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Carl Glickman papers donated, now in university’s archives

Athens, Ga – The papers of Carl Glickman, a retired University of Georgia education professor, have been donated to the university’s archives and are now housed in the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library in the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Library.

Glickman’s collection, which spans from 1968-2012, is organized for those wishing to research different eras of educational change, practice and policy at local, state and national levels; various periods of school site practice; and individuals who led organizations to transform traditional schooling.

The papers include media coverage and research reports of the various UGA/college partnerships with public schools, including the Program for School Improvement, the 21st Century Plan with Clarke County Schools, the Georgia League of Professional Schools, the Atlanta Project with the Jimmy Carter Center, the Rural School Challenge of the Woodruff/Annenberg Initiative and other collaborations linked to the larger reform efforts to rethink schooling with a public purpose. Included are detailed recommendations for statewide reforms commissioned by Georgia governors Zell Miller and Roy Barnes and later by the senior policy staffs of several presidential campaigns.

In addition, communications from noted writers, leading educators, state and national policy makers, and local parents, teachers and citizens are included. The collection contains radio interviews, national press club panels, convocations and keynote addresses, and samples of Glickman’s later personal memoirs/essays and short stories. His 14 nationally and internationally recognized books on school leadership, supervision, educational renewal and the moral imperative of education are included with personal explanatory notes about their development.

Glickman’s career began in 1968 as a Teacher Corps intern in the rural South during the desegregation of schools. He was later a principal of award-winning schools in New Hampshire. For three decades, he served as a UGA faculty member in the departments of curriculum and supervision, educational leadership and social foundations. In 1997, he received the University Professorship for offering “stature and distinction” to the mission of the university. After retiring from UGA in 2001, he held the first endowed chair in education at Texas State University, San Marcos from 2002-2004 and then returned to UGA for three additional years as Scholar in Residence mentoring junior faculty.

The papers can be found in the university’s archives under collection number UA0002:1-4. For an online guide to Glickman’s collection, see