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William F. Brewer Papers, 1929-1962
Overview of the Collection
- Brewer, W. F. (William Fisk), 1870-1963
- William F. Brewer Papers
- 2 folders
- Collection Number
- Collection 1180, MtBC, us (collection)
- The William F. Brewer Papers consist of correspondence, minutes, publications, and other printed or mimeographed material pertaining to the Montana Education Association, as well as two typewritten reports from Brewer regarding his experiences at the Montana Education Association meetings.
Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Montana State University-Bozeman Library
Merrill G Burlingame Special Collections
P.O. Box 173320
- Access Restrictions
This collection is open for research.
Biographical NoteReturn to Top
William Fisk Brewer was born in Chapel Hill, North Carolina on August 26, 1870. He grew up in Iowa and graduated from Grinnell College in 1891. He taught in Oregon and Illinois before he joined the faculty of the Montana College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts (later Montana State College) in 1895 as a professor of Greek and Latin. During a leave of absence from the college in 1898 he earned a master’s degree from Harvard University. He eventually became the head of the college English department until his retirement in 1942. Brewer was active in the Montana Education Association during his time in Montana, serving as a delegate to several meetings of the organization. He was also an advocate for the blind and helped organize the annual summer program for blind at Montana State College. Brewer and his wife Mabel moved to Lodi, California after his retirement and he died there on June 14, 1963.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
The William F. Brewer papers consist of two folders that primarily document his involvement with the Montana Education Association, although a few personal items have been included. The correspondence folder contains letters to and from Brewer to the Montana Education Association leadership and other education associations elsewhere, as well as a few personal notes and greeting cards, 1929-1962. The documents folder contains minutes, publications, and other printed or mimeographed material pertaining to the Montana Education Association from1929-1939 and two typewritten reports from Brewer regarding his experiences at the Montana Education Association meetings in 1936 and 1937.