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Phillips Exeter Academy History: Selected Bibliography

A guide to various aspects of the history of the Phillips Exeter Academy, provided by the Academy Archives.

Phillips Exeter Academy


Bell, Charles H. Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire: A Historical Sketch. Exeter, NH: William B. Morrill, 1883.

The Charter and Constitution of Phillips Exeter Academy, Together with the First, Second, and Third Amendments and the Bylaws of the Trustees.Exeter, NH: The Phillips Exeter Academy Press, 1980.

Cole, Donald B. and Robert H. Cornell (eds.). Respecting the Pupil: Essays on Teaching Able Students. Exeter, NH: The Phillips Exeter Academy Press, 1981.

Crosbie, Laurence M. The Phillips Exeter Academy: A History. Norwood, MA: The Plimpton Press (for The Academy), 1923.

Cunningham, Frank H. Familiar Sketches of The Phillips Exeter Academy and Surroundings. Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1883.

Curwen, Henry Darcy (ed.). Exeter Remembered. Exeter, NH: Phillips Exeter Academy, 1965.

Echols, Edward C. (ed.). The Phillips Exeter Academy. Exeter, NH: The Phillips Exeter Academy Press, 1970.

Eggers, Barbara et al. (eds.). Transitions: Exeter Remembered, 1961-1987. Exeter, NH: Phillips Exeter Academy, 1990.

Gambee, Robert. Exeter Impressions. New York: Hastings House, 1980.

Heskel, Julia. After the Harkness gift : a history of Phillips Exeter Academy since 1930. Hanover, NH : University Press of New England, 2008.

Kellogg, Warren N. No Gold Footballs: A Study of the Physical Education Program at Phillips Exeter Academy. New York: Twayne Publishers, 1954.

Saltonstall, William G. Lewis Perry of Exeter: A Gentle Memoir. New York: Atheneum, 1980.

Terry, Charles L. (ed.). Knowledge Without Goodness Is Dangerous: Moral Education in Boarding Schools. Exeter, NH: The Phillips Exeter Academy Press, 1981.

Thomas, Jacquelyn H. and Charles L. Terry (eds.). Memorial Minutes: Phillips Exeter Academy, 1936-2002. Exeter, NH: Phillips Exeter Academy, 2002.

Towler, Katherine. "History of Harkness: The Men Behind the Plan." Phillips Exeter Academy, November 2006.

Williams, Myron R. The Story of Phillips Exeter. Exeter, NH: Phillips Exeter Academy, 1957.

Phillips Family

Phillips, Albert Merritt (ed.). Phillips Genealogies; Including the Family of George Phillips, First Minister of Watertown, Mass. ... Also the Families of Ebenezer Phillips, of Southboro, Mass., Thomas Phillips, of Duxbury, Mass., Thomas Phillips, of Marshfield, Mass., John Phillips, of Easton, Mass., James Phillips, of Ipswich, Mass. With Brief Genealogies of Walter Phillips, of Damariscotta, Me., Andrew Phillips of Kittery, Me., Michael, Richard, Jeremy and Jeremiah Phillips, of Rhode Island; and Fragmentary Records, of Early American Families of This Name.... Auburn, MA: Press of C. Hamilton, Worcester, MA, 1885.

General Work on Early Private Schools

McLachlan, James. American Boarding Schools: A Historical Study. New York: Scribner, 1970.