Text provided by William Modrow
Photographs by Genevieve 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.
Published by Florida State University Special Collections & Archives
The Special Collections & Archives Division of the Florida State University Libraries advances research by acquiring, preserving, and providing access to rare and unusual books and original primary source materials. The division includes the Special Collections & Archives Research Center, Heritage & University Archives, The Claude Pepper Library, and the Digital Library Center.
Through exhibitions and programs, the division supports active learning and engagement. Collections of unique manuscripts, historic maps, rare books, photographs, and university archives offer abundant opportunities for discovery and scholarship. Strengths of the collections include Napoleon and the French Revolution, poetry, political papers, Florida history, Southern business history, and the history of Florida State University.
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