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Charles Benedict Driscoll papers

Call Number: RH MS P22


This group of letters and manuscripts represents the correspondence of Charles Benedict Driscoll with some of the United States's literarati and other leading figures of the 1920s through the 1940s. There are 73 items arranged chronologically, except for the undated items (which are arranged alphabetically), and the drafts of two articles written by Driscoll.


  • Creation: 1922 - 1950


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No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Biography of Charles Benedict Driscoll

Beginning his journalistic career as a reporter and editorial writer for the Wichita Eagle, Charles Driscoll (1885-1951) originated the "school page," now a widely used feature in newspapers. He became famous for his daily editorial "The World and All" in the Eagle.

Driscoll was later associated with the McNaught Syndicate, writing for the Omaha Daily News, the St. Paul Daily News, and the Cleveland Press. He continued the "New York Day by Day" column after the death of its Missouri-born creator, Oscar Odd (O. O.) McIntyre, in 1938.

Although primarily a journalist, Driscoll was also published in American Mercury and other contemporary journals. He was the author of Kansas Irish (1943) and Country Jake, the first two books in a trilogy that was never completed, as well as several other books he completed before his death.


73 items (6 folders)

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Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase, Mrs. James W. Taylor, 1956.

Guide to the Charles Benedict Driscoll Collection
Charles Benedict Driscoll papers
Finding aid compiled by lgg III, 1972. Finding aid encoded by mg, 2004. Finding aid revised by mwh, 2017.
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Charles Benedict Driscoll Collection, Kansas Collection, RH MS P22, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

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

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