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Wagner, Paul Presidential Records

Identifier: Wagner

Scope and Contents

The records of Dr. Paul A. Wagner, 9th president of Rollins College, include his inauguration, correspondence, general college affairs, and work with faculty, students, staff, and the Board of Trustees during his brief tenure from 1949 to 1951. The bulk of the collection focuses on the controversial dismissal of President Wagner by the Board of Trustees in 1951, including various written statements from faculty and students as well as numerous newspaper clippings on the affair. Wagner Presidential records are arranged in seven series:


  • Created: 1949-1951
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1951


Conditions Governing Access

Open access unless otherwise noted.

Conditions Governing Use

Unpublished records are protected by copyright. Permission to publish or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.


12.00 Linear Feet

12 linear feet in 8 boxes other_unmapped

12.00 Linear Feet

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Physical Access Requirements

Rollins College Archives

Method of Acquisition

The materials were transferred to the College Archives by the Office of the President after the conclusion of Dr. Wagner's tenure at Rollins in the early 1950s.

Existence and Location of Originals

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Related Materials

A summary of the Paul Wagner Affair is available in Dr. Jack Lane's Rollins College: A Centennial History.

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Repository Details

Part of the Rollins College Archives & Special Collections Repository

Rollins College Box 2744
1000 Holt Avenue
Winter Park 32789-4499 US