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Coolie Verner Papers

An inventory of his papers at Syracuse University

The adult education holdings are collectively known as the
Alexander N. Charters Library of Resources for Educators of Adults.

Finding aid created by: -
Date: Oct 1976

Biographical History

Coolie Verner took his doctorate from Columbia University in 1952. First affiliated as a research assistant with the Institute of Adult Education at Columbia University, he became a professor of adult education at Florida State University from 1953 to 1961. Since that time he has been a professor of adult education at the University of British Columbia, where he has served as chairman of the Department of Adult Education. His awards include a Fulbright Fellowship in 1952-53, a Canada Council Fellowship in 1968-69, and an Imago Mundi Award for 1959.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The three boxes of his papers date from 1953 to 1972. They concern a wide variety of correspondence and subject materials concerned with Florida State University, Washington State University, the University of British Columbia, the Canadian Association for Adult Education, and the International Congress of University Adult Education.


Access Restrictions:

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Use Restrictions:

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

Related Material

The library holds a considerable number of collections related to adult and continuing education. Please refer to the SCRC Subject Index for a complete listing.

Subject Headings


Verner, Coolie, Archives
White, Thurman J.

Corporate Bodies

Canadian Association for Adult Education


Adult education
Educators, Canada
Educators, United States

Genres and Forms

Drafts (documents)
Programs (documents)



Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Coolie Verner Papers,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

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