Name and location of repository
Level of description
Craig Miner-Donald v.R. Drenner collection
- 1960-1992 (Creation)
0.25 Linear Feet
Name of creator
Harold Craig Miner was born October 12, 1944, in Wichita. He attended Minneha school and Southeast High School. He received bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Wichita State University. He received his doctorate from the University of Colorado in 1970. He married Susan in August 1967. They had two sons.
Dr. Miner became known as Kansas' premier historian. He was the Willard W. Garvey Distinguished Professor of Business History and past chairman of the department of history at Wichita State University where he served for 40 years. He was also the author of 40 books on local, regional, and national topics.
Miner served on the Kansas Historical Foundation Board of Directors and as [url=https://www.kshs.org/kansapedia/kansas-historical-foundation-presidents/17673]president[/url] from 1993 to 1994. He conducted countless hours of research at the Historical Society archives while compiling his numerous books on Kansas history. He was serving on the advisory board of <emph render='italic'>Kansas History: A Journal of the Central Plains</emph> at the time of his death.
His avocational passions included observing the night sky, bicycling, classical music, book collecting, and classic cars.
He died September 12, 2010, in Wichita.
Content and structure elements
Scope and content
The Craig Miner-Donald v.R.Drenner collection (1960, 1991-2008) is made up of two series: Correspondence and Ephemera. The majority of the correspondence is between Craig Miner and Donald Drenner and housed in boxes one and two. The Ephemera shares box two with correspondence and additional ephemera is contained in boxes three and four. Ephemera of interest may be <emph render='italic'>Faustus </emph>prints and <emph render='italic'>Darksome House</emph> prints.
System of arrangement
his collection consist of four boxes arranged in two series: 1) Correspondence (1960, 1991-2008) and 2) Ephemera (1995, undated).
Conditions of access and use elements
Conditions governing access
No access restriction: All materials are open for research.
Conditions governing reproduction
The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.
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Scripts of the material
Language and script notes
Acquisition and appraisal elements
It received accession number P2001.07.
Immediate source of acquisition
Acqusition Source: Craig Miner
Acqusition Method: Donation
Acqusition Date: 20011001
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information
Three boxes (boxes 2-4 in collection) were donated by Susie Miner in 2014.
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Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related archival materials
Related Materials: P1983.04, Donald von Ruysdael Drenner papers.
Preferred Citation: [Item title], [item date], Craig Miner-v.R.Drenner collection, Box [number], Folder [number or title], Morse Department of Special Collections, Kansas State University Libraries.
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Rules or conventions
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Publication Date: 2018-09-18