Each entry contains a biographical sketch of the individual obtained from the reference resources maintained in the Special Collections Research Room. Information detailing the individual's association with Kansas State University was the most readily obtainable and constitutes the majority of the biographical sketch for most individuals. The sources used for the biographical sketch are identified. Information about the collection was obtained from either unpublished finding aids available from the University Archives or a cursory examination of the collection itself. The extent of the collection and accession identification are included to aid in accessing the collection.