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Louis H. Douglas papers, 1957–1999

By Cliff Hight

Collection Overview

Title: Louis H. Douglas papers, 1957–1999

Creator: Douglas, Louis H.

Extent: 0.5 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 06/06/2003

Languages: English [eng]

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Louis H. Douglas papers document the career of Douglas and the lecture series that was named after him at Kansas State University. Included are photographs of Douglas and speakers at the lecture series, as well as additional documentation regarding his time as a political science professor at Kansas State University from 1949–1977 and the Lou Douglas Lecture Series that began in 1980.

Biographical Note

Louis H. Douglas was a political science professor at Kansas State University from 1949 to 1977 and received emeritus status after his retirement. He was a founder of the UFM Community Learning Center (UFM) and served on the board until his death in 1979. He spent much of his retirement helping UFM develop its programs. In 1980, UFM inaugurated the Lou Douglas Lecture Series in his honor and with the goal to extend understanding of public policies that can further democratize society.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: No access restrictions: All materials are available for research.

Use Restrictions: The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.

Physical Access Note: Original materials available during open hours of repository and online digitized materials are available with Internet access.

Acquisition Source: University for Man

Acquisition Method: Records transfer.

Separated Materials: Seventy-five (75) photocopies of newspaper articles and ephemera related to Lou Douglas Lecture Series and speakers transferred to Vertical File—Douglas, Lou (filed alphabetically under the speakers' last name).

Preferred Citation: [Item title], [item date], Louis H. Douglas papers, Box 1, Folder [number], Morse Department of Special Collections, Kansas State University Libraries.

Processing Information: Processed after 2003 and revised in 2016 by university archivist Cliff Hight.

Finding Aid Revision History: Revised in 2016 to conform with archival description standards.


Box and Folder Listing

Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Vita of Louis H. Douglas, ca 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Oral history interview transcript of Lou Douglas by James Carey; July 17, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Lou Douglas Scholarship Fund, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Minutes: Lou Douglas Lecture Series Committee; Oct 27, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Awards, Certificates, and Plaques, 1957, 1977Add to your cart.
Item 1: Appointment to Kansas Commission on Constitutional Revision, 1957Add to your cart.
Item 2: State of Kansas Senate Resolution No. 1847 commending Lou Douglas for his service to Kansas State University, 1977Add to your cart.
Item 3: Retirement certificate from Kansas State University, 1977Add to your cart.
Item 4: Lifetime Honorary Membership in the Young Democratic Clubs of Kansas, 1977Add to your cart.
Item 5: Emeritus Life Membership in Phi Kappa Phi, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Photos of Douglas, lecture speakers, and othersAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Plaque designating Lou Douglas as "Honorary Lifetime Chairman" or the Riley County Democratic Party, ndAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Plaque with letter of appreciation to Lou Douglas from the [faculty] of the  "Discipline of Political Science, University of the Philippines" at the time Douglas left the country having served as a Fulbright scholar, Feb 7, 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Framed U.S. one dollar bill "To LOU From all of us at UFM, 1977-78," [University for Man at Kansas State University]Add to your cart.