Guitta Blau's Oral History on Adelle Land collection
Scope and Contents
Collection contains 14 audiocassettes of interviews for an oral history project leading to Guitta Blau's Ph.D. dissertation, Theory and Practice in Education: A Biography of Adelle Land (1901-1969) completed in 1977. .
- Blau, Guitta D. (Person)
Language of Materials
Collection material in English.
Terms of Access
The Guitta Blau's Oral History on Adelle Land collection, 1972-1976, is open for research.
Copyright of papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns. Researchers must obtain the written permission of the holder(s) of copyright and the University Archives before publishing quotations from materials in the collection. Most papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures unless otherwise specified.
Adelle Land was born in Buffalo, New York, attended Hutchinson Central High School, and graduated from the University of Buffalo in the 1920's with bachelor's and master's degrees. She received her doctorate in education from Columbia University in 1936.
Dr. Land joined the University of Buffalo faculty as an instructor in psychology and education in 1923, was promoted to assistant professor in 1932, associate professor in 1949, and full professor in 1947. In 1968 she served as acting chairperson of the Department of Higher Education.
Dr. Land developed the university's Professional Unit in Education and was co-director from 1931 to 1964. This program concentrated education courses and practice teaching in the senior year.
Dr. Land was described as "an extraordinary human being, teacher, adviser and friend, who has left her mark on generations of students, teachers, and her colleagues."¹ She was a member of the faculty of the University for 46 years. Adelle Land died on June 8, 1969 while returning from a trip to Europe.
¹ [Obituary], Buffalo Evening News, June 9, 1969.
.42 Linear Feet (1 box)
Collection contains 14 audiocassettes of interviews for an oral history project leading to Guitta Blau's Ph.D. dissertation, Theory and Practice in Education: A Biography of Adelle Land (1901-1969) completed in 1977.
This collection is arranged alphabetically by interviewee.
Collection was donated by Guitta Blau in May 1991.
Accruals and Additions
No further accruals are expected to this collection.
Processed by Karen Spencer, December 2010.
- Finding Aid for the Guitta Blau's Oral History on Adelle Land collection
- Finding aid prepared by Karen Spencer.
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