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Paul Seehausen Papers
L140
1935-1965

4 ms. boxes 
Manuscript & Rare Books Division

Indiana State Library
Processed by: Jessica Combs, August 2010

Biographical Note: 

Paul Seehausen was an Indianapolis social studies teacher (1930s); consultant for social studies, Indiana Department of Education (ca. 1944-1950); coordinator of adult education for Indiana University (ca. 1944-1950); director of adult education and the summer school, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso (1950-1961); resident of Nashville, Brown County (1961-1965); author, Land of the Great Lakes (1958) and other articles and textbooks. 

Scope and Content Note: 

The collection includes Seehausen’s correspondence regarding his work on the Land of the Great Lakes and other textbook projects (1950-1964). Also included are correspondence, newsletters, programs, and other papers relating to adult education programs (1947-1964); annual reports on adult education programs submitted to Indiana University (1945-1949); notes, reports, speeches, and other papers on education, civics, state and national history, the teaching of social studies, and Valparaiso University; and personal correspondence. 

Photocopying Policy:  

Manuscript materials CANNOT be photocopied or digitized in their entirety. Photocopies and/or digital images cannot exceed 25% of a collection or a folder within a collection. In some cases, photocopying may not be permitted due to the condition of the item. Check with a Manuscript Librarian for other options.  

Box and Folder Listing: 

Box 1.   

Folder

 

1.

Correspondence (general) 1940-1965

2.

Seehausen Tours 1935-1940 (brochures)

3.

Correspondence re The Lutheran Church 1946-1965

4.

Indiana- in Colliers Encyclopedia

5.

Correspondence re Beta Sigma Psi 1955-1966 (includes the Fraternity History)

6.

9th grade Civics textbook for D.C. Heath and Co. 1958-1959

7.

Correspondence re three projects:

  1. Indiana geography text by Harlow Publishing Corporation 7/17/1958-12/15/1958
  2. Testbook for Scott, Foresman and Company 9/18/1958-4/28/1959
  3. World history workbook for Benton Review Publishing Co., Inc. 10/10/1958

Royalty reports 1961-1964

Updating possibility 1964-1965

8.

Land of the Great Lakes by Seehausen, Howell, and Shaw.

 Published by Harr Wagner Publishing Company in 1958 (copy in Indiana Collection) includes correspondence 1958-1960 and sample of book; revision possibilities discussed 1961-?

9.

Land of the Great Lakes  Revision 1964

Includes correspondence among the authors and pieces of the revision itself

10.

The story of Indiana by Ross F. Lockridge and Herbert L. Heller

© 1951, 1955, 1958 (copy in the Indiana Collection); correspondence re possible further update of the book by Paul Seehausen 1961-62; includes a revised portion (chapter 1-2)

11.

Lions Club Bulletins: “Newsletter” Aug.-Oct. 1964 and “Lion’s Tale” May 1964-Oct. 1965

12.

Annual Reports 1945-1949 or notes on same (during the time he worked for the State Department

13.

Adult Education 1947-1959

Includes correspondence, brochures, newsletters, programs, conference agendas, pamphlets, committee meeting reports.

14

Adult Education 1960-1964 (same as above)

 Box 2

Folder

 

1.

History of Education (notes)

2.

Training and Certification of Teachers

3.

Teaching Social Studies

4.

Teaching Social Studies

5.

Book Selection—state-adopted textbooks

6.

Teaching: tests, history syllabi, etc.

7.

Workshops, conferences, etc. on education (includes some correspondence)

8.

Joint Council on Economic Education 1948-1965

9.

Summer Institute Program at Valparaiso University (1958)

Box 3.   

Folder

 

1.

“You the Citizen”—notes on a Civics textbook

2.

“You the Citizen”—notes on a Civics textbook

3.

Great ideas that have molded our modern civilization: a listing of revolutionary ideas and inventions and their creators and brief biographical sketches and explanation

4.

Historical dates in “Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin”

5.

“Century of Governors” 5/13/1949

Includes order of the program and brief biographical sketch of each governor

6.

…on state government—Indiana

“State Legislatures”, “The Chief Executive of a State”, “The People as Voters”

7.

“The Legend of Ali Pasha” by Paul Seehausen

8.

Draft of Thesis by Paul Seehausen

9.

Notes on thesis

Box 4

Folder

 

1.

Speeches (his)

2.

Speeches (all by persons from out-of-state)

3.

Notes on history text ?

4.

Political science

5.

History notes

6.

Miscellaneous notes

7.

Miscellaneous notes

8.

Newspaper clippings

 

Collection Information

Size of Collection:

4 ms. boxes

Collection Dates:

1935-1965

Provenance:

Mrs. Paul Seehausen, no date

Access :

The collection is open for research use

Restrictions:

none

Reproduction Rights:

Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscript and Rare Books Division, Indiana State Library.

Language:

Materials are entirely in English

Alternate Formats:

None

Related Holdings:

None

Notes:

Item by item inventory  for Box 1 Folder 1 available upon request