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Personal papers of Frank O. Marvin

Call Number: PP 81


Marvin taught in the School of Engineering at the University of Kansas from 1875-1915 and was the School's first Dean. This collection contains a scrapbook, notebooks, photos, and other items.


  • Creation: 1875 - 1914


Conditions Governing Access

These materials, except for the oversize folder, 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 Frank O. Marvin (1852-1915)

Marvin received his A.B. in 1871 and his A.M. in 1874, both from Allegheny College. He joined the faculty of the University of Kansas as an Assistant Professor in the Preparatory and Normal Department in 1875. In 1878 he began teaching Mathematics, Physics, and Civil Engineering and rose to full professor status in 1882. In 1891 he was named the first Dean of the School of Engineering. In 1909 the building then housing the School of Engineering was named in his honor. He died in 1915.


1.5 Linear Feet (2 boxes + 1 oversize folder)

Language of Materials


Physical Location

PP 81

Physical Location

Annex (Contact Spencer Library Public Services)

Related Materials

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

Guide to the Frank O. Marvin Collection
Personal papers of Frank O. Marvin
Finding aid prepared by ad, 2005. Finding aid encoded by ad, 2005. Finding aid revised by mwh, 2021.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
Finding aid permalink
Preferred citation
Personal papers of Frank O. Marvin, University Archives, PP 81, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

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

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