Jim Sherow Collection

Collection Summary

Title: Jim Sherow Collection
Call Number: MS 94-17
Size: 0.25 linear feet
Acquisition: Donated by Jim Sherow
Processed By: JEO, 3-1-1994; JEF, 11-16-1998; MN, 2-22-2012
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.

Content Note

Audiotaped interviews conducted for Jim Sherow's master's thesis in history from Wichita State University comprise this collection. The interviews relate the history of Langdon, a small Kansas town that peaked in 1912 and declined between 1920 and 1950. Representing only a fraction of those conducted for the 1978 thesis, Langdon, Kansas: The Aging of a Rural Town, the three interviews in this collection provide a feeling for the life and times in Langdon from the late 1800s to the 1970s.

Detailed Description: Box and Folder Listing

Box 1 FF 1 Audiotapes (2) of an interview with Harlow Brown in Hutchinson, Kansas, 7-25-1977. The interview concerns the history of Langdon, Kansas, in the early 20th century.
Box 1 FF 2 Audiotape of an interview with Lucille Dunn in Langdon, Kansas, 7-28-1977. The interview includes second-hand accounts of Langdon history and events between 1885 and the early 20th century.
Box 1 FF 3 Audiotapes (2) of an interview with Ethel Miller in Langdon, Kansas, 7-5-1977. The interview includes accounts and stories of early Langdon history back to 1856 and also about early settlers of the area.