MF19 Exceptional Education Program Experiment

Exceptional Education Program Experiment (EEE)
1939, 1994
MF 19

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Oglethorpe University
Title: Exceptional Education Program Experiment (EEE)
Dates: 1939, 1994
Abstract: The collection contains a press release, one journal article, and one newspaper clipping related to the formation of the EEE.
Quantity: 0.5 linear feet

Administrative History

The Exceptional Education Program Experiment (EEE) was started in 1939 at Oglethorpe University. It was one of the earliest American college programs in general education. The plan called for taking twelve young men through six years of undergraduate and graduate study, culminating in a specially created doctoral degree. World War II ended the program after only four years.


This collection contains a report on the program, a press release about the EEE program, one copy of a signed application for the program from Jerome Bennett, a newspaper clipping, and an article about the program published in the Journal of General Education, Vol. 43, no. 1, 1994, by John T. Goldthwaite.



Subject Headings

Jacobs, Thornwell, 1877-1956

Bennett, Jerome

Goldthwaite, John T.

A General Education Program Seen Fifty Years Later

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation:
Please cite Exceptional Education Program Experiment (EEE), MF 19, Archives, Philip Weltner Library, Oglethorpe University, Atlanta, Georgia. Permission to publish from this collection must be approved in writing by the Director of the Library, Oglethorpe University.