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A perennial candidate for Kansas' elected offices, George Hart of Wichita wrote his own press releases and sent them to reporters, press agencies and government agencies. This collection contains his press releases from 1963 to 1974. During those years Hart ran for governor, lieutenant governor, state treasurer, and seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate.
The Preston B. Plumb Letters consist of eight letters written by Preston B. Plumb between the years 1884 to 1891. He wrote seven of the letters to “Cavaness”; the nature of the correspondence was general. One letter was written to Philip Morgan, American Minister to Mexico City, in which Plumb requested an escort for two female travelers.
The Prohibition Pamphlet Collection consists of published materials on the general subjects of prohibition and temperance. Arrangement of the collection is by broad subject categories, and within those categories, by main entry.
The R. E. D. Rawlins Collection of British and Indian Autographs contains letters, autographs, and photographs of various British and Indian officials serving in India during British rule. The collection dates from 1806 to 1954. Many of these items contain brief biographical sketches written by Rawlins, the original collector, of various maharajas, viceroys, governors, administrators and others, including some signed photographs.
This collection of farming account books is composed of six journals covering the years of 1890 to 1940. The journals contain such varied material as a daily running expense sheet, diary entries, crop production yields, and even recipes.
Rev. A. A. Morrison’s diary describes the life of an itinerant Presbyterian minister. His accounts describe different congregations he served in Ohio and Iowa, trouble with the local Presbytery, and work as a school teacher. Materials in the collection, a diary and letters, date between 1838 and 1868.
This collection contains the diary of Rey Reilly. The diary begins in 1905 when Reilly is nineteen and includes information on the different people in her society, diary entries, roll calls of parties, and records of the weather. Material covers 1905 through 1907.
The majority of the letters in this collection are written by Richard Davis Webb to Francis J. Garrison, the youngest child of William Lloyd Garrison, the famed abolitionist. The letters date between 1867 and 1872. In 1830, Webb co-founded the Hibernian Temperance Society and became involved in reform work. He also became involved in the anti-slavery movement and helped maintain correspondence between the movements in America and Great Britain.
The Richard E. Bird Collection of Court Documents contain instructions given to jurors in District Court of Sedgwick County, Kansas, Division 1, by the Honorable Richard E. Bird, Judge. These typescript documents pertain to various criminal and civil cases and they date from October 1, 1916 to October 1, 1917. Bird served as a judge of the district court in Wichita from 1916 to 1921.
Collection from Rita Pearce contains interviews with residents of Larksfield Place retirement community in Wichita. Materials include recordings of interviews and some transcripts of interviews.
This collection consists of interviews conducted in 2000 and 2001 by WSU graduate student Sandra Reddish (M.A., 2003) for an oral history project. The interviews document the academic and professional experiences of women engineers in the aerospace industry during the late 20th century, and note the challenges concerning the academic and professional promotion of engineering to young women in secondary and higher education.
Seven Miles of Wire - and a Swizzle Stick is an original manuscript, autographed by the author John Glenn, recounting the saga of the construction of the Mercury spacecraft. It comprises a chapter in the 1962 book "We Seven: By the Astronauts Themselves" including John Glenn.
In the form of a bound manuscript, this account contains information about the ship-money tax levied by King Charles I of England. Sir George Crooke, judge on the King's Bench, wrote the account in 1638 and gives reasons why he believed that the writ was illegal and why judgment should be found in favor of the defendant.
This collection contains photographs and newspaper clippings documenting Strong Hinman's role as director of physical education for the Fort Dodge, Iowa, and Wichita, Kansas, public schools. Also included in this collection are pictures of track, football, and baseball teams coached by Hinman, as well as images of a Lions Club baseball trip to Hot Springs, Arkansas.
This collection contains two copies of "The Dictator," a play by Issam Mahfouz later translated into French. This two-act play received an award in 1970 at the second Damascus festival for the Arabic Theatre Arts.
This collection contains a manuscript copy of the Koran in the Siamese (Thai) language.
This collection contains a copy of a thesis in Spanish written by Kenton H. Allen of the Interamerican University in Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico, from August of 1968. An English summary of the thesis was prepared by Special Collections student worker Tracy E. Langley in 2006.
This collection contains a typed transcription of a manuscript, "The Pioneers of Yesteryears." by Otho Edmund Cope. It traces the Cope family from its beginnings in England to its settlement in the United States starting in 1683. Mostly, though, it recounts the author’s childhood in eastern Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma, his days as a railroad agent, and his family’s life and times from the late 1800s to 1950.
The manuscript collection contains a typed draft of The Talking Turtle and Other Ozark Folk Tales by Vance Randolph which was published by Columbia University Press in 1957. The Ozark tales selected are those which the narrators themselves liked best.
The Timothy Pickering collection of papers consists, for the most part, of his diaries and account books, and various financial statements. Some correspondence, either original or handwritten copies, is also a part of the collection. An addendum to the collection is formed by the miscellaneous correspondence and memorabilia of Timothy Pickering's son, John Pickering.
This collection contains six communiques to Vice Admiral Whitehall from British naval officers. The correspondence relates to the surveillance of the Lay torpedo and its usage by the United States Navy. References to a torpedo station and the Brooklyn Naval Yard are also found in the documents which date between 1872 and 1873.