Nolte, Julius M. (Julius Mosher), 1894-1964

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Julius Mosher Nolte, A.B. Yale University (1917), LL.B. University of Minnesota (1937). Director of the Center for Continuing Education (1937-1943) and Director and Dean of the General Extension Division (1943-1963) at the University of Minnesota. Expert in the field of adult continuing education.

Julius M. Nolte was born in Duluth, Minnesota on August 21, 1894. He earned his A.B. in 1917 from Yale University and his LL.B. in 1937 from the University of Minnesota. Nolte was an instructor at the University of Minnesota's Duluth campus extension division from 1922-1934, in the subjects of English literature, history, government and Shakespeare. In 1934, Nolte came to Minneapolis to work for the Municipal Reference Bureau (1934-1937); he also taught extension classes on a part-time basis for the University. In 1937 he was hired by the University as the director of the Center of Continuing Education and in 1943 was appointed as director of the general extension division. He served in this capacity until 1946, when he was named dean of the extension division. From 1947-1949, Nolte served as director of the Minnesota Territorial Centennial. He was a member of the American Bar Association, the Fork Arts Foundation of America, the League of Minnesota Municipalities, United States National Commission for UNESCO, Armed Forces Education Program Committee of the U.S. Department of Defense, National University Extension Association, Center for the Study of Liberal Education for Adults, and consulted with many universities on continuing education initiatives.

Julius Nolte retired from the University of Minnesota in 1963 as dean emeritus, and died on January 15, 1965. On November 14, 1965, the Center for Continuing Study at the University of Minnesota was renamed the Nolte Center for Continuing Education in recognition of Nolte's contributions to the field.

From the guide to the Julius M. Nolte papers, 1920-1966, (University of Minnesota Libraries. University of Minnesota Archives [uarc])

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Minnesota Statehood Centennial Commission. Administrative files, 1954-1959, 1983. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
creatorOf Minnesota Territorial Centennial Committee. Minnesota territorial centennial files, 1945-1950. Minnesota Historical Society Library
creatorOf Folk Arts Foundation of America (Saint Paul, Minn.). Folk Arts Foundation records, 1943-1965. Minnesota Historical Society Library
referencedIn Administrative files., 1954-1959, 1983. Minnesota Historical Society
referencedIn Charles M. Nolte Papers, 1907-2010 University of Minnesota Libraries. Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection in Gay, Lesbian, Bi-Sexual and Transgender Studies [scrbt]
referencedIn August Charles Krey Papers, 1887-1961. University of Minnesota Libraries. University Archives [uarc]
referencedIn Minnesota territorial centennial files., 1945-1950. Minnesota Historical Society
creatorOf Julius M. Nolte papers, 1920-1966 University of Minnesota Libraries. University of Minnesota Archives. [uarc]
creatorOf University of Minnesota. Letters, 1937-1960, to Lewis Mumford. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn National University Extension Association (NUEA) Records, 1924-1972 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
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associatedWith Folk Arts Foundation of America (Saint Paul, Minn.). corporateBody
associatedWith Krey, August Charles, 1887-1961 person
associatedWith Minnesota Statehood Centennial Commission. corporateBody
associatedWith Minnesota Territorial Centennial Committee. corporateBody
associatedWith National University Extension Association corporateBody
associatedWith Nolte, Charles M. person
associatedWith University of Minnesota. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Continuing education
University extension


Birth 1894

Death 1964



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