William Watts Folwell Papers 1856-1929


William Watts Folwell Papers 1856-1929

The collection contains the papers of William Watts Folwell, first president of the University of Minnesota.

11 boxes (4.3 cubic feet)



SNAC Resource ID: 6619300

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Minnesota Historical Society

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University of Minnesota. Law School.

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The first lectures in the College of Law were given at the University of Minnesota on September 11, 1888 by Dean William S. Pattee to 27 students in the Hermean room in the basement of Old Main. In 1889, the first law school was erected on campus (now known as Pattee Hall) and by 1894, the College of Law enrolled 320 students, employed 14 lecturers and offered three courses of study, a two-year program offered in the day, a three-year program in the evening, and a one-year graduate ...

Winchell, N. H. (Newton Horace), 1839-1914

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Newton Horace Winchell came to Minnesota in 1872 when the Legislature offered him $1,000 to complete the first geological survey of the state. He was the first person to map Minnesota's geology and mineral deposits; he discovered the valuable low-grade iron ore deposits of the Mesabi and Vermilion ranges. He founded the Minnesota Geological Survey, served as its director for 28 years, and was the first head of the University's geology and geophysics department. From the guide to the ...

Minneapolis Board of Park Commissioners.

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Folwell, William Bainbridge, 1878-1938.

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William Watts Folwell, B.A. (1857), M.A. (1960) Hobart College, NY; LL.D. Racine College (1870), Hobart College (1878). Author of A History of Minnesota . Librarian (1869-1903), professor of political science (1884-1907), and first president of the University of Minnesota (1869-1883). William Watts Folwell was born in Seneca County, NY on February 14, 1833. He attended Hobart College, NY, where he received his undergraduate degree in 1857 and M.A. in 1860. He was awarded...

University of Minnesota. Folwell Hall.

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Shepardson, George Defrees, 1864-1926.

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George DeFrees Shepardson was born in 1864 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He received his B.A. from Denison University (1885), his M. A. in languages from Cornell University (1888), and a Mechanical Engineering degree in 1889. During his sabbatical year in 1912, he earned his Ph.D. from Harvard University. In 1891, Dr. Shepardson accepted a position at the University of Minnesota, where he remained until his death in 1926. He published over 125 articles and several textbooks, and was largely responsible f...

University of Minnesota. Board of Regents

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Mayo Medical School

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Vincent, George E. (George Edgar), 1864-1941

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George E. Vincent was born in Rockford, Illinois. He was associated with the Chautauqua system from 1886 to 1915, and became honorary president of Chautauqua from 1915 to 1937. In addition, he taught at the University of Chicago from 1892 to 1911, and served as Dean of the University of Chicago Faculties of Art, Literature and Science from 1907 to 1911. He was president of the University of Minnesota from 1911 to 1917, leaving to become president of the Rockefeller Foundation from 1917 until 192...

Zeleny, John 1872-

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University of Minnesota. General Extension Division

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In Minnesota, 4-H grew out of the boys and girls clubs movement. Theodore (Dad) Erickson, introduced the first agricultural club in 1904, focusing on teaching boys about corn-growing and culminating in growing competitions. In 1912, Erickson was appointed as the first 4-H club leader in Minnesota, a position he held until 1940. Conservation education was added to programming in the 1920s, with the center of activity at the Leadership Camp at Itasca State park. The public face of 4-H historically...

Mayo, William James, 1861-1939

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Graduate of University of Michigan Medical School. From the description of William James Mayo papers, 1937. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34418409 ...

Pillsbury, John Sargent, 1828-1901

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Minnesota Geological and Natural History Survey.

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University of Minnesota. School of Agriculture

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The School of Agriculture opened on October 18, 1888, on the University Farm in St. Paul, with 17 students registered for the fall term. The School's administrative home was the College of Agriculture, and the School would remain a part of the College's administrative structure throughout its existence. Additional branches of the School of Agriculture were opened in Crookston (1906), Morris (1909), Grand Rapids (1921), and Waseca (1952). At their meeting on May 12, 1960, the Board of Regents, on...

Upham, Warren, 1850-

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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 o...

Zeleny, Anthony, 1870-1947

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Anthony Zeleny was a physicist and teacher at the University of Minnesota. From the description of Anthony Zeleny papers, 1902-1939. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 63313990 Anthony Zeleny was born in Racine, Wisconsin in 1870. He received his B.S. (1892), M.S. (1893) and Ph.D. (1907) from the University of Minnesota. From 1893-1895 he taught high school physics in Jamestown, North Dakota and Minneapolis. In 1895, he joined the facult...

University of Minnesota. Medical School

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The 1851 territorial legislative act establishing the University of Minnesota provided for a Department of Medicine. This department, as originally instituted, was not an educational department but rather a credentialing board that provided examinations and conferred degrees upon physicians who had learned to practice medicine by studying with a preceptor. In April 1887, Percy Millard, Charles Hewitt, D. Hand, and President Cyrus Northrop petitioned the Board of Regents to abolish t...

Firkins, Oscar W., 1864-1932

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Oscar Wilde Firkins was a literary critic and professor of comparative literature at the University of Minnesota. Francis Brown Barton was a professor in the French Dept. at the University. From the description of Oscar Wilde Firkins papers, 1909-1932. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 63300997 Oscar Wilde Firkins was a literary critic and professor of comparative literature at the University of Minnesota. From the description of Oscar W...

Tuttle, James Harvey, 1824-1903

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Eliot, Charles William, 1834-1926

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Eliot served as president of Harvard University (1869-1909). From the description of Correspondence of Charles W. Eliot, 1870-1920. (Harvard Law School Library). WorldCat record id: 234339031 Charles William Eliot (1834-1926) was President of Harvard University from March 12, 1869 to May 19, 1909. He also taught mathematics and chemistry at Harvard University (1858-1863) and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1865-1869). Eliot was one of the most influential educa...

University of Minnesota.

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The West Bank Union at the University of Minnesota was established in 1967 to offer services to students. It took until 1980 for the union to have its own space in Willey Hall, including an auditorium and lounge spaces for students. Student services and facilities were established in the newly constructed West Bank Union skyway, which connected Willey and Blegen Halls. From the guide to the West Bank Union papers, circa 1970s-1980s, (University of Minnesota Libraries. University Arch...

Wirth, Theodore, 1863-1949

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Washburn, F. L. (Frederic Leonard), 1860-1927

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Snyder, Fred Beal, 1859-1951.

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Fred Beal Snyder was a lawyer, and city councilman for Minneapolis, a Minnesota State representative and senator, and a member of the University of Minnesota Board of Regents. From the description of Fred Beal Snyder papers, 1912-1950. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 63291663 Fred Beal Snyder was born on Feb. 21, 1859 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Snyder enrolled in the University of Minnesota preparatory school (forerunner of the Univer...

Bull, Coates Preston, 1872-

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Coates Preston Bull was born in 1872 in Edina Mills, Minnesota. He graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1901, and remained as a professor of Agronomy, except for a term of service for the Red Cross starting in 1918 in Serbia. In addition to teaching, Bull also worked with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture's Weed Program as well as founding the American Society of Agronomy, which led the development of the Crop Improvement Association. He was a member of Sigma Xi, the American Gene...

Buffington, L. S. (Leroy Sunderland), 1847-1931

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Leroy Sunderland Buffington was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1847 and received all of his formal education there. His first employment was with the architectural firm of Hannaford and Anderson, whom he left in 1871 to move with his wife of two years to St. Paul. He entered partnership with Abraham Radcliffe, an established architect, which lasted until 1874 when he moved to Minneapolis and opened an office that he continued to maintain until 1931. He had no partners.In 1880, he was appointed the...

Wulling, Frederick John, 1866-1947.

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Sanford, Maria Louise, 1836-1920

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Maria Sanford was Professor of Rhetoric and Elocution at the University of Minnesota 1880-1909. From the description of Maria Sanford papers, 1869-1922. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 63301117 Born on December 19, 1836 in Saybrook, Connecticut, Maria Sanford attended the Normal School in New Britain, graduating at the age of 19. After graduation, she taught local children in various Connecticut communities until 1871. Since women wer...

Burton, Marion Le Roy, 1874-1925

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President of University of Michigan, 1920-1925. From the description of Marion LeRoy Burton papers, 1895-1925. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 80711269 From the description of Marion LeRoy Burton papers, 1901-1925. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34422205 M. L. Burton was president of the University of Minnesota from 1917 to 1920. From the description of M.L. Burton papers, 1917-1920. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). Wo...

Schaper, William August, 1869-

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Sibley, Henry Hastings, 1811-1891

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American pioneer; first Governor of Minnesota. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Washington, to William L. Marcy, 1853 Mar. 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270664016 Fur trader; soldier; politician; Governor of Minnesota, 1850-1860. From the description of Papers, 1815-1830. (State Historical Society of North Dakota State Archives). WorldCat record id: 17998041 Henry Sibley was a general in the Confederate Army. From the de...

Northrop, Cyrus, 1834-1922

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Professor of Rhetoric and English Literature at Yale. President of the University of Minnesota 1884-1911. From the description of Cyrus Northrop letter to E. C. Stedman [manuscript], 1875 December 29. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 176633269 College president, educator, and public official from Connecticut. From the description of Letter of Cyrus Northrop, 1862. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79454743 Cyrus Northrop was the second presiden...

Countryman, Gratia A. (Gratia Alta), 1866-1953

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Gratia A. Countryman was born in Hastings, Minnesota, November 29, 1866, the daughter of Levi N. and Alta Chamberlain Countryman. She graduated from Hastings High School in 1882 and from the University of Minnesota in 1889. Shortly after graduating from the University she joined the staff of the Minneapolis Public Library. In 1890 she was head cataloger, and in 1903 she was made head librarian, succeeding James K. Hosmer. In 1918, Gratia Countryman adopted a son, Wellington. Aside from her work ...

Coffey, Walter Castella, 1876-1956.

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Walter Coffey was an educator at the University of Illinois and the University of Minnesota, and president of the University of Minnesota and of Hamline University in St. Paul MN. From the description of Walter Castella Coffey papers, 1909-1956. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 63300701 Walter Castella Coffey, B.S. (1906), M.S. (1909), University of Illinois. Dean, Department of Agriculture (1921-1940), President (1941-1945), Universit...

University of Minnesota. Dept. of Agriculture.

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