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The Ronald R. McKee Collection consists of textbooks, instructor guides, student guides, and lesson packages relating to industrial arts and technology.

Ronald R. McKee was born January 17, 1942 in Mason City, Washington, and grew up in Green Acres, Washington. He graduated from Central Valley High School in nearby Spokane Valley in 1960. Ronald married Patricia Taylor in 1962 and they had four children. In 1969, McKee earned a B.S. and an M.S. at Eastern Washington College (today Eastern Washington University). In 1970, he earned his Ed.D at Utah State University. He began work at Kansas State College of Pittsburg (today Pittsburg State University) in 1970 as an Industrial Arts teacher. In 1984 McKee began working at Western Montana University, in Dillon, Montana, where he was the Chairman of the Department of Technology and Industrial Arts. He also worked outside of academia throughout his career. He created many teaching modules and textbooks over his career. He passed away on March 9, 2019.

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Education, Science and Technology


Education | Engineering

Size of Collection

1 linear foot

Dates of Collection


Manuscript Number

SpC MS 0362

McKee, Ronald R., Collection, 1995-2000



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