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Personal papers of Perley F. Walker

Call Number: PP 210


Walker taught in the School of Engineering at the University of Kansas from 1905-1927, and served as the School's Dean. This collection contains manuscripts, essays and articles, military patches and commissions, correspondence, notebooks, biographical information, materials regarding the history of the School of Engineering, and artifacts.


  • 1905 - 1927


Conditions Governing Access

These materials are stored in the KU Annex off-site storage area.

All researchers interested in reviewing this material must consult Spencer Research Library Public Services staff (785-864-4334 or, 9-5 M-F CST) no less than three days in advance of a planned visit. Be advised that drop-in requests for this material cannot be accommodated.

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.

Biography of Perley F. Walker (1875-1927)

Walker received his B.M.E. from the University of Maine in 1896 and his M.M.E. from Cornell in 1901. He joined the faculty of the School of Engineering at the University of Kansas in 1905, reaching full Professor status in 1906. In 1913 he was named Dean of the School of Engineering. He died in 1927.


2.5 Linear Feet (3 boxes)

Language of Materials


Physical Location

PP 210

Physical Location

Annex (Contact Spencer Library Public Services)

Related Materials

Consult library staff regarding the availability of related photographs, biographical files, and scrapbooks

Guide to the Perley F. Walker Collection
Personal papers of Perley F. Walker
Finding aid prepared by ad, 2005. Finding aid encoded by ad, 2005. Finding aid revised by mwh, 2021.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
Finding aid permalink
Preferred citation
Personal papers of Perley F. Walker, University Archives, PP 210, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

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