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Antonino Oral Histories

 Collection — Box: MS 024-1
Identifier: MS 024
Scope and Contents The Antonino Oral Histories Collection consists of oral history interviews conducted by Dr. James N. Leiker in 2003 and 2004 in preparation for the community’s church centennial celebration in 2005. The interviews and videos created for the centennial were also part of the research conducted by Dr. Leiker for his book “The Changing Village: A History of Antonino, Kansas” published in 2005. Funding for the research effort came from the Antonino Christian Mothers Organization in conjunction with...

Ava Spencer Collection

Identifier: MS 003
Overview The booklets contained in this collection deal with the Soviet Army and were compiled by the United States Defense Intelligence Agency and the Combat Studies Institute. The reports are from the U.S. Army regarding the operations the 12th Army Group and the 4th Armored Division underwent during 1944-1945.

Cecil B. and Laura G. Currey Archive of Military History

Identifier: MS 001
Overview The collection contains items on the American Revolution, the Civil War, World War I, World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam Conflict. Correspondence, memorabilia, telegrams, photographs, declassified Army documents, reports, newspapers, journals, manuscripts, teaching materials, and transcripts of interviews are among many things that are a part of this distinctive collection.

Dana Chwan Collection

Identifier: MS 004
Overview Dana Chwan was the wife of First Lieutenant Michael Chwan, an Air Force pilot shot down over North Vietnam at the beginning of the war. He was listed on the Missing in Action and Prisoner of War lists for years until 2/3 of his teeth and a piece of his jaw bone were identified. Those remains of Lt. Chwan are now buried in Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C.Because of Lt. Chwan's involvement with the Vietnamese conflict, Dana Chwan was extremely active in POW/MIA Affairs...

Donna Malsom Library

Identifier: MS 010
Overview The Donna Malsom Library contains books and videos regarding the Smoky Hill Trail and the area surrounding it.

Dorman Lehman Collection

Identifier: MS 013
Overview The Dorman Lehman Collection contains materials relating to the Overland Trails with an emphasis on the Leavenworth and Pike’s Peak Express. The collection of maps, research notes, correspondence, articles, and surveys was given to the Smoky Hill Trail Association by Mr. Lehman at the annual conference in Russell, Kansas in October 2014.

Edmund Pfannenstiel Collection

Identifier: MS 011
Overview The Edmund Pfannenstiel Collection includes wartime logs, letters and correspondence, service records and honors from his time as a prisoner of war in Stalag IX B during World War II.

Kansas Oral History Project Collection

Identifier: MS 016
Scope and Contents The Kansas Oral History Project Collection originated from the office of Dr. James L. Forsythe, professor for the History Department at Fort Hays Kansas State College, now Fort Hays State University. There are interviews conducted by Dr. James L. Forsythe as part of his historical research into the history of the University, and other subjects. The majority of the interviews were collected by students as an element of their coursework under Dr. Forsythe. The subject matter covered in...

Lawrence E. Osswald Collection

Identifier: MS 012
Scope and Contents The collection is from Lawrence E. Osswald’s time in Hays, Kansas where he served as Corporal in the US Army 480th MPEG Company in a American Prisoner-of War camp for Germans POW’s. The camp was located on the grounds of the Agricultural Experiment Station [currently the KSU Agricultural Research Center] South of Hays. Most of the photographs are copies of pictures that were taken by L. C. Aicher who was the superintendent at the Fort Hays Experiment Station during this time. Film no....

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