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Progressive Study Club Collection, 1949-2018, Special Collections, Leonard H. Axe Library Nov 2022

Progressive Study Club Collection, 1949-2018, Special Collections, Leonard H. Axe Library

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Bylaws, constitutions, certificates, collects, correspondence, financials, newspaper clippings, photographs, records, scrapbooks & yearbooks related to the Progressive Study Club of Pittsburg, Kansas.

The Progressive Study Club, part of the Third District of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs of Kansas, was organized in 1949. The goal of the club, as stated in its constitution, is to “promote civic, social, philanthropic, cultural, and educational movements, and thereby gain more knowledge.” The club, comprised of only women, would meet regularly and take on special projects. These projects included donating items and their time to the community. Dorothy Resnar (1924-2013) was a long-time …


St. Mary's University Archives: Periodicals And Serial Publications, St. Mary's University Archives Oct 2022

St. Mary's University Archives: Periodicals And Serial Publications, St. Mary's University Archives

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Included in this list are:

• Periodical or serial publications issued by the departments of St. Mary’s University of San Antonio, Texas, its schools, and its recognized faculty or student organizations.

• Those titles for which specimens are in custody in the University Archives.


Lafferty Family Collection, 1886-1976, Special Collections, Leonard H. Axe Library Sep 2022

Lafferty Family Collection, 1886-1976, Special Collections, Leonard H. Axe Library

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This collection includes correspondence, newspapers, newspaper clippings, certificates, Sunday school lessons, photography, miscellaneous materials related members of the Lafferty, Jenkins and Massingill families.

The materials in this collection are largely centered on the Lafferty, Jenkins, & Massingill families. Common names among the materials include, Dr. Harry Earle Jenkins, James Jerome Lafferty, and William Massingill. Dr. H. E. Jenkins (b.1899 - d. 1983) was president of Tyler Junior College from 1946-1980. Prior to his going to Tyler, Texas, Dr. Jenkins, a Pittsburg, Kansas native, graduated from the Kansas Teachers College of Pittsburg (today’s Pittsburg State University) taught school in McCune, Kansas …


Sullivan, Vic, Collection, 1923-1974, Special Collections, Leonard H. Axe Library Aug 2022

Sullivan, Vic, Collection, 1923-1974, Special Collections, Leonard H. Axe Library

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This collection consists of collection of documents and reports on the planning and construction of the Kansas Technology Center; slides of university trips and family; and miscellaneous.

Frank Victor Sullivan was born in Wichita, Kansas in 1931. He became fascinated with airplanes and flying growing up in Wichita, and was a member of the Boy Scouts. He would go on to earn a private pilot’s license. He received his bachelor’s degree from Friends University (Wichita). He met his wife, Mary-Kate Larson, while he was in graduate school at the University of Northern Colorado, in Greeley. After they married, they moved …


Kriegsman, Helen F., Collection, 1939-2006, Special Collections, Leonard H. Axe Library Aug 2022

Kriegsman, Helen F., Collection, 1939-2006, Special Collections, Leonard H. Axe Library

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This collection consists of newspaper clippings, papers, awards, certificates, and school memorabilia of Dr. Helen F. Kriegsman, a professor who taught at Pittsburg State University.

Helen F. Kriegsman was born on February 27, 1924 in Pittsburg, Kansas. She attended the Kansas State Teachers College of Pittsburg (now Pittsburg State University) where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Education in 1944 and a Master of Science degree in 1947. Helen Kriegsman went on to receive a PhD in Philosophy of Math Education from Ohio State University in 1964. Dr. Kriegsman taught at Labette County High School, Chanute Senior High School …


Brooks, Anne Tedlock, Collection, 1927-1980, Special Collections, Leonard H. Axe Library Jun 2022

Brooks, Anne Tedlock, Collection, 1927-1980, Special Collections, Leonard H. Axe Library

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This collection consists of personal correspondence, newspaper clippings, journal and magazine clippings, manuscripts, photographs, programs, publications, awards, and other miscellaneous materials.

Anne Tedlock Brooks was born in Columbus, Kansas in 1905 to Mary Alice Hall and James Matthew Tedlock. She attended the Kansas State Teachers College (now Pittsburg State University) and received a life teaching certificate in 1927. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Oregon, and attended graduate school at the University of San Francisco. She worked as a school teacher for a number of years. She was a writer who sometimes published under the pen names …


Vollen, Gene, Papers, 1968-1990, Special Collections, Leonard H. Axe Library Apr 2022

Vollen, Gene, Papers, 1968-1990, Special Collections, Leonard H. Axe Library

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This collection consists of letters, photographs, lectures, programs, audio recordings, and newspapers primarily relating to the life and career of Eric Vaughn.

A native of Michigan, Dr. Gene Vollen (1933-) attended Michigan State University, where he earned degrees in music education and theory/composition. His doctoral studies were completed in 1970 at North Texas State University, focusing on musicology with a minor in composition. Listed among his academic honors is a Fulbright Fellowship to the Sorbonne in 1965-66.

Prior to his appointment at Pittsburg State University (PSU) in 1970, Dr. Vollen taught in the music departments of Union University in Jackson, …


Vanlandingham, Nada Pauline, Collection, Circa 1937-1988, Special Collections, Leonard H. Axe Library Apr 2022

Vanlandingham, Nada Pauline, Collection, Circa 1937-1988, Special Collections, Leonard H. Axe Library

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The collection consists of photographs, music books, and personal documents relating to the life and career of PSU alum Nada Pauline Vanlandingham.

Nada Pauline Vanlandingham (1916-2002) was born in Olathe, Kansas. She graduated from Ottawa High School in Ottawa, Kansas. After Attending Ottawa University for two years, Vanlandingham transferred to Kansas State Teachers College of Pittsburg (today’s Pittsburg State University), where she graduated with her Bachelor of Music degree in 1938. Her principal instrument was the double bass. She went on to earn her Master of Music degree from University of Kansas. Vanlandingham began her public school teaching career in …


Thuenemann, Margaret, Collection, 1988-1999, Special Collections, Leonard H. Axe Library Apr 2022

Thuenemann, Margaret, Collection, 1988-1999, Special Collections, Leonard H. Axe Library

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This collection consists of music and teaching resources relating to the career of PSU music professor Margaret Thuenemann.

Margaret Thuenemann (1919-2002) was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. She attended the Cincinnati public schools, graduating from West Night High School. She went on to study music at the Cincinnati College of Music. There, she received her Bachelor of Degree in 1946, and later the Post-Graduate Diploma and the prestigious Springer Gold Medal of Honor for outstanding achievement in voice. Opportunities for further study were made possible by a Fulbright Grant which took her to Munich in 1953. After a successful performance career …


Martin, Pepper, Collection, 1910-1918, Special Collections, Leonard H. Axe Library Mar 2022

Martin, Pepper, Collection, 1910-1918, Special Collections, Leonard H. Axe Library

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This collection includes publications, and a panoramic photo from 1910-1918. Harold Pepper Martin is a resident of Pittsburg, Kansas.


Poole, Dorothy, Collection, 1924, Special Collections, Leonard H. Axe Library Feb 2022

Poole, Dorothy, Collection, 1924, Special Collections, Leonard H. Axe Library

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This collection includes essays, short stories, notes, and tests results, apparently taken while a student at State Manual Training Normal School in Pittsburg, Kansas.

Dorothy Ann (Hicks) Poole was born in 1894. She married William Harvey Poole (b. 1892 - d. 1980) in 1916 in Columbus, Kansas. They had one son. Dorothy attended the State Manual Training Normal School (now Pittsburg State University) around 1924. William worked in the oil business and also served as the mayor of Galena, Kansas. Dorothy Poole passed away in 1982.


Muller, Samuel B., Collection, Circa 1970, Special Collections, Leonard H. Axe Library Feb 2022

Muller, Samuel B., Collection, Circa 1970, Special Collections, Leonard H. Axe Library

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This collection consists of the medical equipment used by Dr. Samuel B. Muller in the Nursing Department during his stay at Pittsburg State University.

Dr. Samuel B. Muller was born in 1905 in Kansas City, Missouri. In 1932, Dr. Muller received his Bachelors of Science, and in 1934, a Doctor in Medicine from the University of Kansas. In 1934 he married Cordelia White. He practiced medicine in Southeast Kansas following the marriage. In 1941, Dr. Muller began working at the Royal Oak Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan. In 1942, Dr. Muller became a Lieutenant Commander in the Naval Reserve and …


War (University Of Maine) Records, 1897-2001, Special Collections, Raymond H. Fogler Library, University Of Maine Jan 2022

War (University Of Maine) Records, 1897-2001, Special Collections, Raymond H. Fogler Library, University Of Maine

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The University of Maine saw approximately 1,000 students and alumni serve in World War I and 3,900 serve in World War II. Both wars had a strong effect on the university and its students; the desire to honor those who had served and to memorialize those who had died led to various activities on campus. After the end of World War I, funds were raised to erect the Memorial Gymnasium and Armory and after World War II, those who had died were honored in a volume titled "University of Maine, World War II: In Memoriam." The Alumni Association sent questionnaires …


Hart (James Norris) Correspondence, 1910-1975, Special Collections, Raymond H. Fogler Library, University Of Maine Jan 2022

Hart (James Norris) Correspondence, 1910-1975, Special Collections, Raymond H. Fogler Library, University Of Maine

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James Norris Hart was dean emeritus of the University of Maine and professor emeritus of mathematics and astronomy. He was born in Willimantic, Maine, in 1861 and died in 1959. He received a B.C.E. degree from the Maine State College in 1885 and a C.E. in 1890. In 1897 he earned a M.S. degree from the University of Chicago.

Hart was an instructor in mathematics at the University of Maine starting in 1887 and dean of the University in 1903. Hart was awarded for his service to the University of Maine with a degree of doctor of science in 1908. …


Aceto (Thomas D.) Papers, 1986-1991, Special Collections, Raymond H. Fogler Library, University Of Maine Jan 2022

Aceto (Thomas D.) Papers, 1986-1991, Special Collections, Raymond H. Fogler Library, University Of Maine

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Thomas (Tom) D. Aceto was born March 12, 1937 in Schenectady, New York. He received a B.S. in 1959 from State University College in Potsdam, New York. Aceto received a M.S. from Southern Illinois University in 1961 and an Ed.D. from Indiana University in 1967.

Aceto came to the University of Maine in 1978 as Vice President for Student Affairs and Cooperative Associate Professor of Education. From 1984-1987 Aceto was Vice President for Student & Administrative Services and from 1987-1991 he was Vice President for Administration. In 1991, Aceto left the University of Maine to become the president of North …


Division Of Lifelong Learning (University Of Maine) Records, 1988-2020, Special Collections, Raymond H. Fogler Library, University Of Maine Jan 2022

Division Of Lifelong Learning (University Of Maine) Records, 1988-2020, Special Collections, Raymond H. Fogler Library, University Of Maine

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The University of Maine's Division of Lifelong Learning (DLL) was established effective July 1, 1996, under the directorship of Robert (Bob) C. White, who would later be appointed associate provost and dean of the Division. The Division had responsibility for providing leadership in lifelong learning including: formal academic course work; matriculation toward a non-traditional degree (Bachelor of University Studies); and non-degree institutes, seminars, workshops, symposia, and courses. In 2022, DLL now encompasses the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (CITL), UMaineOnline, Summer University, and Winter Session, the Bachelor of University Studies, College Success Programs, the Frederick E. Hutchinson Center, …


Inventory Of Records: Vice President For Academics (Provost), St. Mary's University Archives Jan 2022

Inventory Of Records: Vice President For Academics (Provost), St. Mary's University Archives

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The records of this office document the development and evaluation of curriculum at St. Mary’s University, the development and evaluation of faculty, and the evaluation of student performance. Initiatives to develop novel programs for newly emerging needs in society or to serve non-traditional students and underserved populations are also addressed by this office.


Page Farm And Home Museum (University Of Maine) Records, 1989-2021, Special Collections, Raymond H. Fogler Library, University Of Maine Jan 2022

Page Farm And Home Museum (University Of Maine) Records, 1989-2021, Special Collections, Raymond H. Fogler Library, University Of Maine

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Planning for the Maine Farm and Home Museum began in 1989, overseen by the University of Maine Farm and Home Museum Committee. In 1992, the Museum was renamed the Page Farm and Home Museum in honor of Henry Page

Items in this collection were compiled by Page Farm and Home Museum donor Claire S. Sanders. Sanders was born December 14, 1910, in Sangerville, Maine and was a member of the University of Maine Class of 1934, graduating with a B.S. degree in Home Economics. Sanders went on to work for the University of Maine from 1938-1973, including in the College …


Alpha Beta Chapter Of Omicron Nu (University Of Maine) Records, 1931-1987, Special Collections, Raymond H. Fogler Library, University Of Maine Jan 2022

Alpha Beta Chapter Of Omicron Nu (University Of Maine) Records, 1931-1987, Special Collections, Raymond H. Fogler Library, University Of Maine

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The honors society in home economics Omicron Nu was formed at the Michigan State College in April 1912. The Alpha Beta Chapter of Omicron Nu was established at the University of Maine on April 9, 1931, by National President, Dean Margaret M. Justin, of Kansas State College. Among the 11 charter members were Mildred Brown Schrumpf. The objective of the society was to recognize and promote scholarship, leadership, and research in the field of Human Economics. On February 21, 1990, Omicron Nu merged with Kappa Omicron Phi to form Kappa Omicron Nu (KON) an honor society for collegiate students in …


Honors College (University Of Maine) Records, 1974-2020, Special Collections, Raymond H. Fogler Library, University Of Maine Jan 2022

Honors College (University Of Maine) Records, 1974-2020, Special Collections, Raymond H. Fogler Library, University Of Maine

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The University of Maine Honors Program began in 1935 and transitioned into the Honors College in 2002. In 2002, the Honors College relocated from the original Robert Thomson Honors Center, constructed in 1975, to the newly renovated Center on the first floor of Colvin Hall. The Center had been named in honor of Robert B. Thomson in 1983. Thomson was the director of the Honors Program from 1962-1977. The first director of the Honors College was Charles (Charlie) Slavin, who passed suddenly on July 30, 2012. The Charlie Slavin Research Fund was established in 2012 and a terrace honoring him …


Inventory Of Records: Communications-Public Relations, St. Mary’S University Archives Jan 2022

Inventory Of Records: Communications-Public Relations, St. Mary’S University Archives

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Inventory Of Records: Office Of The President, St. Mary's University Archives Jan 2022

Inventory Of Records: Office Of The President, St. Mary's University Archives

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No abstract provided.


Howard (Michael) Papers, 1955-2001, Special Collections, Raymond H. Fogler Library, University Of Maine Jan 2022

Howard (Michael) Papers, 1955-2001, Special Collections, Raymond H. Fogler Library, University Of Maine

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Michael W. Howard (Ph.D., Boston University, 1981; M.A., Boston University, 1977; B.A., University of Chicago, 1974) came to the University of Maine in 1981 as an assistant professor of Philosophy and went on to chair the department from 1993-1998 and from 2008-2009. Professor Howard retired from the University of Maine in August 2022.

Professor Howard specialized in social and political philosophy and taught courses on justice, political and economic democracy, the history of philosophy (ancient and modern) and formal logic and was involved with various peace and justice organizations, including the Maine Peace Action Committee Peace and Justice Center of …