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Personal papers of Edwin E. Slosson

 Collection — Box: 1
Call Number: PP 92


Slosson graduated from the University of Kansas in 1891. This collection consists of the 1924 Commencement address, information about the E.E. Slosson scholarship, a Graduate Magazine, Texas papers, and accounts of early Kansas.


  • 1905 - 1937


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 Edwin Emery Slosson (1865-1929)

Edwin E. Slosson was born in Kansas in 1865, attending Leavenworth High School and the University of Kansas. He taught for several years at the University of Wyoming as professor of chemistry before accepting a position at The Independent magazine in 1904, where was able to combine journalism with science. From 1921 until his death in 1929, Slosson was Science Service Director in Washington, D.C.

Slosson married May Preston, the first known woman to receive a doctorate from the University of Cornell. They had two children, Preston Slosson and his elder sibling, who died young from scarlet fever. Preston Slosson later became literary editor for The Independent.

[Information retrieved from Edwin E. Slosson papers finding aid, Collection Number 400016, University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center.]


.5 Linear Feet (1 document case)

Language of Materials


Physical Location

PP 92

Physical Location

Annex (Contact Spencer Library Public Services)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Preston Slosson.

Related Materials

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

Guide to the Edwin E. Slosson Collection
Personal papers of Edwin E. Slosson
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 Edwin E. Slosson, University Archives, PP 92, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

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

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