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Papers of Robert J. Rodgers

Call Number: RH MS 1222


The Robert J. Rodgers collection consists of diaries, notebooks and other various writings and artifacts he has collected.


  • Creation: 1950 - 2010


Conditions Governing Access

Collection restricted from access until January 1, 2034.

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.

Biography of Robert J. Rodgers

Robert J. Rodgers was born August 25, 1950 in Kansas City, Kansas. He is the son of Wilbert J. Rodgers and Mildred C. Rodgers. He attended St. Patrick's Catholic School, Arrowhead Junior High School, and Washington High School, all of which are in Kansas City, KS.

In June of 1969 Rodgers entered the Air Force and went to basic at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas. He was stationed at Kunsan Air Force Base in South Korea from January of 1971 to February of 1972. Then he was stationed at Plattsburgh Air Force Base in New York from February 1972 to January 1973. He was released from Air Force in January of 1973.

From January of 1973 to December of 1975 he attended University of Kansas and obtained a B.S. in Civil Engineering. He worked in Kansas City, Missouri and took night classes from K.U. to earn a M.S. in Civil Engineering from January 1976 to August 1977. From August 1977 to May 1978 he returned to K.U. to finish his M.S. From 1978 to 1981 he worked in Johnson County, KS. From 1981 to 1982 he was job hunting in Denver. From 1982 to 1984 he returned to K.U. to get an M.S. in Computer Science. From March 1984 to March 1985 he worked for IBM in Rochester, MN. He then moved to Denver and was employed til May 1987. He was then unemployed in Denver from May 1987 to September 1988. He then moved back to Kansas City, Kansas where he currently resides.


11.5 Linear Feet (12 boxes + 1 oversize box)

Language of Materials


Physical Location

RH MS 1222

Physical Location

RH MS R352

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gifts, Robert Rodgers, 2004, 2010.

Separated Materials

Stargazette: newsletter of the U.S.S. Stargazer, removed to RH Ser C1438 at the Spencer Research Library.

Processing Information

Box 9 removed from the collection per curator request.

Guide to the Robert J. Rodgers Collection
Papers of Robert J. Rodgers
Finding aid prepared by mrm, 2010; revised by eear, 2015. Finding aid encoded by mrm, 2010; revised by eear, 2015. Revised by rmk, 2019.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
Finding aid permalink
Preferred citation
Robert J. Rodgers Collection, RH MS 1222, 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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