Jonathan Wagner (1873- ?) became superintendent of schools at Las Cruces and Santa Fe, New Mexico, was then elected New Mexico superintendent of public instruction, then elected president of New Mexico Normal University, and from 1923 to 1930, served as chief of the Alaska Division of the U. S. Department of Education. The collection contains scrapbooks of correspondence, clippings, photographs and other material from Wagner's career in education, 1917-1933.
Harper Hubert Wilson (1909 - ?) was a professor of political science at Princeton University. The collection (1954-1970) contains correspondence with Robert Staughton Lynd and with J. Edgar Hoover, among others, regarding civil liberties and politics of the day, and also clippings regarding Wilson, Hoover, and Lynd.
This collection comprises the papers of prolific university administrator O. Meredith Wilson, who served as the ninth president of the University of Oregon, 1954-1959, the president of the University of Minnesota, 1959-1967, and the director of the Stanford Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS), 1967-1975. The collection includes correspondence, writings, speeches, and sources reflecting his career as an administrator and as a scholar of education. It also includes personal material revealing his role as father, son, and husband. Of particular note is the manuscript for his collected essays, which was never published. The collection of his administrative consultations reveals the breadth of his expertise and involvement with the social function of higher education.