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Dale Nimz papers

Call Number: RH MS 1422


This collection is made up predominately of files relating to Nimz's work on various preservation projects around Kansas. Work in Lawrence features most heavily, but the collection also includes work on the Smoky Hills Air National Guard Range and projects elsewhere in Kansas and Missouri. Also in the collection is material from some of the university classes Nimz has taught and materials from archetecture and historic preservation conferences Nimz has attended.


  • Creation: 1962 - 2013


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 Dale Nimz

Dale Nimz recieved a BA in history from the University of Kansas in 1970, followed by a MA in American studies and historic preservation from George Washington University in 1984 and lastly a Ph. D. in environmental history/historic preservation planning from the University of Kansas in 2003.

Nimz has worked as a lecturer at KU and other higher educational institutions, as well as serving as a historic preservation consultant and sustainabality planning consultant for various local governments and community organizations around Kansas.


7 Linear Feet (7 boxes + 1 oversize box)

Language of Materials



This collection has been arranged into 5 series: Preservation projects, which makes up the bulk of the collection; Classes taught by Nimz; Conference materials; Papers by Nimz not necessarily related to preservation projects; and general professional files for materials that do not easily fit into any of the other series. Oversize materials have been physically separated from the rest of the collection and are located at RH MS R417.

Physical Location

RH MS 1422

Physical Location

RH MS R417

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Dale Nimz, 1990, 1995, 2016.

Related Materials

Lawrence Kansas Downtown Historical Survey, RH MS 403, Kansas Collections, Kenneth Spencer Research library, University of Kansas.

Lawrence Preservation Alliance Collection, RH MS 666, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas.

Old West Lawrence Historical Resources Collection, RH MS 763, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas.

Horizon 2020 Collection, Kansas Collection, RH MS 816, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas.

Building surveys for the Lawrence Downtown Historic Building Survey, Kansas Collection, RH MS 898, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas.

Lawrence Historic Resources Commission Papers, RH MS 1157, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas.

Separated Materials

Filbert, Preston. The Half Not Told: The Civil War in a Frontier Town. Mechanicsburg, Pa: Stackpole Books, 2001. Located at Spencer Research Library at RH C12304.

Processing Information

Portions of the collection formerly located at RH MS P710 and RH MS 801.


Guide to the Dale Nimz Collection
Dale Nimz papers
Finding aid prepared by mh and aw, 2006. Finding aid revised by tmw, 2017.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
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Preferred citation
Dale Nimz Collection, RH MS 1422, 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