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Jeannette B. Saurborn Papers

Identifier: MSS 0102

Scope and Contents

This collection contains notes, correspondence, clippings and educational materials, all gathered by Dr. Saurborn and related to physical education for children, as well as copies of Saurborn's theses for her master's and doctoral degrees, and a copy of her vita.


  • 1933 - 1986


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Collection is open for research.

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Copyright is retained by the creators of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

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Biographical or Historical Information

Dr. Jeannette Saurborn taught physical education in public elementary schools in Michigan and New York. She received her bachelor of science degree in 1929 and her master's degree in 1933, both from the University of Michigan, and received her doctorate in education from New York University in 1943. Saurborn also studied at the Bennington School of Dance. She wrote and co-authored a number of publications and was the recipient of the New York State Service Award in 1955.


0.06 Linear Feet (1 folder)

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Dr. Jeannette Saurborn taught physical education in public elementary schools in Michigan and New York. This collection contains notes, correspondence, clippings and educational materials related to physical education for children.

Method of Acquisition

Gift of Jeannette Saurborn via Professor Kate Barrett.

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Repository Details

Part of the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives Repository

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