Bob Gottschalk Collection

Collection Summary

Title: Bob Gottschalk Collection
Call Number: MS 88-15
Size: 2.0 linear feet
Acquisition: Donated by Katherine Gottschalk
Processed By: LTM, 9-24-1987; JEF, 2-4-1998; MN, 10-2008
Note: None
Restrictions: None

Literary Rights

Literary rights were 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 Bob Gottschalk Collection contains photographs, newspaper clippings, magazines and pamphlets that provide a sampling of Gottschalk’s work while he was a staff photographer for the Wichita Eagle newspaper and a freelance photographer during the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s. Much of the work in this collection contain photographs of famous early aviation personalities and of the University of Wichita (now Wichita State University).

Detailed Description: Box and Folder Listing

Box 1 FF 1 Newspaper clippings from the Wichita Sunday Eagle and the Wichita Beacon dated December 9, 1928, January 27 and April 27, 1929 that contain photographs by Bob Gottschalk.
Box 1 FF 2 Newspaper clippings from the Wichita Sunday Eagle and the Wichita Sunday Beacon dated March 15 and October 12, 1930 that contain photographs by Bob Gottschalk.
Box 1 FF 3 Newspaper clippings from the Wichita Sunday Eagle , Dayton Herald, and Dayton Journal dated throughout the year of 1931 that contain photographs by Bob Gottschalk.
Box 1 FF 4 Newspaper clippings from the Nassau Daily Review, Wichita Eagle and Wichita Beacon , and the University of Wichita’s Sunflower, 1932 to 1943, that have photographs taken and articles written by Bob Gottschalk.
Box 1 FF 5
Newsletters, the Kings-X-Tra, from local restaurant chain, 1939 and 1941, that contain photographs by Bob Gottschalk and others
Box 1 FF 6 Scene magazine, May 1938, a local magazine of Wichita, that contains photographs of and by Gottschalk and other local photographers.
Box 1 FF 7 The Saturday Evening Post, December 26, 1942 issue, that contains a photograph by Bob Gottschalk on page 61.
Box 1 FF 8 Contains 15 undated photographs of famous national and local personalities taken by Bob Gottschalk: Photo 1, Amelia Earhart standing by the side of the Beechnut auto gyro airplane; Photo 2, Captain James A. Mollison who was the first to fly the westbound Atlantic crossing alone; Photo 3, Art Goebel who flew the Beechcraft “Wool a Roc.” He was the first man to fly across the Pacific Ocean; Photo 4, Fred Hoyt, the first air mail pilot photographed at Stearman Field and who was lost in a snow storm close to his home in Montana; Photo 5, Stribbing and father in front of a Cessna airplane; Photo 6, Captain James A. Mollison; Photo 7, Beechcraft airplane “Wool a Roc” that was used to fly across the Pacific Ocean for the first time; Photo 8, Olive Ann Beech; Photo 9, Walter and Olive Ann Beech; Photo 10, Clayton Staples, art professor at the University of Wichita; Photo 11, Clayton Henri Staples painting a mural on top of some scaffolding; Photo 12, Staples’ paintings autographed by him to Bob Gottschalk; Photo 13, Joe McCray looking at a plaque honoring Wyatt Earp at the jail in Old Cowtown, Wichita; Photo 14, Jack Dempsey; Photo 15, Amelia Earhart.
Box 1 FF 9 Contains eight photographs that are oversized and were taken by Bob Gottschalk: Photo 1, “Moonlight on the River,” Wichita, dated 3-1-1931; Photo 2, Street between the City Building and the Eagle Building in Wichita; Photo 3, Collage of a new Beechcraft military airplane, probably dating from the late 1930s or early 1940s; Photo 4, Bob Arnholz; Photo 5, Beechcraft AT-10; Photo 6, Gottschalk taking a picture of picture of Arthur C. Goebel, 1927, and which is autographed by Goebel; Photo 7, Olive Ann Beech; Photo 8, Olive Ann Beech and Walter Beech.
Box 1 FF 10 Contains several newspaper clippings from the Wichita Beacon dating from 1932 to 1940 relating to college and civic life in Wichita.
Box 1 FF 11 Contains three pamphlets that contain photographs taken by Bob Gottschalk: “Summer Painting Conducted by Clayton Henri Staples,” Everyday Art, December 1937-January 1938, and The Municipal University of Wichita. circa 1940.
Box 1 FF 12 Contains five photographs of buildings on the University of Wichita campus: Photo 1, Auditorium (Wilner Auditorium); Photo 2, Administration Building (Jardine Hall); Photo 3, Auditorium (Wilner Auditorium); Photo 4, Administration Building (Jardine Hall) dated 2-22-1931; Photo 5, Clayton Henri Staples painting a mural on top of some scaffolding.