Scope and Content
Organization and Arrangement
Title: Edwin Augustus Lee Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1922-1965
Collection number: 918
Lee, Edwin Augustus, 1888-1966
17 boxes (8.5 linear ft.)
University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Edwin Augustus Lee (1888-1966) was born in Redding, California. He was the Dean and Professor of the UCLA School of Education
(1940-55). While at UCLA, he expanded the School of Education from a credential program for elementary and secondary teachers
to one offering curricula in many fields and all levels of education. He also established a teacher selection and counseling
service, fought to preserve the University Elementary School, and supported the right of faculty to refuse to sign the loyalty
oath. The collection contains manuscripts and correspondence files of Lee, relating to his career as a California educator
and Dean of the School of Education at UCLA.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department
of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
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Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including
copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds
the copyright and pursue the
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Restrictions on Access
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.
Additional Physical Form Available
A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Department of Special Collections for in-house
consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
- Public Services Division
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- Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
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Provenance/Source of Acquisition
- Gift of Gordon C. Lee, 1966.
- Gift of William W. Lee, 1966.
- Gift of Eugene C. Lee, 1966.
[Identification of item], Edwin Augustus Lee Papers (Collection 918). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young
Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.
Lee was born in 1888, and was a native of Redding, California; graduated from Chico Teachers College; taught and helped build
a vocational curriculum in the San Rafael public schools; MA and Ph.D from Teachers College, Columbia University; taught at
Carnegie Institute for one year and Indiana University for four years; helped organize the American Vocational Association,
and became its first president in 1925; head, Division of Vocational Education at University of California at Berkeley (1921-33);
superintendent of San Francisco schools (1933-36); became Dean and Professor of the UCLA School of Education (1940-55); he
expanded the School from a credential program for elementary and secondary teachers to one offering curricula in many fields
and all levels of education; he established a teacher selection and counseling service, fought to preserve the University
Elementary School, and supported the right of faculty to refuse to sign the loyalty oath; in retirement became coordinator
of Foreign Student Affairs; author of several books, including
Objectives and Problems in Vocational Education (1928) and
As He Sees It: Selected Speeches (1957); he died on May 13, 1966.
Scope and Content
Collection contains manuscripts and correspondence files of Lee, relating to his career as a California educator and Dean
of the School of Education at UCLA. Also includes Lee's speeches and notes for speeches, clippings, pamphlets and other printed
materials, photographs, and photographic slides of songs.
Organization and Arrangement
Arranged in the following series:
- File of correspondence, notes, and manuscripts for addresses, articles, and conferences, 1931-65 (Boxes 1-10).
- Articles and clippings concerning Lee and his activities, photographs, pamphlets and other printed material, and memorabilia
- Activity file, 1944-51 (Box 12).
- Class notes (Box 13).
- Card file of speeches, 1922-57 (Box 14).
- File of notes for speeches (Box 15).
- Slides of songs (Box 16).
As He Sees It--typescript of selected speeches of Lee (Box 17).
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Lee, Edwin Augustus, 1888-1966--Archives.
University of California, Los Angeles. School of Education--Faculty--Archival resources.
Deans (Education)--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources.