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Mode L. Stone Collection

Identifier: HP 2011-018

Scope and Contents

Items belonging to FSU professor (1946-1973) and Dean of Education (1956-1967).  Items include correspondence, programs, booklets, photographs, slides and personal papers.


  • Created: 1940-1978
  • Other: Date acquired: 05/24/2011


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to all researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

To request permission to quote, publish, broadcast or otherwise reproduce from the archives, please contact Heritage & University Archives, Florida State University Libraries, Tallahassee, Florida. Researchers must obtain separate permission from the copyright holders of material held within University Archives collections for which the institution does not hold copyright.

Biographical or Historical Information

Dr. Mode L. Stone, a native of Blountstown, Florida was born in 1902.  He took the state teacher's examination in 1922 and began teaching without a high school diploma.  While teaching his first year of high school in Greensboro, he was required to play on the football team.  In 1923 he attended Locust Grove Institute in Georgia and earned both his high school diploma as well as two years of college credit.  He received a scholarship and attended the University of Florida in 1926.  After graduating as valedictorian he became principal at Leon High School.  He joined the Navy during world War II.  He earned his M.A. degree from Columbia University and his Ph.D. from George Peabody College.  He joined the faculty at FSU in 1946 as professor of school administration.  In 1951 he became dean of the College of Education, a position he held until 1956.  While he was dean he helped to establish the Southern Scholarship and Research Foundation at Florida State.  He retired form the faculty in 1973, and died in 1979.


1.00 boxes

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Source of Acquisition

Donated by Nancy Stone Thompson

Processing Information

21 June 2011

Mode L. Stone Collection
Christine Bethke
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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

116 Honors Way
PO Box 3062047
Tallahassee FL 32306-2047 US