association for Jewish Education
- June, 1949: Statement, On Pledge of Allegiance to Flag and Conversation of Natural Resources
- June 1, 1949: Commencement Address-The Years Ahead, University of Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.
- June 6, 1949: Commencement Address, Muskingum College, Ohio
- June 7, 1949: Statement-Federal Aid for School Housing, To Subcommittee of Senate Committee on Labor and Public Welfare
- June 9, 1949: Statement-Practical Nurse Training, Before Subcommittee on Public Health and Science
- June 10, 1949: Statement-American Education and International Tensions, to Press (Report of Educational Policies Commission)
- June 13, 1949: Commencement Address-Freedom and Security Tomorrow, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky
- June 14, 1949: Cooperation of Education and Social Work, National Conference of Social Work, Cleveland, Ohio
- July 7, 1949: Democracy's Road to Freedom, National Education Association, Boston, Mass.
- July 7, 1949: Statement, Press Conference, Boston, Mass.
- August 22, 1949: Greeting to British Teachers, Washington, D.C.
- August 24, 1949: Greetings (Message), Second National Student Congress, Urbana, Illinois
- September, 1949: Statement, Published in Occupational Trends
- September, 1949: Statement, International Teamsters' Union
- Fall, 1949: Endorsement, For The Forty-Eight State School Systems
- October 27, 1949: Address (On the Outside-Looking in), Association of Land-Grant Colleges and Universities, Kansas City, M.O.
- October 28, 1949: Recording, For Mutual Broadcasting System for Mutual Newsreel News
- November, 1949: Recordings, For 1949 University of Iowa Campus Chest Drive, Iowa City, Iowa
- November, 1949: Parents and Teachers as Partners, Parent's Magazine
- November 3, 1949: Statement, This Week Magazine
- November 3, 1949: Statement, Concerning Televising the Session of the United Nations General Assembly
- November 4, 1949: Liberal Arts Education Today, St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota
- November 5, 1949: Can We Meet the Need for Educational Leadership? Minnesota Council of School Executives, Minneapolis, Minnesota
- November 10, 1949: Address-Higher Education and the Crisis of Our Times, Alfred University, New York
- November 30, 1949: Do We Need a New Type of Advanced Education? Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, Houston, Texas
- December 6, 1949: Vocational Education and National Well-Being, Annual Convention of American Vocational Association, Atlantic City, N.J.
- December 7, 1949: Federal-State Relations in Education, National Council of Chief State School Officers, Biloxi, Miss.
- December 8, 1949: Graduate Work for College Teachers, Conference on the Preparation of College Teachers
- 1949: Foreword, For Publication on "Opportunities for the Preparation of Teachers of Exceptional Children," Published by National Society for Crippled Children and Adults, Inc.
- 1949: The Fine Arts in General Education, Published in Art Education Organizes, Yearbook
- 1949: Statement, To Be Published in Portfolio of Childhood Education
- December 23, 1949: Statement, Concerning Educational Aspects of Trip to Europe, Released to Press
- December 29, 1949: Science in General Education, American Association for the Advancement of Science, New York City (Read by Dr. Philip G. Johnson)
- December 31, 1949: Statement, "What's the Matter with Our High Schools?"-Saturday Evening Post
- 1950: Statement, Plymouth Magazine
- January 1, 1950: Foreword, Centennial History of Hiram College
- January 10, 1950: Statement, Before Subcommittee of the Appropriations Committee, U.S. House of Representatives
- January 16, 1950: Address, Laying of Cornerstone-Howard University, Washington, D.C.
- January 24, 1950: Recording, With Dr. Luther H. Evans, Librarian of Congress
- February 1, 1950: Statement, Voices of America-Iranian University Day
- February 8, 1950: Statement, For Publication in U.S. Navy Citizenship Course Pamphlets, Your America
- February 18, 1950: Address-Planning Secondary Schools for Tomorrow's Youth, 34th Annual Convention of the National Association of Secondary School Principals, Kansas City, M.O.
- February 20, 1950: Statement, Welcoming Japanese and Portuguese Educators
- February 22, 1950: Statement, Published in Pathfinder
- February 22, 1950: Address, Voice of Democracy Awards Luncheon-Annual Science Talent Search, Washington, D.C.
- February 28, 1950: Address-Educational Leadership: Some Thoughts for Tomorrow, Annual Meeting-AASA-Atlantic City, N.J.
- March, 1950: Article-Why Attend Summer School? Published in The Scholastic Teacher Magazine
- March 1, 1950: Address-The Need for Improving the Preparation of Our Teachers in the Effective Use of Audio-Visual Materials, Meeting of Dept. of Audio-Visual Instruction, AASA, Atlantic City, N.J.
- March 2, 1950: Statement-Literacy Education a "Must," Published in Educator's Washington Dispatch
- March 4, 1950: Radio Script, Adventures in Science Broadcast
- March 9, 1950: Address-Improving the Community: What the Well-Supported School Can Do for Its Community, Annual Citizens Conference, Lansing, Michigan
- March 16, 1950: Letter, To Editor, United Nations World
- March 18, 1950: Address-Science in General Education, Educational Conference, University of Scranton
- March 28, 1950: Recording, with George E. Ready-"Know Your Government" Series
- March 29, 1950: Address-The Junior College and Educational Opportunity in the United States, Annual Convention of American Association of Junior Colleges, Roanoke, Virginia
- April, 1950: Statement-Message about Polio, Published in National Foundation News
- April, 1950: Article-How the Office of Education Can Help You, Published in School Management
- April 3, 1950: Statement-Federal Financial Assistance for School Housing, Subcommittee of the House Committee on Education and Labor
- April 18, 1950: Statement, To Loss Angeles and Hollywood Press
- April 21, 1950: Address-Expanding Opportunities for Higher Education in the U.S., American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, San Francisco
- April 29, 1950: Address-Information: Life-Blood of Democracy, Centennial Celebration, Hiram College, Hiram, Ohio
- May 11, 1950: Address-Learning the "Three R's" of Citizenship, D.C. Congress of Parents and Teachers, Washington, D.C.
- May 16, 1950: Statement-Federal Financial Assistance for Education of Physically Handicapped Children, Subcommittee of the Senate Committee on Labor and Public Welfare
- June, 1950: Statement, Published in U.S. National Commission UNESCO News
- June 4, 1950: Address-At the Workbench of Citizenship, Commencement-St. Bonaventure College, St. Bonaventure, N.Y.
- June 5, 1950: Address-Education and Foreign Policy: A Call for Mid-Century Frontiersmen, Commencement-Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts
- June 9, 1950: Statement, To Allied Youth, Inc., Washington, D.C.
- June 11, 1950: Address-Therefore Choose Life, Commencement-Bethany College, West Virginia
- June 12, 1950: Address-The Specialist Looks at His World, Commencement-Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois
- June 15, 1950: Address-Education and Public Affairs: The Mid-Century Challenge, Commencement-University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio
- June 19, 1950: Address-Education and the People, 22nd Annual Alabama State Education Conference, University of Alabama
- June 20, 1950: Address-Elementary Education Moves Ahead, 22nd Annual Alabama State Education Conference, University of Alabama
- June 21, 1950: Address-The Secondary School-Today and Tomorrow, 22nd Annual Alabama State Education Conference, University of Alabama
- June 23, 1950: Statement, To International Council of Religious Education, Chicago, Illinois
- August 11, 1950: Recording, Voices of America Broadcast to South America
- September, 1950: Article-Exploration of Citizenship, Published in NEA Journal
- September 3, 1950: Statement, Published in Parade
- September 28, 1950: Article-Are There Too Many Women Teaching Our Boys? Published in Jimmy Jemiel's Column, "Ask Anybody," New York Daily News
- October, 1950: Statement, Published in The Science Teacher
- October 2, 1950: Address-Education and the National Defense, Annual Convention of N.Y. State Council of City and Village Supts., Saranac Inn, N.Y.
- October 4, 1950: Address-Education and the National Defense, Annual Conference, California Assn. of School Administrators, Balboa Park, San Diego, California
- October 6, 1950: Address-Higher Education, National Defense, and Public Policy, Conference on Higher Education, American Council on Education, Washington, D.C.
- October 11, 1950: Statement, To 11th Biennial Convention of the Women's American Organization for Rehabilitation Through Training
- October 24, 1950: Address, United Nation's Day, 1950
- October 26, 1950: Address-Fundamental Education as a Basis for International Understanding, Inter-American Seminar on Elementary Education, Montevideo, Uruguay
- November 6, 1950: Recording, American Education Week
- November 9, 1950: Statement, Published in School Savings Journal for U.S. Treasury Dept.
- November 13, 1950: Address-Progressive Education, Public Education and Democracy, Fourth Session of "Progressive Education-A Re-examination," New York
- November 14, 1950: Address-Federal Aid and the Emergency, National Conference on Federal Aid to Education, NEA, Washington, D.C.
- November 20, 1950: Address-The General Education Movement in America, Conference on General Education, Florida State University
- November 25, 1950: Address-Education in Israel, National Convention of the National Committee for Labor Israel, Hunter College, N.Y.
- November 27, 1950: Testimony, Before Federal Communications Commission
- December, 1950: Article-UNESCO Seminar in Uruguay Sets Goals for Providing Basic Education for All Children in South America, Published in UNESCO News
- December 4, 1950: Statement, Midcentury White House Conference
- December 17, 1950: Address-Education for International Understanding, Annual Jewish Education Dinner, Board of Jewish Education, Chicago, Illinois
- Winter, 1950: Article-Employment Outlook for Elementary and Secondary School Teachers, Pi Lambda Theta Journal
- January 6, 1951: Greeting, Inauguration of Dr. Thomas McConnell as Chancellor of the University of Buffalo, Buffalo, New York
- January 18, 1951: Testimony, Before the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Preparedness
- January 30, 1951: Statement, For Boston University News Memorial Issue, President Marsh, Boston University
- February, 1951: Article, "The Fountainhead of Democracy," Published in The School Executive
- February 5, 1951: Address, "Gladly Learn and Gladly Teach," Commencement Exercises, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida
- February 5, 1951: Statement, Read by Dr. J. Dan Hull at Meeting of Superintendents of Large City Schools, Chicago, Illinois
- February 20, 1951: Statement, Before the Subcommittee of the Appropriations Committee, U.S. House of Representatives, Washington
- February 22, 1951: Remarks, Voice of Democracy Awards Luncheon, Hotel Statler, Washington, D.C.
- 1951 Edition: Article, "Is Your Community Planning a New School Building?"-Published in Book of Knowledge Annual
- March, 1951: Statement, For National Foundation of Infantile Paralysis Pamphlet
- March, 1951: Statement, For Think Magazine
- March, 1951: Article, "Higher Education in the Emergency," Published in Occupations, The Vocational Guidance Journal
- March 7, 1951: Address, "Public Education's Responsibility to Young Children," National Assn. for Nursery Education, Central High School of Needle Trades, New York City
- March 24, 1951: Statement, To Mr. George Beveridge of the Washington Star
- March 28, 1951: Statement, "The Need for School Construction," Mad River Township Schools, Dayton, Ohio
- March 29, 1951: Address, "Art Education in a Free Society" Annual Meeting of the National Art Education Association, New York City
- April 6, 1951: Statement, To the Press Concerning Deferments
- April 13, 1951: Address, "The Educator and the World Community," Annual Meeting of the Kentucky Education Association, Louisville, Kentucky
- April 14, 1951: Statement, Concerning UN Education Service, to Accompany United Nations Information for Teachers
- April 15, 1951: Statement, Published in Quote
- April 16, 1951: Address, "National Defense and the Mission of Education," Spring Initiation Banquet of Beta Chapter, Phi Delta Kappa, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York
- April 20, 1951: Statement, Before the Subcommittee of the Appropriations Committee, U.S. Senate
- April 22, 1951: Statement, Published in Quote
- April 27, 1951: Address, "Science and the Goals of Mobilization," 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Lyman C. Smith College of Applied Science, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York
- May, 1951: Article, Published in Journal of Higher Education-"Area Studies-A New Dimension in General Education"
- May 15, 1951: Statement, Published in Forbes
- May 28, 1951: Address, "Some New Dimensions of Patriotism," Murray State College, Murray, K.Y.
- June 4, 1951: Address, "Personal Responsibility for National Security," Montana State University, Missoula, Montana
- June 8, 1951: Address, "Personal Responsibility for National Security," Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York
- June 16, 1951: Address, "Personal Responsibility for National Security," Western Michigan College of Education, Kalamazoo, Michigan
- June 25, 1951: Address, "Education, Leadership, and International Understanding," University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
- June 27, 1951: Address, "Education's Role in the Emergency," University of Mississippi
- June, 1951: Statement, To the New York Times at the request of Murray Illson for a Series Being Prepared by Jack Gould
- July, 1951: Statement, For Brochure to Be Published by the Museum of Modern Art in Commemoration of the 25th Anniversary of the Sound Motion Picture
- July, 1951: "Educational Developments in the United States," Fourteenth International Conference on Public Education, Geneva, Switzerland
- July 12, 1951: Report, "Report on the 14th International Conference on Public Education," Sponsored by UNESCO and the International Bureau of Education, Geneva, Switzerland
- August, 1951: Article, "Educational Television," Published in State Government, Vol. 24, No. 8
- August 5, 1951: Statement, For the New York Times Magazine Section
- August 6, 1951: Article, "Good Neighbors in a Free World," Published in World Affairs Air Bulletin, State Department
- August 7, 1951: Statement, To the New York Times
- August 10, 1951: Address, Commencement Exercises, Bryant College, Providence, Rhode Island, "Education and the Productive Citizen"
- August 13, 1951: Recording, 1951 Voice of Democracy Contest, Washington, D.C.
- September, 1951: Foreword, September Issue (Catalog)-Contract GS-OOS-3085 (Administered under Delegated Authority by the Office of Education) United World Films, Inc.
- August 15, 1951: Greetings, Welcoming Teachers Arriving at Union Station, Washington, D.C.
- September 7, 1951: Statement, Before the Senate Committee on Expenditures in the Executive Departments, Senate Office Building
- September 10, 1951: Statement, Radio Broadcast Scheduled for Week of August 20, 1951, by Pan American Union in Connection with the First Meeting of the Inter-American Cultural Council in Mexico City
- September 13, 1951: Recording, Interview between Senator Kilgore and Dr. McGrath to Be Broadcast in West Virginia
- September 15, 1951: Address, "The Humanities and the Law," New York University, New York
- September 21, 1951: Statement, To Mr. Benjamin Fine of the New York Times
- October, 1951: Letter, 25th Anniversary Issue of Parents' Magazine
- October, 1951: Statement, Published in Dictaphone Educational Forum
- October, 1951: Statement to Judith Crist, New York Herald Tribune, "Education and the Emergency"
- October 1, 1951: Recording, For Voices of America Broadcast to Develop International Understanding by Bringing Truth about America to Other Countries, Specifically the Educational Exchanges
- October 8, 1951: Letter, To Mr. Dan Mich of McCall's Magazine
- October 11, 1951: Address, "Education in the International Crisis," Read by Dr. Wayne O. Reed, 54th Annual Convention, Utah Education Association, Salt Lake City
- October 16, 1951: Statement, Before a Subcommittee of the House Committee on Education and Labor
- November 14, 1951: Statement, "Education for the Long Pull," to Be Published in 1951 American Legion Contest Leaflet, American Education Week Daily Topics
- November 19, 1951: Statement, To be Published in The Allied Youth
- November 28, 1951: Foreword, To the Report of the Conference on Problems of Organization and Supervision in Large High Schools
- December 5, 1951: Address, "Strengthening American Education," Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, St. Petersburg, Florida
- December 7, 1951: Address, "Can We Have Peace with Freedom During the Next Fifty years?"-Niagara Frontier Convocation, Sponsored by the University of Buffalo, Buffalo, New York
- December 9, 1951: Address, "Adult Education and American Culture," National Conference on Adult Jewish Education, New York City
- December 11, 1951: Greetings, Recording Made for Voices of America Broadcast Upon the Occasion of the Golden Jubilee of the Educational System of the Philippines
- December 27, 1951: Address, "Education in a Creative Democracy," Puerto Rico Teachers Association, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico
- January, 1952: Statement, 1952 Polio Message
- January, 1952: Statements, The University of Washington College of Education Record, January, 1952, Volume XVIII, No. 2, p. 18
- January, 1952: Statements, For Use in New York Times
- January, 1952: Letter, Published in January 1952 Issue of The School Executive, p. 39
- January, 1952: Statement, On Care Program, to Cooperative for American Remittances to Europe, Inc., 20 Broad Street, New York 5, N.Y.
- January, 1952: Article, Published in American Vocational Journal, Vol. 27, No. 1, pp. 3 and 4
- January 11, 1952: Recording, With Dr. Luther H. Evans, Librarian of Congress, and Professor Boas, Johns Hopkins University, of a Discussion of Rousseau's Emile
- January 18, 1952: Statement, Televised on CBS Program The Morning's News
- January 20, 1952: Statement, To Dr. Benjamin Fine of the New York Times
- January 26, 1952: Broadcast, Over CBS, New York City, "Schools for Survival"
- January 27, 1952: Broadcast, University of Chicago Round Table, NBC Radio Discussion
- January 28, 1952: Remarks, At Meeting of UNESCO, New York City, New York
- January 28, 1952: Statement, To Accompany Article "Are We Wasting Tomorrow's Leaders?" by Kathryn Glover, National Institute of Mental Health
- 1952: Introduction, California's Junior College Program of General Education, to Be Published in General Education in Action by B. Lamar Johnson
- 1952: Article, 1952 Yearbook of Education (British)
- February, 1952: Statement, "Making Educational Provisions for Handicapped Children," May Day Clipsheet of the Children's Bureau
- February, 1952: Introduction, To Article, "What to Do about â€˜Dangerous' Textbooks," by Edward N. Saveth, Reprinted from Commentary
- February, 1952: Article, "Community Colleges," Published in Junior College Journal, Vol. XXII, No. 6, pp. 305-306
- February, 1952: Article, "Too Few Teachers! Too Few Schools!"-Which Appeared in a Number of Publications
- February 6, 1952: Statement, To American Association for Health, Physical Education and Recreation, to Be Published in Convention Brochure
- February 8, 1952: Address, "The Liberal Arts and Leadership in a Democracy," University of George, Athens, Georgia
- February 19, 1952: Statement, Veterans' Affairs Committee of the House of Representatives
- February 23, 1952: Address, "The Future of General Education," Meeting of the American Educational Research Association and the National Society for the Study of Education, Presentation of the Yearbook on General Education, St. Louis, M.O.
- March, 1952: Statement, Published in North Central News Bulletin, Vol. XI, No. 6, p. 6
- March 4, 1952: Address, Prepared for Delivery by Dr. Buell G. Gallagher, Hebrew Culture Service Committee, New York City
- March 7, 1952: Letter, Upon the 100th Anniversary of the Teachers College of Boston as Teacher-Training Institution, to Be Published in The Torch
- March 10, 1952: Letter, To Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Wilberforce University, to Endorse the Aims of the Campaign, "More and Better Education for a Greater and Better World"
- March 11, 1952: Recording, "The Fight Against Ignorance," Made with Mr. David Bernstein to Be Used by National Association of Educational Broadcasters
- March 20, 1952: Recording, With Senator William Benton to Be Used over Station WTIC on March 27, 1952 (Tidelands Oil Bill)
- March 23, 1952: Article, "I Challenge TV," Published in Parade
- March 24, 1952: Letter, Published in Opportunity Week, Jordan Sellars High School, Burlington, North Carolina
- April, 1952: Statement, To the Press Concerning Business Education
- April, 1952: Foreword, To Handbook of Information on French University Offerings by Edith Kahler
- April, 1952: Article, Published in UNESCO Courier, Vol. V, No. 4, April 1952, p. 12
- April 1, 1952: Presentation, Of First Copy of Completed Theses and Dissertations to Dr. Lleras, Secretary-General of the Pan American Union
- April 3, 1952: Statement, On First Progress Report, Title I, PL 816, Subcommittee of House Committee on Education and Labor (Bailey Subcommittee)
- April 14, 1952: Statement, On TV
- May, 1952: Interview, For Release to Newspaper Enterprise Association
- May 3, 1952: Address, "Language Study and World Affairs," Central States Modern Language Teachers Association, S. Louis, Missouri
- May 4, 1952: Statement, To Be Used with Radio Script, "As the Twig Is Bent" for Mental Health Week
- May 8, 1952: Statement, Upon the Death of Dr. Marie Montessori, the Renowned Italian Educator, to the Overseas Press, State Department
- May 12, 1952: Statement, To the Press on Conference on General Education
- May 20, 1952: Statement, To Accompany Reprints of Articles on Literacy Education
- June 4, 1952: Statement, To the Press Upon the Death of John Dewey
- June 9, 1952: Statement, To Gannett News Service to Be Published during the "Informed Voter Campaign"
- June 9, 1952: Commencement Address, The Free Mind in a Free World, Allegheny College, Meadville, Pennsylvania
- June 20, 1952: Letter, To The Jewish Advocate on Its 50th Anniversary
- June 25, 1952: Address, "It's a Good Time to Live," Endicott IBM School, Endicott, New York
- July, 1952: Statement, Endorsing Voice of Democracy Contest
- July 3, 1952: Address, "Education and World Understanding," Annual Meeting of NEA, Detroit, Michigan
- July, 1952: Report, "Educational Developments in the United States, 1951-1952," Geneva, Switzerland, Fifteenth International Conference on Public Education
- July 8, 1952: Address, "Education-Foundation of World Peace," Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey
- July 15, 1952: Statement, In "Across the Nation with Public Purchasing Executives," Published in NIGP Letter Service
- August 4, 1952: Address, At the Inter-American Seminar on Vocational Education, Washington, D.C.
- August 12, 1952: Foreword, For Proposed Minimum Standards for State Approval of Teacher Preparation Institutions
- August 13, 1952: Statement, On Teacher Exchange to New York Times
- August 19, 1952: Recording, On Teacher Exchange Program for Voice of American Program, Dept. of Interior, Washington, D. C.
- August 21, 1952: Statement, For Series of "Spokesmen for Democracy" in Promotion of Voice of Democracy Contest Sponsored by National Association of Radio and Television Broadcasters, NBC Studio
- August 25, 1952: Address, Delivered by Mr. James C. O'Brien, "The Educational Goals of America," Conference of the International Society for Business Education
- September, 1952: Remarks, Appearing in "New Opportunities for the U.S. Office of Education," by B. P. Brodinsky, Nation's Schools
- 1952: Statement, Introducing Article, "How to Judge Your School," by Judith Crist, Published in Redbook
- September 10, 1952: Message, Congratulations on 10th Anniversary of the Advertising Council to Be Used on All Radio Stations
- September 8, 1952: Address, "Educational Exchange and International Understanding," Orientation Program for Exchange Teachers
- September 12, 1952: Remarks, On Television Program, WNBW-NBC Concerning Teacher Training Program, FSA Auditorium, Washington, D.C.
- 1952: Statement, To American Council on Education Concerning General Education in Action by B. Lamar Johnson
- October, 1952: Statement, Published in California Teachers Association Journal
- October, 1952: Article, "Foreign Languages and World Affairs," Published in NEA Journal
- 1952: Statement, National School Boards Association Leaflet
- October 12, 1952: Address, "Teaching and the American Future," Inauguration of Dr. William G. Carr as Executive Secretary of the NEA
- October 16, 1952: Broadcast, "The Impact of Radio and Television on Education," Radio Education Department, Toledo Public Schools
- October 18, 1952: Letter, Greeting the Convention of the American ORT Federation and the Women's American ORT to Be Held in New York City
- October 28, 1952: Statement, Concerning Higher Education to Dr. Benjamin Fine of the New York Times
- November 15, 1952: Address, Garnet and Gold Key Banquet, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida
- December 1, 1952: Recording, To Be Used on the NBC Morgan Beatty Program-School Housing
- December, 1952: Article, "Selective Service Rejectees-A Challenge to Our Schools," Published in School Life, Vol. 35, No. 3
- December 3, 1952: Address, "The Mission of Vocational Education Today," American Vocational Association Convention, Boston, Massachusetts
- December 3, 1952: Address, "Educating American Adults," Published in Trade Union Courier, Vol. XVII, No. 20, pp. 7 and 8
- December 9, 1952: Remarks, Meeting of Chief State School Officers
- December 24, 1952: Foreword, To Miriam Comes Home by Harry Levin
- December 28, 1952: Address, "Broadening the Base of Language Study in America," Modern Language Association, Boston, Massachusetts (Read by Dr. Arthur Selvi)
- January, 1953: Article, "The Coming Breakdown of American Education," Published in Parents' Magazine, January, 1953
- January, 1953: Statement, To Dr. Benjamin Fine, New York Times
- January 8, 1953: Recordings (2), Educational Recording Services, California
- January 14, 1953: Letter, To Be Used in the Book Presented to Chancellor Samuel P. Capen on His 75th Birthday
- January 15, 1953: Address, "Foreign Language Instruction in American Schools," Conference on the Role of Foreign Languages in American Schools, Washington, D.C.
- January 15, 1953: Statement, In Reply to Inquiries from the Press Concerning Segregation
- January 18, 1953: Statement, "The Changing Place of Languages in American Life," to the International News Service
- January 28, 1953: Remarks, At the Meeting of the Commissioner's Advisory Committee for the Further Development of Vocational Education
- February, 1953: Statement,