Coffman, Lotus Delta, 1875-1938

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Lotus Delta Coffman came to the University of Minnesota in 1915 as Dean of the College of Education. He became president of the University in 1920, serving until his death in 1938.

From the description of Lotus Delta Coffman papers, 1907-1939. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 63314350

Lotus Coffman was born in Salem, Indiana in 1875. He graduated from Indiana University (AB 1905), (MA 1910) and Columbia University (Ph.D. 1911). He was a professor of education at Columbia from 1912- 1915. He came to the University of Minnesota in 1915 as dean of the College of Education, became president of the University in 1920, and served until his death on September 22, 1938. His presidency was marked by widespread expansion of the University including the creation of the General College, University College, the Center for Continuation Study, the University Art Gallery and the first University-based radio station. Coffman wrote several books, such as The State University, and Freedom Through Education, on the subjects of the social, cultural and recreational needs of university students, faculty and staff.

From the guide to the Lotus Delta Coffman papers, 1907-1939, (University of Minnesota Libraries. University Archives [uarc])

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referencedIn Department of Chemistry papers, 1880-1980 University of Minnesota Libraries. University Archives [uarc]
creatorOf Baldishol Committee (Minneapolis, Minn.). Baldishol Committee records, 1925-1926. Minnesota Historical Society Library
creatorOf Haas, William, 1884-. William Haas papers, 1917-1962. Minnesota Historical Society Library
creatorOf Orr, Charles Noah, 1877-1949. Charles Noah Orr papers, [undated] and 1896-1949. Minnesota Historical Society Library
creatorOf Wheelock, H. M. (Harry M.), 1859-1939. Harry M. Wheelock and family papers, 1895-1936. Minnesota Historical Society Library
referencedIn Central Files records, 1851-1991, (bulk 1920s-1970s) University of Minnesota Libraries. University Archives [uarc]
referencedIn History of Indiana University, 1968-1981 Indiana University, Bloomington. Center for the Study of History and Memory
referencedIn David Ferdinand Swenson papers, 1912-1978 University of Minnesota Libraries. University Archives [uarc]
creatorOf Countryman, Gratia A. (Gratia Alta), 1866-1953. Gratia A. Countryman and family papers, 1861-1953. Minnesota Historical Society Library
referencedIn Engineering Bookstore papers, 1919-1957 University of Minnesota Libraries. University Archives [uarc]
referencedIn William Watts Folwell Papers, 1856-1929 University of Minnesota Libraries. University Archives [uarc]
referencedIn William Richardson Bagley papers., 1923-1972. Minnesota Historical Society
referencedIn Walter, Frank Keller, 1874-1945. Papers, 1900-1945. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Burnquist, J. A. A. (Joseph Alfred Arner), 1879-1961. J. A. A. Burnquist papers, 1884-1961. Minnesota Historical Society Library
referencedIn Alexander G. Ruthven Papers, 1901-1961, 1906-1951 Bentley Historica Library University of Michigan
referencedIn Office of the Vice President for Academic Administration papers, 1932-1963 University of Minnesota Libraries. University Archives [uarc]
creatorOf Swift, Fletcher Harper, 1876-1947. Fletcher Harper Swift papers, [ca. 1907-1947]. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Department of Pharmacology papers, 1923-1944 University of Minnesota Libraries. University Archives [uarc]
referencedIn Walter, Frank Keller, 1874-1945. Papers, 1900-1945. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Office of the President records, 1908-2004 University of Minnesota Libraries. University Archives [uarc]
creatorOf Lotus Delta Coffman papers, 1907-1939 University of Minnesota Libraries. University Archives [uarc]
referencedIn Jessup, Walter Albert, 1877-1944. Address, 1940. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Minnesota Alumni Association records, 1881-1990 University of Minnesota Libraries. University Archives [uarc]
creatorOf Excelsior Fruit Growers Association (Excelsior, Minn.). Association records, 1900-1969. Minnesota Historical Society Library
referencedIn College of Pharmacy papers, 1892-1963 University of Minnesota Libraries. University Archives [uarc]
referencedIn Frederick Klaeber papers, 1917, 1928-1956 University of Minnesota Libraries. University Archives [uarc]
referencedIn Institute of Technology papers, 1933-1945, 1954-1961 University of Minnesota Libraries. University Archives [uarc]
referencedIn University of Minnesota. Vice President for Business Administration. Central Files records, 1851-1991 (bulk 1920s-1970s). University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Rutgers University. Office of the President. Records of the John Martin Thomas Administration, 1902-1932, 1925-1930 (bulk). Rutgers University
creatorOf Edgar, William C. (William Crowell), 1856-1932. William C. Edgar and family papers, 1832-1949. Minnesota Historical Society Library
referencedIn August Charles Krey Papers, 1887-1961. University of Minnesota Libraries. University Archives [uarc]
referencedIn Association records., 1900-1969. Minnesota Historical Society
creatorOf Coffman, Lotus Delta, 1875-1938. Lotus Delta Coffman papers, 1907-1939. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Office of the Vice President for Business Administration papers, 1900-1970, (bulk 1938-1963) University of Minnesota Libraries. University Archives [uarc]
referencedIn Gratia A. Countryman and family papers., 1861-1953. Minnesota Historical Society
referencedIn Fred Beal Snyder papers, 1912-1950 University of Minnesota Libraries. University Archives [uarc]
referencedIn Klaeber, Fr. (Friedrich), 1863-1954. Frederick Klaeber papers, 1917, 1928-1956. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn North East Neighborhood House records., 1889-1961, 2002-2003. Minnesota Historical Society
referencedIn Folwell, William Watts, 1833-1929. William Watts Folwell papers, ca. 1856-1929. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Inventory to the Records of the Office of the President (John Martin Thomas), 1902-1932 (inclusive), 1925-1930 (bulk) Rutgers Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Guy Stanton Ford papers, 1885-1965 University of Minnesota Libraries. University Archives [uarc]
creatorOf Bagley, William Richardson, b. 1870. William Richardson Bagley papers, 1923-1972. Minnesota Historical Society Library
creatorOf East Side Neighborhood Services, Inc. (Minneapolis, Minn.). North East Neighborhood House records, 1889-1961, 2002-2003. Minnesota Historical Society Library
referencedIn College of Education records, 1914-2006 University of Minnesota Libraries. University Archives [uarc]
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associatedWith Walter, Frank Keller, 1874-1945. person
associatedWith Wheelock, H. M. (Harry M.), 1859-1939. person
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Birth 1875-01-07

Death 1938-09-23

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