Guide to the Lester Emans Papers,​ 1938-​1974

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Overview of the Collection

Special Collections & Archives
McIntyre Library
University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire
P.O.  Box 4004
105 Garfield Ave.
Eau Claire, WI 54702 – 4004
(715) 836-2739

Reference Code: USGZE UHC296

Accession Number: 07-105

Collection Number: University Historical Collection 296

Creators: Emans, Lester

Title: Lester Emans Papers

Dates: 1938-1974

Quantity: 0.8 linear feet (2 archives boxes)

Location of Collection: A10/3d

Languages: Collection materials are in English.

Summary: Professional papers of an administrator at the Wisconsin State College at Eau Claire from 1946-1969.

Biographical / Historical Note

Lester M. Emans was born in Peoria County, Illinois. He graduated from Lawrence College in 1925 and earned his master’s and doctoral degrees in administration and supervision from the University of Wisconsin--Madison. Emans served as an administrator in several Wisconsin schools and was an administrator at UW- Eau Claire from 1946-1969. Positions he held while at UW-Eau Claire include Dean of the School of Education and Dean of Graduate Studies.

Emans served as president of the Wisconsin Association for Student Teaching in 1957 and was chairman of the Wisconsin Commission on Teacher Education and Professional Standards from 1960-1965. He was a past president of the Wisconsin Education Association.   Emans worked in Paraguay from 1953- 1955 with the Technical Assistance Program in Teacher Education sponsored by the U.S. State Department. 

Lester M. Emans died in Madison, Wisconsin on October 29, 1987.

Content Description

The collection consists largely of professional correspondence with the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction and the State College Board of Regents and Emans’s scholarly and professional publications.   The papers also include information about the Wisconsin Association for Student Teaching, as well as job placement reports for new graduates of Eau Claire State Teachers’ College and other Wisconsin State Colleges.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information: Donated to the University Archives prior to March 2006.

Access Restrictions: Collection is open to the public.

Use Restrictions: Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with 17 U.S.C. Copyright not owned by the University of Wisconsin--Eau Claire.

Preferred Citation: Lester Emans Papers, 1938-1974. UHC 296. University Archives and Special Collections.  McIntyre Library.  University of Wisconsin--Eau Claire. Eau Claire, WI.

Processing Note: Processed by Colleen McFarland and Jen Franks in November 2006.

Arrangement: Flat arrangement, alphabetical order.

OCLC #: 177063063 


Personal Names: Emans, Lester -- Archives

Corporate Names:
Wisconsin State University, Eau Claire. School of Education
Wisconsin State University, Eau Claire. Graduate Studies

Subject Terms:
Teachers, Training of – Wisconsin
College administrators – Wisconsin – Eau Claire – Archives

Genre Terms:
School records

Detailed List of Contents

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Box 1/ Folder 1Board of State College Regents- Correspondence and Reports1952-1966Box 1/ Folder 2Department of Public Instruction- Correspondence and Reports1958-1962Box 1/ Folder 3Education Brochuresc1945-1960Box 1/ Folder 4Educational Financing Information1939-1949Box 1/ Folder 5Miscellaneous1945-1974Box 1/ Folder 6Placement Reports1942-1962Box 2/ Folder 1Publications and Speeches1945-1960Box 2/ Folder 2Training School Publicity1938-1939Box 2/ Folder 3Wisconsin Association for Student Teaching Materials1958-1966