William Elsey Connelley papers
Correspondence, research notes, interviews, manuscript drafts, and photographs, covering the years 1883-1914, from an early Kansas historian.
- Creation: 1883 - 1914
- Connelley, William Elsey, 1855-1930 (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
No access restrictions.
Conditions Governing Use
Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.
Biography of William Elsey Connelley
William Elsey Connelley was born in Kentucky in 1855. He taught school there for ten years. In 1881 he moved to Bonner Springs, Kansas, where he assumed the principalship of the public schools there. In 1882 he was appointed deputy county clerk of Wyandotte County, and was elected county clerk in 1883 and 1885. He served in the Kansas State Historical Society as president in 1912 and secretary in 1914. He was the author of many historical articles and books including History of Kansas, State and People, a five volume work that was published in 1928.
2.5 Linear Feet (5 boxes + 1 folder)
Language of Materials
RH MS 2
RH MS P452
RH MS-P 2
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The bulk of the collection acquired from Carrol Dressel, 1967; Merrill, 1965; H.C. Revercomb, 1966. The folder of material located at RH MS P452 acquired as a gift from Charles Garrad, 1982.
- Guide to the William Elsey Connelley Collection
- William Elsey Connelley papers
- Finding aid prepared by sm, 1967; lgg, 1974. Finding aid encoded by skt, 2006. Finding aid revised by cl, 2010; mwh, 2019.
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Finding aid written in English.
- Finding aid permalink
- Preferred citation
William Elsey Connelley papers, RH MS 2, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas