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Dr. Eric F. Rhodes papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS2323

Scope and Contents

This collection cointains correspondence, photographs, publications, certificates, and ephemera. This material was produced by Dr. Eric Rhodes during his lifetimea and relates to his professional as well as personal life. From 1940-1947 Dr. Rhodes attended junior high school and high school years in Washington DC. Most of the records in the collection relate to this time period. Rhodes attended Langley Junior High School and McKinley High School and then received three advanced degrees from GWU. There is a small amount of material related to Dr. Rhodes' time working with the National Education Association and the Educational Service Bureau and also some material related to his life as an author of short fiction and poetry. These records cover 1934-2004 with the bulk covering from 1940-1945.

Dates

  • 1934-2004
  • Majority of material found within 1940 - 1945

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

Biographical / Historical

Eric Foster Rhodes (1927-2012) was born Feburary 5, 1927 in Luray, VA. He attended Langley Junior High School and McKinley High School in Washington DC. During his time in high school he was involved with the Tech Dramatic Club, Saber Club, and served as a Captain in the Washington High School Cadet Corps. Following service in the Army during WWII, he earned his bachelor's, master's and doctorate degrees at George Washington University. The graduate degrees came from the Graduate School of Education where he taught as a part-time adjunct professor for 12 years. His career involved working in various positions and consulting for educational agencies and systems in 37 states. In the 1960s, he was hired by the state of Virginia to conduct work that ultimately led to the development of the master plan for 22 colleges with 35 campus sites that today forms the Virginia Community College System. As an independent consultant, and president of Educational Service Bureau, Dr. Rhodes published 16 non-fiction books, primarily on organization and management of schools and colleges. For a time he was also Director of Employee Relations for the City of Orlando.

In addition to his professional work in the field of education, Dr. Rhodes volunteered on a civil rights commission, as a counselor to senior victims for a police department and as an advisory chairman for Keep America Beautiful. He was a member and past president of the Unitarian-Universalist Church of Tarpon Springs. Dr. Rhodes also wrote novels and poetry include publishing his writings including mystery novels, short stories, humorous essays and books of poetry.

Dr. Rhodes died at the age of 85 August 24, 2012 in New Port Richey, Florida.

Extent

0.5 Linear Feet

Language

English

Overview

This collection cointains correspondence, photographs, publications, certificates, and ephemera. This material was produced by Dr. Eric Rhodes during his lifetimea and relates to his professional as well as personal life. From 1940-1947 Dr. Rhodes attended junior high school and high school years in Washington DC. Most of the records in the collection relate to this time period. Rhodes attended Langley Junior High School and McKinley High School and then received three advanced degrees from GWU. There is a small amount of material related to Dr. Rhodes' time working with the National Education Association and the Educational Service Bureau and also some material related to his life as an author of short fiction and poetry. These records cover 1934-2004 with the bulk covering from 1940-1945.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Physical Location

Materials are stored off-site, and will require additional retrieval time. Please contact the Special Collections Research Center for more information.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Barbara Rhodes, January 3, 2014 (2014.001)

Separated Materials

The following books have been removed from the collection and placed in the Special Collections stacks.

Authored by (or with contributions from Eric F. Rhodes) America Sings Silent Sarenade Pantoums Going home for Christmas 24 stories set in the Christmas season Dusting off dreams Skull Session a "Jeep" Winston Mystery The Octopus murders a "Jeep" Winston Mystery This Time a colletion of poems Remembering a collection of poems I saw a door in Dublin and other poems Et Cetera a collection of stories Ouch! I'm shot in the knuckle humor, columns, and cartoons Where the heart is and other poems Then and now a collection of poems Making good things happen negotiating for a better life (with Ricahrd G. Neal)

Works not by Eric Rhodes: The command performance by Jack Stuart Knapp The giants' stair a play in one act by Wilbur Daniel Steele The Day after forever a one-act comedy-drama by Charles Emery Come out of the kitchen by A.E. Thomas When alters burn a one-act play for four females by Kay Arthur The old lady shows her medals a play in one act by J. M. Barrie The Fan: a comedy in three acts by Goldoni translated by Henry B. Fuller

The Techite of '44 (McKinley High School year book) The Techite of '45 (McKinley High School year book)

Source

Creator

Title
Guide to the Dr. Eric F. Rhodes papers, 1934-2004
Status
Completed
Author
Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University
Date
2014
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University Repository

Contact:
2130 H Street NW
Washington 20052 United States of America