President Edward Conradi’s family visits Special Collections

Text provided by William Modrow
Photographs by Genevieve Conradi

Edward Ekermeyer, grandson of Edward Conradi
Edward Ekermeyer, grandson of Edward Conradi

Florida State University Libraries Special Collections houses the Conradi collection. The collection includes his papers from 1897-1981 and consists of correspondence, legal papers, bills, articles, clippings, publications, speeches, photographs, memorabilia, etc., as well as notes on the history of Florida State College for Women (FSCW) from which his “Memoirs of Edward Conradi” was written.

March 25, 2011, was the first visit and viewing of the collection by some family members, who were thrilled to see materials and photographs for the first time! Guests included Edythe Conradi Henschen, Edward Conradi Ekermeyer and Genevieve Conradi.  Edward Ekermeyer is the grandson of Dr. Edward & Augusta Conradi. Edythe and Genevieve are the great nieces of Dr. Conradi.

Dr. Edward Conradi was the President of the Florida State College for Women from 1909-1941 and served as President Emeritus from 1941 until his death in 1944.

President Conradi taught the first Experimental Psychology course at FSCW while serving as President. The FSU biology building was named in his honor and the College of Arts and Sciences’ first Endowed Chair in the Psychology Department in 1991 was also created in his honor.

Edythe Conradi Henschen, Edward Conradi Ekermeyer, & Genevieve Conradi
Edythe Conradi Henschen, Edward Conradi Ekermeyer, & Genevieve Conradi pose at the main gate of Florida State University, in front of the Westcott Administrative Building

Edythe Conradi Henschen, Edward Conradi Ekermeyer, & Genevieve Conradi
Edythe Conradi Henschen, Edward Conradi Ekermeyer, & Genevieve Conradi pose at the statue of President Edward Conradi, located in the Williams Building

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