Charles C. Isely Papers

Collection Summary

Title: Charles C. Isely Papers
Call Number: MS 95-23
Size: 0.5 linear feet
Acquisition: Donated by Charles Isely, Jr.
Processed By: JEO, 4-1995; JEF, 12-21-1998; MN, 11-2012
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 Charles C. Isley Papers include manuscript copies of writing and articles. Isely, a candidate for U.S. Senate in the early 1940s, wrote many articles for various magazines, some Christian oriented, regarding issues of morality and international politics, and most are between 1930 and 1946. These writings offer insight into the events preceding and during World War II from a rural Western Kansas viewpoint as several address the effect of world events on wheat prices and the rural economy.

Detailed Description: Series Listing

Series 1 Box 1 Writings by Charles C. (C. C.) Isely. Arranged alphabetically by title. Majority date between 1930 and 1946; some articles are undated.

Detailed Description: Box and Folder Listing

Series 1 -- Writings by Charles C. (C. C.) Isely
     
Box 1 FF 1 “Aristides - First Democratic” by C. C. Isely, 1940. This file includes the taped article published by the Advocate on November 30. This file also includes “Isely for Senator Club” envelopes with titles of essays written on the envelopes.
Box 1 FF 2 “Balance Sheets” by C. C. Isely, 1940. This fie includes the taped manuscript copy of the article that was published in the February 4, 1940 issue of Atlantic Monthly. The articles concerns world history.
Box 1 FF 3 “Buck Passing - Democrat's Peril”, by C. C. Isely. This file includes a taped manuscript copy of “Proposal.”
Box 1 FF 4 “Building Fort Riley Beyond the Frontier” by C. C. Isley, 1940. This fie contains a typed manuscript copy of the article by Isely that appeared in the St. Louis Post Dispatch in March of 1940 concerning the history of Ft. Riley.
Box 1 FF 5 “Canst Thou Make a Covenant With a Crocodile?”, by C. C. Isely - Job 41. This file contains a taped manuscript criticizing liquor and alcohol.
Box 1 FF 6 “A Cup of Cold Water” by C. C. Isley, 1939. This file contains a taped manuscript of the editorial and several response letters from church school publications.
Box 1 FF 7 “The Devil Laughed” by C. C. Isely, 1936 and 1940. This file contains a typed manuscript of the Doubleday and Mercury article regarding pre World War II international politics.
Box 1 FF 8 “Exponent of Attack” by C. C. Isley, 1942. This file contains a taped manuscript for the Kansas City Star concerning America's “Tardiness” in World War II.
Box 1 FF 9 “Forgotten Lane” by C. C. Isley, 1977. This file contains two copies of the typed manuscript.
Box 1 FF 10 “Heroic Cryptograms” by C. C. Isely, 1940. This file contains several drafts of an article concerning stone fence posts in Kansas. The story is told in a sarcastic manner.
Box 1 FF 11 “Intransit” by C. C. Isely, 1940. This file contains an undated “War Correspondence” of Isely.
Box 1 FF 12 “Jesus Blindfolded” by C. C. Isely, 1942. This file contains a manuscript copy of an essay that appeared in Christian Century, Advocate, and Church School.
Box 1 FF 13 “Kola Entacha” by C. C. Isely, 1941. This file contains several drafts of the manuscript.
Box 1 FF 14 “The Old Northwest” by C. C. Isely, 1940. The file contains a copy of the manuscript that appeared in The Gazetteer.
Box 1 FF 15 “Reflections on Armistice Day” by C. C. Isely, 1935. This file contains a manuscript copy of an article published in the Dodge City Globe.
Box 1 FF 16 “Renaissance - 1939" by C. C. Isely. This file contains a copy of the manuscript.
Box 1 FF 17 “The Rulers of the Gentiles” by C. C. Isley, 1940. This file contains a manuscript copy of an article concerning rules and government.
Box 1 FF 18 “Saga of Wheat” by C. C. Isely, 1941. This file includes the manuscript, several letters by Isely corresponding to manuscript, and a copy of the Congressional Record.
Box 1 FF 19 “Those Terrible British” by C. C. Isely, 1945. This file contains the manuscript published in the Saturday Evening Post February 7, 1945 regarding British propaganda aimed at involving the United States in World War II.
Box 1 FF 20 “Will You Give Them a Stoney?” by C. C. Isely, 1945. This file contains a copy of the manuscript article and an acceptance letter from The Christian Advocate to Isely.
Box 1 FF 21 “What's In a Name?” by C. C. Isely. This file contains a copy of Isely's manuscript concerning Aristides Briand.
Box 1 FF 22 Book: “Cast Out the Demon Depression.” This file includes a copy of the 1932 book published by Isley.
Box 1 FF 23 Copy of “Methodist Layman.” This file contains a copy of the religious publication that on page 25 includes an article by Isely entitled “Freedom's Holy Light.”
Box 1 FF 24 News Clippings, 1930, 1941, and 1942. This includes clippings of articles by Isely. Included are The Morning Bee, The Dodge City Daily Globe, and Emporia Gazette. Also included are reprints from The Northwestern Miller.