Class in Literature 2nd Floor - Room 44


Class in Literature 2nd Floor - Room 44
This image depicts a Literature class being taught by the head of the English Language and Literature department, Florus Barbour. When Barbour began his teaching career, he viewed teaching only as a stepping stone to his desired career path of preaching from behind the pulpit. Eventually, however, Barbour grew to understand the importance of public school work and the teaching profession, and grew deeply loyal to the Michigan State Normal School. The English Department head never fully departed from his theological interests, as he impressed upon his students the “value and importance of moral and religious character in teachers” (Putnam).
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Black-and-white photography, Professor, College students, Men, Women
Michigan State Normal School, Ypsilanti, MI