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Record Group Number: 000402
Series/Collection Number: .S 292
Creator: Florida. State Dept. of Education.
Title, Dates: Superintendent of Public Instruction Thomas D. Bailey conference files, 1953-1963.
Amount: 0.75 cubic ft.
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Organization/Arrangement: Unarranged.
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Biographical/Historical:     The Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction was created by the 1868 Constitution.  In the 1885 Constitution, the Superintendent became an elected official.  The Superintendent headed the Dept. of Public Instruction (1869-1938) and the State Dept. of Education (1939-1968).  Under the 1968 Constitution, the name was changed to Commissioner of Education and the position became one of the elected Cabinet posts.  The Commissioner heads the Dept. of Education and serves as chief state school officer.
    Thomas David Bailey was born on October 31, 1897 in Lugoff, South Carolina.  He received an A.B. degree from Wofford College at Spartenburg, South Carolina in 1919, and a master's degree in education from the University of Florida in 1939.  Mr. Bailey was principal of various high schools and served on many educational committees in Florida during the 20 year period prior to his election as State Superintendent of Public Instruction in 1948.  He served in this position from January, 1949 to September, 1965.
Summary:     The series contains the conference files of Superintendent of Public Instruction Thomas B. Bailey from 1953 to 1963.  It includes telegrams, newspaper clippings, conference brochures, conference proceedings, correspondence, memoranda, lists of conference participants, newsletters, and reports.
    Some of the conferences included are the Florida Conference on Education, 1955; White Conference on Education, 1955; White House Conference on Children and Youth, 1960; and Governor's Conference on Higher Education, 1962.
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Subject Access Fields: Superintendent of Public Instruction.
Universities and colleges Florida
School management and organization Florida
Governor's Conference on Higher Education Tallahassee, Fla.) (1962 :
Florida Conference on Education
White House Conference on Education Washington, D.C.) (1955 :
White House Conference on Children and Youth Washington, D.C.) (1960 :
Added Entries Bailey, Thomas D., 1897-1974