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Francis ImMasche papers
- 1926-1984 (Creation)
0.50 Linear Feet, 1.00 Box
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This collection primarily includes college documents and printed materials from Frances W. ImMasche, who graduated from Kansas State Agricultural College in 1929. Types of material include correspondence, programs, an agriculture handbook, invitations, cards, graduation programs, travel souvenirs, a scrapbook, and newspaper clippings. Correspondence from his time as a student primarily concerned the college and Lambda Gamma Delta, the honorary agricultural judging fraternity. Correspondence after college mainly includes letters from 1948 to 1954 from Carl (also spelled Karl) Hofer, a German abstract expressionist painter. ImMasche purchased four of his paintings and later donated them to Kansas State University, which is now in the collections of the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art.
Additional topics in the ImMasche papers include his military service in the United States Army and Air Force, as well as a scrapbook documenting his time as a college student (Scrapbook 34 in the archives' scrapbook collection). Correspondents included Leland Call, C. W. McCampbell, F. D. Farrell, Howard T. Hill, H. H. King, and J. H. Burt. Organizations represented include Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Livestock Judging Team, Alpha Zeta, Aggie Orpheum, YMCA, Student Council, and the 1929 Senior Class.
Finally, a photocopy of "German Expressionist Artist Karl Hofer" from Journal of Popular Culture (Volume 22, Issue 4, Spring 1989) by Jessica Reichman and E. R. Hagemann is included and describes Hofer, his paintings, and his exchanges with ImMasche.
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Conditions governing access
No access restrictions: 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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Acquisition and appraisal elements
Unclear, although art professor Jessica Reichman (pronounced rich-man) was the courier of the materials from the donor. The paintings are part of the collection at the Beach Museum of Art. It received accession number P1985.09.
Immediate source of acquisition
Acqusition Source: Marjorie Steerman
Acqusition Method: Donation.
Acqusition Date: 19851212
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These materials document student life in the 1920s, as well as activities of alumni. Of note are the correspondence from German artist Carl (also spelled Karl) Hofer concerning his paintings that ImMasche purchased and later donated to Kansas State University.
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- Citation: Preferred Citation: [Item title], [item date], Francis ImMasche papers, Box [number], folder [number or title], Morse Department of Special Collections, Kansas State University Libraries.
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Finding Aid Author: Rachel Land
Processing Info: Student assistant Rachel Land processed and described materials, based on earlier inventories, and university archivist Cliff Hight reviewed the finding aid in November 2014.
Publication Date: 2014-11-20