Download Full Text (128 KB)


Personal documents, correspondence, and financial records of Robert W. Hart, former professor at Pittsburg State University.

Robert William Hart was born in 1896 to William and Sarah Hart and grew up in Crawford County, Kansas. In 1916 he graduated from the State Manual Training Normal School (now Pittsburg State University), and found early work as an engineer. Robert served as an ensign in the navy during World War I. He taught in the public schools in Fort Scott and Pittsburg from 1916-1918; 1921-1923. In 1920 he married Retta Statler and they had two children. In 1923 he was hired as an assistant professor of mathematics at the Kansas Teachers College of Pittsburg, formerly the State Manual Training School. He received a masters degree in 1925 from the University of Illinois. During World War II he served as an instructor at the USNR Midshipman’s School at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. In 1946 he returned to Pittsburg to continue teaching at the school, which was now the Kansas State Teachers College. The following year he was named the head of the Placement Bureau at the college. He also served one year as the mayor of Pittsburg. Robert Hart continued working at the college until his retirement in 1966. He passed away in Pittsburg in 1972.

Publication Date



Education, Military and War, Social Life and Customs


Education | Mathematics | Medicine and Health Sciences

Size of Collection

.4 linear feet

Dates of Collection


Manuscript Number

SpC MS 0406

Hart, Robert W., Papers, 1924-1966



To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.