Edward F. Wagner. Papers, 1946-1994

Collection Overview

Title: Edward F. Wagner. Papers, 1946-1994

Record Series: 22/07/06

Creator: Edward F. Wagner

Date: 1946-1994

Extent: 0.417 linear feet, 1 box.

Repository: Special Collections and University Archives, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa.

Language: This material is entirely in English.

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Preferred Citation: [Identification of item] in the Edward F. Wagner Papers, 1946-1994, Archives Record Series 22/07/06, [folder number], University Archives, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa

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Historical Note

Edward Ferdinand Wagner was born and raised in Menomonie, Wisconsin. He received his academic training at the University of Wisconsin in Madison and the University of Wisconsin in Eau Claire. He served in the United States Army in Germany. Following military service, he taught at Viroqua (Wisconsin) High School for a year. He joined the library staff of the Iowa State Teachers College (now the University of Northern Iowa) as a reference librarian in 1958. He served in that capacity, with special responsibilites for Documents, Archives, and Interlibrary Loan at various times during his career, until his retirement in 1994.

Scope and Content

Mr. Wagner collected books for many years. He was most interested in nineteenth and twentieth century botanical material, Midwest history, modern fine press publications, and modern world history. Follwing Mr. Wagner's death, his estate administrators allowed Rod Library staff members Katherine Martin and Gerald Peterson to select books and papers from Mr. Wagner's house. The collection of papers was quite limited, but many books were subsequently added to the Rod Library.

The retirement party photographs offer a good look at Rod Library staff members in 1994. 


Box 1

Folder 1: Photographs

Folder 2: Nuremberg postcards

Folder 3: The Menomonie, 1946 (high school yearbook)

Folder 4: Viroqua (Wisconsin) High School yearbook, 1957

Folder 5: University diplomas

Folder 6: Letters of appointment

Folder 7: Greeting cards

Folder 8: News clippings and cartoons

Folder 9: Retirement

Folder 10: Retirement party photographs

Processing Information

Material processed and finding aid prepared by University Archivist Gerald L. Peterson in June 2009. Updated by Library Associate Dave Hoing, April 2017, October, 2017, and April 2018. Linear feet updated on September 20, 2017.

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