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C. Berenice Welton Papers

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Identifier: MS-86-15
Content Note The C. Berenice Welton Papers contain five diaries which include events from her daily life of school, home, church and travel. Additionally, there is a diary, likely that of her father, Charles P. Welton, giving daily circumstances of his life in 1865. Also included are writings by C. Berenice Welton concerning her trip to her home town of Fairbury, Nebraska, after not having been there for twenty years and a lengthy commentary signed by "C. E. Welton" on developing patriotism in young...
Dates: 1863 - 1946

C. W. Babcock Papers

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Identifier: MS-86-18
Content Note

The collection consists of one letter from C. W. Babcock, of the U.S. Surveyor’s Office for the District of Kansas, to Hon. John Guthrie, chair of the Republican state central committee. The letter discusses Kansas’ political atmosphere in October 1874. He comments on which candidates he believes will win elections.

Dates: 1874-10-03

Camille Barrere Papers

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Identifier: MS-93-02
Content Note This collection contains 28 letters in English written by Camille Barrere, a French diplomat, to English Lady Violet Milner, from 19 November 1931 to 23 December 1935. There are no letters in the collection for the year 1932.The majority of letters express a bitter and negative tone used by Barrere against the lack of statesmanship by England and France during the years of the letters, 1931 to 1935 as both countries failed to relate, according to Barrere, to the political...
Dates: 1931-11-19 - 1935-12-23

Captain Oliver C. Garvin Papers

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Identifier: MS-88-18
Content Note

The Captain Oliver C. Garvin Papers contain a specially bound book entitled “Letters to His Parents: From Captain Oliver C. Garvin 1861-1862.” It contains original and transcribed letters, a pencil drawing, news clippings and an envelope. Garvin served with the 52nd New York Regiment at various locales in Virginia and Maryland and these letters give us glimpses of what camp life and combat was like for a Union officer during the U.S. Civil War.

Dates: 1861 - 1862

Captain Thomas Erksine Wardle Papers

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Identifier: MS-88-32
Scope and Contents The collection contains the 1918 diary of Thomas Erskine Wardle, a captain in the Royal Navy. Although not involved in any major naval battles, Wardle provides detailed description of the doings of a senior naval officer in his diary. During 1918, he captained the ships Lowestoft, Dreadnaught, London and Danae. Also included are a copy of a 1918 letter to his mother, a three-page summary of Wardle’s naval career, and a five-page printed memorandum of Operation ZZ regarding the surrender of...
Dates: 1918

Carry A. Nation Collection

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Identifier: MS-80-03
Content Note

Carry A. Nation was a nationally known figure in the late 19th and early 20th century temperance movement. The collection contains correspondence about a saloon-smashing incident in Wichita in 1905, her bail bond from another incident in Wichita in 1901, and a photograph of Nation from the same time period.

Dates: 1901 - 1905

Century II

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Identifier: MS-74-37
Content Note

The collection contains a variety of rough drafts of the poem "Century II" from its beginnings to its final published form. This poem was written by Wichita State University professor Bruce Cutler in response to the 1969 dedication of the Century II building in downtown Wichita.

Dates: 1964 - 1969

Cessna Family Collection

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Identifier: MS-2018-05
Content Note This collection from Janice Cessna Clarke contains the personal papers of the Cessna family as well as materials from the Cessna Aircraft Company, the Cessna Exhibition Company and the Cessna Aeroplane Company. Materials include photographs, correspondence, newspaper clippings, magazines, advertisements, financial records, the writings of several members of the Cessna family, awards given to Clyde and Eldon Cessna, materials from clubs to which Cessna family members belonged, aircraft design...
Dates: 1880 - 1999

Charles C. Isely Papers

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Identifier: MS-95-23
Content Note The Charles C. Isley Papers include manuscript copies of writing and articles. Isely, a candidate for U.S. Senate in the early 1940s, wrote many articles for various magazines, some Christian oriented, regarding issues of morality and international politics, and most are between 1930 and 1946. These writings offer insight into the events preceding and during World War II from a rural Western Kansas viewpoint as several address the effect of world events on wheat prices and the rural...
Dates: 1930 - 1946

Charles de Ketschendorf Papers

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Identifier: MS-90-06
Content Note

Charles de Ketschendorf’s diary contains his written account of the Siege of Ladysmith, in South Africa during the Boer War. It dates from September 30, 1899 to July 17, 1900. He was a trooper in the Natal Mounted Police who served with the British forces in South Africa. The diary also contains photographs, newspaper clippings, and maps of the campaign against the Boers.

Dates: 1899-09-30 - 1900-07-17

Charles K. Macniff Papers

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Identifier: MS-87-07
Content Note The Charles K. Macniff Collection contains letters written by Macniff to his sisters and other family members while he was a corporal in Company B, 20th Regiment New York State Volunteers. They were written while he was in Northern Virginia and surrounding areas during the years 1861-1864. There are other letters in the collection that are written by family members or friends of Macniff during this same time period. These letters give us clues of what it was like to be a Union soldier during...
Dates: 1861 - 1864

Chester I. Long Papers

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Identifier: MS-79-01
Scope and Contents

This collection contains manuscript and memorabilia material pertaining to Senator and Mrs. Chester I. Long (Kansas, 1903-1909). Included in the manuscript material is correspondence from Theodore Roosevelt to Chester Long, from Alice Lee Roosevelt to Mrs. Chester Long, from William Allen White to Chester Long, and from William, Howard Taft to Chester Long. Memorabilia consists of miscellaneous White House invitations and calling cards.

Dates: 1906 - 1925

Chester Kallman Papers

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Identifier: MS-89-01
Scope and Contents

The collection of Chester Kallman contains 34 sheets of typescript poems and three playbooks. The poems, titled The Sense of Occasion, are written by Chester Kallman as are the two plays. Two playbooks are original typewritten copies, The Tuscan Players and Anne Boleyn: Tragic Opera in Two Acts. The third playbook is a mimeographed copy of The Tuscan Players.

Dates: Undated

Chicago, St. Paul, Nebraska and Kansas Railway Company Collection

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Identifier: MS-79-02
Content Note This collection primarily consists of correspondence that relates to the construction of a trunk line by the Chicago, St. Paul, Nebraska and Kansas Railway Company. The line, over 350 miles long, was to connect a town in Nebraksa, Arlington, and St. John, Kansas. In support of this project, public officials and merchants wrote to A. M. Claflin, the president of the company, providing an example of the boosterism involved in railroad building in the late 1800s and documenting the vital need...
Dates: 1888

Civil War Diaries of William Penn Flenner

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Identifier: MS-2017-08
Content Note

This collection consists of transcribed copies of William Penn Flenner's diaries, which recount his daily life as a Union Army soldier in 1864 and 1865. Topics of interest include Flenner's participation in Sherman's March to the Sea during the fall of 1864, the Union's depredation of Southern towns and farms, the hardships of weather and illness, religious faith during wartime, and Flenner's reunions with family during and after his service.

Dates: 1864 - 1865

Civil War Journal of William B. Tibbits

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Identifier: MS-2017-07
Content Note

This collection consists of an autograph copy and typed transcription of Brevet Major General William B. Tibbits's 1875 journal, which recounts his service in the Union Army as an infantry and cavalry officer during the Civil War. Also present is a daguerreotype of Tibbits.

Dates: 1875; 2011; undated

Civil War Political Campaign Flyer “The Two Roads to Peace!”

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Identifier: MS-88-20
Content Note

The collection consists of an undated political flyer titled "The Two Roads of Peace! How Shall We End the Rebellion -- Shall We Coax It, or Crush It?" It was published by the National Union Executive Committee, Astor House, New York. The flyer describes the Chicago (Democrat) and the Baltimore (Republican) platforms for the 1864 presidential election. It was an advertisement for the re-election of President Abraham Lincoln and the Republican Party’s stand against the Confederacy.

Dates: Undated

Clark Britton and Bill Jackson’s Ray DaBoll Collection

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Identifier: MS-2021-09
Content Note

This collection from Clark Britton and Bill Jackson, professors of graphic design at Wichita State University, contains photographic slides of Ray DaBoll’s calligraphic works, a booklet with a brief biography of DaBoll and an index to the slide collection, and tapes containing Clark Britton’s interview with DaBoll from 1977. All materials gathered by Clark Britton and Bill Jackson.

Dates: 1900 - 1977

Clark Britton Collection of Buckminster Fuller Materials

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Identifier: MS-2021-10
Content Note

This collection from Clark Britton, professor of graphic design at Wichita State University, contains materials from R. Buckminster Fuller’s work on geodesic domes, the Dymaxion Dwelling Machine, Fuller Houses, and the Dymaxion Map. All materials gathered by Clark Britton.

Dates: 1932 - 1974

Clark Britton Paper Model House Collection

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Identifier: MS-2021-08
Content Note This collection from Clark Britton contains miniature paper houses, scrapbooks, books, and ebooks about creating paper model houses, as well as exhibit display panels about the models. The materials are from various projects Britton worked on, including a “Frame House”/“Post & Beam House” project, the “Big Barn” project, and the “Vernacular Architecture” project that was exhibited at WSU's Clayton Staples Gallery in 1989 and years later at the Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical...
Dates: 1988 - 2009

Collection of Captured German Army Photographs of World War II

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Identifier: MS-87-20
Content Note

The collection of Captured German Army Photographs of World War II contains photographs of Adolf Hitler, leading Nazi Party members, the SS, and soldiers on the front. These photos date from the late 1930s to around 1945.

Dates: 1930 - 1945

Collection of Correspondence of British Prime Ministers and Statesmen

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Identifier: MS-90-11
Content Note

The collection contains autographed letters from various British Prime Ministers and statesmen between 1880 to 1931. Correspondents include William Gladstone, Stanley Baldwin, Joseph Chamberlain and David Lloyd George. Many of the letters were sent to Sir Edmund Robbins, a journalist who was a former Secretary of the Admiralty, War Office and Press Committee. Topics include military operations, suffrage for women and domestic problems.

Dates: 1880 - 1931

Collection of Legal Documents Concerning Slavery

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Identifier: MS-87-12
Content Note

This collection of legal documents contains various papers relating to the slave trade in the United States and territories prior to the Civil War. These documents contain wills, deeds of emancipation, registers of freed slaves for census purposes, and property appraisals. They provide some understanding of the slavery issue prior to the Civil War.

Dates: 1703-06-24 - 1862

Collection of Select Letters from American Political Figures, 1788-1949

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Identifier: MS-91-12
Content Note

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.

Dates: 1788 - 1949

Collection of World War I Photographic Slides

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Identifier: MS-88-09
Scope and Contents The Collection of World War I Photographic Slides contains 148 glass slide prints of American troops in World War I. These slides convey all aspects of military life of that period, from basic training in the United States to warfare in the trenches of Europe on the Western Front. These slides depict trench warfare, logistics with horse drawn carriages, railroad and truck, chemical warfare, various training exercises to get American troops ready for combat, and life of the soldier during...
Dates: 1917 - 1918; Undated

Colonial New England Personal Legal Papers

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Identifier: MS-87-14
Content Note The Colonial New England Personal Legal Papers contain legal documents dating from 1724 to 1797. These papers document the legal troubles and opportunities of the early settlers of the New England area, particularly that of Boston and Charlestown, Massachusetts. Such prominent people as James Bowdoin, Dr. Zabdiel Boylston, Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Hutchinson are mentioned in these manuscripts. These documents contain security bonds, promissory notes, bills of sale and debt, land surveys,...
Dates: 1724 - 1797

Congregational and Presbyterian Religious Literature

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Identifier: MS-87-29
Scope and Contents

This collection of Congregational and Presbyterian religious literature contains sermons, ordination and dedicatory addresses, and proceedings of mission and benevolent societies in and around the New England region. Dating from 1812 to 1890, these documents discuss theological and religious issues.

Dates: 1812-06-04 - 1890-06-05

Congressional Papers of E. W. Patterson

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Identifier: MS-75-12
Content Note

This collection contains newspaper clippings dealing with E. W. Patterson's career as a Kansas Congressman and his political campaigns in the 1930s. The collection also contains various souvenirs and autographs from Patterson's colleagues.

Dates: 1932 - 1938

Congressional Papers of Indiana Congressman Andrew Jacobs, Jr., 1969-1970

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Identifier: MS-92-12
Content Note

The Andrew Jacobs, Jr. Papers cover his congressional correspondence with various federal departments from 1969 to 1970. These offices included Human Social Services, Post Office General, Veterans Administration and the Armed Services. The purpose for the correspondence was to instigate inquiries on the behalf of various Indiana constituents.

Dates: 1969 - 1970

Congressional Papers of James W. Trimble of Arkansas

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Identifier: MS-75-13
Content Note

This collection of James W. Trimble's papers contains his congressional files from 1945 to 1967. The papers cover such issues as agriculture, the Beaver Dam, Buffalo River, Crooked Creek Dam, Farmers Home Administration, Federal Communications Commission, Indian Land Claim (Kaw), and the Office of Economic Opportunity. Also included in the collection are miscellaneous speeches, Washington correspondence, newspaper clippings and photographs.

Dates: 1945 - 1967