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Personal Papers of George L. Anderson

Call Number: PP 375


Anderson taught in the Department of History from 1945-1968 at the University of Kansas. This collection contains manuscripts, photographs, correspondence, diaries, reports from the 1800s, and information from classes taught and research conducted by Anderson.


  • Creation: 1818 - 1978


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 George Anderson (1905-1971)

George LaVerne Anderson, born in 1905, received his B.A. from the University of Kansas (KU) in 1926, his M.A. from KU in 1931, and his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois in 1933. He joined the faculty of KU in 1945 in the Department of History, reaching full Professor status in 1949. He served as Chairman of the department from 1949-1968. He retired in 1968 and passed away in 1971.


15.5 Linear Feet (16 boxes + 1 oversize folder)

Language of Materials


Physical Location

PP 375

Physical Location

PP 557

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 George L. Anderson Collection
Personal Papers of George L. Anderson
Finding aid prepared by ad, 2005. Finding aid encoded by ad, 2005. Finding aid revised by imf, 2014; mhr, 2015; 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 George L. Anderson, PP 375, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

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

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