Fred Burke papers, 1987-2000
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- .5 linear foot (1 manuscript box)
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- Includes speeches, meeting notes, newspaper clippings, email from Ivan Lubogo, material dealing with education in Africa, newsletters, and clippings on Burundi and Rwanda.
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- Gift of Carol Sterling, widow of Fred G. Burke. Accession 2005-359.
- Burke was Commissioner of education for Rhode Island and then New Jersey in the 1970s and early 1980s. A political scientist and African-affairs specialist, he authored books, taught in colleges, served as a United Nations consultant, and directed the training of the first Peace Corps volunteers. He is known for reversing the slide of the New Jersey school system that discriminated against children in poorer districts.
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