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Personal Papers of Wilmer A. Linkugel

Call Number: PP 549


Wilmer Linkugel taught Speech and Communications at the University of Kansas from 1956-1999. This collection includes his correspondence, both professional ("divisional") and personal, for most of his years at KU.


  • Creation: 1958 - 1995


Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Biography of Wilmer Linkugel

Wilmer A. Linkugel was born on January 12, 1929 in Bremen, Kansas. He attended the University of Nebraska, earning his B.A. in 1953 and his M.A. in 1954. He earned his Ph.D. in 1960 from the University of Wisconsin.

Linkugel was a Speech and Communication professor at the University of Kansas from 1956-1999. He was a member of the Speech Communication Association and received two awards for excellence in teaching. Linkugel was also a member of many professional organizations, including the Central States Communication Association and the Kansas Speech Association. He was the inaugural inductee to Central States Communication Association Hall of Fame, as well as receiving the Outstanding College Speech Teacher Award.

Linkugel married Helen Motyka in 1958 and had two daughters, LeAnn Linkugel Ward and Kristin Linkugel. Wilmer Linkugel died on May 10, 2012.


2.5 Linear Feet (3 boxes)

Language of Materials


Physical Location

PP 549

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, the University of Kansas Communications Department, 2013.

Related Materials

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

Guide to the Wilmer A. Linkugel Collection
Personal Papers of Wilmer A. Linkugel
Finding aid prepared by hc, 2014; revised by mhr, 2015
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
Finding aid permalink
Preferred citation
Wilmer A. Linkugel Collection, PP 549, 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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