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19th Century Lithographs of Native Americans

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Identifier: MS-2016-03
Content Note

This collection contains fourteen lithographs of 19th century Native Americans which were initially published during the 1830s and 1840s. The images mainly represent prominent members of the Cherokee, Chippewa (also spelled Chippeway and Ojibwa), Menominee, Fox, Sauk, and Seneca tribes.

Dates: 1835 - 1844

1936 Olympics Collection

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Identifier: MS-2020-21
Content Note

This collection contains photos, information cards, newspaper clippings, correspondence, an interview transcript, essays, and a magazine article related to the 1936 Olympics held in Nazi Germany. The materials belonged to two women: Esther Wenzel, who attended the Olympics as a spectator, and Veda Brown who had a pen pal in Germany at the time of the Olympics.

Dates: 1936 - 2004

A. A. Hyde Collection of William S. Soule Photographs

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Identifier: MS-95-11
Content Note Twenty-one photographs of southern Plains Indians and associated 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 between 1869 and 1874 in Indian Territory, now part of Oklahoma. Words appearing on the photographs as captions may be offensive. This collection of photographs was owned by A. A. Hyde of Wichita, a Wichita businessman, philanthropist...
Dates: 1869 - 1874

A Past to Draw On

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Identifier: MS-74-23
Content Note

A Past to Draw On is an autographed manuscript by John Glenn. The manuscript represents an expression on his part of man's inspiration to explore the stars and his concept of the kind of individuals necessary to accomplish this mission. The story also presents a capsulized version of John Glenn's life from his first car to his first space flight in the Friendship 7. It comprises a chapter in the 1962 book "We Seven: By the Astronauts Themselves."

Dates: 1962

Aaron Beck Collection of Civil War Letters

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Identifier: MS-2017-09
Content Note

This collection consists of 18 letters received by Illinois resident Aaron S. Beck from his friends and relatives, almost all of whom served in the Union army between 1863 and 1865. Topics include daily military life, skirmishes with Confederate forces, weather, women, the creation of Black regiments, and Copperheads.

Dates: 1863 - 1865; 2011

Afghanistan Students File, Office of the Registrar, 1938-1941, University of Wichita

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Identifier: MS-86-08
Content Note

This collection contains receipts, other documents and newspaper articles regarding two students from Afghanistan who attended the University of Wichita from December 1938 to February 1941. The men studied police science at the expense of their country's government. Their lives ended tragically in Wichita with one student killing the other then committing suicide. Worth A. Fletcher, registrar of the University and advisor to the students, kept these materials.

Dates: 1938 - 1941

Albert Sidney Johnson Carnahan Papers

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Identifier: MS-75-15
Content Note

The Albert Sidney Johnson (A. S. J.) Carnahan Papers include correspondence, speeches, memorabilia, newspaper clippings, and photographs which reflect his terms of office as a Democratic Representative from Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives (1945-1946, 1949-1960) and as Ambassador to Sierra Leone (1961-1963).

Dates: 1949 - 1962

Alexander Telford Catalogue of Books

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Identifier: MS-74-34
Content Note

This catalogue is a listing of books and their prices as purchased by Alexander Telford for his personal library. The books were acquired between 1848 and 1863.

Dates: 1848 - 1863

Alfred H. Buck Papers

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Identifier: MS-94-02
Content Note 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...
Dates: 1854 - 1879

Alonzo Thomas Collection

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Identifier: MS-2016-12
Content Note

The Alonzo Thomas collection consists of images, press clippings, scrapbooks, correspondence, and ephemera which document the personal life and professional career of Alonzo Thomas, a Topeka-based watch manufacturer and jeweler.

Dates: 1870 - 1971

American Civil War Documents

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Identifier: MS-91-07
Content Note

This collection contains miscellaneous documents related to the United States Civil War. Muster rolls, requisition forms, certificates, engravings, letters and various other forms are included. The documents date between 1862 and 1869.

Dates: 1862 - 1869

Americanization Movement Collection

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Identifier: MS-74-21
Content Note

The Americanization Movement collection is comprised of photocopies of correspondence and a transcript of the proceedings of a conference, attended by State Governors, of the National Bureau of Education and the National Committee of One Hundred. This conference was held in 1918 just prior to the United States’ entry into World War I, and reflected the unease of America at the Communist Revolution in Russia and the Kaiser's overrunning much of Europe.

Dates: 1918

Ami S. Matthews Papers

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Identifier: MS-87-18
Content Note

The Ami S. Matthews Papers contains personal diaries written by Matthews during the years 1859, 1865, and 1866 while she lived in Akron, Ohio. These diaries tell of events that happened in the daily life of a young woman. They describe her school days and life.

Dates: 1859 - 1866

Anthony Wayne Papers

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Identifier: MS-82-05
Content Note The first item in this collection is entitled "Memoir of the Late Major General Anthony Wayne." It was written sometime after 1811 and the author has not been identified. Most of the memoir is about General Wayne's service during the Revolutionary war and includes citations to sources. The second item in the collection is a manuscript copy made circa 1840 of field orders issued by General Wayne from his headquarters at Legion Ville, Pennsylvania, from December 2, 1792 to May 9, 1793. Wayne...
Dates: 1811 - 1840

Archives of the Corell Publishing Company

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Identifier: MS-89-20
Content Note Correspondence, literary works and engraving plates dating from 1896 to 1943 comprise the greater portion of these papers relating to the Corell Publishing Company. Most of the correspondence and literary works are attributed to Booth Tarkington; however, some also concern Corell's magazine, John-a-Dreams. Correspondents include Edward W. Bryant, Robert T. Sloss, Carolyn Wells, Kenneth Brown, St. George Best, and Barton Currie. The collection also contains copies of the little magazine,...
Dates: 1896 - 1943

Ardis Manly Walker Poetry

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Identifier: MS-88-25
Content Note

Ardis Manly Walker, poet and American Western history author, wrote the two poems that comprise this collection: “Star Gazer” and “Two Views of Immortality.”

Dates: Undated

Artifacts Collection

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Identifier: MS-93-06
Content Note

The Artifacts Collection contains items from Wichita and Kansas that may be used for study and display purposes.

Dates: 1888 - 2021

Autograph Collection

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Identifier: MS-92-14
Content Note

The autograph collection is a compilation of letters and cards from various manuscripts in Special Collections. The signatures range from 18th century European heads of state to well-known artists.

Dates: 1700s-1990s

Badger Family Papers

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Identifier: MS-2000-02
Content Note

The Badger Family Papers consists of letters from the Badger family in Fort Scott, Kansas, to the Haywood family in Brooklyn, New York, between 1872 and 1883. The letters, which discuss topics such as the weather, social activities, and each family's welfare, were written between the sisters Alice Badger and Eveline Haywood, and the cousins Henry Badger and Arthur Haywood, and Delice Badger and her aunt Eveline. The letters are arranged in chronological order.

Dates: 1872 - 1883

Bel Aire, Kansas, Oral Histories Collection

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Identifier: MS-2020-08
Content Note

This collection from Wichita State University's Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Department of History, contains interviews with residents of Bel Aire, Kansas, about their lives in the city and the city's history. Materials include recordings of interviews, transcripts of interviews, short biographies of the participants, and release forms signed by participants.

Dates: 2006

Bernal D. “Bert” Cantwell Papers

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Identifier: MS-2020-03
Content Note

This collection from Sandra Cantwell contains the personal papers of law enforcement officer and civic leader Bernal D. “Bert” Cantwell. Materials include correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings, political campaign materials, departmental reports and other materials related to Cantwell’s various positions in Kansas law enforcement and local enterprises. Series are arranged chronologically by job position in an effort to maintain original order.

Dates: 1932 - 2008

Bethel College Collection of Newton Mexican Community Oral Histories

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Identifier: MS-2020-05
Content Note

This collection from Bethel College contains interviews with Mexican-American immigrants living in and around Newton, Kansas. Materials include transcripts of interviews and correspondence regarding the collection.

Dates: 2005 - 2006

"Beyond Black and White: Hispanic and Asian Immigrants in Twentieth-Century Wichita" Exhibit Collection

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Identifier: MS-2021-06
Content Note This collection from Dr. Benson Tong contains oral histories on cassette tapes, copies of photos, newspaper articles, and statistics charts from the “Beyond Black and White: Hispanic and Asian Americans in Twentieth-Century Wichita” exhibit displayed at the Wichita Public Library in May and June of 2002. The majority of the materials are enlarged photocopies. Dates on materials reflect the dates of the original materials and the information they contain, not the dates on which the...
Dates: 2002

Bimetallism and the National Currency System Pamphlets

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Identifier: MS-72-03
Scope and Contents This collection contains pamphlets concerning bimetallism, defined as “the use of gold and silver as the monetary standard of currency and value and the doctrine advocating bimetallism,” and the National Currency System, a system that refers to “currency that is a portion of the national money supply consisting of bank notes and government-issued paper money and coins,” and is not backed by precious metals any longer. The volume of currency is determined by the actions of the government or...
Dates: 1874 - 1904

Bob Gottschalk Collection

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Identifier: MS-88-15
Content Note

The Bob Gottschalk Collection contains photographs, newspaper clippings, magazines and pamphlets that provide a sampling of Gottschalk’s work while he was a staff photographer for the Wichita Eagle newspaper and a freelance photographer during the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s. Much of the work in this collection contain photographs of famous early aviation personalities and of the University of Wichita (now Wichita State University).

Dates: 1927-1943

Book Manuscript (Published) - Courage Is the Price

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Identifier: MS-74-12
Scope and Contents

The collection of the book manuscript of Courage Is the Price contains the original rough draft as well as copies of photographs that appear in the book. Courage Is the Price is the story of Amelia Earhart's life told by her sister, Muriel Earhart Morrisey. The collection also includes an autographed copy of the book.

Dates: 1963 (Book release date)

Brave Words for a Startling Occasion

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Identifier: MS-74-24
Scope and Contents

Brave Words for a Startling Occasion is an autographed manuscript of a speech delivered by Ralph Ellison when he won the National Book Award in 1953 for The Invisible Man. Surprise and gratitude at the receipt of this award is reflected in this speech since the book was Ellison's first published major novel.

Dates: 1953

Bret Harte Papers

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Identifier: MS-92-23
Content Note

The American author and poet Bret Harte, best known for his stories about California, wrote the two letters in the collection. One is to Edward J. Moffat of the American consulate in Scotland and the other to Enlgish author Wemyss Reid.

Dates: 1882 - 1890

Buffalo Robe Collection

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Identifier: MS-89-05
Content Note

This collection is one single sheet advertising the sale of buffalo robes, as well as other skins and manufactured goods. The advertisement comes from a New York company, circa 1871-1876, and illustrates the vast quantity of pelts that arrived in New York during the height of the buffalo slaughter.

Dates: Circa 1871-1876

Buford Family Papers

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Identifier: MS-2020-16
Content Note

This collection contains the personal papers of the Buford family. Materials include family tree information, correspondence, financial documents, photos, school report cards, a will, business cards, a World War I military enlistment application, a booklet from the U.S. Treasury Department, and a news bulletin about oil stocks.

Dates: 1888 - 1945