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'''Erle Elsworth Clippinger''' (1864–1933) was a writer of children's literature, educator, and a [[:wikt|grammaticist]]. His published works include ''Children's Literature: A Textbook of Sources for Teachers and Teacher-Training Classes'', ''Illustrated Lessons in Composition and Rhetoric'', and the two volume text ''Written and Spoken English: A Course in Composition and Rhetoric''.
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'''Erle Elsworth Clippinger''' (1875–1939) was a professor of English and scholar of [[children's literature]] in early 20th-century [[Indiana]]. He was one of the founding faculty members at [[Ball State University]], where he chaired the English department for many years.
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==Early life and education==
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Clippinger was born on September 27, 1875 in [[Eau Claire, Michigan]], where his father Henry G. Clippinger worked as a physician. He graduated from [[Michigan State Normal College]] in 1900, and went on to the [[University of Michigan]], where he earned a bachelor's degree in 1903 and a master's degree in 1904.  He also briefly attended graduate school at [[Harvard University]].<ref>{{citation|title=Who's who among North American authors|year=1921|location=Los Angeles, California|publisher=Golden Syndicate Publishing Co.|page=46|url=https://archive.org/details/whoswhoamongnor00unkngoog/page/n57}}</ref><ref name=obit>{{citation|url=https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/117363222/erle-elsworth-clippinger|title=Erle Elsworth Clippinger|work=Find a grave|accessdate=2019-12-06}}</ref>
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==Career and later life==
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He became an assistant professor at the [[Indiana State University|Indiana State Normal School]] in 1904. He moved to [[Ball State University|Ball State College]] in 1918, newly reopened after a previous school on the same site closed and the site was donated to the state of Indiana. He was the first teacher hired at the new school, and became head of its English department.<ref name=obit/> He wrote the first catalog of the school's curriculum and, ignoring the Indiana government's requirement that the newly founded school focus only on preparing students to become primary-school teachers, developed a curriculum that covered both primary and secondary-level education. At Ball State, Clippinger was "an effective, challenging instructor" but had difficult relations with some other faculty members.<ref name=bsu>{{citation|title=Ball State University: An Interpretive History|first1=Anthony O.|last1=Edmonds|first2=E. Bruce|last2=Geelhoed|publisher=Indiana University Press|year=2001|isbn=9780253340177|pages=73–74, 77|url=https://books.google.com/books?id=PUpk79ExI0EC&pg=PA73}}</ref>
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He stepped down as department chair in 1932, retired in 1937,<ref name=obit/> and died on January 7, 1939 in [[Muncie, Indiana]].<ref name=obit/><ref>{{citation|journal=School & Society|volume=49|year=1939|page=80|url=https://books.google.com/books?id=uCk5AAAAMAAJ&q=%22erle%22+%22Clippinger%22+%22ball+state%22|title=Erle Elsworth Clippinger}}</ref>
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==Books==
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Clippinger's published works include ''Children's Literature: A Textbook of Sources for Teachers and Teacher-Training Classes'' (with Charles Madison Curry, Rand McNally 1921), ''Illustrated Lessons in Composition and Rhetoric'' (Silver, Burdett, and Co. 1912),<ref>Reviews of ''Illustrated Lessons in Composition and Rhetoric'': {{citation|journal=Educational Review|page=427|url=https://archive.org/details/educationalrevie44newyuoft/page/426|title=Reviews|date=November 1912|volume=44|issue=11}}; {{citation|journal=Education|volume=33|page=255|url=https://archive.org/details/educationmonthly33bostuoft/page/254|issue=4|date=December 1912|title=Book Notices}}; {{citation|journal=Journal of Education|url=https://books.google.com/books?id=giZJAQAAMAAJ&pg=RA1-PA440|page=440|date=October 24, 1912|title=Book Table}}</ref> and the two volume text ''Written and Spoken English: A Course in Composition and Rhetoric'' (Silver, Burdett, and Co. 1917).<ref>Review of ''Written and Spoken English'': {{citation|title=Book Table|journal=Journal of Education|volume=88|issue=11|date=September 26, 1918|page=302|jstor=42798712}}</ref>
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''Written and Spoken English'' was widely used as a high school textbook, and ''Children's Literature'' enjoyed a second edition in 1932.<ref name=bsu/>
  
 
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Erle Elsworth Clippinger (1875–1939) was a professor of English and scholar of children's literature in early 20th-century Indiana. He was one of the founding faculty members at Ball State University, where he chaired the English department for many years.

Early life and education

Clippinger was born on September 27, 1875 in Eau Claire, Michigan, where his father Henry G. Clippinger worked as a physician. He graduated from Michigan State Normal College in 1900, and went on to the University of Michigan, where he earned a bachelor's degree in 1903 and a master's degree in 1904. He also briefly attended graduate school at Harvard University.[1][2]

Career and later life

He became an assistant professor at the Indiana State Normal School in 1904. He moved to Ball State College in 1918, newly reopened after a previous school on the same site closed and the site was donated to the state of Indiana. He was the first teacher hired at the new school, and became head of its English department.[2] He wrote the first catalog of the school's curriculum and, ignoring the Indiana government's requirement that the newly founded school focus only on preparing students to become primary-school teachers, developed a curriculum that covered both primary and secondary-level education. At Ball State, Clippinger was "an effective, challenging instructor" but had difficult relations with some other faculty members.[3] He stepped down as department chair in 1932, retired in 1937,[2] and died on January 7, 1939 in Muncie, Indiana.[2][4]

Books

Clippinger's published works include Children's Literature: A Textbook of Sources for Teachers and Teacher-Training Classes (with Charles Madison Curry, Rand McNally 1921), Illustrated Lessons in Composition and Rhetoric (Silver, Burdett, and Co. 1912),[5] and the two volume text Written and Spoken English: A Course in Composition and Rhetoric (Silver, Burdett, and Co. 1917).[6] Written and Spoken English was widely used as a high school textbook, and Children's Literature enjoyed a second edition in 1932.[3]

References

  1. Who's who among North American authors, Los Angeles, California: Golden Syndicate Publishing Co., 1921, p. 46, https://archive.org/details/whoswhoamongnor00unkngoog/page/n57 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "Erle Elsworth Clippinger", Find a grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/117363222/erle-elsworth-clippinger, retrieved 2019-12-06 
  3. 3.0 3.1 Edmonds, Anthony O.; Geelhoed, E. Bruce (2001), Ball State University: An Interpretive History, Indiana University Press, pp. 73–74, 77, ISBN 9780253340177, https://books.google.com/books?id=PUpk79ExI0EC&pg=PA73 
  4. "Erle Elsworth Clippinger", School & Society 49: 80, 1939, https://books.google.com/books?id=uCk5AAAAMAAJ&q=%22erle%22+%22Clippinger%22+%22ball+state%22 
  5. Reviews of Illustrated Lessons in Composition and Rhetoric: "Reviews", Educational Review 44 (11): 427, November 1912, https://archive.org/details/educationalrevie44newyuoft/page/426 ; "Book Notices", Education 33 (4): 255, December 1912, https://archive.org/details/educationmonthly33bostuoft/page/254 ; "Book Table", Journal of Education: 440, October 24, 1912, https://books.google.com/books?id=giZJAQAAMAAJ&pg=RA1-PA440 
  6. Review of Written and Spoken English: "Book Table", Journal of Education 88 (11): 302, September 26, 1918, JSTOR 42798712 

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