Stanley F. Spencer Papers

Collection Summary

Title: Stanley F. Spencer Papers
Call Number: MS 86-10
Size: 3.5 linear feet
Acquisition: Unknown source
Processed by: EM, 2-20-1986; JEF, 5-20-1998
Restrictions: None

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Content Note

The Stanley F. Spencer papers concern his involvement with various water resource organizations from the mid 1940s to the late 1960s. Some of these organizations include the Arkansas Basin Development Association, Walnut River Basin Association, the Kansas State Chamber of Commerce Water Resources Committee and the Arkansas Tri-State Committee. These organizations were involved in the development of water resources in the Arkansas Basin region.

Detailed Description: Series Listing

Series 1 Box 1-Box 7 Stanley F. Spencer Papers. This series mainly consists of correspondence, photographs and other documents relating to the activities of the Arkansas Basin Development Association. Other similar materials concern Spencer’s involvement with the Walnut River Basin Association, the Kansas State Chamber of Commerce Water Resources Committee and the Arkansas Tri-State Committee. Mid-1940s-late 1960s.

Detailed Description: Box and Folder Listing

Series 1 ‒ Stanley F. Spencer Papers

Box 1 FF 1 Correspondence to and from Spencer about the Walnut River Basin.
Box 1 FF 2 Correspondence to and from Spencer about the Whitewater watershed project.
Box 1 FF 2A Remarks of Major General Robert J. Fleming, Jr., Division Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer Division, Southwestern, Dallas, Texas, to the Walnut Valley Association Meeting, Augusta, Kansas, 29 November 1961. Address by major General Robert G. MacDonnell, Deputy Chief of Engineers, U.S. Army, Arkansas Basin Development Association, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 8 March 1963.
Box 1 FF 3 Correspondence concerns the Keystone Dam and Reservoir in Oklahoma and also the annual meeting of the Arkansas Basin Development Association 1964.
Box 1 FF 4 Newspaper clippings about the annual Arkansas Basin Development Association (ABDA) meeting in Arkansas City. Also articles about other water projects.
Box 1 FF 5 Correspondence concerning several different water projects in the Kansas and Arkansas area including El Dorado dam and the Ozark Locke dam.
Box 1 FF 6 A list of names with addresses.
Box 1 FF 7 Statements made in support for continued appropriations for Elk City Reservoir.
Box 1 FF 8 January 29, 1962 letter from G. B. Page, Col. CE acting Division Engineer Army Corporation Engineers about the survey report of the Arkansas - Red River Basins. October 18, 1963 copy of a speech made by Col. J. W. Morris, District Engineer Tulsa District Corps of Engineers, to the ABDA. The 1964 statement of congressman Shriver before the Public Works subcommittee on appropriations for fiscal year 1965.
Box 1 FF 9 Pamphlet on the opening of the Arkansas and Verdigris Rivers for navigation from Mississippi to Tulsa. Two copies of the bylaws of the ABDA. Pamphlet on "How Flood Control Projects are Conceived, Authorized and Constructed," department of the Army Corps of Engineers 1955. Pamphlet on Fall River Dam and Reservoir. October 19, 1960 Report to Board of Directors and Advisory Council Walnut - ABDA. 1964 ABDA officers, directors, committees and resolutions.
Box 1 FF 10 Newsletter ABDA August 24, 1962.
Box 1 FF 11 Notes on the water resources of Towanda and El Dorado.
Box 1 FF 12 Several letters (the same one) from Spencer concerning a proposal that was voted down by the Kansas State Chamber of Commerce Water Resource Council.
Box 1 FF 13 The ABDA request to the Bureau of Budget January 26, 1966.
Box 1 FF 14 Statement of Stanley F. Spencer to the Appropriation Committee, sub-committee on Public Works House and Senate April 28, 1964.
Box 1 FF 15 A letter from Spencer about why Towanda needs a dam (article also October 20, 1965).
Box 1 FF 16 Correspondence to and from Spencer concerning a list of people who are on the Water Resources Board and the presidents of the watersheds in the Walnut Basin.
Box 1 FF 17 Correspondence between Spencer and Dwight Metzler concerning Metzler's appointment to the Water Resources board.
Box 1 FF 18 Correspondence to and from Spencer concerning a dinner at which Senator Bob Kerr is to speak.
Box 2 FF 1 Receipts, disbursements and ledger pages from the records of Civic Builders Inc.
Box 2 FF 2 Bank statements, canceled checks, and deposit slips from the Home National Bank of Arkansas City on the account of the Civic Builders Inc.
Box 2 FF 3 Expenses for Civic Builders Inc.
Box 2 FF 4 Bids submitted by Civic Builders Inc.
Box 2 FF 5 Minutes of meetings Civic Builders Inc. 1946-1948.
Box 2 FF 6 Articles of Incorporation Civic Builders Inc. August 1946.
Box 2 FF 7 Checkbook for Civic Builders Inc. from The Home National Bank of Arkansas City.
Box 2 FF 8 Correspondence concerning the Tri-State ABDA and the hearings of the Appropriations sub-committee of the U.S. Senate and the House.
Box 2 FF 9 Newspaper clippings of the Coffeyville ABDA meeting October 1963.
Box 2 FF 10 Lists for invitations, 1962.
Box 2 FF 11 Correspondence about the Coffeyville meeting of the ABDA 1963.
Box 2 FF 12 Correspondence about the Coffeyville committee meeting September 18, 1963 and the annual ABDA meeting in Coffeyville.
Box 2 FF 13 Newspaper clippings of the ABDA meeting in Augusta.
Box 2 FF 14 Correspondence concerning the meeting for the Kansas Soil-Water Conservation committee in Topeka, December 28, 1960.
Box 2 FF 15 Invitations lists and correspondence for the annual meeting of ABDA in 1960, 1961, and 1963.
Box 2 FF 16 Correspondence for the nominating committee of the ABDA, 1963.
Box 2 FF 17 Newspaper clippings concerning ABDA and the Walnut River project.
Box 2 FF 18 Correspondence to and from Spencer concerning the annual ABDA meeting in El Dorado 1964.
Box 3 FF 1 Correspondence consisting of invitations for the November 27 ABDA public rally in Wichita.
Box 3 FF 2 Correspondence regarding the Towanda and El Dorado reservoirs.
Box 3 FF 3 Correspondence concerning the appearance before the Bureau of Budget October 2, 1961.
Box 3 FF 4 Correspondence regarding the Missouri-Arkansas Basins Flood Control and Conservation Association meeting September 1961.
Box 3 FF 5 Correspondence concerning a meeting of the Water Resources Committee of El Dorado September 22, 1961.
Box 3 FF 6 Correspondence regarding the November 27, 1962 meeting of ABDA with Senator Kerr.
Box 3 FF 7 Correspondence in connection with the program committee November 27, 1962 annual meeting.
Box 3 FF 8 Correspondence concerning the annual meeting of the ABDA in Wichita in which Senator Kerr of Oklahoma was the speaker, November 27, 1962.
Box 3 FF 9 Correspondence concerning the Arkansas Tri-State Committee.
Box 3 FF 10 Correspondence to Don Pray about the November 27, 1962 ABDA meeting and the accommodations for those coming to the meeting.
Box 3 FF 11 Correspondence and lists of the directors of the ABDA 1962-1963.
Box 3 FF 12 Correspondence dealing with the proposed platform for the November 27, 1962 meeting of the ABDA. The ballots cast in voting for the platform are also included.
Box 3 FF 13 Correspondence and a publicity outline for the November 27, 1962 annual ABDA meeting.
Box 3 FF 14 Correspondence concerning the letterhead for stationery of the ABDA.
Box 3 FF 15 Books and maps of the south central and western United States.
Box 4 FF 1 Correspondence and notes for the 1964 meeting of the ABDA. Two copies of the Missouri-Arkansas Basins Flood Control and Conservation Association, Constitution, By-Laws and Resolutions.
Box 4 FF 2 Early correspondence (1955-1958) concerning a study to develop the Walnut River Basin, also some magazine and newspaper clippings.
Box 4 FF 3 Business letters written to congressmen showing support for the Walnut River Basin proposal.
Box 4 FF 4 Correspondence and newspaper clippings concerning the Arkansas City Planning Commission which Spencer served on. Correspondence is from 1952 to 1961.
Box 4 FF 4A Continuation of FF 4.
Box 4 FF 5 Correspondence concerning Spencer's trip to Washington June 1963 to speak before the Public Works Sub-Committees of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees.
Box 4 FF 6 Some preliminary correspondence about the Walnut River Basin Project. Also correspondence about Walnut Valley Flood Control meeting March 1959.
Box 4 FF 7 Correspondence about Col. J. W. Morris 1963.
Box 4 FF 8 The Mississippi Valley Association Staff Report 1962.
Box 4 FF 9 Correspondence concerning the bill for the 1962 Senator Kerr dinner.
Box 4 FF 10 Correspondence of Kansas Senators and Congressmen 1961.
Box 4 FF 11 ABDA News letter concerning the 1961-1962 appropriations from Congress.
Box 4 FF 12 Letters written in response to an invitation to attend the Annual ABDA meeting in Coffeyville, October 18, 1963.
Box 4 FF 13 Correspondence about the Lincoln Day dedication of the Turtle Creek dam and reservoir.
Box 4 FF 14 Correspondence about the Mo-Ark meeting in Kansas City, September 14, 1962.
Box 4 FF 15 Correspondence about the 1962 Tri-State Committee meeting in Tulsa, also some pamphlets from Pray Brothers and a copy of the Mississippi Valley Association Staff Report 1962.
Box 5 FF 1 Correspondence about the Senator Kerr dinner (ABDA meeting in Wichita). These letters are from William Salome's committee. There are also invoices and bills for the dinner.
Box 5 FF 2 Correspondence about the 1965 meeting of the Tri-State Committee for the Arkansas River Basin.
Box 5 FF 3 Correspondence concerning the 1966 hearings for the Senate Appropriations Committee.
Box 5 FF 4 Lists of the 1965 Ark Basin Directors.
Box 5 FF 5 Correspondence for the Ark Basin Directors meeting April 13, 1965.
Box 5 FF 6 Letters regarding flood protection information from the ABDA, 1965.
Box 5 FF 7 1966 advance notices about the meeting on November 29, 1966 in which Michael J. Kirwan a Member of Congress is to speak.
Box 5 FF 8 Advance registration October 6, 1967.
Box 5 FF 9 Copies of thank you letters sent out for the annual ABDA meeting 1967.
Box 5 FF 10 Correspondence about the publicity for the 1967 annual ABDA meeting, newspaper clippings also included.
Box 5 FF 11 Banquet ticket samples for the 1967 annual meeting of ABDA.
Box 5 FF 12 Financial report of the ABDA from the 1966 meeting.
Box 5 FF 13 Miscellaneous correspondence from October 1966 to September 1967 concerning the ABDA.
Box 5 FF 14 Correspondence concerning the speakers at the 1966 and 1967 annual ABDA meeting.
Box 5 FF 15 Correspondence for the 1967 annual meeting of the ABDA.
Box 5 FF 16 Letters to Secretary of State for names and addresses for the governors, senators, and congressmen of several states in the Arkansas Basin area, 1967.
Box 5 FF 17 Minutes of committee meetings - ABDA, August 24, 1967.
Box 5 FF 18 Correspondence about the program for the sixth annual ABDA meeting, October 12, 1967. There are also some samples programs and pamphlets about Wichita, Kansas.
Box 5 FF 19 Correspondence between Spencer and Justus F. Fugate, president of ABDA, May 29, 1967 to August 3, 1967.
Box 5 FF 20 Correspondence about the ticket sales for 1966 and 1967 of the ABDA meeting.
Box 5 FF 21 Outline of committees and program work ABDA in Kansas.
Box 5 FF 22 Five photographs: Gary Lafferty, Don Pray, Robert D. Nabholz, Governor Michael J. Kirwan, and an unidentified photograph.
Box 5 FF 23 Lists of the seating arrangements for the 1966-1967 annual meetings.
Box 5 FF 24 Correspondence about the Tri-State Luncheon at the ABDA 1966 annual meeting.
Box 6 FF 1 Correspondence concerning Flood Control, there are letters from several organizations Missouri Valley and Mississippi Valley, 1951-1953.
Box 6 FF 2 Five photographs some from the Augusta meeting November 29, 1961 and the Wichita Senator Kerr dinner November 27, 1962: Honorable Andrew F. Schoeppel, U.S. Senator, Kansas, Senator Robert S. Kerr of Oklahoma, Honorable Walter L. McVey, 3rd District Kansas, Col. Howard W. Penney, District Engineer U.S. Army Engineer District Tulsa, Major General Robert J. Fleming, Division Engineer U.S. Army Engineer Division Southwestern.
Box 6 FF 3 Correspondence regarding the Coffeyville Financial Report of ABDA 1963.
Box 6 FF 4 Business letters concerning the Senate Appropriations Committee Hearings 1961.
Box 6 FF 5 Correspondence concerning the annual ABDA meeting in El Dorado, 1964 (some newspaper clippings).
Box 6 FF 6 1964 El Dorado meeting; advance notice list and letters.
Box 6 FF 7 Correspondence regarding the program for the 1964 annual ABDA meeting in El Dorado.
Box 6 FF 8 Correspondence concerning the afternoon program of the 1964 annual ABDA meeting in El Dorado.
Box 6 FF 9 Correspondence from and to Lew Paramore 1956-1957.
Box 6 FF 10 Correspondence from and to Ken H. Krehbiel 1963.
Box 6 FF 11 Correspondence about a Tri-State committee meeting 1963.
Box 6 FF 12 Correspondence in regards to the ABDA meeting in Tulsa March 13, 1964.
Box 6 FF 13 Correspondence concerning the Missouri-Arkansas resolutions committee September 14, 1962.
Box 6 FF 14 A statement of Jack Kelley at the Appropriation committee, sub-committees on Public Works of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives in behalf of Arkansas-Walnut Valley, Basin Association.
Box 6 FF 15 Correspondence regarding Stanley Spencer's trip to Washington, D. C. on behalf of the Kansas State Chamber of Commerce May 1959.
Box 6 FF 16 Correspondence about the Water Resources Committee of the Kansas State Chamber of Commerce.
Box 6 FF 17 Correspondence concerning the Water Resources Council of the Kansas State Chamber of Commerce 1958.
Box 6 FF 18 Walnut River Basin, Select Senate Hearing Topeka, November 18, 1959.
Box 6 FF 19 Correspondence concerning the Walnut River Basin Survey.
Box 7 FF 1 Books and pamphlets dealing with water resources; ABDA meeting 1963, Omnibus Rivers and Harbors and Flood Control Act of 1962, Kansas Water Resources Development by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 1965 and 1967, Oklahoma's Water Resources 1967, Recreation Civil Work Projects.
Box 7 FF 2 Miscellaneous papers concerning different water resources organizations 1963-1968.
Box 7 FF 3 Correspondence in regards to the ABDA and legislation pertaining to water resources April 1965 - November 1965.
Box 7 FF 4 Correspondence concerning the ABDA and its annual meeting of 1966.
Box 7 FF 5 Correspondence about the ABDA 1967.
Box 7 FF 5A Correspondence about the ABDA 1968.
Box 7 FF 6 Several lists that were used by the ABDA; ABDA mayors and city managers, Water Resources Council 1967-1969.
Box 7 FF 7 Miscellaneous correspondence: a letter from Lew Paramore, October 15, 1965; a letter from Harlan Remsberg, November 30, 1962; two invoices to the ABDA November 12, 1962; and a poster by Wilfred Peterson.
Box 7 FF 8 Photographs: Washington, D.C., Kansas Delegation, May 17, 1957, John McClellan, Frank Carlson, James B. Pearson, and Allan J. Ellander.