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Edwin Heyse Dummer

Edwin Heyse Dummer, American educator.


  • Dummer, Edwin Heyse was born on November 23, 1902 in Milwaukee. Son of Reinhart and Emilie (Heyse) Dummer.

  • Education

    • Master of Arts, University Wisconsin, 1928. Student universities Berlin and Munich (Germany), 1928-1930. Fellow Northwestern University, 1932-1933, Doctor of Philosophy., 1933.

      Master of Library Science, U. Chicago, 1944.


    • Assistant in German, University of Wisconsin, 1927-1928. Instructor German, Syracuse University, 1930-1932. Professor German language and literature, head German department, and chairman div. langs. and literature, Elmhurst College, 1936-1946.

      Professor and head foreign language Department, University Idaho, 1948-1948. Associate professor Germanic langs. and literature U. Tennessee, 1948-1949. Director library and professor German and library science Bradley U., 1949.

      Formerly librarian, department chairman library science Minnesota State Teachers College, St. Cloud. Now professor and head department modern langs., chairman div. languages, literature and art Illinois College, Jacksonville. Visiting professor library science U. Kentucky summer 1951.

      Research associate U. Chicago, 1943-1945. Managing editor Association of College and Research Libraries Microcard Series, since 1954.


    • Contributor to professional and philological journals.


    Denomination: Lutheran


    Member publications committee Association College and Reference Libraries. Member Committee on Recruitment, Training and Placement of Modern Language Teachers (Tennessee state chairman), Modern Language Association of America, National Federation Modern Language Teachers (chairman German section, 1949, 52), Bibliographical Society American American Association Teachers German, American Association University professors, South Atlantic Modern Language Association (chairman German section, 1949), Tennessee Philological Association, Tennessee Education Association, Deutsche Literarische Gesellschaft yon Chicago (director 1937-1941), American library association, Illinois library association, Medieval Academy American, English Goethe Society (London), Minnesota library association, Delta Phi Alpha, Phi Mu Alpha, Kappa Phi Kappa, Phi Gamma Phi, Beta Phi Museum. Clubs: Faculty, Peoria Knife and Fork, Rotary.


    • Married Esther Olson, August 5, 1933.
    • father: Reinhart Dummer
    • mother: Emilie (Heyse) Dummer
    • spouse: Esther Olson
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    Born November 23, 1902
    Died February 23, 1963
    (aged 60)