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Institute for Urban Education Collection

Identifier: BC13-15

Collection Scope and Content Note

This collection contains materials that document the Institute for Urban Education at Barnard College, including its inception, implementation, and evaluation. Included in the collection are photographs, grant proposals, reports, evaluations, program files, reference material, and alumnae files. Program files contain correspondence between students, fellows, CETE faculty, parents, and cooperating teachers and principles. Also included are curricula, rosters, flyers, calendars, schedules, assignments, guidelines, and other logistical information of the program's implementation. Reference material includes nature and field guides, and sections from a forest ecology text book. Alumnae files include correspondence, updates, and surveys.


  • Creation: 1991-2010



One file in box 7 is restricted for 75 years after date of creation in compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) regulations.

Publication Rights

Permission to publish material from the collection must be requested from the Barnard Archives and Special Collections. The Barnard Archives and Special Collections approves permission to publish that which it physically owns; the responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Reproduction Restrictions

Photocopies or scans may be made for research purposes.

Historical Note

The Institute for Urban Education (IUE) was a project that partnered college students (fellows) with teachers from New York City public schools and their pupils, with the participation of Education faculty from the students' colleges in the Consortium for Excellence in Teacher Education (CETE). The goals of IUE were to recruit and prepare talented undergraduates at CETE colleges to become effective middle school teachers in America's cities. IUE aimed to acheive its goals through a program of field experiences in middle schools, summer learning teams, an activity centered curriculum, and exploration of virgin forests and urban parks.

In 1993, Barnard received a five year grant from the DeWitt Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund to support the Institute for Urban Education program. The program was further supported in 1997-1998 through a grant from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation.


3.75 Linear Feet (9 boxes)




This collection consists of materials from the Institute for Urban Education.

Collection Arrangement

This collection is arranged by type of material and chronological therein.

Physical Location

This collection is located in the Barnard Archives and Special Collections, Barnard Library. To use this collection, please contact the Barnard Archives and Special Collections at 212.854.4079 or

Acquisition Information

Transferred from Barnard College Department of Psychology by Professor Susan Reimer Sacks, 2013.


No additions expected.

Processing History

This collection was processed and the finding aid written by Hilary Price in August, 2015.

Descriptive Rules Used: Finding aid adheres to that prescribed by Describing Archives: A Content Standard. Encoding: Machine readable finding aid encoded in EAD 2002.

Finding aid written in English.


Guide to the Institute for Urban Education Collection
In Progress
Hilary Price
© 2015
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the Barnard Archives and Special Collections Repository

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New York NY 10027 United States