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Finding Aid for the Edwin Augustus Lee Papers, 1922-1965
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Edwin Augustus Lee Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1922-1965
    Collection number: 918
    Creator: Lee, Edwin Augustus, 1888-1966
    Extent: 17 boxes (8.5 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: 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.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    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.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Additional Physical Form Available

    A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Department of Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
    • Public Services Division
    • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
    • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
    • Box 951575
    • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
    • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
    • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    • Gift of Gordon C. Lee, 1966.
    • Gift of William W. Lee, 1966.
    • Gift of Eugene C. Lee, 1966.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Edwin Augustus Lee Papers (Collection 918). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 1973104 

    Biography

    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.

    Scope and Content

    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. Also includes Lee's speeches and notes for speeches, clippings, pamphlets and other printed materials, photographs, and photographic slides of songs.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. File of correspondence, notes, and manuscripts for addresses, articles, and conferences, 1931-65 (Boxes 1-10).
    2. Articles and clippings concerning Lee and his activities, photographs, pamphlets and other printed material, and memorabilia (Box 11).
    3. Activity file, 1944-51 (Box 12).
    4. Class notes (Box 13).
    5. Card file of speeches, 1922-57 (Box 14).
    6. File of notes for speeches (Box 15).
    7. Slides of songs (Box 16).
    8. As He Sees It--typescript of selected speeches of Lee (Box 17).

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Lee, Edwin Augustus, 1888-1966--Archives.
    University of California, Los Angeles. School of Education--Faculty--Archival resources.
    Deans (Education)--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources.