Scope and Content
Title: Charles Wilkin Waddell papers
Date (inclusive): 1909-1956
Collection number: 193
Charles Wilkin Waddell.
2 boxes (1.0 linear ft.)
Abstract: Charles Wilkin Waddell was an educator and scholar whose emphasis was on the education of teachers. He served as the director
of the training department at the Los Angeles Normal School and continued as a professor of education when the school became
the University of California at Los Angeles. The collection consists of correspondence and papers relating to the organization,
history, and work of the UCLA Elementary Training School.
Language: Finding aid is written in
University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections
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[Identification of item], Charles Wilkin Waddell papers (Collection Number 193). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles
E. Young Research Library, UCLA.
Charles Wilkin Waddell was born on March 6, 1875 near Taylorsville, Illinois. He attended primary and secondary school in
Illinois and began his college coursework at Monmouth College before transferring to Colorado State Teachers College where
he received a B.A. in 1903 and a M.A. in 1903. He then attended Clark University and received a PhD in psychology in 1905.
After receiving his degree he taught and served as school superintendent at the Colorado State Normal School. In 1917, he
moved to Los Angeles to become head of the training department at the Los Angeles State Normal School. When the school transitioned
to become part of the University of California at Los Angeles, he served as professor of education and director of training
department until his retirement in 1945. He died at the age of 86 on April 24, 1961 in Los Angeles.
Scope and Content
Collection consists of notes, correspondence, lectures and manuscripts on the subject of education and teacher training. Also
included are some notes and comments on the University of California at Los Angeles elementary school.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Waddell, Charles W. (Charles Wilkin), b. 1875 --Archives.
University of California, Los Angeles. University Elementary School.
Teacher educators --California --Los Angeles --Archival resources.