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Mike Kautsch collection of William Allen White materials

Call Number: RH MS 1494


This collection contains materials related to Emporia Gazette newspaper editor William Allen White, gathered by Mike Kautsch, formerly the dean of the University of Kansas' William Allen White School of Journalism. It includes several A.P. Style manuals, correspondence between William Allen White and a former student, information about the William Allen White Foundation's goals, booklets of typed speeches given at various events hosted by the William Allen White Foundation, newspaper clippings relating to one of William Allen White's friends's newspapers, and magazine clippings about Rocky Mountain National Park followed by a typed letter about William Allen White's wife's and her friend's experiences in Rocky Mountain National Park.


  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1929 - 1986


Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

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


.25 Linear Feet (1 document case)

Language of Materials


Physical Location

RH MS 1494

Custodial History

Mike Kautsch, a professor in the University of Kansas School of Law, received most of the items in this collection from Paul Stevens, former Kansas City Bureau Chief for the Associated Press. Kautsch was dean of the KU School of Journalism at the time of reciept.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Mike Kautsch, 2018.

Related Materials

The Kenneth Spencer Research Library has a wide variety of manuscript and printed material related to William Allen White, the William Allen White School of Journalism at the University of Kansas, and the William Allen White Foundation. Consult the Library's finding aids and catalog and reference staff for additional materials.

Guide to the Mike Kautsch Collection of William Allen White Materials
Mike Kautsch collection of William Allen White materials
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Preferred citation
Mike Kautsch collection of William Allen White materials, RH MS 1494, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas.

Repository Details

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

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