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.
1971 | 1972
| 1973 | 1974
| 1975 | 1976
| 1977 | 1978
1980 | 1981 | 1982 | 1983 | 1984 | 1985 | 1986 | 1987 | 1988 | 1989
1990 | 1991 | 1992 | 1993 | 1994 | 1995 | 1996 | 1997 | 1998 | 1999
2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007
2010 | 2013
WICHITA BIBLIOPHILES COLLECTION
Materials: 6.25 linear feet
» The Wichita Bibliophiles Collection is comprised of invitations, meeting minutes, membership lists, photographs, correspondence, book collecting materials, papers, and ephemera involved with the history of this group. The records range from 1919 to 2010. The Wichita Bibliophiles has been in existence from 1932 to the present day.
JANET OWEN LAWS COLLECTION
Materials: 15.0 linear feet
» The Janet Owen Laws Collection documents the re-emergence of Native American culture throughout North America, particularly in Kansas and the Southwest, and show the flourishing art and culture of Native Americans in the last half of the twentieth century. The collection also includes the memoirs of Janet and those of her husband Leonard, Janet’s correspondence with Shirley Andrews, and images of her and Leonard’s artwork, handicrafts and sculpture. The collection is comprised of scrapbooks, images, newspaper clippings, travel guides, museum brochures, publications, and other writings.
THE C. A. SEWARD AND PRAIRIE PRINT MAKERS COLLECTION
Materials: 0.5 linear feet
» The collection consists mostly of correspondence, exhibition programs, publications and news clippings documenting the career of Wichita visual artist C. A. (Coy Avon) Seward. This collection also contains correspondence, art work, membership materials, publications and news clippings documenting the formation and activities of the Prairie Print Makers. Seward was a founding member of this organization which brought together diverse artists throughout the Midwest.
DR. PERRY MARSHALL BELL AND ANNABEL MONTGOMERY BELL PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION
Materials: 0.25 linear feet
» The photograph collection of Dr. Perry Marshall Bell and Annabel Montgomery Bell consists of group professional, social, and personal photographs, Dr. Bell’s obituary, and a brief biography of Annabel Bell. The photographs include medical school, social and cultural events, and family photos, many with unidentified people. The known dates of the collection span from 1936-1956.
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