Jump to Content

Collection Guide
Collection Title:
Collection Number:
Get Items:
Inventory of the Elmer W. Learn Reports and Speeches
MC126  
View entire collection guide What's This?
PDF (77.98 Kb) HTML
Search this collection
Collection Details
 
Table of contents What's This?
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Related Material
  • Indexing Terms
  • Access
  • Processing Information
  • Preferred Citation
  • Publication Rights

  • Creator: Learn, Elmer W. (Elmer Warner), 1929-
    Title: Elmer W. Learn Reports and Speeches
    Date (inclusive): 1966-1984
    Extent: 0.2 linear feet
    Abstract: Elmer W. Learn (1929- ) served as Executive Vice-Chancellor at the University of California, Davis from 1969-1984. The collection contains copies of sixteen of Learn's speeches and reports discussing university management needs and techniques.
    Physical location: Researchers should contact Special Collections to request collections, as many are stored offsite.
    Repository: University of California, Davis. General Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
    Davis, California 95616-5292
    Collection number: MC126
    Language of Material: Collection materials in English.

    Biography

    Elmer Warner Learn was born in Sayre, Pennsylvania in 1929. He received his B.S. (1950), M.S. (1951), and Ph.D (1957) in Agricultural Economics from Pennsylvania State University.
    After completing his Ph.D, Learn accepted a position in the Department of Agricultural Economics at the University of Minnesota. From 1964-1969, Learn served as Assistant to the President and Coordinator of Planning and Director of Planning and Executive Assistant to the President at the University of Minnesota.
    Learn came to the University of California, Davis in 1969 to fill the newly created position of Executive Vice Chancellor, which focused on fiscal planning and the day to day operations of the campus. He served as Executive Vice Chancellor until 1984 when he stepped down and returned to teaching in the Agricultural Economics Department. He retired from teaching in 1992.
    Sources:
    Oral history interview with Elmer Learn, Executive Vice Chancellor, 1969-1984: February 3 and February 10, 1993, Davis, California , conducted by Susan E. Douglass. Sacramento, Calif.: Oral History Program, California State University, Sacramento, 1993.
    Scheuring, Ann. Abundant Harvest: The History of the University of California, Davis. Davis: The Regents of the University of California, 2001.

    Scope and Content

    The collection contains copies of sixteen of Learn's speeches and reports discussing university management needs and techniques. Some of the speeches and reports are in draft form.

    Arrangement of the Collection

    Arranged alphabetically by title.

    Related Material

    Special Collections holds both printed and audiovisual oral histories of Elmer Learn:
    Oral history interview with Elmer Learn, Executive Vice Chancellor, 1969-1984: February 3 and February 10, 1993, Davis, California , conducted by Susan E. Douglass. Sacramento, Calif.: Oral History Program, California State University, Sacramento, 1993.
    AR-074 #43, Elmer Learn oral history conducted by James H. Meyer for the University of California, Davis Emeriti Association Video History Project, November 8, 1995.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Learn, Elmer W. (Elmer Warner), 1929---Archives
    University of California, Davis--History

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Processing Information

    Sara Gunasekara processed these papers and created and encoded this finding aid.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Elmer W. Learn Reports and Speeches, MC126, Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright is protected by the copyright law, chapter 17, of the U.S. Code. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.