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This collection consists of collection of documents and reports on the planning and construction of the Kansas Technology Center; slides of university trips and family; and miscellaneous.

Frank Victor Sullivan was born in Wichita, Kansas in 1931. He became fascinated with airplanes and flying growing up in Wichita, and was a member of the Boy Scouts. He would go on to earn a private pilot’s license. He received his bachelor’s degree from Friends University (Wichita). He met his wife, Mary-Kate Larson, while he was in graduate school at the University of Northern Colorado, in Greeley. After they married, they moved to Pittsburg, Kansas in 1963 where Vic began teaching at the Kansas State College of Pittsburg, now Pittsburg State University, where he taught until his retirement in 1998. He completed his doctorate of education from the University of Illinois in 1964. Dr. Sullivan began as an assistant professor in industrial arts, and became a full professor in 1969. By the time he retired he was the Dean of the College of Technology. He was instrumental in the designing, planning, funding, and building of the Kansas Technology Center at PSU. Vic and Mary-Kate were avid travelers, wildlife photographers, and singer. Dr. Vic Sullivan passed away in Pittsburg in 2021.

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Architecture, Business and Industry, Education, Recreation and Tourism


Architecture | Business | Education | Engineering

Size of Collection

4 linear feet

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Manuscript Number

SpC MS 0292

Sullivan, Vic, Collection, 1923-1974



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