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Laurie Campbell Letters

Identifier: MSS 0090

Content Description

This collection contains various correspondence between Laurie Campbell and Julie McEvers. The letters revolve around Campbell's heavy involvement in elementary Physical Education in the United States. Throughout her letters, Campbell expresses concern for American physical education and begins to introduce an English system in the hopes of improving it. The collection also contains a set of interview questions by Julie McEvers and Campbell's written response, as well as a document describing various physical education films available through George Williams College.


  • 1975


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Collection is open for research.

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Biographical / Historical

Laurie E. Campbell (1895-2001) was born in Duxbury, Massachusetts. She graduated from the Sargent School of Physical Education (Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at Boston University) in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1915. Following graduation, she taught at Oregon State College, then served as one of the first physical therapists in the US Army during World War I. In 1925, Dr. Campbell joined the faculty of the Department of Physical Education for Women at the University of Michigan. While there, she earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Physical Education followed by her Doctorate in Education at New York University. She was a full professor at UM and her special interest was the teacher education program, which she headed for most of her years at Michigan.

Juliana (Julie) McEvers (1929-2018) was born in Toledo, Ohio. She attended Wittenberg University from 1947-1951. She was a Physical Education and Health Teacher in the public schools in Michigan for 20 years. After receiving her Master’s Degree from Wayne State University, to which the letters in this collection pertain, she spent nine years on the faculty before her retirement.


0.01 Linear Feet (1 box)

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1 folder.

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Encoded by Suzanne Sawyer, April 2022.


Laurie Campbell Letters
Suzanne Sawyer
April 2022
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Repository Details

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

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