University of Northern Colorado, President George Willard Frasier records
Collection Scope and Contents
This collection contains records pertaining to President George Willard Frasier. Records include inauguration invitations, a guestbook, correspondence, speeches, clippings, and audio recordings, including a recording of Frasier's funeral service. Publications the Teachers Journal and Abstracts.
The collection includes a substantial amount of biographical information, including clippings about Frasier's resignation, his obituary, and letters written by his daughter Jane Frasier Smith reminiscing about her childhood. Additionally, Frasier's 1937-1947 and 1948-1958 diaries are available through Digital UNC.
- 1924 - 2001
- Majority of material found within 1924 - 1948
- Frasier, George Willard, 1890-1958 (Person)
- University of Northern Colorado. Office of the President (Organization)
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This collection is open for research.
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More than any other leader, George Willard Frasier (1890-1958) promoted the academic excellence that turned what had become the Colorado State College of Education into a national force in teacher education. During Frasier's tenure (1924-1947), the school became known as the "Columbia of the West". Faculty research, publications and textbooks were highly regarded throughout the nation. Chosen as president at the age of 33 after serving 15 months on the college faculty, Frasier was a remarkable leader, who believed learning should center on students and should stress the experiences they will encounter in the outside world. He was an advocate of progressive education, which became popular in the 1930s.
9.7 Linear Feet (12 boxes)
Language of Materials
This collection contains records pertaining to President George Willard Frasier. Records include inauguration materials, speeches, journals, correspondence, clippings, audio recordings, and Frasier's diaries.
Digital Materials Available
Frasier's 1937-1947 and 1948-1958 diaries are available on Digital UNC at
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- Updated to conform to DACS in 2018.