Finding Aid for the Jesse Fonda Millspaugh Papers, ca. 1879-1937, bulk 1879-1919

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Finding Aid for the Jesse Fonda Millspaugh Papers, ca. 1879-1937, bulk 1879-1919

Collection number: 174

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA

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  • Manuscripts 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
  • URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Jesse Fonda Millspaugh Papers,
Date (inclusive): ca. 1879-1937, bulk 1879-1919
Collection number: 174
Creator: Millspaugh, Jesse Fonda, 1855-1919
Extent: 5 boxes (2.5 linear ft.) 1 oversize box
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Jesse Fonda Millspaugh (1855-1919) was an educator in Salt Lake City, Utah and Winona, Minnesota before relocating to California where he was president (1904-17) and president emeritus (1917-19) of the Los Angeles State Normal School, dean of the Southern Branch of University of California (1919), and a member of the California State Board of Education (1904-12). The collection consists correspondence, drafts of speeches, articles, and programs relating to Millspaugh's career as an educator in Salt Lake City, Utah, Winona, Minnesota, and Los Angeles, California.
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.

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Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of Mary C. and Winnefred Millspaugh, 1953 and 1962.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Jesse Fonda Millspaugh Papers (Collection 174). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Biography

Millspaugh was born June 18, 1855 in Battle Creek, Michigan; BA, University of Michigan, 1879; MD, University of Pennsylvania, 1883; principal, Frankfort (Indiana) High School (1879-81) and Salt Lake Collegiate Institute (1883-90); superintendent of public schools, Salt Lake City, 1890-99; member, Utah State Board of Education, 1895-99; president, Winona (Minnesota) State Normal school (1899-1904); president, Los Angeles State Normal School (1904-17) and president emeritus (1917-19); dean, Southern Branch of University of California, 1919; member, California State Board of Education, 1904-12; died December 12, 1919 in Los Angeles.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of Millspaugh's personal correspondence as well as correspondence to his family and Elizabeth Evangeline Keppie after his death. Also includes drafts of speeches, articles, and programs relating to Millspaugh's career as an educator in Salt Lake City, Utah, Winona, Minnesota, and Los Angeles, California. Includes material and memorabilia from the Vermont Ave. campus of Los Angeles State Normal School and the beginnings of the University of California Southern Branch campus (now UCLA).

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in the following series:
  1. Millspaugh family correspondence (ca. 1879-1937).
  2. Articles, speeches, and notes.
  3. Memorabilia and Los Angeles State Normal School.
  4. Photographs of Vermont Ave. campus and publication: In appreciation, Jesse F. Millspaugh's life.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Millspaugh, Jesse Fonda, 1855-1919--Archives.
Keppie, Elizabeth E. (Elizabeth Evangeline), b. 1878--Correspondence.
University of California, Los Angeles--Faculty--Archival resources.
State Normal School, Los Angeles (Calif.)--Faculty--Archival resources.
School administrators--United States--Archival resources.
College presidents--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources.

Related Material

State Normal School, Los Angeles (California). President's Office. Administrative files of Jesse F. Millspaugh, 1906-1919. Available at University Archives, UCLA.

Container List

 

Correspondence. ca. 1879-1937

Physical Description: (10 folders)
Box 1, Folder 1

Jesse F. Millspaugh--correspondence. 1879-1898.

Scope and Content Note

Letters of recommendation on Jesse F. Millspaugh's behalf for the position of President, Winona State Normal School, Winona, Minnesota.
Box 1, Folder 2

Jesse F. Millspaugh--correspondence. 1898-1899.

Scope and Content Note

Re: his resignation from Salt Lake Schools and appointment as President, Winona State Normal School.
Box 1, Folder 3

Jesse F. Millspaugh--correspondence. 1901-1916.

Scope and Content Note

Re: Sinona State & Los Angeles State Normal Schools. Also: personal correspondence with friends.
Box 1, Folder 4

Jesse F. Millspaugh--correspondence. 1917-1918.

Scope and Content Note

Re: his retirement and appointment as President Emeritus, Los Angeles State Normal School.
Box 1, Folder 5

Jesse F. Millspaugh--correspondence. 1898-1919.

Scope and Content Note

Outgoing correspondence, drafts and copies.
Box 1, Folder 6

Jesse F. Millspaugh.

Scope and Content Note

Letters to the Millspaugh family upon the death of Jesse F. Millspaugh.
Box 1, Folder 7

Jesse F. Millspaugh.

Scope and Content Note

Letters to the Millspaugh family upon the death of Jesse F. Millspaugh.
Box 1, Folder 8

Jesse F. Millspaugh.

Scope and Content Note

Memorials and resolutions following Jesse F. Millspaugh's death, including Ernest Carroll Moore's speech.
Box 1, Folder 9

Jesse F. Millspaugh.

Scope and Content Note

Letters to Mary C. Millspaugh. 1900-1937.
Box 1, Folder 10

Jesse F. Millspaugh

Scope and Content Note

Elizabeth E. Keppie, correspondence. 1918-1931.
 

Articles, Speeches, and Notes by Jesse F. Millspaugh--Arranged by Title

Physical Description: (28 folders)
Box 2, Folder 1

The Complete Education.

Box 2, Folder 2

Coöperation Between Home and School in the Education of the Child.

Box 2, Folder 3

Four lectures at State Normal School [Winona]. June 1899.

Box 2, Folder 4

The Educational Value of Music.

Box 2, Folder 5

Eulogy for Miss Jacobs [physical education teacher].

Box 2, Folder 6

Expressive Activities.

Box 2, Folder 7

Some Extra-Professional Qualifications of Teachers.

Box 2, Folder 8

General Truths Connected with Teaching.

Box 2, Folder 9

Giving Reality to Teaching.

Box 2, Folder 10

History of Education, Ethical Value of History.

Box 2, Folder 11

The Industrial Movement in Education.

Box 2, Folder 12

Is There Still a Place for Mathematics in Secondary School?

Box 2, Folder 13

Manual Training.

Box 2, Folder 14

The Meaning of Freedom (earlier version of folder 15).

Box 2, Folder 15

The Meaning of Freedom: A Commencement Sermon.

Box 2, Folder 16

The Meaning of Peace.

Box 2, Folder 17

Mechanical Teaching.

Box 2, Folder 18

Modern Concepts of Patriotism.

Box 2, Folder 19

The Most Important Thing in Teaching.

Box 2, Folder 20

National Preparedness.

Box 2, Folder 21

The Need for More Men for Our Public Schools.

Box 2, Folder 22

Need of a School for Truants.

Box 2, Folder 23

Need of Convictions and Emotions.

Box 2, Folder 24

New Ideals of Patriotism.

Box 2, Folder 25

The New Patriotism.

Box 2, Folder 26

Notes on Intellectual Treasures Inherited from the Past.

Box 2, Folder 27

On the Use of Slang.

Box 2, Folder 28

Opening Address.

 

Articles, Speeches, and Notes by Jesse F. Millspaugh--Arranged by Title

Physical Description: (21 folders)
Box 3, Folders 1-3

Papers written by Jesse F. Millspaugh while he was a student.

Box 3, Folder 4

The passing of former President Pierce.

Box 3, Folder 5

The Personal Touch in Teaching.

Box 3, Folder 6

Preparation of Teachers from the Standpoint of the Normal School.

Box 3, Folder 7

Professional Training of Teachers.

Box 3, Folder 8

The Public Schools and Training for Citizenship.

Box 3, Folder 9

The Pupil Himself.

Box 3, Folder 10

Relations Between Citizenship and Education.

Box 3, Folder 11

Religious Instruction in Public Schools.

Box 3, Folder 12

Remarks on Return After Illness.

Box 3, Folder 13

School Diseases.

Box 3, Folder 14

School Incentives.

Box 3, Folder 15

Selfhood Through Service: a Baccalaureate Address.

Box 3, Folder 16

September 8, 1911.

Box 3, Folder 17

Sociology's Demand Upon the Schools (earlier version of folder 18).

Box 3, Folder 18

Sociology's Demand Upon the Schools.

Box 3, Folder 19

Some Remarks on the Achievement of this Normal School (Los Angeles).

Box 3, Folder 20

Some Raw Material for the Building of a Faculty Creed.

Box 3, Folder 21

Some Things Fundamental in Kindergarten Practice.

 

Articles, Speeches, and Notes by Jesse F. Millspaugh; Articles and Newspaper Clippings About Jesse F. Millspaugh

Physical Description: (17 folders)
Box 4, Folder 1

The Teacher's Attitude Toward Child Study.

Box 4, Folder 2

Teaching Little Children to Read.

Box 4, Folder 3

The Teaching of Science in Elementary Schools.

Box 4, Folder 4

Tendencies of Modern Education.

Box 4, Folder 5

Textbook and Oral Instruction.

Box 4, Folder 6

To the Alma Mater.

Box 4, Folder 7

The Trend of Modern Educational Thought.

Box 4, Folder 8

True Education Dependent Upon Presence of Both Men and Women in Teaching Corps.

Box 4, Folder 9

Utilitarian View of Education.

Box 4, Folder 10

What Ought One's Education to Mean?

Box 4, Folder 11

Untitled material.

Box 4, Folder 12

Untitled notes.

Box 4, Folder 13

Untitled material and miscellaneous notes.

Box 4, Folder 14

Jesse F. Millspaugh--vitae and picture.

Box 4, Folder 15

Jesse F. Millspaugh Bill: A teacher's college for California.

Box 4, Folder 16

Two articles on Jesse F. Millspaugh's life and career by D.H. Christensen.

Box 4, Folder 17

Obiturary notices, memorials, retrospective articles.

 

Memorabilia and Los Angeles State Normal School

Physical Description: (7 folders)
Box 5, Folder 1

Newspaper clippings: the Salt Lake years (1890-1900) and the Winona years (1900-1904).

Box 5, Folder 2

Newspaper clippings: the Los Angeles years (1904-1919).

Box 5, Folder 3

Los Angeles Normal School memorabilia ca. 1902-1920.

Box 5, Folder 4

Expression of appreciation from Los Angeles Normal School teachers for Jesse F. Millspaugh.

Box 5, Folder 5

Scrapbook presented to Jesse F. Millspaugh by Los Angeles Normal School students. 1915.

Box 5, Folder 6

UCLA dedication of Westwood campus.

Box 5, Folder 7

Cards, invitations, etc.

Oversize Box 6

In Appreciation, Jesse F. Millspaugh's Life. With photographs of Los Angeles State Normal School, Vermont Avenue Campus.