Craig Miner-Donald v.R. Drenner collection, 1960-1992
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Brief Description: The Craig Miner-Donald v.R.Drenner collection (1960, 1991-2008) is made up of two series: Correspondence and Ephemera.  The majority of the correspondence is between Craig Miner and Donald Drenner and housed in boxes one and two.  The Ephemera shares box two with correspondence and additional ephemera is contained in boxes three and four.  Ephemera of interest may be Faustus prints and Darksome House prints.
Held at:
Morse Department of Special Collections
Email: libsc [at]
Created by: Miner, Craig (1944-2010)
Volume: 0.25 Linear Feet
Acquired: 10/01/2001. Three boxes (boxes 2-4 in collection) were donated by Susie Miner in 2014.
Arrangement: his collection consist of four boxes arranged in two series: 1) Correspondence (1960, 1991-2008) and 2) Ephemera (1995, undated).
Biographical Note for Miner, Craig (1944-2010) :

Harold Craig Miner was born October 12, 1944, in Wichita. He attended Minneha school and Southeast High School. He received bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Wichita State University. He received his doctorate from the University of Colorado in 1970. He married Susan in August 1967. They had two sons.

Dr. Miner became known as Kansas' premier historian.  He was the Willard W. Garvey Distinguished Professor of Business History and past chairman of the department of history at Wichita State University where he served for 40 years.  He was also the author of 40 books on local, regional, and national topics.

Miner served on the Kansas Historical Foundation Board of Directors and as president from 1993 to 1994. He conducted countless hours of research at the Historical Society archives while compiling his numerous books on Kansas history. He was serving on the advisory board of Kansas History: A Journal of the Central Plains at the time of his death.

His avocational passions included observing the night sky, bicycling, classical music, book collecting, and classic cars.

He died September 12, 2010, in Wichita.

Access Restrictions: No access restriction: All materials are open for research.
Subject Index
Kansas life and culture
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: Original materials available during open hours of repository and any digitized materials that are online are available with Internet access.
Acquisition Notes: Craig Miner  Donation
Related Materials: P1983.04, Donald von Ruysdael Drenner papers.
PreferredCitation: [Item title], [item date], Craig Miner-v.R.Drenner collection, Box [number], Folder [number or title], Morse Department of Special Collections, Kansas State University Libraries.