Finding Aid for Jesse Edgar Ray Personal Papers, 1912-1969
Ray, Jesse Edgar
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This collection includes biographical materials, correspondence, course materials, instructional materials, publications, lettering, photographs, watercolor and oil paintings, and materials developed by students.
University of Wisconsin--Stout -- College teachers -- Industrial arts
Jesse Edgar Ray was credited with being the only union bricklayer in the United States with a doctor's degree. Ray was a member of the Stout faculty for 45 years until his retirement in 1959. He served as professor of industrial education and head of the department of drafting; teaching courses in bricklaying, architectural drawing, machine drafting, freehand drawing and concrete working. Ray was a man of many talents and interests including architectural design, bricklaying, teaching, music, photography, lettering, drawing, and watercolor painting.