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Philosophy in the Elementary School System Collection

 Collection — Box: 1-5
Identifier: UNO-0037

Scope and Contents

The Philosophy in the Elementary School System Collection includes the records of the Philosophy and Kids project at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and resources used by the project. The materials cover the period from 1975 to 1978, with the bulk of resources falling in 1976 and 1977. The Philosophy and Kids project was the product of a 1976 National Endowment for the Humanities grant awarded to two UNO professors, who served as co-directors of the project: John Langan from the College of Education and Michael L. Gillespie from the Department of Philosophy and Religion. Philosophy and Kids was a teacher training program for elementary school philosophy in the Omaha area. The project drew heavily upon Matthew Lipman's book Harry Stottlemeier's Discovery (first published in 1971). The collection includes information about Lipman's work, teacher's manuals, grant proposals, reports, evaluations and measurement tests, class notes, workshop and conference information, correspondence, newsletters, guidelines, budget information, brochures, and related material.


  • 1975-1978, 1984


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Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the Nebraska Public Records Statutes (Neb. Rev. Stat. §§ 84-712 through 84-712.09), and other relevant regulations. Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of Nebraska Omaha assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use

The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming with the laws of copyright. Whenever possible, Archives & Special Collections will provide information about copyright owners and related information. Securing permission to publish or use material is the responsibility of the researcher. Note that unless specifically transferred to the University of Nebraska at Omaha, any applicable copyrights may be held by another individual or entity. Further information about copyright policy is available at


1.49 Cubic Feet (5 boxes)


Organized into three series (designated as six): Series I-II: Harry Stottlemeier's Discovery; Series III-V: General; Series VI: Books.

Custodial History

Transferred from the College of Education to the Criss Library prior to 2014. Further accession details are incomplete or absent.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

University of Nebraska at Omaha. College of Education

Related Materials

Parent collection: UNO College of Education Records. Related collection: John T. Langan Collection

Processing Information

Processed by Criss Library staff prior to 2014.

Philosophy in the Elementary School System Collection
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Nebraska at Omaha Archives & Special Collections Repository

Archives & Special Collections
Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library
6001 Dodge St.
Omaha Nebraska 68182-0237 United States