The Archive Site was started in April of 2009. It grew slowly as photos and memorabilia were downloaded from other existing sites. Then donations started coming in. Materials were borrowed from people who wanted them returned, scanned them and then uploaded them to the site. On June 12th 2010, at our 40th Anniversary Celebration, several people left donations in Dewey's library next to the Archive display. These donations are integrated into the site.
Before this site, there were files in Dewey and in people's attics and basements, but there wasn't a central place to see documents, personal collections and photographs. Dewey was lauded as an important experiment in education, so it is important that it's history is documented.
In April of 2010 The John Dewey Alumni Association generously allowed me to expand the site to double it's initial size. I am now able to scan and post all of the documents that I have in my possession.