Papers of educator Dr. Verna Carley, including personal and official correspondence, various reports, and numerous photographs from her work around the world. Papers include documentation of her time as WAVE training commander in Pensacola, Florida during World War II and her subsequent work as a Teacher Education Adviser and director of the Institute for Educational Leadership as part of the U.S. occupation of Japan. Other materials record her work as an educator for the U.S. State Department, such as her 1955-1958 stay in Taiwan as Community School Adviser and in the following years as a Teacher Education Specialist aiding developing nations in establishing effective educational systems in various parts of Southeast Asia and Africa until 1964. Also included is a biographical folder with timelines of Dr. Carley's work and photographs documenting her work and travels.
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