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Finding Aid for the Edwin Augustus Lee Papers, 1922-1965
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Description
Edwin Augustus Lee (1888-1966) was born in Redding, California. He was the Dean and Professor of the UCLA School of Education (1940-55). While at UCLA, he expanded the School of Education from a credential program for elementary and secondary teachers to one offering curricula in many fields and all levels of education. He also established a teacher selection and counseling service, fought to preserve the University Elementary School, and supported the right of faculty to refuse to sign the loyalty oath. The collection contains manuscripts and correspondence files of Lee, relating to his career as a California educator and Dean of the School of Education at UCLA.
Background
Lee was born in 1888, and was a native of Redding, California; graduated from Chico Teachers College; taught and helped build a vocational curriculum in the San Rafael public schools; MA and Ph.D from Teachers College, Columbia University; taught at Carnegie Institute for one year and Indiana University for four years; helped organize the American Vocational Association, and became its first president in 1925; head, Division of Vocational Education at University of California at Berkeley (1921-33); superintendent of San Francisco schools (1933-36); became Dean and Professor of the UCLA School of Education (1940-55); he expanded the School from a credential program for elementary and secondary teachers to one offering curricula in many fields and all levels of education; he established a teacher selection and counseling service, fought to preserve the University Elementary School, and supported the right of faculty to refuse to sign the loyalty oath; in retirement became coordinator of Foreign Student Affairs; author of several books, including Objectives and Problems in Vocational Education (1928) and As He Sees It: Selected Speeches (1957); he died on May 13, 1966.
Extent
17 boxes (8.5 linear ft.)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.