Special Collections and Archives

CIES: Founding Members: Gerald H. Read papers

Special Collections and Archives

CIES: Founding Members: Gerald H. Read papers

CIES records: Series 4: Founding Members: Gerald H. Read papers

Biographical Note: Gerald H. Read (1913-2005) was a central character in the early years of the Comparative and International Education Society, and was instrumental in developing CIES into the organization we know today. However, he held a special interest the educational systems of other countries and was the first to organize study tours abroad, including the first tours to Communist nations during the 1950s and 1960s, to investigate this wide variety of educational operations. Thousands of educators attended study tours organized by Read. He was a faculty member in the Kent State University College of Education from 1948 until his retirement in 1976. The College is also the home of the Gerald H. Read Center for International and Intercultural Education established by the Read family in 1987.

Scope and Content: This series not only holds the reports, often handwritten notes of Dr. Read, schedules, and other items related to the study tours, but also includes the background research compiled in preparation for each visit and subject files of specific topics Dr. Read considered important to investigate. This series also include Read's correspondence with Russian scholar Dr. Zoya Malkova

Subseries 1: Study Tours
Subseries 2: Background Materials
Subseries 3: Subject Files
Subseries 4: Photographs
Subseries 5: Correspondence and Audio Recording


Subseries 1: Study Tours

Box 1
Folder -- Contents

  1. CIES Study Tours: Afghanistan, 1967
  2. CIES Study Tours: Africa and the United States, 1961
  3. CIES Study Tours: Africa, 1966
  4. CIES Study Tours: Argentina (Buenos Aires), 1963
  5. CIES Study Tours: Argentina (Cordoba), 1963
  6. CIES Study Tours: Argentina, 1970
  7. CIES Study Tours: Austria (Vienna), 1966
  8. CIES Study Tours: Austria, 1969
  9. CIES Study Tours: Belgium (Brussels-Ghent), 1960
  10. CIES Study Tours: Bolivia (La Paz), 1963
  11. CIES Study Tours: Brazil, 1957
  12. CIES Study Tours: Brazil, 1963
  13. CIES Study Tours: Brazil, 1963
  14. CIES Study Tours: Brazil, 1971
  15. CIES Study Tours: Canada, 1955
  16. CIES Study Tours: Chile, 1960-1970
  17. CIES Study Tours: Colombia, 1960-1961
  18. CIES Study Tours: Denmark, 1961
  19. CIES Study Tours: Denmark, 1963
  20. CIES Study Tours: Denmark (Copenhagen), 1968
  21. CIES Study Tours: East Germany, 1964-1967
  22. CIES Study Tours: Ecuador (Quito), 1971
  23. CIES Study Tours: Egypt, 1959
  24. CIES Study Tours: Finland, 1961
  25. CIES Study Tours: Fiji, 1966
  26. CIES Study Tours: Germany, 1961
  27. CIES Study Tours: Germany, 1963-1964
  28. CIES Study Tours: Germany (Hamburg), 1970
  29. CIES Study Tours: Ghana, 1963
  30. CIES Study Tours: Greece, 1960
  31. CIES Study Tours: Guatemala, undated
  32. CIES Study Tours: Hong Kong, 1970
  33. CIES Study Tours: Hong Kong, 1971-1972
  34. CIES Study Tours: India (New Dehli), 1966
  35. CIES Study Tours: Indonesia, 1965
  36. CIES Study Tours: Iran (Tehran), 1966
  37. CIES Study Tours: Israel, 1965-1966
  38. CIES Study Tours: Italy, 1966-1967
  39. CIES Study Tours: Japan, 1959
  40. CIES Study Tours: Japan, 1970-1971
  41. CIES Study Tours: Japan, 1972
  42. CIES Study Tours: Jordan, 1966

Box 2
Folder -- Contents

  1. CIES Study Tours: Korea, 1959
  2. CIES Study Tours: Korea, 1973
  3. CIES Study Tours: Latin America, circa 1956-1960
  4. CIES Study Tours: Latin American Schools, 1967-1971
  5. CIES Study Tours: Lebanon (Beirut), 1969-1970
  6. CIES Study Tours: Liberia, 1962
  7. CIES Study Tours: Mexico, 1951
  8. CIES Study Tours: Netherlands, 1955
  9. CIES Study Tours: Norway, 1963
  10. CIES Study Tours: Norway, 1968
  11. CIES Study Tours: Peru, 1957-1970
  12. CIES Study Tours: Peru (Lima), 1970-1971
  13. CIES Study Tours: Philippines, 1972-1973
  14. CIES Study Tours: Republic of Congo, 1963
  15. CIES Study Tours: Romania, 1958
  16. CIES Study Tours: Scotland, 1962
  17. CIES Study Tours: Singapore, 1966
  18. CIES Study Tours: South Africa, 1959-1960
  19. CIES Study Tours: South Africa, 1962
  20. CIES Study Tours: South Africa, 1963
  21. CIES Study Tours: Spain, 1969
  22. CIES Study Tours: Sweden, 1961
  23. CIES Study Tours: Switzerland, 1965
  24. CIES Study Tours: Switzerland (Geneva), 1970
  25. CIES Study Tours: Thailand (Bangkok), 1970
  26. CIES Study Tours: Thailand (Bangkok), 1970
  27. CIES Study Tours: Taiwan, 1972
  28. CIES Study Tours: Turkey, 1969
  29. CIES Study Tours: Turkey, 1970
  30. CIES Study Tours: Uruguay. 1962
  31. CIES Study Tours: USSR, 1960
  32. CIES Study Tours: USSR, 1963
  33. CIES Study Tours: USSR, 1965
  34. CIES Study Tours: USSR, 1972;1974
  35. CIES Study Tours: Venezuela (Caracas), 1948
  36. CIES Study Tours: Venezuela, 1956
  37. CIES Study Tours: Venezuela, 1964
  38. CIES Study Tours: Venezuela, 1967-1971
  39. CIES Study Tours: Vietnam, 1963-1964

Subseries 2: Background Materials

Box 1
Folder -- Contents

  1. Background Materials: Africa, 1962
  2. Background Materials: Bulgaria, 1963
  3. Background Materials: Bulgaria, 1972
  4. Background Materials: Czechoslovakia, 1957
  5. Background Materials: Czechosloviakia, 1969
  6. Background Materials: East Germany, 1968-1969
  7. Background Materials: England, 1956-1962
  8. Background Materials: England (London) 1968
  9. Background Materials: France, 1958
  10. Background Materials: France, 1961-1964
  11. Background Materials: France, 1965
  12. Background Materials: France (Aix-En-Provence), 1967
  13. Background Materials: France (Paris), 1972
  14. Background Materials: Germany (Munich), 1960
  15. Background Materials: Germany (Hamburg), 1961
  16. Background Materials: Greece, 1967
  17. Background Materials: Holland (Amsterdam), 1960-1961
  18. Background Materials: Holland, 1961
  19. Background Materials: Hungary, 1958
  20. Background Materials: Norway, 1965
  21. Background Materials: Poland, 1961
  22. Background Materials: Rhodesia, 1963
  23. Background Materials: Sudan, 1959
  24. Background Materials: Switzerland (Geneva), 1968
  25. Background Materials: USSR, 1958-1964 (folder 1 of 3)
  26. Background Materials: USSR, 1958-1964 (folder 2 of 3)
  27. Background Materials: USSR, 1958-1964 (folder 3 of 3)
  28. Background Materials: USSR, 1961
  29. Background Materials: USSR, undated
  30. Background Materials: Yugoslavia, 1964
  31. Background Materials: Yugoslavia, 1967-1969

Subseries 3: Subject Files

Box 1
Folder -- Contents

  1. Subject Files: Brief History of the Study Tours, undated
  2. Subject Files: East-West Berlin Seminar (organized by Read following the Paris World Congress), 1984
  3. Subject Files: Gerald H. Read Recollections on Founding of CIES, undated
  4. Subject Files: Global Awareness, 1980
  5. Subject Files: Joseph Lavwerys, 1969
  6. Subject Files: Intercultural Communication in USA, 1963-1964
  7. Subject Files: Mainland China, 1974
  8. Subject Files: Peace Education, 1983
  9. Subject Files: Religious Positions on Education Bill, 1870-1944
  10. Subject Files: Socialist Education, 1968
  11. Subject Files: Teacher Education Task Force, 1983
  12. Subject Files: Travel Preparation, 1976
  13. Subject Files: World Congress (Geneva), 1974
  14. Subject Files: World Congress, 1980

Subseries 4: Photographs

Box 1
Folder -- Contents

  1. Photographs: Australia, undated
  2. Photographs: China Seminar, April 1974
  3. Photographs: Cuba, 1977
  4. Photographs: East Berlin Seminar, 1973
  5. Photographs: England, 1961
  6. Photographs: European Seminar, Summer 1961
  7. Photographs: European Seminar, 1968
  8. Photographs: European Seminar, 1972
  9. Photographs: European Seminar, undated
  10. Photographs: France, undated
  11. Photographs: Gerald H. Read, Floating Market, Bangkok, Thailand, 1965
  12. Photographs: Gerald H. Read Lecture, Isle of Youth, Cuba, 1977
  13. Photographs: Gerald H. Read, Singapore, August 7, 1966
  14. Photographs: Gerald H. Read stacking hops, Pilsen, Czechoslovakia, 1961
  15. Photographs: Gerald H. Read, South America, October 28, 1971
  16. Photographs: Gerald H. Read and Victoria C. T. Read, Tokyo, Japan, undated
  17. Photographs: Gerald H. Read, unidentified location, undated
  18. Photographs: Gerald H. Read, unidentified location, undated
  19. Photographs: Hungary, 1970
  20. Photographs: Mr. Kovalinka, Dr. Gerald H. Read, Mr. Cyrille Adoula, Mr. Rose, undated
  21. Photographs: Liberia, 1962
  22. Photographs: Russian Tour, August-September 1958
  23. Photographs: Russian Tour, 1961
  24. Photographs: Russian Tour, 1962
  25. Photographs: Russian Tour, 1963
  26. Photographs: Russian Tour, 1964
  27. Photographs: Russian Tour, 1966
  28. Photographs: Russian Tour, 1967 or 1969 (Note: photographs are identical, but labeled both 1967 and 1969)
  29. Photographs: Russian Tour, 1968
  30. Photographs: Russian Tour, undated
  31. Photographs: Various Dresden Scenes, undated
  32. Photographs: Various USSR Scenes, undated
  33. Photographs: Victoria C. T. Read, Gerald H. Read, and Inez C. Jeffery, Hotel Yert (Farewll Party) Ulan Bator, Outer Mongolia, 1967
  34. Photographs: Victoria C. T. Read and Gerald H. Read, Hong Kong, undated
  35. Photographs: Victoria C. T. Read, Gerald H. Read and Japanese Family, Tokyo, Japan, 1976
  36. Photographs: Victoria C. T. Read and Gerald H. Read, Bukhara, Uzbekistan, September, 1977
  37. Photographs: Victoria C. T. Read and Gerald H. Read, Japan, undated
  38. Photographs: Victoria C. T. Read, Bangkok, Thailand, 1964
  39. Photographs: Victoria C. T. Read, Bangkok, Thailand, 1964
  40. Photographs: Victoria C. T. Read, Athens, Greece, 1960
  41. Photographs: Victoria C. T. Read, Galapagos Islands, 1977
  42. Photographs: Victoria C. T. Read, Iceland, undated
  43. Photographs: Victoria C. T. Read, Taipei, Taiwan, 1965
  44. Photographs: Victoria C. T. Read, Tokyo, Japan, 1959
  45. Photographs: Victoria C. T. Read with Gerald H. Read, Summer Palace, Beijing, China, 1976
  46. Photographs: Victoria C. T. Read, Vicki A. R. Thornbury, and Gerald H. Read, Karachi, Pakistan, 1964
  47. Photographs: Victoria C. T. Read with Vicki A. R. Thornbury, along the Blue Nile, Egypt, 1960
  48. Photographs: Victoria C. T. Read with Vicki A. R. Thornbury, Taj Mahal, Agra, India, 1964
  49. Photographs: Victoria C. T. Read with Zoya Malkova, Moscow, USSR, 1961
  50. Photographs: Victoria C. T. Read, unidentified location, undated
  51. Photographs: Victoria C. T. Read, unidentified location, undated

Subseries 5: Correspondence and Audio Recording

Box 1
Folder -- Contents

  1. Malkova, Zoya: Correspondence from/about, 1958-1996 (bulk 1958-1960; undated)
  2. Malkova, Zoya: Audio recording, Reel-to-reel tape, undated (note from Read on box: "Kim: This is the tape of Malkova's broadcast on Voice of America for which she was ordered home.")
  3. Polojevets, Peter: Correspondence from (one letter), undated