Michaeline Chance-Reay papers

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Michaeline Chance-Reay papers


  • 1999-2011 (Creation)


0.50 Linear Feet, 1.00 Box

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Materials include research notes from Ms. Reay's 1999 book, Land Grant Ladies: Kansas State University Presidential Wives, typescript with handwritten notes of a speech given in 2009, Christmas card and letter from 2008 that Joseph Denison's great-grandson sent to Ms. Chance-Reay, a scrap of fleece that bears the Kansas State University imprint from 2011, a letter from Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor from 2011, Cherokee Area Archives first lady photograph, Land Grant Ladies Book Review, A first lady cookbook, PEO magazine and yearbook, and Domestic Science Club information and materials.

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Research materials are in alphabetical order by president's last name.  Accruals follow in order of acquisition.

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No access restrictions: All materials are open for research.

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

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  • English

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  • Latin

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Materials given by creator on specified dates.  Typescript from 2009 not accessioned; Christmas card and fleece scrap accessioned as U2012.01 in 2012.  Letter from Sotomayor accessioned as U2012.49 in 2012. "Land Grant Ladies" book review, cookbook, and PEO yearbook accessioned as U2014.62 in 2014. Cherokee Area Archives photograph, PEO Magazine, and Domestic Science Club accessioned as U2015.31 in 2015.

Immediate source of acquisition

Acqusition Source: Michaeline Chance-Reay
Acqusition Method: Donation.
Acqusition Date: 20000815

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information

Acquired to help document sources used in book, as well as to document the academic efforts of university faculty.


05/07/2009; 01/10/2012; 10/30/2012; 06/30/2015; 12/30/2014

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  • Citation: [Item title], [item date], Michaeline Chance-Reay papers, Box [number], Folder [number], Morse Department of Special Collections, Kansas State University Libraries.

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Finding Aid Author: Tony Crawford and Cliff Hight
Processing Info: First portion of papers were processed originally in 2000.
Publication Date: 2012-02-27

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