Guide to the Glenda C. Booth papers, 1979-1980

Glenda C. Booth C0276

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Descriptive Summary

Repository George Mason University. Libraries. Special Collections Research Center
Creator United States. Department of Education.
Title Glenda C. Booth United States Department of Education papers
Date 1979-1980
Physical Characteristics 0.5 linear feet (1 box)
Abstract The Glenda C. Booth papers contain the US Department of Education's first organizational chart, lobbying materials, final law, news reports, government publications, correspondence, and telephone directories.
Collection Number C0276
Language English

Historical Information

Glenda C. Booth was a senior Congressional staff member and former employee of the United States Department of Education during its first two years. Booth worked on the development and foundation of the United States Department of Education. The US Department of Education was founded in 1979 by President Jimmy Carter. The primary functions of the Department of Education are to "establish policy for, administer and coordinate most federal assistance to education, collect data on US schools, and to enforce federal educational laws regarding privacy and civil rights." The Department's stated mission is "to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access."

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Scope and Content

Papers collected by Booth during her time working for the U.S. Department of Education. The documents include the first organization chart, lobbying materials, legislative records, correspondence, and newsletters and largely document the formation of the Department of Education.

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Access Restrictions

There are no access restrictions.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions on personal use. Permission to publish material from Glenda C. Booth papers must be obtained from Special Collections and Archives, George Mason University Libraries.

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Related Material

Special Collections and Archives also holds many other collections on education, including the Mary Ann Lecos Papers and Fauquier County School Board Records, 1986-1996.

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Index Terms


Booth, Glenda C.

Corporate Names:

United States. Department of Education.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Glenda C. Booth Papers, #C0276, Special Collections Research Center, George Mason University Libraries.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Glenda C. Booth on October 6, 2015.

Processing Information

Processing completed by Jordan Patty in October 2015. EAD markup completed by Michael Hogan in December 2015.

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Contents List

Box Folder
1 1 First telephone directory and first organizational chart for DOE, 1980
2 First Secretary of Education Shirley Hufstedler and implementation of Department of Education Act, 1979-1980
3 Lobbying for the Department of Education, 1978-1979
4 Congressional and action on Department of Education, 1978-1980
5 Congressional debate and action on Department of Education, 1978-1980
6 Final law creating the Department of Education, October 17 1979
7 House and senate conference committee report on DOE, July 31 1979
8 News reports and updates, 1979
9 Correspondence between Department of Health, Education, and Welfare and Office of Management and Budget during congressional deliberations, 1979-1980
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