RG 70: Personal Papers of Barnard DeJean Joy, 1950-1976

Collection Number
RG 70
History
Dr. Barnard DeJean Joy (1908-1985) was a graduate of Oregon State University and earned a Master's Degree in Agriculture from the University of Maryland and a doctorate in Adult Education from George Washington University. From 1930 to 1968 he was employed by the US Department of Agriculture. He served on the Arlington School Board from 1947-1963, and as chairman for 1948-1949, 1953 and 1960. He was also President of the Virginia School Boards Association, 1961-1962. For several years he taught an education course at George Washington University. He was chairman, 1965-1967, of the local board which organized Northern Virginia Community College, and was a founding board member of WETA-TV in Washington. After his retirement from the Department of Agriculture, he taught education courses at George Mason University and managed the University's grant-funded Community Education Program.
Scope and Content
RG 70 is collected and generated by Dr. Barnard D. Joy of Arlington, Virginia, in the course of his years of involvement in education in Virginia. The collection measures approximately 11.5 linear feet and contains material dating from 1950 to 1976. Types of material include: minutes, correspondence, clippings, newsletters, published and unpublished reports, grant proposals, narrative and financial reports, and course outlines, lectures, and examinations.

Subgroup 1, Arlington Schools, and Subgroup 2, Virginia Schools, contain chiefly printed reports on Arlington and Virginia education, 1951-1974, and have only scattered school board correspondence. Subgroup 3, National School Administration Groups, concerns school administrative associations, 1962-1965. Subgroup 4, Public Television, concerns WETA-TV and public television, 1955-1975. Subgroup 5, George Washington University, contains course material for a George Washington University course on school public relations. Subgroup 6, George Mason University, contains materials for courses taught at George Mason University, 1971-1975, and extensive documentation on the Community Education Program, including outlines for conferences on transportation, taxation and environmental issues. Subgroup 7, Northern Virginia Community College, contains scattered reports on the school, 1965-1967. Subgroup 8, Virginia Higher Education Study Commission, contains published reports by the Virginia Higher Education Study Commission.
Arrangement and Description
Record Group 70 is arranged into eight subgroups according to an area of activity or interest. Each subgroup is further divided into record series based on type of material, issues or associations.
Provenance
Record Group 70 was the gift of Robert Comeau in 1994.
Restrictions
There are no restrictions on this record group.
Related Collections
Researchers interested in Arlington and Northern Virginia education issues will find complementary material in RG 7, Arlington Public Schools. For more information on one of Joy’s colleagues on the School Board and at WETA, see RG 19, The Personal Papers of Elizabeth Pfohl Campbell.

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