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144 Elmer Arthur Mueller

Page history last edited by Danielle Gamboni 9 years ago

November 13, 1907-November 18, 1982



Personal Data

Born: November 13, 1907

Died:  November 18, 1982

Burial: Roselawn Cemetery, Ramsey County, Minnesota  






State Director of Adult Education, St. Paul, Minn.

Past Chairman, NAPSAE Projects Committee

NAPSAE Projects Committee; Past President

Minnesota Educ. Assn.; Past Pres., Missouri Valley Adult Education Assn.;


Awards and Honors

1972 Outstanding Service Award, National Association for Public Continuing and Adult Education (NAPCAE)

1978 MVAEA Founder's Award, Missouri Valley Adult Education Association (recognized as the highest honor the association can bestow, awarded for the first time to Mr. Mueller)

Recipient 1959 MVAEA Achievement Award

Hall of Fame Recipient



Membership-Professional Organization

1964-1965 President, National Association for Public School Adult Education (NAPSAE)

Missouri Valley Adult Education Association

Former Member of NAPSAE Board of Directors; Chrmn., Prog. Committee

1960 NAPSAE Conference; Member




Helped edit A Treasury of Techniques for Teaching Adults. Orginal contribution to the issues of Techniques for Teachers of Adults, a newsletter 

Article: Role of the Public Library in Adult Education, June 1956, Vol. 18, pp. 163-165. Database: Library Literature & Information Science Retrospective: 1905-1983 (H.W. Wilson)

Article: Fifty-five years of Adult Education, November 1960, Vol. 41, pp. 20-22, 3p, Database: Education Index Retrospective: 1929-1983 (H.W. Wilson)

Article: Lifelong Learning, April 1956, Vol. 36, p13-14, 2p, Database: Education Index Retrospective: 1929-1983 (H.W. Wilson)

Article: Variety is the Spice, November 1959, Vol. 40, pp. 18-19, 2p, Database: Education Index Retrospective: 1929-1983 (H.W. Wilson)

Article: Adults can learn, September 1958, Vol. 39, p. 19, 1p, Database: Education Index Retrospective: 1929-1983 (H.W. Wilson)


Professional Interest Areas



Major Contributions to Adult Education

According to Duane Mattheis, Former Minnesota Commissioner of Education, Elmer Mueller contributed many programs in school districts in the state of Minnesota.



Interesting Facts

First recipient of the MVAEA Founder's Award in 1978.










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