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Jean Straub collection

Identifier: HC.MC-1302

Scope and Contents

Materials in this collection document Straub’s research and writing of a history of William Penn Charter School (WPCS). This work appears to have been done in the 1960s through 1980s, but was never published. Materials in the Notes section of the collection include extensive information on WPCS from a wide variety of sources, including the school’s records. The Drafts series includes various drafts of chapters 1-5, including what appear to be final versions. Miscellaneous materials include correspondence, which indicates that there were discussions of publishing this work for WPCS’s 275th anniversary; publications of WPCS; various published articles on WPCS and education written by Straub; and some miscellaneous materials.


  • Creation: 1960-1985


Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Biographical Note

Jean S. Straub was an educator and historian of education. She was an Assistant Professor and Personnel Officer in the School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania in the mid to late 1950s. Later, she became the Director of the Student Personnel Assistant Program and Associate Professor of Psychology and Education at The Ohio State University. In addition to other scholarly work, she wrote a history of the William Penn Charter School.


1.8 linear ft. (5 boxes)

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The collection contains the research and writing of Jean S. Straub on the history of William Penn Charter School.


The collection is organized according to type of material. There are three series: Notes, Drafts, and Miscellaneous.

Related Materials

HC.MC.1115, William Penn Charter School archives

Processing Information

Processed by Sarah Horowitz; completed August, 2018.

Jean Straub collection, 1960-1985
Sarah Horowitz
August, 2018
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