Papers of Molly Warren Wilcox

Collection Summary

Title: Papers of Molly Warren Wilcox
Call Number: MS 74-26
Size: 0.5 linear feet
Acquisition: Unknown source
Processed by: DAO, 9-6-1974; SMC, 3-9-1998, MN, 1-2009
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.

Content Note

The Molly Warren Wilcox collection of papers give an excellent recounting of the period of the 1890s and the early 1900s. Her concise and well-written stories portray life in this period, as well as the problems faced by women in their efforts to carve out a career in what was then totally a man's world. Mrs. Wilcox was one of the first women's editors in Kansas who was a woman. In addition to this, she was a member of the third graduating class from Fairmount College. The collection also contains miscellaneous short stories and news clippings.

Detailed Description: Box and Folder Listing

Box 1 FF 1 Handwritten autobiography
Box 1 FF 2 "A Bit of Modern Monasticism" -- Theme for college English
Box 1 FF 3 Short story, "Education." Commencement notice from Fairmount College, 1901
Box 1 FF 4 Memories of Dean W. H. Isely -- Fairmount College
Box 1 FF 5 Portion of short story entitled "Desert Rat"
Box 1 FF 6 Short story, "Encyclopedia Sales"
Box 1 FF 7 Short story, "England the Champion of European Liberty"
Box 1 FF 8 Short story, "How Planeview Grew Up"
Box 1 FF 9 Short story, "Life in Solomon"
Box 1 FF 10 Short story, "Life in Solomon, 1880-1895"
Box 1 FF 11 Short story, "Life in Wichita"
Box 1 FF 12 Short story, "Maud, You Win!"
Box 1 FF 13 Short story, "Newspapers"
Box 1 FF 14 Short story, "Our Family"
Box 1 FF 15 Short story, "A Panhandle Romance"
Box 1 FF 16 Short story, "Solomon"
Box 1 FF 17 Short story, "Transportation"
Box 1 FF 18 Short stories submitted to Grit
Box 1 FF 19 Rough draft of speech delivered to churchwomen
Box 1 FF 20 Article -- Collect written by Mary Stewart
Box 1 FF 21 Published articles
Box 1 FF 22 Miscellaneous news clippings