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G. Lester Anderson papers (Part III)

 Collection — Box: 1-5
Identifier: 17/F/454
The G. Lester Anderson papers span the period 1951 to 1976, when Anderson was an administrator and faculty member at the University of Buffalo (1951-1968) and Pennsylvania State University (1969-1976). The papers include correspondence, handwritten and typescript drafts of papers and speeches, reprints, reports, bibliographies, newspaper clippings, photographs, news releases and materials for courses. His work centered on the organization and administration of higher education, on higher education in the United States, England and Paraguay and on education for the professions. Of particular interest are working papers for his study of the merger of the University of Buffalo with the State University of New York, his correspondence and reports on the Paraguay Project and materials collected for his study of higher education in England.

Dates

  • 1951-1974

Creator

Language of Materials

Collection material in English.

Terms of Access

The G. Lester Anderson papers, 1951-1974, are open for research.


Please note: This collection is stored off-site. Access to collection requires 3 business days’ notice. Contact University Archives at (716) 645-2916 or lib-archives@buffalo.edu to schedule an appointment.

Copyright

Copyright of papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns. Researchers must obtain the written permission of the holder(s) of copyright and the University Archives before publishing quotations from materials in the collection. Most papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures unless otherwise specified.

Extent

7.5 Linear Feet (5 cartons)

Overview

Papers of G. Lester Anderson including correspondence, drafts of papers and speeches, reprints, reports, bibliographies, clippings, photos, and other materials relating to Anderson's role as a consultant to various institutions of higher education. Also includes his working papers for his study of the merger of the University of Buffalo with the State University of New York, and his association with various other organizations.

Chronology

1911
Born February 4, Chadron, Nebraska
1928
Diploma, Chadron High School
1928-1929
Attended University of Nebraska
1932
A.B. Magna Cum Laude, Nebraska State Teachers College (English)
1932-1935
High School Principal, Haigler, Nebraska
1935-1937
High School Principal, Gordon, Nebraska
1937
M.A., Colorado State College of Education
1937-1938
Superintendent of Schools, Hay Springs, Nebraska
1938-1941
Research Assistant, University of Minnesota
1941
Ph.D., University if Minnesota
1941-1945
Assistant Professor of Education, University of Minnesota
1941-1946
Director of Student Teaching and Director of University High School, University of Minnesota
1945-1948
Associate Professor, University of Minnesota
1948-1949
Professor, University of Minnesota
1949-1951
Dean of Teacher Education, Municipal Colleges of New York City
1951-1955
Dean of Administration and Professor, University of Buffalo
1955-1965
Vice Chancellor for Educational Affairs, University of Buffalo
1965-1968
Acting Chairman, Department of Higher Education, State University of New York at Buffalo
1965-1968
Acting Chairman, Office of Institutional Research, State University of New York at Buffalo
1966-1969
Distinguished Service Professor of Higher Education, State University of New York at Buffalo
1969-1976
Professor of Higher Education and Director of the Center for the Study of Higher Education, Pennsylvania State University
1976
Retired; Emeritus Professor and Emeritus Director, Pennsylvania State University
1976
Emeritus Professor of Higher Education, State University of New York at Buffalo

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in eight series: I. Biographical information, II. Correspondence, III. Speeches, IV. Professional papers, V. Reports, VI. Special projects, VII. Course materials, and VIII. Printed and mimeographed materials.

Acquisition Information

Donated to the University Archives by G. Lester Anderson, July 8, 1976 and August 29, 1977.

Accruals and Additions

No further accruals are expected to this collection.

Related Resources

7/1/265 G. Lester Anderson papers (Part I), 1951-1964
17/F/406 G. Lester Anderson papers (Part II), 1969-1975

Processing Information

Collection processed by Archives Staff
Finding aid encoded by Danielle White.

Creator

Source

Title
Finding Aid for the G. Lester Anderson papers (Part III)
Status
completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by Archives staff.
Date
2006
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives Repository

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