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Personal Papers of John C. Madden

Call Number: PP 80


Madden was a student at the University of Kansas, graduating in 1914. This collection consists of correspondence, programs, flyers, newspaper clippings, a photobook A View of the University of Kansas, and materials about the Daily Kansan Board from his years at KU.


  • 1899-1928 (bulk 1914)


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 John C. Madden

John Madden attended the University of Kansas in the early 1910s and was Student Editor of the Daily Kansan newspaper at the same time that Hank Malloy was drawing the long-legged Jayhawk for the paper.

After graduation Madden worked for several newspapers in Kansas and around the United States before serving in the army during WWI, likely in the 89th division of the Amercian Expeditionary Forces.

After his return from Europe, John Madden eventually took a position at Edwin Birdwilson, Inc in New York City. He died in 1977.


.25 Linear Feet (1 document case + 1 oversize box)

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Physical Location

PP 80

Related Materials

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

Processing Information

Some items were frozen and cleaned due to mold, fall 2015.

Guide to the John C. Madden Collection
Personal Papers of John C. Madden
Finding aid prepared by ad, 2005; revised by tw, 2016.
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Preferred citation
Personal Papers of John C. Madden, University Archives, PP 80, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries

Repository Details

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

1450 Poplar Lane
Lawrence KS 66045-7616 United States