The papers of Charles L. Marshall, Sr. (1905-1992), Kansas State Architect (1945-1952) and renowned artist, were donated to the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art by his son, Charles Marshall, Jr. in March of 1993, and subsequently transferred to the Kansas State University Archives in July of 1993.
The papers are housed in 1 box. They are divided into six series 1) personal papers (1936-1986), 2) KSU Friends of Art (1950-19 90), 3) Kansas State Art Center (1963-1991), 4) Kansas State Federation of Art (1940-1985), 5) Kansas Society of Artists (1957-19 61), and 6) Zona Wheeler (1943-1978).
Processing of the papers was completed by Cindy Von Elling, Library Assistant I, in April 1994.
The collection's accession number is PC 1994.02
1905 Born August 31 in Atchison, Kansas 1927 Graduated with Bachelors degree in architecture from Kansas State Agricultural College 1929 Earned professional degree in architecture from Kansas State Agricultural College 1945-1952 State Architect for Kansas 1952-1986 Private architectural practice in Topeka, Kansas 1970 Received Waldo B. Heywood award from Topeka Civic Theatre Elected Vice-President of Kansas State Federation of Art 1980 Work was chosen for Kansas Artist Postcard Series 1983 Received Kansas Governor's Artist Award 1992 Died November 14 in Topeka, Kansas
The Charles L. Marshall, Sr. Papers (1936-1991) document his involvement in promoting art in Kansas through his association with several art organizations based in and around Kansas State University. The papers contain correspondence, newsletters, reports, meeting information, printed material and newspaper clippings. They are housed in 1 box.
They are divided into six series 1) personal papers (1936-1986), 2) KSU Friends of Art (1950-1990), 3) Kansas State Art Center (1963-1991), 4) Kansas State Federation of Art (1940-1985), 5) Kansas Society of Artists (1957-1961), and 6) Zona Wheeler (1943-1979). Marshall's personal papers consists primarily of correspondence dealing with his involvement in the KSFA. Most are original or carbon copies, but some are photocopies. Marshall corresponded with John F. Helm, Jr., Mildred E. Hunter, Dr. F. D. Farrell, Russell Thackrey, President James McCain, Birger Sandzen (photocopies only), Charles Stroh, Don Louthian, Herschel C. Logan (photocopies only), Ward Lockwood, Charles B. Rogers, Bernard (Poco) Frazier (photocopies only), Zona Wheeler, Oscar Larmer, Bruce Reed, J. Cranston Heintzelman, Dorothy Barfoot, Mrs. Charles Sanderson, Priscilla Pastrick, Joy Jacobs and Peggy Greene. A biographical sketch is included of Marshall (1963). Also included are personal notes, receipts for paintings, newspaper clippings and exhibition booklets.
The KSU Friends of Art series primarily covers the time period of 1982-1990. Correspondents include Mandy Doolittle, Jessica Reichman and Charles Stroh. Also included are Friends of Art newsletters and an Executive Committee Report (1985-1986). The printed material (1950-1990) contains flyers, an invitation and biographies of Evan Lindquist and Edward Starr.
The Kansas State Art Center series deals with the campaign for an art museum at KSU covering the years of 1963 to 1991. It consists primarily of correspondence with Charles Stroh, Jon Wefald, Jerome Frieman, Gilbert E. Johnson, Mrs. John F. Helm, Russell Thackrey, John F. Helm, John E. Brink, Raymond Spilman, Kenneth M. Heywood and Larry Weigel. It contains notes, a proposal for the art museum, minutes from the board of directors with a worksheet to augment the brochure A New Resource, art center foundation and committee meetings, an executive report and art center fund report. Newspaper clippings, a page from the K-Stater, printer's copy of flyer for KSU art center and foundation contributions, a copy of the flyer never mailed and a suggested program for the proposed art center are contained in the printed material section. Several booklets were also included: Summary of Fund Raising Survey Report for Washburn, The Need for an Art Center at Kansas State University, and A New Resource at One of the Cultural Crossroads of Kansas.
Box Folder Personal 1 01 Correspondence, 1936-1940 02 1941-1952 03 1954-1969 04 1970-1986 05 Receipts for paintings, 1963-1973 06 Exhibitions, 1964, 1967-1968 07 Newspaper clippings, 1936-1980 KSU Friends of Art 08 Correspondence, 1982-1990 09 Newsletters, 1982, 1984-1986, 1988 10 Executive Committee Report, 1985-1986 11 Printed material, 1950-1990 Kansas State Art Center 12 Correspondence, 1963-1965 13 [1967?] 14 1967 15 1968-1969, January 16 1969, February 17 1969, February 27-1980 18 1981-1985 19 1986-1991 20 Printed material 21 Summary of Fund Raising Survey Report 22 The Need for an Art Center at Kansas State 23 A New Resource at one of the Crossroads Kansas State Federation of Art 24 Correspondence, 1952-1970 25 1971-1972 26 1973-1976 27 1977 28 1978-1980 29 1981-1985 30 General information and by-laws 31 Financial information, 1973, 1976 32 Meetings, 1940-1965 33 1966-1971 34 1972-1981 35 Membership, 1961-1972 36 1978-1981 37 Bulletin of Exhibits, 1962-1967 38 1967-1972 39 Exhibition information, 1946-1965 40 1965-1971 41 1971-1981 42 Kansas Society of Artists, 1957-1961 Zona Wheeler 43 Correspondence, 1943-1965 44 1967-1978 45 Exhibitions, 1948, 1952-1953