Name and location of repository
Level of description
Kansas State Agricultural College records
- 1868-1902 (Creation)
Six 5" Letter Size Boxes
Name of creator
Content and structure elements
Scope and content
The Kansas State Agricultural College records were generated and collected by KSAC, the organization that eventually came to be known as Kansas State University. The records pertain to sales of land to establish the college, physical improvements of buildings, and details about college life at the time. They document correspondence to KSAC Presidents (including Joseph Denison, John A. Anderson, and George T. Fairchild). Significant topics covered in the material include leasing land for the Manhattan Street Railway, demands by students for German to be added to the curriculum, "college greenbacks" (a type of banknote issued for use on campus), tuberculosis tests in cattle, industrials (a nineteenth and early twentieth century form of work-study at this institution), and various financial records. Approximate years covered by the records are 1868-1902.
System of arrangement
The collection is arranged into six series: 1) land and financial records 1869-1899; 2) correspondence, 1868-75; 3) correspondence, 1876-87; 4) correspondence (1887-98) and physical improvements (1878-89); 5) bonds, Kansas and Oklahoma Territory 1871-96; 6) bonds, correspondence, and surety bonds, 1870-1901.
Conditions of access and use elements
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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Scripts of the material
Language and script notes
Alternative finding aid found here: https://web.archive.org/web/20210602162359/http://www.lib.k-state.edu/depts/sc_rev/findaids/ua1984-40.php
Acquisition and appraisal elements
The collection was assigned the accession number AC 43, which converted to U1984.39.
Also reference Kansas State Agricultural College collection: U1984.40
Immediate source of acquisition
Acqusition Method: Donation
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information
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Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related archival materials
- Citation: [Item title], [item date], Kansas State Agricultural College Papers 1869-1899, Box [number], Folder [number or title], Morse Department of Special Collections, Kansas State University Libraries.
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Description control element
Rules or conventions
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Processing Info: Archon processing by Edward Nagurny, graduate research assistant, March 2015.