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Edward J. Slezak Papers, 1963-1979

Collection Overview

Title: Edward J. Slezak Papers, 1963-1979

ID: MSS Slezak

Primary Creator: Slezak, Edward J.

Extent: 9.0 cubic feet. More info below.

Languages of Materials: English [eng]


The Edward J. Slezak Papers consist of letters from students and colleagues, usually asking for information about recreation. Slezak was an Assistant Professor of Physical Education at OSU.

Scope and Content Notes

The collection includes numerous newsletters and bulletins, materials used at recreation camps, student folders, news releases, information on Northwest Council on Teacher Education Standards, Summer Session class notes and minutes of departmental staff meetings.

Biographical / Historical Notes

Edward John Slezak was born December 20, 1913 in Amsterdam, New York. In 1938 he received his B.A. and in 1952 his M.A. in Education, Physical Education and Recreation from the University of Michigan. He started work at Oregon State University on September 1, 1961 as an Associate Professor in the Department of Education, specifically focusing on physical education for men. Slezak produced radio and television shows and actively served as a consultant for camps, recreation and aquatic programs. He was named Professor Emeritus of Resource Recreation Management on June 15, 1979.

Administrative Information

More Extent Information: 9 boxes

Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation: Edward J. Slezak Papers (MSS Slezak), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.

Processing Information: This collection is not fully processed and a complete finding aid is not available at this time.

Other URL: A preliminary container list was created for this collection on or before November 14, 2014.


Slezak, Edward J.

People, Places, and Topics

Slezak, Edward J.
University History

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