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 90-01
REVEREND ORANGE SCOTT PAPERS
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: Abolitionists -- United States. Public speaking -- Religious aspects -- Methodist Church. Clergy -- United States. Publishers and publishing -- United States. Social reformers -- United States. Religious literature -- Publication and distribution -- United States. American periodicals. Religious newspapers and periodicals -- United States. Methodist Church -- Clergy. Slavery -- Anti-slavery movements. Methodist Church -- Periodicals. Slavery -- United States. Methodist Church -- Publishing -- United States. Slavery and the church -- Methodist Church. Methodist Church -- United States. Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America. Scott, Orange, 1800-1847. Abolitionists.
      This collection contains manuscript letters and other documents that relate to the Methodist reformer and abolitionist Orange Scott. Dating from 1832 to 1847, the collection covers Scott's activities as an abolitionist, publisher, book distributor and public speaker. Information about The Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America, a group which Scott helped found, and its publication, The True Wesleyan, is also included.

MS 90-02
CHARLES GRAFLY PAPERS
Materials: 55 linear feet
Subjects: Grafly, Charles, 1862-1929. Sketches. Sculptors -- Pennsylvania. Sculpture, American. Scrapbooks.
See also: MS 93-04, Dorothy Grafly Papers, MS 93-05, Leopold Sekeles Papers.
      Charles Grafly was an American sculptor whose works include monumental memorials and portrait busts. Dating from the late-19th and early-20th centuries, his correspondence relating to personal, business, and other matters is collected here as well as newspaper clippings about his works, sketches and class notes, scrapbooks, photographs of his works, research materials, and glass plate negatives. Presently, the Charles Grafly Gallery at the Edwin A. Ulrich Museum of Art on the Wichita State University campus hosts sculpture exhibits.

MS 90-03
FIRST WORLD WAR: OPERATIONS AND INTELLIGENCE, THE BRITISH FIRST AND SECOND ARMIES
Materials: 0.5 linear feet
Subjects: World War, 1914-1918 -- Regimental histories -- Great Britain -- 30th Infantry Division. World War, 1914-1918 -- Regimental histories -- Great Britain -- 38th Infantry Division. World War, 1914-1918 -- Regimental histories -- Great Britain -- 57th Infantry Division. World War, 1914-1918 -- Regimental histories -- Great Britain -- 59th Infantry Division. Somme, 1st Battle of the, France, 1916. World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns. Chemical warfare. Ypres, 3rd Battle of, Belgium, 1917.
      This collection contains documents connected to the operations of the British First and Second Armies from 1916 to 1918. Included are battalion, brigade, and divisional operations reports; intelligence summaries; orders; policy statements; and statistics such as casualty reports. Maps and map indexes for several operational areas and a series of English translations of non-English news journals complete with commentary comprise another part of the collection. Among the battles detailed are the Battle of the Somme and the 3rd Battle of Ypres.

MS 90-04
COLLECTION OF THE ANDRE FAMILY PAPERS
Materials: 0.5 linear feet
Subjects: Andre, John. 1750-1780. Europe -- Politics and government -- 1648-1789. Andre family. Europe -- Politics and government -- 1789-1815. Andre, J. L.
      This collection of Andre Family Papers consists of many manuscript items. Two letters from Major John Andre to his uncle, John Lewis Andre, and a copy of his last will and testament are also included. The greater portion of the collection is comprised of a series of letters from J. L. Andre (Major John Andre's cousin) to his father, John Lewis Andre, discussing business and family affairs with references to European political and military developments. J. L. Andre's journals chronicling his trip to Genoa in 1796 also are included.

MS 90-05
FIRST WORLD WAR: LETTERS FROM ENGLISH SOLDIERS
Materials: 1.5 linear feet
Subjects: Soldiers -- Great Britain. Great Britain. Army -- Foreign service. World War, 1914-1918. Great Britain. Army -- Military life.
      Letters from three unrelated British soldiers in World War I to friends and family home in England give accounts of the life and activities of British officers and enlisted men at the front during the war.

MS 90-06
CHARLES DE KETSCHENDORF PAPERS
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: South African War, 1899-1902 -- Personal narratives. Ladysmith (South Africa) -- History -- Siege, 1899-1900.
See also: MS 90-14, Captain J. E. H. Orr Papers.
      A trooper for the Natal Mounted Police, De Ketschendorf authored this account of the Siege of Ladysmith in South Africa during the Boer War. His journal dates from September 30, 1899 to July 17, 1900 during which period he served with the British forces in South Africa. Newspaper clippings that include photographs and maps of and about the campaign against the Boers also are included in this collection.

MS 90-07
ROYAL FLYING CORPS OBSERVATION NOTEBOOK
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: Great Britain. Royal Air Force. World War, 1914-1918 -- Aerial operations, British -- Sources.
      From the early years of World War I, this notebook contains copies of reports by Royal Flying Corps observers. These reports, dating from August 28 to September 23, 1914, detail troop movements, bombings and fires from over France. The names of the pilots and observers are included as well as minute-by-minute description of ground activities.

MS 90-08
R. E. D. RAWLINS COLLECTION OF BRITISH AND INDIAN AUTOGRAPHS
Materials: 1 linear foot
Subjects: Biographies. Great Britain -- Colonies -- Officials and employees. India -- History -- British occupation, 1765-1947.
      Dating from 1806 to 1954, this collection contains correspondence, autographs and photographs of British and Indian officials -- maharajas, viceroys, governors and other administrators -- serving in India during British rule. Some of the items are accompanied by biographical sketches written by Rawlins.

MS 90-09
EARLY AVIATION PHOTOGRAPHY COLLECTION, 1917-1934
      This collection has been incorporated with MS 87-28, Early Aviation Photographs.

MS 90-10
LIEUTENANT ERNEST PERCEVAL PAPERS
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: Soldiers -- Great Britain. Russia -- History -- Alexander II, 1855-1881. Maps. France. Armee -- Foreign service -- Russia. Poems. Great Britain. Army --Foreign service -- Russia. Sketches. Russia. Armiia. Crimean War, 1853-1856. Crimean War, 1853-1856 -- Personal narratives. Perceval, Ernest.
      Between 1855 and 1856, Perceval, a lieutenant in the English Army, penned the 46 letters in this collection to his family from Balaklava Bay in the Crimea. His correspondence recounts military campaigns in the Crimea including descriptions of fraternization with Russian troops at the time of the 1856 armistice and of considerable ill-feeling between the French and British troops. The collection also includes a long poem by Perceval, and sketches and maps which he drew depicting scenes of the fighting in the Crimea.

MS 90-11
BRITISH PRIME MINISTERS AND STATESMEN
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: Gladstone, W. E. (William Ewart ), 1809-1898. Great Britain -- Officials and employees -- Sources. Baldwin, Stanley, Earl, 1867-1947. Prime ministers -- Great Britain. Chamberlain, Joseph, 1836-1914. Heads of state -- Great Britain. Lloyd George, David, 1863-1945.
      This collection contains autographed letters from British prime ministers and statesmen dating from July 1888 to March 30, 1904. Correspondents include Lloyd George, William Gladstone, Stanley Baldwin and Joseph Chamberlain. Some newspaper clippings accompany the letters. Among the topics addressed are military operations, women's suffrage and domestic problems in Great Britain.

MS 90-12
HUGH GRANT PAPERS
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: Grant, Hugh Gladney, 1888-. World War, 1939-1945 -- Refugees. Diplomats -- United States. Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Albania. World War, 1939-1945 -- Albania. Albania -- History -- 1912-1944. Refugees, Jewish.
      Hugh Grant served as United States Minister to Albania from 1935 to 1939. This collection of his papers contains correspondence, memoranda and news releases relating to the invasion of Albania by Mussolini. His papers also recount the plight of the Jews in Albania.

MS 90-13
DR. PAUL TASCH PAPERS
Materials: 31 linear feet
Subjects: Tasch, Paul, 1910-. Paleobiology. Paleontology. Paleoecology. Paleobotany. Continental drift. Invertebrates, Fossil. Geology -- Southern hemisphere. Wichita State University. University of Wichita (Wichita, Kan.).
      A longtime faculty member at the University of Wichita and Wichita State University, Dr. Paul Tasch acquired and utilized these papers during his tenure as Professor of Geology from 1955 to 1980. His papers contain fourteen series which include these items: correspondence; research and field work; materials regarding Antarctica and Gondwanaland; publications and notes and drafts of published papers; information about conferences, symposia, and annual meetings in which he participated; honors, awards, and certificates he received; notes for classes he taught at Wichita State University; scrapbooks; maps; slides; research materials about the history of science; and Geological Society of America Memoir #165.

MS 90-14
CAPTAIN J. E. H. ORR PAPERS
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: Soldiers -- Great Britain. Great Britain. Army. City of London Imperial Volunteers. South African War, 1899-1902. Great Britain. Army -- Foreign service -- South Africa. Great Britain -- History -- Victoria, 1837-1901. City of London Imperial Volunteers. London (England). South African War, 1899-1902 -- Personal narratives. Orr, J. E. H.
See also: MS 90-06, Charles De Ketschendorf Papers.
      This collection contains 36 letters and a journal written by Captain Orr during the Boer War from various locations in South Africa. His correspondence dates from January to September 1900. A member of the City of London Imperial Volunteers, he details military engagements, comments on fellow officers and gives an account of conditions of his troops in his letters. Orr's journal summarizes many of the letters, one of which mentions a conversation with Winston Churchill.

MS 90-15
EDMUND VALTMAN CARTOON COLLECTION
Materials: 7 linear feet
Subjects: Valtman, Edmund S., 1914-. Cartoonist. American wit and humor, Pictorial. Hartford Times (Hartford, Conn.). Cartoonists -- Hartford (Conn.). Editorial cartoons. Caricatures and cartoons -- United States. Political cartoons. World politics -- 1945 -- Caricatures and cartoons.
      Originally submitted to the Hartford Times in Hartford, Connecticut as editorial cartoons, Valtman's cartoons in this collection date from November 18, 1955 to April 24, 1980. A native of Estonia, Valtman won the Pulitzer Prize for cartooning in 1962.

MS 90-16
C. D. BATCHELOR CARTOON COLLECTION
Materials: 2 linear feet
Subjects: Batchelor, C.D. (Clarence Daniel), 1888-1978. Cartoonist. American wit and humor, Pictorial. New York Daily News. Cartoonists -- New York (N.Y.). Editorial cartoons -- New York (N.Y.). Cartoons -- United States. Political cartoons.
      These cartoons were originally submitted to the New York Daily News as editorial cartoons. Batchelor was born in Osage City, Kansas and started his career as an editorial cartoonist with the Salina Journal. He joined the New York Daily News in 1931 after nearly two decades with other New York newspapers. He won a Pulitzer Prize for one of his cartoons in 1937.

MS 90-17
H. M. TALBURT CARTOON COLLECTION
Materials: 1.5 linear feet
Subjects: Talburt, Harold M., 1895-1966. Cartoonist. American wit and humor, Pictorial. Washington Daily News. Cartoonists -- Washington (D.C.). Editorial cartoons -- Washington (D.C.). Cartoons -- United States. Political cartoons.
      This collection contains cartoons drawn by Talburt between 1949 and 1963. Talburt began his journalism career as a reporter for the Toledo News-Bee in 1916. He became interested in cartooning, and by 1933, he had won a Pulitzer Prize for one of his cartoons for the Washington Daily News.

MS 90-18
PAUL CONRAD CARTOON COLLECTION
Materials: 1.5 linear feet
Subjects: Conrad, Paul Francis, 1924-. Cartoonist. American wit and humor, Pictorial. Editorial cartoons -- Los Angeles. Cartoonists -- Los Angeles (Calif.). Cartoons -- United States. Political cartoons.
      Paul Conrad, an Iowa native, joined the staff of the Los Angeles Times in 1964 after working for several syndicates and the Denver Post. His work won many professional honors including Pulitzer prizes in 1964 and 1971. Originally submitted to the Los Angeles Times as editorial cartoons, the cartoons in this collection date from 1968 to 1971.

MS 90-19
HY ROSEN CARTOON COLLECTION
Materials: 1.5 linear feet
Subjects: Rosen, Hy (Hyman J.), 1923-. Cartoonist. American wit and humor, Pictorial. Albany Times-Union. Cartoonists -- Albany (N.Y.). Editorial cartoons -- Albany (N.Y.). Cartoons -- United States. Political cartoons.
      This collection contains editorial cartoons originally submitted to the Albany Times-Union that date from 1970 to 1973. The cartoons in this collection show Rosen's caricature style and use of mixed media. An Albany native, Rosen began drawing for his hometown's newspaper in 1945 when he was 22 years old.

MS 90-20
ELDON PLETCHER CARTOON COLLECTION
Materials: 1.5 linear feet
Subjects: Pletcher, Eldon, 1922-. Cartoonist. American wit and humor, Pictorial. Editorial cartoons -- Louisiana -- New Orleans. Cartoonists -- Louisiana -- New Orleans. Political cartoons. Cartoons -- United States.
      Originally submitted to the New Orleans Times-Picayune, the editorial cartoons in this collection date from 1971 to 1972. Pletcher began his cartooning career at the Sioux City Journal in 1949. He later joined the Times-Picayne and worked there from 1966 to 1985.

MS 90-21
REG MANNING CARTOON COLLECTION
Materials: 1 linear foot
Subjects: Manning, Reginald, 1905-. Cartoonist. American wit and humor, Pictorial. Arizona Republic (Phoenix, Ariz.). Cartoonists -- Phoenix (Ariz.). Editorial cartoons. Cartoons -- United States. Political cartoons. World politics -- 1945- -- Caricatures and cartoons.
      Soon after his graduation from high school in Phoenix, Reg Manning secured a position with the Arizona Republic. He would remain with that paper for the next 50 years as an editorial cartoonist. In 1951 he was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for one of his cartoons. The editorial cartoons in this collection, dating from 1964 to 1975, were originally submitted for publication in the Arizona Republic.

MS 90-22
GENE BASSET CARTOON COLLECTION
Materials: 13.5 linear feet
Subjects: Basset, Gene Eldon, 1927-. Cartoonist. American wit and humor, Pictorial. Editorial cartoons -- United States. Cartoonists -- United States. Political cartoons. Cartoons -- United States.
      Gene Basset's cartoons in this collection were originally submitted to the Scripps-Howard Syndicate, the Washington Daily News, and the United Feature Syndicate as editorial cartoons. They date from March 16, 1963 to October 17, 1973. An award-winning cartoonist, Basset has been cartooning professionally since 1961.

MS 90-23
DOUGLAS BORGSTEDT CARTOON COLLECTION
Materials: 5 linear feet
Subjects: Borgstedt, Douglas. Cartoonist. American wit and humor, Pictorial. Editorial cartoons -- Pennsylvania -- Valley Forge. Cartoonists -- Pennsylvania -- Valley Forge. Political cartoons. Cartoons -- United States.
      Douglas Borgstedt originally submitted the editorial cartoons in this collection to the Evening and Sunday Bulletin in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. The cartoons date between 1968 and 1973.

MS 90-24
JAMES DOBBINS CARTOON COLLECTION
Materials: 12 linear feet
Subjects: Dobbins, James J., 1924-. Cartoonist. American wit and humor, Pictorial. Editorial cartoons -- Massachusetts -- Boston. Cartoonists -- Massachusetts -- Boston. Political cartoons. Cartoons -- United States.
      Originally submitted to the Boston Herald Traveller in Boston, Massachusetts, Dobbins' editorial cartoons date between 1953 and 1976. His wit and style of cartooning made Dobbins a Boston institution. A Democrat, he has drawn for both liberal and right-wing daily newspapers since 1945.

MS 90-25
DAME RACHEL CROWDY PAPERS
Materials: 0.5 linear feet
Subjects: Crowdy, Dame Rachel Eleanor, 1884-1964. Health reformers -- England -- Sources. Thornhill, Cudbert John Massey. League of Nations -- Great Britain -- Sources. Nurses -- England -- Biography -- Sources. Opium habit.
      The Dame Rachel Crowdy collection contains manuscript and typescript letters to Crowdy and her husband, Lt. Col. Cudbert Thornhill, from various prominent political figures, wartime leaders, and leaders of women's organizations from 1918 to 1959. The correspondence touches on many aspects of world affairs and contains references to women's organizations. Among the correspondents are Neville Chamberlain, Queen Mary, and Sir Harold MacMillan. A nurse, Crowdy served her nation by organizing and coordinating needed medical services during the World War I, as the chief of Social Questions and Opium Traffic for the League of Nations, and on several commissions which studied the opium issue and its hazards to women and children.

MS 90-26
CHARLES R. WITTEMANN PAPERS
Materials: 6 linear feet
Subjects: Aeronautics -- United States. Aircraft industry -- New York (N.Y.). Airplanes -- Design and construction. Aviation -- History. Wittemann, Charles.
      In September 1905 at Staten Island, New York, Wittemann founded the first airplane manufacturing plant in the United States. He was involved in the development and design of early gliders, monoplanes and biplanes. By 1901 he had successfully completed several short flights, and by 1907 his factory produced its first airplane. This collection contains correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs and other documents concerning Wittemann's involvement in early aviation.

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MS 91-01
PETER ORLOVSKY PAPERS
Materials: 0.5 linear feet
Subjects: Poets, American. Ansen, Alan. American poetry -- 20th century. Burroughs, William S., 1914-. Europe -- Description and travel -- 1945-. Corso, Gregory. Middle East -- Description and travel. Ginsberg, Allen. 1926-. Orlovsky, Peter.
      This collection contains some of the letters Peter Orlovsky wrote to family members while traveling in Europe and the Middle East throughout the 1960s and 1970s. He mentions several other 20th century poets he knew: Allen Ginsberg, a close friend and traveling companion; William Burroughs; Gregory Corso; and Alan Ansen.

MS 91-02
KENNETH ISELY COLLECTION OF BLISS AND FLORA ISELY PAPERS
Materials: 10 linear feet
Subjects: American literature -- 20th century. Isely, Bliss -- Sources. American literature -- Kansas. Duncan, Kunigunde -- Sources. Isely, Kenneth.
See also: MS 74-05, Manuscript of a History of the University of Wichita; MS 88-31, Isely Family Papers; and MS 89-04, M. Alice Isely Papers.
      Manuscripts, research notes and correspondence of two Wichita writers, Bliss Isely and his wife, Flora Isely (pen name Kunigunde Duncan), make up this collection. Although the most of the papers relate to their work, there are personal documents containing biographical information. They date between 1904 to 1963.

MS 91-03
IGNACE MEAD JONES COLLECTION OF JAMES R. MEAD PAPERS
Materials: 27.5 linear feet
Subjects: Mead, James Richard, 1836-1910. Mead, Enoch -- Correspondence. Businessmen -- Kansas. First National Bank of Wichita. Diaries. Pioneers -- Kansas -- Biography. Banks and banking -- Kansas. Kansas -- History. Native Americans of North America -- Trading posts. Wichita (Kan.) -- History. Fort Sill (Okla.) Native Americans of North America -- Kansas. Jones, Ignace Mead -- Correspondence. Frontier and pioneer life -- Kansas -- Wichita. Mathewson, William -- Correspondence. Railroads -- Kansas.
      The greater portion of this collection consists of James R. Mead's business papers, including trading post ledgers from the 1860s to 1880s, bills for goods and supplies purchased from other merchants, and correspondence with partners and associates. Much of the correspondence was with William Mathewson while he was in Fort Sill, Indian Territory. Later correspondence concerns Mead's involvement in the railroad, the First National Bank of Wichita, and state organizations. Adding further dimension are several diaries kept by Mead as he traveled, and some manuscripts which detail his remembrances of Kansas Territory days. The collection also includes Mead's personal correspondence with family members, some family photographs, memorabilia, newspaper clippings, and letters written by his father, Rev. Enoch Mead, and his daughter, Ignace Mead Jones.

MS 91-04
THURLOW LIEURANCE PAPERS
Materials: 25 linear feet
Subjects: Lieurance, Thurlow, 1878-1963. Native Americans -- Music -- United States. Wooley-Lieurance, Edna. Native Americans -- Music -- Canada. University of Wichita. Department of Music.
      From 1927 to 1947, Thurlow Lieurance and his wife, Edna Wooley-Lieurance, were faculty members at the University of Wichita. Lieurance studied Native Americans and their music, and he used themes from their music in his own compositions. Edna Wooley-Lieurance was influential in popularizing many of her husband's songs with her mezzo-soprano voice. This collection includes manuscript and printed versions of Lieurance's musical compositions. Correspondence, photographs, concert programs and newspaper clippings concerning Thurlow Lieurance and Edna Wooley-Lieurance are also included.

MS 91-05
SCOTTISH DISTILLERY PAPERS
Materials: 5.5 linear feet
Subjects: Scotland -- Economic conditions. Scotland -- Industries.
NOTE: Collection stored in off-site facility. Contact Special Collections regarding retrieval.
      Most of the correspondence in this collection is addressed to James Irving and deals with buying and selling of stocks and bonds in England during 1850-1877. Legal documents and ledgers concern various estates in the Campbelltown area, including Tangy, Inveryne and Killean.

MS 91-06
THOMAS HORNE PAPERS
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: Soldiers -- Confederate States of America. Horne, Thomas -- Correspondence. Smoky (Va.). Confederate States of America -- Army -- Correspondence. United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. Cuthrell, Mollie -- Correspondence. United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives, Confederate.
      Thomas Horne was a soldier in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. This collection contains eight letters that he wrote to Mollie Cuthrell of Smoky Ordinary, Virginia during the years 1862 to 1865, and one that she wrote to him in 1861. One letter tells of a Confederate victory in late 1864, another of an execution of Confederate deserters before his squadron, but most give details about camp life and conditions.

MS 91-07
AMERICAN CIVIL WAR DOCUMENTS
Materials: 0.5 linear feet
Subjects: Muster rolls. United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
      This collection contains miscellaneous documents related to the Civil War. Muster rolls, requisition forms, certificates, engravings, letters and various other forms are included. The documents date between 1862 and 1869.

MS 91-08
AUTOGIRO COMPANY OF AMERICA PAPERS
Materials: 2.5 linear feet
Subjects: Aircraft industry -- United States. Pitcairn Aircraft Company. Autogiros. Aviation -- History. Autogiros -- History. Autogiro Company of America.
      These papers relating to the Autogiro Company of America consist of business agreements, photographs, pamphlets, blueprints, correspondence, and technical reports. Early autogiro technology and the development of the aviation industry between 1925 and 1952 are the main themes throughout the collection.

MS 91-09
WALTER MERRILL RESEARCH COLLECTION OF WILLIAM LLOYD GARRISON PAPERS
Materials: 16.25 linear feet
Subjects: Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879. Abolitionists. Slavery -- United States -- Anti-slavery movement. Merrill, Walter.
See also: MS 73-01, Eunice McIntosh Merrill Collection of William Lloyd Garrison Papers; and MS 74-06, Eunice McIntosh Merrill Collection of William Lloyd Garrison Family Papers.
      Walter Merrill collected photocopied letters by William Lloyd Garrison from numerous repositories while doing research for No Union With Slave-Holders: The Letters of William Lloyd Garrison, 1841-1849. Notes related to single letters beyond the scope of the book, written from 1831 to 1879, are also included. The letters usually include a typed transcript, a photocopy of the original letter, and research notes. Merrill was a professor of English at the University of Wichita and Wichita State University from 1959 to 1969.

MS 91-10
WORK PROJECTS ADMINISTRATION RECORDS FOR UNIVERSITY OF WICHITA CAMPUS PROJECTS
Materials: 4 linear feet
Subjects: Architecture -- Kansas. Wichita (Kan.) -- Buildings, structures, etc. Public service employment -- United States. University of Wichita -- Buildings. College buildings. Work Projects Administration. Universities and colleges -- Kansas.
      Established to provide employment to skilled laborers in the 1930s, the Work Projects Administration (WPA) was involved in several building projects on the University of Wichita campus. This collection is comprised of correspondence between University and WPA officials, correspondence of the architects associated with the various projects, and documents such as blueprints, specifications, estimates, contracts, and other business records. Wilner Auditorium, Morrison Hall, the President's residence, and Jardine Hall are among the buildings on campus constructed under the WPA's direction.

MS 91-11
DAVID AND BETTY SCHERR COLLECTION
Materials: 4 linear feet
Subjects: Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963 -- Assassination. Project Apollo. Apollo 11 (Spacecraft). Space flight to the moon.
      This collection consists of issues of national magazines with coverage of important historical events in American history. Magazines represented in the collection include Life, Look, Saturday Evening Post and Time. Reports on such events as the first moon landing and the assassination of President John F. Kennedy are examples of the types of incidents documented in this collection.

MS 91-12
COLLECTION OF SELECT LETTERS FROM AMERICAN POLITICAL FIGURES, 1788-1949
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: Diplomats -- United States. United States -- Politics and government. Politicians -- United States. Autographs -- United States. Diplomatic and consular service, American.
      This collection contains single letters from various American diplomats and politicians, dating between 1788 and 1949. The collection is arranged alphabetically by sender. Notable correspondents include S. P. Chase, Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr., and William H. Seward.

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MS 92-01
LESTER SPONG PAPERS
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: Porters -- United States. Summer schools -- United States. Albums. West (U.S.) -- Description and travel -- 1880-1950. Diaries. Omnibus College. Postcards. University of Wichita -- Omnibus College. College students -- Travel -- West (U.S.). Spong, Lester. Omnibus College (Wichita, Kan.)
      This collection includes photographs, a journal, correspondence, clippings and other memorabilia from Omnibus College's tour of summer 1932. Lester Spong collected these items during his seven-week stint as a baggage helper on this tour of the western United States. His journal gives a day-to-day account of the tour describing flora and fauna as well as national parks, Indian reservations, and 1932 Olympic Games in Los Angeles. There is also some information about the history, purpose and itinerary of the Omnibus College tours. The University of Wichita was affiliated with Omnibus College from 1931 until 1936 at which time the program was disbanded.

MS 92-02
ROBERT L. TONSING COLLECTION OF 19TH CENTURY MUSIC
Materials: 1.5 linear feet
Subjects: Music -- Collections. Martin, John., 1839-1889.
      This collection contains materials originally collected by Kansas Governor John A. Martin. His grandson, Robert L. Tonsing, added articles about Martin's military service during the Civil War. The collection includes popular music from the 19th century, scores, monthly music magazines, and a history of the 137th Infantry, an all-Kansas National Guard Regiment.

MS 92-03
KANSAS ART EDUCATION ASSOCIATION ARCHIVES
Materials: 3 linear feet
Subjects: Newsletters. Art teachers -- Kansas. Art -- Study and teaching -- Kansas. Trade and professional associations -- Kansas. Art teachers -- Societies, etc. Kansas Art Education Association -- Archives.
      An association of art educators in Kansas, the Kansas Art Education Association represents Kansas art teachers, sponsors institutes and conferences, publishes articles, and emphasizes art instruction in its newsletters. This collection of the association's archives contains minutes of executive council meetings, advocacy and promotional materials, newsletters, publications, and other records. Copies of the association's publications and newsletters -- The Art Scoop, The KAEA Journal, The KAEA Art Journal, and The Collage -- comprise part of this collection.

MS 92-04
CHRISTOPHER ISHERWOOD PAPERS
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: Interviews. Wennersten, Robert. Authors, English -- 20th century -- Interviews. Isherwood, Christopher. 1904-. English literature -- 20th century.
      This collection contains typewritten transcripts of two interviews conducted by Robert Wennersten, with notes and pencil corrections by Isherwood. In the interviews Isherwood discusses his work, his homosexuality, and his interest in Eastern philosophy. Included are references to his friends, Stephen Spender, W. H. Auden, Chester Kallman, and E. M. Forster. Later published in a magazine, these interviews date from September and October 1971.

MS 92-05
FAIRMOUNT LIBRARY CLUB COLLECTION
Materials: 3 linear feet
Subjects: Manuals. Women -- Kansas -- Societies and clubs. Literature -- Societies, etc. Fairmount College (Wichita, Kan.) -- History.
      Handbooks, articles and memorabilia of the Fairmount Library Club constitute this collection. The materials trace the history of the club which was founded to help Fairmount College start a library. This club is the second oldest women's club organization in Wichita, active in the community since 1894. The materials included in this collection provide insight into the early years of Fairmount College and into the role of women in Wichita's academic community in the late-19th and early-20th centuries.

MS 92-06
WORLD WAR I COLLECTION
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: Soldiers -- United States. United States. Army. Diaries. Coffin, Charles Gardner. World War, 1914-1918. World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives -- United States. Dudley, Howard E. Daley, Charles.
      This collection includes the diary of an American artilleryman, Charles Daley of Naugatuck, Connecticut. His entries describe battles and camp life between 1917 and 1919. Many small, unidentified snapshots and other photographs also are included in the collection. Other miscellaneous military records, newspaper clippings, and other documents in the collection relate to Charles Gardner Coffin, a soldier from Catskill, New York. Also included is soldier Howard E. Dudley's certificate of honorable discharge dated 1921.

MS 92-07
ALFRED COPPARD PAPERS
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: Coppard, Alfred, 1878-1957 -- Correspondence. English literature -- 20th century.
      Thirty-six handwritten letters and one typescript letter autographed by Alfred Coppard between 1919 and 1930 constitute this collection. This correspondence contains Coppard's personal views and critiques of contemporary literature, mostly addressed to Askew. Coppard was a 20th-century English writer of tales, fiction and verse.

MS 92-08
TORPEDO COLLECTION
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: United States. Navy. Torpedoes.
      This collection contains six communiques to Vice Admiral Whitehall from British naval officers. The correspondence relates to the surveillance of the Lay torpedo and its usage by the United States Navy. References to a torpedo station and the Brooklyn Naval Yard are also found in the documents which date between 1872 and 1873.

MS 92-09
EARLY 19TH CENTURY NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS
      This collection has been separated and filed in various categories in Special Collections' vertical file.

MS 92-10
SIR GEORGE CROOKE'S ACCOUNT OF SHIP-MONEY
Materials: 0.5 linear feet
Subjects: Crooke, George. Judges -- Great Britain. Great Britain -- Economic conditions -- 17th century. Ship-money.
      This bound manuscript contains a discussion of ship-money, a tax levied by King Charles I of England on ports and maritime towns to provide support for the royal navy. Written in 1638, this collection includes an argument against ship-money by Sir George Crooke, one of the judges on the King's Bench.

MS 92-11
NAVAL AUTOGRAPH COLLECTION OF LETTERS AND DOCUMENTS
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: Great Britain -- Navy.
      This collection of letters and documents date from 1646 to 1874. They describe British naval operations with accounts of cannon attacks, tables of signal codes, and certification of admirals' and captains' service records. Some of the ports mentioned are Lisbon, Martinique, Penzance and Antigua. Notable correspondents include Admiral Collingwood, James Crowther and Lord Robert Rick Warwick, a Puritan and intimately connected with the early history of the American Colonies.

MS 92-12
CONGRESSIONAL PAPERS OF INDIANA CONGRESSMAN ANDREW JACOBS, JR., 1969-1970
Materials: 0.5 linear feet
Subjects: Jacobs, Andrew, 1932-. United States -- Politics and government -- 1963-1969. United States. Congress. House. United States -- Politics and government -- 1969-1974. Legislators -- United States -- Indiana -- Sources.
      These papers cover Jacobs' correspondence with various federal departments from 1969 to 1970. On behalf of his Indiana constituents, correspondence is included in the collection with the following governmental agencies: Human and Social Services, the Post Office, the Veterans Administration, and the various branches of the military. Jacobs was first elected to the Indiana State House of Representatives, then was elected as a Democrat to the United States Congress in 1965.

MS 92-13
LAWRENCE CALCAGNO PAPERS
Materials: 2.5 linear feet
Subjects: Calcagno, Lawrence. Art, American. Painters -- United States -- Archives. Art, Modern -- 20th century. Artists -- United States. Art, Modern -- United States. Biographies. Periodicals. Exhibition catalogs. Sketches.
      Dating between 1943 and 1978, correspondence, exhibition catalogs, newspaper clippings, sketches and other documents constitute this collection of artist Lawrence Calcagno's papers. During this time, Calcagno served in the Army Air Force where he won awards for his drawings, studied in San Francisco and Europe, and taught in various institutions including the University of Alabama, the University of Illinois, and the Honolulu Academy for the Arts. In 1979, Calcagno presented a one-man show at the Edwin A. Ulrich Museum of Art at Wichita State University. Calcagno's paintings are among the early works that abstracted the environment.

MS 92-14
AUTOGRAPH COLLECTION
Materials: 2 linear feet
Subjects: Autographs -- Collections.
      The autograph collection is a compilation of letters and cards from various manuscripts housed in the Department of Special Collections at Wichita State University. The signatures range from 18th-century European heads of state to American statesmen to well-known artists.

MS 92-15
ARCHIVES OF THE WICHITA STATE UNIVERSITY DAMES
Materials: 7 linear feet
Subjects: Wichita State University -- Clubs.
      Founded in 1928 as the Faculty Wives Club, the Wichita State University Dames currently is an active campus service organization comprised of wives of faculty and administrative personnel and women faculty members. This collection include minutes, correspondence, budgets, newsletters, scrapbooks, clippings, photographs and other documents pertaining to the club's activities and scholarships. The materials date from 1928 to the present.

MS 92-16
PRESTON B. PLUMB PAPERS
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: Plumb, Preston B., 1837-1891.
      This collection mostly contains correspondence between Plumb and an individual named Cavaness. Another letter was written to Philip Morgan, the American Minister to Mexico City, in which Plumb requested an escort for two female travelers. Plumb was a Kansas entrepreneur and a Progressive United States Senator representing Kansas from 1877 to 1891. He developed the town of Mariposa, Kansas; was among the early leaders of Emporia, Kansas; and was involved in the legal profession, the Jefferson and Neosho Valley Railroad, and the Emporia National Bank.

MS 92-17
WILLBURT E. KINSLEY PAPERS
Materials: 0.75 linear feet
Subjects: World War 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, American. Kinsley, Willburt E. World War 1914-1918 -- Aerial operations, American. Air pilots. Logbooks.
      This World War I aviation-related manuscript collection contains Kinsley's military discharge papers and official military documents about his distinguished service cross. Kinsley's pilot log book, some photographs, and many negatives are also included. A native of Winchester, Massachusetts, Wilburt E. Kinsley served in both World War I and World War II, as a fighter pilot with the 90th Aero Squad American Expeditionary Forces and a lieutenant colonel with the 36th Station Complement Squadron.

MS 92-18
EARLY AVIATION LAWS AND HISTORY COLLECTION
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: Aeronautics -- Law and legislation. Airplanes -- Weight. Aeronautics -- Safety measures. Legislation -- United States. Airplanes -- Specifications -- United States. Gosport Aircraft Company.
      This manuscript collection covers several aspects of aviation law from 1905 to 1920. Included are reports, press releases and commentaries. The collection has two themes: international aviation laws and the creation of federal aviation laws in the United States. Also included are building specifications and flight schedules for planes built by the Gosport Aircraft Company.

MS 92-19
CHARLES STEVE WILLIAM MERTON HART PAPERS
Materials: 2 linear feet
Subjects: Ojibwa Tribe -- Claims. Hart, Charles William Merton. Cree Tribe. Siksika Tribe. Chippewa Tribe -- Turtle Mountain Band.
      This collection contains original legal briefs of a case file in the United States Court of Appeals by the Turtle Mountain Band of the Chippewa regarding disputed land in North Dakota. Anthropological reports on the Red Lake and Pembina Chippewa are also included. Articles and reports on Indian Health Resources, the Cree Tribe of Rocky Boy's Reservation, the Blackfeet and Gros Venture Tribes, and information on Indian claims and history are also in the collection. Hart was a visiting professor of anthropology at Wichita State University in 1971 through 1975 after a distinguished career teaching at the university level in Istanbul, Toronto and London; and conducting field research in North Australia and New Guinea, Ontario, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Istanbul.

MS 92-20
PIERRE EMMANUEL PAPERS
Materials: 3.25 linear feet
Subjects: Emmanuel, Pierre. Poems. Poets, French. French poetry -- 20th century.
      Noel Mathieu (1916-1984), known by his pen name Pierre Emmanuel, was a 20th-century French poet. This collection of his papers includes a photocopied manuscript with corrections in his handwriting, a compilation of articles by and about him, and drafts of essays and poems he penned. Another part of the collection contains photographs of Emmanuel and books which include his works from the library of Roger Mathieu, Emmanuel's brother. All items in the collection are in French.

MS 92-21
MARTIN FRANKLIN PALMER PAPERS
Materials: 27 linear feet
Subjects: Institute of Logopedics (Wichita, Kan.). Speech therapy -- Kansas. Palmer, Martin Franklin. 1905. Speech therapists -- Kansas.
      In 1934 an agreement between Dr. Martin F. Palmer and William Jardine, University of Wichita president, established a speech clinic and a program at the University to train clinicians. This program, under the direction of Palmer, became the world's first residential center for the study and treatment of language and speech disorders: The Institute of Logopedics, now known as Heartspring. This collection of Palmer's papers include correspondence; reports and newsletters; honors, awards and certificates he received; notes for lectures and drafts of manuscripts; audiotapes; photographs; and publications pertaining to his 30 years as director of the Institute of Logopedics.

MS 92-22
STEPHEN SPENDER PAPERS
      Stephen Spender, English poet and critic, was a member of the noted group of writers that included W. H. Auden, Christopher Isherwood and Louis MacNiece, among others. This collection includes some of his correspondence and a typewritten essay he authored about the future of literature and art. The items date between 1938 and 1975. An original photograph of Spender, signed and dated February 1964 and a signed, hand-lettered bound book of poems by Spender, created by Eda Kavin in 1938, are also included in the collection.

MS 92-23
BRET HARTE PAPERS
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: Harte, Bret, 1836-1902 -- Correspondence. Harte, Bret, 1836-1902.
      American author Bret Harte, best known for his colorful and humorous stories about California, penned the two letters in this collection. The letters date from 1882 and 1890.

MS 92-24
KANSAS STATE CORPORATION COMMISSION: WOLF CREEK HEARINGS AND INFILL DRILLINGS
Materials: 16.75 linear feet
Subjects: Kansas State Corporation Commission. Electric Utilities -- Kansas. Wolf Creek Nuclear Generating Company.
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; and MS 87-01, R. C. (Pete) Loux Collection.
NOTE: Collection stored in off-site facility. Contact Special Collections regarding retrieval.
      This collection contains transcripts of court proceedings, testimony exhibits and related papers regarding a general investigation by the Kansas State Corporation Commission ( KCC ) of the proposed costs and related matters of the Wolf Creek Nuclear Generation Facility at Burlington, Kansas. The papers concerning the KCC's examination of proposed changes in charges for electric services by Kansas Gas and Electric Company, Kansas City Power and Light Company, and the Kansas Electric Power Cooperative, Inc. also are included. Information about infill drilling in Kansas forms another portion of the collection. These papers date between 1971 and 1987.

MS 92-25
KANTOR COLLECTION ON THE U.S. SANITARY COMMISSION AND SANITARY FAIRS
Materials: 6 linear feet
Subjects: United States Sanitary Commission. United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Hospitals, charities, etc. United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Medical and Sanitary fairs. Kantor, Alvin Robert. Kantor, Marjorie.
      The Kantor Collection contains a wide range of materials relating to the United States Sanitary Commission and sanitary fairs. The collection includes correspondence, imprints and circulars, sheet music, broadsides, newspapers, tickets and some miscellaneous items. Each item in the collection documents the role and importance of U.S. Sanitary Commission during the Civil War.

MS 92-26
GRECO-EGYPTIAN PAPYRUS
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: Egyptian language -- Papyri. Manuscripts (Papyri). Manuscripts, Greek (Papyri).
      This piece of Greco-Egyptian papyrus is 3 by 2 inches in size. It is written on both sides but has not been translated. Two photographs of the front and back of the papyrus show detail through enlargement and are part of the collection.

MS 92-27
KANSAS AND THE WEST PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION
Materials: 5 linear feet
Subjects: Kansas -- Description and travel -- Views. Photographs -- Kansas.
      The Kansas and the West Photographic Collection contains photographs of Kansas cities and towns, including Wichita, Benton, Harper, Arkansas City, Paola, Scott City, Salina, Towanda, Sedgwick, Manhattan, Cunningham, Eureka, Glasco, Burr Oak, Scammon, Oakley, Pittsburg, Newton, Parsons, Courtland, Gorham, Lincoln, Dighton, Cherokee, Ft. Dodge, Ft. Riley and Ft. Leavenworth. Subjects include street scenes, Native Americans, military encampment, oil fields, farms, harvest scenes, business interiors, sports teams, and photographs by Dighton, Kansas photographer Kirch.

MS 92-28
ATOMIC BOMB COLLECTION
Materials: 0.5 linear feet
Subjects: Manhattan Project (U.S.). Smyth Report. Atomic bomb -- United States.
      This collection contains several items regarding development and use of atomic energy for military purposes during World War II. The Smyth Report gives a general account of the methodology; a book, Now It Can Be Told: The Story of the Manhattan Project, by Leslie R. Groves, recounts the history of the Manhattan Project. Newspaper and magazine articles written and published after the first atomic bomb drop on Japan in August 1945 are also included. Some leaflets dropped on Japan by bombers are included as well.

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MS 93-01
WORLD WAR II RATIONING COLLECTION
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: World War, 1939-1945 -- Food supply. World War, 1939-1945 -- Economic aspects. Rationing -- United States.
      This World War II-era collection contains coupon books and stamps for such items as fuel, food, stoves, sugar and shoes.

MS 93-02
CAMILLE BARRERE PAPERS
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: Barrere, Camille, 1851-1940. Women -- Great Britain -- Personal and other papers -- 20th century. France -- Politics and government -- 1914-1940. Milner, Violet Georgina, viscountess, 1872-1958 -- Correspondence. Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1910-1936.
      This collection contains correspondence from Camille Barrere, a French diplomat, to Lady Violet Milner of England. The letters, dated 1931 to 1935, concern diplomatic relations between Germany, England and France.

MS 93-03
COLLECTION OF EARLY KANSAS DRAWINGS
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: Kansas -- History -- 1865-1950. Frontier and pioneer life -- Kansas. Kansas history -- Anecdotes. Kansas -- Pictorial works. Kansas -- Description and travel.
      This collection of early Kansas drawings depicts life in Kansas during the 1860s and 1870s. Contained within the collection is a satirical essay written during the period with illustrations. There also are several drawings of Indiana locations. The collection provides insight into early Kansas life and settlement of certain parts of the state. The drawings provide commentaries on politics and human relations. They present background on the character and stamina of these pioneering Kansans in day-to-day situations.

MS 93-04
DOROTHY GRAFLY PAPERS
Materials: 21.25 linear feet
Subjects: Grafly, Dorothy. Art, Modern -- 20th century -- United States. Grafly, Charles. Art, American. Art criticism.
See also: MS 90-02, Charles Grafly Papers; MS 93-05 Leopold Sekeles Papers
      Dorothy Grafly, daughter of American sculptor Charles Grafly, followed her father into the art world. As an art critic, editor, and feature writer, she worked for newspapers in the Philadelphia area as well as for national publications. This collection includes her business and personal correspondence, scrapbooks from her childhood and school years, newspaper clippings, diaries, financial information, professional writings, photographs, and music for piano. Typescript drafts of Sculptor's Clay, her unpublished biography of her father, are also contained in the collection. The materials in the collection date between 1899 and 1962.

MS 93-05
LEOPOLD SEKELES PAPERS
Materials: 7 linear feet
Subjects: Sekeles family. Sekeles, Leopold.
See also: MS 90-02, Charles Grafly Papers; MS 93-04, Dorothy Grafly Papers.
      Leopold Sekeles' business and personal correspondence form the greater portion of this collection. Materials cover a large time span from the 1860s through the 1930s. Sekeles was the father-in-law of American sculptor Charles Grafly through the marriage of his daughter Frances Sekeles. The documents in the collection depict a successful businessman, a generous philanthropist, one who was dedicated to his family, and a man who believed in the traditions of his religious and cultural heritage.

MS 93-06
ARTIFACTS COLLECTION
Materials: 3.5 linear feet
Subjects: Fairmount College (Wichita, Kan.) -- History. University of Wichita -- History. Wichita State University -- History.
      The Artifacts Collection contains items from Fairmount College, University of Wichita, Wichita State University, Wichita and Kansas that may be used for display purposes.

MS 93-07
MEDICI FAMILY PAPERS
Materials: 2 linear feet
Subjects: Medici, House of. Florence (Italy) -- History.
NOTE: Collection stored in off-site facility. Contact Special Collections regarding retrieval.
      The letters in this collection cover a wide span of activities reflecting the diversities and accomplishments of the Medici family. They were successful bankers, merchants, warriors, heads of state, and patrons of the arts. The correspondence pertains to the monasteries, fortresses, criminals, military troops, delivery of supplies, accounts, maintenance of luxurious buildings, manufacturing, and events in the lives of the Medici family from the late 1550s to the mid-1570s.

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MS 94-01
GEORGE WILLIAM MANBY PAPERS, 1765-1854
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: Manby, George William, 1765-1854. Life-saving apparatus -- History. Life-saving -- England.
      As Secretary of State for the Home Department and Ordnance Department in England, Manby devoted much time and effort to developing a system of saving persons who were involved in shipwrecks. The three books of letters and memoranda in this collection involve this major project and describe many of the procedures used. He invented improvements for lifeboats, fire extinguishing, catching persons jumping from burning buildings, and saving from drowning those who had broken through ice. The books in this collection date from 1800 to 1806, and they include Manby's sketches and some of his correspondence.

MS 94-02
ALFRED H. BUCK PAPERS
Materials: 0.5 linear feet
Subjects: Buck, Alfred H.
      The letters in this collection were received by Alfred H. Buck, an early Kansas settler in Lawrence and Big Springs, Kansas. Their subjects range from family matters to frontier farming in Kansas. Comments on prices for agricultural products, weather, transportation, livestock, farming techniques, and hazards such as insects and crop diseases are mentioned. The correspondents also report on epidemic diseases such as typhoid fever and smallpox. Dating between 1854 and 1879, the letters were sent mainly from New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

MS 94-03
NEW YORK DIARIES
Materials: 2.5 linear feet
Subjects: Farm life -- New York. Housewives -- New York -- Diaries.
      This collection includes 41 diaries written between 1876 and 1916. The unidentified author is believed to be a single woman who remained in the family home and cared for her parents, then inherited the same farm land in southwestern New York from which her income is derived. Daily chores, social and church activities and weather data are recorded but there are very few references to events of national or international significance. The prices of grains, fruit, garden and dairy products from this era are well documented in her entries.

MS 94-04
ANNETTE ROSS HUME PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION
Materials: 0.5 linear feet
Subjects: Hume, Annette Ross. Indian Territory -- Views. Parker, Quanah, 1854-1911. Frontier and pioneer life -- Oklahoma. Native Americans of North America -- Indian Territory -- History -- Sources. Kiowa Tribe -- Photographs. Kiowa Tribe -- Views. Indian Territory -- Photographs.
      The Annette Ross Hume Photograph Collection contains 11 original black and white photographs taken by Mrs. Hume near Anadarko, Oklahoma Territory, circa 1895. The photographs include these images: Quanah Parker; a grass house of Tomacomie Jim, chief of the Wichitas; Kiowa children and families; Kiowa tepee and tents; and a meat-drying process. Hume was an early woman photographer in Oklahoma Territory, and was married to the Anadarko Indian Agency's physician.

MS 94-05
THOMAS L. ROSS PAPERS
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: Ross, Thomas L. Topeka (Kan.) -- Economic conditions. Topeka (Kan.) -- History. Kansas -- History -- 1865-1950. Topeka (Kan.) -- Social conditions. Emigration and immigration -- Kansas.
      Topekan Thomas L. Ross penned the six-page holograph letter, dated March 29, 1875, to Ed Smith in Paw Paw, Michigan that constitutes this collection. He described the economy in and around Topeka, commenting on the continuing migration seeking farm land, and the yield of and market for crops, especially winter wheat. An insurance man, Ross gives a candid assessment of the economic and social conditions in Kansas in 1875, chiefly concerning requests for relief.

MS 94-06
WILLIAM LOFINCK PAPERS
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: Lofinck, William. Railroads -- West (U.S.) -- History. Gold mines and mining -- New Mexico. Golden (N.M.)
      This collection of William Lofinck's papers contains correspondence written from Golden, New Mexico and other locations in that state, dating from January 15, 1898 to June 8, 1900. Lofinck recorded the development and financial troubles of a gold-mining operation near Golden. The final letter, written by Lofinck's nephew to Gustave Andriano, is a descriptive account of a train trip from Topeka, Kansas to Golden with observations on native New Mexicans and miners. Gustave Andriano was the prime financial backer for the mine.

MS 94-07
GREAT NEMAHA AGENCY COLLECTION, 1866-1873
Materials: 1 linear foot
Subjects: Iowa Tribe. Burbank, John A. Sauk Tribe. Norris, Chauncey H. Fox Tribe. Lightfoot, Thomas. Great Nemaha Agency.
      This collection is comprised of letters from three agents who represented the Iowa and Sac and Fox Tribe of Missouri. The Great Nemaha Agency of Nebraska was assigned these tribes as wards and so appointed John A. Burbank, Chauncey H. Norris and Thomas Lightfoot as Indian agents between 1861 to 1873. The usual duties of coordinating the material needs of the Native Americans such as subsistence, farming implements, livestock, burial supplies, and home improvements with the Superintendent of Indian Affairs, Northern Superintendency, headquartered in Omaha are reported.

MS 94-08
JOHN T. FARNHAM PAPERS
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: Farnham, John T. United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives. Brockport (N.Y.) -- History.
      Five diaries written by Farnham, dating from January 1, 1861 to March 31, 1866 make up this collection. These diaries include entries on daily life, prior to, during and after the Civil War. Farnham writes about his experiences in the Civil War as a Union soldier in Gray's Sharpshooters from New York. The entries give his perspective on camp life, Civil War battles, and events of the day. After the Civil War, the entries recount his activities in his native Brockport, New York.

MS 94-09
JEAN AND WILLARD GARVEY WORLD HOMES COLLECTION
Materials: 102 linear feet
Subjects: Garvey, Willard W. (Willard White), 1920-. Housing -- Developing countries. World Homes, Inc. Economic assistance, American. Garvey Industries, Inc. Real estate development -- Developing countries.
NOTE: Collection stored in off-site facility. Contact Special Collections regarding retrieval.
      The story of Willard Garvey's effort to build housing in developing nations is told through the corporate correspondence, financial and legal records, project plans and designs, photographs, and films in this collection. For Garvey, a Wichita businessman, World Homes represented the practical application of his idea "Every Man a Home Owner, Every Man a Capitalist." The collection chronicles his efforts to introduce the American concept of private property through home ownership from the conception of the idea in the late 1950s to the corporation's liquidation in the 1980s. During its life, World Homes had subsidiary and affiliate companies operating on four continents in countries as diverse as Mexico, Taiwan and Morocco.

MS 94-10
THE SHORT PARLIAMENT, 1640
Materials: linear feet
Subjects: Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1625-1649. England and Wales. Parliament. House of Commons. Charles I, King of England, 1600-1949.
      The one book in this collection, handwritten in the English language of the 1640s, comprises the official minutes of the Short Parliament, convened by Charles I on April 13, 1640. At this time, the Scots demanded a parliament to satisfy the Glasgow Assembly and to resolve differences between King Charles and his subjects. The minutes include discussions of grievances including ship money, monopolies, religion and economic conditions. When it became apparent that unity would not be accomplished, Charles dissolved the Parliament on May 5, 1640.

MS 94-11
MARCEL PROUST COLLECTION
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: Proust, Marcel, 1871-1922. A la recherche du temps perdu. Proust, Marcel, 1871-1922 -- Correspondence.
      Several characters in Proust's 'A la recherche du temps perdu' are represented in this collection by letters from their real-life models. Robert de Montesquieu and Sarah Bernhardt are among the correspondents. In this work, Proust relates the story of his life by restoring his recollections of his past into his conscious memory.

MS 94-12
WICHITA AREA GIRL SCOUT SCRAPBOOK COLLECTION
Materials: 8.5 linear feet.
Subjects: Wichita Area Girl Scouts. Girl Scouts -- Kansas. Girls -- Societies and clubs.
      This collection includes newspaper clippings, flyers, photographs and correspondence describing activities of the Wichita Area Girl Scouts from 1949 to 1986. The first troop in Wichita was organized in 1921, and by 1925, the Wichita Girl Scout Council was formed, directing the activities of the many troops in the city. In the 1950s the Council expanded its region to include all troops in Sedgwick County, changing its name to the Wichita Area Girl Scout Council.

MS 94-13
W. P. FIFE PAPERS
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: Fife, W. P. Petroleum industry and trade -- Kansas -- History. Gas industry -- Kansas -- History.
      This collection of W. P. Fife's papers contains promotional information regarding investment securities and purchase of stock in the Great Western Oil Refinery and Pipe Line Company. These reports and letters to potential investors, all dated 1906, urge investments in the refinery located in Erie, Kansas, and they represent the investment fervor surrounding the Kansas' growing oil industry in the early 20th century. Included are references for Fife and a biographical sketch outlining his business connections and former career as an evangelist preacher.

MS 94-14
LESLIE LINVILLE PAPERS
Materials: 1 linear foot
Subjects: Linville, Leslie. Grocery trade -- Kansas. Linville family. Business enterprises -- Kansas. Tallman family.
      Correspondence, records, financial disclosures, contracts, and photographs help tell the stories of the Linville and Tallman families of western Kansas. The two families, related by marriage, shared roles as wholesale grocers in the late 19th century. Most of the material relates to the Linville family between the late 1800s to the depression years of the 1930s. The items trace W. H. Linville's career as grocer, land agent and family farmer in Kansas. This collection provides a commentary on the lives and times of Kansans and their business ventures during this period.

MS 94-15
LORD NOEL- BUXTON PAPERS
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: Noel-Buxton, Lord. World War, 1939-1945 -- Great Britain. World War, 1939-1945 -- Bulgaria.
      The letters of Lord Noel-Buxton contain details about reaching peace with Nazi Germany during World War II. Lord Noel-Buxton received these letters from other members of British parliament in 1940 and 1944, and they provide insight on attitudes toward peace as well as notes regarding the United States' involvement in World War II, Russia's annexation policies, and the situation in Bulgaria among other subjects.

MS 94-16
GEORGE E. LOVELL, JR. PAPERS
Materials: 1 linear foot
Subjects: Lovell, George E. United States. Army -- Aviation -- History. Aeronautics, Military -- United States.
See also: MS 94-23, Marilyn Lovell Papers.
      The career of George E. Lovell, Jr., an Army Aviator, is well documented through this collection of his papers, photographs, and memorabilia dating from World War I through the late 1950s. Other related materials depict his family and social life, including photographs of his mother, father, wife and family both in leisure and military life. The materials provide insight into life, dress, military history and culture from the early to mid-20th century.

MS 94-17
JIM SHEROW COLLECTION
Audiotapes: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: Langdon (Kan.) -- History. City and town llfe -- Kansas -- History. Kansas -- History. Sherow, Jim.
      Audio taped interviews conducted for Sherow's master's thesis in history from Wichita State University make up this collection. Sherow's study concentrates on Langdon, Kansas, a town that peaked in 1912 and declined between 1920 and 1950. These interviews are only a fraction of those conducted for the 1978 thesis, 'Langdon, Kansas: The Aging of a Rural Town', yet they provide a feeling for life and times in Langdon from the late 1800s to the 1970s.

MS 94-18
S. CARNOT BRENNAN PAPERS
Materials: 1 linear foot
Subjects: Fairmount College (Wichita, Kan.) -- History. Brennan, S. Carnot. University of Wichita -- History. Wichita State University -- History.
      This collection of S. Carnot Brennan's papers contains correspondence, photographs, and documents concerning Brennan's career as the district manager of the Social Security Administration in Wichita and as a member of the Board of Regents of University of Wichita. Wichita State University's history, including the incorporation of the school into Kansas's higher education system can be traced in his papers. A 1917 graduate of Fairmount College, Brennan's service to Wichita State University in its different forms -- private college, municipal university, and state university -- was honored by the naming of a residence hall on campus for him.

MS 94-19
DORIS LARKINS PAPERS
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: Emancipation proclamation. Juneteenth. Afro-Americans -- Kansas -- Wichita. Afro-Americans -- Anniversaries, etc. Holidays. Larkins, Doris.
      Correspondence, announcements, agendas and other printed materials concerning Wichita's Juneteenth celebrations in 1978, 1980, and 1983 constitute this collection. Celebrated in many cities across the nation, Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865 when slaves in Texas learned of their emancipation. This day symbolizes the Emancipation Proclamation for many African-Americans, and Doris Larkins' papers trace the formation and organization for a similar celebration in Wichita.

MS 94-21
KANSAS AVIATION PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: Aeronautics -- Kansas -- History. Aircraft industry -- Kansas. Airplanes -- Kansas -- History.
      The Kansas Aviation Photograph Collection contains photographs of early and modern aircraft built or flown in Kansas. It also includes photographs of Kansas aviators and those of other aviation-related subjects.

MS 94-22
ARCHIVES OF THE COUNCIL OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN
Materials: 1.5 linear feet
Subjects: University of Wichita -- History. Wichita State University. Council of University Women. Wichita State University -- History. Women -- Kansas -- Wichita -- Societies and clubs.
      The archives of the Council of University Women contains records pertaining to the activities of the organization from 1930 to 1949 and from 1967 to 1992. Included are financial records, records of meetings, announcement circulars, correspondence, and other organizational materials. Women faculty and staff members at Wichita State University are eligible for membership in this organization. Its purpose is to raise scholarship funds for women students at WSU and to promote fellowship among the women employed on campus.

MS 94-23
MARILYN LOVELL PAPERS
Materials: 2 linear feet
Subjects: United States. Navy -- Women. Lovell, Marilyn Lloyd Louise, 1920-. Women in aeronautics -- United States -- History. Women soldiers -- United States. Production engineering. World War, 1939-1945 -- Women -- United States.
See also: MS 94-16, George E. Lovell, Jr. Papers.
      Marilyn Lovell's papers include many photographs, personal correspondence, travel memorabilia, work-related materials and personal business papers. Lovell entered the Navy as one of the first WAVES from San Antonio in 1943. Much of the material relates to her career in aviation and space program material procurement as well as family and social life through the early 1970s. She was the daughter of George E. Lovell, Jr., an early Army aviator.

MS 94-24
JAMES AND H. D. SMITH PAPERS
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: Smith, James M. Railroads -- United States. Smith, H. D. Slavery -- United States. Homeopathy. California -- Gold discoveries.
      Forty-six letters dating from August 19, 1852 to October 3, 1857 comprise this collection. Written from Gouveneur, New York and Buffalo, New York, the majority are the correspondence of H. D. Smith and his son, James M. Smith. Health, family matters, homeopathic medicine, business affairs, railroad projects, California gold mining, mental illness, and politics are the main subjects. Two letters in the collection originate from Kansas Territory in which is included a discussion of the pro-slavery and free-state issues of the time.

MS 94-25
QUAKER LETTERS
      The processing of this collection is in progress.

MS 94-26
KENNEDY LETTERS
      The processing of this collection is in progress.

MS 94-27
STEFAN ZWEIG PAPERS
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: Suares, Andre, 1868-1948. Zweig, Stefan, 1881-1942 -- Correspondence. Zweig, Stefan, 1881-1942.
      Stefan Zweig's 15 signed letters to the writer, poet and essayist Andre Suares make up this collection. All but two include typed English translations from the original French, and they date from 1913 to 1932. A writer and poet himself, Zweig expresses his admiration for Suares, his views on French and German literature, and laments the difficulties of translation.

MS 94-28
PARK BROTHERS PAPERS
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: Frontier and pioneer life -- Kansas. Slavery -- Kansas. Kansas -- History -- 1854-1861. Bison, American. Park, John Wesley. Leavenworth (Kan.) -- History. Park, Frank M. Hays (Kan.) -- History. Park, Jesse. Sheridan (Kan.) -- History. Union Pacific Railroad. Smithville (Kan.) -- History.
      This collection of the Park brothers papers contains the correspondence of three brothers: John Wesley Park, Frank M. Park, and Jesse Park who all lived in Kansas from 1857 to 1869. Most of the letters are written to family and friends in their hometown of Higgensport , Ohio. Life along the Kansas-Missouri border from 1857 to 1861 is the subject of John Wesley Park's letters. He observes the embattled pro- and anti-slavery factions and their quests to determine Kansas' future. Another brother, Frank M. Park, describes the Western Kansas frontier and its buffalo and Indian populations while the third brother, Jesse, comments on life in Sheridan, Kansas at a time when the town was the end of the line for the Union Pacific railroad.

MS 94-29
HISTORY OF AVIATION VIDEOTAPE COLLECTION
Materials: 3.25 linear feet
Subjects: Airplane industry and trade -- Kansas -- Wichita. Aeronautics -- History. Beech Aircraft Corporation -- History. Airplanes -- History. Boeing Aircraft Company. Boeing airplanes -- History.
      Recollections and reminiscences regarding aviation pioneers, individuals so designated by the Wichita Aviation Historical Association, are recorded on the 39 videotapes in this collection. Wichita's aircraft industries, including Boeing, Beech, Cessna and others are well represented.

MS 94-30
HISTORY OF AVIATION VIDEOTAPE AND AUDIOTAPE COLLECTION
Materials: 1.5 linear feet
Subjects: Airplane industry and trade -- Kansas -- Wichita.
      Twenty-two videotaped interviews with aviation pioneers and other former employees of the early aircraft industry as well as audio taped interviews comprise this collection. These tapes, both video and audio, provide oral history about early aviation industries, particularly in Wichita.

MS 94-31
MARK BASSETT COLLECTION
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: Frontier and pioneer life -- Kansas. Olathe (Kan.) -- History. United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives. Bassett, Mark. Stevenson, Robert.
      The Mark Bassett Collection consists of transcribed correspondence and records of Robert Stevenson, a Civil War veteran and early settler in Olathe, Kansas. Family history is traced through Stevenson's Civil War service, his move to Kansas, and the building of a new house for his family, still residing in Illinois. The correspondence is dated 1863, 1866 and 1867. These papers give a brief description of the Civil War and life in rural Kansas in the 1860s.

MS 94-32
STEPHEN SPENDER PAPERS
Materials: 0.5 linear feet
Subjects: Spender, Stephen, 1909 -- Correspondence. Spender, Stephen, 1909 -- Criticism and interpretation. Authors, English -- 20th century -- Correspondence.
      This collection has been combined with MS 92-22, Stephen Spender Papers.

MS 94-34
KANSAS AND THE WEST MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: Kansas -- History, 1865-1950
      Documents, manuscript items, ephemera, broadsides and other printed materials of diverse origin make up this collection. Many different subjects are discussed, and all relate to Kansas and its region. Included are descriptions of cities and towns, transportation systems (especially railroads), commercial activities and physical features. Most date from the late 1800s.

MS 94-35
PLOUGHMAN'S BAND COLLECTION
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: Dickinson County (Kan.) Music -- Kansas -- History.
      The rehearsals, expenditures, and concerts of the Ploughman's Band, based in southern Dickinson County, Kansas, are chronicled in this collection. A record book, containing the minutes of its meetings from 1879 to 1884, provides detailed information about the band's activities, including the construction of its own building near Dillon, Kansas.

MS 94-36
WALT MUNSON CARTOON COLLECTION
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: American wit and humor, pictorial. Munson, Walt. Cartoonist. Cartoonists -- United States. Caricatures and cartoons -- United States.
      The Walt Munson Cartoon Collection contains seven sports-related cartoons, none dated, and some associated correspondence between Munson and Dr. Martin H. Bush, former Assistant Vice President for Academic Resources at Wichita State University, dated 1970-1971.

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MS 95-01
CITY OF WICHITA COAL GASIFICATION ARCHIVES
Materials: 16 linear feet
Subjects: Coal gasification.
NOTE: Collection stored in off-site facility. Contact Special Collections regarding retrieval.
      This collection tells the story of the City of Wichita's efforts to build an alternative energy coal gasification plant to convert coal to natural gas. Undertaken to meet the demands of an expanding city in the face of declining natural gas resources and the energy crisis of the late 1970s, the project did not meet favorably with residents due to its high costs. The collection includes corporate and city correspondence, financial and legal records, project plans and designs, information on coal sources and various methods of transportation. The materials in the collection date from the late 1970s.

MS 95-02
DORIS CAESAR PAPERS
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: Caesar, Doris. Expressionism (Art).
      This collection contains a diary kept by Doris Caesar, an American sculptor, between October 2, 1955 and April 9, 1957. The diary depicts the life of a successful, educated career woman whose life was divided as to her artistic ventures and her family. She comments on her works and offers evaluations of other artists works as well. Alexander Calder, Curt Roesch, Mark Rothko and Gertrude Stein are among the artists mentioned in the entries.

MS 95-03
F. LEROY HILL PAPERS
Materials: 60 linear feet
Subjects: Hill, F. Leroy (Frank Leroy). Airplanes -- Equipment and supplies. Air Associates. Entrepreneurship. Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945. Labor disputes -- New Jersey.
NOTE: Collection stored in off-site facility. Contact Special Collections regarding retrieval.
      Dating from 1907 to 1981, this collection of F. Leroy Hill's papers traces his career as an engineer, businessman, entrepreneur, and civic leader. Diaries, correspondence, business documents, scrapbooks, personal papers, artifacts, photographs and blueprints comprise the collection. Hill was affiliated with Air Associates, an aviation sales, parts and manufacturing concern until his refusal to sign a union contract, causing the plant to be seized by the U.S. government in 1941. He went on to involve himself either financially or managerially in over 60 companies from 1941 to 1981, ranging from tool-and-die shops to aviation parts to cosmetics to real estate.

MS 95-04
CAMPAGNE DES FRANCAIS EN ALLEMAGNE ET EN ITALIE EN 1805
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: Pressburg, Treaty of, December 26. Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815 -- Campaigns. Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1869-1821. Austerlitz, Battle of, 1805.
      This bound volume contains a complete collection of official bulletins of the Grande Armee and the Army of Italy up to the time of the Treaty of Pressburg between Napoleon and the Austrian Emperor. Written in French, the book also includes a printed account of the composition of the Armee de Reserve in 1799, a printed summary of Napoleon's victories, and a map of the Battle of Austerlitz. Accounts of Bonaparte's campaigns in Egypt and Syria are included as well as those of the Battle of Marengo and the Battle of Austerlitz.

MS 95-05
PRINTED IMAGES OF KANSAS
      The Printed Images of Kansas Collection contains photographic images and illustrations from Harper's, Frank Leslie's, and other newspapers. The majority date from 1855 to 1910.

MS 95-06
GILBERT-MOSELY SITE REPORTS
Materials: 0.75 linear feet
      This collection includes photocopies of final versions of the Gilbert-Mosley Site Remedial Investigation report, Wichita, Kansas, prepared by Camp Dresser & McKee Inc., November 17, 1993, and the Gilbert-Mosley Site Feasibility Study, Wichita, Kansas, prepared by Camp Dresser & McKee Inc., April 1994. Seven drawings of the area are included.

MS 95-07
WICHITA URBAN RENEWAL COLLECTION
Materials: 3 linear feet
Subjects: Urban renewal -- Kansas -- Wichita. City planning -- Kansas -- Wichita.
See also: MS 78-09, Russell E. McClure Papers.
      Materials in this collection represent attempts by the city of Wichita and its citizens to improve urban neighborhoods, revitalize business areas, and improve the attractiveness of Wichita to outsiders. Included in the collection are the following: neighborhood analyses and action plans, reuse studies for the city building and old library, Urban Renewal Agency files regarding Wichita neighborhood renovation, material relating to the Midtown Citizens Association, economic development plans for the city of Wichita and preservation plans for the Rock Island depot.

MS 95-08
HISTORY OF THE SPANISH SOUTHWEST COLLECTION
Materials: 0.5 linear feet
Subjects: Vasquez de Coronado, Francisco, 1510-1549. Southwest, New -- Description and travel. Spaniards -- Southwest, New -- History. Southwest, New -- History -- Sources. Southwest, New -- Discovery and exploration -- Spanish.
      The History of the Spanish Southwest Collection contains documents on microfilm that relate to the Coronado Expedition and to the administration of New Spain in the 16th and 17th centuries. Included are accounts of voyages by Spanish explorers, service records of individual members of Coronado's expedition, a history of New Spain and New Mexico, reports from Coronado and others to the King of Spain, and various legal reviews of appointed officials in New Spain.

MS 95-09
ROGER W. SPERRY COLLECTION
Materials: 2.0 linear feet
      This collection includes photocopied articles authored by scientist and author Roger W. Sperry between 1939 and 1994. It also includes a 1983 interview with him and newspaper clippings including obituaries.

MS 95-10
GOVERNOR FRED HALL FILM COLLECTION
Materials: 1 linear foot
Subjects: Hall, Fred, 1916-1970. Education -- Kansas. Prisons -- Kansas. Kansas -- Politics and government -- 1951-.
      This collection includes five film reels containing speeches given by Kansas Governor Fred Hall in 1956. The films represent his political goals, ideals, and agenda as a Kansas leader. Prisons and schools are among the subjects covered in the films. Hall served as governor of Kansas from 1955 to 1957, resigning to become a Kansas Supreme Court Justice.

MS 95-11
A. A. HYDE COLLECTION
Materials: 1 linear foot
Subjects: Native Americans of North America -- Indian Territory. Hyde, A. A. Indian Territory -- History. Soule, William S.
      Twenty-one photographs of southern Plains Native Americans and associated trading camps constitute this collection. Subjects include members of the Wichita, Cheyenne, Kiowa, Pawnee, Arapaho, and Comanche tribes. Frontier photographer William S. Soule likely posed his subjects around 1870 in Indian Territory, now part of Oklahoma.

MS 95-12
WILLIAM W. McCAMMON PAPERS
Materials: 0.5 linear feet
Subjects: Native Americans of North America -- Wars -- 1866-1895. United States. Army -- Military life. Spanish-American War, 1898. United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
      Between 1861 and 1903, William W. McCammon recorded his observations on the day-to-day activities and politics involved in an Army officer's life in his diaries. Photocopies of his diaries and other correspondence constitute this collection. McCammon served in the Civil War, on the Indian frontier, and in the Spanish-American War, attaining the rank of Major in the United States Army.

MS 95-13
KELLY HUMPHRIES PAPERS
Materials: 0.5 linear feet
Subjects: Metropolitan government -- Kansas. Sedgwick County (Kan.) -- Regional planning. Regional planning -- Kansas -- Sedgwick County. Wichita (Kan.) -- Politics and government. Sedgwick County (Kan.) -- Politics and government. Humphries, Kelly.
      A member of the Metropolitan Committee, Kelly Humphries kept notes, reports, minutes, correspondence, and other materials from a 1984 study regarding the establishment of a metropolitan government in Sedgwick County, Kansas. In response to proposed legislation in Kansas's state legislature, the Metropolitan Committee was established to study the recommendations for abolishing the boundary lines of Wichita, the county and the state's largest city, and for establishing one governmental unit for the entire county. The committee found that the idea was not favored by the citizenry, and the legislation did not pass.

MS 95-14
JIMMY SKAGGS PAPERS
Materials: 15 linear feet
Subjects: Clipperton Island -- History. United States -- Insular possessions -- History. Guano industry -- United States -- History. United States -- Territories and possessions -- History. Fertilizer industry -- United States -- History. Skaggs, Jimmy.
      In his research, Dr. Jimmy Skaggs accumulated magazine and newspaper articles, government documents, correspondence, and his own notes regarding the 19th-century guano trade and the history of Clipperton Island, one of the Guano Islands. In 1856, the United States annexed these islands, claiming the resources, especially bird guano, a potent fertilizer, as its own over the claims of other nations. A professor of economics at Wichita State University from 1970 to 1996, Skaggs has authored two books from these research materials, namely The Great Guano Rush: Entrepreneurs and American Overseas Expansion and Clipperton: A History of the Island The World Forgot. The manuscripts and galley proofs for the books are included in this collection.

MS 95-15
KANSAS COALITION AGAINST DEATH PENALTY
Materials: 1 linear feet
      This collection contains the records and papers of the Kansas Coalition Against the Death Penalty from its incorporation July 29, 1988 to 1994. The first registered agent was William Lucero, of Topeka, the son of a murder victim. The headquarters of the Coalition are in Topeka. The objectives of this organization are to educate the public on the evils and disadvantageous effects of the death penalty. Statistics have proved that the states which rely on the death penalty have the highest crime rates in the United States. The collection includes minutes of meetings, correspondence, histories of legal proceedings, and writings in opposition to the death penalty.

MS 95-16
MEL WITROGEN PAPERS
Materials: 8 linear feet
Subjects: University of Wichita (Wichita, Kan.) -- History. Wichita (Kan.) -- Politics and government. Wichita (Kan.) -- History. Wichita State University -- History. Witrogen, Mel, 1922-1992. Public relations -- Kansas -- Wichita. Political campaigns -- Kansas -- Wichita.
NOTE: Collection stored in off-site facility. Contact Special Collections regarding retrieval.
      Mel Witrogen's correspondence, notes, speeches, and other documents make up this collection. A longtime public relations man in Wichita, Witrogen was instrumental in helping the University of Wichita overcome political obstacles in the early 1960s to become Wichita State University. In addition, he penned An Act of Faith, the story of WSU's incorporation into the state's higher education system. His behind-the-scenes contributions to the Wichita community include directing the Wichita Community Chest, the predecessor to United Way of the Plains; his involvement with the University of Wichita and Wichita State University; and the political campaigns of Bob Knight, Sam Hardage, Garner Shriver, and Jack Shanahan.

MS 95-17
JUSTUS H. FUGATE COLLECTION OF KANSAS WATER RESOURCES BOARD PAPERS
Materials: : 4 linear feet
Subjects: Kansas -- Water supply. Fugate, Justus H. Water conservation -- Kansas. Water resources development -- Kansas.
See also: MS 78-05, Kansas Water Resources Board Papers; MS 80-05, A. E. HowsePapers; MS 85-01, American Studies Department Student Papers; MS 85-02, Don Pray Collection: Mid- Arkansas Valley Development Association, Inc.; MS 86-10, Stanley F. Spencer Papers
      The materials in this collection chiefly concern the water resources in Kansas and the measures taken to conserve or use dwindling supplies more wisely in the face of increasing demand. Justus Fugate, a member and past chairman of the Kansas Water Resources Board, collected these papers which include his correspondence, speeches, notes, and published manuscripts. The documents date from 1969 to 1984.

MS 95-18
JOHN W. JACKSON PAPERS
Materials: 0.5 linear feet
Subjects: Winrod, Gerald B. Fascism -- United States. Sedition -- United States. Trials (Sedition) -- United States. Jackson, John W.
See also: MS 87-09, Rev. Dr. Gerald B. Winrod Papers; and MS 88-29, Kenneth Bradley Collection
      John W. Jackson represented Rev. Dr. Gerald B. Winrod, a Wichita evangelist and one of 29 defendants tried for sedition during the period 1942 through 1947. Jackson's papers contain copies of the exhibits for the prosecution, the United States government, which include Winrod's own writings, excerpts from German publications and excerpts from Adolf Hitler's speeches.

MS 95-19
PANAMA CANAL PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION
Materials: 2 linear feet
Subjects: Panama Canal -- Construction. Panama Canal -- History.
      The efforts of the French Universal Oceanic Canal Company to construct a canal across the Panamanian isthmus are documented in this collection of 35 photographs. Excavations, laborers, construction railroads, houses, and railroad bridges are the main subjects. The photographs, which date from 1881 to 1888, depict the latter stages of France's involvement during which Ferdinand de Lesseps , president of the company and builder of the Suez Canal, quit and left the $168 million contract only one-third completed.

MS 95-20
SOD HOUSE PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION
      The Sod House Photograph Collection contains over 200 photographs and postcards depicting sod houses common to early plains settlements in the American Midwest. The collection includes photographs of sod houses from such states as Kansas, Colorado, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Texas, Iowa, North and South Dakota, Minnesota, and Montana. Also included are photographs of lean-tos, sod buildings, sod churches, interiors of sod houses, sod post offices, and sod schools.

MS 95-21
ALEXANDER KLEMIN PAPERS
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: Aeronautics -- Handbooks, manuals, etc. Klemin, Alexander. Schoolcraft, William C.
      The process of writing and editing a book, the International Handbook of Aeronautical Engineering, is traced through the correspondence contained in this collection. Alexander Klemin, an aeronautical engineer and editor of the book, corresponded with William C. Schoolcraft, a collaborator, between March 5, 1947 to June 30, 1948, urging him to adhere to deadlines. Schoolcraft, of Chance Vought Aircraft, authored two portions of the handbook. Also included is an outline of the proposed handbook, listing contributors from Boeing, Lockheed, and Northrop among others in the aircraft industry.

MS 95-22
WILLIAM CRUM PAPERS
Materials: 1 linear foot
Subjects: Crum, William. World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American.
      Reflecting upon his World War II experiences, Wichitan William Crum authored this manuscript nearly 40 years after his return from the European theater. His descriptions are detailed, beginning with his enlistment in Wichita to his service in France and Italy as an ordnance specialist. Crum recalls his emotions upon meeting Europeans freed from Nazi occupation as well as his thoughts and insights about camp life, travel throughout Europe, interactions with Europeans, and the war in general.

MS 95-23
CHARLES C. ISELY PAPERS
Materials: 0.5 linear feet
Subjects: Agriculture -- Kansas. World politics -- 1919-1932. Christian ethics. World politics -- 1933-1945. United States -- Economic conditions -- 1918-1945. World war, 1939-1945 -- Religious aspects. Isely, Charles C.
      Issues of international politics and Christian morality are among the subjects of Charles C. Isely's manuscripts, dating from 1930 to 1946. Isely, a candidate for Kansas's seat in the U.S. Senate in the 1940s, was published in magazines and newspapers like the Atlantic Monthly, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, The Christian Advocate, and The Dodge City Globe. His writings offer the perspective of rural, Western Kansas on the events preceding and during World War II, including the effects of world events on wheat prices and the rural economy. A 1902 graduate of Fairmount College, Isely lived in Dodge City, Kansas.

MS 95-24
PATSY MINK PAPERS
Materials: 3 linear feet
Subjects: Mink, Patsy T., 1927-. United States -- Politics and government -- 1961-1963. Presidents -- United States -- Election -- 1972. United States -- Politics and government -- 1963-1969. United States -- Politics and government -- 1953-1961. United States -- Politics and government -- 1969-1974.
NOTE: Collection stored in off-site facility. Contact Special Collections regarding retrieval.
      Congressional reports, copies of legislation, speeches and addresses, and a transcript of an oral history interview chronicle the early life and political career of Patsy Tallemoto Mink, a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Hawaii. The material in this collection displays her political concerns, including such subjects as Affirmative Action programs and strip-mining legislation. Serving in the House from 1956 to 1972, she made a unsuccessful bid for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination in 1972.

MS 95-25
DIARY OF LOUIS J. ZUTAVERN
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: Fairmount College (Wichita, Kan.) -- History. Printing as a trade -- Personal narratives. Zutavern, Louis J.
      Louis J. Zutavern attended Fairmount College, the predecessor to Wichita State University, from 1907 to 1912. Zutavern was not just a student during those years; he and his brother, F. Kurt, set up the first printing press on campus and ran their own business, the Ry - Zut Press, with clients such as Fairmount College's professors and campus groups. They also printed the 1908 Parnassus, the school's yearbook. Detailing his activities as a student and businessman during 1908, this diary provides some insight into this young entrepreneur's life and times in Wichita in the early part of the 20th century.

MS 95-26
LANGDON P. MARVIN, JR. COLLECTION OF SENATOR JOHN F. KENNEDY'S AVIATION LEGISLATION
Materials: 1 linear foot
Subjects: Aeronautics, Commercial -- Law and legislation -- United States. Marvin, Langdon P. Jr. Kennedy, John F.
      The progress of aviation legislation, as introduced by Senator John F. Kennedy, is chronicled in the correspondence, speeches, bills, press clippings and other documents that comprise this collection. From 1947 to 1958, Langdon P. Marvin, Jr. served as an advisor to Sen. Kennedy on aviation issues. His papers detail the development of several bills, including air transport and mail subsidy legislation, from the initial research stage to speeches and persuasive tactics to final press releases announcing the bills' passages.

MS 95-27
HAROLD F. THOMAS PAPERS
Materials: 0.5 linear feet
Subjects: Thomas, Harold F. Americans -- Travel. Thomas, Shannon. Thomas, Tommy.
      This collection contains eight diaries that describe the travels of Harold F. Thomas and members of his family between 1952 and 1972. Europe, Mexico, Africa, Japan, Australia and the Southern Pacific Ocean are among the locales described in the entries. The Thomases list Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as their home address in one diary.

MS 95-28
ARTHUR RANSOM AVIATION COLLECTION
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: Ransom, Arthur. Seaboard Aircraft Corporation. Mohawk Pinto (Airplane).
      A former Army Air Force lieutenant, Arthur Ransom was involved in aviation from World War I through World War II. This collection contains a scrapbook which documents his career through newspaper clippings and photographs. Ransom and his company, Seaboard Aircraft Corporation, had business connections with several aircraft corporations including Mohawk, Lockheed, Curtiss, and Doyle among others. One of Mohawk's commercial-use monoplanes, the Pinto, was distributed by Ransom's company.

MS 95-29
RONALD M. QUICK PAPERS
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: Quick, Ronald M. World War, 1914-1918 -- Aerial operations. United States. Navy -- Aviation. Curtiss-Wright Aircraft.
      Photographs, postcards, insurance records, identification papers, notebooks and manuals comprise this collection of Ronald M. Quick's papers. Quick, an airman during World War I, served in the aviation corps of the U.S. Navy, and was an instructor at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida. Many photographs depict life at Hampton Roads Naval Base in New York. Blueprints of several different Curtiss aircraft are included in the notebook and manual. The materials in the collection date between 1913 and 1925.

MS 95-30
HUGO SUNSTEDT PAPERS
Materials: 0.5 linear feet
Subjects: Sunstedt, Hugo. Hydroplanes.
      Swedish-born Hugo Sunstedt began his career in aviation in 1909 at age 23. By age 30, he held many flight records in Scandinavia, designed and built hydroplanes, and served both Sweden and France in World War I by supervising construction of and instruction for military aircraft. He immigrated to the United States in 1916 and contributed to the advance of the aviation industry with his designs for hydroplanes, pontoons, transport planes and wing construction. Dating between 1919 and 1951, this collection of Sunstedt's papers includes correspondence, newspaper clippings and aircraft designs.

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MS 96-01
INNES COLLECTION
Materials:
1.0 linear feet
Subjects: Walter P. Innes, Jr., Innes Department Store, Stearman Aircraft Company, George Innes Dry Goods Company
      The Walter P. Innes Jr. collection contains material concerning two important Wichita businesses, the Innes Department Store and the Stearman Aircraft Company. It includes correspondence, photographs, blueprints, technical reports, financial documents, engineering diagrams, business agreements, pamphlets, memorabilia, newspaper clippings, and personal notes and letters dating from the late 1920’s. These documents are primarily concerned with his role as a manager in the George Innes Dry Goods Company, his position as Secretary of the Stearman Aircraft Company, and his involvement with a spark plug and rotary engine invention and Wichita real-estate developments.

MS 96-02
YWCA OF WICHITA COLLECTION
Materials: 21.0 linear feet
      The YWCA of Wichita Collection contains a variety of materials collected and generated by the Wichita YWCA from 1888 to 1993. The collection includes correspondence, photographs, scrapbooks, video tapes, and memorabilia. Most of the items have been arranged in chronological order, and they span a wide range of events, operational activities, fund raising, and issues dealing with the Wichita branch of the YWCA.

MS 96-03
SAMUEL BLOOMFIELD PAPERS
Materials: 2 linear feet
Subjects: Bloomfield, Samuel. Swallow Airplane Company. Aviation. Christopher, E. B.
      This collection currently is held by the Kansas Aviation Museum, Wichita, Kansas.

MS 96-04
RICHARD M. 'DICK' LONG COLLECTION
Materials: 4 linear feet
Subjects: Wichita Century. Long, Richard M. Wichita, Kan. -- History.
      This collection consists of numerous photographs and publications, obtained by Richard Long while in the process on writing his 1969 book, Wichita Century: A Pictorial History of Wichita, 1870-1970. Drafts of the book's manuscript are included as well as extensive research notes involving two Wichita murder cases from 1938 and 1950. Personal papers, correspondence and other documents comprise the remainder of the collection. A 1921 graduate of Fairmount College, Long was a longtime newspaperman with the Wichita Eagle, serving in many capacities ranging from delivery boy to managing editor during his 49-year career.

MS 96-05
ARCHIVES OF THE SOROPTIMIST CLUB, WICHITA
Materials: 23 linear feet
Subjects: Soroptimist club of Wichita, Kan. Women -- Societies and clubs.
      An organization with the purpose of advancing the status of women, the Soroptimists chartered its Wichita branch in 1936. Over the years since, the club has been active in the community with its sponsorship of and involvement with civic enterprises such as Junior Achievement, Wichita Symphony, public television, and the Girl Scouts. This collection includes scrapbooks, photographs, publications, minutes of board and business meetings, and other business records.

MS 96-06
SEDGWICK COUNTY SURVEYORS NOTEBOOKS
Materials: 0.75 linear feet
Subjects: Transportation planning -- Kansas -- Wichita.
      The notebooks in this collection cover these years: 1919, 1925, 1928, 1931, 1958 and 1964. They include sketches of county roads, road locations and elevations, ditch grades, channel changes, stream soundings, benchmarks, bridge features, surrounding terrain and flora features in Sedgwick County, Kansas. Also noted are the names of the survey crew members, weather conditions, and features such as buildings and crops along the roads surveyed. Three notebooks in the collection contain sketches of street and alley intersection locations and benchmarks within the city limits of Wichita.

MS 96-07
STANDARD AUTOMOBILE COMPANY COLLECTION
Materials: 0.5 linear feet
Subjects: Standard Automobile Company (Wichita, Kan.)
      From 1908 to 1911, the Standard Automobile Company of Wichita was a dealership for several automobile manufacturers. This collection contains correspondence, repair and parts requests, sales contracts, and other business documents pertaining to the automobiles it sold and repaired. Hockaday Auto Suppliers purchased the company in 1911 and served Wichitans for over thirty years.

MS 96-08
MARY JANE TEALL PAPERS
Materials: 5 linear feet
Subjects: Teall, Mary Jane. Theaters -- Kansas -- Wichita. Wichita Community Theater. Wichita State University. University of Wichita. Theater -- Production and direction.
      This collection of Mary Jane Teall's papers chiefly contains information about the Wichita Community Theater. It includes a listing of more than 40 years of the theater's productions, numerous playbills and other promotional materials. Financial reports, budgets, the theater's constitution and by-laws, and information regarding its Board of Directors comprise another portion of the materials. An extensive collection of photographs documents more than 80 productions. A faculty member at the University of Wichita and Wichita State University, Mary Jane Teall was instrumental in founding the Wichita Community Theater, and was a vital force in the city's theater productions for over 40 years.

MS 96-09
TED SHEAHON PAPERS
Materials: 4 linear feet
Subjects: Motion picture theaters -- Kansas -- Wichita. Palace theater (Wichita, Kan.). Sheahon, Ted. Orpheum theater (Wichita, Kan.)
      Ted Sheahon managed Wichita's Palace and Orpheum theaters from 1941 to 1950. This collection documents his career in the movie theater business, and it includes correspondence, business documents, scrapbooks, artifacts, photographs and blueprints. Information about other Fox theaters in Wichita, namely the Miller and the Sandra, is also included. Between 1978 and his death in 1995, Sheahon's association with the Orpheum theater was renewed through his attempts to restore the structure, and his efforts regarding its preservation comprise part of this collection.

MS 96-10
WARTIME DIARY AND MEMOIRS OF HELEN SHEPPARD
Materials: 0.5 linear feet
      This collection contains the three notebooks of Helen Sheppard, an American nurse serving at the French Army Hospital at Juilly during World War I. The notebooks describe her service from 1916-1919, her visits to many historical scenes, and the fellow Americans she encountered. Also included are the letters and memoirs of French and American soldiers and pilots reflecting on the horrors of the war, the conduct of their regiments in battle, the German attacks and how they and their comrades were wounded. The notebooks contain a reference to Jimmy Doolittle and an eye operation he had, a photograph of a downed plane, a photograph of the trenches, and letters from French pilots accompanied by photographs of themselves and their planes.

MS 96-11
DIARY OF DAVID M. CALLIS
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
      The collection consists of the handwritten diary of David M. Callis, who enlisted in the United States Navy March 5, 1901. The diary covers the time period from 1901 to 1905 and describes some of the places he visited: Colon, Panama; the Culebra Islands; Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; Horto Fojal Island, Azores; Lisbon, Portugal; Gibraltar; Piracus and Corfu, Greece; Trieste, Austria; Funsil, Hungary; Palermo, Sicily; the Solomon Islands and many United States ports. Callis also gives a detailed account of his glimpse of Panama at the time of the construction of the Canal Zone. The remainder of the diary is a scrapbook containing pictures, theatrical programs, newspaper clippings and other items.

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MS 97-01
JUDGE ROBERT MORTON COLLECTION
Materials: 4.5 linear feet
Subjects: Morton, Robert, Judge. Wichita State University. Wichita Water Project - Cheney Division.
      The Judge Robert B. Morton collection extends from 1942 through 1970, and it includes correspondence, legislation, legal documentation, clippings, notes, memos, reports and publications. The majority of the materials in the collection concerns Morton's activities on the University of Wichita Board of Regents and as special counsel for the City of Wichita.

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WALTER H. AND OLIVE ANN BEECH COLLECTION
Materials: 54 linear feet
Subjects: Walter H. Beech, Olive Ann Beech, Beechcraft, Aviation
      The Walter H. and Olive Ann Beech collection extends from 1919 through 1993, and it includes corresponcence, scrapbooks, financial documentation, photographs, clippings, publications, reports, memos, certificates and plaques.  The majority of the collection concerns the life and career of Olive Ann Beech.  Of particular interest in this collection is the scrapbook collection which contains information concerning Walter H. Beech, Olive Ann Beech, Beechcraft and early aviation history.

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CONGRESSIONAL PAPERS OF DAN GLICKMAN
Materials: 329 linear feet
Subjects: Dan Glickman, United States -- Politics and government -- 1977-1995.  United States. Congress. House.
Kansas -- Politics and government -- 1977-1995.  Legislators -- United States -- Kansas.  Kansas -- Officials and employees.
      The Congressional Papers of Dan Glickman extend from 1977 to 1995. The collection includes congressional correspondence, constituent correspondence, federal policy letters, reports, publications and photographs documenting Glickman's 18-year tenure as Congressman of the 4th Congressional District in Kansas, an eleven-county area around and including Wichita, Kansas, his hometown. Of particular interest in the collection are documents concerning agriculture, aviation, a hazardous waste site at Furley, Kansas, and the creation of the National Tallgrass Prairie Reserve in Kansas. Included in the collection are materials relating to Glickman's activities on the House Science and Technology Committee, including the sub-committee of Transportation, Aviation and Materials which he chaired from 1981 to 1987; and the House Agriculture Committee, including the sub-committee on Wheat, Soybeans and Feed Grains which he chaired from 1988 to 1993. The collection was arranged in its original order.


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JACK BENDER CARTOON COLLECTION
Materials: 2 linear feet
Subjects: Bender, Jack. American wit and humor, Pictorial. Editorial cartoons -- United States. Cartoonists -- United States. Political cartoons. Cartoons -- United States.
      This collection of Jack Bender's works contains editorial cartoons, sports cartoons and other drawings he created for the Waterloo Courier (Waterloo, Iowa), Florissant Reporter (Florissant, Missouri), and the Columbia Missourian (University of Missouri). The cartoons date from the late 1940s to the mid-1970s. A native of Waterloo, Bender drew for his hometown paper from 1947-1949 and 1962-1984. In 1991 he began drawing the well-known "Alley Oop" cartoon strip.

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RALPH YOES CARTOON COLLECTION
Materials: 2 linear feet
Subjects: Yoes, Ralph. American wit and humor, Pictorial. Editorial cartoons -- United States. Cartoonists -- United States. Political cartoons. Cartoons -- United States.
     Throughout his career, Ralph Yoes consistently dealt with two themes in his editorial cartoons: advancement of equality and compassion for the underdog. This collection of his cartoons were drawn for the San Diego Evening Tribune between 1969 and 1972. Yoes was the staff editorial cartoonist there from 1967 to 1985.

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MISCELLANEOUS CARTOON COLLECTION
Materials: 3.0 linear feet
Subjects: Cartoons -- United States. American wit and humor, Pictorial. Editorial cartoons -- United States. Political cartoons. Herriman, George. Lee, Stan. Capp, Al. Artzybasheff, Boris. Dowling, Dan B. McClanahan, Bill. Hubenthal, Karl. King, Warren.
     Several well-known cartoonists and cartoons are represented in this collection: George Herriman and "Krazy Kat," Stan Lee and "The Amazing Spiderman," and Al Capp and "Li'l Abner." Cartoons by Boris Artzybasheff, Dan B. Dowling, Bill McClanahan, Karl Hubenthal, and Warren King are also included. The major portion of the collection dates from the late 1960s and early 1970s.

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MORTON LEVAND COLLECTION
Materials: 0.5 linear feet
Subjects: Levand, Morton. Wichita Beacon (Wichita, Kan.). Newspaper publishing - Wichita. Atomic bomb -- Nevada -- Testing. Artists' representatives -- United States.
     The Morton Levand Collection contains newspaper clippings, articles, memoranda, photographs and memorabilia pertaining to Morton Levand and the Levand family's publishing and personal history. A native of Denver, Levand had a career as entrepreneur, entertaiment agent, inventor, songwriter, and poet as well as advertising promoter and newspaper reporter for the Wichita Beacon newspaper. The Levand family - brothers John (Morton's father), Louis and Max - owned the Wichita Beacon from 1928 to 1960, and the majority of the collection relates to the family's involvement in newspaper publishing. Of interest are notes and photographs pertaining to Levand's observation, as a member of the press corps, of atomic bomb detonation testing in Nevada on March 17, 1953.

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ROBERT AITCHISON PAPERS
Materials: 6 linear feet
Subjects: Aitchison, R. T. (Robert T.), 1887-1964, Printers--United States, Rare books
      This collection contains the papers of Robert Aitchison, who is most known as an artist, collector, bibliophile, and map maker.  The collection contains business and personal correspondence, correspondence relating to his collection of manuscripts, works by Aitchison such as sketches and maps, and information regarding the many books in his collection.

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WILLIAM GROPPER CARTOON COLLECTION
Materials: 6 linear feet
Subjects: Gropper, William. Editorial cartoons -- United States. Political cartoons.
      As a painter, illustrator and cartoonist, William Gropper wanted his art to advance the cause of the common man. This collection of Gropper's editorial cartoons examines the issues of World War II and the post-war years. His cartoons appeared in varied newspapers including the New York Times, Freiheit, and the Rebel Worker.

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BILL JACKSON PAPERS
Materials: 7 linear feet
Subjects: Jackson, Bill, 1917-
      The Bill Jackson Papers contain examples of his work at McCormick-Armstrong, a Wichita printing firm, and the Four Ducks Press, his private printing press. Works of his associates and friends -- Robert Aitchison, Judy Anderson, Raymond DaBoll, Father Edward Catich, and Max Schaible -- are included. Business and personal correspondence concerning projects of Jackson and his associates comprise a small portion of the collection. Jackson spent several decades at McCormick-Armstrong as head of its typographic design department. He also was an instructor in graphic design at Wichita State University, and, as a designer for the University's Office of Information and Public Events, he created many memorable designs for WSU publications in the 1960s, 1970s and early 1980s.

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WICHITA BLUES PROJECT
Materials: 1.25 linear feet
      The collection consists of oral history recordings, performance recordings, and photographs of the prominent Blues musicians in Wichita, Kansas. The materials were researched and collected by Patrick J. O'Connor who developed his findings into the book Wichita Blues: Discovery published in 1998 by the Wichita Blues Project (which can be found in Special Collections; call number SC 4989). The research also developed into an exhibit at the First National Black Historical Society of Kansas (now known as the Kansas African American Museum) where many of these musicians performed

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ARCHIVES OF WOMEN IN COMMUNICATION, INC., WICHITA PROFESSIONAL CHAPTER
Materials: 1 linear feet
Subjects: Women in Communication, Inc. Women -- United States -- Societies and clubs. Women in the professions - Kansas.
      The archives of the Wichita Professional Chapter of Women in Communication, Inc. (WICI) contain records of business meetings and special events held by the organization. Minutes of business and committee meeting cover much of the 30-year history with the exception of the 1980s. A more complete accumulation of monthly newsletter provides many details on WICI members and activities. Of interest are the invitations and program notes for the annual Matrix Table meetings, an occasion to honor outstanding Wichita-area women for their achievement and contributions to the community. Many photographs are included.

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SNYDER ICE CREAM COMPANY COLLECTION
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: Snyder Ice Cream Company
      The collection consists of photographs, newspaper clippings, and business documents all relating to the Snyder Ice Cream Company, Wichita, Kansas. The company was started by William H. Snyder and established in Wichita in 1912. The company was initially housed at 145 S. Rock Island before moving to 211 South Washington in 1918 and then 307-09 West Murdock in 1929.

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HARRY FERMAN LETTERS
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: Ferman, Henry.
      The collection consists of four letters written by Harry Ferman to his friend Ralph Finnell. The letters were written between the years 1944 and 1945. Each of the letters also has artwork drawn by Ferman.

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WILLIAM HENRY HAYES COLLECTION
Materials: 1 linear foot
Subjects: Hayes, William Henry. Fairmount College (Wichita, Kan.) -- History. Diaries.
      William Henry Hayes, a minister and professor, taught at Fairmount College in Wichita during the late 1910s and early 1920s. This collection of his papers contains his diaries from 1925-1938. Also included are photographs, excerpts from publications that mention him, Wichita city directory listings for the Hayes family, his obituary and his personal bookplate. Providing additional information is an audio-taped interview of daughters Muriel and Margaret Hayes conducted in 1986.

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ELIJAH WILLIAMS COLLECTION
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: Williams, Elijah. Afro-Americans -- Kansas. Emporia (Kan.) -- History.
      Dating from 1909 to 1983, this collection contains newspaper clippings, articles, photographs and other historical documentation about Elijah Williams, an African American and native Kansan. It also contains a manuscript written by Williams about his life, philosophy and religious beliefs. The clippings, photographs and articles highlight Williams' athletic pursuits at Emporia High School, Kansas State Teachers College and Howard University. Some information tells of his career as a probation officer in Washington, D.C.

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KATHLEEN KERSTING COLLECTION

Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: Kathleen Kersting, Nazi Germany, World War II, Opera
      Kathleen Kersting (1908-1960) was an internationally known soprano opera singer who spent her early childhood in Wichita. This small collection contains photographs, unsigned affidavits attesting to her heritage, articles about her, and memorabilia of her performances in Wichita.

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J. E. WEIR PAPERS

Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: Reverend J. E. Weir, Afro-Americans, African Methodist Episcopal Church
      J. E. Weir, an African American who founded several African Methodist Episcopal churches in Kansas and Oklahoma, also served as mayor of Langston, Oklahoma. This collection of his papers contains a scrapbook, newspaper clippings, and a few partial manuscripts. The scrapbook also contains clippings, other printed materials, broadside and letters to the editor written by Weir. Some partial manuscript sermons, speeches and other documents relating to his political and religious life in Oklahoma are included. Posed scenes of African Americans comprise a small portion of the collection. Many of the documents in the collection are not dated; however, some date between 1888 and 1902.

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PAPERS ON IRANIAN STUDENT ASSOCIATIONS IN THE UNITED STATES DURING THE 1970s

Materials: 0.5 linear feet
Subjects: Shah of Iran, SAVAK, Iranian Student Associations
      This collection contains newsletters, articles, pamphlets and other published material relating to the Iranian students protests to the Shah of Iran during the last half of the 1970s. The movement echoed the unrest in Iran and was in protest to the policies of the Shah and his secret police force, the SAVAK. The movement also protested the support for the Shah given by the United States government. The articles in this collection are taken from College newspapers in Iowa and Kansas. The fliers and protest schedules are for the campuses of Kansas State University, University of Kansas, and Wichita State University.

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JEFFERSON BARRACKS, MISSOURI: QUARTERMASTER'S LEDGER BOOK, MARCH 1844-MAY 1850
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
Subjects: Jefferson Barracks. Fort Leavenworth (Kan.) - History. Steamboats -- Mississippi River -- History. Mexican War, 1846-1848. Fortification -- West (U.S.)
      The Jefferson Barracks, Missouri: Quartermaster's Ledger Book is comprised of one volume containing entries dating between March 19, 1844 and May 25, 1850. The ledger provides a series of dated receipts for goods issued to be used by military units involved in the Mexican War and other governmental entities. Goods shipped to the northwest and south from the Jefferson Barracks were of an essential nature. Many important military officers and historic steamboats are listed in the entries as well several forts in Kansas. are listed in the ledger.The

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DWANE WALLACE COLLECTION
Materials: 33.0 linear feet
Subjects:
Cessna Aircraft Company. Cessna aircraft -- History. Aviation.
      The Dwane Wallace Collection contains production information, reports, specifications, engineering data, commercial and miscellaneous publications, drawings, blueprints, photographic images, films, microfilm, and artifacts pertaining to the Cessna Aircraft Company. The focus of the collection is on specific Cessna models, primarily from the 1940s through the 1960s.

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HAROLD G. DICK AIRSHIPS COLLECTION

Materials: 14 linear feet
Subjects: Dick, Harold G. Hindenburg (Airship) -- History. Graf Zeppelin (Airship) -- History. Airships.
      This collection tells the story of Harold Dick's involvement in the rigid airship industry. The collection contains engineering reports, diagrams, drawings, correspondence, navigational charts, photographs, films, and artifacts documenting the development and operation of the German passenger dirigibles, most notably the Graf Zeppelin, Hindenburg, and the Graf Zeppelin II, and to a lesser extent the U.S. Navy non-rigid airship program during the 1930s. Photographs, personal correspondence, and unpublished manuscripts record Dick's experiences in Nazi Germany as a representative of the Goodyear Zeppelin Corp. Also included is the research material used by Harold Dick to co-author his book The Golden Age of the Great Passenger Airships: Graf Zeppelin and Hindenburg; a series of audio and video tapes containing his lectures concerning the history of rigid airships to many civic and professional organizations; and personal items chronicling Dick's education and personal life.

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PARKS AND PARKS ARCHITECTURAL DRAWINGS COLLECTION
    The processing of this collection is in progress.

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WICHITA PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION
Materials:
4 linear feet
Subjects: Wichita (Kan.) -- History. Wichita (Kan.) -- Pictorial works.
See also: The Wichita Photo Archives, collaborative project of WSU Libraries' Department of Special Collections, Wichita Public Library Local History Section and the Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum.
      The processing of this collection is in progress.

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BOEING-STEARMAN CORPORATE COLLECTION
    The processing of this collection is in progress.



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