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Nancy Vogel Collection

Identifier: FC 017
The collection contains information about Maureen Daly, whom Nancy Vogel researched for her manuscripts and articles. Maureen Daly was a Young Adult Literature author, and writer at several newspapers, including the Chicago Tribune. She is famous for her Young Adult Literature book, Seventeenth Summer, published in 1942. This series contains stories, interviews, articles, and autobiographical information all written by Maureen Daly. There are also book reviews, articles, audiotapes, videotapes and interviews with information about Maureen Daly. Also included is Maureen Daly’s personal correspondence.

One of the boxes contains information over Dwight D. Eisenhower and his family. Nancy Vogel went to the Eisenhower Presidential Library to research Eisenhower, Robert Frost, and Andrew Wyeth. Andrew Wyeth was a painter that did some paintings for Dwight Eisenhower. Included in this box is research done on all three men and correspondence. Nancy Vogel was also on the Eisenhower Centennial Committee and corresponded with some of Eisenhower’s family members. There are also meeting minutes, brochures, pamphlets, newspaper articles, committee correspondence, and a videotape of Dwight’s son, David Eisenhower’s, speech and press conference. The box also contains information over Susan Eisenhower, Dwight’s granddaughter.

Nancy Vogel’s personal papers include correspondence between her and Maureen Daly, and general correspondence with others. She also had a Young Literature stamp collection, articles, brochures and pamphlets over churches and parishes and a proposal for a book over Maureen Daly. In her Fort Hays State University papers she has folders for the Conferences she attended with some of the folders containing papers she presented, photographs of her at the conference and correspondences over the conferences. One of the folders contains information from the Fall English Conference held at Fort Hays State University in 1989 where Maureen Daly came to the University to give a lecture.

Also included in her Fort Hays State University collection is information on Nancy Vogel’s sabbatical, correspondence, and her many manuscripts over articles and books she wrote. There are folders that contain research over Maureen Daly and William McGivern (Maureen’s husband) and notes and biographical information. At the end there is information on the President’s Distinguished Scholar Award that Nancy won, and her involvement with Phi Delta Kappa and the Fort Hays State University Board of Trustees. She also has a folder with published journal and periodical articles and then various pictures and memorabilia.


  • 1923- 2014


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Items cannot be removed from the University Archives. Please ask for the assistance of the Archivist when handling these items. Additionally Box 8 -Folder 1 contains materials related to students' grades and identities. This material must be redacted by archival staff before use. If you wish to view Folder 1 please contact the University Archives to make arrangements.

Conditions Governing Use

Written permission must be obtained from the Fort Hays State University Archives and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.


5.0 Linear Feet (12 boxes )


Nancy Vogel Collection correspondence, conference papers, photographs, articles, Fort Hays State University faculty papers, video tapes, audiotapes, manuscripts, journals, periodicals, and books collected by Nancy Vogel.

Biographical / Historical

Nancy Vogel started working as an Instructor of English at Fort Hays Kansas State College in 1965. She then went on to get her PhD at the University of Kansas and served as a teaching assistant there from 1968-1970. She was hired as an assistant professor and then associate professor of English at Fort Hays Kansas State College in 1971, and then in 1977 she became a Professor of English at Fort Hays State University.

One of Nancy Vogel’s accomplishments at Fort Hays State University was to bring the author, Maureen Daly in 1989, to the Fall English Workshop on campus and then to have her speak at the Hays Public Library. While at Fort Hays State University she started the Young Reader’s Conference in the 1990s, where she worked to bring third graders to fifth graders up to the Fort Hays State University campus to meet authors from around the United States. This conference was aimed at encouraging students to become lifelong readers.

During her time at Fort Hays State University, Nancy Vogel published and edited several articles. Some of these articles were “The Semicentennial of Seventeenth Summer: Maureen Daly’s Acts of Love” in the Nebraska English Journal and “Set Theory: A Paradigm Pertinent to English Education” in the journal English Education.

While at Fort Hays State University, she was involved in the University chapter of Phi Delta Kappa and won the President’s Distinguished Scholar’s Award in 1995. She retired from the University in May 2000.


Maureen Daly’s series is arranged first by awards she won, a copy of her college degree, and then articles and stories that she wrote or was a contributing author and interviews done by Maureen Daly. Next are articles, interviews, stories, and book reviews over Maureen Daly. Lastly is Maureen Daly’s correspondence, various newspaper articles she collected, and audiotapes and videotapes with her as the speaker.

Eisenhower’s series is arranged chronologically.

Nancy Vogel’s personal papers are arranged chronologically. Her Fort Hays State University papers are arranged with information over Nancy Vogel first, such as her resume and then her President’s Distinguished Scholar Award and then organizations she was involved in. Next is her conferences, sabbatical information, student papers, correspondences, manuscripts, journals and periodicals, and then pictures and memorabilia.

Related Materials

There is also a faculty file on Nancy Vogel
Revised by David Obermayer
2016; 2018

Repository Details

Part of the Fort Hays State University Archives Repository

University Archives
Forsyth Library
502 South Campus Drive
Hays KS 67601 United States