Ross Taylor Papers

Collection Summary

Title: Ross Taylor Papers
Call Number: MS 86-24
Size: 1.25 linear feet
Acquisition: Gift of American Studies Department, Wichita State University
Processed By: JH, 6-1986; JEF, 11-14-1997; JLY: 8-2007; MN, 9-2008
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

This collection of Ross Taylor’s papers includes personal correspondence concerning a variety of subjects, stories written by friends, and brand applications. Correspondence related to Taylor’s term as faculty member and department head of the Department of American Studies at Wichita State University also comprise part of this collection. The collection also includes some material on the trails of Kansas. The papers date from the mid-1940s to the late 1970s.

Detailed Description: Series Listing

Series 1 Box 1 FF 1-15 Correspondence
Series 2 Box 1 FF 16-22 American Studies Department Materials
Series 3 Box 1 FF 23-36 Miscellaneous
Series 4 Box 1 FF 37-38 Newspaper clippings
Series 5 Box 1 FF 39-50 Trails
Series 6 Box 2 Presentations and Illustrations

Detailed Description: Box and Folder Listing

Series 1 ‒ Correspondence

Box 1 FF 1 Cattle Brands, 11/10/1975 - 11/25/1975
Box 1 FF 1a Berger, Clyde Cochran, 8/22/1973 - 9/12/1975
Box 1 FF 2 Cultural Heritage Center #1, 6/5/1967 - 2/12/1975
Box 1 FF 3 Cultural Heritage Center #2, 9/1968 - 12/1969
Box 1 FF 4 Fabric of Fiction, 6/14/1967 - 7/27/1967
Box 1 FF 5 General, 3/21/1968 - 11/14/1976
Box 1 FF 6 General, Personal, 6/10/1965 - 1977
Box 1 FF 7 Kraisinger, Gary L., 1/24/1966 - 1/18/1968
Box 1 FF 8 Burges Johnson, 2/23/1947 - 1/28/1949
Box 1 FF 9 Donald I. Mitchell, 7/14/1967 - 7/21/1967
Box 1 FF 10 Personal, 6/26/1967 - 9/8/1967
Box 1 FF 11 Arthur C. Risser, 11/22/1972 - 2/1/1973
Box 1 FF 12 Mathews, Jay, Jr. Folder 1, 2/6/1967 - 1/1/1971
Box 1 FF 13 Mathews, Jay, Jr. Folder 2, 1/4/1971 - 3/21/1974
Box 1 FF 14 Thrapp, Dan L., 9/20/1976 - 9/29/1976
Box 1 FF 15 United States Army Command and General Staff College, 8/30/1967 - 10/18/1967

Series 2 ‒ American Studies Department Materials

Box 1 FF 16 Budget, 6/30/1955 - 1969-1970
Box 1 FF 17 Class Materials, not dated
Box 1 FF 18 Faculty Evaluations, not dated
Box 1 FF 19 Photographs, not dated
Box 1 FF 20 North or Fort Dodge Redoubt, not dated
Box 1 FF 21 Sabbatical Information, 6/31/1967 - 11/16/1967
Box 1 FF 22 Student Papers, 10/29/1963 - 10/6/1974

Series 3 ‒ Miscellaneous

Box 1 FF 23 Correspondence on Zeppelin Development, 5/1934 - 7/1935
Box 1 FF 24 Correspondence on Zeppelin Development, 11/1935 - 5/1936
Box 1 FF 25 Correspondence on Zeppelin Development, 10/20/1936 - 11/17/1938
Box 1 FF 26 R. I. Digeer Autobiography, not dated
Box 1 FF 27 Speech Material, not dated
Box 1 FF 28 Petroglyphs, not dated
Box 1 FF 29 Photographs, 1/13/1973 - 2/10/1973
Box 1 FF 30 Preliminary Inventories, 1949
Box 1 FF 31 Preliminary Inventories, 1959 - 1964
Box 1 FF 32 Preliminary Inventories, 1958 - 1967
Box 1 FF 33 KMUW Programs, 1967
Box 1 FF 34 Richardson Manuscript, 4/4/1963
Box 1 FF 35 Judge William R. McLaury, 12/3/1967
Box 1 FF 36 Tape Transcriptions (Zeppelin), 10/1/1975 - 10/30/1975

Series 4 ‒ Newspaper clippings

Box 1 FF 37 Barbed Wire, 10/3/1966 - 8/1967
Box 1 FF 38 General, 2/6/1964 - 2/13/1977

Series 5 ‒ Trails

Box 1 FF 39 Abilene Trail, not dated
Box 1 FF 40 Articles, 10/7/1971
Box 1 FF 41 Aubrey Route, not dated
Box 1 FF 42 Chisholm Wagon Route, not dated
Box 1 FF 43 Correspondence, 11/18/1974 - 11/22/1974
Box 1 FF 44 Dodge City/Western Trail, 10/1965
Box 1 FF 45 Kansas Trails Transparency, not dated
Box 1 FF 46 Post Route Maps (Kansas and Oklahoma), 7/1/1959 - 3/1/1960
Box 1 FF 47 Santa Fe, not dated
Box 1 FF 48 Rath Trail, not dated
Box 1 FF 49 Various, 7/9/1969 - 1973
Box 1 FF 50 Wells Fargo, 1963 - 12/1966

Series 6 ‒ Presentations and Illustrations

Box 2 FF 1 Slides of presentation, “Sketches of Experiences,” by Gayle R. Davis, Ph.D., not dated
Box 2 FF 2 Two audio tapes of presentation, “Sketches of Experiences,” not dated
Box 2 FF 3 Set of five slides containing topographic maps with trails drawn on them. Details on the slides are out of focus. Also includes slides of Lake Texoma and Lake Murray. Not dated.
Box 2 FF 4 Slides of presentation, “A Cavalcade of Bands,” which the main theme is Big Band Musicians. Musicians that appear on the slides include: Billie Holliday, Frank Sinatra, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Glenn Miller, Guy Lombardo, Sammy Davis, Jr., Perry Como, Doris Day, the Andrew Sisters, Benny Goodman, Louis Armstrong, Stan Kenton, Bing Crosby, Artie Shaw, Jack Benny, Nat Cole, Lawrence Welk, Harry James, Sammy Kaye, Kay Kyser, Paul Whiteman, Dizzy Gillespie,Tommy Dorsey, Ted Weems, Dinah Shore, and many others. (George T. Simon’s book, The Big Bands, was used as a guide to identify persons in the slides.) Not dated.
Box 2 FF 5 Tape of unrelated radio programs, commercials, and news segments dating back to the 1960s.