Paul C. Packer Papers
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Paul C. Packer, 1921
Scope and Contents
Packer's speeches give an insight into the problems facing an educator of his period. The scrapbooks are personal.
Paul C. Packer was born October 13, 1886, in Salem, Iowa. He taught in rural schools in Henry County, Iowa, from 1905 to 1907. He was principal of the grammar schools in Fort Madison, Iowa, 1910 -- 1913, and held the same position in Iowa City, Iowa, 1913 -- 1917. Mr. Packer earned his BA degree from the State University of Iowa in 1918, and later the same year was appointed director of educational research for the Detroit public schools. From 1919 to 1921 he was assistant superintendent of the Detroit public schools
In 1921 he returned to Iowa City as professor of education at the State University of Iowa. He took his MA from the University of Michigan in 1921 and PhD from Columbia University in 1923. He served as Dean of the College of Education at the State University of Iowa from 1923 until 1946, at which time he became Chancellor of the Oregon state system of higher education. Paul Packer died in Iowa City on August 21, 1964, and was buried in Salem, Iowa.
Folder, "Packer, Paul C.," Faculty and Staff Vertical Files collection (RG 01.15.03)
Records of the Office of the Dean, College of Education (RG 09.01)
Box Contents List
Spitzer, H.F. 1945 -- 1946
Summer Session, College of Education, 1946
Miscellaneous materials, 1945 -- 1946, starting with the letter T
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Van Dyke, L.A., 1945 -- 1946
Free items (not in folders)
---. Published articles
---. Consultant report
---. Personal items; commencement address
Certificate for Doctor of Laws degree, Cornell College
Speeches, 1941 -- 1942
Speeches, various years, not all by Packer
Book manuscript, Public School Plant Problems
Speeches, two folders
Speeches, 1935 -- 1936
Scrapbook, personal items
Philippine Islands pamphlet
Scrapbook, newspaper clippings
Report on a library study
Photographs and newspaper clippings of Philippine Island's festival