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Personal papers of William Albrecht

Call Number: PP 363


Albrecht taught in the Department of English at the University of Kansas from 1957-1977. This collection contains manuscripts, research materials, notes, and committee papers.


  • Creation: 1957 - 1962


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 William Albrecht

Albrecht received his B.S. from the Carnegie Institute in 1929, his M.A. from Pittsburgh in 1934, and his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1943. He joined the faculty of the University of Kansas in the Department of English in 1957 and served as the Dean of the Graduate School in 1965. He retired in 1977 and died in 1987.


4.25 Linear Feet (5 boxes)

Language of Materials


Physical Location

PP 363

Physical Location

Annex (Contact Spencer Library Public Services)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, William Albrecht.

Related Materials

Albrecht gave two collections to Spencer's Special Collections department, which contain legal documents and two unbound illuminated liturgical leaves from 1375 and 1501-1689 (MS 18) and a collection of letters and autographs of English writers from 1799-1963 (call numbers vary).

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

Guide to the William Albrecht Collection
Personal papers of William Albrecht
Finding aid prepared by ad, 2005. Finding aid encoded by ad, 2005. Finding aid revised by skt, 2010.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
Finding aid permalink
Preferred citation
Personal papers of William P. Albrecht, University Archives, PP 363, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

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

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Lawrence KS 66045-7616 United States