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Personal papers of Floyd W. Preston

Call Number: PP 377


Preston taught in the School of Engineering at the University of Kansas from 1955-1991. This collection contains research, class notes, papers, and materials relating to the American Petroleum Institute.


  • Creation: 1955 - 1991


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 Floyd W. Preston

Preston received his first B.S. from the California Institute of Technology in 1944, his second B.S. from the University of Michigan in 1947, his M.S. from Michigan in 1948, and his Ph.D. from Penn State in 1957. He thereafter joined the faculty of the University of Kansas as an Assistant Professor of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, reaching full Professor status in 1965. He retired in 1991.


10 Linear Feet (10 boxes)

Language of Materials


Physical Location

PP 377

Physical Location

Annex (Contact Spencer Library Public Services)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from University Archives, 2017.

Related Materials

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

Guide to the Floyd W. Preston Collection
Personal papers of Floyd W. Preston
Finding aid prepared by ad, 2005. Finding aid encoded by ad, 2005. Finding aid revised by anm, 2018; 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 Floyd W. Preston, University Archives, PP 377, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

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

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