James E. Perdue Papers
James E. Perdue was a professor, dean, and acting director for the University of Denver College of Arts and Letters as well as the Social Science Foundation. This collection includes speeches and papers created by him and relating to education and his life.
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Biographical / Historical
James Everett Perdue was born June 24, 1916 in Auburn, Missouri (d.1998). He grew up in Union, Nebraska and at 16 years old, attended college at Nebraska Wesleyan University. In 1937, he graduated with a degree in History. He attended a graduate program at the Colorado State College of Education in Greeley, Colorado. Shortly thereafter, he accepted a position teaching in Fort Morgan and in 1939, married Raedeen Tibbett.They moved to Denver in the mid 1940s and he became an Assistant Professor of Social Science, teaching freshmen social science classes. Spring 1947, he was promoted to Assistant Dean of Social Sciences. During 1948-1949, James was accepted to Stanford to complete a PhD. Upon return, he became the University Budget Officer, Assistant to the Chancellor, and then Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences as well as Professor of Social Sciences. In late 1964, James accepted a position as President at the State University of New York at Oswego.
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Scope and Contents
This collection consists of one (1) series containing speeches and an autobiography.
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