Barry Flinchbaugh papers

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US US kmk U2014.10

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Barry Flinchbaugh papers



70.50 Linear Feet, 46.00 Boxes

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Scope and content

This collection documents the academic career of Dr. Barry Flinchbaugh, professor emeritus of agricultural economics, noted speaker, and former assistant to Kansas State University president.
This collection has been arranged in the following series: correspondence, reports, professional activities, speeches, press releases, schedules, course materials, people to people, subject files, personal files, publications, and audiovisual materials. With correspondence compromising the majority of the material. A bulk of the communication is from his time as special assistant to President Duane Acker. With the second-largest amount concerning his work on farm bills, legislation, and lobbying. The remainder of the correspondence handles professional matters, arranging overseas trips, scheduling talks, and general correspondence with personal & professional contacts.
The collection also contains speeches, with and without visual aids, given by Flinchbaugh on a variety of subjects involving agricultural economics. The collection also includes materials such as Kansas agricultural extension history, professional accomplishments, extracurricular involvement including Alpha Kappa Lambda Social Fraternity & Kansas Agricultural and Rural leadership organization, course prep, and outlines, and numerous VHS and cassette tapes in which he is a featured speaker.
It also includes a number of diverse materials including schedules, artifacts (a boomerang and a protest sign), awards, book drafts, and photographs from his numerous international trips through the People to People group.

System of arrangement

The first part of the collection is organized chronologically from 1970-2011 and those boxes are arranged alphabetically within the given year. The rest of the materials are arranged by series and have been kept in the original order imposed by Dr. Flinchbaugh.

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Conditions governing access

All materials are open for research except Box 46 Folder: Personnel file, which requires permission from the univerisity archivist to access.

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Conditions governing reproduction

The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.

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  • English

Scripts of the material

  • Latin

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Accession number U2014.10

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Acqusition Source: Barry L. Flinchbaugh
Acqusition Method: Donation.
Acqusition Date: 20140408

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Specialized notes

  • Citation: [Item title], [item date], Barry Flinchbaugh papers, Box [number], Folder [number or title], Morse Department of Special Collections, Kansas State University Libraries.

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Archivist's note

Finding Aid Author: Audrey E. Swartz
Processing Info: Student assistant Joshua Edgar initially processed the collection in 2015, which was revised by processor Audrey E. Swartz in 2017/2018, with additions added by Swartz in 2020.

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