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Personal papers of J. D. Stranathan

 Collection — Box: 1
Call Number: PP 335


Stranathan taught Physics at the University of Kansas from 1920-1969. This collection consists of compass parts, slide rulers, an old calculator, and two scrapbooks compiled when Stranathan retired as department chairman in 1964.


  • Creation: 1920 - 1969


Conditions Governing Access

These materials are stored in the KU Annex off-site storage area.

All researchers interested in reviewing this material must consult Spencer Research Library Public Services staff (785-864-4334 or, 9-5 M-F CST) no less than three days in advance of a planned visit. Be advised that drop-in requests for this material cannot be accommodated.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Biography of J. D. Stranathan (1898-1981)

James Docking Stranathan received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering in 1921 and his M.S. in 1924, both from the University of Kansas. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1928. Stranathan joined the KU faculty in 1920, reaching full Professor status in 1934. From 1941-1964 he served as Chairman of the Department of Physics. He retired in 1969 and passed away in 1981.


.5 Linear Feet (1 document case)

Language of Materials


Physical Location

PP 335

Physical Location

Annex (Contact Spencer Library Public Services)

Related Materials

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

Guide to the J. D. Stranathan Collection
Personal papers of J. D. Stranathan
Finding aid prepared by ad, 2005. Finding aid encoded by ad, 2005. Finding aid revised by mwh, 2021.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
Finding aid permalink
Preferred citation
Personal papers of J. D. Stranathan, University Archives, PP 335, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

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

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