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George Washington Ward records

 Record Group
Identifier: 001-001-004

Scope and Contents

These records which date from 1905 to 1909 are composed of correspondence and memoranda from Ward, as well as biographies written about Ward by archives staff.

Dates

  • 1905-1909, undated

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on access. This collection is open to the public.

Conditions Governing Use

Towson University Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA) is the owner of the original materials and digitized images in our collections; however, the collection may contain materials for which copyright is not held. Patrons are responsible for determining the appropriate use or reuse of materials. Consult with SCUA to determine if we can provide permission for use.

Biographical Note

George Washington Ward was born in Woodbine, Maryland, on the 24th of February, 1867. He received his education at a one room school in Daisy, Maryland. After graduating from this school, he returned as its teacher, from 1885-1887. Starting in 1887, Ward attended Western Maryland College. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1890. After graduation, Ward went on to serve as assistant secretary of the Y.M.C.A. in Chicago, and then he went on the serving as an assistant instructor in the Preparatory school of Western Maryland College, of which he became principal in 1891. Ward enrolled in graduate school at Johns Hopkins, and while he was pursing his Master of Arts degree, he was elected to the chair of history at Western Maryland. He continued to pursue his studies and received his Master of Arts degree from Western Maryland in 1893 and a doctor of philosophy degree from Johns Hopkins in 1897. After receiving his degrees, Dr. Ward continued as a history professor at Western Maryland College until 1905. Along with his history professorship, Dr. Ward wrote many articles regarding history. During the summers of 1898, 1899, and 1900, Dr. Ward lectured at the Mountain Chautauqua at Mountain Lake Park, a summer school for scholars, teachers, writers, and statesmen. Dr. Ward became a member of the Southern Educational Association in 1839, as well as the Maryland Organizer for that association. Dr. Ward was also a member of the Maryland Teacher's Institute, where he sometimes lectured, as well as a member of the Maryland Historical Society and the American Historical Association. In 1905, Ward was elected Principal to the Maryland State Normal School. He began holding bi-weekly faculty meetings in 1906 to help inspire the instructors and keep them abreast of the most advanced teaching practices. His other duties were much like those of his predecessors – caring for the physical plant of the school, and acting as a surrogate parent to the students. He worked for a time as a financial broker, but returned to academia, teaching history at Baltimore Polytechnic Institute from 1917 until 1932. He died in Baltimore on June 18, 1932. In 1951, Ward Hall, one of two dormitories constructed for men, was dedicated in his honor.

Extent

.1 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Overview

George Washington Ward was the principal of the Maryland State Normal School from 1905 to 1909. These records are composed of correspondence and memoranda from Ward, and biographies written about Ward by archives staff.

Bibliography

State Teachers College at Towson. Seventy Five Years of Teacher Education. Towson, Maryland: The Alumni Assoc., 1941.

DR. PRETTYMAN'S PLACE: New Head For Normal School May Be Chosen Today BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETS Dr. G. W. Ward, Of Western Maryland College, And Mr. J. Montgomery Gambrill Are Candidates." The Sun (1837-1985), June 16, 1905, http://www.proquest.com/ (accessed July 14, 2010). "HAS NO FAITH IN FADS :But Dr. Ward Believes In Modern Educational Methods THOROUGHNESS THE KEYNOTE New Principal Of Normal School Gives Views--Favors Evolution Rather Than Revolution." The Sun (1837-1985), August 9, 1905, http://www.proquest.com/ (accessed July 14, 2010).

"DR. WARD ENTHUSIASTIC :State Normal School Equal To Any, Principal Says PRACTICAL TEACHING TAUGHT Training Adapted To The Requirements Of Rural Communities -- Graduates Are In Demand." The Sun (1837-1985), September 25, 1907, http://www.proquest.com/ (accessed July 14, 2010).

"DR. GEO. W. WARD TO STAY :Re-Elected Principal Of The State Normal School NEW DEPARTMENTS CREATED Scope Of The Work To Be Widened And Systemized -- No Action As To Frostburg School." The Sun (1837-1985), June 12, 1908, http://www.proquest.com/ (accessed July 14, 2010).

"FOR BIGGER NORMAL SCHOOL :NEW Chairs Of English And Pedagogy Established." The Sun (1837-1985), August 28, 1908, http://www.proquest.com/ (accessed July 14, 2010).

"DR. WARD LEAVES FREE HOME :Normal School Principal Says Country Is Cheaper." The Sun (1837-1985), October 22, 1908, http://www.proquest.com/ (accessed July 14, 2010).

"DR. G. W. WARD RESIGNS :Miss Richmond Succeeds Him As Head Of Normal School ITS FIRST WOMAN PRINCIPAL Mr. J. Alfred Greenwood Pensioned. Applicants For Tome Scholarships Named." The Sun (1837-1985), June 11, 1909, http://www.proquest.com/ (accessed July 14, 2010).
  • State Teachers College at Towson. Seventy Five Years of Teacher Education. Towson, Maryland: The Alumni Assoc., 1941.
  • DR. PRETTYMAN'S PLACE: New Head For Normal School May Be Chosen Today BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETS Dr. G. W. Ward, Of Western Maryland College, And Mr. J. Montgomery Gambrill Are Candidates." The Sun (1837-1985), June 16, 1905, http://www.proquest.com/ (accessed July 14, 2010).
  • "HAS NO FAITH IN FADS :But Dr. Ward Believes In Modern Educational Methods THOROUGHNESS THE KEYNOTE New Principal Of Normal School Gives Views--Favors Evolution Rather Than Revolution." The Sun (1837-1985), August 9, 1905, http://www.proquest.com/ (accessed July 14, 2010).
  • "DR. WARD ENTHUSIASTIC :State Normal School Equal To Any, Principal Says PRACTICAL TEACHING TAUGHT Training Adapted To The Requirements Of Rural Communities -- Graduates Are In Demand." The Sun (1837-1985), September 25, 1907, http://www.proquest.com/ (accessed July 14, 2010).
  • "DR. GEO. W. WARD TO STAY :Re-Elected Principal Of The State Normal School NEW DEPARTMENTS CREATED Scope Of The Work To Be Widened And Systemized -- No Action As To Frostburg School." The Sun (1837-1985), June 12, 1908, http://www.proquest.com/ (accessed July 14, 2010).
  • "FOR BIGGER NORMAL SCHOOL :NEW Chairs Of English And Pedagogy Established." The Sun (1837-1985), August 28, 1908, http://www.proquest.com/ (accessed July 14, 2010).
  • "DR. WARD LEAVES FREE HOME :Normal School Principal Says Country Is Cheaper." The Sun (1837-1985), October 22, 1908, http://www.proquest.com/ (accessed July 14, 2010).
  • "DR. G. W. WARD RESIGNS :Miss Richmond Succeeds Him As Head Of Normal School ITS FIRST WOMAN PRINCIPAL Mr. J. Alfred Greenwood Pensioned. Applicants For Tome Scholarships Named." The Sun (1837-1985), June 11, 1909, http://www.proquest.com/ (accessed July 14, 2010).

Processing Information

Conservation or preservation treatments -- re-foldered and re-housed in box with multiple subseries items. Media clippings removed and transferred to vertical file.
Title
Guide to the George Washington Ward records
Status
Completed
Author
Created by Felicity Knox. Revised and transferred to ArchivesSpace by John Esh
Date
2010, 2020
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Towson University Special Collections and University Archives Repository

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