Byron Cosby Essays
Ms Collection C7
Record Class: Essays
Creator: Byron CosbyProvenance: UnknownExtent: 0.2 linear feet
Repository: Special Collections Department, Pickler Memorial Library, Truman State University
Processed by: Unknown Keywords: Byron Cosby; Montreal; Fredericksburg; Education; Teaching
Biography: Byron Cosby (February 27, 1878 – February 4, 1961) of Appleton City, MO, earned a Bachelor of Science in Education (1906) and a Master of Arts (1910) at the University of Missouri. After completing his Masters, he joined the faculty of the First District Normal School (later Northeast Missouri State Teachers College, now Truman State University) as Professor of Mathematics. In 1925, he moved from teaching faculty to administration and, as Business Manager, took over the college’s fiscal operations. He left in 1936 to establish a teachers’ agency, The Educational Service Bureau, in Columbia, Missouri.
Byron was an active member of the Missouri State Teachers Association and of the National Education Association. He was on the 1917 committee that organized the Missouri Section of the Mathematics Association of America and was the founder of Alpha Phi Sigma, the national scholastic honorary, on the Northeast campus in 1930. He also contributed the “Teaching of Arithmetic” article for Bufton’s Universal Cyclopedia (1922).
Abstract: This collection consists of seven original typed essays collected in a binder which Cosby wrote while at Northeast Missouri State Teachers College. One is in draft form with handwritten corrections; only two are dated.◙ A Morning in Montreal, Sept 1, 1928 ◙ A Day in Fredericksburg, June 6, 1931 ◙ The Open Door ◙ Religious Leadership ◙ The Teacher ◙ The Teaching Profession – Its Rewards ◙ Wonderways and Leisure Days