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Personal papers of Lucius E. Sayre

 Collection — Box: 1
Call Number: PP 244


Sayre taught in the School of Pharmacy at the University of Kansas from 1885-1925. This collection consists of correspondence, articles, and essays from the 1920s written by Sayre, as well as Sayre's 1869 diary from when he was a student at the University of Philadelphia. The 1920s materials focus on medicinal chemistries, drugstores, and other topics related to Sayre's work.


  • Creation: 1869, 1920-1925


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 Lucius E. Sayre

Lucius Elmer Sayre received his Ph.G. in 1866 and his Ph.M. in 1869, both from the University of Philadelphia. He joined the faculty of the School of Pharmacy at the University of Kansas upon its establishment in 1885, the third public school of pharmacy in the United States and KU's first professional program. He was named the first Dean of the School. Sayre stressed better education for pharmacists, evolving the program from a two-year to three-year program. He performed wide research on medicinal plants native to Kansas throughout his tenure at KU. He also held appointments with the Kansas State Boards of Health and Agriculture.

Lucius Sayre died in 1925.


.25 Linear Feet (1 document case)

Language of Materials


Physical Location

PP 244

Physical Location

Annex (Contact Spencer Library Public Services)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

1869 diary belonging to Sayre transferred from the Jane Malin collection, RH MS 1444, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas.

Related Materials

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

Guide to the Lucius E. Sayre Collection
Personal papers of Lucius E. Sayre
Finding aid prepared by ad, 2005. Finding aid encoded by ad, 2005. Finding aid revised by mwh, 2018; mwh, 2021.
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Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
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Preferred citation
Personal papers of Lucius E. Sayre, University Archives, PP 244, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

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

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