Finding aids are documents created by a repository’s staff members as a point of access for an archival or manuscript collection. To understand more about how finding aids helps researchers navigate collections of manuscripts, organizational records, personal papers, letters, diaries, and photographs, check out our Finding Aids 101 blog post. Here’s a list of some of Kenneth Spencer Research Library’s newest finding aids, so see which collections interest you!
A photograph of members belonging to the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity at a banquet
from the Dorothy McField collection of sorority and fraternity papers.
African American Experience Collection. Call number: RH MS P944.3. Click image to enlarge.
The title page from Eugène Farcot’s Literary Manuscript Un Voyage Aérien; Dans Cinquante Ans.
Special Collections. Call number: MS K32. Click image to enlarge.
Other new finding aids:
- Blachly, Nora E. Crawford, 1907-2003. Nora Crawford Blachly personal papers. (PP 575)
- Cuthbert & Suehrk, Architects. Cuthbert & Suehrk architectural drawings. (RH AD 2, RH PH P62)
- Diary of an unknown young man. (RH MS P938)
- Flint, Homer Eon, 1889-1924. Homer Eon Flint papers. (MS 328)
- Harrison and Gladys Hollie family photograph collection. (RH PH 112)
- Hersh, Sally Six, 1933-2001. Sally Six Hersh collection. (RH MS 573, RH MS Q97, RH MS R89, RH MS R90, RH MS R91, RH MS S10, RH MS-P 573)
- Kansas Authors’ Club. Kansas Authors Club records & memorabilia. (RH MS 1397)
- Kaw Valley Hemp Pickers photograph collection. (RH PH P2811)
- Keystone View Company. Native American stereocards collection. (RH PH 521)
- Pemberton, Murdock, 1888-1982; Pemberton, Sally. Murdock Pemberton. (MS 327, MS Q67, MS Qa16)
- Proctor, Frank, 1908-1972. Frank Proctor family papers. (RH MS P943)
- Smith, Gary Mark. Gary Mark Smith collection. (RH MS 1380, RH MS Q409, RH MS R386, RH CD 42, RH MS-P1380, RH MS-P1380 (f), RH MS-P1380 (ff))
- Stephen J. Parker personal papers. (PP 574)
- Sturgeon, Christine Hamilton Dicker, 1897-1963. Christine “Felix” Sturgeon papers. (MS 330, MS Qa17)
- Swan, Robert Austin, 1942-. Citizen Diplomacy Archives of Bob Swan. (RH MS 1393, RH MS R394, RH MS R395, RH MS S44)
- United Spanish War Veterans. Frank C. Armstrong Camp No. 3 (Topeka, Kan.) Portrait collection of past commanders of Frank C. Armstrong Camp No. 3, United Spanish War Veterans. (RH PH 53)
- Wight, Lucy A., 1864-. Lucy A. Wight photograph collection. (RH PH 132)