Pamphlet, International Correspondence Schools Instruction Paper with Examination Questions, Practical Mathematics

Pamphlet, International Correspondence Schools Instruction Paper with Examination Questions, Practical Mathematics

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This instruction paper with examination questions offers the first part of a correspondence course on practical mathematics published by one of the first of proprietary correspondence schools, the International Correspondence Schools of Scranton, Pennsylvania. The firm grew out of Pennsylvania legislation from 1885 that required miners and mine inspectors to pass examinations in mine safety. T. J. Foster, editor of a journal called Collier Engineer and Metal Miner, began publishing an educational column on methods and machinery of mining. This proved of sufficient interest for Fischer to start offering correspondence courses on coal mining. This soon expanded to include a wide range of topics, including mathematics. By 1915, when this leaflet was published, the company was taking out copyrights in Great Britain as well as the United States.
A signature on the first page of text reads: Geo Yeager finished 10-5-18 (/) EAL 39374. The booklet also includes a loose order blank and price list for Technical Supply Company in Scranton, Pa.
Reference:
J. D. Watkinson, “’Education for Success’: The International Correspondence Schools of Scranton,
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Pamphlet
Date made
1915
author
International Correspondence Schools
publisher
International Textbook Company
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Scranton
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
average spatial: 15 cm x 23 cm; 5 29/32 in x 9 1/16 in
ID Number
1982.3001.17
catalog number
1982.3001.17
nonaccession number
1982.3001
Credit Line
Gift of Arthur Skebeck
subject
Mathematics
Education
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