Craig Miner-Donald v.R. Drenner collection

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US US kmk P2001.07

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Craig Miner-Donald v.R. Drenner collection


  • 1960-1992 (Creation)


0.25 Linear Feet, 4.00 Boxes

Name of creator


Biographical history

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=]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 Faustus prints and Darksome House prints.

System of arrangement

This collection consists of four boxes arranged in two series: 1) Correspondence (1960, 1991-2008) and 2) Ephemera (1995, undated).

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Conditions governing access

No access restriction: All materials are open for research.

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Conditions governing reproduction

The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.

Languages of the material

  • English

Scripts of the material

  • Latin

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Custodial history

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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Related archival materials

Related Materials: P1983.04, Donald von Ruysdael Drenner papers.

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Specialized notes

  • Citation: 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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Describing Archives: A Content Standard

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Archivist's note

Publication Date: 2018-09-18

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Physical storage

  • 2.5" Flip Top, Letter: Box 1, A83412075172
  • Box: Box 2,
  • Box: Box 3,
  • Box: Box 4,
  • 5" Flip Top, Letter: Box 1-Addition, A13411850835
  • 5" Flip Top, Letter: Box 2-Addition, A13411850843