Guide to Manuscript Collections

The guide is arranged by accession date, provides a synopsis of the individual collections, and presents links to the finding aids.

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MS 71-1
FEDERAL WRITERS PROJECT RECORDS FOR KANSAS OF THE WORK PROJECTS ADMINISTRATION
Materials: 9.5 linear feet
Subjects: United States Work Projects Administration, Kansas -- Description and travel
      As part of the WPA American Guide Series, Kansas' first guidebook resulted from the research papers contained in this collection. Nearly half of Kansas counties -- 51 of 105 -- are described in these papers. The subjects examined include the following: geography, early settlement history, music, religion, art, education, agriculture, industry, government, transportation, tourist accommodations, points of interest, and notable personalities. Biographical data about the writers is included as well as their personal evaluations of the Federal Writers Project.


MS 72-1
KANSAS-NEBRASKA BILL PAMPHLET COLLECTION
      This collection has been transferred to the rare book section; S.C. 3100 767-808 are the call numbers.

MS 72-2
POPULIST PERIOD PAMPHLETS
      This collection has been transferred to the rare book section; S.C. 3960 is the call number.

MS 72-3
BIMETALLISM AND THE NATIONAL CURRENCY SYSTEM PAMPHLETS
Materials: 1.0 linear feet
Subjects: Bimetallism, Money -- United States -- History, Currency question -- United States.
      Written in the late 1800s and early 1900s, these pamphlets include discussions of monetary and currency questions by Abraham Lincoln, William McKinley, William Sherman and others.

MS 72-4
PROHIBITION PAMPHLETS
Materials: 0.5 linear feet
Subjects: Prohibition, Temperance, Prohibition -- Kansas, Temperance -- Kansas, Prohibition -- Ohio, Temperance -- Ohio.
      This collection includes publications on issues of prohibition and temperance.

MS 72-5
WORLD WAR I PAMPHLETS
Materials: 7.5 linear feet
Subjects: League of Nations, World War -- 1914-1918.
      These pamphlets concern countries involved in World War I: Belgium, Italy, Balkan States, Austria-Hungary, Italy, France, Germany, United States, India, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, Ukraine, Turkey, and Great Britain and its empire. The issues of militarism, world peace, the League of Nations, the world situation in interim period between wars, and the permanent Court of International Justice are examined in the pamphlets.

MS 72-6
WORLD WAR II PAMPHLETS
Materials: 10.5 linear feet
Subjects: World War -- 1939-1945.
      These pamphlets concern countries involved in World War II: Baltic States, Australia, Belgium, Canada, some African nations, France, Greece, Hungary, United States, Norway, Czechoslovakia, India, Germany, Great Britain, Latin America, Netherlands, Scandinavia, China, Spain, Poland, Japan and Yugoslavia. Some pamphlets include discussions regarding the United Nations and international peace in the post-war period. This collection also includes propaganda posters.

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MS 73-1
EUNICE MCINTOSH MERRILL COLLECTION OF WILLIAM LLOYD GARRISON PAPERS
Materials: 5.5 linear feet
Subjects: Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879; Slavery -- United States -- Anti-slavery movement; Abolitionists -- United States.
See also: MS 74-6, Eunice McIntosh Merrill Collection of William Lloyd Garrison Family Papers; MS 91-9, Walter Merrill Research Collection of William Lloyd Garrison Papers
      These manuscripts and rare books relate to Garrison, his family, his associates, and the anti-slavery cause. William Lloyd Garrison was an American journalist and reformer. He was the founder and publisher of the Liberator, a famous anti-slavery journal, and was one of the founding members of the Anti-Slavery Society.

MS 73-2
CONGRESSIONAL PAPERS OF KANSAS CONGRESSMAN HOMER HOCH, 1919-1933
Materials: 17.0 linear feet
Subjects: Hoch, Homer, 1879-1949; United States -- Politics and Government; United States Congress House; Kansas -- Officials and Employees -- Sources; Legislators -- United States -- Kansas -- Sources
NOTE: Collection stored in off-site facility. Contact Special Collections regarding retrieval..
      This collection includes files, correspondence and documents relating to Kansas, post offices, World War I, the Hoch-Smith Resolution, disarmament, Ku Klux Klan, legislation, Tennessee Valley Authority, Republican Party, tariffs, and United States House of Representatives. Hoch represented the 4th Congressional District of Kansas which included Marion, Kansas, his hometown.

MS 73-3
CONGRESSIONAL PAPERS OF KANSAS CONGRESSMAN JOHN M. HOUSTON, 1935-1953
Materials: 3.0 linear feet
Subjects: Houston, John Mills, 1890-1975; United States -- Politics and Government -- 1933-1945; United States Congress House; Kansas -- Officials and Employees -- Sources; Legislators -- United States -- Kansas -- Sources
NOTE: Collection stored in off-site facility. Contact Special Collections regarding retrieval.
      These papers include general correspondence, speeches, and newspaper clippings. Other documents relate to the National Labor Relations Board, the Taft-Hartley Law, election campaigns, the State Department, and Harry S. Truman.

MS 73-4
CONGRESSIONAL PAPERS OF IOWA CONGRESSMAN BERT A. BANDSTRA, 1965-1966
Materials: 17.5 linear feet
Subjects: Bandstra, Bert A., 1922- ; Iowa -- Officials and Employees -- Sources; Postal Service -- United States; Interstate Commerce -- United States; Poverty; Public Welfare -- Law and Legislation; Democratic Party (U.S.); United States -- Economic Conditions
NOTE: Collection stored in off-site facility. Contact Special Collections regarding retrieval.
      These papers include general, Democratic Party and State Department correspondence. The subjects in other files and documents include the following: agriculture, congressional committees, programs to combat poverty, interstate commerce, postal positions, and the military. These papers date from 1965 to 1966.

MS 73-5
CONGRESSIONAL PAPERS OF KANSAS CONGRESSMAN MYRON V. GEORGE, 1950-1959
Materials: 2.5 linear feet
Subjects: George, Myron Virgil, 1900-1972; United States -- Politics and Government -- 1953-1961; United States Congress, House; Kansas -- Officials and Employees -- Sources; Legislators -- United States -- Kansas -- Sources; Flood control -- Kansas.
NOTE: Collection stored in off-site facility. Contact Special Collections regarding retrieval.
      From 1950 to 1959, Myron V. George represented the people of Chanute and its vicinity in the U.S. House of Representatives. Files, photographs and newspaper clippings relating to his work, legislation, voting record, and election campaigns are included. Many of the documents in this collection contain information about dams and flood control in Kansas.

MS 73-6
CONGRESSIONAL PAPERS OF COLORADO CONGRESSMAN WILLIAM S. HILL, 1941-1959
Materials: 3.5 linear feet
Subjects: Hill, William Silas, 1886-1972; United States -- Politics and Government -- 1953-1961; United States Congress, House; Colorado -- Officials and Employees -- Sources; Legislators -- United States -- Colorado -- Sources.
NOTE: Collection stored in off-site facility. Contact Special Collections regarding retrieval.
      These papers contain information on European-American relations, the Department of Agriculture, Pearl Harbor, Un-American activities, World War II, and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization. Speeches by and newspaper clippings about Hill also are included.

MS 73-7
PAPERS OF WILLIAM JARDINE AS SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE, DIPLOMAT, AND UNIVERSITY OF WICHITA PRESIDENT
Materials: 10.0 linear feet
Subjects: Jardine, William Marion, 1879-1955; Diplomats -- United States; University of Wichita Wichita, Kansas -- History; Diplomats -- United States; Wichita State University -- Presidents; Agriculture -- United States; Wichita State University -- History; Colleges and Universities -- Kansas -- Wichita; College Presidents -- Kansas -- Wichita; Coolidge, Calvin, 1872-1933; Education, Higher -- Kansas; Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964; Eisenhower, Dwight David, 1890-1969; Eisenhower, Milton Stover, 1899-1985.
      While the William Jardine papers cover many topics, the greater part of the material mainly concerns the University of Wichita, now Wichita State University, and its continued expansion. Some of the various topics are among the following: faculty concerns, sorority and fraternity matters, campus parking, student aid and activities, commencement, location of new departments, and teacher protection and retirement. The material involving Jardine as a diplomat to Egypt and as Secretary of Agriculture is contained in the correspondence files. Some notable correspondents include Calvin Coolidge, Herbert Hoover, Dwight Eisenhower, and Milton Eisenhower. Jardine was the president of the University of Wichita from 1934 to 1949.

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MS 74-1
CONGRESSIONAL PAPERS OF CALIFORNIA CONGRESSMAN JOHN G. SCHMITZ, 1970-1973
Materials: 60.5 linear feet
Subjects: Schmitz, John George, 1930- ; United States -- Politics and government; United States Congress, House; California -- Officials and Employees -- Sources; Legislators -- United States -- California -- Sources.
NOTE: Collection stored in off-site facility. Contact Special Collections regarding retrieval.
      The following general categories represent the materials found in this collection: correspondence; correspondence with constituents; proceedings of committee hearings and reports; speeches and addresses made before Congress and at local meetings; legislation; Republican party; presidential campaign correspondence and literature; and books, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, and memorabilia. Schmitz represented the 35th Congressional District of California. The collection reflects very little on Schmitz's 1972 run for president, his membership in the John Birch Society, and his personal life and opinions.

MS 74-2
NICARAGUA AND ISTHMIAN CANAL COMMISSION COLLECTION, 1899-1904
Materials: 0.5 linear feet
Subjects: Nicaragua Canal, Panama Canal
      These papers include the correspondence, memoranda and photographs of the Nicaraguan and Isthmian Canal Commissions. Subjects covered include the Nicaraguan route and its subsequent abandonment, the Isthmian route, and the negotiations with the surrounding country of Colombia. The correspondence is between members of the commissions. Photographs show early stages of canal construction, circa 1897.

MS 74-3
EDWARD EVERETT HALE PAPERS, 1852-1907
Materials: 0.5 linear feet
Subjects: South Congregational Church, Richmond, Virginia; Schools -- Virginia; Education -- Virginia; Hale, Edward Everett, 1822-1909.
      These papers concern the establishment, financing, and staffing of a school by the South Congregational Church of Richmond, Virginia. The correspondence covers the years 1852-1907. Hale was an American clergyman and author who served as pastor of the South Congregational Church from 1856 to 1901.

MS 74-4
JAMES W. GRIMES PAPERS, 1862-1872
Materials: 0.5 linear feet
Subjects: Grimes, James Wilson, 1816-1872; United States -- Politics and Government -- 1865-1877; Walker, John G., United States Navy -- History; Reconstruction; Securities -- United States -- Sources; United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Naval Operations.
      A series of letters from James W. Grimes to his nephew, John G. Walker, comprises this collection. The correspondence, dating from 1862 to 1872, covers many topics including the abolition of slavery, the reentry of Southern states into the Union, and naval experiences. Grimes was governor of Iowa from 1854 to 1858. He held a seat in the U.S. Senate from 1859 until his 1869 resignation. As a U.S. Senator he was involved in the Senate trial of President Andrew Johnson.

MS 74-5
MANUSCRIPT OF A HISTORY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF WICHITA
Materials: 0.5 linear feet
Subjects: Wichita State University -- History; Isely Family; Fairmount College, Wichita, Kansas -- History; Isely, Bliss; University of Wichita, Wichita, Kansas -- History; Duncan, Kunigunde.
See also: MS 87-38, Walter Graves Manuscript of Early Fairmount College; MS 88-31, Isely Family Papers; MS 89-4, M. Alice Isely Papers; MS 89-7, Dr. John Rydjord Papers; MS 91-2, Kenneth Isely Collection of Bliss and Flora Isely Papers.
      Written by Bliss Isely and Kunigunde Duncan, this unpublished manuscript traces the development of Wichita State University from its inception in 1895 as Fairmount College through its municipal period as the University of Wichita. Its title is Oak From Acorn: A History of the University of Wichita. Included also are notes used in the manuscript's preparation and miscellaneous correspondence of the Isely family.

MS 74-6
EUNICE MCINTOSH MERRILL COLLECTION OF WILLIAM LLOYD GARRISON FAMILY PAPERS
Materials: 2.5 linear feet
Subjects: Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879; Villard, Fanny Garrison, 1844-1928; Garrison, Francis Maria; Garrison, Francis Jackson, 1848-1916; Garrison, Helen Benson, 1811-1876; Slavery -- United States -- Anti-slavery movement; Garrison, William Lloyd, Jr., 1838-1909; Abolitionists -- United States; Garrison, Wendell Phillips, 1840-1907
See also: MS 73-1, Eunice McIntosh Merrill Collection of William Lloyd Garrison Papers; MS 91-9, Walter Merrill Research Collection of William Lloyd Garrison Papers.
      Dating from 1845 to 1875, manuscripts and family correspondence that relate to the anti-slavery movement comprise this collection. Five family members are represented in the papers: Francis Maria Garrison, mother of William Lloyd Garrison; his wife, Helen Eliza Benson Garrison; and three of their children, William Lloyd Garrison, Jr., Helen Frances (Fanny) Garrison Villard, and Francis Jackson Garrison. William Lloyd Garrison was the founder and publisher of the Liberator, a famous anti-slavery journal, and was one of the founding members of the Anti-Slavery Society.

MS 74-7
KANSA INDIANS -- PUBLISHED BOOK MANUSCRIPT
Materials: 0.5 linear feet
Subjects: Kansa Indians -- History; Unrau, William E., 1929-
      This collection contains the original manuscript of a book by Dr. William E. Unrau, a history professor at Wichita State University. The book, Kansa Indians, recounts the story of the Native Americans of Kansas, the Wind People, from 1673 to 1873. It covers the appearance of the first French explorers to the final subjugation of the Kansa Indians in the forced migration of 1873.

MS 74-8
THE MOMENT OF TRUTH -- PUBLISHED BOOK MANUSCRIPT
Materials: 1.0 linear feet
Subjects: Goeney, William, 1914-
      The original rough draft, uncorrected proofs, correspondence and newspaper clippings by and about William Goeney, the author and a budget director for the Wichita Boeing Airplane Company, constitute this collection. The Moment of Truth is a novel of love and intrigue in the field of business insurance. An autographed copy of the book is also included.

MS 74-9
EPISTLES OF ST. PAUL, ETHIOPIC, 18TH CENTURY
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: Bible -- Manuscripts, Ethiopic; Manuscripts, Ethiopic.
      Dating back to the 18th century, this specimen of Ethiopic manuscript art is one of few in western libraries.

MS 74-10
ETHIOPIC PSALMS, 19TH CENTURY
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: Bible, Old Testament, Psalms, Ethiopic -- Manuscripts; Manuscripts, Ethiopic
      The Psalms are an example of Ethiopic manuscript art from the 19th century.

MS 74-11
HEBREW SCROLL OF ESTHER, SYNAGOGUE COPY, 19TH CENTURY
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: Bible, Old Testament, Esther; Purim (Feast of Esther); Scrolls, Ethiopian
      This synagogue copy of the Hebrew Scroll of Esther dates back to the 19th century.

MS 74-12
COURAGE IS THE PRICE -- PUBLISHED BOOK MANUSCRIPT
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: Earhart, Amelia, 1897-1937; Morrisey, Muriel Earhart, 1900-
      Courage is the Price is the story of Amelia Earhart's life as told by her sister, Muriel Earhart Morrisey. Included is the original rough draft, copies of photographs appearing in the book, and an autographed copy of the publication. Born in Atchison, Kansas, Amelia Earhart was an American aviator. Her accomplishments included the following: first woman to cross the Atlantic Ocean by airplane, 1928; first woman to fly the Atlantic solo, 1928; and first Hawaii-to-mainland solo, 1935. During an around-the-world flight attempt in 1937 Earhart was lost and presumed dead.

MS 74-13
DANIEL MCCORMICK PAPERS
Materials: 12.0 linear feet
Subjects: McCormick, Daniel; American wit and humor, Pictorial; Editorial cartoons -- United States; Cartoonists -- United States; Political cartoons; Cartoons -- United States
NOTE: Collection stored in off-site facility. Contact Special Collections regarding retrieval.
      This collection of the Daniel McCormick papers contains correspondence as well as his cartoons, published and unpublished. Newspaper and magazine clippings of other cartoonists work along with other memorabilia also are included. McCormick began his career as a cartoonist shortly after World War II, and his cartoons were published in such notable magazines as Colliers, Saturday Evening Post and American.

MS 74-14
RALPH RICHARDS PAPERS
Materials: 5.5 linear feet
Subjects: Richards, Ralph, 1871-1962; Fort Scott, Kansas -- History
      The Ralph Richards Papers are composed primarily of original manuscripts, speeches and plays, dating from 1918 to 1952. Memorabilia and a manuscript of a history of Fort Scott also are included in this collection. Richards was an attorney, newspaperman, lecturer and amateur historian from Fort Scott.

MS 74-15
LEGISLATIVE PAPERS OF DONALD BELL, KANSAS, 1967-1971
Materials: 5.5 linear feet
Subjects: Bell, Donald, 1928- ; Abortion -- Kansas; Education -- Finance -- Kansas; Strip Mining -- Kansas; Taxation -- Kansas; Kansas -- Officials and employees; Law Enforcement -- Kansas
NOTE: Collection stored in off-site facility. Contact Special Collections regarding retrieval.
      These legislative papers of Donald Bell are primarily concerned with educational finance and taxation in Kansas. Files on such topics as metropolitan law enforcement, abortion and strip mining also are included.

MS 74-16
WILLIAM SULZER COLLECTION
Materials: 0.5 linear feet
Subjects: Sulzer, William, 1863-1941; Prohibition Party; Smith, Alfred Emanuel, 1873-1944; New York City -- Politics and government -- 1890-1951; Tammany Hall
NOTE: Collection stored in off-site facility. Contact Special Collections regarding retrieval.
      There is one item in the collection: a scrapbook containing correspondence, clippings and pamphlets. The topics covered in the scrapbook include Sulzer's impeachment as governor of New York, Al Smith's nomination for the Presidency, the Prohibition Party, and Tammany Hall. The scrapbook gives some insight into machine politics in the late 1920s, both in New York state and on the national level. Sulzer was Congressman from New York in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1895 to 1912. He was impeached and removed from the governorship of New York from 1913 after quarreling with the Tammany Hall organization.

MS 74-17
EDWIN MARKHAM PAPERS
Materials: 1.5 linear feet
Subjects: Markham, Edwin, 1852-1940
      Correspondence between the Markham family and Cornelius Greenway, dating from 1890 to 1950, constitute the greater part of this collection. Some examples of Markham poetry also are included, as are lecture notes, autographs, newspapers clippings and other memorabilia. Edwin Markham was an American poet who achieved success with the publication of a poem of social protest, The Man With the Hoe, in 1899.

MS 74-18
MAY WILLIAMS WARD PAPERS
Materials: 18.0 linear feet
Subjects: Ward, May Williams; Women poets -- Kansas; Poets, American -- Kansas; Poetry -- 20th Century; Poetry -- Women authors
See also: MS 79-3, Nora B. Cunningham Papers; and MS 79-4, Omah Scott Horton Papers
      The May Williams Ward papers consist of her diaries, correspondence, literary and art works, memorabilia, photographs, scrapbooks, and financial documents that reflect her personal life and professional career as a writer. Adding further dimension to the collection is a transcript of a taped interview with Ward by Samuel Sackett of Fort Hays State College recorded in 1959. A 1951 masters thesis of which Ward is the subject is part of the collection. Ward, a native Kansan, gained national recognition as a poet by 1925. Her literary career spanned nearly 50 years, highlighted by her publication in national magazines such as Life; her selection to attend the MacDowell Colony in New Hampshire representing literary arts; her editing of The Harp, a national poetry magazine; and the publication of seven of her books.

MS 74-19
SEVEN MILES OF WIRE -- AND A SWIZZLE STICK
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: Glenn, John, 1921- ; Manned Space Flight; Project Mercury
      This collection consists of an original manuscript that recounts the saga of the construction and engineering aspects of the Friendship 7 Mercury spacecraft. The manuscript is autographed by John Glenn, the first American to orbit the earth in this spacecraft.

MS 74-20
HEBREW MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: Marriage customs and rites; Marriage records; Marriage (Jewish Law)
      Written on vellum, this certificate dates to the 16th century.

MS 74-21
AMERICANIZATION MOVEMENT
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: Americanization; Self-determination, National; Citizenship -- United States; National Committee of One Hundred
      This collection is comprised of correspondence and a transcript of proceedings at a national conference. This conference, held just before the United States entry into World War I, was attended by State Governors of the National Bureau of Education and by the National Committee of One Hundred. The uneasiness of Americans about the influences of the Communist Revolution and the German Kaiser is reflected in the conference proceedings.

MS 74-22
J. HUDSON MCKNIGHT PAPERS
Materials: 0.5 linear feet
Subjects: McKnight, J. Hudson, 1862-1925; Banks and banking -- Kansas -- History.
      This collection chiefly contains records of J. Hudson McKnight; financial transactions in real estate, stocks, and bonds from 1908 to 1922. A deposit ledger book, photographs, and other memorabilia also are included. McKnight was the owner of the McKnight Wholesale Hardware Company in Wichita. He also acted as Treasurer-Secretary of the Trans-Mississippi Congress held in Wichita in 1899. He and his wife bequeathed funds to the University of Wichita for the construction of an arts center. Built in 1973, it is known as the McKnight Art Center at Wichita State University.

MS 74-23
A PAST TO DRAW ON
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: Glenn, John, 1921- ; Project Mercury
      This manuscript, autographed by the author, John Glenn, embodies his expression of the inspiration of man to explore the stars and his ideas on the people needed to accomplish these explorations. This account also gives a condensed version of the life of Glenn from his first car to his first space flight in the space ship, the Friendship 7. Glenn became the first man to orbit the Earth in a manned space vehicle. After leaving the space program, Glenn served several terms in the United States Senate.

MS 74-24
BRAVE WORDS FOR A STARTLING OCCASION
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: Ellison, Ralph; American literature -- Afro-American authors
      This collection contains a manuscript of a speech autographed by Ralph Ellison. Upon winning the 1953 National Book Award for his book, Invisible Man, Ellison delivered the speech. Surprise is evident in the speech as this was his first published novel. Ellison served as an editor on the Negro Quarterly and has taught at various academic institutions since 1939.

MS 74-25
FOUNDING OF ARKANSAS CITY, KANSAS
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: Arkansas City, Kansas -- History.
      Documents relating to the founding of Arkansas City in September 1870 constitute this collection. The collection includes material on the formation of the Arkansas City Town Company and a quit-claim deed for the township land. As told by a settler to his granddaughter, a story describing the settlement is also included.

MS 74-26
MOLLY WARREN WILCOX PAPERS
Materials: 0.5 linear feet
Subjects: Wilcox, Molly Warren, 1880-1974; Women -- Kansas -- History; Women in Journalism -- Kansas; Fairmount College, Wichita, Kansas -- History
      The Molly Warren Wilcox papers give an excellent account of life in the 1890s and early 1900s. She writes about the problems faced by women in their efforts to forge careers in a male-dominated society. Wilcox was one the first womens editors who actually was a woman. Wilcox was a member of the third graduating class of Fairmount College, now Wichita State University. She owned and edited the Democrat, Wichitas oldest weekly newspaper, from 1925 to 1952.

MS 74-27
MY LAI INCIDENT -- MARCH 16, 1968: TRIAL OF CAPTAIN ERNEST MEDINA
Materials: 3 linear feet
Subjects: Medina, Ernest; My Lai Massacre, Vietnam, 1968; Courts-martial and courts of inquiry -- United States
      This collection regarding the My Lai Incident contains the transcript of the proceedings of the court martial of Captain Ernest Medina. Charges against him included premeditated murder and assault with a deadly weapon at the Vietnamese village of My Lai. Medina subsequently was acquitted of all charges after a lengthy and involved trial. The collection also contains court documents and photographs of the murder scene.

MS 74-28
KANSAS PLACE-NAMES -- PUBLISHED BOOK MANUSCRIPT
Materials: 1.5 linear feet
Subjects: Names, Geographical -- Kansas; Rydjord, John
See also: MS 89-7, Dr. John Rydjord Papers
      This published manuscript describes the origins and meanings of Kansas town, river, and settlement names. The collection includes a hand-corrected manuscript and galley proofs of the book, Kansas Place-Names. This original corrected manuscript includes a listing of towns in Kansas, the names of their founders, and an extensive bibliography. The author, Dr. John Rydjord, was dean of the Graduate School and a history professor at the University of Wichita, the predecessor of Wichita State University.

MS 74-29
HENRY S. WETMORE PAPERS
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: Wetmore, Henry S.; Voter registration -- Georgia
      The Papers of Henry S. Wetmore chiefly consist of photocopied correspondence, dated 1867-1868. Wetmore was in charge of voter registration in Savannah, Georgia following the Civil War. He also was employed as an insurance adjuster working primarily with cases involving ships.

MS 74-30
THOMAS MANN PAPERS
Materials: 0.5 linear feet
Subjects: Mann, Thomas, 1875-1955 -- Correspondence; Authors, German -- 20th century -- Correspondence; Mann, Thomas, 1875-1955 -- Friends and associates; Van Dowski, Herbert Lee
      Consisting primarily of correspondence between Mann and Dr. Herbert Lewandowski, this collection also includes newspaper clippings and several works about Mann, the most notable by Lewandowski writing under the pen name of Lee van Dowski. All documents are written in German.

MS 74-31
FLOYD B. STREETER PAPERS
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: Streeter, Floyd Benjamin, 1888-1956; Kansas -- History; Millett, Eugene B.; Ellsworth, Kansas -- History; Cattle trade -- Kansas -- History
      This collection contains the original manuscript copy of an unpublished biography by Floyd Streeter, entitled Longhorns Shorthorns: The Life and Times of Captain Eugene Barlett Millett, A Cattleman of the Old West. Through the story of Captain Millett, Streeter recounts the saga of the rise of the cattle industry in Kansas from the 1890s to 1916. A reprint of Tragedies of a Kansas Cow Town, an article by the same author and published in The Aerend, vol. V, nos. 2-3, 1934, includes marginalia by Streeter. Streeter was a librarian and professor of library science from 1926 to 1956 at Fort Hays State College, the predecessor to Fort Hays State University, in Hays, Kansas.

MS 74-32
RAYMOND AND ZELLA JEFFERIES PAPERS
Materials: 0.5 linear feet
Subjects: Jefferies, Raymond H.; Kansas -- History -- 1865-1950; Jefferies, Zella; Cookery -- Kansas; Agriculture -- Accounting; Crop yields -- Kansas -- Sources
      Six journals kept by Raymond and Zella Jefferies from 1890 to 1940 comprise this collection. The entries detail the operation of their farms in Kansas. Daily expense tallies, diary entries, crop production yields, and recipes for foods and medicines are included in the journals.

MS 74-33
WILLIAM A. AYRES PAPERS
Materials: 1 linear foot
Subjects: Ayres, William A., 1867-1952; United States -- Politics and government -- 1945-1953; USS Wichita (Heavy Cruiser); United States -- Officials and employees -- 1945-1953
NOTE: Collection stored in off-site facility. Contact Special Collections regarding retrieval.
      The collection contains correspondence, reports and miscellaneous materials relating to Ayres duties as a member of the Federal Trade Commission from 1934 to 1952. A significant portion concerns the launching, commissioning, and activities of the U.S.S. Wichita.

MS 74-34
ALEXANDER TELFORD CATALOGUE OF BOOKS
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: Telford, Alexander -- Library -- Catalogs
      This catalogue is a listing of books and their prices as purchased by Alexander Telford for his personal library. The books were acquired between 1848 and 1863.

MS 74-36
THE DICTATOR -- UNPUBLISHED MANUSCRIPT
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: Mahfouz, Issam.
      Two manuscript copies of The Dictator, a two-act play by Issam Mahfouz, comprise this collection. Originally written in Arabic, these manuscripts are French translations. Some biographical information about the author is contained in the collection as well.

MS 74-37
CENTURY II
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: Cutler, Bruce, 1930- ; Wichita Kansas -- Public buildings; Public buildings
      This collection consists of various drafts of the poem, Century II, from its conception to its final published form. The poem was written by Bruce Cutler in response to the January 11, 1969 dedication of the Century II building in downtown Wichita. Cutler was a faculty member at the University of Wichita and Wichita State University from 1960 to 1987.

MS 74-38
WILLIAM L. RILEY PAPERS
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: Riley, William L.; United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives, Union; United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Prisoners and prisons
      The William L. Riley papers contain documents and materials relating to his service as a Union soldier during the Civil War. Captain Riley was captured by the Confederates. An account of his capture, escape and return to his unit is contained in the collection. Two diaries dating from 1864 and 1866 provide insight into routine of military life. His pension application and pension record are also included in the collection.

MS 74-39
TIMOTHY PICKERING PAPERS
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: Pickering, Timothy, 1745-1829; Pickering, John; United States -- Politics and government -- 1783-1809
      Timothy Pickering, a Federalist and an intimate friend of George Washington, held the posts of Secretary of War, Postmaster General, and Secretary of State in the Washington Cabinet. He also served as a United States Senator and Representative from Massachusetts. This collection contains his diaries, account books, financial documents, and correspondence, some original and some transcribed by hand. Miscellaneous correspondence and memorabilia of John Pickering, his son, are also included.

MS 74-40
ADMIRAL JOHN G. WALKER COLLECTION OF FAMILY PAPERS
Materials: 5 linear feet
Subjects: Walker, John Grimes, 1835-1907; Johnson, Andrew, 1808-1875 -- Impeachment; Nicaragua Canal. James, Jesse, 1847-1882; Isthmian Canal Commission; Younger Brothers
      The collection of Admiral John G. Walker Family Papers contains correspondence dated 1865 to 1907, spanning the years from Walkers engagement to Rebecca Pickering to his death. Walker served as an instructor at Annapolis as well as a member of the Nicaragua Canal Commission and as the president of the Isthmian Canal Commission. The impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson, James W. Grimes estate, the Scheley Affair, the Isthmian Canal Commission, and family concerns are detailed in the correspondence. Home remedies and some materials about Jesse James and the Younger Brothers in a bank hold-up in Minnesota comprise another part of the collection.

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MS 75-1
WOLF CREEK GENERATING STATION ENVIRONMENTAL REPORT
Materials: 2.5 linear feet
Subjects: Nuclear power plants -- Environmental aspects -- Kansas. Wolf Creek Generating Station (Kan.). Nuclear power plants -- Kansas -- Wolf Creek. Electric power plants -- Kansas -- Wolf Creek.
See also: MS 75-2, Standard Nuclear Unit Power Plant System (SNUPPS) Preliminary Safety Analysis Report; MS 75-3, Wolf Creek Generating Station Addendum to the Standard Nuclear Unit Power Plant System; MS 87-1, R. C. (Pete) Loux Collection; and MS 92-24, Kansas State Corporation Commission: Wolf Creek Hearing and Infill Drilling.
      The Wolf Creek Generating Station Environmental Report collection concerns the then-proposed nuclear power plant at Burlington, Kansas. The report evaluates the possible consequences of nuclear power plants on human life and the environment as well as the probable effects of the nuclear plant on the area's archaeology, geology, hydrology, meteorology and ecology. Nuclear waste and its disposal, nuclear fuel transportation, transmission facilities and safety precautions also are discussed. The final portion of the collection deals with issues of availability of alternative energy resources and cost-benefit analysis of nuclear power as a method of fuel diversification.

MS 75-2
STANDARD NUCLEAR UNIT POWER PLANT SYSTEM (SNUPPS) PRELIMINARY SAFETY ANALYSIS REPORT
Materials: 2 linear feet
Subjects: Wolf Creek Nuclear Generating Station (Kan.) Nuclear power plants -- Design and construction. Nuclear power plants -- Kansas -- Wolf Creek. Nuclear power plants -- Evaluation. Nuclear power plants -- Safety measures.
See also: MS 75-1, Wolf Creek Generating Station Environmental Report; MS 75-3, Wolf Creek Generating Station Addendum to the Standard Nuclear Unit Power Plant System; MS 87-1, R. C. (Pete) Loux Collection; and MS 92-24, Kansas State Corporation Commission: Wolf Creek Hearing and Infill Drilling.
      SNUPPS represents an attempt to implement nuclear power plant standardization. These reports from the 1970s consists of standard plans applicable to future nuclear plants to be constructed throughout the nation.

MS 75-3
WOLF CREEK GENERATING STATION ADDENDUM TO THE STANDARD NUCLEAR UNIT POWER PLANT SYSTEM
Materials: 5 linear feet
Subjects: Wolf Creek Nuclear Generating Station (Kan.); Nuclear power plants -- Kansas -- Wolf Creek. Nuclear power plants -- Safety measures. Electric power plants -- Kansas -- Wolf Creek. Nuclear power plants -- Design and construction.
See also: MS 75-1, Wolf Creek Generating Station Environmental Report; MS 75-2, Standard Nuclear Unit Power Plant System (SNUPPS) Preliminary Safety Analysis Report; MS 87-1, R. C. (Pete) Loux Collection; and MS 92-24, Kansas State Corporation Commission: Wolf Creek Hearing and Infill Drilling.
      The Wolf Creek Generating Station addendum represents an application of the Standard Nuclear Unit Power Plant System (SNUPPS) for a specific location: Wolf Creek Nuclear Generating Station at Burlington, Kansas. These reports include generalized descriptions of the station and its site characteristics, including the hydrology, demography, meteorology and geology of the area. The design of the structure, system components, and the generation of electric power are addressed as well as plant operation, testing, and quality assurance. There is a section offering other modifications designed to multiply nuclear power plant potential and to provide a safety margin against possible radioactive accidents.

MS 75-4
CONGRESSIONAL PAPERS OF KANSAS CONGRESSMAN J. FLOYD BREEDING, 1957-1963
Materials: 35.5 linear feet
Subjects: Breeding, J. Floyd, 1901-1977. United States -- Politics and government -- 1945- United States. Congress. House. Kansas -- Officials and employees -- Sources. Legislators -- United States -- Kansas -- Sources.
NOTE: Collection stored in off-site facility. Contact Special Collections regarding retrieval.
      This collection covers the political career of Kansas Congressman J. Floyd Breeding who represented Kansas in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1957 to 1963. Manuscripts, correspondence, newspaper clippings, press releases, campaign advertisements, recorded speeches and films are included as well as documentation of campaign contributions and expenditures. Correspondence between Breeding and his campaign manager, Lawrence Brennan, offers insight into Kansas' political climate during the 1950s and 1960s. Breeding also served on the Standing Committee on Agriculture and as a consultant with the U.S. Department of Agriculture in attempts to capitalize on the world's grain market.

MS 75-5
FREDERICK J. WAUGH COLLECTION
Photographs: 1.5 linear feet
Subjects: Waugh, Frederick Judd, 1861-1940.
      The Frederick J. Waugh Collection consists of four volumes of photographic reproductions of his paintings, complete with notations of their present owners and locations, if known. The sea is the primary subject of Waugh's paintings; however, two self-portraits are included.

MS 75-6
CONGRESSIONAL PAPERS OF KANSAS CONGRESSMAN RANDOLPH CARPENTER, 1929-1948
Materials: 20.5 linear feet
Subjects: Carpenter, William Randolph, 1894-1956. United States -- Politics and government -- 1933-1945. United States. Congress. House. Kansas -- Officials and employees -- Sources. Legislators -- United States -- Kansas -- Sources.
See also: MS 89-17, William H. Carpenter Papers.
NOTE: Collection stored in off-site facility. Contact Special Collections regarding retrieval.
      This collection of Congressional papers covers the period from 1929 to the late 1940s, encompassing many of the economic problems caused by the Depression. Agriculture, the oil industry, and the Works Progress Administration (WPA) are among the subjects included in these materials from Carpenter's tenure in the Kansas House of Representatives and United States House. There is extensive information on New Deal programs, the controversial bid by Franklin D. Roosevelt for a fourth term as President, and Democratic Party activities at local and national levels as well as documents about the Star-Landon-Ratner Political Machine in Kansas politics of the late 1930s and early 1940s. Carpenter's private law practice is represented through client files and correspondence. An extensive compilation of WWI training manuals that describe weaponry and troop maneuvers originate from Carpenter's military service and are included in this collection.

MS 75-7
GEORGE A. CRAWFORD PAPERS
Materials: 1 linear foot
Subjects: Crawford, George Addison, 1827-1891. Kansas. Constitution. American Party. Kansas. Railroads -- Kansas. Kansas -- Politics and government -- 1854-1861. Grand Junction (Colo.) -- History. Kansas -- History -- 1854-1861. Kansas -- Officials and employees -- Sources.
      George Addison Crawford's papers are comprised mainly of correspondence, excerpts from speeches, and newspaper clippings from 1854 to 1861. The collection deals with a period in Kansas politics characterized by anarchy, violence and indecision regarding Kansas' admittance to the Union as a pro-slavery or free-soil state. Crawford and his associates land speculations are the subject of much of the correspondence; these speculations involved Indian lands in Kansas that were connected with railroads expansion. Another part discusses Crawford's election as Kansas governor in 1861 that was subsequently declared illegal by the Kansas Supreme Court. Crawford opposed the secret organization of Know-Nothings that perpetrated anti-foreign and anti-Catholic policies, and his papers include editorials, notes and excerpts from speeches that he composed in protest. A comprehensive eulogy of Crawford is also contained in the collection.

MS 75-8
TELEVISION AND RADIO SCRIPTS OF KATHLEEN HITE
Materials: 6 linear feet
Subjects: Hite, Mary Kathleen, 1917-1989. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (Television program). Gunsmoke (Television program). Gunsmoke (Radio program). The Waltons (Television program). Television scripts. Wagon Train (Television program). Radio scripts. Guns of Will Sonnett (Television program). Television writers -- California. Virginian (Television program). Screen writers -- California.
      Kathleen Hite, a 1938 graduate of the University of Wichita, was a successful scriptwriter for television and radio. This collection of her scripts spans 35 years from 1946 to 1981, and includes many from popular western shows and dramatic presentations. Among the programs represented are Gunsmoke, Will Rogers Country Editor, Laramie, Wagon Train, The Alfred Hitchcock Show, The Waltons, Night Beat, and Apple's Way.

MS 75-9
WICHITA STATE UNIVERSITY: THE LEGISLATIVE EFFORT (1956-1964)
Materials: 23 linear feet
Subjects: University of Wichita (Wichita, Kan.) -- History. Higher education and state. Wichita State University -- History. State aid to higher education -- Kansas. Universities and colleges -- Kansas -- Case studies. State universities and colleges -- Kansas. Education, Higher -- Kansas -- Wichita. Public universities and colleges -- Kansas.
      The collection documents the legislative effort by the University of Wichita to become part of the statewide system of higher education governed by the Kansas Board of Regents as Wichita State University. Specific materials include the following: reports regarding enrollment, financial data, tuition assistance, salaries and employment; maps and graphs depicting student population and enrollment; correspondence; referendum proposals; documentation of special study committees and other legislative committees work; and other related papers. The University of Wichita was a municipal university from 1926 until 1964. It then became Wichita State University.

MS 75-10
BEN F. HAMMOND COLLECTION
Materials: 2 linear feet
Subjects: Fairmount College (Wichita, Kan.) Wichita (Kan.) -- History. University of Wichita (Wichita, Kan.) Presidents -- United States -- Elections -- 1948. Hammond, Ben F.
      Ben F. Hammond was a cartoonist and illustrator for the Wichita Eagle from 1912 to 1965. Many of the editorial cartoons contained in this collection concern the controversy that arose regarding the 1926 transition of the privately funded Fairmount College to a municipally funded institution, the University of Wichita. Hammond also depicted the history and traditions of early Wichita in his illustrations. The 1948 Presidential campaign between Harry S. Truman and Thomas E. Dewey are the subjects of some of his political cartoons. He also illustrated books and pamphlets, some of which are included in the collection.

MS 75-11
PHOTO-JOURNALISM COLLECTION
Photographs: 9.5 linear feet
Subjects: Hitler, Adolf, 1889-1945. Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969. Stalin, Joseph, 1879-1953. Heads of State -- Photographs. Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945. History, Modern -- 20th century -- Photographs. Churchill, Winston, Sir, 1874-1965.
See also: MS 90-22, Gene Basset Cartoon Collection.
      This collection contains newspaper photographs from the 1940s through the 1960s. Included are photographs of American presidents, American generals, movie stars and European statesmen and dictators. Winston Churchill, Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, Benito Mussolini, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Dwight D. Eisenhower, and John F. Kennedy are among the more noteworthy subjects. Many of the photographs include the original press captions, written either in the borders or on the reverse. Gene Basset, an editorial cartoonist, used the photographs for reference when drawing his cartoons and caricatures.

MS 75-12
CONGRESSIONAL PAPERS OF KANSAS CONGRESSMAN E. W. PATTERSON
Materials: 0.5 linear feet
Subjects: Patterson, Edward White, 1895-1940. United States -- Politics and government -- 1933-1953. United States. Congress. House. Kansas -- Officials and employees -- Sources. Legislators -- United States -- Kansas -- Sources.
      This collection contains newspaper clippings, correspondence, and excerpts from speeches concerning Patterson s career as a U.S. Congressman and his accompanying political campaigns. He served in the U.S. House of Representatives representing Kansas Third District during the 1930s. The collection also contains various souvenirs and photographs from Patterson's terms in Congress.

MS 75-13
CONGRESSIONAL PAPERS OF ARKANSAS CONGRESSMAN JAMES W. TRIMBLE, 1945-1967
Materials: 1 linear foot
Subjects: Trimble, James William, 1894-1972. United States -- Politics and government -- 1953-1961. Legislators -- United States -- Arkansas -- Sources. United States -- Politics and government -- 1961-1963. United States -- Politics and government -- 1933-1945. United States -- Politics and government -- 1963-1969. United States -- Politics and government -- 1945-1953. Arkansas -- Officials and employees -- Sources.
      James W. Trimble's papers contain documents from his 22 years of service in the U.S. House of Representatives representing Arkansas 3rd District. Among the issues addressed are agriculture, the Farmers Home Administration, Crooked Creek and Beaver dams, Indian affairs, the Fort Smith National Historical Site, Buffalo River, and the Office of Economic Opportunity. Speeches, manuscripts, correspondence, newspaper clippings and photographs are included in this collection.

MS 75-14
THOMAS WOLFE PAPERS
Materials: 1.5 linear feet
Subjects: Wolfe, Thomas, 1900-1938. Wolfe, Thomas, 1900-1938 -- Correspondence.
      The collection of the papers of Thomas Wolfe contains two reels of microfilm and photocopies of correspondence to and from Thomas Wolfe taken from the microfilm reels concerning personal and business related items, newspaper clippings, magazine articles, poetry, a speech on Shakespeare, manuscripts, photographs, receipts, and an address given at Purdue University 1938.

MS 75-15
CONGRESSIONAL PAPERS OF MISSOURI CONGRESSMAN ALBERT SIDNEY JOHNSON CARNAHAN, 1945-1960
Materials: 0.5 linear feet
Subjects: Carnahan, A. S. J. (Albert Sidney Johnson), 1897-1968. United States -- Politics and government -- 1945-. United States. Congress. House. Missouri -- Officials and employees. Legislators -- United States -- Missouri -- Biography.
      Albert Sidney Johnson Carnahan's papers include correspondence, speeches, memorabilia, newspaper clippings, and photographs from his terms as a U.S. House of Representatives member from Missouri. He served in six Congresses: 1945-1946 and 1949-1960. Carnahan then was appointed as Ambassador to Sierra Leone, and resigned after two years service. Some correspondence and photographs relate to his years in Sierra Leone.

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MS 76-1
GEORGE HART PRESS RELEASES
Materials: 0.5 linear feet
Subjects: Hart, George. Kansas -- Politics and government -- 1951-. Electioneering -- Kansas.
      A perennial candidate for Kansas elected offices, George Hart of Wichita wrote his own press releases and sent them to reporters, press agencies, and government agencies. This collection contains his press releases from 1963 to 1974. During that span Hart ran for governor, lieutenant governor, state treasurer, and seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate.

MS 76-2
CONGRESSIONAL PAPERS OF CALIFORNIA CONGRESSMAN CHARLES S. GUBSER, 1953-1974
Materials: 162 linear feet
Subjects: Gubser, Charles Samuel, 1916-. United States -- Politics and government -- 1953-1961. United States. Congress. House. California -- Officials and employees -- Sources. Legislators -- United States -- California -- Sources.
NOTE: Collection stored in off-site facility. Contact Special Collections regarding retrieval.
      Gubser's papers are grouped into the following categories: correspondence with constituents; committee hearings and reports; speeches and addresses delivered in Congress and at home-state meetings; information about House bills sponsored or written by Gubser; Republican party and presidential campaign literature and correspondence; books, pamphlets and newspaper clippings; and memorabilia. Agriculture, armed services, interstate commerce, education and labor are among the topics addressed in this collection of Congressional papers. Gubser served 21 years in the U.S. House of Representatives representing the 10th District of California.

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MS 77-1
CONGRESSIONAL PAPERS OF KANSAS CONGRESSMAN GARNER E. SHRIVER, 1960-1976
Materials: 128.5 linear feet
Subjects: Shriver, Garner E. 1912-. United States -- Politics and government -- 1945-. United States. Congress. House. Kansas -- Politics and government -- 1951-. Legislators -- United States -- Kansas -- Biography. Kansas -- Officials and employees.
NOTE: Collection stored in off-site facility. Contact Special Collections regarding retrieval.
      This collection covers Garner E. Shriver's 16-year representation of the 4th Congressional District of Kansas. Arranged chronologically according to congressional session and categorized by topic, the papers composition mainly includes bills, remarks, legislation, cases, and general information. Agriculture, armed forces, aviation, Veterans Administration, public works and transportation, the Vietnam War, and atomic energy are among the topics addressed. Speeches, newspaper clippings, films, photographs and audio tapes also are included in the collection. Shriver was born in Towanda, Kansas, and he is a 1934 graduate of the University of Wichita, now Wichita State University.

MS 77-2
INDIAN PLACE-NAMES -- PUBLISHED BOOK MANUSCRIPT
Materials: 1 linear foot
Subjects: Native Americans of North America -- Names. Names, Geographical -- Kansas. Rydjord, John.
      In his work, Indian Place-Names, Dr. John Rydjord discusses the origin, evolution and meanings of Indian place-names collected from Indian tribes in Kansas. This collection includes a corrected manuscript and galley proofs of the book. The author was the dean of the Graduate School and a history professor at the University of Wichita, the predecessor of Wichita State University.

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MS 78-1
LEGISLATIVE PAPERS OF KANSAS REPRESENTATIVE RICHARD C. (PETE) LOUX
Materials: 22 linear feet
Subjects: Loux, Richard C. Kansas -- Politics and government.
See also: MS 87-1, R. C. (Pete) Loux Collection.
      The following general categories represent this collection of Richard C. Loux's legislative papers: general correspondence; correspondence with constituents; committee hearings and reports; speeches and addresses; bills authored and sponsored by Loux; information about legislative issues; Kansas-related election and political data; and memorabilia. Aviation, education, energy, and taxation are among the subjects addressed. Loux served 10 years as a representative in the Kansas House of Representatives from 1965 to 1975, and as a member of the Kansas State Corporation Commission in the 1980s.

MS 78-2
HUGO WALL PAPERS
Materials: 30 linear feet
Subjects: Wall, Hugo. 1901-1975. Wichita State University -- History. University of Wichita (Wichita, Kan.) -- History. City and town life -- Kansas -- History. Wichita (Kan.) -- History.
      Wall's papers include administrative, departmental and classroom materials that relate to his tenure as a professor and administrator at the University of Wichita and Wichita State University. Correspondence, reports, speeches, and articles by Wall are among the papers main categories. The papers span 42 years from 1929 to 1971. The collection also includes information about and photographs of Wichita and other Sedgwick County towns (e.g., Mulvane, Kechi, Cheney). Hugo Wall was the dean of the Graduate School (1958-1966), director of the Center for Urban Studies (1966-1971), and a political science professor at the University of Wichita and Wichita State University (1929-1971).

MS 78-3
KANSAS LAND DOCUMENTS
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: Moseley, John C. Homestead law -- Kansas. Denman, H. B. Frontier and pioneer life -- Kansas. Bancroft, E. P. Land tenure -- Kansas. Hoffman, S. E. Kansas -- History -- 1865-1950.
      This collection consists of two items, both concerning land tenure in Kansas: an 1875 homestead certificate signed by President Ulysses S. Grant deeds 160 acres in Clay County, Kansas to John C. Moseley; and an 1883 document certifies ownership of land in Kansas by H. B. Denman, S. E. Hoffman and E. P. Bancroft.

MS 78-4
THE KORAN IN SIAMESE
Materials: 0.5 linear feet
Subjects: Koran. Islamic literature.
      This collection contains a manuscript copy of the Koran written in the Siamese language.

MS 78-5
KANSAS WATER RESOURCES BOARD PAPERS
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: Kansas Water Resources Board. Grove Reservoir (Kan.). Water resources development -- Kansas. Milford Reservoir (Kan.). Flood control -- Kansas. Lyons Creek Watershed (Kan.). Blue River (Kan.). Salome, William.
See also: MS 80-5, A. E. Howse Papers; MS 85-1, American Studies Department Student Papers; MS 85-2, Don Pray Collection: Mid-Arkansas Valley Development Association, Inc.; MS 86-10, Stanley F. Spencer Papers; MS 95-17, Justus H. Fugate Collection of Kansas Water Resources Board Papers.
      This collection includes correspondence and reports concerning the Kansas Water Resources Board during William Salome's tenure as its chairman in 1968. Materials consist of a summary of water research projects in Kansas, reports of flood control and water resources development of the Blue River, reports on proposed sites for Council Grove Reservoir, a history of Milford Reservoir, and a general plan for Lyons Creek Watershed. A nursery owner and operator, Salome was elected to the Wichita City Commission in the late 1940s and early 1950s and served as mayor of Wichita in 1949-50 and 1953-54 before his membership on the Kansas Water Resources Board.

MS 78-6
MID-ARKANSAS VALLEY DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION, INC. PAPERS
      Combined with MS 85-2.

MS 78-7
EMORY LINDQUIST PAPERS
Materials: 34 linear feet
Subjects: Lindquist, Emory Kempton, 1907-1992. College presidents -- Kansas -- Wichita. University of Wichita (Wichita, Kan.) -- History. Education, Higher -- Kansas. Wichita State University -- Presidents. Universities and colleges -- Kansas -- Wichita.
      This collection primarily consists of administrative files that cover Lindquist's tenure at the University of Wichita and Wichita State University as Dean of Faculties (1955-1961) and President (1963-1968). Included in the files are speeches, correspondence, budgetary information, special studies, and miscellaneous materials pertaining to the responsibilities of these offices.

MS 78-8
HARRY F. CORBIN PAPERS
Materials: 29.75 linear feet
Subjects: Corbin, Harry Finch, 1917-1990. College presidents -- Kansas -- Wichita. University of Wichita (Wichita, Kan.) -- History. Education, Higher -- Kansas. Wichita State University -- History. Universities and colleges -- Kansas -- Wichita. Wichita State University -- Presidents.
See also: MS 94-33, Addendum to Harry F. Corbin Papers.
      Dr. Harry F. Corbin's papers contain administrative files covering his tenure as President of the University of Wichita from 1949 to 1963. Reports, speeches, correspondence, budgetary information, and other information form the greater portion of the papers. At the time of his appointment to the presidency of the University in 1949, Corbin was the youngest college president in the nation.

MS 78-9
RUSSELL E. MCCLURE PAPERS
Materials: 11.5 linear feet
Subjects: McClure, Russell. International City Management Association. Wichita (Kan.) -- History. Local government-- Kansas -- Wichita. Municipal government -- Kansas.
See also: MS 95-7, Wichita Urban Renewal Collection.
      The career of native Wichitan Russell McClure is chronicled in this collection. McClure served as city manager of Wichita (1941-1948 and 1962-1968), vice president of Greater Downtown Wichita, Inc. (1960-1962), and deputy city manager for urban affairs in Wichita (1968-1972). The papers in this collection include official documents, speeches, reports, correspondence, photographs, and memorabilia that relate to McClure's service in munipical government.

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MS 79-1
CHESTER I. LONG PAPERS
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: Long, Chester Isaiah, 1860-1934. Legislators-- United States -- Kansas -- Sources. Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919. United States --Politics and government -- 1885-1889. Roosevelt, Alice Lee, 1884-1980. United States --Politics and government -- 1889-1893. Taft, William Howard, 1857-1930. United States --Politics and government -- 1893-1897. White, William Allen, 1868-1944. United States --Politics and government -- 1897-1901. United States. Congress. House. United States --Politics and government -- 1901-1909. United States. Congress. Senate. Kansas --Officials and employees -- Sources.
      Long's papers contain correspondence and memorabilia that relate to his term in the U.S. Senate (1903-1909) and his private law practice in Wichita (1911-1926). Correspondents include Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and William Allen White. Adding further dimension to the collection are White House invitations and dignitaries calling cards.

MS 79-2
CHICAGO, ST. PAUL, NEBRASKA AND KANSAS RAILWAY COMPANY COLLECTION
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: Railroads -- Kansas. Railroads -- Nebraska.
      This collection primarily consists of correspondence that relates to the construction of a trunk line by the Chicago, St. Paul, Nebraska and Kansas Railway Company. The line, over 350 miles long, was to connect Arlington, Nebraska and St. John, Kansas. In support of this project, public officials and merchants wrote to A. M. Claflin, the president of the company, providing an example of the boosterism involved in railroad building in the late 1800s. A revised 1888 prospectus also gives information on exact routes, financial details, and agricultural production of the affected states. Its construction never realized, the Chicago, St. Paul, Nebraska and Kansas was doomed to be a paper railroad.

MS 79-3
NORA B. CUNNINGHAM PAPERS
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: Cunningham, Nora B., 1887-1975 -- Correspondence. Poetry -- 20th century. Poets, American -- Kansas -- Chanute. Women poets -- Kansas -- Chanute. Poetry -- Women authors. Newspapers -- Book reviews.
See also: MS 74-18 May Williams Ward Papers; and MS 79-4, Omah Scott Horton Papers.
      Cunningham launched her literary career in 1920 with the publication of a poem in Youth's Companion. Writing poetry and reviewing books, she continued her work for the next 55 years from her home in Chanute. This collection of her papers include these items: correspondence from Cunningham to May Williams Ward, a contemporary poet and friend; biographical information; a copy of Decades: Selections from the Poetry of Nora B. Cunningham, a book of her poetry published by the Chanute Public Library; and newspaper clippings.

MS 79-4
OMAH SCOTT HORTON PAPERS
Materials: 2.5 linear feet
Subjects: Horton, Scott, 1884-1972. Ward, May Williams. Horton, Scott. Poets, American -- Kansas.
See also: MS 74-18, May Williams Ward Papers; and MS 79-3, Nora B. Cunningham Papers.
      Diaries, correspondence, literary and art works, photographs, scrapbooks, financial documents and memorabilia constitute the major parts of this collection. These items highlight Horton's personal life as well as her professional career as a poet. Using the pen name Scott Horton, she wrote poetry that appeared in Collier's, Good Housekeeping, and the New York Times. Her career spanned the years from 1918 to 1972.




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