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Samuel H. Popper papers

Identifier: uarc 293

Scope and Content

The collection mainly consists of professional correspondence. Topics of the correspondence include the American Association of University Professors, University ROTC Relationships Committee, College of Education Task Force and the University of Haifa, Israel. Other papers include consolidated fund drive letters, correspondence relating to the Minnesota School Facilities Council (MSFC), and planning documents, correspondence and meeting minutes regarding Group Health.


  • Creation: 1958-2000


Language of Materials

Collection material in English

Use of Materials

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


Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code). Requests to publish should be arranged with the University of Minnesota Archives.

Biographical Sketch of Samuel H. Popper (1916-2007)

Samuel Popper, B.A. (1947) Brooklyn College of the City of New York, M.A (1948), Ph.D. (1952) New York University. Associate professor (1958), professor (1958) of education at the University of Minnesota.

Samuel H. Popper was born on December 29, 1916 in Szighet, Hungary. He earned his B.A. from Brooklyn College of the City of New York in 1947. He earned his M.A. (1948) and Ph.D. (1952) from New York University. Before joining the faculty at the University of Minnesota, Samuel Popper worked as history/social studies teacher at the high school level in New York City (1947-1949) and St. Paul, Minnesota (1954-1956). He also taught at Queens College, New York (1949-1950) and served as the director of student interest activity programs at Como Park Junior High, St. Paul, Minnesota (1956-1958). Dr. Popper became an associate professor of education at the University of Minnesota in 1958. He became a full professor of educational administration and classics in 1968 and later appointed as professor of educational policy and administration. He retired as professor emeritus in 1986.

In addition, Popper led the Minnesota School Facilities Council (MSFC), which was charged with ensuring better schools and facilities. He also was a co-founder of Group Health Plan, now HealthPartners, one of the largest not-for-profit HMO's in Minnesota.

Samuel Popper died in Los Angeles on August 28, 2007.


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Collection contains the papers of Samuel H. Popper, professor of educational administration at the University of Minnesota.

Source of acquisition

Collection donated by Samuel Popper on September 11, 2003.

Samuel H. Popper Papers, 1958-2000
Karen Spilman
September 2005, June 2008
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Collecting Area Details

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