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Ayers Bagley papers

Identifier: 2002-10

Scope and Content

The collection contains Dr. Bagley's papers on emblem studies and conferences and professional correspondence.


  • circa 1987-1995


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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 Ayers Bagley papers should be arranged with the University of Minnesota Archives head.

Biographical Sketch of Ayers Bagley (b. 1931)

Ayers Bagley was born on November 29, 1931 in Aurora, Illinois. He earned his B.S. in 1954 from Wayne State University (Detroit) and his M.S. and Ph.D. from Indiana University (Bloomington), in 1956 and 1960, respectively. Dr. Bagley was lecturer in the School of Education at Indiana University (1959-1960), before joining the faculty of the University of Minnesota as an assistant professor in 1960. In 1970, he became a full professor in the College of Education. He was also a member of the graduate faculty of the American Studies Program (1968-2001), Religious Studies Program (1973-2001) and Composition, Literacy and Rhetorical Studies (1996-2001). His specialty was history and philosophy of education, which led to research on educational imagery and emblems. He assembled the first known collection of iconic art representing Western educational themes and ideas and has served as the Education Iconics Projectdirector since its inception in 1976. Dr. Bagley retired from the University of Minnesota in 2001.


2 boxes (2.6 linear feet)


The collection contains the papers of Ayers Bagley, professor of education policy and administration at the University of Minnesota.

Other Finding Aid Available

A finding aid with detailed contents is available in University Archives.

Source of acquisition

Collection was donated to the archives on April 9, 2002 by Ayers Bagley.

Processing Information

Collection has not been processed.

  • Emblems Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Ayers Bagley papers, circa 1987-1995
Karen Spilman
February 2005
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