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Personal papers of Thomas E. Ryther

Call Number: PP 271


Thomas Ryther received both baccalaureate and masters degrees in Geology (1955, 1956) from the University of Kansas. He went on to earn masters and doctoral degrees in Sociology from Stanford University. This collection contains correspondence, lecture notes and course materials, project information, research, and recordings, primarily regarding sociology topics.


  • Creation: 1920 - 1970


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.


15.25 Linear Feet (16 boxes)

Language of Materials


Physical Location

PP 271

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 Thomas E. Ryther Collection
Personal papers of Thomas E. Ryther
Finding aid prepared by ad, 2005. Finding aid encoded by ad, 2005. Finding aid revised by mwh, 2020.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
Finding aid permalink
Preferred citation
Personal papers of Thomas E. Ryther, University Archives, PP 271, 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