Finding Aid for Ray Wigen Personal Papers, 1925-1966
This collection consists mainly of course materials. Included is Wigen' s MA thesis and two publications.
University of Wisconsin--Stout -- College teachers
University of Wisconsin--Stout -- Curricula
Wigen, born May 22, 1896, in River Falls, WI, graduated from the River Falls Normal School in 1916. He obtained his bachelor’s degree and Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. He married Evelyn Zellmer July 3, 1928, in South St. Paul. He taught in Mazeppa, Buffalo, and South St. Paul, MN, before joining the faculty at UW-Stout in 1933. He retired from the University of Wisconsin-Stout in 1966. He was dean of graduate studies at that time. Wigen Hall, a residence hall on North Campus, was named in his honor. Wigen did extensive writing and consulting work in the field of industrial education. He has held many posts in professional organizations, including chairman of the Minnesota Industrial Arts Association; vice president of the Wisconsin Vocational and Adult Education Association; co-chairman of the Wisconsin State Curriculum Committee; and president of the Wisconsin Industrial Arts Association.