Francis ImMasche papers, 1926-1984
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Brief Description:

This collection primarily includes college documents and printed materials from Frances W. ImMasche, who graduated from Kansas State Agricultural College in 1929. Types of material include correspondence, programs, an agriculture handbook, invitations, cards, graduation programs, travel souvenirs, a scrapbook, and newspaper clippings. Correspondence from his time as a student primarily concerned the college and Lambda Gamma Delta, the honorary agricultural judging fraternity. Correspondence after college mainly includes letters from 1948 to 1954 from Carl (also spelled Karl) Hofer, a German abstract expressionist painter. ImMasche purchased four of his paintings and later donated them to Kansas State University, which are now in the collections of the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art.

Additional topics in the ImMasche papers include his military service in the United States Army and Air Force, as well as a scrapbook documenting his time as a college student (Scrapbook 34 in the archives' scrapbook collection). Correspondents included Leland Call, C. W. McCampbell, F. D. Farrell, Howard T. Hill, H. H. King, and J. H. Burt. Organizations represented include Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Livestock Judging Team, Alpha Zeta, Aggie Orpheum, YMCA, Student Council, and the 1929 Senior Class.

Finally, a photocopy of "German Expressionist Artist Karl Hofer" from Journal of Popular Culture (Volume 22, Issue 4, Spring 1989) by Jessica Reichman and E. R. Hagemann is included and describes Hofer, his paintings, and his exchanges with ImMasche.

Held at:
Morse Department of Special Collections
Email: libsc [at] ksu.edu
Created by: ImMasche, Francis W. (1907-1983)
Volume: 0.5 Linear Feet
Acquired: 12/12/1985.
Access Restrictions: No restrictions.
Subject Index
Kansas State University history
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/Use Restrictions: The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.
Physical Access Notes: No restrictions.
Technical Access Notes: No restrictions.
Acquisition Notes: Marjorie Steerman  Donation.
PreferredCitation: [Item description (name, date, box/folder information, etc.)], Francis ImMasche papers, Morse Department of Special Collections, Kansas State University Libraries.