Further Reading


Girl scout Brownie working with a Learning about Learning instructor.

If you would like to read more about the Learning about Learning Foundation, the history of arts education, or the broader history of education in the United States in the second half of the twentieth century, the books, articles, and web resources below provide an excellent starting point.

The students in HIST 3468 conducted extensive research while working on this exhibit, and found the background in these sources essential as they drafted their texts. 

Secondary Sources

Bryan, Michael. “The Great Inflation.” Federal Reserve History (November 22, 2013). Available from: https://www.federalreservehistory.org/essays/great-inflation. 

Cengage. "The 1960s Education." Encyclopedia.com. Accessed May 1, 2023. Available from: https://www.encyclopedia.com/social-sciences/culture-magazines/1960s-education-overview

Daniel, Brad. “United States v. Texas (1970).” East Texas History. Accessed May 4, 2023: https://easttexashistory.org/items/show/370

Degollado, Jessie, and Eddie Latigo. “History Untold: A San Antonio Neighborhood next to Wealthy Suburb.” KSAT. 17 March 2023, www.ksat.com/news/local/2023/03/17/history-untold-a-san-antonio-neighborhood-next-to-wealthy-suburb/

Doll, William M. "The Process, Development, and Synthesis of Paul Baker's 'Integration of Abilities.'" (PhD diss., Texas Tech University, Lubbock, 1999). http://hdl.handle.net/2346/14450.

Flynn, Robert and Eugene McKinney. Paul Baker and the Integration of Abilities. (Fort Worth, TX: Texas Christian University Press, 2003).

Heidbrink, Mary M. "Baker Inspired Dignity and Intellect." San Antonio Express-News (11 June 2014). Available from: https://www.mysanantonio.com/sa-obituaries/article/Baker-inspired-dignity-and-intellect-5546104.php

"Paul Baker & Kitty Baker Papers: Biographical Note," The Wittliff Collections, Texas State University. Available from: https://www.thewittliffcollections.txst.edu/research/a-z/baker.html

PBS. "Susan Marcus." PBS Foundation Board of Directors. Available from: pbs.org/foundation/board/susan-marcus/ (accessed May 1, 2023).

Sablik, Tim. “Recession of 1981–82.” Federal Reserve History (November 22, 2013). Available from: https://www.federalreservehistory.org/essays/recession-of-1981-82.

Swaby, Aliyya, and Alexa Ura. “It Took This Texas School District 48 Years to Desegregate. Now, Some Fear a Return to the Past.” The Texas Tribune (November 29, 2018). Available from: https://www.texastribune.org/2018/11/29/texas-longview-school-segregation-disintegration/.

U.S. Department of Education. "Digest of Education Statistics, 2015." National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) Home Page. Available from: https://nces.ed.gov/programs/digest/d15/tables/dt15_219.70.asp (accessed May 1, 2023).

Primary Historical Sources

Baker, Paul and Kitty. "Oral Memoirs of Paul Baker and Kitty Baker," Interviewed by David Stricklin (25 July 1990). Available from: https://digitalcollections-baylor.quartexcollections.com/Documents/Detail/oral-memoirs-of-paul-baker-and-kitty-baker-transcript/1549622

Byer, Ruth. Creating Theater: From Idea to Performance with Children and Teens. Manuscript. 1967. Folder UA05.03.001-09-03, Paul Baker Papers, Trinity University Special Collections and Archives.

Hemisfair Park. "Hemisfair Today" advertisement. San Antonio Express. July 9, 1968: 1.

---. "Hemisfair Today" advertisement. San Antonio Express. July 11, 1968: 1.

Jarrell, Julia Byrns. A different Approach to Training through the Arts, Trinity University, 1963-1972. Manuscript. 2022. Folder B1-F2, Julia Jarrell Papers, Trinity University Special Collections and Archives.

---. Autobiographical Narrative. Manuscript. 2022. Folder B1-F1, Julia Jarrell Papers, Trinity University Special Collections and Archives.

"Kids' Creativity Program 'Unlimited Potential' Goal." San Antonio Express. July 21, 1968: 21.

"Ruth Byers Obituary," Star Telegram (8 May 2005).

"'Unlimited Potential' At Project Y." San Antonio Express. June 16, 1968: 120.

Weiser, Deborah. "'Festival of Soul' Launches Movie Project in Kenwood." San Antonio Express. August 9, 1970: 19.