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A Guide to the Frederick Eby Papers, 1906-1935
Frederick Eby was born on October 26, 1874, in Ebytown, Ontario, Canada. He earned a bachelor's degree from McMaster University in 1895 and a PhD from Clark University in 1900. He taught at Morgan Park Academy in Chicago from 1897 to 1898 and at Baylor University from 1900 to 1908 before joining the faculty of The University of Texas at Austin in 1909. He was a professor of Education at UT from 1909 until his retirement in 1957, and additionally chaired the Department of History and Philosophy of Education.
During his career, Professor Eby served as president of the Association of Texas Colleges and Universities. He also conducted research on two-year educational institutions, and taught many students who later became junior college administrators and professors, which led to him becoming known as the "father" of the junior college movement in Texas. He also authored several books, including The Development of Modern Education, Christianity and Education, Education in Texas: Source Materials, and Reorganizing American Education for World Leadership.
Professor Eby died on February 10, 1968, at the age of 93. A memorial honoring Dr. Eby was entered into the Congressional Record by San Antonio Congressman Henry B. Gonzalez on May 1, 1968.
In Memoriam:Frederick Eby, Office of the General Faculty and Faculty Council, University of Texas at Austin
Congressional Record, Proceedings and Debates of the 90th Congress, Second Session, April 1968
The Frederick Eby Papers, 1906-1935, contain correspondence, financial records, reports, committee materials, and printed material pertaining to Eby's role as Acting Dean of Education, Director of the UT Summer Session, and part of the Committee on Teachers. Additionally, some letters relate to a meeting of the State Sunday School Association. Summer Session materials also include nursing education material, committee materials, financial records, statistics, and directories. Copies of Parent-Teacher magazine from 1926 to 1931 can also be found.
This collection is open for research use.
These papers are stored remotely. Advance notice required for retrieval. Contact repository for retrieval.
Frederick Eby Papers, 1906-1935, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
This collection was processed by Ralph Elder, December 1986.
Subsequent revisions were made by Jessi Fishman, May 2016.