C. H. Oldfather, a Classical Educator

Charles Henry Oldfather served as the University of Nebraska dean of the college of arts and sciences from 1932 until 1951 when he retired. Before 1932, Oldfather was a professor of Ancient History on the Nebraska Campus. In his years at UNL, Oldfather had many positive effects on the campus which are still around today.  Today, there is a building named after Oldfather in which the current Dean of Arts and Sciences maintains an office. The classicist views of Oldfather shaped and formed a whole new path on which the University of Nebraska flourished.


Editors: Jared Roehrich and Kaleb Koehn, History 189H: Memory, Memorials, and History, Fall 2010