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us: Lange, D. (Dietrich), 1863-1940



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    • us: Lange, Dietrich, 1863-1940
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    • Lange, Dietrich, 1863-1940
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    • found: LCCN 03-25905: His Handbook of nature study, 1898 (hdg.: Lange, D[ietrich] 1863-1940; usage: D. Lange)
    • found: Minn auth., 1958: p. 40 (Lange, Dietrich, 1863-1940; educator; b. Germany; to America in 1881; educ. Univ. Minn.; taught at St. Paul Schools)
    • found: His The Iroquois scout, ©1923: title page (D. Lange)
    • found: Minnesota Historical Society, WWW site, July 21, 2015: archival collection finding aids, Dietrich Lange papers (hdg.: Lange, D. (Dietrich), 1863-1940; born on June 2, 1863, at Bonstorf, Germany; received his bachelor of arts degree from the University of Minnesota in 1909; Lange moved to St. Paul in 1887, where he taught in the city's elementary schools (1887-1889) and then at St. Paul Central High School (1889-1906). From 1897 through 1906 he also served as supervisor of nature studies for the city's entire public school system. In 1906 he became principal of St. Paul's Humboldt High School, a position he held until he was named St. Paul superintendent of public schools in 1914. He left that position in 1916 to become principal of St. Paul's George Weitbrecht Mechanic Arts High School. He remained there until he was named director of nature study for the St. Paul public school system in 1939. Lange was a nationally known author and lecturer on the outdoors, nature, and the need for conservation. He published not only numerous magazine and newspaper articles about these topics, but also a number of books, his best known being a series of popular boys' stories concerning Indians, nature, and pioneer life. He was one of the leading authorities on bird life in the Great Lakes region. Lange died on November 18, 1940) {http://www2.mnhs.org/library/findaids/P1449.xml}
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    • PS3523.A5748
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    • 1987-03-27: new
    • 2015-07-22: revised
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