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Clayton M. Crosier collection

Call Number: RH PH 1


This colection includes photographic images of railroad bridges, rivers, and bridge construction scenes collected by Clayton M. Crosier and dating from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The collection also includes papers pertaining to the radio program "International Conversations," sponsored by the Kansas Commission for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), of which Crosier was the executive secretary in the 1950s-1960s.


  • Creation: 1871-1930, 1953-1968


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 Clayton M. Crosier

Clayton M. Crosier (1903-1984) joined the faculty of the School of Engineering in 1945, teaching Applied Mechanics and Civil Engineering at the University of Kansas (KU). Crosier received his bachelor of science degree in 1944 and his master of science degree in 1947, both from KU. He retired in 1971.

[Information from this collection and from the finding aid for Personal papers of Clayton M. Crosier, PP 301, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas.]


.75 linear foot (2 document cases + 3 oversize boxes, 2 oversize folders)

Language of Materials


Scope and Contents

The photographs located at RH PH 1 and related oversize locations RH PH 1(f) and RH PH 1(ff) include bridges, railroad bridges, bridge construction, rivers, and train scenes in Missouri and Kansas, and other bridges from midwestern and southwestern states in the United States. The numbers assigned to folders and items are based on the original intellectual arrangement of the photographs. However, since the photographs have been physically arranged by size, the folder and item numbers in boxes at this call number are not sequential.

The papers at RH MS 199 include correspondence, mailings, interviews, bulletins, and press releases pertaining to the radio program "International Relations," which were broadcast on the University of Kansas' radio station in Lawrence, Kansas. The radio program featured interviews of foreign students attending the University of Kansas.

Physical Location


Physical Location

RH PH 1 (f)

Physical Location

RH PH 1 (ff)

Physical Location

RH MS 199

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gifts, Clayton Crosier, 1969-1972.

Related Materials

Personal Papers of Clayton M. Crosier, PP 301, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas.

Separated Materials

Official Map of Kansas State Roads, 1918. Located at Spencer Research Library at RH Map S11.

Guide to the Clayton Crosier collection
Clayton M. Crosier collection
Finding aid prepared by lgg, 1976. Finding aid encoded by rw, 2008. Finding aid revised by nb, 1988; lmw, 2020.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
Finding aid permalink
Preferred citation
Clayton Crosier collection, RH PH 1, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas.

Repository Details

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

1450 Poplar Lane
Lawrence KS 66045-7616 United States