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Wagner College History Sourcebook By Lee Manchester
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The Wagner College History Sourcebook is a collection of articles written or published about Wagner College history between 1894 and 2017. So far, though we have published a couple of good,... More > thoroughly researched early histories of the college ("Wagner College: Four Histories" and "Founding Faces & Places"), no comprehensive history of the college has been written. This collection cannot compensate for that, but it does make available for the first time all of the articles about which we are aware that have been written about Wagner College history.< Less
Mary Delia Burr: Humanitarian, Pioneer, Visionary By Margaret Mary Governo
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"Mary Delia Burr, Humanitarian, Pioneer, Visionary: Founder of Baccalaureate Nursing on Staten Island, New York" was written by Wagner College nursing professor Margaret Mary Governo as her... More > 1990 Columbia Teachers College dissertation for the Ed.D. degree. Mary Burr was the founding dean of what is now known as Wagner College's Evelyn L. Spiro School of Nursing.< Less
Wagner College: The First Century By David B. Tyler
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This volume consists of page images of a manuscript found in the Wagner College Archives. The author is history professor David Budlong Tyler, a published and respected naval historian who joined the... More > Wagner College faculty in 1939 and, according to his obituary, taught here for 45 years. This manuscript, an attempt at a comprehensive history of Wagner College covering its first century of existence, was created for the college’s centennial celebration. It is clearly a very early draft; it contains numerous factual errors that undoubtedly would have been corrected prior to its publication, had it been finished. We are making it available to researchers through our Wagner College History online bookstore because it is, in itself, a historic relic. Of particular value are those portions of the manuscript that reflect Professor Tyler’s first-hand knowledge of certain episodes in the college’s history. We encourage researchers to read this manuscript with a critical but appreciative eye.< Less
The Emerging Identity of Wagner College By William Albert Rowen
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William A. Rowen served Wagner College from 1968 to 1974, first as Assistant Dean of the College, then as Dean of Academic Services. This volume was written in 1972 as the dissertation for his Ed.D.... More > degree from the Indiana University School of Education.< Less
Wagner College Policy Toward Constituency and Community By Bernhard Hugo Paul Hillila
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This volume was written in 1955 as Bernhard Hillila's dissertation for his Ed.D. degree from Columbia University Teachers College. A lifelong pastor and educator, Hillila was an instructor at Wagner... More > College during the 1948-49 academic year. This study examines the development of Wagner College with two competing purposes in mind: serving the college's "constituency" (Lutheran congregations and families) and "community" (specifically, the Staten Island community). More about Hillila's remarkable life, pastoral and scholarly career, and avocation as a Finnish-American ethnic humorist can be found at the end of the volume.< Less
We Found Our Voice By Laura Barlament
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Founded as a Lutheran institution, Wagner College has a powerful choral tradition of more than 80 years. This book traces Wagner choir history from the 1930s to the present. Besides the historical... More > narrative, it features 18 reflections by choir alumni of all generations, who describe in their own words what the Wagner College Choir meant to them. Rich in photographs and archival materials, this history brings the Wagner College Choir story to life. “The story line … [shows] how successive generations of students continued to collaborate towards the greater good and an other-centered communication through many traditions of songs. In Laura Barlament’s capable hands, what might have become as mundane as a travelogue on singing reads more like the Meistersingers’ journey.” — Richard Steen, Wagner College Choir Director, 1979–81. VIEW THE ENTIRE BOOK ONLINE AT< Less
Wagner Literary Magazine By Willard Maas
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From 1958 to 1964, English professor Willard Maas served as the faculty editor of Wagner College's literary magazine, previously and thereafter known as Nimbus but renamed during Maas's editorship as... More > WAGNER LITERARY MAGAZINE. This single volume contains complete facsimiles of all four issues of Maas's Wagner Literary Magazine, plus a 1963 literary supplement, X by X. An extensive introduction explains how the magazine was put together and the impact it had -- and a profile of Willard Maas, reprinted from the Fall 2013 issue of Wagner Magazine, examines the rumor that Professor Maas and his wife were the inspiration for the characters of George and Martha in Edward Albee's landmark drama, "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" (Spoiler alert: They were!)< Less
Founding Faces & Places By Lee Manchester
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FOUNDING FACES & PLACES: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF WAGNER MEMORIAL LUTHERAN COLLEGE, 1869-1930 is a book of archival photos and interpretive material prepared to accompany an exhibition shown in... More > the Horrmann Library’s Spotlight Gallery from September 12 through October 15, 2008, in observance of the 125th anniversary of the founding of Wagner College in 1883. It covers the period beginning in 1869, during Wagner’s “prehistory,” and runs through the last major building project to be started before the Great Depression: Main Hall, our Collegiate Gothic architectural signature, which recently underwent a complete exterior renovation.< Less
Wagner College: Four Histories By Lee Manchester
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WAGNER COLLEGE: FOUR HISTORIES is the first book-length history of Wagner College, published in conjunction with the school's 125th anniversary in 2008. It contains historical essays by four authors... More > (hence, the title) who presented their work at a forum on September 12, 2008. It was revised in November 2008, and again in February 2009, to incorporate newly discovered information about the college's founders. It was revised in May 2011 to show more detailed information on the tenures of two presidents.< Less