University of Arizona

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Records of the Office of the President

Letter to Mr. C.R. Stewart Regarding Employment

Arthur H. Wilde was the sixth University of Arizona President from 1911 to 1914. During his administration, Wilde expanded the University’s extension program to include lectures by faculty other than experiment station staff, and established courses in home economics and bacteriology. He also helped defeat a Maricopa County proposal to move the College of Agriculture to Tempe in 1911-1912. Before leaving the UA, Wilde appointed James F. McKale as athletic director and coach, which would become a historic appointment to the University staff.

This collection contains correspondence and financial papers relating to the administration and management of the Office of the President at the University of Arizona from 1911 to 1914. Correspondents include faculty, parents, and others.