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Warren Corman architectural drawings

Call Number: PP 592


This collection contains drawings and blueprints done by Warren Corman during his time in private practice, working at the Office of Warren Corman, the Office of Williamson and Corman, and the Office of Howells-Hale-Corman, all located in Topeka, Kansas. The collection consists of drawings of local residences and houses, as well as records related to the research and design of White Memorial Camp for the United Church of Christ in Council Grove, KS.


  • Creation: Bulk 1950s-1960s


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 Warren Corman

Warren Corman was born in Argentine (Kansas City), Kansas in 1926 to Emmet J. and Mariam Twineham Corman. Emmet Corman served as lead architect on the design of Nelson Art Gallery in Kansas City, MO. The family moved to Topeka, KS when Warren Corman was young, and after graduating from Washburn Rural High School, Corman enlisted in the Navy Air Corps.

After returning from the Pacific Theater, Corman studied architecture at the University of Kansas, working for the State Architect's Office in Topeka during the summer. He continued working for that office after graduating until 1958, when he went into private practice with various partners.

After being recruited in 1966, Corman served as director of facilities for the Kansas Board of Regents for 31 years, overseeing planning and construction of more than 300 building projects at state universities in Kansas. Corman also became instrumental in some public policies regarding public buildings, helping to establish the State Building Committee and Crumbling Classrooms, a project designed to fund the repair and rehabilitation of aging facilities.

After retiring from the Board of Regents' position in 1997, Warren worked 13 more years as the University of Kansas' university architect and special assistant to the Chancellor. Warren was integral to the completion of the Memorial Stadium renovation, the Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics, and the School of Engineering's Eaton Hall.The KU School of Engineering awarded him the Distinguished Engineering Service Award in 2004.

Warren Corman retired in 2010 after working as an architect for 63 years.


49 folders (49 oversize folders) ; 39 folders are 59x90 cm; 10 are 90x120 cm.

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Physical Location

PP 592

Related Materials

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Guide to the Warren Corman Collection
Warren Corman architectural drawings
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Preferred citation
Warren Corman architectural drawings, PP 592, 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