Public Colleges and Universities

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HARRIS-STOWE STATE COLLEGE. 3026 Laclede, Saint Louis, Missouri 63103 (314) 533-3366. The Saint Louis, Missouri, School Board established the Saint Louis Normal School, first normal school west of the Mississippi River, as a division of the High School in October 1857. Richard Edwards was the first principal from October 26, 1857, to March 1862. Anna Callender Brackett (BDAE) was principal from 1863 to 1872. Under Frank Louis Soldan (BDAE), principal of the normal school from 1872 to 1895, the high school and normal school were merged in 1887. William J. S. Bryan was president from 1895 to 1904. The name was changed to Saint Louis Teachers College, and the college occupied a new site at 1517 South Theresa Avenue in 1904. John William Withers was principal from 1904 to 1917. In 1910 the name was changed to Harris Teachers College; it was named for William Torrey Harris (BDAE). An inservice division was established in 1906 to offer professional studies to teachers in the local school system. John Leslie Purdom was principal from 1922 to 1934. The four-year program in teacher education was instituted in 1924. Charles August Naylor was principal ( 1947-1954) and president ( 1954-1957). The college was relocated to the former Blewett High School building in 1948.

Harriet Beecher Stowe Teachers College was merged into Harris Teachers College in 1954. Initiated under Oscar M. Waring in 1877 as a normal training school for black teachers, Sumner Normal School was established at Sumner High School at 4318 Saint Louis Avenue in Saint Louis in 1890. Waring was succeeded as principal in 1908 by Frank L. Williams, who served until 1928. In 1924 the curriculum was increased to a four-year degree-granting program. From 1924 to 1929 the school was named Charles Henry Sumner Teachers College. In 1929 the name was changed to Harriet Beecher Stowe Teachers College, and the college was moved to the Simmons Building at 4306 Saint Louis Avenue. The college was under the direction of the Directing Committee headed by David Reiss from 1934 to 1940. From 1940 to 1954 it was located at 2615 Pendleton Avenue. In 1940 Ruth Miriam Harris became president; she

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  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Preface vii
  • Notes x
  • A 1
  • B 43
  • C 59
  • D 151
  • E 161
  • F 181
  • G 209
  • H 241
  • I 253
  • J 289
  • K 297
  • L 317
  • M 349
  • N 449
  • O 601
  • P 635
  • Q 651
  • R 653
  • S 669
  • T 733
  • U 799
  • W 833
  • Y 911
  • Appendix 1: Years Founded 915
  • Appendix 2: Location by States 939
  • Appendix 3: Land-Grant Institutions 955
  • Appendix 4: Specialized Institutions 957
  • Index 961
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