Manuscript of a History of the University of Wichita

Collection Summary

Title: Manuscript of a History of the University of Wichita
Call Number: MS 74-05
Size: 0.5 linear feet
Acquisition: Source unknown
Processed By: DAO, 6-25-1974; SMC, 2-5-1998; MN, 10-04-2002; MN, 1-2009
Note: None
Restrictions: None

Literary Rights

Literary rights were not granted to Wichita State University. When permission is granted to examine the manuscripts, it is not an authorization to publish them. Manuscripts cannot be used for publication without regard for common law literary rights, copyright laws and the laws of libel. It is the responsibility of the researcher and his/her publisher to obtain permission to publish. Scholars and students who eventually plan to have their work published are urged to make inquiry regarding overall restrictions on publication before initial research.

Restrictions

None

Content Note

Written by Bliss Isely and Kunigunde Duncan, this unpublished manuscript traces the development of Wichita State University from its inception in 1895 as Fairmount College through its municipal period as the University of Wichita through the mid-1950s. Its title is “Oak From Acorn: A History of the University of Wichita.” Also included are notes and correspondence used in the manuscript's preparation.

Detailed Description: Series Listing

Series 1 Box 1 FF 1-3 Manuscript. Manuscript of "Oak From Acorn: A History of University of Wichita."
Series 2 Box 1 FF 4-12 Notes and Correspondence Used in Preparation of Manuscript. Includes chronology of Fairmount College president Henry E. Thayer and University of Wichita president William M. Jardine.

Detailed Description: Box and Folder Listing

Series 1 ‒ Manuscript

Box 1 FF 1 Manuscript of "Oak From Acorn: A History of University of Wichita."
Box 1 FF 2 Manuscript of "Oak From Acorn: A History of University of Wichita."
Box 1 FF 3 Copy of manuscript of "Oak From Acorn: A History of University of Wichita." (Gift of Henry Amsden.)

Series 2 ‒ Notes and Correspondence Used in Preparation of Manuscript

Box 1 FF 4 Miscellaneous notes used in preparation of manuscript concerning Fairmount College and University of Wichita.
Box 1 FF 5 Miscellaneous statements of Dr. N. J. Morrison, first president of Fairmount College.
Box 1 FF 6 B. F. Young to Bliss Isely, December 5, 1955, concerning Methodist educational institutes in Wichita.
Box 1 FF 7 Map prepared by W. H. Isely for the Wichita Chamber of Commerce titled Map Showing Products, Values, Railroads and Territory Within a Radius of One Hundred Miles of Wichita, Kansas. 1904.
Box 1 FF 8 Bishop Mark Carroll to Bliss Isely. March 13, 1956, concerning Catholic educational institutes in Wichita.
Box 1 FF 9 George Wilner to Mrs. Bliss Isely. April 20, 1956, concerning theater productions at the University of Wichita.
Box 1 FF 10 Mr. Merrill Isely to Dr. Emory Lindquist. October 16, 1967, concerning manuscript.
Box 1 FF 11 Henry E. Thayer's chronology including presidency of Fairmount College.
Box 1 FF 12 William M. Jardine's chronology including presidency of University of Wichita.