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Bishop Robert Mize papers

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 1045
Overview Bishop Robert Mize (1907-2000) founded the Saint Francis Academy (then the St. Francis Boys Home) in 1945 in Ellsworth, Kansas. In 1960 he traveled to the Province of Southern Africa and was consecrated Bishop of Damaraland, where he served until 1970. From 1973 to 1976 he again lived in South Africa as a missionary to the Diocese of Botswana. This collection contains materials related to his life and ministry in Africa, including photographs (found in box 1), hymnals and dictionaries,...
Dates: 1930 - 1991

Collection of Stella Aten

 Collection
Call Number: MS 296
Overview

The collection includes information and keepsakes from Stella Aten's travels abroad as well as personal materials.

Dates: 1898 - 1959

Frederick Allan Whitehead papers

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 162
Overview

This collection consists of activist publications from the 1960s and 1970s, including from the Stevens Institute of Hoboken, New Jersey, and from the Students for a Democratic Society, maintained by Fred Whitehead from when he was a student at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas and Columbia University in New York.

Dates: 1963 - 1970

Letters from Roy Campbell to William Plomer

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Call Number: MS E64
Overview Letters to South African-English literary figure William Plomer from South African poet Roy Campbell. These letters reflect the growing friendship between Campbell and Plomer. They discuss the South African and English intellectual scene, literary personalities, their own works, publishing and being published, daily life, neurasthenia, and bull-fighting. Campbell dated none of his letters and placed only 1 and 5. Apparently Plomer annotated them with date of probable writing or date of...
Dates: 1925 - 1930

Nathaniel Sawyer family papers

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 1460
Overview This collection includes correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings, and other legal and personal papers from the Nathaniel Sawyer family, a prominent Topeka, Kansas-based family of the late 19th and 20th centuries. Materials are both originals and photocopies, including copies of materials related to Harlem Renaissance artist Aaron Douglas, husband to Alta Sawyer. Most of the collection pertains to Daniel Smith Sawyer II, his children (especially Constance Sawyer), and Aaron Douglas...
Dates: circa 1880-2012 (bulk 1950s-1990s)

Naturalist’s Sketch Book

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: MS D130
Overview

Book of natural history. Brief scientific descriptions and paintings of butterflies and moths, birds, beetles, mantides and locusts, other insects, coral, shellfish, jellyfish, etc. Gives generic and specific characteristics, other names, locality, and bibliographical references to Linnaeus and mid-18th century writers.

Dates: between 1821 and 1900

Norman E. Justice collection

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Call Number: RH MS 618
Overview

The papers of Norman E. Justice document the African American legislator's political career as a nine-term member of the Kansas House of Representatives from the 34th district, and cover the issues that engaged him during four decades of public service.

Dates: 1944 - 2006

Papers of Bishop John A. Gregg

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Call Number: RH MS 579
Overview

The papers of Bishop John A. Gregg are those of an African American and native Kansan who became a leader in the African Methodist Episcopal Church and in higher education. The papers also document his missionary activities in South Africa and during World War II.

Dates: 1869 - 1969

Personal papers of Deborah Gerner

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Call Number: PP 448
Overview

Deborah Gerner was a Professor of Political Science at the University of Kansas from 1988-2006, specializing in International Relations and Foreign Policy, with an emphasis on conflict in the Middle East and Arab-Israeli relations. This collection reflects her research and teaching in these fields.

Dates: 1974 - 2006

Thomas Russell Smith papers and correspondence

 Collection
Call Number: MS 288
Overview

The earliest material in this collection are papers and correspondence of Thomas Russell Smith (1910-1996) including accounts of his travels with his family around the world in 1925-1926 and to Europe in 1929. The bulk of the collection consists of research notes, photographs, drafts, papers and correspondence about the history of cartography. There are also some notes from his course on the history of cartography.

Dates: 1925 - 1983

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