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Leslie Bloom Collection

Identifier: MS-2016-05
Content Note

This collection contains material written and collected by WSU alumnus Leslie Robert Bloom with respect to his unfinished master's thesis on the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) and its presence in early 20th century Kansas. Items include drafts of Bloom's thesis, correspondence, copies of academic publications and IWW literature, press clippings, an interview transcript, federal agency and bureau reports, and assorted research notes. Inclusive dates are from 1910 to 1992.

Dates: 1910 - 1992

Leslie Linville Papers

Identifier: MS-94-14
Content Note 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. Images in the collection document trips...
Dates: 1860 - 1990

Letters to D. B. Dyer

Identifier: MS-86-20
Content Note

This collection contains two letters to D. B. (Daniel Burns) Dyer, Indian agent and first mayor of Guthrie, Oklahoma. The letters are from Curtis and Burdett, a Washington, D.C. legal firm concerned with land cases and solicitations of claims. Dated March and April 1882, the letters concern land in Ohio which rightfully belonged to the Seneca tribe which the U.S. government wanted to purchase for its use.

Dates: 1882-03-21; 1882-04-13

Lieutenant Ernest Perceval Papers

Identifier: MS-90-10
Content Note The Lieutenant Ernest Perceval Papers contain 46 autographed letters from Perceval, 88th Regiment of Foot, to members of his family from Balaklava Bay in the Crimea between 1855 and 1856. His letters describe the English campaigns in the Crimea culminating in descriptions of fraternization with Russian troops at the time of the 1856 armistice and of considerable ill-feeling between British and French troops. Included in the collection is a long illustrated poem from Perceval to his cousin,...
Dates: 1855 - 1856

Lord Noel-Buxton Papers

Identifier: MS-94-15
Content Note

These papers of Lord Noel-Buxton contain nine letters regarding the conclusion of peace with Nazi Germany during World War II. The letters are written to Lord Noel-Buxton by other British officials and dignitaries in 1940 and 1944, and they provide insight on attitudes on peace as well as notes involving United States’ involvement in the War including the Prussian Debate, Russia’s annexes and Bulgaria.

Dates: 1940 - 1944

Louise C. Bidwell Collection

Identifier: MS-86-13
Content Note The collection consists of personal and general correspondence of Louise C. Bidwell while she was a nurse at a Panama Canal hospital in Ancon. The general correspondence includes general rules for nurses, a circular on how to avoid malaria, and an annual report of the Department of Health of the Isthmian Canal Commission. There are several personal letters from friends and co-workers also living in the Canal Zone. Also included in the personal correspondence are invitations to dances at the...
Dates: 1905 - 1912

M. Alice Isely Papers

Identifier: MS-89-04
Content Note

The M. Alice Isely Papers contain genealogical information on the extended Isely family and letters, clippings and a scrapbook regarding M. Alice Isely. The collection also contains items relating to other family members, including her brothers Bliss Isely and W. H. Isely. Several members of the Isely family were early leaders of Fairmount College, now Wichita State University. M. Alice Isely was longtime librarian at Fairmount College amd the University of Wichita.

Dates: 1767 - 1969

Manuscript of a History of the University of Wichita

Identifier: MS-74-05
Content Note

Written by Bliss Isely and Kunigunde Duncan, this unpublished manuscript traces the development of Wichita State University from its inception in 1895 as Fairmount College through its municipal period as the University of Wichita through the mid-1950s. Its title is “Oak From Acorn: A History of the University of Wichita.” Also included are notes and correspondence used in the manuscript's preparation.

Dates: 1904 - 1967

Mark Batten Manuscript

Identifier: MS-88-24
Content Note

The manuscript comprising this collection, “The Visual Arts and the System of Spheroidal-Conoidal Derivatives,” is written by Mark Batten. It appears that this manuscript was to be made into a published work.

Dates: Undated

Mexican Travel Journal

Identifier: MS-89-19
Content Note

Newspaper articles written by Kansas newspaper editors while visiting Mexico in 1888 are arranged together in this journal titled "Kansans in Mexico." The editors describe Mexico's geography, industry, agriculture and social conditions. El Paso del Norte, Zacatecas, Queretaro and Mexico City were among the cities on their tour. Articles are arranged in the journal according to the newspaper in which they were published.

Dates: 1888

Mid-Kansas Jewish Federation Collection of Oral Histories

Identifier: MS-2020-07
Content Note

This collection from Wichita State University’s Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Department of History, contains interviews with members of Wichita's Jewish community. Materials include recordings of interviews, transcripts of interviews, and release forms signed by participants.

Dates: 2004 - 2008

Myra McHenry Papers

Identifier: MS-88-34
Content Note

This collection contains 15 letters written to Myra McHenry between 1900 and 1907. The correspondents include Carry A. Nation, A. T. Ayres, Lucy Wilhite, J. C. Rogers and McHenry’s son Cornell McHenry. The chief subject of the letters is temperance; however, several include personal matters.

Dates: 1900 - 1907

Nathan Boone Papers

Identifier: MS-88-11
Content Note The collection contains a copy of Nathan Boone’s journal of his expedition through the areas now known as Oklahoma and Kansas from May 14 to July 31, 1843. It describes the many topographical, geological and geographical points of interest, the various flora and fauna of the region, the contacts that his expedition had with the Osage Indians, and the difficulties that he and his troops encountered on the journey. Also included are copies of a map showing his route and secondary sources...
Dates: 1843-05-14 - 1843-07-31

Native American Images

Identifier: MS-2016-08
Content Note

This collection consists of sixteen images of Native Americans taken during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Most pictures are studio portraits while others portray funeral scenes and tribal encampments. Image formats include postcards, cabinet cards, stereographs, and tintypes. Most are not dated.

Dates: 1894 - 1911

Naval Autograph Collection of Letters and Documents

Identifier: MS-92-11
Content Note

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 Rich Warwick, a Puritan intimately connected with the early history of the American Colonies.

Dates: 1646 - 1874

Nicaragua and Isthmian Canal Commission Papers, 1889-1904

Identifier: MS-74-02
Content Note These papers include a selection of typed correspondence, memoranda and photographs concerning the Nicaraguan and Isthmian Canal Commissions. Subjects covered include the Nicaraguan route and its subsequent abandonment, the Isthmian route and the negotiations with the surrounding country of Colombia. The papers provide insight into the decision-making process in which the United States government engaged regarding the canal routes from 1824 to 1904. The correspondence is between members of...
Dates: 1824 - 1904

Nora B. Cunningham Papers

Identifier: MS-79-03
Content Note

The papers of Nora B. Cunningham include correspondence from Cunningham to May Williams Ward who was a contemporary poet and friend, a book of Cunningham's poems published by the Chanute Public Library, biographical information written by Cunningham and by two relatives, and miscellaneous newspaper clippings.

Dates: 1924 - 1978

Panama Collection

Identifier: MS-82-01
Content Note The majority of these letters are addressed to Captain Theodorus Bailey, commander of the United States Ship St. Mary's. Tension between the Americans and the Panamanians is reflected in many of the letters in the collection. Five of the letters concern a group of American passengers traveling by train from Aspinwall, on the Atlantic Coast, to Panama City, on the Pacific Coast, on their journey to California. There is also a letter to a J. Hawes from Cornelius Vanderbilt, who was at this...
Dates: 1855 - 1856

Papers of Henry S. Wetmore

Identifier: MS-74-29
Content Note

The Papers of Henry S. Wetmore collection consist of transcriptions of his letters covering the years of 1867 to 1868 while he was head of voter registration in Savannah, Georgia.

Dates: 1867 - 1868

Papers of J. Hudson McKnight

Identifier: MS-74-22
Content Note

The Papers of J. Hudson McKnight deal primarily with his financial transactions in real estate and stocks and bonds from 1908 to 1922 in the state of Kansas. The collection also contains a locking deposit ledger for the State Mutual Savings Bank as well as photographs and other miscellaneous memorabilia.

Dates: 1908 - 1922

Papers of Molly Warren Wilcox

Identifier: MS-74-26
Content Note The Molly Warren Wilcox collection of papers give an excellent recounting of the period of the 1890s and the early 1900s. Her concise and well-written stories portray life in this period, as well as the problems faced by women in their efforts to carve out a career in what was then totally a man's world. Mrs. Wilcox was one of the first women's editors in Kansas who was a woman. She was a member of the third graduating class from Fairmount College. The collection also contains miscellaneous...
Dates: 1880 - 1901

Papers of the Kansas Governor's Commission on the Status of Women

Identifier: MS-82-08
Content Note These papers on the Kansas Governor's Commission on the Status of Women come from the files of Harriet Graham. Mrs. Graham was appointed chairman of the Commission's sub-committee on state government and private employment in 1965. In January 1968, Governor Robert Docking appointed her chairman of the Commission. Mrs. Graham served in that capacity until her resignation in March 1971. Most of the papers in the collection consist of correspondence, clippings, reports, and meeting minutes....
Dates: 1964 - 1979

Papers of Thomas Mann

Identifier: MS-74-30
Content Note

The Thomas Mann Collection is composed primarily of correspondence between Mann and Dr. Herbert Lee van Dowski in Germany. Also included in the collection are newspaper clippings on Thomas Mann as well as several small works on him, the most notable being the one by Dr. Lee van Dowski.

Dates: 1945 - 1971

Papers Relating to the British Seizure of American Ships, 1793-1801

Identifier: MS-82-04
Content Note This collection of papers contains correspondence relating to British seizure of American ships between 1793-1801. Four of the letters in this collection are from American captains whose ships were seized by the British in the West Indies. The captains of the ships, owned by Philadelphia merchants, write to the owners of the ships with tales of woe, telling of being stopped, searched and detained, of storms and of the treachery of their crews, of pirates, of mistreatment by the British, and...
Dates: 1793 - 1801

Patricia Udoh Collection of Wichita Mexican Community Oral Histories

Identifier: MS-2021-07
Content Note

This collection from Patricia Udoh contains audio recordings of interviews with Mexican-Americans living in Wichita, Kansas. Materials include cassette tapes and interview consent forms.

Dates: 1995-02 - 1995-04

Patsy Mink Papers

Identifier: MS-95-24
Content Note

The Patsy Mink collection contains congressional reports, copies of bills, speeches and addresses given by Patsy Mink, and an oral history interview transcript. These materials document the political career of Patsy Tallemoto Mink, a representative from Hawaii, 1956-1972. Mink's political concerns are displayed in the collection, including affirmative action, strip mining legislation, education and Title IX which she cosponsored.

Dates: 1956 - 1979

Paul J. Rainey Papers

Identifier: MS-88-07
Content Note The Paul J. Rainey Papers contain a small collection of photographs and manuscript material relating to his “Asiatic Expedition” June 1918 to February 1919, consisting of autograph manuscript summary report, 41 pages, ink and pencil, with corrections and deletions; a revised typed draft, 14 pages; a 3 page manuscript expense report, 38 original prints (approx. 3 x 5 inches) of photographs taken on the trip, and a letter pertaining to the exchange in 1931 between a companion on the trip and...
Dates: 1918-06-01 - 1919-02-01

Peck Family Collection

Identifier: MS-2020-13
Content Note

This collection from Rosaleen Myers contains information on the Peck and Giltner families, Mary Giltner Peck's diaries, family photos from the 1880s, certificates of purchase for cemetery plots in the 1890s, and a copy of a newspaper article on the Cherokee Strip land rush featuring a member of the Peck family.

Dates: 1880 - 2003

Piatt Family Letters

Identifier: MS-2002-04
Content Note This collection contains letters involving the members of the Piatt family. The letters, dating from 1855 to 1877 and written to William Piatt by his younger brothers and other family members, relate day-to-day activities of life in the middle part of the nineteenth century. They also contain information on early California history, the cattle trade, and some description of traveling the western United States including Kansas. The majority of the letters are from Richard Piatt written from...
Dates: 1852 - 1899

Ploughman’s Band Collection

Identifier: MS-94-35
Content Note

The Ploughman’s Band Collection consists of a record book containing the minutes of the band’s meetings from 1879 to 1884. The minutes include acquisitions of instruments, finances, rehearsals, concerts, and the construction of its own building near Dillon, Kansas, in north central Kansas near Herington.

Dates: 1879 - 1884