Roger F. Langley papers; MS-1336, 1904 - 1958Manuscript MS-1336

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Roger F. Langley papers; MS-1336, 1904 - 1958

Call Number:

Manuscript MS-1336

Collection Dates:

1904 - 1958

Size of Collection:

3 boxes (1 linear ft.)


The papers of Roger F. Langley document his career as an educator, member of the Grand Commandery Knights Templars Presiding Council of Western, MA and his involvement with the National Ski Association.

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Use & Access

The materials represented in this guide may be accessed through the Rauner Special Collections Library at Dartmouth College. Rauner Library is located in Webster Hall. The materials must be used on-site and may not leave Rauner Library.

Rauner Special Collections Library is open to the public and in most cases no appointment is necessary. The exception is in the case of materials stored off site for which there may be a delay of up to 48 hours in retrieval. Please consult the Access to Collection statement below or contact Rauner Reference.

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Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.

Introduction to the Collection

The papers of Roger F. Langley primarily consist of materials related to his career as an educator. Materials include: teaching notes, research materials, photographs, assignments and course notes from his time as a student in the extension program at Clark University. Also, included is correspondence, invitations, meeting minutes, newsletters and other documents related to his time as member of the Knights Templar and other organizations.


Robert F. Langley was born circa 1901 in Massachusetts. From 1924-1934 Langley served as Athletic Director at the Eaglebrook School in Deerfield, MA. Eaglebrook credits him with being the "father of Eaglebrook skiing" as he established the first ski club. From 1935-1943 Langley continued his career in education and served as the principal and 8th grade teacher at the Margery A. Rice School in Holden, MA. Throughout his life Langley was involved in various organizations: Most notably the National Ski Association of America (currently United States Ski Association USSA) where he served as president and the Grand Commandery, Knights Templar Presiding Council Club of Western, MA. Langley died in 1986. He was entered into the U.S. Skiing Hall of Fame in 1958 and the Canadian Skiing Hall of Fame in 1986.

Series, Box & Folder List

Series 1, Teaching, 1908-1938

Teaching materials relate to Langley's career as an educator at the Eaglebrook School and the Margery A. Rice School. Materials include class notes, research on education and skiing as a school sport. Also included are photographs believed to be from Langley's time at the Eaglebrook School

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Box: 1, Dates: circa 1904-1958

Box: 1

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Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, School pamphlets , 1908-1909
  • Folder: 2, Study of English, manual, 1918
  • Folder: 3, Massachusetts Teaching Federation , 1935-1938
  • Folder: 4, Review of Educational Research , 1938
  • Folder: 5, Skiing as a school sport: Writings and notes , undated
  • Folder: 6, Photographs, undated
  • Folder: 7, Class notes, American Revolution , undated
  • Folder: 8, Class notes, public speaking , undated

Series 2, Organizations/Associations, circa 1904-1958

Organizations/Associations document Langley's involvement in such organizations as the Knights Templar, the National Ski Association, Barre Public Amusement Association, and the Acacia Club. The majority of the materials relate to his time as presiding council member of the Knights Templars of Western, Massachusetts. Materials include correspondence, invitations, newsletters, financials, publications, Langley's ski resume and notes

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Box: 2, Dates: circa 1904-1958

Box: 2

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Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Athol and Petersham, MA pamphlets , 1904-1912
  • Folder: 2, Investing guide , 1923
  • Folder: 3, Barre Public Amusement Association , 1934-1935
  • Folder: 4, Knights Templars, correspondence , 1935-1936
  • Folder: 5, Grand Commandery Knights Templars , 1934-1935
  • Folder: 6, Barre fuel ration cards , 1943-1944
  • Folder: 7, National Ski Association , circa 1935-1958
  • Folder: 8, The Acacia Club, constitution and by-laws , undated

Series 3, Continuing Education, 1932-1937

Continuing Education materials related to Langley's time as a student at Clark University Summer Extension School and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Education University Extension Program. Materials include class notes, course syllabi, assignments and correspondence related to course work

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Box: 3, Dates: 1932-1937

Box: 3

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Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Clark University: Graphics and cartography notes, 1932
  • Folder: 10, Clark University: History of education notes , 1937
  • Folder: 11, Clark University: Psychology notes, undated
  • Folder: 2, Clark University: Modern poetry notes , 1932
  • Folder: 3, Clark University: Geography notes , circa 1933
  • Folder: 4, Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Education: Methods of Teaching Junior High School , 1934
  • Folder: 5, Clark University: Botany notes , 1935
  • Folder: 6, Clark University: Modern continental drama notes, 1935
  • Folder: 7, Clark University: Educational guidance notes , 1935
  • Folder: 8, Clark University: Stagecraft notes , 1935
  • Folder: 9, Modern British drama notes , 1936

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