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Minnesota State University, Mankato,
Memorial Library, Southern Minnesota Historical Center
Dr. Don E. Glines, 1930-. Collection, 1964-2012.
MSU Archives Collection 229



Dr. Don E. Glines, 1930-. Collection, 1964-2012. SMHC Manuscript Collection 229. 2 Hollinger box, .5 cubic foot.

Abstract:

The Glines Collection highlights the professional career of Dr. Don E. Glines, an educational innovator. His career took him around the United States including South Dakota, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, and California. The collection includes articles, speeches, and other documents by and about Glines that address the importance of educational change and alternatives.

Biographical Note:

Don E. Glines received his B.S. degree from Springfield College in Massachusetts, and his M.S. and PhD degrees from the University of Oregon. During his educational career, he worked as an elementary and secondary teacher, K-12 administrator, university professor, organization and planning specialist, and a consultant at the elementary, secondary, university, and state department levels in both public and private sectors.

In the 1960s, Glines began his career of educational change. In 1963 he created the first daily smorgasbord schedule in the United States in Tucson, AZ. From 1965-1967 he served as a "Vice-President for Heresy" (a full-time change agent) for University City, MO public schools, acknowledged by the Kettering Foundation as the most innovative public school district in the United States. In 1967 he helped implement change in Watertown, South Dakota with the development of the Lincoln Education Laboratory nicknamed, "Disneyland of South Dakota."

From 1968-1972 Glines worked at Mankato State University (now Minnesota State University, Mankato) where he directed the Wilson Campus School, co-directed the Center for Experiential and Alternative Education, and created the alternatives teaching degrees at the undergraduate (S.E.A. program) and graduate (Experiential Education) levels. Wilson Campus School was recognized by the National Observer as "probably the most innovative public school in America," and Glines was cited as "one of the foremost apostles of educational innovation." In 1968 Wilson became the first K-12 year-round education program in the United States since the Aliquippa, PA program closed in 1939.

In 1971 Glines co-founded the National Association for Year-Round Education and later directed the growth of the California state year-round programs from 1974-1980. After retiring from the public schools in California, Glines served as Director of Educational Futures Projects, a consulting group helping educational decision-makers envision 10-25 years ahead and then assisting them to change from what currently existed to what could be now and in the future. Many concepts and philosophies espoused were based upon the experience and research from Wilson Campus School.

Glines has been very active in educational organizations including co-founding the National Association for Year-Round Education and being an active member of the International Association for Learning Alternatives. He has published over 120 books, articles, and conference paper and has been listed in 12 "Who's Who" style publications for education and community leadership, including Who's Who in American Education. In 2004, Glines was honored by the Minnesota Association for Alternative Programs for "Exemplary Contributions to Alternative Education."

Glines currently lives in Sacramento, California where he serves as the director of Educational Futures Projects.

Information obtained from collection and from Dr. Glines.

Scope and Content:

The Glines Collection highlights the professional career of Dr. Don E. Glines, an educational innovator. The bulk of the collection consists of articles written by Don Glines about educational topics relating to educational change. Information in this collection refers to his time in Missouri, South Dakota, Minnesota, and California. Articles specifically relating to the Wilson Campus School are not included in this collection.

Restrictions:

There are no restrictions on use of this collection for research purposes. The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property and libel laws as they apply.

Collection Citation:

Dr. Don E. Glines, 1930-. Collection, 1964-2012. SMHC Manuscript Collection 229, Southern Minnesota Historical Center, Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Acquisition:

Dr. Don E. Glines donated this collection from 2000-2012.

Processed By:

Daardi Sizemore processed this collection in December 2005.
Additional materials processed by Heather Harren in June 2011.

Related Collections:

It has been determined that there are no similar manuscript collections about Don Glines available elsewhere.

Related Collections at MSUM:

Wilson Campus School. Collection, 1959-2002. MSU Archives Collection 307, University Archives, Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato.

The MSU Memorial Library has copies of many of the books written by Dr. Don E. Glines.

LCSH Subject Headings:

Don E. Glines.
Alternative schools.
Educational change.
Educational innovations.

SMHC Manuscript Collection 225

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“100 Years War Against Learning,” Article, 2010

2

7

“Grounding Calendar Change: A Call for Reimagining Continuous Learning,” in Balancing the School Calendar, 2009

2

10

“Guidelines: Recommendations for the Employment of Paraprofessionals,” by Don Glines and Herb Teske, January 1968

1

22

“Improved Educational Alternatives Through Year Round Learning,” in The Journal of Educational Alternatives, 2006-2007 (Published and unpublished copy)

2

2

“Personalized Continuous Learning: Philosophy and Implementation,” in School Time Utilization Perspectives From Creative Educators, 2007 (published and unpublished copy)

2

3

Articles about Don Glines, undated-2003

1

1

Articles by Don Glines, 1982-2003 (Published and Unpublished Versions)

1

2

Articles by Don Glines, Year Round Education, 1970-2000

1

3

Articles, Minnesota Experimental City, 1972 and undated

1

4

Articles/Report/Newsletters relating to Glines’ time in Arizona, Missouri, and South Dakota, 1964-2000

1

5

Biographical Information, 1967-1980 and undated

1

6

Books by Don Glines, information, undated

1

7

Conference and Workshop Programs, Selected, 1966-1973

1

8

Correspondence with Ron Miller, 1998

2

9

Correspondence, 1969-2004

1

9

Declaring War Against Schooling: Personalizing Learning Now by Don Glines, 2011

2

17

Educating for Human Greatness Information, 2009

2

11

Educational Alternatives for Everyone Article and Interview, 2006

2

5

Educational Futures Projects Listings For Don Glines, 2006

2

1

Glines, Don. Declaring War Against Schooling: Personalized Learning Now. Lanham MD: Rowman and Littlefield Education, 2012.

2

18

Information about Don Glines and Wiecking Center, 2006

2

13

Information in Don Glines’ Headstone, 2006

2

14

International Association for Learning Alternatives Information, 2002-2003

1

10

International Association for Learning Alternatives Keynote presentation, 2003

1

11

Learning Not Schooling: Declaring War Against Tradition by Don Glines, 2011

2

16

Letter to Karen Boubel about Establishing an Archives at Minnesota State University, Mankato, 1998

2

8

Letterhead, Educational Futures Projects, undated

1

12

Memoir, “The Awakening of a Community, 1968-1973,” by Dr. Don Glines, Professor, College of Education, Minnesota State University, Mankato, Director, Wilson Campus School, 2005

1

13

Minnesota Association for Alternative Programs, Presentation, 2004

1

14

Newsletter, Relative Bearings, 2009

2

12

Personalised Education Now Articles, 2006

2

4

Photograph, Award for Exemplary Contributions to Alternative Education, Minnesota Association for Alternative Programs, 2004

1

15

Radio Interview, Don Glines, Brandon, Manitoba, 1971 (CD-R)

1

16

Speech (Keynote), Don Glines at Kansas City School District, Back to School Conference, 1966 (CD-R)

1

17

Speech (Keynote), Don Glines at North Vancouver, British Columbia, Teachers Conference, Simon Fraser University, 1967 (CD-R)

1

18

Speech (Keynote), Don Glines at University of Colorado, School Administration Conference, Part A, 1971 (CD-R)

1

19

Speech, Don Glines at Texas Summer Conference for School Administrators, Sam Houston State University, on Creating Educational Futures:  1995 to 2015, 1995 (DVD-R)

1

20

Speech, Don Glines at University of Missouri at St. Louis, 1966 (CD-R)

1

21

The Secret Revolution by Dr. Emmanuel Bernstein, 2007 (Large sections about Don Glines and Wilson Campus School.)

2

6

Wilson Campus School Recognition Sheet, undated

2

15