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Wichita, KS 67260-0068

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Welcome to the website of Special Collections and University Archives, Wichita State University Libraries. We acquire, process, and preserve rare and unique materials of enduring historical value, including manuscripts, rare books, maps, images and University records.

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Collections:
William Jardine Papers, 1925-1950
The Chester I. Long Papers, 1906-1925

Note that this is an incomplete collections list. Please contact the organization directly for the most current information about their holdings.


William Jardine Papers, 1925-1950

Jardine, William Marion, 1879-1955. William Jardine was born in 1879. Jardine served in various capacities throughout his career. From 1918 to 1928 he served as President of Kansas State Agricultural College (later Kansas State University). From 1928-1929 Jardine was Secretary of Agriculture of the United States. From 1930-1933 Jardine served as Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to Egypt. Returning to Kansas, Jardine served as State Treasurer of Kansas. In 1939 he accepted the Presidency of the Municipal University of Wichita (later Wichita State University). Jardine remained at the University until 1949. William Jardine died in 1955.

The bulk of the William Jardine papers concern Wichita State University and its continued expansion. Faculty matters and commencement ceremonies of the 1940's are covered extensively. The collection also includes material on student aid, housing an expanded number of university departments, sorority and fraternity matters, and campus parking. Material involving Jardine's work as a diplomat in Egypt and as Secretary of Agriculture is also included in the collection. The collection contains correspondence with President Calvin Coolidge, Herbert Hoover, Dwight Eisenhower, and Milton Eisenhower.

 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/22232861

Size
8 linear ft

Presidential content includes:

- Herbert Hoover

- Calvin Coolidge

- Dwight D. Eisenhower

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The Chester I. Long Papers, 1906-1925

Long, Chester Isiah, 1860-1934. Chester Isiah Long, a Representative and Senator from Kansas, was born near Millerstown, Pennsylvania October 12, 1860. He moved with his parents to Missouri and then Paola, Kansas. He graduated from the normal school at Paola and then taught for several years. He studied law and was admitted to the bar March 4, 1855. He commenced practice in Medicine Lodge, Kansas. Long served in the state Senate from 1889-1893. He was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1895-March 3, 1897). He also was elected to the Fifty-sixth, Fifty-seventh and Fifty-eighth Congresses. He resigned prior to the commencement of the Fifty-eighth Congress to become a Senator. Long was elected to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1903 to March 3, 1909. After leaving the Senate, he moved to Wichita in 1911 and continued the practice of law. Long served as the chair of the commission to revise the general statutes of Kansas from 1921-1923. He moved to Washington, D.C. in 1926 and continued the practice of law until his death July 1, 1934.

The Chester I. Long collection contains material pertaining to Senator and Mrs. Chester Long (Kansas, 1903-1909). Included in the material is correspondence from Theodore Roosevelt, Alice Lee Roosevelt, William Allen White, and William Howard Taft. Miscellaneous White House invitations and calling cards are also included.
 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/22233002

Size
.5 linear ft

Presidential content includes:

- William Taft

- Theodore Roosevelt

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