MC 00041 Guide to the Herbert McNee Hamlin Papers, 1940 - 1968

The professional papers are organized chronologically beginning in 1961 with Hamlin's appointment to North Carolina State University and continuing to 1968. They are followed by biographical material, 1940-1968.
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Hamlin, Herbert M. (Herbert McNee), 1894-1968


1.0 Linear feet 2 archival boxes

General Physical Description note

2 archival boxes


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Acquisitions Information

Donated by the family of Herbert McNee Hamlin in March 1970 (Accession no. 1970-0007).


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Scope and Content Note

The Herbert McNee Hamlin Papers document Hamlin's work in the capacity of consultant attached to the Office of the Dean of the School of Education at North Carolina State University. This work includes a 1962 study of policy and policy-making, research and development in agricultural education reported in "position papers" to the Division of Vocational Education, Vocational Agriculture Section North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. In addition, state studies, 1963, of vocational education programs are included and interviews, 1967 - 1968, with school superintendents of North Carolina schools with a final report to the Governor's Study Commission, Occupational Education for the Public Schools of North Carolina.

Biographical Note

Born in Brookings, South Dakota, and reared on a farm in southern Minnesota, Herbert McNee Hamlin received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Iowa State University and a Ph.D. at the University of Chicago. Early influences during his years as an undergraduate at Iowa State led to a long and distinguished career in Vocational Education. Hamlin was a public school teacher in Iowa and a college professor at Iowa State College. He went on to the University of Illinois in 1938 where he served as professor of agriculture education, acting Dean of the College of Education, and as Chairman of the Department of Vocational Education until his retirement.

In 1962, Hamlin came to North Carolina State University as consultant attached to the Office of the Dean of the School of Education and made a major contribution to the progress of vocational education through his comprehensive "position papers " resulting from the intensive study of the North Carolina vocational education situation. He took a position as Professor of Economics and then Professor of Education in 1964 and was a driving force in the establishment of the Regional Center for Research, Development, and Training in Occupational Education.

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[Identification of item], Herbert McNee Hamlin Papers, MC 41, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

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