Hugh S. Bird was a member of the group of faculty at William & Mary known as the Seven Wise Men. Bird was hired in 1888, at the age of nineteen, to serve as the professor of pedagogics (or the study of being a teacher). When the curriculum was changed in 1898, he began to teach philosophy as well as pedagogics. He was the first of the Seven Wise Men to leave William & Mary, resigning in 1904.
Material in the Special Collections Research Center
- University Archives Photograph Collection
- William Booth Taliaferro Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, William & Mary.
- Office of the President, Lyon Gardiner Tyler Records, Special Collections Research Center, Earl Gregg Swem Library, William & Mary.
- Godson, et al. The College of William & Mary: A History. Williamsburg, Va.: King and Queen Press, Society of the Alumni, College of William & Mary in Virginia.