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A collection of speeches, newspaper clippings, correspondence, publications, and photographs of Dr. Alvin H. Proctor. Alvin. H. Proctor was born on July 29, 1912. He attended the University of Kansas from 1930-1931, and Kansas State Teachers College (KSTC) from 1932-1935 where he graduated with a double major in English and journalism. Alvin Proctor married Mary Faye Cooper in 1933. Proctor received his master’s degree from KSTC in 1936. He taught history, government, and journalism at Hot Springs High School in New Mexico before beginning studies at the University of Wisconsin for a Ph.D. from 1938-1939. He had various teaching positions until he was commissioned as a lieutenant in the aviation branch of the U.S. Naval Reserve in 1944. Proctor taught at Fort Hays State College in 1943 and 1946-47 before he returned to the University of Wisconsin to complete his Ph.D. in history and government in June 1948. He was a part of the faculty at Pittsburg State University from 1948 until 1984 as a history professor and administrator. Dr. Proctor passed away in Frontenac, Kansas in 2001.

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SpC MS 0231

Proctor, Alvin H., Collection, 1944-1999

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