These papers, collected by Sally Bush in preparation for a book
on Dowley, include a transcript of an interview with Dowley, 1979; two reports from
school visitations done by Dowley, 1970; clippings and articles on Dowley and
pre-schools, 1978-93; correspondence of Sally Bush, 1991-93; and audio tapes of two
programs on Bing Nursery School, 1991-92, and reminiscences of Dowley by several
Edith Mary Dowley was professor of psychology and education at Stanford University and
founding director of its Bing Nursery School. Dowley earned her M.A. at the University
of Michigan in 1934 and her doctorate in education at Stanford in 1951. She taught at
Stanford from 1949 until her retirement in 1975.
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