James Sterling Tippett Papers
Scope and Contents
- 1924 - 1966
- Tippett, James Sterling (Person)
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Biographical or Historical Information
In 1918, Tippett moved to Nashville, Tennessee, to become principal of the Peabody Demonstration School. Four years later, he left to join the Lincoln School at Teachers College in New York, as an instructor and special investigator. It was during this time that Tippett began to write books for children. His first book, The Singing Farmer (1927) was inspired by a classroom exhibit of a farm, which brought back happy memories of his childhood.
Tippett went on to teach in Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and South Carolina, and continued to write books for children as well as editing educational textbooks. Some of his other titles include I Live in a City (1927), I Go A-Traveling (1929), I Spend the Summer (1930), Busy Carpenters (1930), Toys and Toymakers (1931), A World to Know (1933), Henry and the Garden and Stories about Henry (1936), Shadow and the Stocking (1937), Sniff (1937), Counting the Days (1940), and Abraham Lincoln (1951). He also wrote a series called Understanding Science. The collection given to the library does not contain all of his work.
In 1939, Tippett and his wife Martha moved to Chapel Hill, where he remained a visiting professor of education at the University of North Carolina until his death in 1958. He continued to write books for children, as well as short stories, poems, and essays on education. In 1972, his name was added to the North Carolina Educational Hall of Fame.
3.80 Linear Feet (6 boxes)
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The James Sterling Tippett Papers date from 1924 to 1966 and contain manuscripts, illustrations, correspondence, notes, cards, clippings, and toys.
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