William H. Lighty Papers, 1885-1958

Summary Information

Title: William H. Lighty Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1885-1958

  • Lighty, William H. (William Henry), 1866-1959
Call Number: Wis Mss PV; Audio 20A; M61-148; M74-049

Quantity: 20.5 cubic feet (99 archives boxes and 3 card file boxes) and 16 tape recordings; plus additions of 1.6 cubic feet and 3 tape recordings

Archival Locations:
Wisconsin Historical Society (Map)

Papers of William Lighty, a pioneer in the field of adult education who was on the administrative staff of the Extension Division of the University of Wisconsin from 1906 to 1937 and exerted a marked influence on its development. The bulk of the collection derives from the period between 1910 and 1930 and is composed of Lighty's personal, business, and professional correspondence; his articles and speeches; and records of the Extension Division. His papers for the period prior to 1906 contain material on his early education and teaching experiences in Pennsylvania; on his interest in the ethical culture movement, particularly in St. Louis; and on a summer camp for boys which he operated near Spooner, Wisconsin. On tape are his recollections of his work in the Extension Division.

Language: English

URL to cite for this finding aid: http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/wiarchives.uw-whs-wis000pv
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