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A collection of documents, papers, and letters regarding William E. Powell’s research of mining and European immigrants in southeast Kansas.

Dr. William E. Powell received his Bachelor of Science in Geology (major) and Geography (minor) from Oklahoma State University in 1954. He went on to receive his Master of Science in Geology from the University of Arkansas in 1958 and his Doctor of Philosophy in Geography from the University of Nebraska in 1970. While earning his doctorate, Dr. Powell studied French and German. Later in his life he began to learn Italian, striving for complete fluency. He was a professor at Pittsburg State University from 1959 to 1996, teaching geography and geology. Dr. Powell has published many articles on various subjects, including geology, coal mining, population patterns, and Europeans in southeast Kansas.

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Education, Immigration and Emigration, Languages and Literature, Mining, Nature and Geography


Arts and Humanities | Education | Engineering

Size of Collection

2 linear feet

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Manuscript Number

SpC MS 0251

Powell, William E., collection, 1912-2011

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