Carole Hahn papers, 1961-2017.

Emory University

Emory University Archives

Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322



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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Hahn, Carole
Title: Carole Hahn papers, 1961-2017.
Call Number:Series No. 291
Extent: 7.125 linear feet (13 boxes)
Abstract:Collection contains correspondence, memos, publicity, conference presentations and media pertaining to Dr. Carole Hahn’s professional life and career at Emory University.
Language:Materials primarily in English, but some materials are in Korean.

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Arranged and described at the file level by Hannah Hjerpe-Schroeder, 2017, and Laura Starratt, June 2022.

Collection Description

Biographical History

Carole Hahn was born in 1944 and graduated from high school in San Rafael, California in 1962. She earned a B.A. in History from University of California, Davis in 1966, an M.A. in Education from Stanford University in 1967, and an Ed.D. in Social Studies Education from Indiana University, Bloomington, in 1973. That same year, Carole Hahn joined the Emory University faculty of the Division of Educational Studies, where she worked until retiring in 2016.

During her tenure at Emory, Hahn taught courses in social studies education and comparative education, conducting research focused on cross-national studies of citizenship education, gender issues and social studies. Hahn’s career took her overseas as well, teaching at the University of Oxford (United Kingdom), and The Hong Kong Institute of Education as visiting faculty.

Carole Hahn is the author of many published journal articles on Social Studies, Civics, and comparative education, and is the recipient of several prestigious awards, including—but not limited to—the 1996 Exemplary Research Award from the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) and the 2005 NCSS Jean Dresden Grambs Distinguished Career Research in Social Studies Award. Her 1998 book, Becoming Political: Comparative Perspectives on Citizenship Education, won that year’s Jubilee Award from the Danish Secondary Teachers’ Union.

Hahn conducted extensive consulting work and served on many committees throughout her career. Most notably, she is past President of NCSS, served as Emory University’s Charles Howard Candler Professor of Educational Studies from 2004 to 2016, and was the National Research Coordinator for the U.S. portion of the Civic Education Study conducted under the auspices of the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA). She remains as an Emory University Professor Emeritus.

Scope and Content Note

The collection includes primarily professional writing and documentation on Dr. Carole Hahn's research. The majority of the materials are conference presentations as well as workshops and other professional participation. Research and documentation on her surveys and projecs as the U.S. National Research Coordinator for the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) as well as the topic of citizenship through multiple countries. In addition, projects and documentation of her work at Emory includes her time as Director of the Division of Educational Studies, programs she led including those at the Carter Center on the Nuclear Strategy as well as on Women and the Constitution. In addition, there are audiocassttes and content on a history project for women at the University as well as her personal biographical materials and CVs.

Arrangement Note

Organized into 2 series: (1) General Records and (2) Restricted Files

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