Pat Patton collection

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Pat Patton collection


  • 1880–2008 (Creation)


5.50 Linear Feet, 4.00 Boxes

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Scope and content

This collection is composed of materials that were gathered and donated by department staff member Pat Patton and includes artifacts, photographs, articles, books, scrapbooks, and other memorabilia related to the history of Kansas State University between the late 1880s and 2008. The materials described in the container list include 1) research topics of Ms. Patton, such as Minnie Howell Champe (first African American woman to graduate from K-State) and the local chapter of Phi Beta Sigma, and 2) items she collected, including athletics materials and documentation of student life and culture.

System of arrangement

The collection is arranged in four boxes.

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Conditions governing access

No access restriction: All materials are open for research.

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Conditions governing reproduction

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

Includes accession numbers U2000.24, U2002.21, U2003.32, U2004.33, U2004.38, and U2014.26.

Immediate source of acquisition

Acqusition Source: Patricia A. Patton
Acqusition Method: Donation.
Acqusition Date: 20000101

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information

Materials acquired because they document Kansas State University history, especially student life and culture.


2002; 12/03/2003; 09/01/2004; 09/27/2004; 06/27/2014.

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Specialized notes

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

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Describing Archives: A Content Standard

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Archivist's note

Finding Aid Author: Grace Heidebrecht, Colin Halpin, and Cliff Hight
Processing Info: Grace Heidebrecht and Colin Halpin, student assistants, processed the collection and university archivist Cliff Hight reviewed it in 2016.
Publication Date: 2016-05-31

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