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Nila Banton Smith Papers

Summary Information
Title: Nila Banton Smith Papers
Dates: 1940
Creator: Smith, Nila Banton
Extent: 1 folder ?
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1847
The collection contains a portion of an author's dummy.

Repository: University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections

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Distant Doorways, 1940

Biographical Sketch

Nila Banton Smith (1889-1976) was a teacher, administrator and specialist in reading instruction. For her doctoral dissertation at Columbia University she wrote An Historical Analysis of American Reading Instruction . In 1934 [Silver Burdett]published American Reading Instruction , an important contribution to the history of reading education in the United States. Smith's publishing career spanned the years from 1922 to 1976.

Biographical Source: , 2008

Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains a portion of an author's dummy.

Subject Terms
Indexing Terms
  • The collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog of the University of Minnesota Libraries. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
  • Smith, Nila Banton
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
Distant Doorways 1940 
Note  New York: Silver Burdett Co., 1940
Box MF712
portion of author's dummy (1 p.)  Box MF712