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Personal papers of N. Wyman Storer

Call Number: PP 137


This collection consists of incoming and outgoing correspondence, a copy of Storer's manuscript "Understanding Physical Science," and a copy of Origins of the Solar System written by Robert R. Reed. The bulk of the collection is Storer's typescript manuscript with handwritten corrections and additions.


  • Creation: 1935 - 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.

Biography of N. Wyman Storer

Norman Wyman Storer came to the University of Kansas to teach astronomy in 1935, replacing Dr. Dinsmore Alter, after earning a master's from Weslayan University in Middletown, Connecticut in 1925 and his doctorate from the University of California in 1928. Storer remained at KU until his retirement in 1970.

Storer married Mary Emily House shortly after receiving his doctorate; Mary had received her bachelors in psychology from Mt. Holyoke College. They had three children: Norman William, Esther Jean, and David Wyman.


.5 linear foot (1 document case)

Language of Materials


Physical Location

PP 137

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 N. Wyman Storer Collection
Personal papers of N. Wyman Storer
Finding aid prepared by ad, 2005. Finding aid encoded by ad, 2005. Finding aid revised by mhr, mwh, 2017; mwh, 2021.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
Finding aid permalink
Preferred citation
N. Wyman Storer Collection, University Archives, PP 137, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries

Repository Details

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

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