National University Continuing Education Association, Independent Study Division Records, 1884-2000

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Collection Overview

Title:
National University Continuing Education Association, Independent Study Division Records
Dates (Inclusive):
1884-2000
Creator:
National University Continuing Education Association - Independent Study Division
Abstract:
The National University Continuing Education Association (NUCEA) Collection contains information and documentation pertaining to administrative activities, information on and from other organizations associated with correspondence or distance education, and information about specific correspondence courses and programming. It includes the records of its predecessor organization the National University Extension Association (NUEA).
Collection Number:
1071
Size:
52 Cubic feet
Location:
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Repository:
Special Collections Library. Pennsylvania State University.
Languages:
English

Administrative history

In August 1980, the National University Continuing Education Association (NUCEA) arose out of the National University Extension Association (NUEA), its predecessor organization. The Correspondence Study Division was developed by members of NUEA to offer college credit and self-improvement through home study. Early attempts in the late 1890's to create extension education within established universities were met with opposition from those in the academy holding elitist views. In 1906, university extension became a reality at Wisconsin by reaching out to farmers, teachers, businessmen and workers. Organized by Wiliam H. Lighty and Louis Reber, the Wisconsin Extension Division became the model for other universities to follow. It soon became evident that a national association was needed to bring together the growing number of people who were attracted to and working in the extension movement. By the start of World War I, more than a dozen colleges and universities offered some form of correspondence study. The Pennsylvania State College determined the need for agricultural and domestic sciences and offered some thirty courses. After WWI, the Army experimented with correspondence study.

The first conference of NUEA was held in Madison, Wisconsin in 1915, its goal to give expression to the ideal of a 'people's university. 'Extension' was the first large scale alternative education program in the U.S. for part-time learners. Its methods included correspondence study, lectures, institutes, workshops, traveling libraries, reading/study groups and the employment of an ever-expanding array of electronic media.

In 1938, the International Council on Correspondence Education (ICCE) was established. By 1965, nearly 2 million adults participated in correspondence education in the United States. In 1982, seventy-one universities provided correspondence instruction to about 250,000 students. In addition to those who study by correspondence in colleges and universities, there were another 600,000 students in private correspondence schools and 600,000 in the military.

In 1941, the United States Armed Forces Institute (USAFI) developed a correspondence program based on the premise 'that citizens in military uniform are interested in continuing their civilian education.' USAFI did not provide military training but nonmilitary education to military personnel.

As an organization, NUCEA provides a means for the helpful exchange of ideas and experiences, and promotes the idea that education is a lifelong process for everyone. NUCEA holds an annual professional meeting, conducts research studies, publishes a directory of the correspondence course offerings of its members and issues a news magazine, The Spectator.

The archives for the Division of Independent Study includes the following: correspondence course offerings, course study guides, scholarly papers and published research reports, programming, correspondence relating to the various activities of administrative committees and their members, directories of both NUCEA members and Committee members, bibliographies, and proceedings of conferences and meetings. Professional journals, research, course offerings, publications and speeches relating to correspondence study on the international level (ICCE, ICDE) and through USAFI are included as well.

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Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

University records are restricted for 20 years after the date of creation. Personnel files are restricted for 72 years or until the death of the individual. Access to student files are restricted for the life of the individual, in accordance with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 as amended.

Copyright Notice

Copyright is retained by the creators of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], National University Continuing Education Association, Independent Study Division, PSUA 1071, Special Collections Library, Pennsylvania State University.

Processing Information

Processed by Special Collections staff.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • National University Continuing Education Association - Independent Study Division

Genre(s)

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General note

Sub-group NUCEA/Independent Study Division includes 24 record cartons of information and documentation pertaining to administrative activities. Series within this sub-group include administrative records of NUEA and NUCEA, its projects, publications, conferences and research.

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NUCEA/ILD

1 1

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NUCEA/ILD

1 2

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NUCEA

1 3

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NUCEA

1 4

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NUCEA

1 5

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NUCEA

1 6

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NUCEA/ISD

1 7-8

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NUCEA/ISD

1 9

1 10

1 11

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NUCEA/ISD

1 12

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NUCEA/ILD

1 13

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NUCEA

1 14

1 15

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NUCEA/ISD

1 16

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NUCEA

1 17

1 18-19

1 20-21

1 22-23

1 24

1 25

1 26

1 27

1 28-29

1 30

General note

NUCEA

1 31

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NUCEA

1 32

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NUEA

1 33

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NUCEA

1 34

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NUEA

1 35

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NUCEA/ISD

1 36

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NUCEA/ISD

1 37

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NUCEA/ISD

1 38

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NUCEA

1 39

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NUEA

2 1

2 2

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NUCEA

2 3

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NUCEA/ISD

2 4

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NUCEA

2 5

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NUCEA/ILD

2 6

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NUCEA

2 7

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NUCEA/ISD

2 8

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NUCEA

2 9

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NUCEA

2 10

2 11-15

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NUCEA/ISD

2 16

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NUCEA/ISD

2 17

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NUCEA/ISD

2 18

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NUCEA

2 19-20

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NUCEA

2 21

2 22

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NUCEA/ILD

2 23-26

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NUCEA/ISD

2 27

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NUCEA

2 28-29

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NUCEA/ILD

2 30-34

2 35

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NUCEA

2 36

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NUCEA/ISD

2 37-38

2 39

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NUCEA/ISD

2 40

2 41-44

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NUCEA

3 1

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NUEA

3 2

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NUCEA

3 3

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NUCEA

3 4

3 5

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NUCEA/ISD

3 6

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NUCEA/ISD

3 7

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NUCEA/ISD

3 8

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NUEA

3 9

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NUCEA

3 10

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NUCEA/ILD

3 11

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NUCEA/ISD

3 12

3 13
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Conditions Governing Access note

Restricted: Yes

55

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NUCEA/ILD

3 14

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ILC

3 15

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NUCEA

3 16

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NUCEA/ISD

3 17

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NUCEA

3 18

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NUCEA

3 19

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NUCEA

3 20

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NUCEA

3 21

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Administrative Bibliographies Committees

Administrative Committee

Awards Committee

By Laws Committee

Catalog Committee

Commemorative Committee

Criteria Committee

Educational Technologies Committee

External Relations Committee

Finance Committee

Guide Committee

Historical Committee

Membership Committee

Research and Evaluation Committee

Royalties Committee

Sub-Unit Grants Committee

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4 1

General note

NUCEA/ISD

4 2-3

4 4

4 5

4 6

4 7

4 8-9

4 10

4 11

4 12

4 13-14

4 15-16

4 17-18

4 19

4 20-21

4 22-23

4 24

5 1-4

5 5-7

5 8-9

5 10

5 11

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NUCEA/ISD

5 12

5 13

5 14

5 15-17

5 18

5 19

5 20

5 21

5 22

5 23

6 1

6 2-5

6 6-7

6 8-9

6 10-11

6 12-14

6 15-17

6 18-19

7 1

7 2-3

7 4

7 5

7 6

7 7

General note

NUCEA

7 8

7 9

7 10

7 11

7 12

7 13

7 14

7 15

7 16

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NUCEA/ISD

7 17

7 18

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NUCEA/ISD

7 19

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NUCEA

7 20

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NUCEA

7 21

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NUCEA/ISD

7 22-23

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NUCEA

7 24

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NUCEA/ISD

7 25

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NUCEA/ISD

7 26

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NUEA

7 27

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NUCEA

7 28

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NUCEA/ISD

7 29

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NUCEA

7 30

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NUCEA

7 31

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NUCEA

7 32-33

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NUCEA

7 34

7 35

8 1-2

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NUCEA

8 3

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NUCEA

8 4

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NUCEA/ISD

8 5

General note

NUCEA/ISD

8 6

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NUCEA

8 7

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NUCEA/ISD

8 8

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NUCEA/ISD

8 9

General note

NUCES/ISD

8 10

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NUEA

8 11

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NUEA

8 12

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NUCEA/ISD

8 13

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NUCEA

8 14

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NUCEA

8 15

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NUCEA

8 16

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NUCEA/ISD

8 17

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NUCEA/ISD

8 18

8 19-21

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NUCEA/ISD

9 1

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NUCEA/ILD

9 2

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NUCEA/ILD

9 3-4

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NUCEA

9 5

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NUCEA/ISD

9 6

9 7

9 8

9 9-10

9 11

9 12

9 13

9 14

9 15

9 16

9 17

9 18

9 19

General note

NUCEA/ISD

9 20

General note

NUCEA/ISD

9 21

10 1

10 2

10 3

10 4

10 5

10 6

10 7

10 8

10 9

10 10

10 11

10 12

10 13

General note

NUCEA/ISD

10 14

10 15

10 16

10 17-19

10 20-21

10 22

10 23

10 24

10 25

10 26

10 27

10 28

11 1

General note

NUCEA

11 2

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NUCEA/ISD

11 3

General note

NUCEA/ISD

11 4

11 5

11 10

11 11

11 12

11 13

11 14

11 15

11 16

11 17-19

11 20

11 21

11 22

General note

NUEA

11 23

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NUEA

11 24

11 25

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NUCEA/ISD

11 26

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NUCEA

11 27

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NUCEA/ISD

11 28

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NUCEA/ISD

11 29

12 1

12 2

12 3

12 4

12 5

12 6-7

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NUEA

12 8

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NUCEA

12 9

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NUEA

12 10

12 11

12 12

12 13

12 14

12 15

12 16

12 17

12 18

12 19

13 1

13 2

13 3

13 4

13 5

13 6

13 7

13 8

13 9-10

13 11

13 12

13 13

13 14

13 15

13 16

13 17

14 1

14 2

14 3

14 4

14 5

14 6-7

14 8-9

14 10

14 11

14 12

14 13

14 14

14 15

14 16

General note

NUCEA

14 17

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NUCEA/ISD

14 18

15 1

15 2

General note

NUEA

15 3

15 4

15 5

15 6

15 7

15 8

15 9

15 10

15 11

15 12

15 13-14

15 15

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NUCEA

15 16

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NUCEA/ISD

15 17

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NUCEA/ISD

15 18

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NUCEA

15 19-20

15 21

15 22

15 23

15 24

15 25-26

15 27

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ISD

16 1-3

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NUCEA/ISD

16 4

General note

NUCEA/ISD

16 5
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Conditions Governing Access note

Restricted: Yes

51

Conditions Governing Access note

Restricted: Yes

51

General note

NUCEA Committee Directories

NUCEA Membership Directories

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NUCEA

16 6

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Educational Consultants

16 7

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NUCEA

16 8

16 9

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NUCEA

16 10

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NUCEA/ISD

16 11

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NUCEA/ISD

16 12

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NUCEA

16 13

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NUCEA/ISD

16 14

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NUCEA

16 15

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NUCEA

16 16-17

16 18

16 19

16 20

16 21

16 22

16 23

16 24

16 25

16 26

16 27

16 28

16 29

16 30

16 31

16 32

16 33

16 34

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NUCEA

16 35

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NUCEA

16 36
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Conditions Governing Access note

Restricted: Yes

51

Conditions Governing Access note

Restricted: Yes

51

Conditions Governing Access note

Restricted: Yes

51

BoxFolder

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NUCEA

17 1

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NUCEA

17 2

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NUCEA

17 3

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NUCEA

17 4

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NUCEA

17 5

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NUCEA

17 6

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NUCEA

17 7

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NUCEA

17 8

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NUCEA

17 9

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NUCEA

17 10

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NUCEA

17 11

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NUCEA

17 12

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NUCEA

17 13

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NUCEA

17 14

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NUCEA

17 15

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NUCEA

17 16

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NUCEA

17 17

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NUCEA/ISD

17 18

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NUCEA

17 19

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NUCEA

17 20

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NUCEA

17 21

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NUCEA

17 22

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NUCEA

17 23

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NUCEA

17 24

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NUCEA

17 25

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NUCEA

17 26

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NUCEA

17 27

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NUCEA

17 28-29

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NUCEA

17 30

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NUCEA

17 31

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NUCEA

17 32-33

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Conference proceedings of regional, national and international conferences.

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NUCEA/ISD

17 34

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NUCEA/ISD

17 35

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NUCEA/ISD

17 36-37

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NUCEA

17 38

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NUCEA

17 39

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NUCEA

17 40

17 41

17 42

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NUCEA/ISD

17 43

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NUCEA/ISD

17 44

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HEW

18 1

18 2

18 3

18 4

18 5

18 6

18 7

18 8

18 9

18 10

18 11

18 12

18 13

18 14

18 15

18 17

18 18

18 19

18 20

18 21

General note

ICCE

18 22-23

18 24

18 25

18 26

18 27

18 28

18 29

18 30

18 31

18 32

18 32

18 33

18 34

18 35-36

18 37

18 38

18 39

18 40

18 41

18 42

18 43

18 44

18 45

18 46

General note

Correspondence Education

18 47

18 48

18 49

18 50

18 51

18 52

18 53

18 54

18 55

18 56

18 57

18 58

18 59

18 60

18 61

18 62

18 63

18 64

General note

NUCEA

18 65

19 1-2

19 3

19 4

19 5

19 6

General note

NUCEA

19 7

19 8

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NUCEA/ISD

19 9

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NUCEA/ISD

19 11

19 11

19 12

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NUEA

19 13

19 14

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NUEA

19 15

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NUCEA

19 16

19 17

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NUCEA/ISD

19 18

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NUCEA/ISD

19 19

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NUCEA

19 20

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NUCEA

19 21

19 22

19 23

19 24

19 25

19 26

19 27

19 28

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NUCEA

19 29

19 30

19 31

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NUCEA

19 32

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NUCEA

19 33

19 34

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NUEA

19 35

General note

NUCEA

19 36

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NUCEA

19 37-38

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NUEA

19 39

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NUEA

19 40

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NUCEA

19 41

19 42

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NUEA

19 43

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NUEA

19 44

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NUCEA

19 45-46

19 47-48

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NUCEA/ILD

19 49

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NUCEA/ILD

19 50

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NUEA

19 51

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NUCEA/ILD

19 52

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NUCEA/ILD

19 53

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NUCEA/ILD

19 54

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ICCE

19 55

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ICCE

19 56

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General note

NUCEA

20 1-2

General note

NUCEA

20 3

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NUEA

20 4

General note

NUCEA

20 5-6

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NUCEA/ISD

20 7

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NUCEA/ISD

20 8

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NUEA

20 9

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NUCEA/ISD

20 10

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NUCEA/ISD

20 11

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NUCEA/ISD

20 12

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NUCEA

20 13

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NUCEA

20 14

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Brigham Young University

20 15

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NUCEA/ILD

20 16

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NUCEA

20 17

20 18

General note

NUCEA

20 19

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NUCEA/ISD

20 20

General note

NUCEA/ISD

20 21

General note

Association of Univeristy Evening Colleges

20 22

General note

Association of Univeristy Evening Colleges

20 23

General note

Association of Univeristy Evening Colleges

20 24

General note

Association of Univeristy Evening Colleges

20 25

General note

NUCEA/ISD

20 26

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NUCEA/ISD

20 27

General note

NUCEA

20 28

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NUEA

20 29

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NUEA

20 30

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NUCEA

20 31-46

20 47

General note

NUEA Bulletins

NUCEA Newsletters

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General note

NUCEA/ISD

21 1

21 2

General note

NUCEA/ISD

21 3

General note

NUCEA

21 4-5

21 6

General note

NUCEA

21 7

21 8

General note

NUEA

21 9

21 10

21 11

21 12

21 13

21 14

21 15

21 16

21 17

General note

NUCEA

21 18

21 19

21 20

21 21

21 22

21 23

21 24

21 25-26

21 27

21 28

21 29

21 32

21 32

General note

NUCEA

21 33-34

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NUCEA

21 35

21 36

General note

NUEA

21 37

General note

NUCEA

21 38

General note

NUEA

21 39-40

General note

NUCEA/ISD

21 41

General note

NUCEA

21 42

22 1

22 2

22 3

22 4

22 5

22 6

22 7

22 8

22 9

22 10-23

22 24

22 25-26

22 27-43

22 44

22 45

22 46

22 47

General note

NUEA

23 1

General note

NUEA

23 2