Academic journal article American Annals of the Deaf

From the Library of Congress to Powrie V. Doctor, 1947

Academic journal article American Annals of the Deaf

From the Library of Congress to Powrie V. Doctor, 1947

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THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, Washington 25, D.C. REFERENCE DEPARTMENT Division of General Reference and Bibliography

September 30, 1947 Dear Mr. Doctor:

Your letter of September 14, 1947, addressed to Dr. Evans, has been referred to the General Reference and Bibliography Division for attention and report.

The AMERICAN ANNALS OF THE DEAF could not be given a very high priority among educational journals in the United States, if you mean "the-oldest" to be taken in any absolute sense. The first periodical devoted exclusively to education in this country was the Juvenile Monitor, or Educational Magazine, published at New York by Albert and John W. Pickett. It began in January 1811 but did not outlast the year. The first successful and important one was the American Journal of Education, founded at Boston in January 1826; it changed title several times but under one or another name lasted until 1839. In its issue for June 1865 Henry Barnard's American Journal of Education gave a two-page chronological list of such "Educational Periodicals in the United States" published up to that time as the well-informed editor had been able to discover.

Sixty-eight titles were listed through July 1847 (Vol. …

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