Louis H. Douglas papers

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US US kmk U2003.29

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Louis H. Douglas papers


  • 1957–1999 (Creation)


0.50 Linear Feet, 1.00 Box

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Biographical history

Louis H. Douglas was a political science professor at Kansas State University from 1949 to 1977 and received emeritus status after his retirement. He was a founder of the UFM Community Learning Center (UFM) and served on the board until his death in 1979. He spent much of his retirement helping UFM develop its programs. In 1980, UFM inaugurated the Lou Douglas Lecture Series in his honor and with the goal to extend understanding of public policies that can further democratize society.

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Scope and content

The Louis H. Douglas papers document the career of Douglas and the lecture series that was named after him at Kansas State University. Included are photographs of Douglas and speakers at the lecture series, as well as additional documentation regarding his time as a political science professor at Kansas State University from 1949–1977 and the Lou Douglas Lecture Series that began in 1980.

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No access restrictions: All materials are available for research.

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

Languages of the material

  • English

Scripts of the material

  • Latin

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Custodial history

The collection was assigned the accession number U2003.29. It had been with the transferring unit before coming to the archives.

Immediate source of acquisition

Acqusition Source: University for Man
Acqusition Method: Records transfer.
Acqusition Date: 20030606

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General note

Separated Materials: Seventy-five (75) photocopies of newspaper articles and ephemera related to Lou Douglas Lecture Series and speakers transferred to Vertical File—Douglas, Lou (filed alphabetically under the speakers' last name).

Specialized notes

  • Citation: Preferred Citation: [Item title], [item date], Louis H. Douglas 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: Cliff Hight
Processing Info: Processed after 2003 and revised in 2016 by university archivist Cliff Hight.

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