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 80-1
DEPRESSION ERA RELIEF REQUESTS FROM RESIDENTS OF NORTH CAROLINA, 1934-1936
Materials: 0.5 linear feet
Subjects: Depressions -- 1929 -- United States -- Sources. North Carolina -- History -- Sources.
      This collection consists of carbon copies of letters sent by residents of North Carolina to various relief agencies and political figures during the Great Depression. Faithfully reproduced in terms of spelling and grammar, these transcriptions embody the correspondents desperation and stress in those troubled times from the 1930s.

MS 80-2
WALTER E. BURNHAM PAPERS
Materials: 21.0 linear feet
Subjects: Burnham, Walter Elwood, 1897-1976. Beech Aircraft Corporation. Freedman, Gordon L. Boeing Aircraft Company. Airplane industry and trade -- Kansas -- Wichita. Travel Air R (Airplane).
See also: MS 81-6, Herb Rawdon Papers.
      These papers include correspondence, engineering drawings, photographs, financial documents and memorabilia relating primarily to Burnham s professional career as an aviation engineer. Burnham s most memorable contribution to the aviation industry was his design, in collaboration with Herb Rawdon, of the Travel Air Model R, also known as the Mystery Ship. In the 1929 National Air Races at Cleveland this plane outdistanced all others and helped bring about fundamental changes in aircraft design. This collection includes plans of the Model R.

MS 80-3
CARRY A. NATION COLLECTION
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: Nation, Carry Amelia Moore, 1846-1911. Prohibitionists -- United States. Temperance -- Kansas.
      Carry A. Nation was a nationally-known figure in the late 19th and early 20th century temperance movement. The collection contains correspondence about a saloon-smashing incident in Wichita in 1905, her bail bond from an incident in Wichita in 1901, and a photograph of Nation from the same time period.

MS 80-4
MARCELLUS M. MURDOCK PAPERS
Materials: 27.5 linear feet
Subjects: Murdock, Marcellus M. (Marcellus Marion), 1883-1970. Airplane industry and trade -- Kansas -- Wichita. Wichita (Kan.) -- History. Beech Aircraft Corporation. Wichita Eagle (Wichita, Kan.)
      This collection includes papers and other materials related to Marcellus M. Murdock s personal and professional life and affiliations. Correspondence, photographs, clippings and other documents from the 1950s and 1960s comprise the greater portion of this collection. For over 60 years, Murdock served the Wichita community as the publisher of The Wichita Eagle and its successor, The Wichita Eagle and The Beacon. This collection offers insight into Murdock s career as well as his civic, business and recreational pursuits.

MS 80-5
A. E. HOWSE PAPERS
Materials: 51.5 linear feet
Subjects: Howse, A. E. Water resources -- Arkansas River Basin. Wichita (Kan.) -- Water supply. Wichita (Kan.) -- History. Water supply -- Kansas -- Wichita. Municipal government -- Kansas. Cheney Reservoir (Kan.)
See also: MS 78-5, Kansas Water Resources Board 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 86-21, Cheney Reservoir Photograph Collection; MS 95-17, Justus H. Fugate Collection of Kansas Water Resources Board Papers.
      Native Wichitan A. E. Howse served his city and his country in many capacities: as a public servant on the local, state and national levels; as an officer in the Army during World War II; and as a businessman. Howse was mayor of Wichita, served on the city commission, chaired the Kansas State Crime Commission, and spearheaded the effort to build Cheney Reservoir, thus ensuring a long-term water supply for the city. Dating mainly from the 1950s and 1960s, this collection of his papers includes reports and other documents relating to issues such as water resource management, violence and other urban concerns, environmental issues, U.S. foreign policy, Vietnam, and nuclear weapons. His civic contributions to the community are documented in the city commission minutes from 1955 to 1962, including his term as mayor, as well as in other reports regarding the city s operations.

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MS 81-1
GERMAN PAMPHLET COLLECTION
      This collection has been transferred to the rare book section; call number is S.C. 2864.

MS 81-2
FRANK WALKER PAPERS
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: Walker, Frank. Slavery -- Kansas -- Anti-slavery movements. Corbin, Byron. Kansas -- History -- 1854-1861. Corbin, Myron. Linn County (Kan.) -- History. Mound City (Kan.) -- History. Kansas Territory.
      This collection includes seven letters which describe conditions in Kansas Territory in the year 1859. Five letters were written by Frank Walker, one by Byron Corbin, and one by Myron Corbin. All three men are anti-slavery advocates who settled in Linn County, Kansas Territory in 1857. Each letter is accompanied by a typewritten transcription.

MS 81-3
HERBERT JONES COLLECTION
Materials: 0.5 linear feet
Subjects: Jones, Herbert. Jones Milling Company (Wichita, Kan.) Jones, W. B. Inventors -- Kansas -- Wichita. Wichita Motor Bus Company. Businessmen -- Kansas -- Wichita. Bus lines -- Kansas -- Wichita. Wichita (Kan.) -- History. Transportation -- Kansas -- Wichita.
      This collection consists of photographs, clippings and memorabilia concerning the career of Herbert C. Jones, the founder of the first bus line in Wichita. Jones established the first bus line in Wichita by equipping a 1915 Ford with a wooden body that could hold up to 70 people. Also included is a diary dating from 1869, kept by W. B. Jones, the father of Herbert C. Jones.

MS 81-4
MARGARITA FISCHER PAPERS
Materials: 10.0 linear feet
Subjects: Fischer, Margarita. 1886-1973. Women in the motion picture industry. Pollard, Harry. 1879-1934. Vaudeville -- United States. Actresses -- United States.
See also: MS 81-5, Harry Pollard Papers.
      This collection contains photographs, fan mail, contracts, travel mementos, and scrapbooks that illustrate Fischer s life as a stage and silent screen actress. In an acting career that began at age eight and spanned 35 years, she played in over 90 films for various companies including the original film version of Uncle Tom's Cabin (1913). In 1914 she won a contest to determine America's most popular actress over Mary Pickford, Mabel Norman and Mary Fuller.

MS 81-5
HARRY POLLARD PAPERS
Materials: 3.0 linear feet
Subjects: Pollard, Harry. 1879-1934. Motion picture actors and actresses -- United States. Fischer, Margarita. 1886-1973. Vaudeville -- United States.
See also: MS 81-4, Margarita Fisher Papers.
      Pollard s life as a stage and screen actor and director is represented by means of scrapbooks, reviews and photographs in this collection. Included are still photographs of Pollard and his wife Margarita Fischer in the 1913 version of Uncle Tom's Cabin; a scrapbook, poster, and clippings related to the 1929 production of Showboat ; and numerous other materials. Pollard was born in Republic City, Kansas.

MS 81-6
HERB RAWDON PAPERS
Materials: 15.0 linear feet
Subjects: Rawdon, Herbert M., 1904-1975. Aeronautical engineers -- Kansas -- Wichita.
See also: MS 80-2, Walter E. Burnham Papers.
      This collection chiefly contains notebooks, engineering drawings, photographs and speeches that relate to Herb Rawdon s professional career as an aviation engineer. After earning a degree in mechanical engineering in 1925, Rawdon went to work with the Travel Air Company in Wichita, Kansas. He rose to the position of Chief Engineer with Travel Air in 1932. Between 1933 and 1940, he formed his own company then worked for Lockheed, Boeing, Curtiss-Wright, Spartan, and Douglas before returning to Beech Aircraft Company, Travel Air s successor. Rawdon s most memorable contribution to the aviation industry was his design, in collaboration with Walter Burnham, of the Travel Air Model R, known as the Mystery Ship, which helped bring about fundamental changes in aircraft design.

MS 81-7
20TH CENTURY POLITICAL PAMPHLET COLLECTION
Materials: 18.5 linear feet
   »   This collection includes representative publications from many organizations, presenting diverse points of view on political and social issues.

MS 81-7a
CONTEMPORARY ISSUES PAMPHLET COLLECTION
Materials: 55.75 linear feet
Subjects: Right and left (Political Science) -- United States. Political participation -- United States. United States -- Politics and government -- 20th century. Conservatism -- United States. Radicalism -- United States. Liberalism -- United States. Christianity and politics -- Sources.
      This collection includes representative samples of publications from many organizations, presenting diverse points of view on 20th century political and social issues. Items produced by the following organizations (and many other organizations) are available in the collection: AFL-CIO, Alternatives to Abortion International, American Patriots for Freedom, Black Panther Party, Communist Party of the United States of America, Gay Liberation Task Force, John Birch Society, Moral Majority, and Students for a Democratic Society.

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MS 82-01
PANAMA COLLECTION
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: Bailey, Theodorus, 1805-1877 -- Correspondence. Massacres -- Panama. Vanderbilt, Cornelius, 1794-1877. Panama -- History. Latin America -- History -- 1830-1898. United States -- History, Naval -- To 1900.
      The letters in the collection are addressed to Captain Theodorus Bailey, commander of the United States' ship St. Mary's. In December 1855, Bailey received orders to cruise between Valparaiso, Chile, and San Juan del Sud, Nicaragua to protect American citizens and their commerce in the area. Tension was high along the trans-Isthmian route because violence had occurred between Panamanians and American travelers, and this pressure is reflected in the letters. Adding further dimension is another letter from Cornelius Vanderbilt who was trying to establish an alternative route through Nicaragua to compete with the Panama route.

MS 82-02
RICHARD DAVIS WEBB PAPERS
Materials: 0.5 linear feet
Subjects: Webb, Richard Davis. 1805-1872 -- Archives. Abolitionists -- Great Britain. Social reformers -- Ireland. Anti-slavery movement -- United States.
      The majority of the letters in the Richard Davis Webb collection are written to Francis J. Garrison, the youngest child of William Lloyd Garrison, the famed abolitionist. The letters date between 1867 and 1872. In 1830, Webb co-founded the Hibernian Temperance Society and became involved in reform work. He also became involved in the anti-slavery movement and helped maintain correspondence between the movements in America and Britain.

MS 82-03
BONAPARTE FAMILY PAPERS
Materials: 0.5 linear feet
Subjects: Bonaparte family. Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821. Joseph Bonaparte, King of Spain, 1764-1844.
      The documents in this collection are, with one exception, signed by members of the Bonaparte family. The exception is a report from officers and men of the 83rd Infantry Regiment stationed at Charlemont. This report denounces their colonel as a royalist and counter-revolutionary. Of Italian origin, the Bonaparte family counted Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, and Joseph Bonaparte, King of Spain, among its members.

MS 82-04
PAPERS RELATING TO BRITISH SEIZURE OF AMERICAN SHIPS, 1793-1801
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: Ross, David. United States -- Politics and government -- 1793-1809. Clousen, Christopher. Naval History -- United States -- Sources. Watson, Richard. Maritime law -- United States.
      This collection contains correspondence relating to the British seizure of American ships between 1793 and 1801 under the Rule of 1756. Four of the letters were written by American captains whose ships were seized by the British in the West Indies. These letters tell of being stopped, searched, detained, mistreatment by the British and encounters with pirates. The rule, invoked when Great Britain and France went to war in 1793, was designed to hamper trade between the United States and the French colonies in the West Indies.

MS 82-05
ANTHONY WAYNE PAPERS
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: Wayne, Anthony, 1745-1796. Generals -- United States. United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783.
      Wayne was appointed Commander-in-Chief of the United States Army in 1792 after serving his country in the Revolutionary movement. This collection contains a memoir of his military service during the Revolutionary War including description of his surprise night attack on the British at Stony Point and his obstruction of Benedict Arnold s attempt to deliver West Point to the British. Providing further dimension to the memoir is a manuscript copy of field orders issued by Wayne from his headquarters at Legionville, Pennsylvania.

MS 82-06
WENDELL PHILLIPS PAPERS
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: Phillips, Wendell, 1811-1884. Slavery -- United States -- Anti-slavery movements. Abolitionists -- United States.
      Wendell Phillips, born to a wealthy and socially prominent Boston family, became a leader in the abolitionist movement in 1837. He was known as an orator, an author, and a frequent contributor to The Liberator, a newspaper devoted to the anti-slavery cause. This collection of Phillips papers includes four signed letters to various correspondents, two signed photographs, and a signed quotation.

MS 82-07
CHICAGO AND PACIFIC RAILROAD COLLECTION
Materials: 2.0 linear feet
Subjects: Bowen, George S. Pacific railroads. Chicago and Pacific Railroad Company. Railroads -- United States.
      Most of the material in this collection is taken from the personal files of George S. Bowen, Vice President of the Chicago and Pacific Railroad Company. The Chicago and Pacific had the option of constructing a railroad from Chicago west to Savanna, Illinois on the Mississippi River. Unfortunately, the railroad s management did not foresee the financial panic of 1873 and the effect it would have on the railroad. The panic frightened investors, and management was unable to raise sufficient capital and went into receivership in 1876. The materials in this collection mainly concern the efforts of the company to raise money.

MS 82-08
PAPERS OF KANSAS GOVERNOR'S COMMISSION OF THE STATUS OF WOMEN
Materials: 0.5 linear feet
Subjects: Kansas Governor s Commission on the Status of Women. Women -- Kansas -- Social conditions. Women -- Kansas.
      This collection contains various materials related to the work of the Kansas Governor's Commission of the Status of Women. The papers are from the files of Harriet Graham, a member of the committee from 1965-1971.

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MS 83-01
GERRIT SMITH COLLECTION
Materials: 1.75 linear feet
Subjects: Smith, Gerrit, 1797-1874. Social reformers -- United States. Social change -- United States.
      Gerrit Smith, a New York abolitionist, believed that the anti-slavery cause could be effectively furthered by political action. Because of the political nature of Smith's fight against slavery, much of the material in this collection is politically oriented. It reflects the diversity of Smith's reform interests: temperance, women's rights, ecumenism, and abolition. The collection contains many of Smith's open letters and speeches printed on broadsides and in pamphlet form.

MS 83-02
JOSEPH LEFFARD PAPERS
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: Leffard, Joseph. United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives.
      This collection consists of three letters written by a Union soldier, Joseph Leffard, to his sister. They are dated 1862, 1864 and 1865, and written from Huntingdon, Willett's Point, and Signal Hill.

MS 83-03
JAMES GRANT GILCHRIST PAPERS
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: Medical students -- United States. Medicine -- Practice -- United States. Physicians -- United States. United States -- History -- Civil War. Autobiographies. Surgeons -- Correspondence, reminiscences, etc. Bibliographies. Gilchrist, James Grant.
      This collection consists of an autobiography that James Gilchrist wrote for his children's amusement and edification. He tells of his studies as a medical student, brief Civil War service, and medical practice in Minnesota; Pennsylvania; Detroit, Michigan; and Iowa City, Iowa. The major portion was penned in 1874, and yearly summaries for 1875 through 1897 also are included. A bibliography lists Gilchrist's other works and those in which he is mentioned.

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MS 84-01
EDWARD S. SAFFORD PAPERS
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: Safford, Edward S., 1847-1928. Railroads -- Surveying -- Kansas. Peter, Thomas J. Kansas -- History -- 1854 -1861. Lakin, D. L. Florence (Kan.) -- History. Bartling, H. Hutchinson (Kan.) -- History. Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad Company. Osage City (Kan.) -- History. Railroads -- Kansas -- History. Topeka (Kan.) -- History. Speculation.
      This collection contains correspondence from Edward E. Safford to his family in Boston. Dating from 1867 to 1871, the letters chronicle his work as a surveyor for the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad in Kansas. He describes towns along the route, the people he met there, work incidents, and land speculation activities.

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MS 85-01
AMERICAN STUDIES DEPARTMENT STUDENT PAPERS
Materials: 16.0 linear feet
      Written for American Studies classes at Wichita State University, these student research papers cover a diverse range of topics concerning the United States, and particularly Kansas. Among the numerous subjects are agriculture, art, aviation, county and town histories, conservation, early explorers of Kansas, economics, education, ethnic groups, folklore, forts, government, industry, journalism, landmarks, medicine, Native Americans, petroleum, politics, religion, trails, transportation, water resources, wildlife, and women.

MS 85-02
DON PRAY COLLECTION: MID-ARKANSAS VALLEY DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION, INC.
Materials: 23.0 linear feet
Subjects: Inland Navigation -- United States. Arkansas River -- Navigation. Mid-Arkansas Valley Development Association, Inc.
See also: MS 78-05, Kansas Water Resources Board Papers; MS 80-05, A. E. Howse Papers; MS 85-01, American Studies Department Student Papers; MS 86-10, Stanley F. Spencer Papers; MS 95-17, Justus H. Fugate Collection of Kansas Water Resources Board Papers.
NOTE: Collection stored in off-site facility. Contact Special Collections regarding retrieval.
      These papers include reports, publications and papers concerning the Mid-Arkansas Valley Development Association, Inc., a non-profit corporation formed to secure water development of the Arkansas River to north central Oklahoma and south-central Kansas. The papers date from 1966 to 1973. A mechanical contractor by profession, Pray served as president of the Mid-Arkansas Valley Development Association and as chairman of the Wichita Chamber of Commerce Flood Control and Water Resource Development Committee. Pray graduated from the University of Wichita in 1935.

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MS 86-01
JOHN L. DENNING PAPERS
Materials: 1.0 linear feet
Subjects: Broom corn. Businessmen -- Kansas. Agriculture -- Kansas. Denning, John L.
      A wholesaler of broom corn, twine, wood products and wire, John L. Denning and Company is still active in the industry since its start in the mid-1930s. This collection of its founder's papers includes correspondence from business associates and friends, general information on the broom corn industry, speech materials, advertisements, and a film on broom corn entitled "Sweeping the Nation."

MS 86-02
WADE E. HAMPTON II PAPERS
Materials: 0.5 linear feet
Subjects: Hampton family. Hampton, Wade, 1818-1902. Hampton, Wade E. II. Bartlesville (Okla.) -- History.
      Hampton's poems, short stories, personal recollections, and correspondence comprise the greater portion of this collection. His letters to Margaret W. Teague, Curator of Bartlesville (Oklahoma) Historical Commission, give detailed information on the genealogy of his family and others in that area. The 1861 military record of Wade Hampton, a relative, is also included.

MS 86-03
KAKE-TV NEWS ARCHIVES
Video tapes: 9.0 linear feet
Subjects: KAKE-TV (Wichita, Kan.). Kansas -- History -- 1951-. Television broadcasting of news -- Kansas -- Wichita. Wichita (Kan.) -- History. Broadcast journalism -- Kansas -- Wichita.
      The KAKE-TV News Archives includes video tapes of news stories for 1956 to the 1980s. The collection does not contain every news story produced. Events in Wichita, in Kansas, and at Wichita State University are included as well as stories about local citizens and world events as they impacted the people of Wichita and Kansas.

MS 86-04
HENRY MALONE PAPERS
Materials: 2.0 linear feet
Subjects: Wichita State University. Dept. of American Studies. Cultural Heritage and Arts Center. Wichita State University. Library Associates. Trails -- Kansas. Malone, Henry.
      Henry Malone's papers primarily contain information on the trails of Kansas. This information is found in maps, articles, unpublished papers, correspondence, and references to the Kansas State Historical Society and the Kansas Historical Quarterly. The development of the Department of American Studies at Wichita State University is included as are research project papers, correspondence, and information about Wichita State University's Library Associates and the Cultural Heritage Center of Dodge City, Kansas.

MS 86-05
T. B. MISKIMON PAPERS
Materials: 2.0 linear feet
Subjects: Canals -- Design and construction. Panama Canal (Panama). Canals -- Inspection. Isthmian Canal Commission (U.S.). Canals -- Panama. Canals, Interoceanic. Miskimon, T. B. Goethals, George W. (George Washington), 1858-1928 -- Correspondence.
      The T. B. Miskimon papers contain letters dating from 1907 to 1910. Most of these letters were written by Miskimon to other officials of the Isthmain Canal Commission. Since Miskimon was employed as an inspector for the commission, his correspondence concerns incidents that occurred on the Isthmus regarding the conduct of everyday life and the work habits of the people employed or living there. He also describes the problems of non-construction activities at the site of the Canal between 1906 and 1911.

MS 86-06
BEN SANTOS PAPERS
Materials: 8.75 linear feet
Subjects: American literature -- Asian American authors. Creative writing -- Study and teaching -- Kansas. Anerican literature -- 20th century. Filipino Americans -- Kansas. American poetry -- Asian American authors. Santos, Bienvenido N. American poetry -- 20th century.
      The collection of Ben Santos' archives contains personal and professional correspondence, diaries, notes on literary productions, early drafts of stories and poems, literary productions, clippings and reviews, awards and fellowships, and personal memorabilia. Santos was a poet-in-residence at Wichita State University in the 1970s, and he also taught literature classes in the English department while keeping up with his prolific writing activities. The materials contained in this collection date back to the 1930s when he was a student in the Philippines and continue into the early 1980s until his retirement from teaching.

MS 86-07
FIRST WORLD WAR: ROYAL NAVAL AIR SERVICE
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: Air pilots, Military -- Great Britain. Great Britain -- History -- George V, 1910-1936. Albums. Italy -- History -- 1914-1945. Biographies. Russia -- History -- Nicholas II, 1894-1917. Diaries. Turkey -- History -- Mehmed, V, 1909-1918. Aerial reconnaissance, British. Fawcett, Henry -- Correspondence. Battlefields -- Belgium -- Photographs. Great Britain. Royal Air Force. World War, 1914-1918 -- Aerial operations, British. Great Britain. Royal Flying Corps. Great Britain. Royal Naval Air Service. World War, 1914-1918 -- Naval Operations -- British. Belgium -- History -- German occupation, 1914-1918. France -- History -- German occupation, 1914-1918. World War, 1914-1918 -- Battlefields -- Belgium -- Photographs.
      The military careers of three British airmen are documented in this collection. The collection includes these items: a photograph album belonging to Capt. Sydney H. Gaskell of the Royal Air Force, a page from a 1933 publication relating the death of Capt. G. V. Wildman-Lushington in an airplane crash, and 24 letters from Major Henry Fawcett of the Royal Naval Air Service to members of his family from late 1913 until after the end of World War I. Fawcett's letters present considerable data regarding his services in England, Turkey, and Russia.

MS 86-08
AFGHANISTAN STUDENTS FILE, OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR, 1938-1941, UNIVERSITY OF WICHITA
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: Ghafur , Abdul, 1919-1941. Fletcher, Worth A. Mohammed, Faquir , 1919-1941. Students, Foreign -- Kansas -- Wichita.
See also: MS 73-07, Papers of William Jardine as Secretary of Agriculture, Diplomat, and University of Wichita President.
      This collection contains receipts and other documents regarding two students from Afghanistan who attended the University of Wichita from December 1938 to February 1941. The men studied police science at the expense of their country's government. Worth A. Fletcher, registrar of the University and advisor to the students, kept these materials. Their lives ended tragically in Wichita with one student, during a bout of depression, murdering the other then committing suicide.

MS 86-09
FIRST WORLD WAR: TENTH BATTALION, 42ND (EAST LANCASTER) DIVISION, 126TH MANCHESTER REGIMENT
Materials: 2.0 linear feet
Subjects: Rowbotham, J.C.S. Vickerage, Harold George. Ridley, Ralph Musk. Ypres, 3rd Battle of, 1917. World War, 1914-1918 -- Regimental Histories -- Great Britain -- 10th Battalion -- 126th Manchester Regiment.
      The collection consists of newspaper clippings, photographs, scrapbooks, and other documents related to the 10th Battalion's service in World War I. The movements of the 10th Battalion are traced through the news clippings which describe the battalion's induction in England in 1914; its training in Egypt; its service on the Gallipoli Peninsula, the Sinai Desert, France and Flanders; and its homecoming in 1918. Included are Captain J. C. S. Rowbotham's commission papers, photographs, and other souvenirs of his military service including a summary of the services rendered by the 10th Battalion. His photograph album contains pictures of members of his family, the soldiers, camps and breastworks, and a camel with rider mired down on the sands of the Sinai. More clippings, proposals for regulations of patrol work, ration books and cards, menus, and a typed account of the battalion's 1917 operations at Ypres are among the contents of scrapbooks of Ralph Musk Ridley and Harold George Vickerage, soldiers of the 10th Battalion.

MS 86-10
STANLEY F. SPENCER PAPERS
Materials: 3.5 linear feet
Subjects: Arkansas Basin Development Association. Arkansas Tri-State Committee. Walnut Basin Association. Water resources development -- Kansas. Kansas State Chamber of Commerce Water Resources Committee.
See also: MS 78-05, Kansas Water Resources Board Papers; MS 80-05, A. E. Howse Papers; MS 85-01, American Studies Department Student Papers; MS 85-02, Don Pray Collection: Mid-Arkansas Valley Development Association, Inc.; MS 95-17, Justus H. Fugate Collection of Kansas Water Resources Board Papers.
      Stanley F. Spencer's papers concern his involvement with various water resource organizations from the mid-1940s to the late 1960s. Some of these organizations were the Arkansas Basin Development Association, Walnut-Basin Association, the Kansas State Chamber of Commerce Water Resources Committee and the Arkansas Tri-State Committee. These organizations were involved in the development of water resources in the Arkansas Basin region.

MS 86-11
FIRST WORLD WAR: ROYAL FLYING CORPS
Materials: 1.5 linear feet
Subjects: World War, 1914-1918 -- Aerial Operations. Great Britain. Royal Naval Air Service. World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns -- Belgium. Great Britain. Royal Air Force. Great Britain. Royal Flying Corps. Aeronautics, Military -- Great Britain.
      The collection includes a precis of a war diary written during operations in France and Belgium, 1914; a report of operations and intelligence in Italy, 1918, with an account of a raid on Vienna by Gabriele d'Annunzio , who undertook the project to take photographs and drop propaganda leaflets; two aerial photograph books of Belgian battlefields, Messines and Passchendale; and Brigadier General R. M. Groves. Groves' documents include a brief biographical sketch of his life and accomplishments, and his essays about numerous military matters. In the report of the Vienna raid is a communique about the downing of a plane piloted by Mick Mannock, Fighter Ace, in July 1918.

MS 86-12
PAUL ROBESON PAPERS
Materials: 0.5 linear feet
Subjects: Robeson, Paul, 1898-1976. Singers -- United States. Race discrimination.
      This collection of documents about Paul Robeson's recital in Peekskill, New York includes information about events preceding the September 4, 1949 concert and about the concert itself. Police reports, statements, memos, letters, newspaper clippings, duty rosters and communist propaganda comprise the documents in this collection. Robeson was an African-American who attained international acclaim as an actor and singer but became an outcast in the United States for his refusal to denounce Communism.

MS 86-13
LOUISE C. BIDWELL COLLECTION
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: Bidwell, Louise C. Nurses -- Panama -- Sources. Panama -- Description and travel.
      The collection consists of personal and general correspondence of Louise C. Bidwell while she was nurse at a Panama Canal hospital in Ancon. Her correspondence includes general rules for nurses, a circular on how to avoid malaria, and an annual report of the Department of Health of the Isthmian Canal Commission. There are several personal letters from friends and co-workers also living in the Canal Zone.

MS 86-14
E. H. BYINGTON COLLECTION
Materials: 0.5 linear feet
Subjects: Byington, E. H. Theology -- 19th century. Andover, E. H. Park. Religious thought -- United States.
      The E. H. Byington collection is a set of three books which contain notes from theological lectures, one of which is dated 1865. Each volume appears to represent the lectures given by a particular instructor. The instructors represented are Professor Phelp, Dr. Woods, and Professor E. H. Park Andover.

MS 86-15
C. BERNICE WELTER PAPERS
Materials: 0.5 linear feet
Subjects: Welter, Bernice. Fairbury (Neb.) -- History.
      These papers contain five diaries which describe Welter's daily life. She describes events at school, home, church and while traveling. In her diaries, Welter comments on her first trip home to the town of Fairbury, Nebraska after an absence of twenty years. She also includes a lengthy commentary on developing patriotism in young children. Photographs, images and postcards form a small portion of these papers.

MS 86-16
RICHARD H. SULLIVAN PAPERS
Materials: 0.5 linear feet
Subjects: Sullivan, Richard H. Birds -- North America.
      The collection includes the correspondence of Richard Sullivan when he was the president of the Kansas Audubon Society from 1910 to 1912. Some of the correspondence deals with Sullivan's paper, "The Economic Value of Birds." There are also a few letters to and from T. Gilbert Pearson, secretary of the National Association of Audubon Societies. Some literature produced by the Audubon Society is also included.

MS 86-17
LATIEN CAMIEN COLLECTION
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: Camien, Latien. Medicine Lodge (Kan.) -- History. Kansas -- History -- 1854-1861. Crime -- Kansas -- Medicine Lodge. Education -- Kansas -- Sumner County. Public schools -- Kansas -- Sumner County.
      Latien Camien's papers contain correspondence and other documents that he used when writing his master's thesis at the University of Wichita in 1933. The correspondence dates from 1932 and 1933. The papers deal with Kansas history and especially about the topic of his thesis: schools in Sumner County, Kansas. There are also some notes on a robbery that occurred in Medicine Lodge in 1883.

MS 86-18
C. W. BABCOCK PAPERS
Materials: 0.25 linear foot
Subjects: Kansas -- Politics and government. Guthrie, John. Babcock, C. W.
      This letter is from C. W. Babcock, of the U.S. Surveyor's Office for the District of Kansas, to Hon. John Guthrie. The letter discusses Kansas' political atmosphere in October 1874. He comments on which candidates will win elections.

MS 86-19
JOHN W. GLADDING, U.S. PATENT COLLECTION
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: Gladding, James W. Agricultural implements. Hoes. Patents. Garden tools.
      This collection contains the original U.S. Patent no. 231, 306, assigned to a hoe designed by James W. Gladding, an inventor from Vineland, New Jersey. The collection also includes a rendering of the hoe.

MS 86-20
LETTERS TO D. B. DYERS
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: Native Americans of North America -- Claims. Land tenure -- Oklahoma. Native Americans of North America -- Legal status, laws, etc. Guthrie (Okla.) -- History.
      This collection contains two letters to D. B. Dyers, an Indian agent and first mayor of Guthrie, Oklahoma. The letters are from Curtis and Burdett, a legal firm concerned with land cases and solicitations of claims. The letters concern some land which rightfully belonged to the Native Americans, but the U.S. government wanted to purchase the land for its use. The letters are dated April 13, 1882 and March 1921.

MS 86-21
CHENEY RESERVOIR PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION
Photographs: 1.5 linear feet
Subjects: Reservoirs -- Kansas. Cheney Reservoir (Kan.)
See also: MS 80-05, A. E. Howse Papers.
      This collection gives a pictorial narrative of the construction of Cheney Reservoir. The photographs include the ground breaking ceremony on May 29, 1962 and the dedication on May 29, 1965. Located 30 miles east of Wichita on the Ninnescah River, Cheney Reservoir, a Army Corps of Engineers project, was built in part to supply the city of Wichita with a long-term water supply.

MS 86-22
E. M. FORSTER PAPERS
Materials: 0.5 linear feet
See also: MS 88-03, E. M. Forster Short Story Collection.
Subjects: Forster, E. M. (Edward Morgan), 1879-1970 -- Correspondence. Sassoon, Siegfried. 1886-1967 -- Correspondence. Forster, E. M., 1879-1970 -- Criticism and interpretation. Novelists, English -- 20th Century -- Correspondence. Sassoon, Siegfried. 1886-1967 -- Criticism and interpretation.
      This collection of E. M. Forster's correspondence includes letters written to Siegfried Sassoon and covers a span of 41 years from 1918 to 1959. Most of the letters were written in 1923. The letters discuss diverse topics including personal philosophical views, books and other literary material, literary criticism of Sassoon's work, Sassoon's criticism of Forster's works, and Forster's ideas on writing. Forster and Sassoon were both 20th-century English writers of considerable fame.

MS 86-23
A. W. KINCADE PAPERS
Materials: 5.0 linear feet
Subjects: Kincade, Arthur Warren, 1896-1989. Businessmen -- Kansas -- Wichita. Fourth National Bank and Trust Company (Wichita, Kan.) Wichita (Kan.) -- Views. Bankers -- Kansas -- Wichita. Wichita (Kan.) -- Bankers.
      Nearly all the documents in this collection pertain to the years that Kincade was at the Fourth National Bank of Wichita, from his first job as vice president to his retirement as president and chairman of the board. He began with the company in 1937, and by 1940, he was named president and chairman of the board, a position he held until his retirement in 1971. Correspondence from his friends and family is also included. The collection also includes notes used by James Thomas to write The Fourth - The Financial Center of Kansas: A History of the Fourth National Bank and Trust Company, a book which documents Kincade's influence on Wichita's economy.

MS 86-24
ROSS TAYLOR PAPERS
Materials: 2.0 linear feet
Subjects: Taylor, Ross. Trails -- Kansas. Wichita State University. Department of American Studies.
      This collection of Ross Taylor's papers includes personal correspondence concerning a variety of subjects, stories written by friends, and brand applications. Correspondence related to Taylor's term as faculty member and department head of the Department of American Studies at Wichita State University also comprise part of this collection. The collection also includes some material on the trails of Kansas. The papers date from the mid-1940s to the late 1970s.

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MS 87-01
R. C. (PETE) LOUX COLLECTION
Materials: 4.0 linear feet
Subjects: Loux, Richard C. Kansas Gas and Electric Company. Wolf Creek Nuclear Generating Company. Electric utilities -- Kansas. Kansas City Power and Light Company. Nuclear power plants -- Kansas -- Wolf Creek.
See also: MS 75-01, Wolf Creek Generating Station Environmental Report; MS 75-02, Standard Nuclear Unit Power Plant System (SNUPPS) Preliminary Safety Analysis Report; MS 75-03, Wolf Creek Generating Station Addendum to the Standard Nuclear Unit Power Plant System; MS 78-01, Legislative Papers of Kansas Representative Richard C. (Pete) Loux; and MS 92-24, Kansas State Corporation Commission: Wolf Creek Hearing and Infill Drilling.
      R. C. Loux collected these materials during his tenure as a member of the Kansas State Corporation Commission. This collection includes personal notes taken by Loux, and court dockets concerning Kansas Gas and Electric (KG&E) and Kansas City Power and Light Company (KCP &L) related to their involvement with Wolf Creek Nuclear Generating Station. The collection also includes materials from other power plants in the United States which were undergoing license and rate reviews, and annual reports for KG&E and KCP &L. The greater part of the collection dates between 1982 and 1984.

MS 87-02
ALYS MCKEY BRYANT PAPERS
Materials: 4.5 linear feet
Subjects: Bryant, Alys McKey. Early Bird Association. Bryant, John Milton. Stunt flying -- United States. Air pilots -- United States -- Sources. World War, 1914-1918 -- Aerial operations.
      Alys McKey, a member of Early Bird Association, took up flying in Los Angeles in 1912. She soon married John Milton Bryant and together they became popular aviators. An expert pilot, she set the U.S. altitude record for women. She also trained U.S. pilots during World War I. This collection contains her correspondence, photographs, slides, clippings and memorabilia.

MS 87-03
JOSEPH MASON PAPERS
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: Mason, Joseph. United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives -- Confederate.
      Joseph Mason's papers contain the correspondence of a Confederate soldier with his wife and family during the U.S. Civil War. Dating from June to November 1862, some of the letters describe camp conditions and the difficulties that faced the men. Mason's death from pneumonia in December 1862 is documented in the collection. Letters and manuscripts written by other family members are also included.

MS 87-04
MILTON H. MYERS PAPERS
Materials: 0.75 linear feet
Subjects: Myers, Milton H. United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives -- Union.
      Milton H. Myers' papers contain various documents dating from 1814-1942. Most of the documents were either written, acquired, or written to or about Myers while he was a Union Sgt. of Company K, 110th Ohio Volunteers Infantry Regiment, 1862-1865. His documents therefore concern incidents that occurred during the Civil War and reveal aspects of what life was like for a soldier on campaign.

MS 87-05
D. G. MAYNARD PAPERS
Materials: 0.5 linear feet
Subjects: Soldiers -- Michigan. Washington (D.C.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. Soldiers -- United States. Maynard, D. G. Maryland -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. Foot, Nellie E. -- Correspondence. Virginia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. United States. Army. Michigan Cavalry Regiment, 1st (1861-1866).
      Civil War-era letters from Maynard to his fiancee, Nellie E. Foot, comprise this collection. His letters were written from Washington, D.C., and various military sites in Maryland, Virginia and other locations. A member of the 1st Michigan Cavalry Regiment, Maynard writes about events of the war and aspects of daily life on a campaign.

MS 87-06
LETTER BOOK OF THE U.S. CORVETTE ST. LOUIS, 1852-1855
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: Ingraham, David N. Log-books. Koszta, Martin. Ship s papers. U.S.S. St. Louis (Corvette).
      The letter book of the U.S. Corvette St. Louis is the record of correspondence kept by the Corvette's commander, David N. Ingraham, while on duty in the Mediterranean. Most of the letters deal with disciplinary problems of his crew, but a portion of the collection also describes the Martin Costa (Koszta) Affair. An international affair, the Costa Affair involved a Hungarian nationalist who had declared U.S. citizenship before he was kidnaped by Austrian officials. Ingraham, the commander of the St. Louis, demanded his release in an early example of gunboat diplomacy. The materials date from 1852 to 1855.

MS 87-07
CHARLES K. MACNIFF PAPERS
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: Antietam, Battle of, 1862. Gettysburg, Battle of, 1863. Bull Run, 2nd Battle, 1862. South Mountain, Battle of, 1862. Cedar Mountain, Battle of, 1862. Macniff, Charles K.
      Charles K. Macniff's papers contain letters written by Macniff to his sisters and other family members while he was in northern Virginia and surrounding areas during the years 1861-1864. There are other letters in the collection that are written by family members or friends of Macniff during this same time period. These letters present some description of the life of a Union soldier during the Civil War.

MS 87-08
DR. JAMES E. TOMAYKO COLLECTION OF NASA DOCUMENTS
Materials: 25.75 linear feet
Subjects: Logbooks. Outer space -- Exploration. Astronautics -- International cooperation. Apollo-Soyuz test project. Astronautics and state -- Soviet Union. Skylab Program. Astronautics and state -- United States. Space Shuttle Program (U.S.). Manned space flight. Apollo-Soyuz test project -- History. Project Apollo (U.S.) -- History. Skylab Program. Project Gemini -- History. United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Tomayko, James E.
      Dating from June 1965 to February 1979, the documents in this collection include logbooks from the recovery teams in the Gemini, Apollo, Skylab, and Apollo-Soyuz space missions. Various contract proposals relating to the space shuttle program between NASA and the Singer Corporation are also included. The collection contains photographs of the individual modular components on the Apollo, Skylab and the Apollo-Soyuz missions. Dr. Tomayko was a faculty member at Wichita State University from 1982 to 1990.

MS 87-09
REV. DR. GERALD B. WINROD PAPERS
Materials: 47.0 linear feet
Subjects: Clergy -- United States. Conservatism -- United States. Evangelists -- United States. Evangelists -- Political activity. Political activists -- United States. Fundamentalism. Periodicals. Religion and politics -- United States. Baptists -- Clergy. United States -- Politics and government -- 20th century. Baptists -- Political activism. Winrod, Gerald B. Baptists -- Kansas. Sedition -- United States. Baptists -- United States. Fascism -- United States. Clergy -- Political activity. Trials (Sedition) -- United States. Antisemitism -- Kansas.
See also: MS 88-29, Kenneth Bradley Collection; and MS 95-18, John W. Jackson Papers
      The Reverend Dr. Gerald B. Winrod Papers document the career and writings of Gerald Winrod (1900-1957), a Wichita evangelist, author, publisher and political activist. His organization, Defenders of the Christian Faith, became a major national forum for promoting his advocacy of anti-Semitism, anti-Communism, racial segregation, creationism and Prohibition. The collection includes correspondence, microfilm, photographs, a complete set of The Defender magazine, and copies of the American Mercury magazine. The collection also includes many of Reverend Winrod's own books. Some folder titles are as originally titled.

MS 87-10
OFFICE OF INFORMATION AND PUBLIC EVENTS OF WICHITA STATE UNIVERSITY DOCUMENTS
Materials: 12.75 linear feet
Subjects: Wichita State University -- History. University of Wichita (Wichita, Kan.) -- History. Fairmount College (Wichita, Kan.) -- History.
      The contents of this collection have been moved to appropriate collections in the University Archives.

MS 87-11
WSU FOOTBALL TEAM AIRPLANE CRASH COLLECTION
Materials: 3.25 linear feet
Subjects: Wichita State University -- History.
      The WSU Football Team Airplane Crash Collection contains various documents relating to the airplane crash that took place on October 2, 1970 in which 31 members of the WSU football team, staff and friends were killed in the Rocky Mountains near Denver. This collection contains newspaper articles, news releases, correspondence, and photographs related to the tragic event. Audiotapes of the Federal hearings about the crash as well as the memorial service for the victims of the crash are included. A permanent memorial to those who died was built on campus, and its dedicatory service is documented in the collection.

MS 87-12
COLLECTION OF LEGAL DOCUMENTS CONCERNING SLAVERY
Materials: 0.5 linear feet
Subjects: Slavery -- United States. Slave trade -- United States.
      These papers concern the slave trade in the United States and territories prior to the U.S. Civil War. Included are wills, deeds of emancipation, registers of freed slaves for census purposes and property appraisals, and bills of sale of slaves. These documents provide some understanding of slavery before the Civil War.

MS 87-13
EARLY MISSOURI TERRITORY AND STATE PERSONAL AND LEGAL PAPERS
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: Deeds. Cerre, Jean Gabriel, 1734-1805. Surveys (land). Chouteau, Auguste, 1750-1829. Actions and defenses -- Missouri. Chouteau, Pierre, 1789-1865. Afro-Americans -- Missouri. Clark, William, 1770-1838. Pioneers -- Missouri. Drouillard, George. Real property -- Missouri. Lisa, Manuel. 1772-1820. Slaves -- Emancipation. McNair, Alexander, 1775-1826. Slaves -- Missouri. Menard, Pierre, 1766-1844.
      These papers consist mainly of legal documents dating from 1785 to 1898. The legal troubles and opportunities of the early settlers of Missouri around the St. Louis and St. Charles area are recorded in documents such as security bonds, promissory notes, lawsuits, bill of sale, deeds of emancipation, and land surveys. Among those named in the documents are these notable settlers: Auguste and Pierre Chouteau, Manuel Lisa, Jean Gabriel Cerre, George Drouillard, Alexander McNair, Pierre Menard and William Clark.

MS 87-14
COLONIAL NEW ENGLAND PERSONAL LEGAL PAPERS
Materials: 0.5 linear feet
Subjects: Bowdion, James, 1726-1790. Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790. Hutchinson, Thomas, 1711-1780. New England -- History -- To 1775. Belcher, Jonathan, 1682-1757. New England -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775. Boylston, Zabdiel, 1679-1766.
      Legal documents dating from 1724 to 1797 constitute this collection. These security bonds, promissory notes, bills of sale and debt, land surveys, lawsuits, subpoenas, summons, and petitions for liquor licenses give dimension to the legal predicaments and opportunities of the early settlers of the New England area, particularly that of Boston. Such prominent people as James Bowdion, Dr. Zabdiel Boylston, Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Hutchinson are mentioned in these manuscripts.

MS 87-15
THOMAS A. EDISON EARLY CORPORATION DOCUMENTS
Materials: 0.5 linear feet
Subjects: Edison, Thomas A. (Thomas Alva), 1847-1931. Edison, Charles. Inventors -- United States. Meadowcroft, William Henry.
      The Thomas A. Edison Early Corporation Documents contain some early legal and business documents in the various Edison companies, such as stock certificates, inventory lists, business correspondence, diagrams of electric motors and dynamos, and other related material. Some of the early associates of Edison are mentioned including Frank A. Wordlaw, Charles E. Estabrook, Williams H. Meadowcroft, and Charles Edison, the son of Thomas A. Edison. Thomas A. Edison is only mentioned indirectly in a few documents.

MS 87-16
WSU EROTIC ART SOCIETY COLLECTION
Materials: 0.5 linear feet
Subjects: Cook, Neil. Pornography -- Social Aspects. WSU Erotic Art Society. Sex in motion pictures. Obscenity (Law) -- Kansas -- Wichita. Wichita State University -- History. Billings, Dorothy K. Miller, Vern.
      The documents in this collection report a story that took place in Wichita, Kansas over a period of weeks in 1977 concerning obscenity and free speech. The main protagonists were District Attorney Vern Miller and his followers, who were against obscenity, versus the student president of the WSU Erotic Art Society and his supporters. It concerns a film, "The Devil in Miss Jones," which was labeled obscene by the District Attorney's office. This collection contains court proceedings and an unpublished manuscript entitled "Erotic Art Society, the Case for Free Inquiry: An Account of a Controversy," edited by WSU professor Dorothy K. Billings.

MS 87-17
WATSON E. BROWN PAPERS
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: Brown, Watson E. 18??-1864. Diaries. Cheat Mountain (W. Va.), Battle of 1861. Photographs. United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Campaigns. United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives.
      Watson E. Brown penned the entries in the diary in this collection from September 14 to December 31, 1861 while he served in the Ninth Indiana Regimental Band. He writes about his life on campaign and in camp around Cheat Mountain, Virginia during the Civil War. Dating from 1864, a photograph album is also part of the collection, containing photographs of Brown, his family, friends and fiancee.

MS 87-18
AMI S. MATTHEWS PAPERS
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: Matthews, Ami S. Housewives -- Ohio -- Akron -- Diaries.
      This collection includes personal diaries written by Ami Matthews during the years 1859, 1865, and 1866 while she lived in Akron, Ohio. The diaries describe her school life and home life. In the earliest diary, she is a school girl in Akron. Her daily life included school, taking piano and painting lessons, spending time with friends, and sewing. In the diaries from 1865 and 1866, she has married and is running a household.

MS 87-19
ROSE STOKELY COLLECTION OF GERMAN MONEY OF 1915-1930
Materials: 2.5 linear feet
Subjects: Paper money -- Germany. Money -- Germany. Numismatics -- Collectors and collecting.
      The Rose Stokely Collection of German Money of 1915-1930 consists of seven albums of paper money printed during and after World War I. The money was nearly worthless due to the economic depression in Germany following the war. Printed locally in several different regions throughout Germany, the illustrations depict local legends and history.

MS 87-20
COLLECTION OF CAPTURED GERMAN ARMY PHOTOGRAPHS OF WORLD WAR II
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: Hitler, Adolf (1889-1945) -- Portraits. Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiter - Partei -- Portraits. World War, 1939-1945 -- Germany -- Pictorial works.
      This collection of photographs and slides includes subjects such as Adolf Hitler, leading Nazi Party members, the SS, and German soldiers on the front. These images date from the late 1930s to around 1945.

MS 87-21
SEMI-ANNUAL MUSTER ROLL OF CO. K, 1ST DRAGOONS, PHILIP ST. GEORGE COOKE, COMMANDING OFFICER
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: Cooke, Philip St. George, 1809-1895. United States. Army -- Cavalry -- History. Kansas -- History. United States -- History -- Kansas. Fort Leavenworth (Kan.) -- History.
      This collection contains a muster roll kept by Captain Philip St. George Cooke from December 31, 1839 to June 30, 1840. The roll was maintained for Company K, the First Dragoons, stationed at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Cooke played a leading role in westward expansion of the United States between 1827 and 1866.

MS 87-22
WILLIAM F. MCMILLEN PAPERS
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: Physicians. Russia -- History -- 19th century. Crimean War, 1853-1856 -- Medical care -- Finland. Russia. Armiia -- Medical care -- Finland. Crimean War, 1853-1856 -- Participation, American. Russia. Armiia -- Surgeons. Knights and knighthood -- Russia. McMillen, William Linn. Finland -- History -- 1809-1917. Crimean War, 1854-1856.
      This collection contains papers from the Russian government relating to the award of knighthood to William L. McMillen for services as a surgeon to the Imperial Army in Finland during the Crimean War. He was awarded knighthood to the order of St. Stanislaus by Alexander III, Czar of Russia. These documents date from 1857 and 1927.

MS 87-23
HERMANN HESSE PAPERS
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: Hesse, Hermann, 1877-1962.
      This collection of Hermann Hesse s papers contains clippings, magazine articles, correspondence, pamphlets, and small booklets concerning the career and writing of Hermann Hesse, a German novelist and poet. Hesse won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1946.

MS 87-24
HARRY W. HOLMAN PAPERS
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: Soldiers -- United States. Virginia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. Diaries. United States. Army. Signal Corps. Poems. Holman, Harry W. United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives.
      This collection contains a Civil War-era diary Holman kept while stationed with the U.S. Signal Corps at Burkville, Virginia. He mostly wrote about troop movements and events of the Petersburg Campaign. The diary also includes his personal notations and poems written by various authors.

MS 87-25
REV. A. A. MORRISON PAPERS
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: Morrison, A. A. Presbyterian Church -- Clergy.
      Morrison's diary describes the life of an itinerant Presbyterian minister. His accounts describe different congregations he served, trouble with the local Presbytery, and work as a school teacher. He was an itinerant minister in Iowa and Ohio between 1838 and 1868.

MS 87-26
"THE PIONEERS OF YESTERYEARS" -- MANUSCRIPT BY OTHO EDMUND COPE
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: Cope family. Oklahoma -- History. Pioneers -- Kansas -- Biography. Pioneers -- Missouri -- Biography. Kansas -- History. Missouri -- History. Pioneers -- Oklahoma -- Biography. Cope, Otho Edmund.
      This collection contains a typed manuscript entitled "The Pioneers of Yesteryears" by Otho Edmund Cope. It traces the Cope family from its beginnings in England to its settlement in the United States starting in 1683. Mostly, though, it recounts the author's childhood in eastern Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma, his days as a railroad agent, and his family's life and times from the late 1800s to 1950.

MS 87-27
"THE TALKING TURTLE AND OTHER OZARK FOLK TALES" -- PUBLISHED BOOK MANUSCRIPT BY VANCE RANDOLPH
Materials: 0.5 linear feet
Subjects: Tales -- Ozark Mountains. Americans -- Folklore. Randolph, Vance.
      This collection contains the typed draft of "The Talking Turtle and Other Ozark Folk Tales" by Vance Randolph, a book which was published by Columbia University Press in 1957. The folk tales included in Randolph's anthology were collected over a 35-year interval between 1922 and 1957.

MS 87-28
EARLY AVIATION PHOTOGRAPHS
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: Wright, Orville, 1871-1948. Bryant, Alys McKey. Wright, Wilbur, 1867-1912. Airplanes -- Views. Rickenbacker, Eddie, 1890-1973.
See also: MS 87-02, Alys McKey Bryant Papers.
      This collection contains news release photographs dating from 1903 to 1938. They depict events and people of this period: the Wright Brothers at Kitty Hawk, Eddy Rickenbacker, Alys McKey Bryant and others. The collection includes photographs of early aircraft taken during and after World War I. The photographs, for the most part, are not dated or captioned; however, the evolution of aviation design and technology is apparent.

MS 87-29
CONGREGATIONAL AND PRESBYTERIAN RELIGIOUS LITERATURE, 1812-1890
Materials: 0.5 linear feet
Subjects: Religious literature. New England theology. Congregational churches -- Doctrines. Presbyterian church -- Doctrines.
      This collection of Congregational and Presbyterian religious literature contains sermons, ordination and dedicatory addresses, and proceedings of mission and benevolent societies in and around the New England region. Dating from 1812 to 1890, these documents discuss theological and religious issues.

MS 87-30
FREDONIA, KANSAS PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION
Materials: 1.0 linear feet
Subjects: Frontier and pioneer life -- Kansas. Fredonia (Kan.) -- History.
      Dating between 1865 to 1921, these photographs of people from Fredonia, Kansas show social mores and clothing of the period. Some of the photographs were taken by Loomis Photography Company of Fredonia.

MS 87-31
HENRY A. FORD PAPERS
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: Ford, Henry A. Criminals -- West (U.S.). Cowboys -- Kansas. Outlaws -- West (U.S.).
      This life sketch describes a period in Henry A. Ford's life from the 1880s to adulthood. It was written between 1943 and 1946. Ford recalls life growing up on a claim in northwest Kansas, his life as a cowboy, the months he spent as a desperado, and his escape from a jail in Beaver City, Oklahoma.

MS 87-32
FAIR PLAY TOWNSHIP, MARION COUNTY, KANSAS COLLECTION
Materials: 0.5 linear feet
Subjects: Marion County (Kan.) -- History. Kansas -- History.
      The Fair Play Township, Marion County, Kansas Collection contains the Clerks' Record account book for the board meeting expenses and the Township Trustee Plat Book relating to road repair. These documents date from 1877 to 1923.

MS 87-33
W. S. PRETTYMAN PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION
Materials: 1.0 linear feet
Subjects: Frontier and pioneer life -- Oklahoma. Oklahoma -- History. Prettyman, W. H.
      Forty-nine photographs of Oklahoma Territory dating from 1885 to 1901 comprise this collection. The photographs show Native Americans, cowboys, lawmen, outlaws, pioneers and the Oklahoma Land Rush. Prettyman was originally from Arkansas City, Kansas and later homesteaded near Blackwell, Oklahoma.

MS 87-34
HUERFANO VALLEY DITCH AND RESERVOIR COMPANY COLLECTION
Materials: 0.5 linear feet
Subjects: Huerfano Valley Ditch and Reservoir Company. Huerfano Valley (Colo.). Canals -- Colorado -- Huerfano Valley.
      The Huerfano Valley Ditch and Reservoir Company Collection contains three record books and one account book including the minutes of the company's board of directors. The documents date from 1888 to 1917. The company was formed by businessmen from Pueblo, Colorado in 1888 to build and maintain a canal and reservoir along the Huerfano River for ranch and farm irrigation purposes.

MS 87-35
FARMER S PERSONAL DIARY OF 1876
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: Farmer's writing, American. Presbyterian church -- Doctrines. Diaries -- 19th century. Harvesting -- Records and correspondence. Agriculture -- Records and correspondence. Planting (Plant culture) -- Records and correspondence.
      The diary which comprises this collection contains a daily log of events in the life of unidentified farmer during 1876. The geographical location is unknown, but the entries suggests that the farmer lived in Illinois. The diary records the typical interests of a farmer such as the weather, the health and welfare of livestock, and concerns for crop planting, cultivating, and harvesting. This diary contains little self-revelation or mention of family concerns; however, it provides some understanding of the life of a Midwestern farmer during the 1870s.

MS 87-36
RICHARD E. BIRD COLLECTION OF COURT DOCUMENTS
Materials: 1.0 linear feet
Subjects: Bird, Richard E. 1878.
      This collection contains instructions given to jurors in District Court of Sedgwick County, Kansas, Division 1, by the Honorable Richard E. Bird, Judge. Typescript, these documents describe various criminal and civil cases, and they date between October 1, 1916 to October 1, 1917. Bird served as a judge of the district court in Wichita from 1916 to 1921.

MS 87-37
HENRY L. STIMSON PAPERS
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: Winthrop, Bronson. World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns -- France. World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, American. Stimson, Henry L.
      Eight autograph signed letters to B. W. (Bronson Winthrop), Stimson's boyhood friend, constitute this collection. These letters date from November 17, 1911 to March 17, 1930. Most were written from the Western Front in France in 1918, where Stimson was a colonel of field artillery in the American Expeditionary Forces. He describes training centers and camps, and the German offensive of March and April 1918. Stimson also served as Secretary of War under Presidents William Howard Taft (1911-12) and Franklin D. Roosevelt (1940-45), and Secretary of State under Herbert Hoover (1929-33).

MS 87-38
WALTER GRAVES MANUSCRIPT OF EARLY FAIRMOUNT COLLEGE
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: Graves, Walter. Washburn University (Topeka, Kan.) Fairmount College (Wichita, Kan.). Congregational churches -- Kansas -- Wichita. Wichita State University -- History. Kansas -- Church history.
See also: MS 74-05, Manuscript of a History of the University of Wichita; MS 89-07, Dr. John Rydjord Papers.
      This collection contains one original copy and two photocopies of Walter Graves' typewritten manuscript on the early history of Fairmount College from 1892 to 1907. The author's insights provide much information on the development of the college and about the controversy plaguing its relationship with the Congregational Church and Washburn University in Topeka. Graves was a physician in Wichita, and he served on the Board of Trustees of Fairmount College for many years.

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MS 88-01
CLIFFORD K. BERRYMAN COLLECTION OF POLITICAL CARTOONS
Materials: 1.75 linear feet
Subjects: Berryman, Clifford K. (1869-1949). Political cartoons. Washington Evening Post. American wit and humor, Pictorial. Washington Evening Star. Cartoonists -- Washington, D.C. Editorial cartoons. Cartoons -- United States. Washington, D.C. -- History -- Caricatures and cartoons.
      The Clifford K. Berryman Collection of Political Cartoons contain some newspaper clippings of Berryman's work dating between 1941 and 1949. Berryman was a cartoonist for Washington Evening Star of Washington, D.C. His cartoons won him the Pulitzer Prize, garnered a permanent place in the Library of Congress cabinet of American illustration, and remain on display as part of the history of the United States Supreme Court. Berryman attended Fairmount College, the predecessor to Wichita State University, in 1902 and 1903.

MS 88-02
HENRY WENDELKEN PAPERS
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: Soldiers -- United States. Tennessee -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. Broadsides. United States. Army. Ohio Infantry Regiment, 39th (1861-1865). Diaries. Mississippi -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
      Wendelken, a Union soldier, penned the entries in this diary from January 1 to June 29, 1863 while he served in the Western Theater of the Civil War around Tennessee and Mississippi. He was a member of Company B, 39th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. The account mainly describes marches, drills, camp routines and weather conditions. A broadside that lists the men who served in the unit is also included, and it contains a brief history of the regiment.

MS 88-03
E. M. FORSTER SHORT STORY MANUSCRIPT
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: Forster, E. M.
See also: MS 86-22, E. M. Forster Papers.
      Written in 1956-57, these handwritten notes by E. M. Forster contain corrections to be entered in the second draft of the short story, "The Other Boat," originally entitled "Coco." While some of the corrections are only substitutions of a word or phrase, many are significant changes in the text. Forster's secretary, P. N. Furbank, was asked to incorporate these emendations when he typed the draft. Forster was a 20th-century English writer of considerable fame.

MS 88-04
SHAN PRAYER BOOK MANUSCRIPT
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: Buddhism -- Sacred books. Maiksile tree. Religious literature. Burma -- Shan states. Sacred books.
      The Shan Prayer Book manuscript is a Buddhist religious work written in the 19th century. Written in the Shan language, it deals with religious matters. The manuscript is written on Shan paper, which is manufactured in the Shan states in East Central Burma. The paper is produced from the bark of the maiksile tree, a species of the mulberry tree.

MS 88-05
J. R. MITCHELL PAPERS
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: Canals -- Panama. Cuba -- Description and travel. Canals, Interoceanic. New York (N.Y.) -- Description and travel. Cruise ships. Panama Canal (Panama) -- History -- Sources. Ocean travel. Panama Canal (Panama) -- Pictorial works. Chile -- Description and travel. Peru -- Description and travel. Mitchell, J. R.
      J. R. Mitchell's scrapbook contains the original narrative of 86 folio pages accompanied by 82 original photographs. Mitchell, aboard a 500-passenger cruise ship, gives an intelligent, witty account of his voyage from New York to Chile via Cuba, the Panama Canal, and Peru.

MS 88-06
SAM AND MILLIE MARCUS PAPERS
Materials: 10.25 linear feet
Subjects: Marcus, Samuel. Wichita (Kan.) -- History. Marcus, Mildred. Cattle -- Marketing.
      This collection of Sam and Millie Marcus' papers contains a series of scrapbooks which contain newspapers clippings, photographs, awards, honors and other memorabilia that described the Marcus family's influence in the business, social and civic life of Wichita. The scrapbooks date from 1949 to 1985. Sam Marcus was a multimillionaire who amassed his fortune in the beef industry. For many years he was the president and the chairman of the board of the Kansas Beef Industries, MBPXL, and Excel corporations. He and his wife Millie were involved in many social, civic and charitable organizations in the city.

MS 88-07
PAUL J. RAINEY PAPERS
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: Military supplies. War -- Photographs. Railroads -- Soviet Union. Siberia (Russia) -- History -- Revolution, 1917-1921. Transportation, Military -- Soviet Union. Soviet Union -- History -- Allied intervention, 1918-1920. Rainey, Paul J.
      This collection contains manuscript and typewritten versions of a report, an expense record, and photographs relating to Rainey's trip to Siberia from June 1918 to February 1919. Topics generally relate to the military situation in the region, including activities of Allied armies, the state of railroads and supply lines, troop movements, and devastation caused by the war during the Bolshevik Revolution.

MS 88-08
KANSAS TERRITORY PAPERS COLLECTION
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: Kansas -- History. Martin, John A., 1839-1889. Frontier and pioneer life -- Kansas.
      Most material in this collection is dated before Kansas became a state in 1861. The collection includes letters regarding business opportunities and legal matters, tax receipts, land deeds, business cards, and a notary public certificate. Some documents were written or signed by John A. Martin, governor of Kansas from 1885 to 1889.

MS 88-09
COLLECTION OF WORLD WAR I PHOTOGRAPHIC SLIDES
Materials: 0.5 linear feet
Subjects: World War, 1914-1918 -- Pictorial works.
      The collection contains glass slides prints of American troops during World War I. These images convey all aspects of military life during the period: basic training, trench warfare, logistics, chemical warfare, training exercises, and life of the soldier during pauses in the fighting. They also give a chronological sequence of events concerning American involvement in World War I from the Declaration of War by Congress in 1917 to Allied victory in 1918.

MS 88-10
PHOTOGRAPHS OF WORLD WAR I DOG FIGHTING
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: World War, 1914-1918 -- Aerial operations -- Pictorial works.
      These celebrated photographs were first reproduced in the anonymous autobiography of a Royal Air Force officer in the 1930s. The author claimed that they were taken with a camera fitted to his aircraft's cabane struts and operated automatically each time the machine-gun trigger was pressed. The photographs are now believed to be fakes; however, they do give a good impression of what air fighting might have been like in World War I.

MS 88-11
NATHAN BOONE PAPERS
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: Boone, Nathan, 1781-1856. Frontier and pioneer life -- Missouri. Boone family. Kansas -- Description and travel.
      Boone's journal of his military expedition through Oklahoma and Kansas territory from May 14 to July 31, 1843 describes the many topographical, geological and geographical points of interest. An officer in the 1st Regiment U.S. Dragoons, he describes the various flora and fauna of the region, the contacts that his expedition had with the Osage Tribe, and difficulties that he and his troops encountered on the journey.

MS 88-12
W. A. WEBB PAPERS
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: Webb, W. A. (William A.). Collett, Ewing. Fairmount College (Wichita, Kan.)
      W. A. Webb's diaries describe the life of a student at Fairmount College during the 1897-1899 school terms. Webb describes his daily routines: going to classes, practicing piano, going to chapel, trying to find a good meal at the dorm, riding his "wheel," and trying to keep his dorm room warm. Webb also describes a hotly contested football game he attended, and gives a description of his graduation exercises. The collection also includes photographs of Webb and of Ewing Collett, Webb's roommate for the 1896-1897 school year.

MS 88-13
GORDON DAVIS COLLECTION OF ETHIOPIAN MANUSCRIPTS AND COPTIC BIBLES
Materials: 1.0 linear feet
Subjects: Bible -- Manuscripts, Ethiopic. Music -- Africa. Manuscripts, Ethiopic. Davis, Gordon.
      The Gordon Davis Collection contains various handwritten Bibles and religious works on parchment in codex form. These items are from the Axum and Adua provinces of Ethiopia in the Geez language. Although the date of these works is unknown, some of them are rare and quite old.

MS 88-14
GRAYDON E. SPALDING COLLECTION OF WORKS BY AND ABOUT EDGAR ALLAN POE
Materials: 1.0 linear feet
Subjects: Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849. Spalding, Graydon E.
      This collection includes selected photocopied materials from the original printings of some of Poe's short stories and poems that were published in books and magazines in the mid-19th century. Some secondary source material regarding Poe's life and family is also included. An undated lithograph engraving of Poe is also included.

MS 88-15
BOB GOTTSCHALK COLLECTION
Materials: 1.0 linear feet
Subjects: Gottschalk, Bob. University of Wichita (Wichita, Kan.) -- Views. Photographers -- Kansas. Aviation -- History. Photography -- Artistic. Wichita Eagle (Wichita, Kan.). Kansas -- Views. Wichita State University -- Views.
      The Bob Gottschalk Collection contains photographs, newspaper clippings, magazines and pamphlets which give a sample of Gottschalk's work while he was a freelance photographer and a staff photographer for the Wichita Eagle during the 1920s through the 1940s. This collection contains photographs of famous early aviation personalities and of the University of Wichita campus.

MS 88-16
EARLY AVIATION PHOTOGRAPHIC PRINT COLLECTION
       This collection has been incorporated into MS 87-28, Early Aviation Photographs.

MS 88-17
CLAYTON HENRI STAPLES PAPERS
Materials: 13.0 linear feet
Subjects: Art teachers -- Colorado. Art schools -- Colorado. Art teachers -- Kansas. Men -- Societies and clubs. Artists -- Colorado. Summer schools -- Colorado. Artists -- Kansas. Universities and colleges -- Kansas. College teachers -- Kansas. Rotary International. Artifacts. Staples, Clayton Henri. Art -- Study and teaching -- Colorado. Wichita State University, College of Fine Arts. Art -- Study and teaching -- Kansas. University of Wichita (Kan.) -- History. Art -- Kansas -- Wichita
      Staples, director of the art department at the University of Wichita from 1930 to 1950, also directed an art summer school near Colorado Springs, Colorado for many years. He was actively involved in Rotary International, and in 1972, he was honored with an art scholarship named after him at WSU. These papers include correspondence, newspaper clippings, speech and lecture notes, photographic slides and prints, memorabilia and artifacts of his life and work.

MS 88-18
CAPTAIN OLIVER C. GARVIN PAPERS
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: Soldiers -- United States. United States. Army. New York Infantry, 52nd (1861-1865). Maryland -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. Garvin, Oliver C. Virginia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
      Garvin served with the 52nd New York Regiment at various locales in Virginia and Maryland during the Civil War. This collection includes his a bound volume of his correspondence entitled "Letters to his Parents From Captain Oliver C. Garvin, 1861-1862." These letters give impressions of what camp life and combat was like for a Union officer during the Civil War.

MS 88-19
DOCUMENTS ON ANTE-BELLUM SLAVERY AND THE ABOLITIONIST MOVEMENT
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: Slavery -- United States -- Anti-slavery movements. Slave-trade -- United States.
      This collection of documents on ante-bellum slavery and the abolitionist movement contain manumission papers, a deed of sale, a court case file, and literature advocating rights of African-Americans. These documents date from 1814 to 1885.

MS 88-20
CIVIL WAR POLITICAL CAMPAIGN FLYER: TWO ROADS OF PEACE
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865. Electioneering -- United States. Broadsides. Campaign paraphernalia -- United States. United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Broadsides.
      This campaign flyer was published by the National Union Executive Committee, Astor House, New York. The flyer describes the Democratic and Republican platforms for the 1864 presidential election. This flyer was designed to generate support for the reelection of President Abraham Lincoln and the Republican Party stance against the Confederacy.

MS 88-21
WILLIAM ALLEN WHITE PAPERS
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: White, William Allen, 1868-1944 -- Correspondence. Publishers and publishing -- Kansas -- Emporia. White, William Allen, 1868-1944 -- Portraits. Journalists -- Kansas. Authors and publishers -- Kansas -- Emporia.
      A collection of letters written by William Allen White contains two personal letters written to H. H. Southworth of Chicago Illinois dated 1908 and 1909. It also contains a photographs of White, inscribed to Miss Alice Isely (1937), and a pamphlet entitled "What's the Matter with Kansas?" (1896), written by White. William Allen White was the owner and editor of the Emporia Gazette in Emporia, Kansas in the late 1890s and early 1900s. White was an important figure in the political, social and literary history of Kansas and the United States.

MS 88-22
JOHN BROWN -- LUTHER HUMPHREY LITHOGRAPH FACSIMILE LETTER COLLECTION
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: Brown, John. 1800-1859. Harpers Ferry (W. Va.) -- History -- John Brown s Raid, 1859. Humphrey, Luther. Abolitionists -- United States. Kansas -- History -- 1854-1861. Letters -- Facsimiles. Facsimilies.
      This collection contains a facsimile copy of John Brown's letter to his cousin, Rev. Luther Humphrey, written November 19, 1859 from Charles Town, Jefferson County, Virginia. Thirteen days later, Brown was hanged for his act of treason in the raid on Harper's Ferry, Virginia. There was considerable controversy over the authenticity of the original letter. From the collection of Theodore Morrison, librarian at Fairmount College, this copy was once thought the original one; however, it was found to be a lithographed reproduction. Correspondence and other articles documenting the investigation and verification of the letter are included, dating from 1927 through 1947.

MS 88-23
COLLECTION OF ENGLISH LEGAL DOCUMENTS OF THE 19TH CENTURY
Materials: 3.0 linear feet
Subjects: Legal documents -- England. Wills -- England.
      Dating from 1843 to 1882, six legal documents including wills, land leases and land purchase agreements comprise this collection.

MS 88-24
MARK BATTEN MANUSCRIPT
Materials: 1.0 linear feet
Subjects: Batten, Mark. Sculptors -- Great Britain. Stone carving.
      "The Visual Arts and the System of Spheroidal-Conoidal Derivatives," a handwritten manuscript by Mark Batten, constitutes this collection. Batten, a sculptor and stone carver from Great Britain, intended the manuscript for publication.

MS 88-25
ARDIS MANLY WALKER POETRY
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: Walker, Ardis Manly, 1901-.
      Walker, poet and American Western history author, composed the two poems that comprise this collection: "Star Gazer" and "Two Views of Immortality."

MS 88-26
WELLMAN FAMILY PAPERS
Materials: 2.25 linear feet
Subjects: Fairmount College (Wichita, Kan.) -- History. Wellman, Frederick Lovejoy, 1897-. Harris, Alice Wellman. Wellman, Manly, 1905-. Wellman, Paul, 1898-1966.
      Memorabilia, correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings, artifacts and books make up this collection of the Wellman family's papers. The Wellman siblings - Paul, Frederick L., Manly and Alice Wellman Harris - all became well-known writers. They were the children of Lydia Isely Wellman whose family was prominent at Fairmount College (1895-1926), the predecessor to Wichita State University. Most of the material in the collection is attributed to Alice Wellman Harris. Alice, Paul and Manly attended Fairmount College.

MS 88-27
GLENN BAKKUM COLLECTION OF URBAN SOCIOLOGY PAPERS
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: Bakkum, Glenn. Wichita, Kansas -- Hospitals. University of Wichita (Wichita, Kan.) -- History. Wichita, Kansas -- Police. Wichita, Kansas -- History. Wichita, Kansas -- Public health. Wichita, Kansas -- Recreational activities. Wichita, Kansas -- Law enforcement.
      This collection contains the term of Dr. Glenn Bakkum's Urban Sociology classes from 1929 to 1934 at the University of Wichita. These papers deal with different social institutions in the Wichita area and provide data about the early history of Wichita and the University of Wichita.

MS 88-28
POSTCARD COLLECTION OF KANSAS SITES
Materials: 0.5 linear feet
Subjects: Kansas -- History. Kansas -- Pictorial works.
      Dating from 1868 to 1946, these postcards depict such sites as churches, schools, businesses, farms, ranches, government buildings, parks and hospitals in cities and towns across Kansas. The postcards provide information about early Kansas history.

MS 88-29
KENNETH BRADLEY COLLECTION
Materials: 4.0 linear feet
Subjects: Winrod, Gerald B. Fascism -- United States. Sedition -- United States. Trials (Sedition) -- United States.
See also: MS 87-09, Rev. Dr. Gerald B. Winrod Papers; and MS 95-18, John W. Jackson Papers.
      Case files from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the United States Department of Justice constitute this supplemental collection concerning Rev. Gerald B. Winrod of Wichita. In 1942, Winrod, a minister and publisher, was indicted in a Washington, D.C. District Court for conspiracy to violate U.S. Code regarding seditious activities. These files indicate Winrod's involvement in the Christian Missionary Alliance.

MS 88-30
OIL INDUSTRY PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION
Materials: 1.0 linear feet
Subjects: Oil fields -- Kansas -- Pictorial works. Petroleum industry and trade -- Kansas. Kansas -- Oil fields -- Pictorial works.
      Dating from the 1920s to the 1940s, the photographs in this collection document equipment and activities of the oil industry in Kansas and the Southwest. Equipment such as derricks, cellars, runways and pumps are shown as well as aspects of oil production, publicity, safety, and fires.

MS 88-31
ISELY FAMILY PAPERS
Materials: 7.0 linear feet
Subjects: Isely, Christian H., 1828-1919. Kansas Cavalry -- 2nd regiment, 1862-1865. Isely, Adolf. Ottawa University (Ottawa, Kan.) -- History. Isely, Elizabeth Dubach, 1842-1936. St. Joseph (Mo.) -- History. Isely family. Ft. Leavenworth (Kan.) -- History. United States -- Civil War -- Perryville (Ky.), Battle of, 1862. Fort Scott (Kan.) -- History.
See also: MS 74-05, Manuscript of a History of the University of Wichita; MS 89-04, M. Alice Isely Papers; and MS 91-02, Kenneth Isely Collection of Bliss and Flora Isely Papers.
      Correspondence, diaries and other documents dating from the 1850s to the 1930s comprise this family's collection. Christian Isely, a soldier with the 2nd Kansas Cavalry in the Civil War, penned many of these letters while his regiment fought in Missouri and Arkansas. Correspondence from his wife, Eliza, and children, Henry and M. Alice, also is included. A deeply religious family, the Iselys express the personal side of life during the Civil War and early-day Kansas in their correspondence. M. Alice Isely served as librarian at Fairmount College and the University of Wichita from 1912 to 1929.

MS 88-32
CAPTAIN THOMAS ERSKINE WARDLE PAPERS
Materials: 1.0 linear feet
Subjects: Wardle, Thomas Erskine. World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, American. Warships.
      Inside the 1918 diary of Captain Thomas Wardle these documents were found: a copy of a letter to his mother; a three page summary of Wardle's biography and his action against the German raider Greif , February 29, 1916; 20 linen sheets of secret plans for warships and submarines; and a five-page memorandum of Operation ZZ, November 20, 1918, regarding surrender of the German fleet.

MS 88-33
WORLD WAR I: FOUR BRITISH DIARIES
Materials: 0.5 linear feet
Subjects: World War, 1914-1918 -- British -- Personal narratives.
      Four diaries kept by British soldiers during World War I lend personal observations of the operations and strategies of combat. John Errington Lang recorded his service with the Royal Berkshire Regiment and Machine Gun Corps from 1914 to 1918. Bombardments of the Gaza Strip are described in a diary of a heavy artillery group member with the Egyptian Expeditionary Force. A member of the 41st Brigade, Royalfield Artillery, recorded fighting in Germany and Belgium from July 1916 to June 1918. Marseilles, France and the Somme River are battlegrounds of the 4th Battalion, Worcester Regiment, and the Germans in 1916 and 1917, as described by a battalion soldier.

MS 88-34
MYRA MCHENRY PAPERS
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: McHenry, Myra, 1838-1939. Prohibition -- Kansas. Nation, Carry Amelia Moore, 1846-1911. Temperance -- Kansas.
      This collection contains 15 letters written to Myra McHenry during the years 1900 to 1907. The correspondents include C. U. and Comell McHenry, Carry A. Nation, A. T. Ayres, and J. L. Rogers among others. An activist in the early temperance movement in Kansas, McHenry staged street corner lectures, published a newspaper and many pamphlets, and was arrested frequently for her aggressive tactics.

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MS 89-01
CHESTER KALLMAN PAPERS
Materials: 0.5 linear feet
Subjects: Kallman, Chester. 1921-. Poets -- 20th century. Auden, W. H. (Wystan Hugh), 1907-1973
See also: MS 89-03, W. H. Auden Collection.
      Chester Kallman, a poet, librettist and translator, is best known for his relationship and literary collaborations with W. H. Auden. Kallman penned the 34 manuscript poems and three original, typescript plays in this collection.

MS 89-02
GABRIEL ATKIN PAPERS
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: Atkin, William Park (Gabriel), 1897-1937. Great Britain -- Social life and customs -- 20th century. Painters -- Great Britain.
      This collection contains a memoir of Atkin's days with the Chelsea Art Club, other reminiscences, and brief biographical sketches of his acquaintances. Atkin was a landscape, architectural and figure painter and illustrator in Great Britain in the early 20th century.

MS 89-03
W. H. AUDEN PAPERS
Materials: 0.5 linear feet
Subjects: Auden, W. H. (Wystan Hugh), 1907-1973. Poets, English -- 20th century.
      Newspaper clippings about, and correspondence and photographs of W. H. Auden comprise this manuscript collection. An extensive obituary of Auden, an American and British poet who died in 1973, is included as well as clippings that detail the post-mortem legal squabble over his papers and manuscripts.

MS 89-04
M. ALICE ISELY PAPERS
Materials: 0.5 linear feet
Subjects: Isely, M. Alice. Isely, William Henry, 1865-1907. Isely, Bliss, 1881-1963. Fairmount College (Wichita, Kan.) -- History.
See also: MS 74-05, Manuscript of a History of the University of Wichita; MS 88-31, Isely Family Papers; and MS 91-02, Kenneth Isely Collection of Bliss and Flora Isely Papers.
      This collection of M. Alice Isely's papers contains genealogical information on the extended Isely family. The collection also includes the clippings, correspondence, and obituaries of Isely, the librarian at Fairmount College and the University of Wichita from 1912 to 1929.

MS 89-05
BUFFALO ROBE COLLECTION
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: Bison, American. Fur trade -- Great Plains -- History.
      This collection contains an advertisement for robes and other items manufactured from the buffalo. A New York company was promoting their sale, circa 1871-1876, and its advertisement illustrates the vast quantity of pelts that arrived in New York during the height of the buffalo slaughter.

MS 89-06
PONCE, PUERTO RICO COURT TRANSCRIPTS
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: Court records -- Puerto Rico -- Ponce.
      Records for a municipal court of Ponce, Puerto Rico, dating between 1856 and 1867, constitute this manuscript collection. Many of the pages are dated only with a stamp indicating the two-year period in which the page was filed. Written in Spanish, the records mainly deal with land transactions, the sale of slaves, and legal guardianship of children who lost their fathers.

MS 89-07
DR. JOHN RYDJORD PAPERS
Materials: 17.5 linear feet
Subjects: Rydjord, John. Names, Geographical -- Kansas. University of Wichita -- History. Wichita State University -- History.
See also: MS 74-05, Manuscript of a History of the University of Wichita; MS 74-28, Kansas Place-Names -- Unpublished Book Manuscript; MS 87-38, Walter Graves Manuscript of Early Fairmount College.
      These manuscript materials, student papers and university-related items originate from Dr. Rydjord s tenure as history professor at the Municipal University of Wichita and Wichita State University. The manuscripts include a document chronicling the history of the Municipal University of Wichita to 1949 as well as notes for his research on place names in Kansas. 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 89-09
DIARY, OCTOBER 1860
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: New York -- History -- Sources.
      This diary records a trip to New York in October 1860. Written in German, the handwriting is often so tiny it is illegible. The writer is not identified.

MS 89-10
DIARY OF DR. THOMAS ANDERSON
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: Anderson, Thomas. Europe -- Description and travel -- 1800-1918.
      London, Antwerp, Brussels, Zurich, Aix la-Chappelle and Liege are among the cities described in Dr. Thomas Anderson's account of his tour of Europe in 1838.

MS 89-11
FRANK A. BATES PAPERS
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: Bates, Frank Andrew. Europe -- Description and travel -- 1800-1918.
      Mr. and Mrs. Frank Andrew Bates of Ellsworth County, Kansas, journeyed to Europe in 1909-1910. In this collection are clippings, menus, and a journal documenting their stay. Stops included Paris, London, and Switzerland.

MS 89-12
FEDERATION AERONAUTIQUE INTERNATIONAL, 1907
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: Aeronautics -- History. Aeronautics -- Societies, etc.
      This collection consists of the minutes, taken in French, of a 1907 meeting of the Federation Aeronautique International at Brussels, Belgium. Delegates from several European countries and the United States attended the meeting, an early attempt to gain international cooperation in aviation development.

MS 89-13
WICHITA DUNKER CHURCH MINUTES, 1912-1913
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: Dunker Brethren Church -- Kansas -- Wichita. Wichita (Kan.) -- Church histories.
      This collection contains minutes, sermon topics and other records of a Dunker Church in Wichita from June 12, 1912 to August 26, 1913. The handwritten text is in German.

MS 89-14
JOHN NOYES COLLECTION
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: Oneida Community -- History. Utopias. Christian communities -- New York State.
      Authored by Noyes, various printed materials concerning the Oneida community comprise the major part of this collection. An issue of The Witness (January 23, 1839), a newspaper which Noyes edited, is included. Most documents in the collection date from the mid-19th century; however, a brochure that touts the Oneida community as "the oldest and largest manufacturer of game traps" dates from the 1920s.

MS 89-15
ALEXANDER PETROFF PAPERS
Materials: 3.25 linear feet
Subjects: Petroff, Alexander. Airplanes -- Design and construction.
      A major part of this collection is comprised by photographs of military and civilian aircraft, especially Cessna and Curtiss-Wright designs, manufactured in the late 1920s and early 1930s. The collection also includes technical reports by Petroff. A native of Russia, Petroff became the first director of the aeronautical engineering department at the University of Wichita in 1928.

MS 89-16
CLARK D. AHLBERG PAPERS
Materials: 138.5 linear feet
Subjects: Ahlberg, Clark D., 1918-. College presidents -- Kansas -- Wichita. Wichita State University -- History. Education, Higher -- Kansas. Wichita State University -- Presidents. Universities and colleges -- Kansas -- Wichita.
      These materials were acquired and utilized by Dr. Clark D. Ahlberg during his tenure as president of Wichita State University from 1968 to 1983. The publications, correspondence, and various official documents in the collection relate to many aspects of the University's administration, including the 1970 crash of the WSU football team's airplane. A Wichita native, Ahlberg graduated from the University of Wichita in 1939 and returned to become Wichita State University's president in 1968.

MS 89-17
WILLIAM H. CARPENTER PAPERS
Materials: 3.0 linear feet
Subjects: Carpenter, William H. Carpenter, William Randolph, 1894-1956. Lawyers -- Kansas -- Sources.
See also: MS 75-06, Congressional Papers of Kansas Congressman Randolph Carpenter, 1929-1948.
      William H. Carpenter was an attorney in Marion, Kansas and a leader in the state's Democratic party. His correspondence concerning legal, financial and political matters during the early part of the 20th century forms this collection. Randolph Carpenter, a Kansas congressman, was his son.

MS 89-18
E. M. LAIRD PAPERS
Materials: 0.5 linear feet
Subjects: Airplane industry and trade -- Kansas -- Wichita. Laird, Emil Matthew. Swallow Airplane Company.
      Transcriptions and audiotapes of 1978 interviews with E. M. "Matty" Laird, an early airplane manufacturer in Wichita, comprise this collection. Laird began building his Laird Swallow airplanes in Wichita in 1920 when he was 23 years old, and the interviews highlight his contributions to the industry. Photographs taken at the time of the interviews and a commemorative booklet from Matty Laird Day in Wichita on April 8, 1978 are also included.

MS 89-19
MEXICAN TRAVEL JOURNAL, 1888
Materials: 0.5 linear feet
Subjects: Mexico -- Description and travel. Murdock, M. M.
      Newspaper articles written by Kansas newspaper editors while visiting Mexico in 1888 were arranged together in this journal entitled "Kansans in Mexico." The editors describe Mexico's geography, industry, agriculture and social conditions. El Paso del Norte , Zacatecas, Queretaro and Mexico City were among the cities on their tour. M. M. Murdock, editor of the Wichita Eagle at the time, was a member of the entourage and contributed several articles to the journal.

MS 89-20
ARCHIVES OF THE CORELL PUBLISHING COMPANY
Materials: 1.0 linear feet
Subjects: Tarkington, Booth, 1869-1946. Corell Publishing Company. Literature publishing -- United States.
      Correspondence, literary works and engraving plates dating from 1896 to 1943 comprise the greater portion of these papers relating to the Corell Publishing Company. Most of the correspondence and literary works are attributed to Booth Tarkington; however, some also concern Corell's magazine, John-a-Dreams. Correspondents include Edward W. Bryant, Robert T. Sloss, Carolyn Wells, Kenneth Brown, St. George Best, and Barton Currie. The collection also contains copies of John-a-Dreams, including its inaugural issue of July 1896.



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