John Noyes Collection

Collection Summary

Title: John Noyes Collection
Call Number: MS 89-14
Size: 0.25 linear feet
Acquisition: Purchased from M & S Books, 1985
Processed by: AHC, 10-11-1988; JEF, 3-9-1998; MN, 11-26-2013
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

Authored by John Noyes, various printed materials concerning the Oneida community comprise this collection. One issue of The Witness, a newspaper about the utopian community edited by its founder Noyes, is included. Most documents in the collection date from the mid-19th century; however, a brochure stating the Oneida community is “the oldest and largest manufacturer of game traps” dates from the 1920s.

Detailed Description: Box and Folder Listing

Box 1 FF 1 Contains printed material written by John Noyes concerning the Oneida Community. Included is an issue of The Witness dated January 23, 1839, a brochure of Oneida traps, and an image of John Noyes.