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Frank Carlson papers

 Item
Identifier: MSS 6083
Microfilm of the Senator Frank Carlson Papers concerning the McCarthy Censure Committee. The microfilm was made by the Kansas State Historical Society in Topeka, 1975, where the original papers are held. The papers include correspondence, newspaper clippings, and political cartoons, dated September-November 1954.

Dates

  • 1954

Creator

Conditions Governing Access note

Nothing from this collection can be reproduced without premission from the Kansas State Historical Society.

Conditions Governing Use note

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Senator Frank Carlson Papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services. and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Extent

1 microfilm box (0.2 linear ft.)

Abstract

Microfilm of the Senator Frank Carlson Papers concerning the McCarthy Censure Committee. The microfilm was made by the Kansas State Historical Society in Topeka, 1975, where the original papers are held. The papers include correspondence, newspaper clippings, and political cartoons, dated September-November 1954.

This collection can compliment the Arthur V. Watkin papers, MSS 146.

Biographical History

Frank Carlson (1893-1987) was a governor, representative, and senator for the state of Kansas.

Carlson was born 23 January 1893 near Concordia, Kansas. He attended Kansas State University and then served as a private in World War I from 1918-1919. He married Alice Fredrickson on 26 August 1919 in Kansas. After the war he began farming in Concordia until 1929 when he was elected to the Kansas legislature and then the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1935-1947. In 1947, he was elected governor of Kansas, where he worked on issues such as mental health programs and long-term highway projects. He was elected in 1950 to be a Kansas senator. During the 1952 presidential elecetion he campaigned for Dwight D. Eisenhower, a fellow Texan. He was re-elected in 1956 and 1962 and then retired to Concordia. He died 30 May 1987 at his home. He has a federal court building named after him in Topeka.

Carlson was involved in the McCarthy Censure Committee, which was a senate committee composed of U.S. Senators opposed to the tactics of Senator Joseph McCarthy and called for his censorship. The papers in this collection deal with Carlson's involvement in the committee.

Custodial History note

Found in stacks; 2008.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Found in stacks; 2008.

Appraisal note

Utah political history (20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.I, 2007).

Related Archival Materials note

L. Tom Perry Special Collections has a microfilm of these papers. The original collection resides at the Kansas State Historical Society.

Processing Information note

Processed; Melissa Cowles, student processor and John Murphy, curator; 2008.

Creator

Title
Register of Frank Carlson papers
Status
completed
Author
Melissa Cowles, student processor and John Murphy, curator
Date
2008
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

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