Photographic Services photographs

Identity elements

Reference code

US US kmk U2011.08

Level of description



Photographic Services photographs


  • 1866-2007 (Creation)


9.50 Linear Feet, 7.00 Boxes

Name of creator

Administrative history

In 2009, Photographic Services became part of the Division of Communications and Marketing at Kansas State University. Previously, it had been part of the News and Editorial Services Department for many years. When Photographic Services started in 1919, it was under the Office of the President. In 1961, the department was first listed as Photographic Services. For many years, the offices for the unit were in the power plant. In 2010, Photographic Services moved to Dole Hall.
F.E. Colburn, who was also a professor of Illustration, was the first College Photographer in 1919. In 1930, Floyd J. Hanna assumed this role until 1966. From 1966 to 1985 David von Reiesen led Photographic Services, and Paul Maginnes led it from 1986 to 1994. Dan Donnert was the head of Photographic Services from 1994 to 2008, and David Mayes has led the unit since 2008 as the Manager of Communications and Marketing Photographic Services.

Content and structure elements

Scope and content

Photographic materials in this collection include images of campus buildings, visitors to campus, students, athletic events, and faculty and staff.  There also are images of Manhattan and community locations.  Dates range from the 1866 to 2007.

System of arrangement

Arranged by material type: 1) Proofs, 2) Slides, 3) Prints/Negatives, 4) Printed materials, and 5) Photo album.

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Conditions governing access

No access restriction:  All materials are open for research.

Physical access

Technical access

Conditions governing reproduction

The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.  Copyright restrictions may apply.  Please seek permission from Morse Department of Special Collections before using these materials.

Languages of the material

  • English

Scripts of the material

  • Latin

Language and script notes

Finding aids

Acquisition and appraisal elements

Custodial history

It received accession number U2011.08. The materials were either created or acquired by Photographic Services before being transferred to the archives.

Immediate source of acquisition

Acqusition Source: David Mayes
Acqusition Method: Records transfer.
Acqusition Date: 20110301

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information

Acquired in accordance with university's approved records retention policy, PPM 3090.  Photographs are to be retained permanently.


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Related archival materials

Related Materials: See other materials from Photographic Services, as well as the Vertical Files Photograph Collection.

Related descriptions

Specialized notes

  • Citation: [Item title], [item date], Photographic Services photographs, 1866-2007, Box [number], Folder {number or title], Morse Department of Special Collections, Kansas State University Libraries.

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Description control element

Rules or conventions

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Sources used

Sources outside the collection used in preparing the biographical note include the campus directories and Vertical Files.

Archivist's note

Finding Aid Author: Cliff Hight
Processing Info: Student assistant Jeremiah VanGilder processed the materials and university archivist Cliff Hight reviewed it in August 2011.
Publication Date: 2012-01-20

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