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Personal papers of R.G. Anderson

Call Number: PP 626


This collection contains materials gathered by R.G. Anderson related to World War II, including rationing, postal stamps and currency, and articles written about the war when coming upon its 50th anniversary. The collection also includes music and still images from Anderson's memorial after his death in 2006.


  • 1930s, 1940s, late 1980s-early 1990s, 2006


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 R.G. Anderson (1930-2006)

Roland G. Anderson was born in Ottawa, Kansas on February 27, 1930, the son of Arthur E. and Zona Porter Anderson. He grew up in Princeton, Franklin County, a small town south of Ottawa. Anderson received a bachelors of science from Ottawa University in chemistry and a masters of science from the University of Kansas, in botany, as well as taking advanced graduate courses from the University of Texas.

Anderson had a career as an industrial chemist before teaching. He taught at De Soto and Lawrence High Schools in Kansas, as well as in Okinawa, Japan; Libya; Samoa; and California. He taught chemistry, astronomy, and world history at Lawrence High School for over 24 years before retiring in 1988. R.G. Anderson died January 9, 2006.


.5 Linear Feet (1 document case + 1 DVD)

Physical Location

PP 626

Physical Location

UA AV 17

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Sheahon Zenger, 2019.

Related Materials

Consult library staff regarding the availability of related photographs, biographical files, and scrapbooks.



Guide to the Roland G. Anderson Collection
Personal papers of R.G. Anderson
Finding aid prepared by mwh. Finding aid encoded by mwh.
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Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
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Preferred citation
Personal papers of R.G. Anderson, PP 626, 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