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Leonard Magruder collection

Call Number: RH WL MS 61


Forum posts, essays, and books relating to the Vietnam War, War on Terror, and philosophical research of Leonard Magruder.


  • 2002-2019, mostly undated but probably from the 1960s-1970s


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 Leonard Magruder (1928-2015)

Leonard MacKenzie Magruder was born in 1928 in Havana, Cuba to Nathaniel and Helen (MacKenzie) Magruder. He received his Masters in Psychology from Southern Methodist University. He was a Professor of Psychology at Suffolk College, New York until he retired in 1983, later moving to Lawrence, Kansas.

Magruder focused on researching how public opinions of Vietnam veterans were shaped by academia, and founded the Vietnam Veterans for Academic Reform organization, despite not being a veteran himself. Magruder died in 2015 and was survived by his daughter, Helen Hausmann.


1 Linear Feet (2 document cases)

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Micheal Clodfelter, 2020.

Processing Information

This collection came to the Spencer Research Library in notebooks apparently compiled by Magruder with heavily annotated publications that he used for his research. Spencer staff disassembled the notebooks but retained each notebook's order and used Magruder's notebook titles as folder titles.

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Leonard Magruder collection, RH WL MS 61, 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