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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato

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Minnesota State University, Mankato,
Memorial Library, Southern Minnesota Historical Center
Meyering, Henry "Harry" R., 1899-1966. Collection, Undated.
SMHC Manuscript Collection 308



Meyering, Henry "Harry" R. 1899-1966. Collection, Undated. SMHC Manuscript Collection 308. 1 Oversized box, 1 cubic foot.

Abstract:

This collection contains items collected by Harry R. Meyering that were once displayed in the Harry R. Meyering Room in Memorial Library, at Minnesota State University, Mankato. Dr. Meyering acquired these items during his family's travels around the world. Most of these artifacts were donated from family and friends in contribution to the room.

Biographical Note:

Harry R. Meyering was born September 4th, 1899. He received his Bachelors' degree in 1927 from Eastern Michigan State, his Master's degree and Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Michigan in 1934 and 1937 respectively. Before coming to Mankato State Teachers College to teach in the Division of Professional Education, Dr. Meyering taught at the Kansas City Teachers College. During Dr. Meyering's teaching career, he was also a consultant in Turkey, Rhodesia, Cyprus and Pakistan, as well as traveled to many parts of the United States. Dr. Meyering came to Mankato State Teachers College in 1948, and in 1957, he became the Director of the Special Education department at Mankato State College. In 1957, Dr. Meyering was the first teacher to teach special education courses at Mankato State College. In 1966, Dr, Meyering, with the help of Dr. George Ayres expanded the graduate program for the training of vocational rehabilitation counseling program. Sadly, Dr. Meyering did not live long enough to see the program grow. On October 11, 1966, while teaching class, Dr. Meyering suffered a heart attack, and passed away later that evening.

In a memorial to Dr. Harry Meyering and the work he did at Mankato State College for education, there was a room named the Harry R. Meyering room on the second floor of Memorial Library. This room was eventually moved to the third floor, and after an office expansion, the room was taken out of commission. The artifacts in this collection come from this room.

This information was compiled from Dr. Harry Meyering's folder and the Today Magazine Spring 1970 issue in the University Advancement collection, MSU ARC 200.

Scope and Content:

This collection contains items collected by Harry R. Meyering that were once displayed in the Harry R. Meyering Room in Memorial Library, at Minnesota State University, Mankato. Dr. Meyering acquired these items during his family's travels around the world. Most of these artifacts were donated from family and friends in contribution to the room.

Restrictions:

There are no restrictions on use of this collection for research purposes. The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property and libel laws as they apply. There may be some restrictions with duplicating the audio..

Collection Citation:

Meyering, Henry R., 1899-1966. SMHC Manuscript Collection 308, Southern Minnesota Historical Center, Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Processed By:

Finding aid made by Jeff A. Jenson November 2001.
Finding aid revised by Heather Harren February 2011.

Related Collections:

University Advancement. Collection, 1939-Ongoing. MSU Archives Collection 200, University Archives, Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato.

College of Education. Collection, 1886-Ongoing. MSU Archives Collection 23, University Archives, Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato.

LCSH Subject Headings:

Meyering, Henry "Harry" R., 1899-1966.
Mankato State Teachers College
Mankato State College

SMHC Manuscript Collection 308

Box

Silver Miniature Samovar (Turkey)

1

Miniature Turkish Mosque (Very Fragile)

1

Fine Stitched Cloth (Turkey)

1

Old Embroidery (Turkey)

1

Parts to Samovar (Turkey)

1

URN (Japan) Fragile

1

Top To Samovar (Turkey)

1

Miniature Turkish Mosque (Broken Pieces) Fragile

1

Miniature Turkish Mosque (Top Piece) Fragile

1

Miniature Turkish Mosque (Broken Pieces) Fragile

1

Woven Basket (Tan, Red, Blue) Rhodesia

1

Brass Wire Picture Stand

1

Hand Made Doll (Hong Kong)

1

Hand Carved Camel + Palm Tree (Fragile)

1

Small Wood Box with Pearl Inlays (Very Fragile)

1

Carved Elephant (Pakistan)

1

Carved Bird (Pakistan)

1

Bride’s Headpiece (Turkey)

1

Candle Holder (Norway)

1

Painting of a Harbor On Scrap Wood

1

Hand Carved Ebony elephant (Africa)

1

Silver Dish (Turkey)

1

Ivory Tusks (Broken From Ebony Elephant)

1

Hand Carved Stone Bird

1

Brass Calendar (India)

1

Ceremonial Knife (Israel)

1

Monkey Pod (Honolulu)

1

Black Beaded Necklace (Broken)

1

Brass Tray (Turkey)

1

Hand Carved Wooded Arrows

1

Hand Carved Spear (Caution! Sharp)

1

Hand Carved Axe (Handle w/Tip)

1

Straw Medicine Basket

1

Old Kataya Vase (Turkey)

1

Beaded Necklace (Union of South Africa)

1

Hand Carved Axe (Axe Head)

1

Harry R. Meyering Room (Door Label)

1