Leonard Magruder collection
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
- Magruder, Leonard MacKenzie, 1928-2015 (Compiler, Person)
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)
RH WL MS 61
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift, Micheal Clodfelter, 2020.
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.
- Guide to the Leonard Magruder Collection
- Leonard Magruder Collection
- Finding aid prepared by gem. Finding aid encoded by gem.
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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- Finding aid written in English.
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- Preferred citation
Leonard Magruder collection, RH WL MS 61, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas