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Maynard Angwin (1903-1980) was a prominent businessman in the Pittsburg, Kansas area. His collection consists of bound publications and athletic programs (of Pittsburg State University and other school teams), magazines, clippings, and photographs. The collection contains programs and magazines of various sporting events.

Maynard Angwin was born on July 30, 1903 in Ozark, Missouri. He married Marjorie Coles in Fort Scott, Kansas, on Oct. 10, 1928. After Marjorie Angwin passed away in 1958, Angwin married Mary Deane Jones in 1962. Angwin had two daughters, named Marjorie Dean O’Hara and Carol Sue Heflin, a son, Frederick B. Angwin, and a stepson, Roy Jones. Angwin graduated from Kansas State Teacher’s College, now Pittsburg State University, in 1933. On June 5 of that year, Angwin and his brother, Gordon, started the Gordon Transit Company, which was a city (Pittsburg) bus service. In 1950 he purchased the Jack G. Cherry Insurance Agency, that eventually became known as Angwin Ryan Stanley Inc. After his retirement, Angwin maintained an office on the third floor of the National Bank Building in Pittsburg. He served as president on the Pittsburg Insurance Board and the Kansas Association of Independent Insurance Agents. Angwin was an active and supportive alumnus of Pittsburg State University. He offered his busses for the transport of athletic teams at PSU as they traveled to games around the country. He was the president of the Alumni Association, and of the PSU Endowment Association. In 1970, he received the PSU Alumni Meritorious Achievement award.

Angwin was also active in the Pittsburg community. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church and also held memberships in Masonic orders including the Pittsburg Masonic Blue Lodge, the York Rite bodies and Scottish Rite. He was a member of Mirza Temple of the Shrine, and the Royal Order of Jesters. He was a president for the Pittsburg Area Chamber of Commerce, MoKan Area Boy Scout Council, and the Elm Acres Home for Children. Angwin passed away on March 11, 1980 in Pittsburg, Kansas.

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Business and Industry, Athletics

Size of Collection

3 linear feet

Dates of Collection


Manuscript Number

SpC MS 0118

Angwin, Maynard, Collection, 1932-1977



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