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Roland H. Abraham papers

Identifier: 232

Scope and Content

The collection contains speeches, lecture notes, regents' minutes and Minnesota Legislative materials.


  • 1960s-1980s


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Use of Materials

Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only.


Requests for permission to quote from the Roland H. Abraham papers should be arranged with the University of Minnesota Archives head.

Biographical Sketch of Roland H. Abraham (1913-2004)

Roland Harold Abraham was born on June 7, 1913 in Olivia, Minnesota. He earned his B.S. in agriculture in 1938 from the University of Minnesota, his Master of Public Administration in 1951 from Harvard University and his Ph.D. in cooperative extension administration in 1963 from the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Abraham served as an agriculture county agent for the University of Minnesota's extension service from 1938-1954. In 1954, he was appointed as assistant director of the extension service and he was promoted to director in 1968. In addition to his appointment in the agricultural extension service, Dr. Abraham was given the rank of assistant professor in 1946, associate professor in 1952 and professor in 1957. In 1968, Dr. Abraham was given the Distinguished Ruby service award by the national honorary extension fraternity, Epsilon Sigma Phi, the highest honor bestowed by the organization. Dr. Abraham retired from the University of Minnesota in 1979 as professor emeritus. Roland Abraham died on November 3, 2004.


2 boxes (2.6 linear feet)


Collection contains the papers of Roland Abraham, professor emeritus and director of the agricultural extension service at the University of Minnesota.

Source of acquisition

The collection was deposited in University Archives on September 3, 1993.

Processing Information

Collection has not been processed.

Roland H. Abraham papers, 1960s-1980s
Karen Spilman
April 2005
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