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Ponce, Puerto Rico, Court Transcripts

 Collection
Identifier: MS-89-06
Content Note This collection contains records for a municipal court of Ponce, Puerto Rico, circa 1856-1867. The records are in Spanish, and they deal mainly with land transactions, legal guardianship of children whose fathers died, and sales of slaves. Many of the pages are undated except for a stamp at the top of each page showing the two-year period in which the page was filed. Most of the pages are numbered but appear to have no real order. The condition of many of the pages is poor, and it is...
Dates: 1856 - 1867

Press Releases of George Hart

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Identifier: MS-76-01
Content Note

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.

Dates: 1963 - 1974

Preston B. Plumb Letters

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Identifier: MS-92-16
Content Note

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.

Dates: 1884 - 1891

Prohibition Pamphlet Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-72-04
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1881 - 1914

R. E. D. Rawlins Collection of British and Indian Autographs

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Identifier: MS-90-08
Content Note

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.

Dates: 1806 - 1954

Raymond and Zella Jefferies Farming Account Books

 Collection
Identifier: MS-74-32
Literary Rights

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.

Dates: 1890 - 1940

Reverend A. A. Morrison Papers

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Identifier: MS-87-25
Content Note

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.

Dates: 1838 - 1868

Rey Reilly Diary

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Identifier: MS-2020-11
Content Note

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.

Dates: 1905 - 1907

Richard Davis Webb Papers

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Identifier: MS-82-02
Content Note

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.

Dates: 1866 - 1872

Richard E. Bird Collection of Court Documents

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Identifier: MS-87-36
Content Note

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.

Dates: 1916-10-01 - 1917-10-01

Richard H. Sullivan Papers

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Identifier: MS-86-16
Content Note The collection includes the correspondence of Mr. Richard Sullivan when he was the president of the Kansas Audubon Society from 1910-1912. Some of the correspondence deals with Mr. Sullivan's paper "The Economic Value of Birds." This paper was published with the help of the Kansas State Agricultural College, Manhattan. There are also a few letters to and from Mr. T. Gilbert Pearson, Secretary of the National Association of Audubon Societies. Also included in the collection is literature...
Dates: 1907 - 1912

Rita Pearce Collection of Larksfield Place Oral Histories

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Identifier: MS-2020-24
Content Note

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.

Dates: 1986 - 1999

Royal Flying Corps Observation Notebook

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Identifier: MS-90-07
Content Note This collection consists of a notebook containing reports of Royal Flying Corps observers. The reports include details of troop movements, bombings and fires from over France, dating from August 28 to September 23, 1914. The names of the pilots and observers are included as well as minute-by-minute description of ground activities. Also included in the notebook are copies of seven letters concerning official business. This notebook offers an excellent description of the primary uses for...
Dates: 1914-08-28 - 1914-09-23

Sandra Reddish Collection of Women Engineers Oral Histories

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Identifier: MS-2017-03
Content Note

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.

Dates: 2000 - 2001

Semi-Annual Muster Roll of Co. K, 1st Dragoons, Capt. Philip St. George Cooke, Commanding Officer

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Identifier: MS-87-21
Content Note The Semi-Annual Muster Roll of Co. K, 1st Dragoons is a muster roll of Captain Philip St. George Cooke, company commander, who played a leading role in westward expansion of the United States from 1827 to 1866. The muster roll dates from December 31, 1839 to June 30, 1840 while the company was stationed at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. The roll shows 34 men in the company on active duty, and the company had just marched from Fort Wayne, Oklahoma (Indian Territory) to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas,...
Dates: 1839-12-31 - 1840-06-30; 1927-09-01

Seven Miles of Wire - and a Swizzle Stick

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Identifier: MS-74-19
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1962

Shan Prayer Book Manuscript

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Identifier: MS-88-04
Content Note The Shan Prayer Book Manuscript is a Buddhist religious work written in the 19th century and is forty pages in length. The manuscript is written in the Shan language. The contents deal with religious matters and is a religious treatise employing numerous Pali words. The writing is also on Shan paper, which is manufactured in the Shan States in east central Burma. The paper is made by hand from the bark of the maiksaile tree, a species of the mulberry which grows abundantly in the Shan...
Dates: 19th century

Sir George Crooke's Account of Ship-Money

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Identifier: MS-92-10
Content Note

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.

Dates: 1638

Stefan Zweig Papers

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Identifier: MS-94-27
Content Note The Stefan Zweig collection contains 14 autographed letters, signed and one typed letter (signed). All but two letters have typed English translations from the original French. These letters were written by Zweig, with the exception of one by his wife, during the period of March 21, 1913 to January 23, 1932, to writer, poet and essayist Andre Suares. A writer and poet himself, Zweig, in his letters, expresses his admiration for Suares, his views on French and German literature, and laments...
Dates: 1913-03-21 - 1932-01-23

Stephen Spender Papers

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Identifier: MS-92-22
Content Note Stephen Spender, English poet and critic, was a member of the noted group of writers that included W. H. Auden, Christopher Isherwood and Louis MacNiece among others. This collection includes some of his correspondence and a typewritten essay he authored about the future of literature and art. The items date between 1938 and 1975. An original photograph of Spender, signed and dated February 1964, is also included. This collection also contains one signed, hand-lettered bound book of poems....
Dates: 1938 - 1975

Strong Hinman Photograph Collection

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Identifier: MS-2017-10
Content Note

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.

Dates: 1918 - 1927

T. B. Miskimon Papers

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Identifier: MS-86-05
Scope and Contents The T. B. Miskimon papers contain letters dating from 1907 to 1910. Most of these letters were written by Miskimon to other officials of the Isthmian Canal Commission. Since Miskimon was employed as an inspector for the commission, his correspondence concerns incidents that occurred on the Isthmus regarding the conduct of everyday life and the work habits of the people employed or living there. He also describes the problems of non-construction activities at the site of the Canal between...
Dates: 1906 - 1910

The Dictator – Unpublished Manuscript

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Identifier: MS-74-36
Content Note

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.

Dates: 1969

The Koran in Siamese

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Identifier: MS-78-04
Content Note

This collection contains a manuscript copy of the Koran in the Siamese (Thai) language.

Dates: Undated

The Mexican-American Community in Wichita, Kansas Thesis by Kenton H. Allen

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Identifier: MS-2020-06
Content Note

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.

Dates: 1968; 2006

The Pioneers of Yesteryears -- Manuscript by Otho Edmund Cope

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Identifier: MS-87-26
Content Note

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.

Dates: 1800 - 1950

The Talking Turtle and Other Ozark Folk Tales -- Published Book Manuscript by Vance Randolph

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Identifier: MS-87-27
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: Undated

Thomas A. Edison Early Corporation Documents

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Identifier: MS-87-15
Scope and Contents The Thomas A. Edison Early Corporation Documents contain some early legal and business documents in the various Edison companies, such as stock certificates, inventory lists, business correspondence, diagrams of electric motors and dynamos, and other related material. Also in this collection some of the early associates of Edison are mentioned, such as Frank A. Wardlaw, Charles E. Estabrook, William H. Meadowcroft, and Charles Edison (Thomas Edison's son). Edison himself is only mentioned...
Dates: 1880 - 1950

Timothy Pickering Papers

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Identifier: MS-74-39
Content Note

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.

Dates: 1763 - 1843

Torpedo Collection

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Identifier: MS-92-08
Content Note

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.

Dates: 1872 - 1873