Alexander F. Osborn papers
Collection — Box: 1-22
Identifier: MS 16
Original manuscripts and work files, circa 1948-1963, of Osborn's books, "Your Creative Power" (1948), "Wake up Your Mind" (1952), "Applied Imagination" (1953, revised 1957 and 1963); files on the Creative Education Foundation, including annual reports, 1954-1962, publications, including guides, directives, reprinted articles and speeches, circa 1958-1963. Teaching Tools of the Creative Education Foundation include instructor's manuals and student workbooks, 1959-1963. Creative Education Foundation include instructor's manuals and student workbooks, 1963-1964, consists primarily of requests for literature and information.
- Osborn, Alex F. (Alex Faickney) (Person)
Language of Materials
Collection material in English.
Terms of Access
Alexander F. Osborn Papers, 1948-1966, are open for research.
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.
11.0 Linear Feet (22 boxes)
The papers of Alexander F. Osborn, founder of Batten, Barton, Burstine and Osborn, and the Creative Education Foundation consist primarily of his professional activities.
Alexander Faickney Osborn, 1888-1966, advertising executive, founder of Batten, Barton, Burstine and Osborn, and the Creative Education Foundation.
This collection is arranged into six series: I. Your Creative Power, II. Wake Up Your Mind, III. Applied Imagination, IV. Creative Education Foundation, V. Creative Education Foundation Correspondence, VI. Books by Alexander Osborn
The Alexander F. Osborn Papers was donated to the University Archives by Alexander Osborn and the Creative Education Foundation in January 1967.
Accruals and Additions
No further accruals are expected to this collection.
Collection processed by Archives staff.
- Finding Aid for the Alexander F. Osborn papers
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