Dr. Lonie Rudd
The Afghanistan Education slide collection was made by Dr. Lonie Edgard Rudd in Afghanistan, 1964-1968, while he was involved in the Teachers College Columbia University USAID Program for teacher education. Included are approximately 300 2x2 inch mounted Kodachrome 35mm slides that relate directly to these activities. They depict many of the faculty involved, the various sites where the Team traveled to conduct Professional Development workshops, the Afghan education officials involved with the program, Kabul University pre-service teachers, local teachers in rural schools, and more.
Rudd was hired by Teachers College, Columbia University, for the US AID Project in Afghanistan. He obtained a doctorate from The Ohio State University, with a dissertation entitled, Growth of Elementary School Teachers in Arithmetical Understanding through Preservice Procedures (1957). He authored a number of articles in The Arithmetic Teacher and taught at the State University of New York, Fredonia, where he was recognized for making "his time and classes available" for research connected to the Fredonia Teaching Skills Laboratory in the early 1970s.
Dr. Rudd served in the United States navy, having achieved the rank of Lieutenant. He was a veteran of the Second World War (1939-1945) and the Korean War (1949-1959). He also served as an instructor of Naval Science as part of the ROTC program at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. The Library of Congress maintains his military papers within the Veteran’s History Project.
Husband to Barbara Rudd for 63 years, Lonie Rudd was born in Kentucky and resided for 23 years in Seven Lakes, North Carolina until his death in November 2010.
This slide collection was digitalized by Larry and Krista Rudd, son and daughter-in-law to Dr. Lonie Rudd.