Ronald D. Russell papers
- 1952 - 2003
- Russell, Ronald D., 1931-2003 (Person)
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Biography of Ronald D. Russell (1931-2003)
Russell earned a bachelor's degree and a master's degree from Emporia State University and was elected to two national honorary fraternities: Pi Omega Pi (focused on business education), and Alpha Epsilon Rho (focused on radio and television). He was a veteran of the Korean war, in which he became an expert marksman and an accountant stationed in Tokyo, Japan.
Russell was a teacher, accountant and computer programmer. He was employed by Beatrice Food Corp, Panhandle Eastern Pipe Line Co. and Continental Oil Co. He taught in community colleges in El Dorado, Wichita, Topeka and LaCrosse, Wisconsin, and at the Employment Security Systems Institute (ESSI) in Topeka. He retired in 1991 from the State of Kansas, where he was affiliated with the Department of Human Resources and the Department of Transportation. In addition to his jobs he was an amateur writer, from writing an occasional short story, jokes sent to Reader's Digest and training manuals for ESSI. He was also an avid Disney fan.
Russell was a member of the American Legion, Loyal Order of the Moose, and Active Prime Timers. For many years he was active with and devoted to the Presbyterian Church and was both an ordained elder and a deacon.
6.5 Linear Feet (8 boxes + 1 oversize box)
Scope and Contents
Immediate Source of Acquisition
- Guide to the Ronald D. Russell Collection
- Ronald D. Russell papers
- Finding aid prepared by cjn, 2010. Finding aid encoded by cjn, 2010. Finding aid revised by mab, 2020.
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Finding aid written in English.
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- Preferred citation
Ronald D. Russell papers, RH MS 1210, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas