The Robert R. LaFollette Papers digital collection provides access to selected documents from the professional papers of historian and educator Robert R. LaFollette, who served as the head of the social science department at Ball State Teachers College (now Ball State University) from 1921 to 1961.
Materials in this collection primarily document LaFollette's involvement in the evaluation and reformation of German education in the period following World War II. The collection includes reports and writings created and collected by LaFollette and his colleagues in their service as advisors to the Education and Cultural Relations Division of the Office of the US High Commissioner for Germany in the early 1950s. Writings from LaFollette's tenure as a visiting scholar in Germany from 1956 to 1957 are also included.
A more complete biography of Robert R. LaFollette is available on the finding aid for the Robert R. LaFollette papers collection housed in Ball State University Archives & Special Collections.
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