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James C. Carey Papers

Introduction

The papers of James C. Carey, Professor of History (1948-1981) and University Historian (1973-1981) were donated to the University Archives by Dr. Carey prior to his retirement in 1981.

The papers are housed in 8 document boxes (3 linear feet) and arranged alphabetically by name and subject.

Processing of the papers was completed by Anthony Crawford, University Archivist, in 1985. The collection's accession number is UA 81 (revised number, UA 1985.30).

Biographical Sketch

1915        Born, Bancroft, Nebraska

1937        AB degree, Nebraska State College

1940        MA degree, University of Colorado

1941-1945   Director, Colegio America del Callao, Peru

1946-1947   Instructor, University of Colorado

1948        PhD, University of Colorado

1948-1981   Faculty member, Department of History, Kansas State University (full 
            professor, 1954), Latin American History and U.S.-Latin American Relations

1954-1955   Professor, Colegio Pan-Americano (Monterrey, Mexico)

1964-1965   President, Riley Co. Historical Society

1966        Elected president, Faculty Senate, KSU

1968-1969   Professor, University of Oklahoma, US-AID Project in Panama

1969-1970   President, Kansas Association of Teachers of History and Social Science

1973        Designated University Historian

1977        Kansas State University: The Quest for Identity published

1979        Received Fulbright-Hays award to teach at National University of Tucuman 
            in Argentina (fall semester)

1981        Retired, Professor of History, KSU (July 31)

Selective Bibliography

"Casements and the Costa Rican Pacific Road," Kansas Quarterly, II (Summer, 1970), 97-101.

"Dan D. Casement: Viking on a Sea of Grass," The Trail Guide, IV (December, 1959), 1-12.

(Juniata: Gateway to Mid-Kansas,) Kansas Historical Quarterly, XXI (Summer, 1954), 87-94.

Kansas State University: The Quest for Identity. Lawrence: Regents Press of Kansas, 1977.

The Mexican Revolution in Yucatan, 1915-1924. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1984.

Peru and the United States, 1900-1962. Notre Dame, IN: Univ. Press of Notre Dame, 1964.

"Peru: Encouraging New Spirit," Current History, (December, 1965), 321-327.

"William Allen White and Dan D. Casement on Government Regulation," Agricultural History, XXXIII (January, 1959), 16-21.

Scope and Content Note

The papers of James C. Carey were donated to the University Archives by Dr. Carey prior to his retirement as Professor of History at KSU. The material spans the years 1948-1981, and it is arranged alphabetically by name and subject in 8 document boxes (3 linear feet).

The largest portion of the collection documents Dr. Carey's research for his book, Kansas State University: The Quest for Identity, and projects as University Historian. A number of files are associated with Dr. Carey's work on campus, especially his active participation in the American Association of University Professors, and Faculty Senate.

Dr. Carey exchanged letters with a number of U.S. Senators and representatives about different issues. Included in the "Correspondence-Political" folder are letters from Larry Winn, Martha Keys, James B. Pearson, Bob Dole, Keith G. Sebelius, William R. Roy and Edwin C. Johnson. Most of the papers concern Richard Nixon, Watergate and the Vietnam conflict. A letter from Gov. John Carlin about faculty salaries is in the file.

A separate file contains letters with Gale W. McGee, U.S. Senator from Wyoming (1958-1977), and U.S. Ambassador to the Organization of American States (1977-1981). Carey and McGee were classmates in college and they corresponded over the Years. Carey was involved with bringing McGee to KSU for the Little United Nations Assembly (1959), and as a Convocation speaker (1978).

The papers provide important background information about campus activities, especially from 1948, the year Dr. Carey joined the faculty, to 1977, when his history of KSU was published. Although a number of clippings and reports were photocopied and filed in the Vertical File of the University Archives, researchers wanting comprehensive information about the University should consult the collection.

Very few of the papers concern Dr. Carey's direct involvement with the Department of History and his teaching of U.S.-Latin American history at K-State. There is material about his A.I.D. assignment in Panama, 1968-1969, while a visiting Professor for the University of Oklahoma.

Another series of unprocessed Carey papers containing teaching materials and research files for his publications about Latin America is housed in the University Archives.

Container List

Box Folder

1     01       Academic Freedom, 1956-1961
      02       Acker, Duane, 1965-1981
      03       Administration, 1965, 1977, 1980
      04       Alumni, 1974-1979
               American Association of University Professors
      05          Academic Freedom of Students, 1953-1966
      06          Applied Mechanics
      07          Campus Architecture Controversy, 1951-1952
      08          Collegian, 1963
                  Committee E(National),
      09             1959-1962
      10             1954-1956
      11             1957-1958
                  Correspondence,
      12             1976-1978
      13             1962-1965
      14             1961
      15             1956-1957;1960-1961
      16          Disclaimer Affidavit, 1960-1961
      17          Faculty Senate, 1962-1963
	  
2     01          Kansas Conference, 1961-1966
      02          Kansas, University of, 1960-1961
      03          Kansas State Conference, Organ. Mtg., 1960-1961
      04          Minutes, 1961-1967
      05          Newsletters, Kansas Conference, 1962-1980
      06          Newsletters (Other Institutions), 1961-1962
      07          Purpose, 1963
      08          Promotion
      09          Retirement, 1960-1961
      10          Tri-Mester Plans, 1959-1960
      11       Architecture and Design, College of
      12       Archives, 1968-1980
      13       Art, Dept. of and Art, Friends of, 1975-1980
      14       Arts and Sciences, College of, 1962;1980
      15       Athletics, 1975-1977
	  
3     01       Bibliography, ca 1974-1979
               Black History,
      02          Projects, 1976
      03          1974-1980
      04       Budgets and Finances, 1974-1981
      05       Campus Attitudes
      06       Campus Grounds
      07       Casement, Dan D.
      08       Centennial, 1963
      09       Certificates and Awards	  
      10       Chalmers, John, 1953-1967
               Chronology-
      11          Articles and Notes, 1974-1977
                  Events,
      12             1960-1978
      13             1950-1960
      14             After The War, 1946-1948
      15             WWII Years, 1940-1946
      16             1920-1940
      17             The Depression rears, 1928-1938
      18             1900-1920
      19             1855-1899
               Correspondence-General,
      20          1970-1980
      21          1960-1969
      22          1948-1959
	  
               Correspondence-History of KSU
4     01          1980-1981
      02          1978-1979
      03          1973-1977
      04       Correspondence-Political, 1947;1952-1979
      05       Course and Curriculum
      06       Depression Era
      07       Douglas, Louis H., 1979
      08       Early Years of K-State, 1974-1975
      09       Eisenhower Adm., 1974-1979
      10       Endowment, 1966-1979
      11       Engineering, College of, 1976 and 1981
      12       Enrollment, 1975
      13       Faculty, 1975-1980
               Faculty Senate,
      14          1966-1968
      15          1963-1965
      16       Founding of K-State
      17       Graduates, 1976-1979
	  
5     01       Home Economics
      02       Honduras
      03       Humor and Antedotes
      04       India Project
      05       Jardine Administration
      06       KSC Lands
               KSU Historical Society,
      07          Founding, 1977
      08          1975-1980
      09       Kansas Preservation Alliance, 1978-1979
      10       Landon Lectures, 1980
      11       Library
      12       Loyalty Oath
               McCain, James A
      13          1974-1979
      14          1972-1975
      15          Interview, 1950-1975
      16       McGee, Gale, 1959-1980
      17       Military Science, 1974-1977
      18       Music, 1960;1976-1977
      19       Name Changes, 1959; 1975
      20       Naming of KSU Buildings Committee, 1980-1981
      21       Nichols Gym, 1975-1980
	  
6     01       Nixon, Richard M., Visit, 1970
      02       Nonreappointment Review Committee, 1971-1972
               Oral History Interviews,
      03          1972-1975
      04          Quinland, Leon, 1979
               Panama Contract,
      05          1969-1971
      06          1967-1968
      07       Preservation and Restoration of Campus Furnishings Committee, 1979
      08       Presidents, 1975-1980
      09       Presses
      10       Protest Era, 1968-1975
	  
7     01       Protest Era, Articles and Notes, 1968-1975
      02       Public Relations Council, 1964-1978
               Quest For Identity-
      03          Appendices, 1975
      04          Chapter Drafts
      05          Chapter Drafts-Last Chapter, 1966-1975
      06          Correspondence, 1958,1973-1980
      07          Late Additions, 1975-1976
      08          Outlines, Chapter
      09          Outlines, topical
      10          Preface/Intro
      11          Reactions
      12          Reviews, 1977-1978
      13          Terms
      14       Radio, 1973, 1976
      15       Regents, Board of, 1972-1975

8     01       Regents Press of Kansas, 1973-1978
      02       Research, 1974-1980
      03       Riley County Historical Society, 1958-1981
      04       St. Mary College, 1963
      05       Student Affairs, 1964-1975
      06       Student Affairs, Clippings, ca 1967-1978
      07       TIA-CREF
      08       U.S. State Dept. and Foreign Relations, 1948-1978
      09       Vet. Med.
      10       Women Commission on the Status of Women, 1970-1975




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