Willis H. Wagner. Papers 1941-1983

Collection Overview

Title: Willis H. Wagner. Papers 1941-1983

Record Series: 14/15/02/04

Creator: Willis H. Wagner

Date: 1941-1983

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 Willis H. Wagner Papers, 1941-1983, Archives Record Series 15/05/16, [folder number], University Archives, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa

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Historical Note

Willis H. Wagner (1913-2007) joined the UNI faculty as an instructor in the Department of Industrial Arts in 1945. He enjoyed a distinguished career that included many well-known publications, service in professional associations, and aid work in Viet Nam. He retired as a Professor of Industrial Technology in 1978, though he continued as a part-time faculty member for several years thereafter.


Scope and Content

This collection includes material associated with the preparation of Professor Wagner's publications; correspondence dealing with professional associations; records relating to his Extension Service work; material associated with his aid work in Viet Nam, and a limited number of his publications.

Professor Ronald Bro, a Department of Industrial Technology colleague of Professor Wagner, brought this collection to the University Archives in October 2007. It had been gathered by Professor Wagner's son as he cleaned out his father's house located at the corner of Hudson Road and 31st Street in Cedar Falls. 


Box 1

Correspondence, 1957-1958

Illustrations for publications

Industrial Arts and Vocational Education, March 1948 (includes Wagner article)

Industrial Arts and Vocational Education, March 1954 (includes two Wagner articles)

Industrial Arts for Secondary Schools--Iowa Curriculum Guide, 1948

Standards of Attainment in Industrial Arts Teaching, 1929

Viet Nam experiences


Department of Industrial Arts and Technology, Long Range Planning Committee, report, 1967

Extension Service work, 1945-1947, 1951, 1955, 1957

American Industrial Arts Association, Chicago meeting, 1952

American Industrial Arts Association, Kansas City meeting, 1957

American Industrial Arts Association, History and Archives Committee, 1983

American Industrial Arts Association, International Relations Committee, 1972

Iowa Industrial Education Association, Convention Committee

Processing Information

Material processed and finding aid prepared by University Archivist Gerald L. Peterson in October 2007. Modified: October 25, 2007 (GP). Updated by Library Associate Dave Hoing, January 2018 and April 2018. Linear feet updated on September 15, 2017.

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