Collection - Save the Tallgrass Prairie papers

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Save the Tallgrass Prairie papers


  • 1971-1985 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

1.50 Linear Feet

Context area

Name of creator


Administrative history

Archival history

It received accession number P2002.02.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Acqusition Source: Kansas Collection, University of Kansas
Acqusition Method: Donation
Acqusition Date: 19990907

Content and structure area

Scope and content

The three boxes contain correspondence, reports, brochures and flyers, newsletters, newspaper clippings, maps, financial and legal documents, and printed material in various formats created and collected by the Save the Tallgrass Prairie, Inc. (STP), 1971-1985. STP was formed in January 1973 "as an organization of concerned citizens who wanted to re-establish a small segment of the tallgrass prairie in as natural a condition as is possible." Its primary goal was to support legislation for the establishment of a Tallgrass Prairie National Park in the Flint Hills area of Kansas.

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System of arrangement

This collection is arranged in eight (8) series: 1) Organizational Documents; 2) Legislative and Legal Documents (1972-1979); 3) Newspaper Clippings; 4) Maps; 5) Reports and Publications; 6) Wildflowers and Seed; 7) Periodicals and Articles; and 8) Printed Material.

Conditions of access and use area

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.

Language of material

  • English

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Notes area


Preferred Citation: [Item title], [item date], Save the Tallgrass Prairie 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


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  • English



Archivist's note

Processing Info: Archon processing by Edward Nagurny, graduate teaching assistant, June 2015.
Publication Date: 2015-06-19

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Physical storage

  • Box: Boxes 1-3