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Archives of Special Interest to Comparativists of Education
The Kent State University Archives became the official depository of the records of the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) by action of the Society's Board of Directors in October 1980. Professor George Z. F. Bereday, Editor of the Comparative Education Review (1957-1966), made the first donation to the collection in January 1981.
The Society’s special collections and archives acquires, preserves, and provides access to primary sources and rare materials that support the learning, teaching and research about Comparative and International Education. You can get more information at https://www.library.kent.edu/special-collections-and-archives/comparative-and-international-education-society-records-cies.
The Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) records are comprised of documents and audio-visual materials representing the history, activities, and interests of our society. These files include materials from the CIES OED (formerly Secretariat), volumes of Comparative Education Review and associated records, files of the various presidents of CIES, records of the CIES annual conference, and CIES study tours undertaken during the organization's earlier years.
You can consult the guide here on what is considered primary sources and rare materials.
The Kent State Archives include presidential files from the following CIES Presidents:
If you are conducting or interested in conducting research on the intellectual history of our society and/or need help in getting to and using the archive please contact CIES Historian Esther E. Gottlieb.
The Hoover Institution at Stanford University contains the collections of many individuals and institutions having done prominent work in Comparative Education. The Hoover collections contain documents on education in many parts of the world and are particularly rich on educational reconstruction in Japan and Germany after World War II.
Bowman, Mary Jean (papers for 1916-1998)
Council on Anthropology and Education (founding records for 1968)
Havighurst, Robert J. (papers for 1932-1984)
University of Chicago Comparative Education Center (records for 1959-1970)