Thomas Alexander Collection
Dr. Thomas Alexander was the driving force behind the formation of the New College, an experimental college for teachers started in 1930s. The college lasted for seven years from 1932 to 1939. Alexander came to Teachers College in the early 1920s and was an authority on European education, especially German education. He undertook the experiment as one not only built on the liberal arts, but rather on the persistent problems of living.

Alexander and his colleagues; Florence Stratemeyer, Paul Limbert, Peter Sammartino, Winnifred Bain, Agnes Snyder, and John Taylor among others, were out to construct a new kind of progressive college that would develop a new breed of teachers to lead in the regeneration of a failing society.

After the demise of New College, Alexander spent the post-war years working under General Lucius Clay in the Education and Cultural Relations Division of the Office of Military Government for Germany. The major task of this branch was the rebuilding of a new system of German education.

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[thumbnail] Letters of Louise Burnett Marshall and family
by A. Marshall (01/08/2017)
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[thumbnail] Withers, William
by T. Alexander (circa 1930)
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[thumbnail] What can be done regarding unfounded beliefs
by T. Alexander (05/14/1932)
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[thumbnail] Third Year Linguistic Program
by T. Alexander (circa 1930)
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[thumbnail] The Year-round Camp article by Dr. Alex
by T. Alexander (circa 1930)
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[thumbnail] The Upper Grades of the Elementary School
by T. Alexander (circa 1930)
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[thumbnail] The Upper Elementary Grades
by T. Alexander (circa 1930)
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[thumbnail] The Subjects of Study in the Elementary School - A statement of values
by T. Alexander (circa 1930)
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[thumbnail] Correspondence with John Taylor Regarding New College Issues
by T. Alexander (circa 1935)
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[thumbnail] Syllabus for English Ia - Special Remedial Composition
by A. Babey (11/1935)
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[thumbnail] Syllabus Course in Essentials
by T. Alexander (1935)
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[thumbnail] Correspondence with Gretchen Switzer Regarding New College Students and Classes
by T. Alexander (circa 1934)
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[thumbnail] Summer Reading List for Students to Take Standards in Literature
by T. Alexander (circa 1930)
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[thumbnail] Summer Camp Staff 1933
by T. Alexander (1935)
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[thumbnail] Students' Reports on the Results of the Whipple Remedial Reading Test Taken October 17, 1935 in New College
by T. Alexander (10/17/1935)
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